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Five Characteristics of a Great Furniture and Home Décor Store

Five Characteristics of a Great Furniture and Home Décor Store

Is there anything worse than entering a shop only to wander around aimlessly with no idea where to start? Answer: No. A furniture store, in particular, can be super overwhelming, especially when you have more than one item on your list. What couch will best suit your living room? Is that TV cabinet built to last? Will that shade quickly go out of style?

It’s these questions and more that knowledgeable staff should be able to advise on, in a space that beautifully showcases top-sellers and high-quality products. Here are a few more characteristics that separate furniture outlets from others like them.

Store Reputation

It’s no secret that we as consumers are influenced by word-of-mouth. Understanding someone else’s experience of a store can determine whether or not we visit it ourselves. Reference groups, online reviews, and testimonials are all great ways to gauge the overall tone of the showrooms, homeware and furniture stores you’re looking to explore.

New Arrivals

Fresh inventory is hugely important when it comes to furniture stores. You’ll, therefore, want to look for one that constantly updates their products based on current design trends, functionality, comfort, and even the Pantone Colour of the Year. Doing so implies that the store not only has your best interests at heart but is also constantly evolving to keep up with the times.

Shop New Arrivals in furniture and home décor at Essops Home today.




Quality Pieces

It goes without saying that any great furniture store should have top-quality pieces available in a variety of types, shades and sizes. Larger items like couches, a dining table and chairs, bedroom sets, and outdoor furniture, for example, are all big investments. So, the products instore need to be functional, durable and of course, easy on the eyes if you’re to get the best value for your money.

Special Offers

Furniture outlets that offer discounted rates on their items consider the consumer and their budget. It’s also a great way to reward buyers for their loyalty. Price variety is important to ensure a store is not limiting themselves to a certain type of consumer but instead, welcome all sorts through their doors to find furniture and homeware that’s right for them.

Visit our website to browse through our Special Offers while they last.


Shop Location

Shopping shouldn’t involve long car trips just to find what you’re looking for. Or, any back-and-forths should you want to visualise where an item will go before making a purchase. Furniture stores and showrooms should, therefore, be conveniently located in major regions and easily accessible if they’re to attract potential and existing buyers.

At Essops Home, we’re firm believers that a showroom or furniture store should be a place of comfort and inspiration. Our Kwa-Zulu Natal stores, for example, are beautifully furnished and home to friendly staff eager to advise on how best to kit out your home.

Find one located in and around your area and pay us a visit!

1.    Durban | City View Village
2.    Amanzimtoti | Shop F11 Galleria Mall
3.    Umhlanga Ridge Gateway Shopping Centre
4.    Pietermaritzburg | 241 Victoria Road


You can find the contact information for all our country-wide showrooms here.

12 April