Three Tragedies to Avoid When Shopping Online For Furniture

When you are decorating your home, it’s easy to while away many happy hours online looking for the best furniture items to place in your renovated room. However, before you go ahead and click that buy button, there are a few possible problems with ordering online that you need to be aware of. Read on to find out what they are and how to ensure that they don’t make your online furniture purchase into a tragedy.

Matching the shades

One disaster that it’s all too easy to make when ordering furniture online to is to assume that shades offer by two different shops will be the same. Yes, I know that they both say oak in the description, but there can be significant differences between what different shops perceive and advertise as this.

Even white and black hues can be problematic at times. This is because unless you get them from the same collection, they are unlikely to match perfectly. Something that may cause the perfectionists among us to tear our hair out.

To get around this, always order pieces that will need to sit next to each other in a room from the same collection and store. Alternatively, if this isn’t possible find a way of fitting the furniture into the room, so there is space between the different items.  Something that will make the differences in colour much less noticeable.

Getting it delivered

Getting your piece of furniture delivered is something that can cause endless problems if you aren’t careful. Firstly, it can be difficult to get a firm delivery date from stores that are providing build-to-order items. Something that makes it very easy to end up missing your delivery and go without your piece way longer than necessary.

Secondly, if you are buying vintage items online from auction sites, you will often see that they are advertised as local pickup only. This fine if you have a Transit van at your disposal, but as most of us don’t, it’s a good idea to sort out some transportation before you click that ‘buy it now’ button.

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To help you with this seek out well-regarded companies like Shiply that specialise in arranging deliveries for you. The reason for this is that they can put you in touch with someone offering eBay courier services so you can get your piece of furniture delivered no matter whereabouts in the country it currently is.

Ordering the wrong thing

While it’s true that you probably won’t order the wrong thing totally, many folks have experienced the tragedy of ordering furniture online, only to realise that it’s the wrong size for the space they have.

You can completely avoid this issue though by measuring the space you have before placing your order. Also, check the measurements in the listing too, as there are plenty of people that have ended up buying dollhouse furniture online because they didn’t read this the item description properly and thought they were getting a bargain! When what they were really getting was a tragedy, albeit a comic one at that!


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