One of my least favorite tasks, next to purchasing a car, is buying furniture. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy decorating my house with new pieces or accessories; I just do not enjoy running around from furniture store to furniture store looking at pieces or accessories. And, my husband, who truly enjoys decorating, does not have the time to run around looking either.
Since we both work in the online industry, we wholly advocate the use of online sites and/or catalogs to purchase home furnishings, from large furniture pieces to accessories, so much so that a good amount of the past year’s purchases have been made online.
Many of our friends cannot comprehend how we can purchase furniture without feeling it; we cannot comprehend why you have to touch a piece of furniture to appreciate its workmanship. We are reasonably proficient in reading the online descriptions and being able to recognize quality furniture. (more…)