3 Things To Consider When Buying Home Décor Products For Your New Place

21 March 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


Are you getting ready to decorate your new home and need to buy home décor products that will help pull the place together? Here are a few things to think about while you're shopping that will minimize the chance that you'll regret any purchases when all is said and done:

Real Samples

One of the most important things to think about when choosing home décor products that will have a significant or permanent impact on your household's design is the ability to access samples. If you're purchasing designer draperies, it should be possible to take a swatch home so you can hang it near a window and get a feel for how the real thing will look in your home. If you are buying new lamp shades, a small sample piece of material should be accessible so you can compare it to your current shades in living colors. At the very least, high resolution photos of the décor products you consider buying should be available for evaluation.

Return Policies

While you may feel sure about your décor purchases at the time, there is always a possibility that once you bring a chosen item home it doesn't fit into the whole scheme of things like you thought it would. In this case, you'll want to return it or exchange it for a different style or color. So don't just assume that a piece of décor comes with a convenient return policy or that you won't need to return it in the long run.

It is important to make sure that you have at least a few days to return any decorative items you purchase, with no questions asked. And you should be able to exchange any purchase that isn't damaged for a similar item if you change your mind once you bring it home.

Ongoing Protection

Another crucial consideration to make while shopping for items to decorate your home with is ongoing protection opportunities. Make sure that the more expensive items come with a manufacturer's warranty for protection against dysfunctions. You should also be able to purchase additional insurance for pieces that would affect you financially if they were to be stolen or damaged. Ask the sales representative you're working with to provide you with warranty and insurance options in writing when comparing similar items so you have the information you need to figure out which options will be best protected as time goes on.

With these considerations in mind while you shop, it should be easy to ensure that every piece of décor you bring home and end up keeping is the right one for you.