Investing in quality furniture is a large commitment when designing the interior of your home. High-end furniture is skillfully crafted with long-lasting materials. While not cheap, quality pieces can last a lifetime and may even increase in value, making it worth the investment.
Our relationship with furniture often relates back to how we grew up and were taught to see it. Some know furniture as pristine, expensive and unusable. Some of us remember fine furniture was for display only, and for passing down to future generations. Once gifted, some use it with great joy, and to a full useful life. If you have experienced this personally, it can make investing in quality even more confusing.
Consulting an interior designer before making a significant investment can help. Experienced designers know the brands and their products. They have experience navigating the business and can inform you of what you need to know.
Why Quality Furniture
1. When you invest in a quality piece you are less likely to have to replace it. Unlike a sofa that cost only a few hundred dollars that will last only a few years, a solid well-made sofa can last well over 20 years depending on use. Why replace the less expensive sofa every few years when you can invest in something that you will not have to worry about replacing. Investing means you will get more out if it than it originally cost you.
2. Quality furniture is a fashion statement. It is a conversation starter and makes a statement about your home. Select pieces that you love and those that match your personality. Make sure your new furniture makes your house a home.
3. Invest over time; invest with confidence. There is no doubt that investing in quality furniture is a process and a large investment. Keep in mind it does not have to be done all at once and can be done over time.
For many, understanding the investment can be confusing and hard to justify. It is important to be educated on your purchase, understanding the lifetime value, so you know it is indeed a smart use of your money.