A guide to furniture shopping in Yukon. Yukon furniture that will brighten up your home and impress guests.
Furniture in Yukon that can turn your empty or dreary home, no matter how small or large, into a living space worthy of not only your friends and family, but for you. Whether you are looking for Yukon discount furniture or luxury furnishings, there is no limit on the theme or motif that you desire. However, this is a purchase that could drastically re-shape and force you to re-think your home. Let’s walk through the considerations, designs and the rooms so that you could leave your guests and yourself thinking that you have one of the best furnished homes in Yukon.
Yukon Furniture Store Shopping Considerations
What Room or Room(s) need furniture?
Does your home need furniture in the Master Bedroom, Kid’s Room, Living Room, Dining Room, Guest Room or even outdoor furniture? It’s possible that you have needs for one or more of these living spaces. If you have needs for all, you know that folding chairs, card tables, an inflatable mattress and that couch you found on Freecycle are not going to cut it.
Are there any regional trends or weather considerations to take into account?
Certainly weather considerations have to be taken into account for outdoor furniture as far as price, storage and patio/balcony/backyard space. Living in an area with brutal winters, hot summers, abundance of rain, a lack of green space, great water views, city views or horrible views could impact your decor choices. If weather is a problem this will either result in not bothering to purchase outdoor furniture or not putting as much of an investment into outdoor furniture. If weather is generally good all year round and there is a good amount of rain, it may necessitate the purchase of special awnings or furniture pieces with umbrellas.
What are the trends in the Yukon area that you wish to implement in your design? Live near water? A cool maritime look would brighten your living room and emphasize the local environment.
Even a bedroom armoire can fit the region, environment, views, theme and availability of natural light! Picking the right color with the right materials and placing it in the right location can make a difference.
Those not originally from Yukon or even from the region and those that are do not need to adhere to the region’s traditional furniture style. Modern designs that have wide-ranging appeal without regard to region can certainly be used. This means that your Yukon bedroom, living room, dining room or any room furniture need not be stereotypical. Modern furniture gives you the freedom to not only be creative, but to create a chic home that you look forward to come back to rather than a home you wish to get away from.
Furniture Materials: Home Furnishings in Yukon Use Different Materials
Sure, wood is extremely popular for tables, chairs, chests, dressers and armoires, but there are different types of wood. Some types of wood are stronger and others naturally look better in your dream living room, bedroom, dining room or even “man cave”. Of course, there are paints and stains to make your wood furniture appear as you wish, but there is a possibility of tackiness. Generally rule of thumb, if you are going for a natural wood look use a stain that complements the wood rather than clashing with it.
For the sake of familiarity with wood, here are some of the most common types of wood furniture available in Yukon.
This is a maple wood dresser. It is an antique dresser with a table top.
This is an example of a light oak bedroom set.
This is an example of cherry wood being used exclusively for an entire bedroom set. The reddish hues of the cherry wood need to counterbalanced or else there could be a very aged sort of a look.
Cost of Furniture in Yukon: Quality, Luxury and Price, can you have it all?
Both of these wood coffee tables look nice. One is $98 and the other is $399. Depending upon your design choices, the more expensive one of these two would be appropriate. However, one can have a nice piece for less than $100 and not have something that looks ridiculously cheap.
Sometimes, more expensive pieces can be garish. Some of them are rather simple as well, but the materials used are the special feature. Other times, it is just the designer brand that inflates the price. After all, a high price is sometimes an unusual, but effective selling feature.
To follow along with that theme of garishness and quality of materials, here are two examples of this in the form of coffee tables. It certainly does not fit the Yukon furniture decor motif, but it is something to consider.
Sure, it is luxurious and clearly a piece that stands out, but is this you?
A coffee table that makes guests afraid to place their cups or hands on it is not exactly ideal. While Yukon furniture stores may feature the traditional white and maritime friendly styles and designs, this could be considered going too far and this could set someone back at least a few thousand dollars.
The above is a more impractical coffee table made of fine crystal priced at $167,475. Yes, that’s right.
