How to Shop for Furniture the Smart Way


Sure, that floral armchair from your parents’ living room is charming—but with these new furniture start-ups creating sleek gear for every guy, it’s time to upgrade your man cave.

Here are three tips for picking out the perfect seat for your place.

How to Design the Perfect Home Gym in 5 Easy Steps >>>

Rule no. 1: Look at the Legs

When shopping for sofas and chairs, says Lucinda Pace, a senior designer with online interiors consultancy Laurel & Wolf, you should avoid metal: “Wooden legs indicate good construction,” she says.

The Pullup Bar You Should Install in Your Home Gym >>>

Rule no. 2: Buy Feathers and Foam

Always opt for cushions that are a combination of feathers and foam. “Anything that is foam filled only is kinda sketchy,” says Mackenzie Schmidt of interiors blog Lonny. “And if it’s just feather-filled, cushions will smush immediately. Go for a combination of the two.”

The Best Exercise Machines for Your Home Gym >>>

Rule no. 3: Avoid the Jargon

Be careful what you agree to. For instance: While the so-called white-glove-delivery-and-assembly service may sound like a great deal, it’s ultimately a very pricey upsell. So if it isn’t offered gratis, I’d advise you to skip it and haul that sofa a few extra feet yourself.

6 Kitchen Essentials That Will Make You Feel Like a Master Chef >>>

For access to exclusive gear videos, celebrity interviews, and more, subscribe on YouTube!