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15 Oct 2017
If you've ever bought furniture, chatted with someone who has purchased furniture, or even looked into purchasing furniture, we can bet you've asked yourself, "why is wood furniture so expensive?"   Here at Circle Furniture, we have over 60 years' experience seeking the best wood furniture for our customers to provide lasting value.    Before we get started, though, we thought we'd note something important: when you ask why furniture is so expensive, what you're really asking is something else, something more like, "why is high-quality wood furniture so expensive?"     What even is high-quality wood furniture? It's no secret that you can find inexpensive "wood" furniture more readily now than ever before. It may look good, it may feel good, it may even come from ...
05 Oct 2017
So your furniture's been delivered, and you're sitting at your brand new dining room table or lounging on your perfect new sofa when the thought occurs to you: how did you get here, you beautiful thing, and where have you been all my life?   We service thousands of customers a year at Circle Furniture, and we know that the interior design process can appear equal parts mystical and mystifying. So we thought we'd help.   Here's how your furniture comes into your world, all the way from a dream sketched in a showroom to a piece that quickly becomes a family treasure that you will enjoy for years to come.   Where's the best place to start your Interior Design Project?   So you've selected ...
20 Sep 2017
  With a wealth of information out there, shoppers are more educated and prepared when looking to invest in a big purchase like furniture. In that research and preparation, there are a few key questions you need to ask yourself: What is the style or look that best reflects your taste What is your budget And, very importantly, is there a specific date or time frame that you need something Here at Circle Furniture, we specialize in made-to-order upholstery and case goods made right here in New England. Some of these items come with a lead time of 6 - 10 weeks, but we do have many things in stock if you have guests coming next weekend that have nowhere to ...
15 Sep 2017
There are a lot of sleeper sofas on the market today. Call them what you'd like (pull-out couches, sleeper sofas, sofa beds, hide-a-bed), but the idea is singular: sofa during the day, mattress during the night.   Here's the thing: though the concept may be the same, not all sleeper sofas are created equally. There are many things to look for when purchasing a sleeper sofa.   More specifically, the American Leather Comfort Sleeper (the one you'll find here at Circle Furniture) isn't the same as the American Leather sleeper sofa that you'll find at other retailers, and it's definitely not the same sleeper sofa that you'd find in your everyday furniture store.   The Design Process can be overwhelming at times. But it doesn't ...
04 Aug 2017
There are a lot of variables that go into making a high-quality piece of upholstered furniture. Between quality foam versus down filling for cushions, choosing the right fabric, finding a frame made from solid wood rather than composite - it seems like there's an infinite number of ways to determine the quality of a sofa.    The seating suspension is arguably one of the most important things about a sofa's quality; it's what makes you comfortable when you sit, and keeps your sofa looking fabulous for years to come.   Unfortunately, it's tough to gauge a sofa's seating suspension, especially because it's hidden from sight. What even is eight-way hand-tied suspension, and how is it different from sinuous springs? We love jute rugs, but ...
27 Jul 2017
Performance fabrics are more than your favorite Dri-Fit running tee.   In fact, these durable, comfortable fabrics are arguably best served on upholstery. Here at Circle, we have over 60 years of experience with upholstery; in fact, we've even been around longer than many of these performance fabrics.   Not sure what performance fabrics really are, or wonder if they could be perfect on your next sofa? Read on.   What are performance fabrics?   Generally speaking, a performance fabric is exactly what it sounds like: any fabric engineered to perform, whether you're in hot or cold weather, running a marathon, or playing a game of pick-up basketball.   Performance fabric was created to provide extra comfort and protection. In the case of upholstered textiles, performance fabrics go a ...
27 Jul 2017
Top Problems With Upholstered Furniture (and How to Care for Them)   The perfect sofa is an investment. Here at Circle Furniture, a family-owned and operated business that services thousands of customers a year - many of whom buy upholstered furniture - we know this to be true: given the right care, a well-made sofa will last years.  Before buying, it's important to consider what can go wrong with even the most well-made sofa. Here's that list of problems, and because we love you, we even included the solutions.   The problem: the way your fabric looks at night isn't how it looks during the day.   So you picked out your fabric in the store, and waited the 8-10 weeks for it to be delivered" ...