You’ve painted the walls, ceilings, and floorboards, replaced the carpeting, nailed up mirrors and art, and added new window coverings. But something’s still not quite right about that room. No matter how much or how well you update certain elements, the focal point of any living space is definitely the furniture. With old, tattered, out-of-date, hand-me-down, or just plain uncomfortable loveseats, sofas, chairs, and recliners, your room is only ever as stylish as your seating arrangements! So the next time you’re interested in renovating or simply tying a room together, invest in the most eye-catching element of all—modern furniture!
Accomplished and reputable retailers make the job of finding the right item a snap. Some “big box” retailers employ sleepy-eyed or indifferent staff—people who don’t really care about the company image or about furniture or design, period. Look for an independently owned company that’s been in the business for a substantial number of years—an organization cares about the community and wants to give back.
Reputable Toronto retailers will have an attentive sales staff that can help you with both discussions of interior design—covering topics of colour, fabric, size, and arrangement, and at no additional cost—and cost-saving specials, such as coupons, newlywed, and ‘first time buyer’ deals. For some Toronto families, couples, and individuals, the addition of even a leather ottoman can be a major financial investment, so you should feel wanted and taken care of in the hands of a well trained and accomplished sales team. When looking for the best selection of leather ottomans in Toronto, say, look for companies that are dedicated to providing the best value possible—look for multi-year warranties and lowest-price guarantees, a commitment to match competitors’ prices if they are indeed lower
If you don’t own a van or other large vehicle, modern furniture can usually be delivered to your home, apartment, or condo by the better providers. They’ll often have a ‘next-day’ delivery guarantee and will help you get the piece (or pieces) of furniture into your home and set-up in whatever way you want (think of them as mini-home movers). If lack of mobility is a greater issue in your life, look for lift chairs from your nearby retailer. Lift chairs blend in with other pieces of furniture, but are mobility devices that help you ease in and rise out of chairs without risking any form of injury. They’re a great modern innovation that you certainly can’t find from an antique dealer or from some retailers!
Another feature of modern furniture that you should look for is a commitment to environmentally friendly materials! Many couches, sectionals, recliners, ottomans, sofabeds, and so forth are now made from materials derived from organic soybean, which has much less of an impact on the environment than traditional materials. This means that you can rest assured that your stylish and comfortable addition is also an investment in the green movement. Modern interior design doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive, or destructive, so update your next living space with the simple and stylish solution: modern furniture!