There seems to be two sets of people in the world – the people who think choosing and buying furniture is easy as pie and those that find it a huge headache of a task. Whether you’re in the former or the latter group of people, there’s always 7 important things you need to consider when choosing and buying furniture for your home. And that’s what we’re going to discuss in the following post.

Size and Dimensions

It goes without saying that furniture you choose should fit in the rooms you want it to be placed, while allowing you the freedom to move around. So, it makes sense not to pick a large and wide pine sideboard for a relatively small dining room, especially if it restricts how easily you and your household can navigate around the room.

Furniture Colour

As the furniture colour will determine how well nor not a piece will go with the rest of the furnishings and décor in a room, it’s important to give this some thought. Fortunately, with all Nest at Number 20 painted solid oak furniture, you get the choice of your preferred Farrow and Ball colour free of any additional charge.


The materials used in the construction of a piece of furniture is something you should factor into your buying decision. As there are so many types of furniture out there made using different materials, not all of them are created equally.

While metal and plastic furniture may seem more cost-effective because of their relatively low mark-up price, you need to also think about the quality of those materials. Metal and plastic are both materials that are incredibly difficult to repair and what’s more, they need a whole lot of maintenance and care to keep them in good condition.

However, furniture made from solid wood like oak or pine is far more durable, requires much less in the way of maintenance and can be repaired if necessary.

Furniture Cost

As noted in the section above, you’ll probably be looking at the cost of the furniture you’re interested in buying. After all, everyone likes to save a bit of money if possible. Don’t be too hasty though when buying furniture to pick something that has a price tag that seems far too low for what it is, this could be a sign of an inferior product. Not all furniture has to be expensive, that’s true, but sometimes lower priced items that seem like a great deal are false economy as you need to replace them quicker than the items that cost a bit more money.


Following on from the two factors above, the materials and cost, you should also give some thought to the durability of a piece of furniture. It’s likely that you want the furniture to last as long as possible. You want to get as much out of your investment. Considering the price and the materials, you need to factor in just how much of a lifespan you’ll get from a piece of furniture. Is it really worth investing in if there’s the risk that it’ll break or be damaged beyond repair within months, rather than years or even decades? Obviously if you’re just looking for a makeshift piece to tide you over while you save for something better, that’s fine.

However, if you are looking to spend once and not expecting to have to buy that particular kind of furniture again for some time, choose pieces made from materials that are known to last longer like solid wood.