Modern Furniture in Yukon
Yukon furniture stores can provide you with modern designs to give any room or your entire house a contemporary look and feel that is not a constant reminder of where you live! You can love Yukon without feeling compelled to throw it in your friends, family and your own face.
Yukon Bedroom Furniture – The Modern Way
High headboards on the bed frame with a matching design, material and finish for the dresser, mirror and night stand. This bed frame has drawers as well. The bed is not the entire room, but rather a part of the expansive Master Bedroom that shares an elegant theme and is placed appropriately to enjoy the sunrise and capture the sunlight as well as take in the view at night.
Don’t want the typical bed up against a wall? Not a problem for those that have a more expansive home. Contemporary Yukon furniture stores can give you a bed frame that is in the center of the room and allows for walking space behind and in front of the bed. In fact, there’s the ability to walk around the bed!
This bed frame and placement is an example of Modern Furniture that actually can blend in or modernize some traditional, regional decor. The predominant Yukon furniture styles can be adapted in terms of arrangement and fitting not only the location of the home, but the type of home as well. Placing a non-traditionally shaped bed in the middle of a Master Bedroom with a uniquely placed night stand and a rug to differentiate from a hardwood or tile floor works out rather well with large windows that provide a solarium sort of an effect. However, it may not be as appropriate for a room with windows that are smaller and typical dry wall. The open style lends opportunities for boundary shifting home furnishing in Yukon.
Televisions do not require a table to hold it up and can be freestanding. This removes many of the limitations that existed for traditional bedrooms.
Hand-crafted work still is valued and modern Yukon furniture can still carry on this tradition. Yes, times may change, but the recognition of quality carpentry will never become passe. Below is an example of a bedroom that takes advantage of its environment. The cement colored walls and the crafted, yet modernly cut wood frame bed and dresser with table top complement each other very well. Combine it with white linens and of course large windows, modern bedroom furniture in Yukon clearly does not have to be garish nor strangely futuristic.
It is a simple design that is both sleek and clearly fitting with the woodwork that is admired in the region. It is a bed frame that does not require you to buy a night stand as it comes with a night stand. The wood grains fit with the down-to-earth style and it is easy to complement with an armoire and/or a dresser in the same kind of wood finish. Mixed with large windows with a view of park or a green yard, this can heighten the theme.
Yukon Living Room Furniture – The Modern Way
This sectional fits in well with a buffet styled coffee table for guests that wish to partake in coffee, tea, brandy, bourbon and light snacks. A window overlooking Yukon or a backyard gives this living room design a very modern touch. Much like the modern bedroom furniture, this couch is placed in the middle since there is no need for a separate piece of furniture to hold up a television. Open space and giving the illusion that what is indoors is actually outdoors gives the room a cool extension.
This sectional provides a social atmosphere for entertaining and it is placed at the heart of the room to allow for mingling as opposed to a typical couch and sofa that is placed in a fashion that places people away from each other. This design allows a living room to be a nouveau-salon. This is a modern and inviting living room that is meant to keep people off the couch for a long period of time. The coffee table that is complementary is low to the ground and is meant to hold glassware.
Yukon Dining Room Furniture – The Modern Way
Your dining room in Yukon does not have to resemble a Norman Rockwell painting. It can also have a modern look that does not require a tacky tablecloth.
No need to protect this modern dining room table from plates and glassware. If there is concern about rings on the table from glasses, coasters are a very practical option and they can be used in a very classy fashion. Find coasters that match the color of the dining room table OR complement the color. Tablecloth or no tablecloth this is a very inviting and progressive dining room set. It is very appropriate for your apartment’s or house’s dining room.
Appreciate the process of making a dining room table. See how one is hand-crafted below.
This is a simplistic dining room furniture set that is black and white and is great for night time and daytime as it provides a great contrast between artificial light and darkness outside for night time and it is able to make the dining room bright during the day. Morning and afternoon meals are brighter than ever.
Yukon Furniture possibilities are limited by your own imagination and vision. Traditional, modern and anything in between. It’s up to you.