Vandenberg Furniture
12000 N US Highway 131
Schoolcraft, MI 49087-9494

Shopping Tips: Finding the Right Furniture

Shopping for new furniture is always exciting, but it can also be a little daunting—there are so many pieces to choose from! If furniture shopping stresses you out, don’t worry; Vandenberg is here to help. We’ve compiled a list of handy tips that you can use next time you go furniture shopping.

Measure Twice, Buy Once When you’re looking for new furniture, you absolutely must know the dimensions of the space you’re trying to fill. Nothing is more frustrating than buying a new dresser or sofa and then realizing it doesn’t fit where you wanted it. Make sure to take accurate measurements of the room you’re decorating before you begin shopping. It is also important to measure doorway widths and note low ceiling clearance, if items are to be placed in a lower level. Tell your salesperson about these restrictions and they can direct you to pieces that will fit well in your space.

Ask for Swatches If you’re looking at a piece of furniture with a lot of upholstery options, don’t be afraid to ask for samples. Taking a swatch home and seeing how it looks with your walls, carpet, and current decor can make choosing colors and patterns a lot easier.


Check Out Inventory Online… If you find furniture shopping overwhelming, you may want to check out a store’s website online before you go in person. This way, you’ll be able to get an idea of what types of furniture the store carries and choose brands that you are interested in looking at.

…But Test it Out in Person Before You Commit As mentioned above, familiarizing yourself with a shop’s brands and styles online is a great idea. However, you should also make sure to test a piece out in person before you commit to buying it. This will give you a chance to make sure it meets all of your comfort requirements.

Ask About Clearance Pieces Looking for a bargain? Look for floor models, discontinued items, or pieces that are slightly imperfect at discount prices identified by special tags throughout the store. You may be able to find something you love, and get a great deal to boot.


Searching for furniture stores near Battle Creek, Portage, or Kalamazoo? Check out Vandenberg Furniture today. Contact us at (269) 679-4055 or to discuss available pieces, prices, and delivery options. We look forward to helping you find what you need. Secured Site