Just married? Congratulations! Now that you’ve enjoyed your wedding festivities and all that goes with them, it’s time to think about furnishing your first home. While it may take some time to choose your new furniture, it is well worth the effort. Plus, it’s fun!
Furniture shopping is an enjoyable experience for a newly married couple, but there are some challenges that go along with it. Perhaps the biggest challenge is merging both of your styles. Opposites attract, right? Just remember to respect your partner’s preferences, even if they don’t mesh with yours. Happiness, compromise, and comfort are key when it comes to picking the right pieces.
In the end, your newlywed furniture shopping experience will result in a successful compromise of your tastes with just a few simple tips!
How to Choose Furniture for Your First Home
Furnishing your first home together is one of the big steps in establishing your happy lives together. If you each had separate houses or apartments before your marriage, there are undoubtedly a lot of furniture items between the both of you. Make a list of all the pieces that you each already own. Then decide what should stay and what should go. Be sure that you both agree on what furniture needs to be replaced.
You and your partner should agree on a budget before you even begin your shopping. If you’re financing your purchases, figure out a monthly payment that you can afford. Consider any delivery and/or warranty charges as well.
Keep your future in mind when investing in your home furniture. Planning on having children? Invest in durable and smart pieces rather than say, a white sofa or a coffee table with sharp corners. Also, measure spaces where you wish to put your new furniture, so you have the right proportions.
Financing Your New Furniture
Purchasing furniture involves a big buying decision. Luckily, you can get the pieces you want with financing. The Ashley Advantage™ Credit Card offers style and value with convenient payments. It allows you to pay over time – choose from 6 1/2 months or up to 60 months (based on approved credit of course). If you don’t go over your budget and make all your payments on time, it should be easy to purchase the furniture you need.
Selecting A Feature Piece
Living space- It’s wise to invest in at least one standout piece for your living room. A classic yet contemporary choice is the Shayla Sofa Chaise. Its classic mid-century profile is small-space friendly. It boasts comfort and quality at a decent price point.
Bedroom- As husband and wife, it’s important for you to have a comfortable and stylish bedroom. A new bedroom set – including headboard, dresser, and mirror – is a wonderful investment. A high-quality, durable set such as our Alexee 5-Piece Queen Bedroom Set is tastefully simple yet rich with character, and it will last you years and years to come. Also, consider investing in a good mattress – memory foam, pillow-top, hybrid, etc.
What to Avoid When Furnishing Your New Home
Don’t just wing it. Check out any online deals or promos before you head out to go shopping. Before you make your furniture purchase, it’s a good idea to test out pieces that you both like. This way, you can see if they are comfortable and proportional to your rooms.
Avoid clashing styles. You are both going to like and dislike different pieces at times, and that’s okay. The secret is to compromise and negotiate. It’s entirely possible to bring both of your styles together in a non-emotional way. Bring a friend or other third party to help if you need it.
Don’t rush. As part of a newlywed couple, you have plenty of time. Don’t feel as if you need to furnish your entire home all at once. Choose one or two feature pieces at a time, and work with your budget during each purchase. Before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful fully-furnished home in no time!
For inspiration or any questions regarding decorating your home, visit the friendly professionals at Ashley Furniture HomeStore. You can visit online, call them at (520) 917-2417 or find them at 100 N. Pantano Road.