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Signs You May Need New Furniture

Signs You May Need New Furniture

It’s no secret that we like to hold onto sentimental objects. We remember gatherings with friends and families in the living room chatting about our jobs and our dreams. We remember the armchair our parents would sit in when they’d stop by for a visit. We even remember buying the crib for the firstborn with excitement and anticipation of a new little one in the home. With such memories, how can we determine when it’s the right time to replace some of the old with the new? We’ve narrowed down a list of things to look out for when it comes to purchasing new furniture to replace some of your older pieces.

 In the Living Room
When you take a seat on your comfy couch day after day, it may be hard to tell when the wear and tear of the piece gets to be too much. There are a few signs to look for that once all added together most likely equals the need for a new piece. When guests arrive and sit to visit in the living room, hearing a big squeaking or creaking noise is not a very good sign. This means the couch has some structural damage that needs to be addressed. It might be the squeaking of the frame or some of the metal springs, but the integrity of the couch is most likely damaged. You certainly do not want a situation where you or a friend is the one to be injured just from taking a quick seat in the living room. Something else to look for is how supportive the cushions are. Lumbar support from your sofa is important so you don’t end up with back aches from your relaxation time. Some cushions can be re-stuffed, but this can only be done a few times before the material is over worn. Sometimes just a quick glance can tell you all you need to know. Are there irremovable stains? Can you see holes in places that cannot be patched? Is there an obvious dip in the cushions? If you can answer yes to these questions, it might be time to start browsing for a new sofa to replace the old.

 In the Bedroom
Sometimes the bedroom is the last place we look when it comes to replacing furniture. We don’t spend a significant amount of time there, but the time we do spend is important. Getting a quality night of sleep is pertinent for our day-to-day living, which means we need a mattress that is going to help and not hurt us. An obvious sign that you need a mattress upgrade is if you wake up with aches and pains. Waking up stiff and not well rested is a clear sign that your mattress is working against you. It might be that the springs are tired or that the support structures have lost their integrity over time. Another sign is a visible sag or pull to one side of the bed over the other. If you feel yourself sliding to the middle of the mattress, you’ll want to start looking for other options. There are several options of size and comfort levels for you to choose from, just make sure that you do your due diligence and feel for yourself before making a big mattress purchase.

In the Dining Space
Chances are that the tiny cafe style table you once used in college isn’t big enough for you and your growing family. Another thing to look out for is if you keep having to break out your toolkit just to keep the table steady. Obvious cosmetic issues might be chipped paint, big scratches, or faded colors. You’ll want to look for dining room table styles that fit both the size and needs of those you live with.

It’s okay to treat yourself to new furniture pieces once in a while, and it's easy at Home Furniture Plus Bedding - find a store near you. Take a look around your home and ensure that your pieces are serving both for style and function.