Shoppers at Furnitureland South can explore more than a million square feet of furniture.
Most of the outlets, such as Furnitureland South pictured here, provide free in-house decorators to give style advice.
Furniture shops abound in High Point. A simple drive through town would provide at least a dozen we could write about in this
space. If you ask locals for a specific type of furniture, say wicker or American Colonial, chances are they'll be able to
direct you to the perfect store.
But no trip to High Point should take place without a stop at Furnitureland South; (336) 841-4328. Behind a huge 85-foot-tall
highboy sits the area's largest showroom, a million square feet stocked with every stick of furniture imaginable.
There are rooms that look like New York City apartments. Some resemble Montana ski lodges. Others seem to hail from Key West
or pre-revolution Cuba. In the bedding area, there are 73 different kinds of mattresses to bounce on. Type "patio furniture"
into the computer kiosks scattered throughout the property (or at www.furniturelandsouth.com), and you'll get hundreds of examples.
We found two nightstands, a chest, dresser, queen-size bed, and mirror for just $1,721. A leather chair that retails for $1,164
cost only $582. An 86-inch-long sofa (complete with eight-way, hand-tied springs) normally sells for $3,103, but here it sported
a price of $1,500. Best of all, the staff of 180 decorators and salespeople are extraordinarily helpful.
Set aside at least a day here--doors open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m. (They're open until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.) Eat breakfast in the coffee shop, Bear Rock Coffee and Treats. Lunch on fresh salads and hearty sandwiches (all less than $10) at Bear Rock Cafe, the in-house restaurant. Then head home with your treasures.
This article is from the July 2004 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.