You’ve signed the dotted line and arranged the movers for your new Katy home. You step into the new place and survey its empty rooms, brimming with potential and exciting possibilities. You'll definitely need some chic new furniture and decorations to fill this space! So, where should you begin your Katy furniture mission?
First, take inventory of the items you already own. Eliminate shabby or worn out furniture. However, if a piece has good bones, consider painting or reupholstering to give it an update. While you’re at it, take a moment to figure out your exact style. Do you prefer modern designs or bohemian? Or is your taste better described as rustic or shabby chic? If you’re unsure, look through magazines or check sites like Pinterest.
The next step is deciding what goes where. Feng shui is especially important in small spaces. For a small space, your apartment essentials should include pieces you can move around easily. Also, be sure to measure!
As you shop, take your time. Visit multiple stores and stick to a budget, no matter how painful. Choose quality furniture that won’t go out of style in a year, but have fun with accessories like pillows, lamps, and wall art. Remember to keep decor style in mind as you select your items.
Your Basic Shopping List
Buying furniture can be a challenge if you’re starting from scratch. However, in many ways, this scenario is ideal. With a blank slate you can curate a collection for your specific tastes, instead of scrambling to find pieces that work with your existing furniture.
If you already own most of the following items, use this list to take stock of your current collection and decide if you need to replace anything.
Below are some essentials that you can’t do without:
Most important of all, you need a place to lay your head. You may decide to replace your mattress or update your headboard.
Unless you plan to hang everything, your clothes need a home, too. A chest works just as well.
Options abound here. Do you have a large family? If so, consider a sectional. Pets or small kids? Leather might work best for you. It’s not great for animals who scratch or jump on the furniture, but messes can just wipe off of leather. Think about your specific needs and choose wisely.
Coffee and Side Tables
Some furniture stores offer sets for discounted prices. If you can get all of your living room furniture as a set, even better.
Dining sets come in all shapes and sizes. Bistro style is a favorite for apartment living. Once you’ve chosen your major pieces, add in the fun stuff like rugs, lighting, art, and accent pieces.
Katy Furniture Shopping
Several local options exist for those looking to furnish their homes.
Here are a few Katy furniture stores:
- Gallery Furniture is a legendary furniture superstore. It advertises same-day delivery and offers a restaurant, giant mattresses just for jumping, and an aquarium.
- Model Home Furniture describes itself as a “one-stop-shopping design center” and sells everything you need for furniture and decor.
- Texas Furniture Hut specializes in stylish luxury items.
Katy furniture reviews give the above stores good marks, but be sure to check them out yourself.
Another possibility for the budget-savvy shopper is perusing Craigslist. Dealers and individuals offer every furniture and decor item under the sun. Items not quite to your taste can be refinished if you choose.
Even More Options
Check out some local spots for all you need to fill your new, empty home or apartment.
- Decorating Your Home - Sometimes all your new home needs for an update is a quick coat of paint. Southern Painting Katy is a local company with high ratings.
- Apartment Essentials - Although it’s about a 25-minute drive from Katy, people starting out in an apartment should immediately consider Ikea.
- Katy Wholesale Furniture - Katy Furniture is a discount option and advertises wholesale furniture prices.
Decorating your new place can be tons of fun. Let our Ameritex Katy Movers get you there. Get a free quote today or browse our archive of local resources in Katy like churches, restaurants, schools, and more.