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New Furniture Can be Comfy Too

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You’ve just moved into a new house and suddenly the comfy old furniture
you’ve cherished for years—okay, decades – just doesn’t seem to work any

furniture, home decorations

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You’ve just moved into a new house and suddenly the comfy old furniture
you’ve cherished for years—okay, decades – just doesn’t seem to work any
more. Do you give up the comfy old stuff for new furniture? The truth is
that you don’t have to choose. You can buy new furniture that is
comfortable if you know how to shop.

Start with the living room. If you’ve had your couch, loveseat, or
sectional for more than 10 years, chances are you need to rethink your
furniture needs. Do you have a small child now who has trouble getting on
or off of a couch that didn’t seem too wide when you bought it? Is your
sofa apartment-sized to fit into your first place, but it seems out of
proportion now in your new home? Take size and width of seating into
consideration when buying. And the only way to know if it’s comfortable
is to sit on it. If you plan to nap on your couch, lay on it right in the
furniture showroom. Don’t be afraid to test the level of comfort.

Looking for a chair or recliner? Take your shoes off and sit in it like
you would at home. If you usually tuck your feet under you, that’s how
you should sit when you try out the furniture. See just how far back that
recliner will lean back or just how hard the rocker can rock. While
you’re trying out the potential new furniture, note whether it’s
comfortable or not. If it’s not, don’t buy it. Move on. Furniture is not
like shoes or jeans. You shouldn’t buy them with the hope of breaking
them in for comfort over a period of time. The new furniture should be
comfortable as well as functional upon purchase.

Moving to the dining area you’ll need to take into consideration your
table and seating needs. A family of five probably won’t be comfortable
squeezing around a breakfast style bar built for two. Likewise, a couple
who seldom entertains and is years away from planning a family might not
want to take up space with a table that accommodates eight. Know your
needs. Know your likes as far as colors and styles. Then, have a seat.
Again, it’s the only way to know if your new furniture is going to be

No one really likes to lie on a bed in a furniture showroom, but if you
are going to buy one it’s a must. Do you usually sleep on your belly?
Crawl up on the bed and lie as you would if you were asleep. Roll around.
How does it feel? Don’t buy the first one just because it felt okay. The
next one might feel better and still the third might feel great!

If you are furnishing a home office, the same tips apply. Sit in the
chair. Pull up under the desk. Pull out all the drawers and compartments
you can find. Will the printer be within comfortable reach?

Keeping your house comfortable furnished doesn’t mean giving up style.
And giving in to style, doesn’t mean that you can’t have comfortable new

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