7 Tips for First Time Furniture Buyers

7 Tips for First Time Furniture Buyers

Moving into a new house is exciting, but shopping for furniture to fill that home can be overwhelming and stressful. After all, there are so many different pieces to buy: couches, recliners, accent chairs, art. The list never seems to end. At Austin's Couch Potatoes, our home specialists are more than willing to lend a helping hand to new furniture buyers, but it’s also important to prepare yourself so that the experience is easy and enjoyable. Here are 7 tips for first-time furniture buyers so that your process goes peacefully.


Take Measurements

You don’t want to get to the point where that huge sectional you bought and waited months for to arrive, won’t fit through the door. It’s important to measure your space first, and not just assume it will fit. Measure entries, passages, rooms, and note your current couch measurements if you have an old sofa taking up space. Our home specialists have tape measures, so they will be able to give you accurate dimensions for your perfect piece.

Understand Financing

Filling a home with furniture can be majorly expensive. At Austin's Couch Potatoes, we offer several options for furniture financing. If you have an idea of your budget, and how you want to pay, the stress of money will be much less than if you feel you are put on the spot.

Test Out the Furniture

Get comfortable with our furniture. Do you normally sleep like a log? Feel free to replicate that on our mattresses, so that our sleep specialists can accommodate which mattress will be best for your body and health. Kick your feet up in our recliners. Spread out on our sectionals. You want to use the furniture at our store as if it’s already at your home.

Rainey Sofa


Test Different Fabrics

You may have a specific color and style in mind before you go shopping, but when you arrive, another piece piques your interest. Our stores offer customizations, from different colors to different fabrics. Feel free to test out different customizations for your furniture, so you will have no regrets.

Buy the Set

If you want a good deal and are trying to fill up a house, buying a set is a good path to take. Our furniture stores have bedroom sets, dining sets, living room sets, even accessory sets. You can save money, while also getting furniture that fits together to fill your space to satisfaction.

Prepare for Proper Care

Do you have cats or kids? Sometimes the two go together in terms of destructive capabilities. Proper maintenance is essential to making your furniture last. You don’t want to drop money on furniture that will get destroyed in the next month or even the next year. Our furniture store offers coverage on all sorts of chaos that can erupt in the home. Be sure to ask our home specialists about the options.

Bennett Red - Austin's Couch Potatoes Furniture

Grande revolution fabrics are built to withstand the toughest of stains.

Ask Questions

Don’t be scared to ask as many questions as you want. Furniture shopping is a big investment, our home specialists understand. Austin’s Couch Potatoes, place a focus on customer service. Ask about how the furniture is made, or the warranty. Ask about customization options. Our home specialists will make it their mission to find the perfect furniture piece for your home, and the more questions, the happier and more satisfied you’ll be.


Keep these tips in mind, and your furniture shopping experience will be fun instead of frightening. Our home specialists love to help people out and make the process as painless as possible. So, the next time you feel a room is feeling a little too empty, or your couch is crumbling away into dust, visit Austin's Couch Potatoes. Happy shopping!




Written by Emily Holleran

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