Are you looking to purchase a bench? If so, you have come to the right place. You may not realize it yet, but there is a lot to consider when purchasing a new bench. Benches aren’t cheap, and so you want to be sure that the bench you end up getting is the perfect fit for your home or garden. To help you figure this out, we have put together a short guide of things you should be thinking about. By keeping the below list in mind you will be better equipped to purchase the best bench for you.
1. Size – Benches come in all different sizes, and the size you want will largely depend on where you plan on putting it. Is this a bench that is going in your living room, or an outdoor garden? Wherever you are putting it, be sure that you measure the space first so that you know how big the bench can be. Don’t forget to account for the surrounding area if anything is going there, or if you are going to need room to get by it. Measure the space by how wide it is, how long, and how high you want the bench to go. Write these measurements down and bring them with you when you go looking for your new bench.
2. Style – Next, think about what style of bench you want. Are you looking for something along the lines of a park bench that will be outside your home, or maybe you want French inspired living room benches. Do you want a bench that has a lot of curves to it, or something a little more simple? The only way to know the options that are out there is to browse around. Think about where the bench is going and what will be around it. You want a bench that matches the styles already found in the area.
3. Color – Once you know the style you want to get, you can think about what color to get. You can get something bright and colorful if you are putting this among some flowers, or you can get something more earthy. You could also go with something rustic looking if you are going to be putting this indoors among your furniture. There are a lot of color options, and again you will want to match it with the items that are already in the space.
4. Sturdy – Lastly, you will want a bench that is sturdy. Before you purchase it, make sure that you sit in it. Try and shift it around and see if it wobbles. See what material it is made out of and if that material will be able to stand the environment you are putting it in (especially if its going outside). You are spending the money on a nice bench, you want it to last a long time, so always check and make sure that your bench is of a good quality.
Hopefully this list gave you some things to think about before you purchase your next bench. A good bench can be an excellent complementary piece of furniture in any setting, but only if you get the right kind. The wrong kind of bench can stick out like a sore thumb, but you can avoid this by thinking about the things mentioned above. Good luck, and we hope you end up with a bench that you love!