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Common Mistakes People Make When Buying Furniture

1. Being Impulsive

It’s easy to make mistakes when buying furniture. We can avoid many mistakes that cost us money and peace of mind with some planning and better self-control (we know it’s hard). Impulsive buying is something many of us are prone to. No surprise there. Maybe the furniture is similar to what your friend/ relative has. Perhaps the price/ discount is too good to resist.

Ask yourself the following questions when you feel the impulse to buy:

      • Do you really like the piece of furniture or is it the price that’s more attractive?
      • Why do you want to buy something similar to another person?
      • What will you do if the furniture doesn’t suit your home?
      • What will you do when you realize that you don’t like it anymore?
      • Can you afford to make a wrong purchase?

2. Not Paying Attention to Your Lifestyle

The internet and housekeeping magazines sure inspire us when buying furniture. However, not many realize (until it’s too late) that the pictures posted are a result of a meticulous photoshoot. Everything is planned to create the right effect, from lighting to colour contrast to the setting. Does it match your lifestyle in Denver? Consider your lifestyle and region before buying furniture.

Tips to remember when choosing furniture:

      • You’ve got to live with your furniture. Pick what looks good in your home.
      • Consider kids, pets, and seniors when buying furniture.
      • Dainty items can’t survive heavy usage no matter how cute they look.
      • There’s no point in buying high-end furniture every year (unless you have more than enough money for it).
      • Appearance, cost, and durability matter. Find a balance between all three.

3. Going for a Completely Matching Set

A golden rule in buying furniture is to look for variety in color, shapes, and sizes. A completely matching set seems terrific, but not when you have to look at it every day. Colors play a vital role in setting the mood of the room. Have enough variety that you can rearrange the room to change the mood anytime you want.

      • Don’t do the following when buying furniture:
      • Buy all items for the room at once
      • Get everything in matching colors and shades
      • Pick designs based on the latest fads (it’s called fad for a reason)
      • Give more importance to appearance than comfort or vice versa
      • Ignore that your home needs character (something that reflects who you are)

A home that oozes character will be more inviting than a house that’s a copy of the latest fad.

4. Painting the Room First and Buying Furniture Later 

Did you already decide on the wall paint? Stop right there and don’t buy the cans of paint. Painting the walls first will limit your choices for furniture. What if you love an ornate little piece but can’t buy it because the color will clash with your wall paint? Ouch!

      • Colors will look different in different settings, be it a computer screen, white light, or natural light.
      • There are too many shades of the same color, and no, you can substitute one for another.
      • Anything extreme (too bland, bright, or dark) is not suitable for your home.

Once you buy the furniture, you’ll have a better idea about what to do with the bare walls. Do you want to paint it? Will wallpaper look better? Maybe textures can enhance the beauty of your furniture.

5. Not Considering the Maintenance Cost and Requirements

Furniture needs maintenance. Luckily, some require less maintenance and last for a long time. Some need more care but still last long. A few other items need more maintenance and have a shorter life span. Which kind of furniture do you want to buy? Choosing the last option wouldn’t be wise, right?

Tips for maintaining furniture:

      • Follow the seller’s instructions.
      • Hire professional cleaners.
      • Don’t use harsh chemicals.
      • Vacuum regularly.
      • Use only soft cloth or brushes.
      • Don’t leave the furniture in direct sunlight.

Maintenance depends on your lifestyle, your geographical location, and financial restrictions. What worked in New York may not work in Denver. Buying a pale cream chenille or velvet sofa when you have toddlers/ pets is a bad idea. The total maintenance cost should not be more than the furniture price.

6. Relying on the Staff or Others to Make Decision for You

How many times did we buy something because someone suggested it? Getting influenced by another’s choice is something you should vehemently avoid when purchasing furniture. It’s your home, and you (and your family) have to live there.

At the same time, not asking for more information is also wrong. If you are not sure about a piece of furniture, go ahead and ask others. But choose the one you love and fit your budget.

      • Don’t take your entire family of friends’ gang to the furniture store.
      • Don’t ask the staff to take a pick between two or more choices.
      • Don’t argue with others in the furniture store. Leave and go back later to make your decision.
      • Don’t buy something based on someone’s experience.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Metal and Wood Chest of Drawers

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Reclaimed Wood Crate Box

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Wood and Riveted Metal Console Cabinet

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Reclaimed Wood Crate Box

These crates are made from colorful reclaimed wood.  Two different sizes for your storage variety.

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Modern Rustic Dining Table

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This wine rack is simple, yet functional.  Holds 3 bottles.  Features silver metal with a natural wood handle.

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Reclaimed Wood 2 Door Cabinet

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Modern Rustic Dining Table

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