Making good decisions that enhance your home environment, such as the purchase of new leather furniture, can be made easier with some basic planning and preparation. Follow this step-by-step process to help you help you along the way.
Become an informed shopper. Learn about the different grades, types of leather, and leather manufacturing processes before you shop. Use the definitions provided in this section, and print them out for reference.
A well-chosen piece of leather furniture that doesn’t fit inside your home is a major disappointment! Think about where you want to place your furniture. Measure your room and door openings to establish a size range of furniture that will fit appropriately in the room. Take your measurements with you when you shop.
If your room already has furniture or décor that you plan to keep, take note of how their colors will influence your new leather furniture choice. A color that catches your eye in the store may not work well with the colors on your wall, or with your existing artwork and other furniture. If you find a product you like, be sure to ask about any additional colors that are available, and if you can have a leather swatch to bring home.
The product is in the showroom for you to look, touch and try out. Sit or lie down, sprawl or lean back as you would at home. Picture it in use, whether it’s a party with friends, relaxing in the recreation room with family, or reading a book on your own. Is it comfortable? Is it a good size? Is it functional? Does it feel “just right”? This is a lasting investment so make sure it meets all your needs.
Get all the details you can about the products’ construction. The materials used and the way it was built will provide you with a good sense of your chosen product’s quality and value for money.