Furniture shopping? Take your home with you.

One of the toughest parts of furniture shopping is that you can't bring the one thing you're shopping for: your house. So if you're coming to High Point, toss a few of the following things into your purse or car to help you find your perfect furniture fit. You'll be glad you did!


Floor plan. Your floor plan includes wall length and the distance from doors to windows. These measurements allow you to decide if something lovable in the showroom is actually a livable piece of furniture in your home. Showrooms are big. Furniture looks smaller than it actually is.

Fabric swatches and paint chips. Bring samples of your drapery prints, furniture patterns, paint colors, and carpet colors. Most furniture stores have a no-return policy.

Digital camera. If you come to High Point, NC our customized shopping itinerary might take you through a variety of places. We can choose from private appointments in furniture showrooms, to discount stores with quality pieces. Take pictures of the pieces you like so you can review them at the end of the day.

Picture pages. Flip through magazines and tear out photos of styles and designs that you like. If you’re having a hard time explaining your style, your pictures can do the talking.

Make a drapery workroom appointment. If you’re working with a patterned print for the windows, we’ll help you make an appointment with a workroom to ensure that you’re ordering enough material for the drapes. When ordering material for drapes, a workroom will help you order extra lengths for hems and tops, as well as the “repeat.” A “repeat” is the entire length of a pattern on the drape material. You’ll want to make sure you have enough “repeats” so you can seamlessly match patterns on your drapes.