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Expert Advice On What To Look For When Buying New Furniture

There’s a lot to learn concerning furniture. You want to the best value for your money. If there is a simper method of purchasing furniture, often, shoppers want to know. Fortunately, there is. Research makes shopping easier. Continue reading to find out what you need to know.

You always want to check the stability of any furniture you are considering buying. Furniture can often seem to be in great condition when it’s really not. Older furniture can often have troubles with dry rot and rust.

When shopping for antique furniture made out of wood, make sure that you aren’t just looking at the surfaces on the outside. Inspect the frame and the test and joints out drawers or moving pieces. You can more easily see what condition the item is in by looking carefully at these areas rather than just the outer surfaces. These secondary woods can tell a lot about what condition the piece is in and how good its constructed.

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Your color scheme can be very important when buying furniture. If you buy bright colors, it may be hard to match later. Instead, opt for neutral colors and use bold colors on your throw pillows.

Don’t think twice about haggling with someone selling furniture. A lot of furniture retailers mark up their merchandise dramatically if you negotiate, you can sometimes talk down the price and save up to 20 percent. If you do not like to haggle, bring along someone who can accompany you.

Figure out your budget prior to shopping for furniture. When it comes to furniture, you have all kinds of options. It is easy to quickly overspend and get yourself in more debt if you are not careful and prepared. Understanding your budget constraints from the start will help you make smart decisions.

When you shop for furniture, make sure to look online for manufacturer reviews. This will let you get a good sense of the manufacturer’s business and quality integrity. This will give you piece of mind regarding the reputation of the manufacturer.

Have you looked online for furniture? Although this may be a new concept to you, lots of online retailers provide lower prices than traditional ones. Many times, delivery will be free. Online shopping is worth considering, since it can save on costs.

We must have furniture, and luckily, furniture shopping can be easy. The information shared here can help you when you want to add new furniture to your home. There is no need to sacrifice on quality to save money, anymore. If you do this, you’ll be sure to get furniture you’ll enjoy.


The Best Wine Racks — Annual Guide 2017

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The Best Wine Racks for Housing Your Collection in Style — Annual Guide 2017

Nothing feels more grown-up than being in possession of more than one bottle of wine at a time. But then…where do you put all the bottles? The ideal wine storage is horizontal, so the cork is always wet, but how to accomplish that? Consider one of these wine racks, which will hold your wine in the ideal position, declare your good taste to anyone who enters your kitchen, and, if you regularly keep around multiple bottles of wine, even save you quite a bit of space. That’s a win on all fronts.

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5 Luxe Home Finds Under $100 (That Look Like a Million Bucks) — Cheap Thrills

Scrolling through Instagram, Pinterest or your favorite design blogs can be a bit disheartening sometimes. Everything is so perfect, and the furniture and accessories are so luxe that it’s easy to get down about the state of your own home. Except any super stylish person will tell you it doesn’t take a ton of money to create a beautiful home. After stumbling across a spectacular floor lamp at Target earlier this week (read on to see it!), I decided to dig up four more fresh finds that look like a million bucks, but won’t set you back more than $100.

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The Under $50 Fall Decor Items You Need ASAP — Cheap Thrills

I’ve personally been itching to bust out my fall wreath and felt pumpkins since late August, but the wait is over! As someone who loves the idea of the season but actually experiences none of its wonders (because…South Florida), putting out these little festive touches is about as close as I’m going to get to fall feels (that and binge watching Hocus Pocus on repeat while burning every pumpkin and apple orchard-scented candle I can get my hands on). If you’re like me and revel in sprucing up your place with pretty harvest touches, read on…you’ll like what’s ahead!

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Marshalls Releases Their Fall Trend Report and It’s Not Fall Until This Gourd-geous Decoration Arrives

Now that it’s officially autumn, how are you updating your space for the season? Thrill of the hunt retailer Marshalls released their fall trend report this week, and here’s what they have to say about the home.

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Have We Reached Peak Moroccan?

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment everyone became obsessed with all things Moroccan—poufs, lanterns, tagines, tea tables. But when it comes to textiles, the picture is a little bit clearer. A few years ago, interiors with Beni Ourain rugs started popping up in shelter magazines (and on websites like this one!). Then in a watershed design moment, if you will, West Elm released the Souk Rug back in 2012 or so, and it was on.

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Bring the Outdoors In: 10 Naturally Gorgeous DIY Projects

If you’re itching to get outside this summer (seriously, who isn’t?), help bridge the time between nature walks by bringing the most beautiful parts of the outdoors inside. With a little DIY inspiration, garden blooms turn into wall hangings, a slice from a fallen tree becomes a side table, collected leaves transform into art. Grab a few basics from the crafts supply store and finds provided by Mother Nature—and your home will look like a nature sanctuary in one afternoon.

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Decorating with Crystals: Totally WooWoo, or Something Worth Considering?

You’d have to be living under a rock (pun very much intended!) to be unaware of how popular geodes, gems and crystals have become in interiors. If I had to say where it all started, I’d point the finger at agate, which started popping up on the reg about five years ago in slice and slab form as coasters , trivets and even tabletops. Fast forward to now, and crystals of all types—quartz, amethyst, citrine and the list goes on—are becoming pretty common decorative accents, and I’m not sure how I feel about it.

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