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Is It Worthwhile to Shop for Furniture Now?

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13 Jul 2021

If you’re wondering whether or not it’s the right time to be shopping for furniture, we understand your hesitancy. The industry has been hit with extended lead times, and you may feel that it’s not worth the time and money to even think about furniture buying.

 

The thing is, there’s no “right time” to start shopping these days. A surge in demand created a backlog of orders and manufacturers are playing catch-up. On top of that, there’s been a shortage of materials and staff that’s prolonged delays.

 

So what could shopping now look like vs. shopping later?

 

 

Despite those delays, shopping now means you'll get in line and avoid the potential for price increases. If you choose to wait, expect that line to get longer and keep in mind you may pay more.

 

Read more: What Affects the Cost of Furniture: 2021 and Beyond

 

Now if you’re waiting to shop because you’re still in the early stages of your project, our advice is to keep an eye on the items you like. This can help better predict the right time to buy for you when the time comes. In that case, you can take a look at our Instagram and Pinterest pages to start collecting ideas and inspiration for your space.

 

If you do choose to wait and the wait is long enough, production could start returning to normal. We can’t predict when that will happen though; we just know it's not anytime in the foreseeable future.

 

The reality?

 

 

Lead times are longer than usual and they’re here to stay, for now.

 

If you’re ready to start shopping for furniture, we suggest scheduling an appointment with one of our Design Consultants and ordering sooner rather than later so you don't find yourself sitting on folding chairs in your living room.

 

If you're in a bind, shopping clearance and outlet furniture can be a good solution that offers quick delivery.

Author: Marycatherine Karcich