Many chain retail furniture stores set up specific rooms and have a large area of random pieces of wicker furniture. The room sets up will depict a traditional living room, family room, dining room, and kitchenette and bedroom styles. This is a great way to get an idea for what you would like if you are not certain.
Grab your shoes and your favorite sac en osier purse and head out to your wicker furniture retailer. Before you leave make sure you have snapped a quick photo of each room in your home you plan on furnishing as well as measurements. If you are only looking for a select piece of new wicker furniture, then simply measure the space it will be going into. In many cases not much preparation is required if you are replacing an old and damaged dresser with a new one or a couch past its prime with a new and trendy couch. You will be replacing on item with another of the same size so it should fit easily. The only reason you would need to be very precise in this situation is if you the existing piece of furniture was fitting extremely snuggly in a set location.
Even if you believe you have a certain wicker style you should still take a stroll around your furniture store. Many times, styles can be blended together to create a one of a kind appealing look. Just because you enjoy modern does not mean that farmhouse wicker or traditional wicker would not blend well. It is sometimes surprising to find that certain well-known designers blurred the lines with style and created a piece that is a bit modern and a bit traditional.
Keep these handy tips in mind before you leave, and you’ll stay on track when furniture shopping:
- Research local sales, shop where the sales are best.
- Determine if you are paying out right or financing your purchase.
- If you need to finance inquire on your credit score before you go shopping.
- Have measurements of your space on hand to ensure all furniture will fit properly.
- Inquire about delivery and set up services as well as removal for your existing items.
- Be prepared to spend a full day shopping. You have to live with your purchases for quite a while and will want to be happy with them in the long run.
When you enter a store in the right mind set to make substantial purchases you will leave feeling better about your decisions. You should never go into a store and just purchase the first thing you see on a whim. When you are buying new furniture pieces you are buying items that you will be using and looking at for many years to come. You want to make sure you are buying something you really do like and something that you will truly enjoy. If you do not like your sales representative or any detail about the store you can always leave and begin the process elsewhere. Keep in mind you will need to be in contact with the clerks at the store to set up delivery and in the event of any defect in the furniture, you should always feel comfortable where you are shopping.