When Is It Time for New Furniture?

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Are you thinking it may be time for new furniture in your home but you aren’t sure if it’s necessary? Use our helpful tips below to decide if it’s time for new furniture or if your current furniture will do for a few more years.


  1. Mattresses- Regardless of how comfortable it may seem even past its due date, the lifespan of a mattress is crucial to pay attention to! Most mattresses keep their comfort and support for 5-10 years so if yours is past this time, it’s time to start looking for a new mattress.
  2. Living Room– Every family has their favorite couch that they’ve had forever but considering how often it is used, be sure you are replacing your sofas in the appropriate time frame. If you have pets, this time frame will likely be condensed due to excess pet hair, scratches, or other damages to your furniture. The typical rule of thumb for replacing sofas is somewhere between 8-14 years depending on wear and tear so assess the damage and make a decision accordingly. View the sofas available in our showroom here! If any of your furniture feels lumpy or uncomfortable when you sit, it’s likely due to its age and it’s definitely time to replace it. This often occurs in mattresses, sofas, love seats and recliners. Replace your lumpy furniture as soon as possible to stop putting stress on your back and other muscles.

Dining Room– In most cases, dining room furniture will last you longer than the other furniture in your home. Your main pieces, a dining room table and chair set, should last about 20 years if they are kept in good condition so your main focus should be on replacing accessories more often to keep the room looking nice and new. Rugs, tablecloths, vases, and other decor for your dining room should be replaced bared on wear and tear and the design you’d like to keep for your dining room otherwise, as long as your dining room furniture is safe and stable, consider replacing it about every 20 years.


If you’re looking for any new furniture or accessories for your home, our knowledgeable professionals at Metropolitan Furniture are ready to assist! Contact Us today with questions about our products or advice on how to change the look of your home.