If you’re looking update your home to make it more comfortable, stylish, and functional, getting new furniture is an affordable way to make a dramatic difference. Solid-wood and hand-made furnishings are a smart investment because they can become more valuable as time goes on. Below, learn about a few other reasons to redesign your rooms with wood pieces.

A Guide to Buying Wood Furniture

1. Durability

Solid-wood furniture is designed to be sturdy. Harder species, such as hickory and white oak, can withstand regular use virtually unaffected. This means they will remain in excellent condition for years to come. Many wood species will also retain their original appearance, so your living room furniture and other pieces in high-traffic areas will never look prematurely worn.

2. Versatility

furnitureWith the wide variety of wood types and designs available, it’s possible to find the right look to match any home. For instance, the knots and imperfections in reclaimed wooden chairs and tables can enhance the rustic appeal of a farm-style kitchen. Sleek oak or ash bookcases, mattress frames, and end tables with clean vertical lines and minimal ornamentation will complement the modern design scheme in a master bedroom. 

3. Easy Maintenance

The key to making your pieces last is simple, routine maintenance. Regular dusting protects wood furnishings from scuffs and scratches, while keeping them away from direct sunlight helps prevent fading. Clean up spills immediately to reduce the risk of staining and discoloration.


To take advantage of the benefits of owning solid-wood furnishings, contact Livingston's Furniture & Mattress. Located in Gloversville, NY, this store is known throughout Fulton County for its selection of home furnishings by All Wood Furniture®, Coaster®, and more leading manufacturers. Their friendly staff provides free delivery and setup on qualifying purchases. Shop the selection by brand online and call (518) 725-8317 for specific merchandise information.