furniture shopping

costly mistakes to avoid

We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make a purchase that fits your lifestyle and home. We understand the furniture you put in your home will serve as the back drop to many memories so we take that responsibility very seriously.

Lets get started by looking at a few things to consider when buying furniture. 

1. Miss-estimating size 
Purchasing a new sofa, bed, coffee table or dining table only to discover that it does not fit into the space you had wanted to use it can be enormously frustrating. It can also be quite expensive considering furniture usually cost in the thousands — not to mention the cost of your own time and effort. 

2. Not trying out your sofa before buying it
Every individual is unique — it’s always a good idea to try out a sofa (or a similar model) before making that final purchase. You want to make sure you’re comfortable in a chair that you are about to spend your hard-earned money on! 

3. Choosing the wrong color
Choosing a light color can be a recipe for an expensive disaster if you have young children and pets. Be sure to research suitable colors and ask a furniture expert if you have any doubts. 

4. Not investing in quality
We’ve all got budgets — and shopping sometimes means making compromises. However, you should never compromise on quality: e.g replacing a cheaply built sofa twice in a single year will add up to the price that you could have spent on a great sofa that can last years and years. 

Here at MouSofa, our aim from the time of inception is to offer top-quality furniture at a very affordable price.  With the price of furniture, quality is priority for long lasting items. 

tips for would be shoppers


1. Think long term
Take your time and purchase items you love.

2. Buy quality key pieces
A dining room table, for example, is generally bought no more than twice in a lifetime.

3. Be wary of trends
Though generally more affordable, trends date and tastes change, and replacing trendy items will cost you more in the long run. Rather use neutral, durable fabrics for your bigger pieces and accessories to get a look or dress a space.

4. Choose quality leather
As with upholstery, leathers vary hugely in quality and thickness. Most cheaper leather items are made of split hides or bonded or bi-cast leather, which are of inferior quality and tend to deteriorate quickly. Rather spend a bit more on semi-aniline leather and get a lifetime investment.