Review of Ashley Furniture Products

Furnish Your House on a Budget

Ashley Furniture Homestore in Reynoldsburg
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Ashley is best known for affordable furniture and their giant HomeStores. Their products are aimed at the budget-minded consumer looking for quick delivery. Since their designers have coordinated all collections from major pieces right down to accessories, you can achieve a cohesive look in very little time.

Ashley HomeStores all over the country (and around the world) are franchised, independently-owned stores that carry Ashley products exclusively. Through Ashley Express, you can buy Ashley furniture online, most often shipped the next day.

You can also find their collections at most neighborhood retail and online stores. Prices and availability may vary slightly from one dealer to another.

The furniture is of reasonable quality, but not the best. As the adage goes, you get what you pay for. The furniture is budget friendly. It is best suited to those who are making their first home or have a very tight budget.

The HomeStores

When you walk into one of the giant 45,000-square-foot Ashley HomeStores, you are first struck by the vast variety of products being offered. As you approach the tickets hanging from furniture pieces, the second thing you notice is the low prices.

Ashley Furniture, the highest selling brand in America, claims quality, style, selection, and service to be its defining characteristics. From its modest beginnings in 1945 as a purveyor of occasional tables and wall units, Ashley Furniture has grown to become the largest home furnishing manufacturer within the industry, and an Ashley HomeStore can be a one-stop shop for all your furniture needs.

In 2006, it became the fastest-growing furniture chain and top-selling furniture brand worldwide. There are now more than 600 Ashley HomeStores and 15 manufacturing and distribution facilities across the globe. Ashley furniture products are sold by more than 6,000 retail partners with over 20,000 storefronts in 123 countries (as of 2019).

What to Expect

Although the Ashley Furniture styles lean more toward the traditional, there is a good variety of contemporary furniture as well. They have also updated some traditional styles to give them a more transitional look.

Ashley's coordinated products allow the buyer to choose from several combinations of furniture with matching materials and finishes for every room. At an Ashley HomeStore, these collections are grouped, not just as floor displays, but in pricing levels in order to make the selection process somewhat easier if you are looking for budget-friendly furniture. For instance, a coordinated 5-piece living room set consisting of a sofa, loveseat, coffee table, and two end tables could display a price tag starting out at a very low price.

Case Goods

The Case Goods division consists of dining room sets, bedroom sets, table sets, wall units, and storage units. There is a wide range of selection in price as well as style, color, and finishes. Expect to pay anywhere from $300 for a basic three-piece table set to over $4,000 for a set in the higher quality range.

Upholstery

In the upholstery division, you will find all the sofas, loveseats, and sectionals. As with case goods, there is a wide range of prices and styles available in this section as well.

Although there is a huge selection of styles, you cannot place custom orders. What you can do is find something you like from the variety of styles they offer, and then add or subtract from it or mix and match. Their sofa groups and sectionals range from traditional to contemporary in different fabrics and leather.

Fabric sofas usually begin at around $500, while leather sofas start at around $700. The prices will vary depending on the retailer.

The Millennium Collection

Millennium is the highest quality that Ashley offers. These pieces are better made using higher quality materials. A great feature of the Millennium furniture line is that it uses more classic styling that seems to never go out of fashion.

Ashley-Sleep

Ashley introduced its mattresses in 2008, and its mattress brand took off in a big way becoming one of the fastest growing brands. The company has kept abreast of the latest developments in mattresses, including the use of newer technology and materials. Ashley is also on top of environmental trends, and its mattresses carry the CertiPUR-US seal.