How to get the best out of a furniture sale

Empire Highgate sale.
Empire Highgate sale.

EMPIRE Homewares in Highgate will close its doors in the first week of November, giving shoppers more than two months to snap up a bargain.

The decade-old Beaufort Street store – a favourite with many inner-city shoppers – is the sixth Empire business across WA, with the other five continuing to operate as usual.

An end of lease sale is on now, with most furniture and accessories reduced, and new items go on sale each week.

“Pieces we have sourced from around the world are still available and can be found mixed with items from some fantastic Australian labels we have supported throughout the years,” creative director Elissa Coleman said.

Elissa’s top in-store sale picks

– The Blush Parakeet Sofas

– The Double Rattan Love Swinging Chairs

– The brass industrial pieces

Empire Highgate sale.

Elissa’s top tips on how to get the best out of a furniture sale

– Ask to measure pieces of furniture in store

– Remember scale is everything: you don’t always have to go big on everything

– Plan how you will get the furniture inside

– Be open-minded when it comes to arranging your furniture: think about where the piece will work best in your home, not necessarily the room it is made for

– Don’t get too ‘match matchy’: some people see this as safe but sometimes it can be too much


Empire Homewares is also in Claremont, Fremantle, Osborne Park, Busselton and Dunsborough.

The Colemans opened their first business on Hay Street in Subiaco in 1994.

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