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A New Look To Your Home This Diwali

Spring cleaning before Diwali is a norm for Hindu devotees. Some go to the extent of spending more to re-decorate their homes, renovate and even start construction for new home
03 Oct 2014 14:35
A New Look To Your Home This Diwali

Spring cleaning before Diwali is a norm for Hindu devotees.

Some go to the extent of spending more to re-decorate their homes, renovate and even start construction for new home owners.

For many consumers, the Diwali sale is a time to take advantage of the sales promoted by shops and retail outlets.

So for those who intend to buy furniture this Diwali season, we have a few tips to find the best match for your needs.

Every piece of furniture has certain elements or features that determine whether or not it is a good fit.

There are some general rules that apply to all furniture purchases, but sometimes you have to consider more specific parameters.

And let’s face it – furniture is such an investment that understanding how and what to buy makes sense. Otherwise, the process can become confusing, intimidating and ultimately frustrating.

If you are planning on refurbishing your home with new furniture asking yourself these questions may prevent hasty decisions. It would be sad to spend a lot of money, only to be overcome by buyer’s remorse as soon as the eagerly awaited purchase is delivered.

At that point, there are two unpleasant choices: the hassle of returning or exchanging your furniture, or learning to live with it even though it doesn’t feel right.

In other words, impulse buying when it comes to furniture is best avoided as it can wreak havoc with your sanity and pocketbook.

– How much space do I have?

Space is important because it determines the scale and number of pieces to buy.
What would you consider absolutely essential in a small space? Could something serve a dual purpose? Would a certain finish or color make a piece less overwhelming?

A large space might mean that your furniture has to be scaled accordingly, as small pieces tend to look scattered and without anchor in larger spaces. Learn how to use your space effectively.

– Who uses that space?

Obviously you have more leeway in choosing a style or fabric if only you are going to use that space. However, if others are sharing it, their needs and preferences have to be addressed as well.

– What is the space used for?

Your furniture should always serve as the background for your life and as it is meant to enhance and complement it, it should not be a maintenance nightmare.

Is it the room where the family watches TV and unwinds? Then comfortable seating and a coffee table with a hardy finish should be among the pieces you consider. Maybe you need fabric protection if your family likes to snack while watching TV.

– Which colors do I find attractive?

Do you find yourself gravitating towards certain colors? It would be smart to consider them, because your favorite colors tend to make you feel comfortable and happy. Are there any colors that you absolutely, positively hate? Avoid them even if they happen to be in fashion at the moment. What about the intensity of the color? Decide on colors that make you feel good and evoke the kind of mood you want in that room.

– And finally, but most importantly, what kind of a budget do I have?

Is money no object or do you have a limited budget? Even if it is the latter, you can find a variety of furniture to fit any kind of taste, budget or need. Look around before you buy, do some research on websites, and compare stores for prices. You should end up with something that you absolutely love. Don’t rule out used furniture that you can refurbish or re-purpose if your budget is preventing you from buying quality furniture.




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