Now that you are a homeowner, time to find exactly the right style and right pieces of furniture for a comfortable home. In your travels make sure to take a small tape measurer or have the merchant do the measuring. Have a style in mind, contemporary, traditional, shabby chic/cottage, and look for pieces that have dual purpose.
In some of your travels, if you find the piece of furniture you can't live without, examine it carefully and note the construction. Maybe the price is within your budget and you get so excited to see it's on sale, you forget the details. We know that this can happen, but don't let it. Most of today's furniture is not made from wood, but a pressed compressed, less than...and it may not be durable.
Has this ever happened to you?
In anticipation of decorating the family room and selecting just the right "set up" for the T.V. Deborah selected an entertainment center to house all the electronics along with the television.
Finally, after over a week, a delivery truck pulled into the driveway and movers began to place the entertainment center in the designated perfect spot. Upon a thorough inspection of the piece, it appeared that the doors did not close properly and were not in alignment.
Then without hesitation, she announced that she did not want a piece of furniture that was not exactly as the store/floor model. Nothing about the piece pleased her, it was made of pressed board, not wood, and the price did not warrant the shotty workmanship or materials.
Truth be told, the piece was removed, sent back to the store, and the customer "refused" the delivery.
If you want quality pieces of furniture, do some research, even starting online. Always go in for solid wood, and ask the salesperson to define the type of wood, so you don't end up in a situation where you have to send the piece back by "refusing" it.