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If you’re looking to move house this year, then one of the factors you should consider is your furniture. 


If you’re looking to move house this year, then one of the factors you should consider is your furniture. Sometimes, a favourite 3-piece suite or a trusty armchair can make all the difference when you’re choosing a new home. But do you know whether it will fit or even suit your newly bought property?

Your home may be your castle, but your furniture may also be treasured. Perhaps you have some timeless classics that must go with you? Or, you may now be ready for a full upgrade! Whatever you’re thinking, we look at some common issues that can arise when you are trying to fit furniture into your new home.


Moving Older Pieces

You may have pieces of furniture that have been with your family for decades. Asides from the precious memories attached to these items, they are likely to have seen a fair amount of wear and tear.

So, before you decide to spend time winding bubble wrap around wooden chair legs, consider whether they will make it okay in transit. The last thing you want to do is spend valuable time moving a piece of furniture, which then breaks during your house move.


Room Sizes and Layout

It’s surprising how often people move house without thinking about whether their furniture will actually fit in their new home! This is especially true when moving from a usually roomier older house to a modern, new build property. Although your sofa or dining room table might look like they’ll easily fit, always measure every angle before you move your furniture.

Also, remember to calculate how much space you are going to need in the room so you can easily move around. Otherwise, your lovely new home could appear cluttered.

Style and Age of Property

Your old furniture could look out of place in your new home. Consider the style and age of the property, and how you will decorate different rooms. Although clever interior design can create beautiful contemporary spaces in older properties, it’s important to check whether your furniture will work. Usually, some will and some won’t. Decide on your budget and then consider the individual needs of each room.

New Home, New Start…

Are you struggling to match your existing furniture to your new home? Maybe you should consider a furniture upgrade? Here are three ideas for your living room, dining room, and either a child’s bedroom or study area:

1. Comfortable living: imagine coming home each day to an armchair that exudes comfort and relaxation? Well, look no further! There’s not much that the Rockingham Leather Swivel Recliner Chair with Massage and Heat in Black cannot do. Boasting full lumbar support, rock and swivel ability, as well as an 8-point heated vibrational massage, you will never want to get out of this super-comfy armchair…

2. Fine dining: entertain in sheer elegance with the Rauma Roll Back Chenille Stripe Duck Egg Blue Dining Chair (SET OF 2). This beautiful set of regency striped dining chairs, supported by strong, rubberwood legs, will blend in with a variety of room schemes. The Rauma is a comfy, seating solution for entertaining guests or for practical, daily use.


3. Ultimate gaming: the GTForce Speed FS Gaming Chair in Blue is the perfect solution for keen gamers, who spend hours in front of a console. Or, if you have a motoring fanatic in the family, then the GTForce Speed is an ideal way to spruce up a boring study area. With go-faster stripes in bold colours and dynamic design, this super-supportive chair is adjustable in all the right places. And, when you want to put your feet up and take a quick nap, it reclines by 170 degrees too!



Whether you’re thinking of upgrading your sofa or chair, or you’re looking to buy a full suite, we can help. Every chair or sofa will sell is easy to assemble and will be delivered to your door. Plus, every item comes with a 12-month guarantee.

See our vast range of sofas and chairs and, if you need any help, then speak to our friendly, expert customer service advisors. Call 0116 218 2900 – our phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5.30pm.


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