Creating a Cosy Space for Fall; How to Add Warmth & Comfort to Your Home

There is nothing more satisfying than coming home to a warm, inviting space on a crisp fall day. As the autumn air develops its telltale chill, we all turn up our thermostats and dig out our favourite throw blankets in an attempt to stay warm. But adding warmth to your home is not simply about...
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Building a Sofa Your Lifestyle Will Love

In many ways, the sofa is the centrepiece of your home. It is where you gather with friends and family to catch up, tell stories, and share fond memories. A sofa is the setting for afternoon naps, childhood wrestling matches, and profound conversations. When you choose a sofa, it is important that it can fill...
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Birchwood Furniture Galleries Proudly Carries Performance Fabrics

Furniture is, of course, not merely decorative; it is functional as well. As such, it is important that the furniture we purchase is not only aesthetically pleasing; it must also be able to withstand the wear and tear associated with daily use. This is particularly difficult with upholstered pieces, as fabrics are vulnerable to many...
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Under the Veneer: Smart Shopping for Home Furnishings

These days, furniture companies have broad selections and many confusing terms. They insist they use only the finest materials. They promise they have tested the quality of every piece they sell. They assure you their products will last. But then you take home your new furniture and within months, those pieces quickly lose their appeal,...
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Benchmade Upholstery: The Difference Quality Makes

In our industry, there is a lot of truth to the phrase “there’s no replacing quality”. Furniture is one of those things where it can be difficult to determine what quality really is, and how to tell if the piece you are considering is made well or not. At Birchwood Furniture Galleries, we make it...
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Our 2017 Anniversary Sale is Fast Approaching – Savings on Canadian-Made Quality Furniture!

If you are looking to refurnish your home, our seventh annual Anniversary Sale, kicking off in March, is the event for you. Whether you are looking for a new bedroom set, sofa, or accessories, we will be offering incredible savings. Our quality customizable furniture lines are made right here in Canada. Our manufacturers produce beautiful...
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Space planning: What Birchwood can do to help meet your personal furniture needs

Remember when we taught you what to bring with you when shopping for furniture? Now we will dig deeper into what Birchwood Furniture Galleries can do to help you with your individual needs when planning a refresh in your home. Measurements There is nothing worse than buying a beautiful sofa or dining table, only to...
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Quality Made Upholstery – From Start to Finish

Birchwood Furniture is a family owned business located right here in Calgary.  In operation since 1978, this business is now managed by the second generation of the family. Because a quality sofa can last you anywhere from 10-15 years, taking the time to consider your use, covering choice and construction quality before you buy will...
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Fabrics 101

Choice is very important to us at Birchwood Furniture Galleries. When you shop with us, we want you to get exactly what you need for your home. In order for you to do that, understanding the differences in materials and how to choose what’s right for your household is essential. Natural vs Man-made Fabrics Man-made...
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Choosing the Best Area Rug for your Space

Nothing pulls together a space like an area rug! Whether they are used to define an open plan space or to anchor a seating arrangement, area rugs bring warmth, texture, colour and pattern to any space. Despite the area rug being a traditional component of home decor, our clients often ask us questions about the...
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