Visiting a furniture showroom gives you a chance to see entire collections grouped together, and each visit also serves as inspiration when you are planning to redecorate your home. However, the experience can be overwhelming for some. You may find it difficult to know where to start as you walk through aisles and rooms of furnishings. Here are a few tips you can use during your next visit to a modern showroom.
Don't Be Limited By Color
While each furniture grouping may be set in a particular color palette, remember that you aren't limited to just those colors. Some furniture styles are offered in an array of different upholstery colors, and some designer showrooms offer custom upholstery services. This means you can choose the design style you like and have it built to order using the upholstery of your choice.
Feel Free To Mix And Match
Some showrooms offer package prices for all pieces in a grouping. These prices often include throw pillows and table lamps, and they can even include area rugs and other accent pieces. Purchasing a package for a room can take some of the guesswork out of shopping. However, you may find that there are pieces you simply don't like. As you walk from one grouping to another, make a note of the elements you like best. You can purchase the pieces you love separately to create a mix-and-match grouping that suits your personal tastes. For example, you might purchase a leather sofa set from one grouping and a chrome-finished lamp set from another to create the modern look you crave.
Ask About Floor Samples
If you are shopping on a budget, you may want to consider asking about floor samples. When current designs are replaced, furniture showrooms often discount floor samples for quick sale. Shoppers who are willing to wait until a model is replaced can often purchase the items at a discounted price. Remember that these pieces may have a few signs of wear and tear, but you can often have some damage repaired easily. Be sure to check the closeout section of the showroom as well, as there may already be floor samples available for sale.
Bring a pen and paper with you, or shop with your smartphone in hand. You can use either method to record model numbers and other information you can use when you are ready to make a purchase. If you are unsure about which items you love best, snap a few photos with your phone. You can then take a few days to think about your options or do some comparison shopping online.