Signs it's Time for New Living Room Furnitureby Millers Furniture on 2019-09-19 11:32:22
Whether you're in the middle of a stressful project at work or are tackling a day full of household chores, there's something extremely comforting about looking forward to that moment at the end of the day when you can finally sink into your favorite recliner or sofa. But as your furniture ages, it can begin to feel as though it's bringing you more stress than comfort. Here are some indications it might be time to replace your living room furniture.
Think back to when you bought your living room furniture. Was it a couple decades ago, or even longer? If so, it may be time to treat yourself to some new living room furniture. Even if your furniture is still in decent shape, chances are it's not as comfortable or supportive as it once was, or you might find it no longer coordinates with your current décor or other existing furniture. If you've moved in recent years, your furniture may not be properly sized for your new home. Not only can new furniture offer a fresh look and feel, but some styles offer the latest amenities such as built-in consoles with features such as drink holders, storage options, or even USB charging ports for your devices. Other convenient furniture features include motorized recliners, adjustable headrests, and swivel bases.
If your older furniture is still in decent shape but you're ready for an updated look, your older furniture could always be moved to a less prominent area of your home such as a finished basement or den where it could still serve a practical purpose. You could also donate it to a local charity, gift it to a family member who is just starting out, or sell it.
If your furniture shows signs of a failing frame, such as creaking, squeaking, cracking, or even moving when you sit on it, it's definitely time for a replacement. Not only is a failing frame in danger of eventual collapse, it can be an embarrassment when you have guests over.
Worn cushions or springs
Your furniture's springs and cushions work together to provide comfort and support while you relax in your down time, and if your furniture is no longer doing that, it's probably time to consider an upgrade. Springs and cushions should support both your upper and lower back, and you shouldn't feel any sagging when you sit or lie down. Likewise, when you get up, you should feel some resistance as your furniture bounces back into shape. Furniture that has lost that “spring” will be much more difficult to get off of quickly. Of course, new furniture that is extremely comfortable might be difficult to get off of as well, but only because you'll want to enjoy it longer!
Unless it's in a museum or covered in plastic, nearly all furniture that gets used regularly tends to eventually show signs of aging on the upholstery, whether it's a stain, snag in the fabric, scratch on the leather, or damage from a pet's nails or claws. Most stains can be removed, and furniture can be reupholstered if the fabric or leather shows significant damage but still has a strong frame. But if the furniture wasn't high quality to begin with or shows other signs of wear, it may be better to invest in new, high quality living room furniture.
You may have grown accustomed to any unpleasant odors your furniture projects, but that's likely one of the first things your guests notice when they sit on it. All types of upholstery—even leather—can eventually absorb odors, but odors caused by pets, mold or mildew, smoking, or repeated spills that are not properly cleaned are among the worst to remove once they've set in. If your furniture's unpleasant odors are keeping your guests away, it might be time for a fresh set of living room furniture.
Have you decided it's time for some new furniture for your living room? If so, stop by either of our stores to get started, and be sure to talk to us about all the options we have available, from fabrics and leathers to modern and convenient features. We'd love to help you choose furniture that brings new life to your living room!