If you're planning to live and work in Dubai or perhaps you are already there, you may want a little guidance on furnishing your new home. Furnishing a home from scratch can be a little daunting especially when you have other work related things going on. Further, being a foreigner in a new land can be stressful especially if you don't have a support network established. With this in mind, how do you get the most out of Vidal XL and similar furniture stores?
This article will help you navigate the Dubai landscape.
Consider Online Stores First
In the first instance, you may want to consider ordering the bulk of your furniture online. If you're not familiar with Dubai it may feel a little daunting going to a physical store. You have to get used to driving Dubai roads, finding your way around, and learning how things work in your new homeland.
When ordering furniture online in Dubai ensure you are familiar with and are happy with the returns policy of the store.
Make the Most of Outside Space
Dubai is a Middle East country and as such has a very hot climate. Therefore, if you have an outside space you'll want to make sure that you get good outside furniture that helps you cope with the heat during the day, and during the night when the temperature drops.
This can be a little bit of a balancing act, but with a little thought, you'll have a great outside space that ticks all the boxes.
Many Dubai furniture stores sell complete room furniture sets. You may want to consider this as an option as everything comes in one package, and saves a lot of time choosing individual items. It also guarantees that it comes with a colour scheme that matches.
Think Standout Pieces
Many interior designers work based on having a standout piece of furniture in a neutral colour, say a sofa for example, as when other more colourful pieces are added to a room they tend to work well with existing colours and textures.
As such, when furnishing a room think of the standout furniture that is needed, and build your interior design around it.
Invest in a Good Mattress
This one may sound a little odd but normally as an expat in Dubai, you probably have a pretty stressful job. As such, a good night's sleep pays dividends and helps to maintain your health. So ensure that you invest in a good mattress as this will help keep health bills at bay.
Make Sure Your Furniture Says You
You may well be in a rush to get your furniture into your new home especially if you have a family. Try not to feel too pressured and take the time to choose the pieces you like. There is plenty of choice in Dubai so take the time to shop around. Try and avoid the that will do for now view, and work out your colour scheme for both hard and soft furnishings.
Almost 9 million expats live in Dubai and so you want the best furniture to enhance your Dubai experience.