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Considerations when buying furniture for your home

Furniture is the fun of side of finishing a home but none the less choosing it can become a serious matter. Our homes are our places of refuge and we take pride in how they look and although we may change our furnishings several times, each item placed can be debated over and over. There are so many furniture options nowadays and so many different styles, are you a minimalist, or a bohemian, It can be tough to know what term defines your style. There’s no wrong way to design a home or buy furniture, the finished home and the interiors will always be a statement to the people that live there and that is why it is wise to take ones time to best choose the type of furniture that you are going to live with for some years.

Living Room

When buying furniture people need to take into account the layout of the room and the space needed for particular pieces. It has not been unknown for  people when shopping in furniture outlets  to fall in love with say a particular suite of furniture,have ordered it and not given enough thought to whether or how it might fit in the room.I know of several customers that have bought on impulse,spending thousands of eurosand realize their mistake on delivery of their purchase. Then they end up reselling at a much reduced price and still have to find the perfect piece of furniture – that fits the space!

Positioning of windows, height of windows and the wall space between them can also be a factor in the type of furniture being purchased. Corner settee’s or  L-couches may work better in some situations and can make the room seem bigger, give the room a different appearance and without having to compromise on seating, can often be an option to be considered. There are some very useful tools online for room planning and sketching that will give you 2D and 3D results that are perfect for giving you an overall insight as to how your finished room will look.

Dining Room

Finding the best table and chair set for your dining room is never a straightforward choice and of course it all depends on the family size. Nevertheless we believe that the best dining table for you will be one that works for your budget, is solidly manufactured, fits in your space and has a style you’ll love.

While square and rectangular tables are still the most common and so have the most choices in terms of style, size and extendable options, a round or oval table can give you a little more space to move around since it cuts off the corners but still has a good surface area. Round or oval table give a communal feel and can be great for parties and conversation because there’s no head of the table. They also seat the same amount of people. Bench seating has also become very popular now as it provides more seating without encroaching on available space.


The bedroom is probably the most important room in the house as it is often people’s refuge. A bed is one of the bigger furniture purchases for your home. Finding your perfect match demands time, energy and thought, because it’s something that will live with you, relax you and support you for many years to come.

The bed chosen for the bedroom should be kept in proportion to the size of the room, try also to think about what kind of headboard and footboard options are best for you. Would a high headboard be blocking a window? Would a low footboard give your long legs more room to stretch? Do you despise having to tuck the blankets in neatly at the foot of your bed, making a high footboard an appealing option? Thinking about these things ahead of time will help narrow your search for furniture.

Buying new bedroom furniture provides the perfect opportunity to re-evaluate not only the style of bed you prefer, but the size as well. If you’ve determined that a different size would better suit your needs, just remember to include a new mattress in your plans.

Choosing the right mattress is also important. Coil or pocket sprung, memory foam or latex, firm or soft, there are many options to choose from to suit all specifications. Another thing to keep in mind is that Irish Mattress sizes differ from European sizes with about 10cm in the difference so you need to be careful when buying your mattress from the European stores.  You spend about one third of your life lying on your mattress and studies show that getting regular and deep sleep can affect both mental and physical wellness. Although Internet shopping has become the norm, even for mattress shopping, we firmly believe there can be no comparison to coming into the store and trying out the different quality mattresses and finding the correct one to suit you with the help of our team.  The Furniture Store will give the best advice when buying and caring for your mattress.

I hope that this article was informative for when those purchases are to be made and remember for advice and information on the best product to suit you and how to care for your furniture we are always here for you.

The Furniture Store are stockists of all household furniture and mattresses. The Furnitutre Store is a local, family run, independent business and has been trading for the last 25 years.

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