March 31, 2011 7:45 AM Subscribe
What are great furniture stores, specifically for living room? And in terms of quality, what am I looking for?
posted by emkelley to home & garden (10 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I'm getting ready to purchase non-crappy furniture, but I don't know where to get it. I saw this question
from five years ago, and was wondering if anyone has new thoughts or updates.
The first item on my list is a couch or sofa and maybe a chair. In that last thread, I saw that a lot of people think that West Elm = CB2 = IKEA in terms of quality. I'd like higher quality furniture, but our budget is still limited. (Around $1000 for the couch is ideal, less, of course, is great.) I'm willing to dive into craigslist but I have no idea what I'm looking for. Are there any brands that are good to watch for? What brands are worth paying a premium for? What details set apart the great from the mediocre?
I'm not in a huge metro area but I can get to DC fairly easily.