Less heartache, more love - Tips on Online Furniture Buying

It’s no secret that one of the most important investments you will ever make is your own home. In my case, I believe it’s not just the home itself, but the interiors too that are an important investment.

When people come over to our tiny rented apartment, compliments starts flowing. It’s a small space, and we have utilized every corner optimally. It’s always a moment of pride for me. When shopping for furniture or decor items for my home, I have always refused to compromise. I spend day, weeks, sometimes even months trying to find that perfect piece that is a great blend of form and function.

We all went through the days when you spent a good chunk of time begging your carpenter to first show up, then take an awful lot of time trying to understand exactly what you need, and then, send in a quote for the furniture, which, in all probability, pushed your budget limits to breaking point. It was a frustrating experience, every single time. And this, just to get the work started. Then began a gruelling journey of follow-ups, delays, excuses. Finally, the furniture would arrive, and with it the nasty surprises. It looked nothing like what you had in mind!

These days, however, great, durable, and beautiful furniture is  #JustAClickAway
Online furniture shopping has taken roots among the Indians looking to pick up their home’s interiors with minimum fuss. It should be a pleasurable experience, not one that gives you palpitations, nightmares, high blood pressure and heartache. How much will it cost? When will it arrive? Will it be durable? What if I don’t like it? How long will they take to assemble it? What about the delivery?

I feel that in today’s competitive market setup, online lifestyle and furniture companies are very well cued in to the customer’s needs. When it comes to browsing rather than stressing for your furniture, online portals are making sure that Customer truly is the King.
Even so, it is important to exercise caution when buying online. It is easy to get swayed by the extensive and seemingly “value” offerings of the many furniture providers. But I would like to list a few Dos and Don’ts when it comes to online shopping. Follow these, and you would have a home full of beautiful furniture, and memories, and no stress and heartache to show for it!

Remember that despite the big promises, not all internet retailers are reliable. I would recommend going with a reputable, well-known name. They are careful about their reputation, and usually prompt of after-sale services.

I have, through personal experience, learned that better online retailers usually have an extensive “About” page, detailing the company’s history and clear information about their customer service and satisfaction guarantee. Good companies will always list a way for you to contact them offline. Remember this when doing your online research.
A good company will have a clear return policy. Make sure that your provider does not have complicated return procedures, or does not allow returns at all. Believe me, it has happened to folks I know, and it isn’t pretty!

Always check on the delivery policies of a company. Make sure they are flexible and accommodating. A lot of online retailers, for some reason tend to think that the customers have nothing to do except sit and wait for their furniture to arrive!

Oh, and that real pain in the neck – assembly. Even if the product gets delivered on time, the follow-ups on assembly are a huge party pooper! Make sure that the furnishings provider has good reviews online where their product assembly is concerned.

A very important point. Remember, good furnishing does not come cheap. I like to invest well in key pieces. Which is why it is crucial to take into account that the provider gives you the option of paying with the mode you are comfortable with, i.e., cash on delivery, card on delivery, easy finance options etc. And, they give you an EMI option. One provider that fulfils almost all my online shopping criteria is Durian. Apart from being a well-known and established name in furnishings, they have fabulous finance options and even give and easy EMI options. This is in addition to a great product line that comes with a 5 years warranty, and the promise of reliable and prompt after-sales service. With their large corporate affiliations and their emphasis on “Made In India”, they have a lot riding on their name, and the quality of their products bears that credibility stamp.

All in all, take time to research and evaluate your options. Strike a balance between value and quality. Consider it one of your most valued investments, if like me, you guys too believe that every piece of furniture in your home should be handpicked with love and care. 


  1. Grrrreat furniture pieces!!! LOOKS AWESOME!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls


  2. I actually love your last paragraph up above the last picture where you say that your furniture should be handpicked with love and care! I couldn't agree more! A little more of an investment for a beautiful couch that matches the rest of your room of furniture is an essential tip that you don't want to miss. There's a difference between saving money and investing your money smartly by picking out furniture that will look good in your living room for the rest of your life! These were really helpful ways to better pick out your furniture that will match the carpet, shelves, and curtains of your living room so it's a nice cohesive mix of decorations that all fit into a theme.

  3. Make sure the link is hosted on a web page where the content is 100% relevant directly to the webpage to which it is linked.Do Follow blog Comments

  4. Recordings are situated to control organization marketing systems now as the estimation of video marketing winds up being more obvious with clearer productive outcomes. http://you2gov.com/

  5. Furniture is a prominent part of your home and owning one incredible piece of furniture can give you immense pleasure and joy.Chesterfield sofa

  6. Making extraordinary substance isn't simple; notwithstanding, when you do make incredible substance, there are such huge numbers of assets available to you that could conceivably enable that substance to end up viral.here

  7. Handcrafted furniture isn't the main kind of American furniture sold under that name. There are on a very basic level three sorts of home furniture offered by American furniture stores:
    Chesterfield sofa

  8. Furniture is a noticeable piece of your home and owning one extraordinary household item can give you monstrous joy and satisfaction. JapanYo

  9. The advantages of value furniture, for example, fine room furniture and parlor furniture lie in its toughness, as well as in the manner in which individuals see you when they visit your home.www.furniturehouston.us

  10. . This without a doubt will prompt your pages pulling in new individuals thus the development will proceed. Make a decent utilization of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ to begin this procedure. Visit This Website

  11. At the point when time is expected to take in the subtleties and look at, even vital material may be misread and kept away from.

  12. Facebook using a great incentive,here this can be an exclusive Coupon or a discount to add them.

  13. Furniture is a noticeable piece of your home and owning one inconceivable household item can give you massive joy and delight.LA Furniture

  14. Facebook provides tons of resources for developers and would-be developers. You can use these tools to add comments to your website, more is here waiting for you to buy from here..

  15. Furniture is a noticeable piece of your home and owning one mind boggling household item Furniture is a noticeable piece of your home and owning one mind boggling household item can give you massive delight and happiness. can give you massive delight and happiness. Modern Miami Furniture store


  16. Also, there are more if's that the web design industry does not discuss. Web designers don't discuss our market other than to request that we portray them. Webdesign

  17. Furniture is a prominent part of your home and owning one incredible piece of furniture can give you immense pleasure and joy. Bloone Media

  18. The advantages of value furniture, for example, fine room furniture and parlor furniture lie in its strength, yet in addition in the manner in which individuals see you when they visit your home. Bloone Media


Hope you are thoroughly enjoying your tryst with the Wonderland madness! Share your whims here. We are open to brickbats and love...