There are a lot of factors when it comes to buying wood furniture; cost, color, and quality to name a few. But the most important question, arguably, is what kind of wood you’re getting.
There are, essentially, three types of "wood" used in furniture: Solid wood, particleboard or MDF, and plywood.
And within these categories, there are high quality and lower quality versions which will affect the long-term durability of the furniture and the price.
It’s not unusual to wonder why wood furniture is so costly. In fact, we got the question enough that we answered it in a blog!
The fact is, high-quality, hand-made furniture is more expensive than poorly-made furniture made with MDF and veneers. But, even on the higher-end, there are variations in how much you’ll pay for a piece of hardwood furniture.
A bed, like a dining table or a living room sofa, is usually a long-term purchase. Which means you want to be sure exactly what you need before you buy.
We met up with Georgianna, our Store Manager in Cambridge, to discuss everything you should consider before making a decision.
To say this year hasn't gone as planned would be an understatement. There's been a lot of change, and, often with change, we see things in a new light.
With all of us spending more time at home –it’s only natural that we’re seeing our home in a new light too. Is that sofa you bought 3 years ago really comfortable? Is hunching over your laptop on the kitchen the best long-term option?
We talked to our team of designers to get their point of view on how home design needs have shifted over the past few months along with some simple solutions.
Sometimes creativity requires thinking outside the box - making new connections, seeing things in a new light. Like, for example, pairing your coffee preferences with a coffee table (link), or your tea with an upholstered chair.
Or, your favorite show with a corresponding piece of furniture. Can you take a multiple series show and dilute it down to just one piece of furniture that encompasses its tone, style, and feel? We say, why not!?
So, here are some of the most popular shows in recent history, paired with their furniture counterparts.
Of all the rooms in your home, the bedroom is one that should be a sanctuary – a place to escape to, rest, read, and sleep.
And, rest and rejuvenation don’t come easy when your room is disorganized or cluttered. Even if you’re not a clean freak, most of us feel more at ease in an organized space.
Here’s the best thing about taking the time to organize and streamline your bedroom: it means you’ll be cleaning less! When you have a system that works for you, your bedroom will always (or, most of the time) be your dream space – de-cluttered and peaceful.
Unless you’re renovating or moving into a new home, changing the design and feel of your home usually happens in small steps. Sometimes it happens because one day you look up and decide you hate the paint color in your living room. Or, you realize the rug you inherited from your grandmother is starting to look very outdated.
The great thing is – you don’t need to make twenty decisions all at once to change the look of your home. Creating a modern home doesn’t need to be a huge overhaul. And it also doesn’t need to include getting rid of your favorite pieces.
We put together a list of 5 simple swaps, additions, and changes to instantly create a modern look in your home.