Shopping for North Carolina Furniture

Shopping for furniture in North Carolina.

When you move into a new house, designing and furnishing the interior is one of the most fun aspects of building a home. People across the globe agree. When you need new furnishings for your home, you shop for North Carolina furniture.

There are plenty of rustic home furnishing options located across the High Country of North Carolina that can help you achieve a rustic, mountain living aesthetic.  We love utilizing the culture and environment around us to create a unique space that comes together just like a puzzle.

Before You Start Shopping

Before you start shopping for North Carolina furniture you need to know what you’re working with. Measure and visualize your space. It is best practice to measure spaces and then imagine how you want the space to look before moving stuff in. You also don’t want to run the risk of buying furniture that’s too big!

Decorating is a creative process. you can bring “inspiration pieces.” You can draw inspo from paint samples, wallpaper, statement furniture pieces and or other furniture you definitely want to use. Use the inspiration pieces as a reference when you go to the furniture store.

Download Home Design Apps

Online home design software and apps, such as Planner5D, lets users design and customize their home virtually. Planner5D is 2D/3D advanced and operates on a easy-to-use interface available on computers or mobile devices.

A fun tip: If you’re remodeling a room and are unsure what paint color to choose, check the discount paint shelf at your local hardware and paint stores. Most sale sections have a few cans of primer, white paint, or fun color to try that will save you money!

Where to Buy North Carolina Furniture

The High Country of North Carolina is surrounded by two of the largest furniture capitals in the world, Hickory and High Point. Between Lenoir and Hickory there 20 miles of furniture outlets, stores and manufacturers. Some are big and well-know while others are small business.  A short drive down the Appalachian Mountains and you can find some of the most well-made furniture in the world.

The Best Furniture Stores in Hickory, North Carolina

Below are some of the best of furniture stores in Hickory, North Carolina, you can visit to find perfect furnishings for mountain living.

  • Hickory Furniture Mart
  • Bernhardt Furniture Outlet
  • Lindy’s Furniture Company
  • King Hickory Furniture Co.
  • Watson Furniture & Mattress

This list is just a small portion of what Hickory has to offer in terms of furniture. Having grown up and still living in Hickory, I can assure you that there are some great places to find furniture. My family has worked in the textiles and furniture industry for over 60 years. If you walk into a place like King Hickory Furniture Co., Bernhardt Furniture Outlet or inside the Hickory Furniture Mart, you’re going to find high-quality pieces that are designed and built by hard working people in the area.

Budget Friendly Furniture Consignment

If you’re working on a budget, there are still plenty of places to visit, like these furniture consignment/budget stores:

  • The Hickory Tree
  • The Loft
  • Lindy’s Outlet and Clearance Center
  • Hudson’s Discount Furniture

The Best Furniture Outlets in High Point, North Carolina

High Point, North Carolina, offers some of the premiere furniture outlets home to national and international manufacturers. For decades, the town yields high quality North Carolina furniture. Here are some of our favorite options.

  • Furnitureland South (The World’s Largest Furniture Store)
  • Stickley Furniture
  • Baker Furniture
  • High Point Furniture Sales

The Furniture Capital of the World

The Worlds Largest Chest of Drawers in the Furniture Capital of the World High Point, North Carolina.Twice a year the High Point Market features furniture and home decor vendors in a trade show that brings in over 75,000 people. It’s no wonder the town is called the Furniture Capital of the World. You can even find the World’s Largest Chest of Drawers here!

Rustic Furniture and Home Decor in the High Country of North Carolina

The High Country may not have the same world-renowned reputation of Hickory and High Point when it comes to furniture. There are still some great rustic furniture and home decor finds to behold. You can find plenty of cabin-themed stores and antique furniture outlets nestled away in Boone, Blowing Rock, or Banner Elk, to fulfill your mountain lifestyle.

  • Francisco Rustic Furniture
  • The Cabin Store, Blowing Rock & Boone
  • Blowing Rock Home Source
  • Blowing Rock Furniture Gallery
  • Gilded Age Antiques, Banner Elk
  • My Mountain Home, Blowing Rock

Finding the Best Furniture in NC

No matter where you are in North Carolina there is probably a top selling furniture city near you. When it comes to furnishing your home, make it your own! There are so many choices to make and it’s such a fun process.

The way you decorate your Airbnb, vacation home, or primary residence can showcase your style. It’s even more important when you are staging your home to prepare for the selling process. Whether you go rustic or modern in design, remember that you can stop by any of these locations to find the best furniture in the state of North Carolina.

About the Author

Shalamar Blevins grew up in Ashe County, right next to the North Fork of the New River. Shalamar loves the outdoors after spending most of her life kayaking and hiking in her own front yard. 

Throughout her life, Shalamar tried to learn every art form she could get her hands on, from ceramics to African Batiking! Being creative and adding a splash of lively color is Shalamar’s superpower. After studying the classic mediums from local masters such as Stephen Shoemaker and Lenore DePree, Shalamar attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston- Salem before attending UNC-Asheville. After graduating in 2011, Shalamar spent time traveling through Europe and Asia before moving back to the North Carolina High Country to start her own studio and to work for Florence Thomas Art School.

To this day Shalamar still loves to travel and hosts small art classes on location and at festivals. She joined the 828 Real Estate gang in the fall of 2021. Since then, she has been working diligently to provide their agents and clients with the latest marketing tools, while celebrating the adventures that await in the 828! Shalamar got married to wonderful fellow Ashe County native, Micheal the summer of 2021. Micheal is a 13 year US Army Veteran, recently graduated from Nursing school and just started a career at Watauga Medical. They have 2 fur babies, an Australian Shepherd named Quill and Chocolate Lab named Brody. These boys keep Mike and Shalamar on their toes!

 When Mike and Shalamar aren’t working on their garden and home improvement ventures, they love spending time with their big family and friends while exploring the local music and art scene of NC High Country!