What to Look For When Buying Furniture Online

How to Buy Furniture Online

We buy everything online these days: electronics, books, clothes, some of us even buy our groceries online! It’s convenient because it allows you to tailor more and more of your shopping to your busy schedule. But it’s hard to feel confident about what you’re buying just from a photograph and a description. We at Zin Home want to make sure that you feel just as comfortable buying furniture with us online as you would in our brick-and-mortar store.

Know what you’re buying

One difference between buying furniture online and many other things you’ll buy online is that you’re making a significant investment into something that, for most of us, we’re only going to buy a few times in our life. What makes different kinds of furniture, well… different?  

Many different styles of furniture have come and gone over the history of commercial furniture-making, from William and Mary to Victorian to Scandinavian Contemporary. But unless you’re willing to go digging for antique items, today, you’re more likely to encounter styles with names such as:  

Vintage Style Furniture:

Usually refers to pieces from the early-to-mid-20th century. These “old” styles just keep coming back in style anew! These are usually used pieces from the era in question, as more recent imitators tend to market their imitation pieces as retro. Zin Home’s collections include pieces which draw on these vintage styles, but with a modern sensibility we think you’ll love! 

Modern Furniture:

This sleek, minimal style that was born as “modernist” in the 20th century. An even more minimalist version of this style became the relaxed modern style, a particularly extreme budget version of which is available at IKEA. But for a fresh modern look that is sure to impress, make sure you check out Zin Home’s collections!  

Urban Industrial Style Furniture:

Zin Home’s collection, The Industrial Loft, is a sample of this particular bold take on the modern style, complete with diverse prominent metal fixtures, leather, and wood. From the simple and functional the edgy, you can trust Zin Home to deliver on the full scope of the potential of urban and industrial furniture styles! 

Rustic Furniture:

For a more rural style, check out our collection, The Rustic Farmhouse, which is a great exemplar of the rustic style which suits country life so well… or provides the illusion of it for city-dwellers! Zin Home is located in New Jersey, a state with as diverse housing options as it has a population, and whether they’re outside of town in a house, or in an apartment in the city, our rustic style furniture is a big hit!

Casual Luxe:

The casual luxurious style provides an elegant style which combines the soft escape from an urban aesthetic of the rustic style with the modern flair of more modern furniture pieces. Our Beach Cottage and French Country collections offer a diverse array of pleasing furniture pieces for your home. 

Art Deco:

Art Deco furniture style is characterized by geometric and angular shapes, art deco style unites funky patterns with materials like chrome, glass, and mirrors. Checkout our mirrored furniture collection see how you can incorporate any pieces in your art deco home.

Vintage Style Furniture:

Vintage furniture pieces capture the best details from a certain era. Pieces are younger than antiques but may be decades old. Often bought used.

All of our collections have an impressive and timeless aesthetic that we’re confident you’ll be satisfied with. Look around our website, and you’ll see how easy it can be to find furniture you’re happy with online! 

Talk to your furniture retailer 

These days, you can check a retailer’s internet presence and talk to them without needing a brick-and-mortar location, or even your phone on you!. Through social media such as pinterest, Facebook, Instagram  or e-mail, you can get in touch with us and ask us for more details on our shipping and returns policies, or for advice about your furniture.  

Remember, a good retailer wants to help you get the best furniture for you. After perusing our website, don’t hesitate to be in touch! We can give you advice on styles, materials, and colors so that you can make sure you get the perfect piece for your perfect space! We’re here to answer your questions about the parts and specifications of our pieces and collections. Don’t believe us? Just ask our satisfied customers!

Trust a retailer who trusts you 

If a furniture retailer has an interest presence, this is a great way to get an idea not only of the look of the pieces, but of their quality. While you can’t always test out the furniture in a brick-and-mortar store, a retailer who is confident in the quality of their furniture will allow for reviews on their own site. Further, social media also allows you to not only correspond with the retailer, but read reviews, often on platforms where the retailer has no administrative power. Facebook, for example, has a reviews option for pages, and will not allow even the worst reviews to be deleted for almost any reason.

If the reviews on different social media and the retailers website are mostly congruous, the retailer is presenting their customers satisfaction with them honestly, and you can trust them too. 

Give online shopping with us a try, today! We’re confident you’ll be as satisfied with the experience as you are with your brand-new, elegant furniture from Zin Home!