This would be a first.
After years of buying things for your girls and prioritizing their needs, you and your husband actually plan to go do some grown up furniture shopping. After purchasing loft beds with slides and study desks with drawers and file folder space, you are actually going to make a furniture purchase that is all about you and your husband and does not need to take into consideration your teenage daughters’ needs and interests.
You plan to start by looking through selections of stylish Italian sofas and then move on to other pieces. You have decided that if you make a selection from the functional and stylish Italian sofas that you have been looking at online, you can then start looking at other pieces to match. You have several contemporary European furniture pieces that you enjoy, but you realize that selecting the major piece first is important. Your husband wants a black leather Italian sofa, but you are hoping you can convince him to look at some other colors as well.
In the past, high end European furniture was not on your radar, but now that your second daughter is graduating from high school you are actually making some decisions that are more to your tastes. The days of hosting a group of high school gymnasts or band members are coming to an end and you are looking to “grow up” the taste of the furnishings in your home.
Contemporary leather sofas and other furniture pieces lend themselves toward several different styles, from classic to chic, and they are fun to shop for. The decisions about textures and colors are the basic starting point and the pieces are available in a wide price range. Having an idea in mind before you visit a showroom can be a good idea, but many showrooms offer a variety of decorator schemes that will help any buyer make a decision.
Are You Getting Ready to Shop for Stylish Italian Sofas?
Americans love to shop for furniture and it may come as no surprise that the U.S. home furnishings market generates as much as $44.36 billion in sales a year. Whether you are a family looking for kid friendly pieces or older adults searching for timeless additions to your homes, it is likely that you will find something to match both your budget and your style. Consider some of these statistics about today’s furniture market:
- Typically, sofas have a lifespan of seven to 15 years.
- Leather is actually quite easy to care for. By using a conditioner every six to 12 months and wiping up spills as they occur with a clean cloth, leather pieces can look great for a very long time.
- After a house and a car, furniture is usually the third most expensive thing a person will ever buy.
- In 2012, Baby Boomers accounted for 42% of all furniture and bedding purchases. By the year 2014, however, Boomers between the ages of 51 and 69, comprised only 29% of all buyers.