Before going out and buying your new furniture, do a little planning and preparation.
Measure the room you are going to be furnishing, making sure that you include door positions, windows and any other features such as chimney breasts.
If you already have some items of furniture that will be staying then pencil in their position on your drawing. Now you will have a better idea how much space is left and how large new pieces of furniture can be.
When thinking about new furniture consider how it will work within your lifestyle, do you have children or pets, consider the finishes that will be the most suitable.
FURNITURE RETAILERS IN THE PORTSMOUTH AREA
10 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 9UZ
Tel: 02392 375186
114 Waverley Road, Southsea, PO5 2PS
Tel: 023 92826201
GILLAIN & SONS
366 Fratton Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 5JZ
Tel: 02392 823598
GROVE CARPETS AND BEDS
43 Elm Grove, Southsea, PO5 1JF
Tel: 02392 733707
HARVEYS FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS
4 Victory Retail Park, Flathouse Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 4QP
Tel: 02392 293838
ITALIAN FURNITURE DIRECT
Unit 6, The Pompey Centre, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 8SL
Tel: 02392 824982
2A Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 7HY
Tel: 02392 261131
MARRIOTTS HOUSE FURNISHERS LTD
91-103 New Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 7QP
28 Fitzherbert Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 1RU
Tel: 02392 201522
Partnership Business Park, Rodney Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 8DF
Tel: 02392 877007
REGENCY CLASSICS LTD
Unit 6, The Pompey Centre, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 8SH
Tel: 02392 734274
86 Fawcett Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0DN
Tel: 02392 811608
209 Albert Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0JP
Tel: 02392 780888
THE FURNITURE FACTORY
7-9 London Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 0BQ
THE GOSPORT FURNITURE SHOP
41-43 Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1LS
Tel: 02392 522431
THE HOME ZONE
27 Fawcett Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0BZ
Tel: 02392 876202
THE INTERIOR TRADING CO
55 - 57 Marmion Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2AT
Tel: 02392 826022
THE OPEN HOUSE DESIGN COMPANY LIMITED
350 London Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 9JY
Tel: 02392 695655
THE TRADITIONAL FURNITURE COMPANY
133 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 4DH
Tel: 01329 239971
76 Marmion Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2BB
Tel: 02392 812835
WALMSLEY FURNISHING PLC
254 Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1HH
Tel: 02392 298154
153-155 Albert Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0JW
Tel: 02392 790088
YETI DESIGNS FURNITURE
160 Stubbington Lane, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 2NQ
Tel: 01329 661611
Furniture can be a big investment, so try and choose items that will last for years to come, trendy fashion items may look good now, but will they
become dated and unfashionable in the future?
When shopping for furniture check the quality of the items, are they solidly built, is the upholstery to a high standard, is it comfortable to use?
If your new pieces of furniture are going to be combined with current pieces, check that the style and colours will be complimentary and not cause a clash.
Before you take delivery of your new items, take time to clear the room and dispose of any unwanted items of furniture responsibly.
Many charitable organisations will come and take away items, that can be used by less fortunate people, or sold on at charity shops to help raise much needed funds.
Recycling of furniture in this way is much better for the environment as valuable space is not used such as landfill.