Furniture Guide

The Informed Furniture Buyer

Home furniture buying can be a daunting and stressful experience. Since most home furniture buyers don’t buy furniture on a regular basis therefore it is often an alien and intimidating environment to the average consumer. Many consumers get confused and wind up buying furniture of inferior quality. 


When buying home furniture it is a good idea to get physical by sitting on feeling and lifting the furniture. Better quality furniture is often roomier and heavier. Additionally the cushions of better furniture usually have a plump full feel about them. A cushion that appears flat is most often indicative of insufficient stuffing.


It is also prudent to look under cushions for loose screws poorly sewn areas or other possible flaws. When buying home furniture it is also important to consider how the furniture will be used as some furniture will fade in direct sunlight. 


Leather home furniture can be a very good investment if it is cared for correctly. Leather home furniture comes in many grades and forms these different grades of leather can vary widely in quality. Top grain leather is often considered to be among the best quality leathers for use in home furniture. Leathers are graded largely based on how the hides are processed into leather.

Also, leathers are graded based on the degree of labor required to prepare them for sale or application. Leather can be relatively easy to maintain. Leather home furniture should be vacuumed regularly to remove dust. Any stains should be blotted dry. It should be kept out of direct sunlight and treated with the recommended oils and creams to aid in stain resistance and to keep it soft and supple and to prevent drying.

Many consumers seek out name brand furniture while others prefer custom made furniture. Custom made furniture is often much more expensive and it takes much longer for custom furniture to arrive in the home. Name brand furniture is more readily available and arrives it the home in a very rapidly from the time it is purchased.

Generally speaking, business furniture should be much more durable and have more or better stain resistant properties. Business furniture is very diverse as far as selection and intended purpose. There is office furniture that is mobile with a host of features as well as office furniture that is stationary and basic.

There is also reception furniture which is often where customers first enter. Then there is lounge furniture which is often featured in breakrooms and often includes plush chairs sofas and tables. Lastly there is executive furniture.

Executive furniture is more opulent than other business furniture and it is often made of exotic materials such as shark bison ostrich and many other exotic skins woods and other materials.


Whether it is home furniture or business furniture there is surely something for all tastes and budgets. If you choose custom or pre-manufactured there is more than enough variety of high quality furniture to satisfy even the most discerning consumer’s desire for style comfort durability longevity and functionally.