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    How to Choose the Right Furniture for the Room

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    Changing the look of a room, or moving into a new home and furnishing it from the ground up can be both daunting and exhilarating. How do you choose the best furniture for your home?  We’ve got 4 tips to help you find the furniture you want!

    • Consider the room. Measure and calculate the dimensions of your living room so that as you shop around for the best furniture, you’ll know the size of the area you’re looking to furnish. While you’re at it, don’t forget to measure the doorways too so that you can be sure your new furniture will fit when it gets delivered.  Think about how you’ll use the room.  Will it be a seldom-used guest room?  Or will it be the place the family gathers at the end of every day?
    • Start with the “basics” and then add things in. Be sure that, at a minimum, you include the basics for the room.  For a guestroom, this means you’ll need at least a bed, dresser, end table, and mirror. For a living room, you’ll need a sofa (or loveseat if your home is small), an armchair or two, a coffee table, and an end table.  Once you locate and decide on the right items from that list, go on to include other pieces.
    • Surround yourself with things you love. Your home is your refuge, so make it look like what you and your family want to come home to!  Paint the walls your favorite colors, pick fabrics that reflect your taste, and hang art on the walls that you love to look at.  Just as importantly, you should find the furniture that you love and which suits your needs.  Don’t settle for a chair that doesn’t feel comfortable to sit in, or for a dining room table that is too small to accommodate the guests you’d like to invite to gatherings.
    • Invest in high quality furniture. Buy solid, sturdy pieces that will stand up to the test of time.  With pieces like this, you’ll be able to use them for years or decades, and you’ll be able to refinish and reupholster the furniture at a high-quality furniture refinishing shop whenever needed.  When selecting upholstered furniture, find fabrics that are stain resistant, as well as high quality.  You’ll be glad you did, particularly if you have children or pets in the home.  Avoid furniture made of particle board, MDF, and flimsy materials.  These pieces will not hold up, nor will they be able to be restored or refinished if they sustain damage.

    It’s important to have a great furniture refinishing shop in mind for any repairs that need to be made as well as when the time comes to refinish or reupholster your favorite furniture.  Jax Furniture Refinishing & Upholstering is the best furniture refinisher Jacksonville FL homeowners need for their antiques and other favorite furniture. We’re the trusted furniture reupholstery shop for clients in Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, San Marco, Nocatee, and all over downtown Jacksonville.  We specialize in furniture restoration and we’d love to take care of your furniture for you!