“Buy a new sofa and sell your home” was the advice I gave to this client! My client planned to buy a new sofa and chairs once she had moved house, but I convinced her that doing so now would increase the saleability of her current house. I only advised this as I knew she would be purchasing a similar sized property, so there wouldn’t be a problem fitting them into her new home. If there is any chance the property you are moving to may have a smaller living room, then buy smaller sofas and chairs, with an option to buy more in the same style if required when you sell your home and move.
Here’s another example, where new sofas were being planned for the new house – so we bought them early to help sell the house.