Thursday, December 15, 2016

How Often Should You Buy New Furniture?

You know when to replace your milk or change your oil, but how do you know when to replace the furniture in your home? It is sometimes difficult to decide when to replace that old “comfortable chair” that isn’t really all that comfortable anymore.

While they are not as obvious as the ones you find on your groceries, your accessories and furniture also have expiration dates. However, few people know what they are. Most people think that furniture pieces should last 20 years or more. Below are some tips for when to buy new furniture.

Is It Broken or Worn Out?

This seems obvious, but how many people do you know who are still living with furniture that is past its prime? If your dining room table has broken recently, it is time to replace it. You can repurpose the chairs if you like them. Or vice versa, if you find that you have broken chairs over the years, you can keep your table and either replace all the chairs, or just a few of them with new chairs that go with your style.

For living room chairs and sofas, consider whether or not the cushions are flattening. Are you sinking into it? Is the upholstery worn? All these are reasons to consider replacing these items. On average, you should expect to replace your sofa every 7-15 years, depending on wear and tear.

It’s time to replace your mattress if you are waking up tired, achy, and sore; if it has lumps, bumps, or is sagging; if you are sleeping on the couch because it is more comfortable; and if you don’t remember the last time you bought a new mattress. Mattresses have a lifespan of about 7 years. A new mattress not only improves how you sleep at night, it improves your quality of life.

Are You Redecorating a Room?

Are you changing your guest room into a home office, or vice versa? This is a clear-cut case of needing something new. You may have some pieces already in mind for the spare room, but chances are you don’t have a spare bed or desk with an office chair hanging around. Take into consideration what you already have, and choose new furniture that goes with the style. If your guest room and office are doing double duty, be sure to choose simple furniture that doesn’t crowd the space.

Quality furniture can last a long time, but you can still refresh your d├ęcor by changing out accessories such as pillows, rugs, and tablescapes. Or add a small accent table. If you have a large art collection, you can move the pieces to different places in your home. A Baer's Furniture design professional can help you make minor changes that will have a big impact on your home's decor.

Everything has a lifespan and furniture is not exempt from this. Usage, children, and pets can take a toll on the pieces you use every day. There comes a time when it is best to let it go… and go shopping.

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