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7 Shopping Tips to Buy New Furniture

1. Measure the Room

Buying new furniture requires a little (okay, a lot) time and effort to get it right. After all, it’s your home and has to make you happy each time you walk into the room. Start by measuring the room, and this should be the first step even before you look for furniture.

Mistakes people make when measuring the room:

      • Measuring only once (do it at least thrice to be sure)
      • Measuring only from wall to wall (don’t ignore the corners and the open spaces)
      • Not making a note of the measurements (no, you won’t remember all those numbers)

If you are replacing existing furniture, measure the furniture and the space it occupies.

2. Take Pictures and Draw a Mock Up

Grab your smartphone first and take pictures of the room from all angles. Use the below questions to angle the camera for pictures.

      • How does the room look from the doorway?
      • Does it feel too cluttered when you stand in a corner?
      • From which window does the light enter the room?

Refer to the pictures when you look for furniture and carry the measurements with you. Better yet, draw a mock-up of the room on a sheet of paper and use it as your reference guide. Using pictures and the mock op design will give you a complete idea of where a piece of furniture will fit. The mock-up will help when you rearrange the new furniture in the room.

3. Research the Materials Used

Always do your research when finalizing a piece of furniture. You need to know the pros and cons of the materials used in making a chair, table, shelf, or any item you want for your home. Pay extra attention to maintenance costs, strength, and durability.
Here are some examples of what you need to find out:

      • What kind of wood is the piece of furniture made of?
      • What are the advantages and disadvantages of heavy/ lightweight furniture?
      • Does the material cause any allergies?
      • How frequently do you have to get it varnished/ repainted?
      • How does Denver’s weather affect the materials?

If you’re dealing with fabrics, get samples (swatches) of the ones you liked. Compare them leisurely and make the final decision.

4. Determine Your Budget

It’s easy to forget other expenses when you think you found ‘the perfect furniture’ for your home. But is it really perfect for you? We’ve got to admit that we have far more important expenses.

How to not overshoot your budget? Let’s take a look:

      • Set a lower and upper limit (for the total amount and individual items)
      • Start looking for pieces in the lower limit
      • Remember that you need to pay for delivery services
      • If you spend more on certain furniture, balance it out by spending less on another

Spend only as much as you can afford, and if you’d instead save more money and then buy, by all means, do that.

5. Sizes, Shapes, and Designs

Whether you are renovating the house or moving to another, the main factors to consider remain the same. What sizes, shapes, and designs should be furniture be?

Have clear answers to questions such as:

      • Do you like vintage and antique stuff or prefer contemporary designs?
      • Does bulky furniture attract your attention or the sleek ones?
      • What colors do you prefer for the furniture?

A combination works for most layouts. For example, a rectangle dining table can be paired with round chairs. A triangle coffee table can be the centerpiece in a room with a plush sofa. Balance heavy items with sleek and sharp pieces to add variety and character to the room.

6. Look Online First

Even if you prefer to buy locally in Denver, you can look online before visiting the furniture store. Several furniture sellers have both online and offline stores. Shorting your favorites will save time when you visit the store. Moreover, you can also read the reviews by other customers to get a better idea about the item.

      • What is the range of collections?
      • Can you order custom pieces?
      • What are the delivery and return policies (online and offline)?
      • How responsive is the business when you contact online?

Another advantage of checking out the online stores is that you’ll have more background information about the seller and their business.

7. Buy When the Time Is Right

It’s more than okay to wait for the right furniture to come your way rather than buy something within a deadline. And if you really need a couch or a chair, check out thrift stores or secondhand stores to get one for a lesser price. It’ll do the job until you find what you want.

Things you shouldn’t do when buying furniture:

      • Compromising on high-end furniture because you need it
      • Buying when you aren’t thoroughly convinced about something
      • Paying more because it’s got more demand and is a current market favorite
      • Rushing into a sale to make the most of it
      • Getting stressed out because you don’t like anything you see

Remember that what’s trending today may not be in style after a couple of years. It’s better to wait and buy when the time is right.

Clean & Protect Your Furniture like a Pro

Wooden Furniture

Furniture is one of the most important features of any home. Not only does it provide a place for people to sit, sleep, relax, but it also plays a big role in the overall appearance of a space. Your furniture is a big investment. It is essential to take care of it so that it lasts for decades.

Proper maintenance is the key to ensuring its longevity. Dusting and cleaning are essential, but they’re not the only things you need to do. In this blog post, we’ll go over the seven most important tips for keeping your furniture in excellent condition. Let’s dive into the topic!

