Whether you are a new couple just starting out or are getting ready to retire in style, your home is a reflection of who you are. Choosing a furniture store is a big decision, and it’s one that could impact your quality of life for many years to come.

Today, we take a look at a few things to keep in mind as you make your selection.


Style is the number one factor you must consider when looking for a furniture store in Columbia. Sure, you can opt for a big box store, but all of your neighbors will have the same sofa. Instead, think about your style. While farmhouse and industrial may be the trend, dive deeper into your preferences. Do you want something classic? Minimalist? Do you prefer opulence?


Budget furniture is everywhere, but is it really a good value? Maybe… but not always. Think about your budget and whether or not you want to buy pieces over again in a few years. It might make sense to save up for something a bit more durable. If you must furnish your home with pieces from a standard furniture store, save aside some cash for accent pieces from your local boutique. You might, for example, add a decorative mirror above your dresser or a beautiful accent chair and blanket to your living room to showcase your color and style.


Quality is crucial, and the last thing you want is a piece of furniture that breaks after the first use. Don’t be shy about inspecting each piece on your furniture store showroom floor. The Linen Duck has many pieces available so that you can see the quality, size, and even textures for yourself.


When you are ready to choose a furniture store, check their reputation first. Even if their style, pricing, and quality matches your preferences, confirm that their reputation and customer service aren’t lacking. Ask about design consultants on staff and make sure that your rep or sales specialist is available to answer questions before, during, and after making a purchase.


Experience also matters, and a knowledgeable design consultant can help you do more than choose colors and fabrics. Our founder, Becky, and house designer, Ashley, have more than four decades of combined home interior design experience.

When you live in Columbia, you have plenty of options. You don’t have to stick to a big-box furniture store with commissioned sales agents whose only goal is to make the most money. Choose a boutique with style and designers with a passion for perfecting your space.

The Linen Duck strives to bring each client the freedom of personality to their homes. Visit our furniture store in Columbia or Franklin today to see what custom style can do for you.