Meyer & Marsh Do’s and Don’ts of Furniture Buying
Shopping for furniture can sometimes be daunting. Whether it’s for your first or new home or to replace beloved but worn furniture.
Where to start ? Any new piece of furniture costs hard-earned money, and there’s nothing worse than regretting your choice when it arrives.
At Meyer & Marsh, we recommend that you take your time, don’t rush or be in a rush to make a purchase. So here are some tips that we think will help you make the right choice when choosing furniture for your home.
Start by gathering ideas. Use magazines, Pinterest or even take photos of your favorite places such as friends’ houses, hotels and even cafes. Collect all the ideas you like and then see if they have a common theme or color scheme or decide if you need to refine your ideas.
If you are buying a sofa we have a huge selection of fabrics available on all our sofas in a range of colors and you can select free samples to deliver to your home. All rooms have different lighting, and it’s important to see how the color looks in the actual space you plan to install it in.
Once you have a general idea of what you are looking for, select the elements and where you want them to fit in your home. Spend some time measuring to check they will fit. A good idea is to stick the maximum size of a table or sofa on the floor and make sure you still have room to remove the chairs, place a side table or coffee table and move around usually in the room.
When choosing a dining table and chairs, remember that it is your family you should think about for day-to-day seating, not the “once a year Christmas dinner” which should sit 12! Clever extendable tables like our Twyford have a retractable butterfly leaf, so when not needed it tucks neatly under the table top.
As well as measuring to make sure the furniture fits the room, don’t forget to measure doors, check for awkward tight corners, we need to be able to fit your furniture in! If you are concerned about this please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to come and check for you – and this service is completely free for all of our local customers.
Armed with this information of pictures and sizes (and maybe even a budget), you can then go on the hunt for your dream sofa, dining set, or cabinet knowing that it will fit perfectly into your home.
At this point, we’d like to point out that while shopping on the internet is great, and sometimes you can seemingly get a slightly better deal (always check for hidden costs such as delivery and two-man assembly), there’s no substitute for see and feel the quality of the goods you buy. How do you know if a sofa is comfortable if you haven’t sat on it? We encourage you to take off your shoes and step onto our showroom models, just to make sure you’ve tested the comfort!
By coming to us and seeing our beautiful furniture in store, you will find much more information about the product than you will find online. Our experienced and friendly team will be able to tell you all about the range, where and how it is made, the materials and different finishes used, as well as the guarantees available on this product. We might also be able to find you what you’re looking for even if you haven’t seen it online or in-store.
At Meyer & Marsh, we believe the more you visit and sit, touch and experience the product, the better. You should never feel like you’re being jumped on as soon as you walk into a store, and never be pressured into buying something you’re unsure about or know doesn’t fit you well. . Never feel pressured by offers and offers. Our sales promotions are genuine and normally run over several weeks, so not only can we provide you with information on when this offer ends, but you’ll have plenty of time to make up your mind.
There is no substitute for good customer service, where you should get great product knowledge, help with ideas, problem solving and color schemes, great customer service from start to finish and delivery and assembly of your goods. Plus the peace of mind that if, in the rare event an issue does arise, it will be dealt with in a personal and efficient manner rather than being treated like a number in a long queue. If you ever have a problem with a piece of furniture you have purchased, you can rest assured that you can speak to one of us over the phone – no faceless chat messages – and we will visit you at your home to assess your furniture so that we can solve it for you as soon as possible.
Buying new furniture for your home should be a fun and enjoyable experience, where you walk away happy and confident with the purchase you have made and look forward to receiving and using your new furniture with peace of mind. that you made the right choice. Our motto is happy customers = happy us, so we look forward to welcoming you in store soon or you can visit us on the web at: www.meyerandmarsh.co.uk