Tips For Buying High-Quality Furniture

December 29, 2022

Are you wanting to upgrade your home with new, gorgeous, and sexy furniture? Are you looking for pieces that perfectly represent your style? For most homeowners, buying furniture is a big decision and heading to the nearest big-box furniture store or buying from a large distributor’s website just doesn’t cut it.

Purchasing from a boutique furniture store in Calgary is part of the furniture-buying experience, which should be exciting, fun, and completely tailored to you. Instead of navigating a warehouse to find your own boxes of ready-to-assemble furniture or having a salesperson try to upsell you on a couch that won’t even look good in your space, you can work with a professional interior designer who will actually help you choose intentional pieces that will capture the essence of your home and your taste.

If you’re in the market for high-quality furniture, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our top tips for a smooth furniture-buying experience.

Plan ahead before you buy

  • Have a vision of what type of pieces you’re looking for. Maybe you’ve had your eye on the perfect dining room table or you’re set on a dark grey ultra-cozy sectional. Whatever it is, plan ahead and have a good idea of what type of furniture you want.
  • Set a budget and stick to it - While this tip is nothing new or innovative, it’s an important one that’s always worth mentioning. We’ve all come out of a shopping experience where we spent more on sale items than we anticipated because it was a ‘good deal’ - be sure to set a strict budget for yourself and stick to it as closely as possible.
  • Get some inspiration. Have some fun planning your space with our Virtual Planner and get some decor and design ideas from our blog. If you need guidance in creating a beautiful and functional space, speak to one of our professional interior designers who will help you choose the right colours, textures, and pieces that will work best for your lifestyle and taste.
  • Do some browsing, whether it’s in person or online. Furniture is a long-term purchase and isn’t always an easy buy. It takes time, research, and patience. While the Internet has provided us with the convenience of online shopping, assessing the quality of furniture through a screen can be difficult. This brings us to our next tip…

Shop in person

Furniture is designed to be used! And seeing them in person where you can touch, sit, and test them out can make all the difference in your purchasing decisions. When you visit Revolve Furnishings showroom, you can compare types of fabric, feel different wood samples, and see the tiny little details that you might otherwise miss through a picture.

In person, you can see and feel the quality, and trust us, you’ll be able to tell the difference between low-quality mass-produced furniture pieces and high-quality furniture pieces that can be customized to your personal preferences.

Know when to splurge and when to find the best deals

While we all love finding high-quality furniture at a fraction of the price, some pieces are worth spending more for. For example, a dining room table will stay with you for decades. It’s not just a dining table - it will tell stories of all the memories you create around it, whether it’s family dinners, gatherings, where your young kids do arts and crafts until they become teenagers tackling homework at the table. Some pieces become a part of your life.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a toddler bed that you know will only be used for a certain amount of years, you can find some good deals and ready-to-take-home clearance items without compromising quality.

Savvy retailers like Revolve Furnishings will have a combo of:
  • Custom order pieces - Where you can look at samples and order your favourite combo.
  • Special order pieces - Unique items that they don't regularly keep in stock, but can get for you within a couple of weeks.
  • In Stock pieces - Items that are 'in the back' or in a warehouse close by that you purchase and take home for quick enjoyment.
Furniture shopping should be a deeply personal and intimate experience. After all, the furniture you invest in will be in your home and define your style for years to come. It should feel comfortable but look stylish, be sensible but tasteful, and ultimately, it should make you feel good.

For high-quality furniture and a unique purchasing experience, visit our showroom in Calgary at 7070 11 Street SE.

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