Furniture for you
Your Taste –
Taste is entirely a matter of personal preference. You may delight in the traditional elegance of 18th century styles or be most comfortable with the sleek look of contemporary. It's strictly your choice. If you're not really sure about your design preferences, look through your favorite magazines to find rooms that appeal to you. Even better, come visit us at Globe and browse through furniture selections and displays. Our staff will be happy to help you find the furniture that's right for you.
Your Lifestyle –
Choice of style depends on you, but your lifestyle should come into play when durability is a consideration. Consider what kind of wear and use your furniture will receive. If you are an individual whose hobbies are music, bridge and formal entertaining, indulge yourself. Go for the white damask sofa you've always dreamed of. But if your sofa will be used for a lot of TV watching or lounging, you'll enjoy it much more (and longer) if you choose a sturdier model and fabric. When toddlers and teens are on the scene, durability becomes even more important.
Something you want to know about a piece of furniture is, "How long will it last?" That factor is determined largely by who uses the furniture and how they use it. The type of care an item receives and the punishment it takes will determine the length of its life. Even the sturdiest, most durable furniture can wear out sooner than expected if it receives extra hard use.
Your Budget –You don't have to deny yourself the pleasure of a painting you love because funds are limited. Perhaps the original oil is within your means. If not, a print or poster of the original will bring you enjoyment. It's the same with a piece of furniture. It's never a mistake to buy the best you can afford. Like an original oil or poster version of the same subject, the same piece of furniture comes in different versions at different prices. A small chairside table can cost below $100 to well over $1000 and good values are to be found at all levels. Here are some factors that affect cost:
- Design: Original antique, a reproduction copy or an adaptation?
- Materials: Real wood or printed simulation?
- Manufacturing process: Handcrafted or mass produced?
- Detailing: Hand carved or plastic molded?
- Shipping & Storage: Already assembled or ready to assemble at home?
- Suit your taste?
- Match your lifestyle?
- Fit your budget?
Your salesperson will explain the features and construction that account for the piece differences in the individual pieces of furniture you are interested in.
You will enjoy your new furniture to the fullest when it pleases your taste, meets specific needs of your home and fits your budget. Regardless of the style you choose or the amount you can afford to spend, furniture that cost $500 and is kept for only five years brings beauty and function into your home for less than $0.28 a day.