Guide: Shopping For Home Decor Online

9.12.17



The internet really has changed shopping as we know it.
We’re able to acquire pretty much anything we like and it will arrive the very next day or sometimes in
just a few short hours. And we can even order something from across the world and it can be with us
in days. There isn’t really a cap on the kind of things we can buy too.

From fashion and food to gadgets and gizmos, everything is pretty much at your fingertips -
even home decor. However, there are things that we tend to find harder to buy online than others,
and things for the home always seem to be one of them.
But let’s take a look at how you can successfully hunt for home buys online.


Start A Mood Board
First of all, you’re going to want to seek out some inspiration. Because trying to pull a look together when you don’t really know what you’re going for can be really tough. It’s so much easier to create an incredible home when you have a mood board to work from. Pinterest can be really great for this. And if you’re new to the site, or you just want to ensure that you’re going to get the most out of your mood board, the video below will show you exactly how to do it.




Measure Up
Right now, your mind is probably buzzing with lots of different ideas, and you’re going to be excited to start buying. You may have already seen some items that you love online. However, you’re not going to want to dive in just yet. Because you need to measure spaces for furniture, curtain lengths, rug areas, and more! When buying online, you need to make sure that you get the measurements just right. So do this first.


Read Reviews
From here, you’re then going to want to try and find the right places to buy from.
When you’re considering where to buy furniture, you’re going to want to ensure it’s somewhere you can trust.
Reading reviews and searching for online recommendations will help with this.
They will also help you to understand what the pieces are like in terms of quality too.


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Understand The Process
But even when you’re feeling confident that you’ve got the right place and you've found some pieces that you love, hold off for a little bit longer. You need to figure a few other things out. Educate yourself so that you understand how long the delivery will take, whether pieces will need to be assembled, and even what the returns process is. All of this can affect your purchase decision.


Buy In Stages
Finally, you should then look to order pieces in stages. You don’t want to order everything at once, because it may not
be suitable or go with other pieces. It's good to get comfortable with your choices. Also, if you can swatching helps.
Some places will provide you with swatches before you buy, this way you can see how fabrics look under natural light,
in flourescent lighting and candle light. By buying different things in stages, you’ll be able to figure out where things will
go and what will work together. This is often the key to getting it right when you’re buying homewares online.

I hope this inspiration helps you for your next online furniture purchase.
This is a collaboratively written post.

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