1. Keep Furniture Away From Direct Sunlight

It is crucial to keep your furniture away from direct sunlight because the sun can fade the color of the furniture. Also, it can make the furniture very hot. You may also want to think about using curtains or blinds to keep the sunlight from hitting the furniture directly. After all, Denver has seen more than 45 days of 90-degrees or higher in 2021.

One popular method to protect furniture from sunlight is to use a furniture cover. This will protect the furniture’s surface from UV rays and keep it looking new. Additionally, one can use window treatments to help keep the sun from shining directly on the furniture. Placing a sunshade over the furniture will also keep the sunlight from directly hitting it.

Tip: Consider investing in furniture having paint that blocks UV rays

2. Protect Furniture from Spills & Dirt Using Protective Cover

To protect furniture from spills and dirt, it is important to use a protective covering. One can do this by using a cloth or blanket, which will help absorb any liquid that may spill and help keep the dirt from getting on the furniture.

Another way is to use a tablecloth or placemats. This will help catch any spills before they reach the furniture. Consider using a coaster for drinks. This will keep moisture from damaging the furniture.

One can also place a slipcover over furniture to protect it from dirt and dust. You can also use furniture polish beneath protective covers to protect wood surfaces and make them super-resistant to spills and dirt. Protective covers also safeguard the furniture from scratches, dings, and other damage that may occur over time.

3. Polish Wood Furniture with a Homemade Mixture of Olive Oil and Vinegar

Polishing furniture with a homemade mixture of olive oil and vinegar is a simple way to achieve a beautiful shine. You can complete the process in a few easy steps.

The olive oil will nourish the wood, while the vinegar will help remove any built-up dirt or residue.

      • Simply mix an equal part of olive oil and vinegar in a bowl.
      • Dip a soft cloth into the mixture and rub it onto the furniture in a circular motion.
      • Let the polish dry completely before buffing it with another soft cloth.

4. Use Trivets

If you have ever had a hot dish or pot fall off your stove and onto your counter, you know the importance of using a trivet. A trivet is a household item most often used to protect furniture from hot dishes.

They come in different shapes and sizes and can be made from various materials, including wood, metal, or cork. You can also use trivets to protect countertops and other surfaces from heat and moisture. Some have built-in holders for hot pots and pans.

Trivets have been used for centuries to protect furniture from hot dishes. You can also use them to protect furniture such as tables, tabletops, desks, and countertops.

5. Clean with Baking Soda and Warm Water

Using baking soda and warm water to clean furniture is a time-honored tradition. The warm water helps loosen any dirt or debris, while the baking soda acts as a gentle abrasive to help scrub it away.

Here is a step-by-step guide on cleaning furniture using baking soda and warm water.

      • First, gather some baking soda and warm water.
      • Mix the two to form a paste.
      • Next, use a soft cloth to apply the paste to the furniture.
      • Let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it off with a clean cloth.

Pro Tip: Test this mixture on an inconspicuous area of the furniture first, as some finishes may be sensitive to the chemicals in the soda.

Console Rustic Blue Console Table Trunk

6. Invest in a Wood Polish

It is important to invest in a good wood polish to ensure furniture’s longevity. A good polish will help protect the surface of the wood and keep it looking new. In addition, it can help to disguise small scratches and nicks in the finish. There are many different brands and types of wood polish available in Denver woodworking supply stores, so it is important to do some research before selecting one.

Some might be tempted to skip this step, thinking that the wood is already polished and shiny. Do not be one of them.

7. Buy Pet-friendly Furniture

Couches are a favorite spot for both cats and dogs, and they can quickly become stained and ruined if not protected. Not only is this unsightly, but it can also be damaging to the furniture.

Pet owners can do a few things to protect their furniture from pet hair and claws. First, consider buying pet-friendly furniture. There are many types of furniture specifically designed to resist pet damage. If you already have furniture that is not pet-friendly, cover the furniture with a slipcover. Another option is to train the pet not to jump on the couch.

Military Green Vintage Lockers

Vintage Industrial 6 Bin Lockers

These vintage lockers are perfect for employees or your kids.  Organize and compartmentalize each person’s stuff.  Industrial 6-door cabinet. For other cabinets check out this page.

