The Benefits of Custom Furniture for Your Home


Custom furniture is one of my favourite items to source for our clients’ homes. No matter which way you look at it, there are huge advantages when compared to retail showroom options. In fact, going custom is the reason my furniture survived this Sharpie marker fiasco!

So, what’s the difference? And is custom furniture really worth the investment? Let’s take a look…

Living Room with light sofa, colourful art above, and dark grey velvet chairs

1. Greater quality, value & longevity.

Have you ever purchased furniture from a big box store only to discover how uncomfortable it is or how poorly it looks after just a few months of daily wear and tear? You’re not alone. Retail options may be easily accessible, but they simply aren’t constructed to last.

By comparison, custom furniture is made with high-quality craftsmanship and more durable materials. For those daily use items (like beds, sofas, armchairs, and dining chairs), going with quality is always a smart investment. If you have kids, pets, or messy spouses, investing in sturdy furniture really pays off in the long run.

2. Endless options for customized functionality.

Unlike standard big box sofas available with only a few options, custom furniture gives you a wide array of options — or the freedom to design something unique from scratch. This is true for style customizations (see #3), but also true for ever-important functionality, such as:

  • Customizable height, depth, and length (for that extra tall or petite person in your family)
  • Picking your seat and back cushion fill to ensure you feel your best 
  • Performance fabrics that prevent stains and resist fading (great for kids, pets, and sunlit spaces)
  • Plus, other unique details can be added — there’s no limit to our creativity!

3. Designer-level style that reflects your personality.

When you opt for handmade, personalized furniture instead of mass-produced, you instantly take your home design to the next level. The best part? You’ll have unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect your personality and lifestyle. (Get ready for all of your friends and family to ask, “Where’d you get that?”) We can customize the style of the piece with respect to…

  • Colour, pattern, and material (velvet, linen, etc.)
  • Design details, like welting or contrasting fabrics
  • The style of the arms, back, and legs
  • The way it looks with the rest of your space!

While it’s more cost-effective to go with customizable furniture, designing from scratch is also an option. For example, we recently completed a project where our clients were searching for a dining sofa that needed to be 12’ long, and we simply couldn’t find something that large and comfortable. So we worked with a trusted vendor and designed a gorgeous piece that fits perfectly in their space.

4. First-class customer service.

Custom furniture is created by a team of experts and artisans, not an assembly line. So not only are you supporting local small businesses, but you get the highest level of workmanship and service. In fact, my team and I take great pride in creating relationships with the best and brightest vendors in our industry. This makes your design experience top-notch and ensures lasting happiness and support with your new piece.

Where can you find custom furniture?

Most custom furniture can only be purchased through an interior designer or decorating professional with access to exclusive trade-only resources. When we work together to furnish your space, we will sort through our network to present you with the best options for your style, lifestyle, and your desired project investment. This is an exciting part of the process, and I guarantee you will love it!

Wondering how our design and home furnishing process works? Reach out to us here, and let’s get to know each other.

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P.S. Considering hiring an interior designer for an upcoming project? Be sure to get our helpful guide – 5 Things To Ask Yourself Before Hiring An Interior Designer!

Staci Edwards and her team provide interior design and decorating services to help you create a home that you truly love. 

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