This is a great post because it is a good conversation starter. I am actually a bit jealous of those who can get in on the furniture-buying club and really know what they want. I am not. I am much more interested in making my own decisions and finding my own path.
It is true that most people buy furniture in part because it is a good way to get some money while they are still a new homeowner. I don’t buy furniture, but I do go to a furniture store and watch the salespeople. I don’t think they sell furniture. I think they sell you things that will work for a long time.
This is a common mistake. Those who say, “I don’t buy furniture because I don’t know what I want.” are also the ones who buy furniture because they are afraid they will make a mistake in their search. But that is also the biggest mistake. The biggest mistake is buying furniture for the wrong reasons. Most people buy furniture because they want to own unique, interesting pieces of furniture. That’s the whole point of home improvement.
Most people who buy furniture are buying it for the wrong reasons. Buying a piece of furniture because it’s unique, because it’s beautiful, because it’s functional just isn’t a great idea. The same goes for buying furniture for the wrong reasons. Most people buy furniture because they want to own the most expensive pieces of furniture. In fact, I think most people buy expensive furniture to begin with.