There’s no getting around the fact that the highest quality, most durable furniture comes at a premium cost. Of course, even with the greater upfront expense, there’s still a financial benefit; the furniture long outlasts cheaper pieces, meaning you aren’t paying repeatedly to replace them over the years. But because this can be a high-consideration purchasing decision, there are some key things to think about when you’re looking at investing in high-quality furniture.
Does It Fit Your Budget?
Obviously, the first thing you should determine when considering investing in high-quality furniture is whether you can afford it. It’s probably not advisable to go deeper into debt buying pieces that would create a financial strain.
Will It Last a Long Time?
Again, one of the great benefits of investing in high-quality furniture is that it will last for a long time. But just because a piece costs a lot, that doesn’t always mean it’s exceptionally well made and durable. Buy from a brand that’s known for its durability. A brand, say, like Heywood-Wakefield. Our furniture is built to last for more than 100 years, and is very often passed down from generation to generation.
Is It Functional?
If you’re going to spend the money, it should be on a piece of furniture you’ll get a lot of use out of. Of course it should look great, but it should also be something you’ll sit on, or that will serve as a practical storage or display piece, or that will be otherwise useful and improve your home and life.
Will It Fit Right?
You won’t be happy if you buy a piece of furniture you’ve fallen in love with, only to find it doesn’t quite work in the space available. Take a look at these tips for making sure your furniture will fit where you intend to put it.
Is It Versatile?
Some of your preferences will undoubtedly change over the years, and your home décor will undergo some alterations. While some things are practical to replace, after investing in high-quality furniture, you probably won’t want to get rid of it. Choose pieces with character, but that have the flexibility to work with different styles and approaches to your interior design.
Will You Care for It?
Most furniture isn’t particularly high maintenance. But there are best practices for caring for every type of furniture material, and a little regular care goes a long way toward keeping your pieces looking their best for the long haul. If you’re investing in high-quality furniture, you should be willing to put in a small but ongoing effort to care for it properly.
Do You Love It?
Don’t forget to ask yourself this one. It’s what matters most.