Fiorella Design, LLC

Mary Jo Fiorella, a certified interior designer practicing throughout the Bay Area, including Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Atherton, Woodside, Danville and Alamo.

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Why you should invest in quality furniture

Why you should Invest in Quality Furniture

Why You Should Invest in Quality Furniture

When furnishing a new home or room, you may have an overwhelming desire to fill the room with furniture with the lowest cost furniture you can find.


It may be hard to comprehend, but if you can spend just a little more money and if you have a solid plan, it will pay off for you.

1. Quality lasts years. Cheap furniture is just that. The way it’s constructed, the materials and fabrics used, will mean the piece will fall apart, or breakdown faster, as well as the fabrics, wear down quicker. They may even use materials with chemicals that are not healthy for your family. A good quality piece means a skilled craftsperson has constructed the piece, with quality materials, and durable fabrics, and finishes.

2. Go classic and timeless on the major pieces like your sofa, master bed, area rug and dining table. This should be for obvious reasons, but not only will the quality last, but the shape, color, texture, will transition trends.

3. Once you have these anchor pieces, you can layer over time. Add side tables, table lamps, accent pillows. If you need to follow trends – do it with pillows and decorative objects, which are easier to change out and update after a few years.