Military Green Vintage Lockers Denver Furniture Store

Military Green Vintage Lockers

Chair Butterfly Leather Chair Brown

Leather Chair Brown

Leather on Metal Frame

This comfortable chair adds casual sophistication to your space.   Perfect as an occasional chair or side chair.  Great for your bedroom or living room.

Mirror XL Carved Ornate Dark Wooden Mirror

XL Carved Ornate Dark Wooden Mirror

Heavy Wood Mirror

Hang this mirror anywhere to add a touch of gothic charm.  The dark color and the ornate 3D carvings add unique elegance.  Perfect for the entrance, hallway or bedroom.

Bar Wooden Carved Architectural Salvage Standing Bar

Architectural Salvage Standing Bar

Repurposed Wine Bar

This bar features repurposed architectural salvage.  Shelves and carved elements make this bar functional and beautiful.  Perfect anywhere.  One of a kind.

Sideboard Repurposed Metal Cans Cabinet

Sideboard Repurposed Metal Cans Cabinet

Wooden Sideboard with Metal Drawers

This sideboard features reclaimed wood and paint can metal.  It has 3 drawers and 3 doors.  Perfect in the dining room or living room.  The colorful reclaimed wood makes it unique.

Cabinet Prayer Offering Cabinet with Glass Doors

Cabinet with Glass Doors

Wooden Cabinet with Drawer

This cabinet features art deco flair.  Perfect for your office or the living room.  It features a small front drawer and two glass doors.  An instant shrine.  Prayer Cabinet.

Dining Chair Desk Chair Leather Chair

Leather Chair

Modern Dining Chair

This upholstered side chair has a very modern flair.  It features leather on four wooden legs.  Perfect for your office or living room.

Bar Blue VW Bus Front Wine Bar with Counter

Front Wine Bar with Counter

Metal Bar Cabinet

This bar has industrial charm.  It’s got a blue and white frame and a wooden top.  It features open shelves, bottle racks in the back and a VW emblem and lights that shine.

Ottoman Brown Leather Foot Stool

Brown Leather Foot Stool

Round Quilted Leather Ottoman

This ottoman is perfect to complement any chair.  The quilted leather gives it added charm.  Perfect in any room.  Great as a side seat.

Unique Dresser with Six Gray Drawer Fronts

Six Drawer Dresser with Gray Fronts

Natural Wood Chest of Drawers

This chest of drawers dresser features six wide drawers.  The natural wood contrasts the gray carved drawer fronts.  Perfect in the bedroom.

End Table Wood Stump Side Table Stool

Stump Side Table Stool

Wood Stump Side Table

This stump table features an hourglass shape.  Made from an acacia tree trunk.  Perfect as a lamp stand or for a piece of art or a vase or as a stool.

Bald Eagle Metal Wall Art

Bald Eagle Metal Art

Beautiful Bald Eagle Metal Wall Art

Metal Wall Art

This picture brings the bald eagle to life.  A great piece of art for the lover of the patriotic bird.  Perfect to add fun and inspiration to any room. You can purchase this beautiful art piece here.

End Table Round Clock Face Side Table

Round Clock Face Side Table

Side Table with Pipe Base

This side table features the time on a round clock face.  The black metal base contrasts nicely.  Perfect as an occasional table.  10:04

Sofa Anzio Light Taupe Leather Couch Sofa

Light Taupe Leather Couch Sofa

Elegant Off-White Sofa Couch

This leather sofa is roomy and has a classic flair.  It features soft leather and cushioned arms.  Perfect for your office or living room.

Shelf Sorting Bins Wooden Shelf Unit

Sorting Bins Wooden Shelf Unit

Wood Sorting Shelf 

This open shelf has vintage rustic charm.  The shelf features over 60 cubbies.  Perfect in the mudroom, kitchen or art room.

Dining Table Crank Base and Live Edge Top Dining Table

Dining Table with industrial iron Crank Base

Wood and Iron Dining Table

This table features a black cast iron crank base.  The tabletop is a bright and smooth live edge slabPerfect for the dining room or as a desk.

Wall Art Framed Reclaimed Brick Molds

Reclaimed Brick Molds

Vintage Wooden Wall Art

This wall art vintage carved brick molds is unique and beautiful.  Add old world charm to your space.  Perfect in any room!

Coffee Table with Drawer Storage Light Wood

Modern Light Wood Rustic Coffee Table with Drawer Storage

Modern Rustic Coffee Table

This coffee table features blond wood with metal legs.  There are 4 wooden drawers for storage.  It has a modern feel.  Perfect in your home office or the living room.