Whether you’re a working woman, a mom juggling the demands of family life, or a condo dweller, navigating the world of home furniture online shopping can be both exciting and challenging. 

I’ve personally shopped online for home furniture numerous times, whether to find the perfect pieces for my clients or my own home.

In this blog post, I’ve compiled a set of valuable tips to help you make better choices and make online furniture shopping an easier experience. Some of these are standard wisdom, while others are hidden gems you may not know about yet. 

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Measure your space thoroughly

Before you hit that “buy” button, make sure you’ve measured your space like a pro. Accurate measurements of the areas where you plan to place your new furniture or home decor are crucial.

Pay attention to the product’s dimensions, including height, width, and depth. Compare the item’s scale with your existing furniture to ensure it fits like a glove in your home.

measuring wall and window with measuring tape

Dive into material and construction

Even if you’re in a hurry, a quick glance at the materials and construction can save you from disappointment down the road.

Look for product details that shout durability, sturdiness, and easy maintenance. This way, you’ll ensure your investment lasts a lifetime.

Check customer images and reviews

Nothing beats real-life experience. Look for customer images and read reviews to get a better sense of how the furniture or decor item looks in an actual setting. (We always share our Google Reviews page to our customers, but it’s easy to find the reviews pages of online shops.)

Pay attention to reviews that mention quality, color accuracy, and the assembly process. Learning from others’ experiences can be incredibly insightful.

checking customer reviews on mobile phone

Understand the return policy

Returns can be a headache, especially when it comes to furniture or large home decor items. That’s why it’s vital to know the seller’s return policy. Check if they offer free returns or exchanges and the time frame for initiating a return.

Understanding the return process will give you peace of mind in case you receive an item that doesn’t quite meet your expectations.

Embrace augmented reality (AR)

If you’re all about the latest tech trends, you’ll love this one. Some furniture retailers, like Ikea, offer AR tools that let you visualize how a piece of furniture will look in your home.

Just use your smartphone’s camera to see how the item fits with your existing decor. It’s like trying before you buy, and it’s pretty cool!

using augmented reality to check home furniture online

Seek expert guidance

And, of course, if you ever feel lost in the vast sea of options and need a guiding hand, remember that we’re here to help.

We’ll make your online furniture shopping experience not just easy but downright enjoyable. Check out our eDesign services to find the perfect furniture for your space and style.

All photos from Canva Pro.