Two months ago, I moved to a new apartment and to be completely honest my whole living room is still unfurnished. There are still boxes lying around with my old apartment decor because I haven’t felt inspired. Also furniture is so daunting to purchase because it can be expensive! If you get tired of a lamp, it’s pretty easy to swap out. But a couch or a dining table? Relatively more permanent.
For the most part, I’ve stayed away from furniture stores except to look for bedroom furniture. When BoConcept invited me to visit their showroom I was definitely excited as I’ve peeked into the store many times while walking by. I didn’t know what to expect, especially as inexperienced as I am with large furniture purchases. I had such a good time visiting the store that I’m really excited to share my experience with all of you! I met with project manager, Lisa Tapang, who really knows the brand inside and out. She has an amazing eye for design! What I appreciate is her honesty and total willingness to help a customer think creatively and stay within their budget.You will notice that all the furniture is minimalistic in design. Minimalism is so trendy these days, but this furniture is anything but trendy. The pieces are classic and last through the years – quality and style-wise. For someone in their early 20’s and inevitably going to be moving a few more times in the next few years, it’s important to me to invest in furniture that will last through trend changes. I am certain my taste in furniture will change, as well, however simplistic pieces like BoConcept designs are easy to work with. I am also a big fan that most pieces of furniture can be customized to your preferences. Whether it’s adding a headrest and an extra center piece to your sofa or getting your dining table in a white finish rather than wood, there are endless combinations.
The furniture is unique in that pieces are always built with the customer’s needs in mind. Usually, I find that minimalistic furniture means minimal function. At BoConcept, the furniture works hard for you without looking like it all the time. Below, the black square cushion looks like a nice, compact ottoman but it actually folds out into this bed. The media unit below is covered on the front with a felt material. Why? Speakers can be hidden away without the sound being muffled. Genius! Every single piece of furniture just wowed me.
Even if you’re not in the market for furniture, BoConcept also has plenty of decor pieces and accessories for your home. No matter what size your living space is, there is a bit of something here for everyone. Throw pillows, blankets, vases, clocks…you name it. I am loving the marble accent pieces and bits of gold that were all around the showroom. BoConcept is still able to make trendy pieces timeless and not over the top.
I highly recommend anyone who is in search of furniture or accessories to visit the BoConcept store in Bellevue. If you’re not in the area, check out other locations here. The 3D software design service is incredible and will help you envision the pieces in your home. It’s no cost to see the showroom and have a consultation with a member of the team so I really think it’s an awesome spot to visit. I asked Lisa what her philosophy is on investing in furniture, even if you’re just starting out on furnishing your own place. (Let’s be real, some of us are probably more comfortable on an IKEA budget…) Her answer really resonated with me and I completely agree. Furniture that will last you forever because of the superior quality and timeless design is completely worth it. There are a lot more affordable options than you would expect as well. Lisa and the team at BoConcept can work within budgets. For example, Lisa can help you fully furnish a living room and dining room for under $5000. You can bet it’ll look awesome, too.
In the next few weeks, BoConcept is having a sale where you can get awesome discounts on tons of pieces. Some are their bestsellers! Check these things out – you can save up to 40%.
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Thanks to BoConcept for having me at their showroom and partnering with me for this post! All opinions and photos are my own.