It’s no secret that furniture shopping can be quite a hassle. Running from store to store, dealing with pressure from pushy sales people, and trying to keep pricing information and other specifications organized is enough to frustrate anyone. (And the worst part is, since you are furniture shopping, you might not even have a comfy recliner to sink into once you get home from this whole stressful ordeal!)
The good news? Online furniture stores have made the whole process so much easier! Anyone with a decent internet connection and a computer or mobile device can now browse thousands of furniture options from an incredibly diverse array of manufacturers, all from the comfort of their own home. No more cross-town pilgrimages or store-locating fiascos -- shopping online means you can shop in your pajamas if you'd like.
In 2017, most of us have ordered a meal, bought a Christmas gift, and paid for a Netflix subscription online. All the same, making a larger purchase such as buying a sofa or recliner through the web can still be intimidating. How can you be sure you're getting a good deal on a piece that will really fit your style and your home?
Fortunately, there is a time-tested art to online furniture shopping. As long as you know what to look for, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. So sit back, relax, and check out these four quick tips for online furniture shopping:
• Get the specs. Any trustworthy furniture vendor will post the measurements of every item they're selling -- a fact you can use to verify online sellers while also making interior design plans that much easier.
• Check out the pics. Online photo galleries are another must from internet vendors -- checking out a wide variety of furniture pics will help you make the right decision for your home’s unique style.
• Find vendor info. In addition to learning about the online store that you are shopping from, you should also make it your business to learn about the furniture manufacturer.
• Return policies and shipping details matter. When shopping online, the fine print is more important than ever, so don't forget to investigate the details.
If you are looking to buy furniture online, we encourage you to visit the RLA Vendor Gallery to check out our entire selection!