The incessant Googling is over. You found the one. That is, until the table, sofa, or bed shows up and … it’s not quite right. Maybe it doesn’t fit against your living room wall, or it completely clashes with your home’s paint colors. Whatever the issue is, that frustrating furniture situation is completely avoidable. We tapped experts for smart strategies to avoid online-shopping missteps so you can click with confidence. Here’s how to buy furniture online for every room in your house (sans regrets).

We are all busy these days. Redecorating our homes may be a priority, but it’s not all that easy to get to the stores and find the furniture you need. Now there are services from decorators that will advise you for a fee on how to decorate a room in your home. But before you purchase furniture online, check out my 6 tips you need to know.

WHEN IT COMES TO furniture shopping, the strategy used to be try before you buy. But with a rising number of reputable online retailers, today, consumers can easily discover home furnishings and decor of all kinds on the web. Still, you want to be careful before purchasing items online to ensure you wind up with high-quality pieces – at the right price.

With that in mind, here’s what you need to know about buying furniture online:

-Understand the best time to buy.
-Review the return policy.
-Consider an online retailer with brick-and-mortar stores.
-Look at customer reviews.
-Be inquisitive.
-Find your tape measure.
-Pay attention to shipping costs.
-Consider paying for assembly.

The Best Time to Buy Furniture
If your sofa is falling apart, you may need to make a decision quickly. Still, the latest styles in furniture usually arrive in the spring and fall. That often makes the end of winter and the end of summer the best time to get good deals on furniture. That said, holiday weekends, like Presidents Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day are often when furniture can be found on sale. The best time to buy outdoor furniture is generally between Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend. As the summer comes to a close, retailers tend to want to make space for indoor furniture items and sell their summer inventory.

Try visiting websites like Target or Macys, these stores usually sell furniture at a really good price. Besides, you can easily find a target promo code online as well.

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a twenty-something from Maidenhead in Berkshire, working for ITV News.