The increasing availability and affordability of custom and designer furniture has brought a whole new world of luxury into the living space of families across the globe. No longer is the budget option necessary with things like interest-free periods, payment plans, and varying levels of customisation all playing into the hands of potential customers everywhere.
When you've made the decision to invest a lot of your hard-earned money into a comfortable lounge-room suite or a new bedroom suite, there's a trio of key considerations that you should take into account before you make the first payment.
This might seem like a basic thing to be mindful of, but when you're picking out a colour for your new furniture, it's important to remember that you'll be wanting this new piece of furniture to be part of your living space for many years to come—perhaps even when its surroundings change. Choosing a flambouyant or feature colour can help bring your current room together, but it can also limit your potential future decisions when it comes time to refurnish the rest of the room. For this reason, picking a more neutral colour can make your life a lot easier in the long run.
If you're buying an incredibly comfortable lounge or an enormous television cabinet with lots of shelving and paying big money, you're going to want to get your money's worth out of it. Buying a product that requires near-constant maintenance and meticulous care to avoid damage or wear is going to feel like more work than fun. As most furniture is designed for leisure, particularly designer furniture, a heavy maintenance schedule can defeat the purpose of indulging in a custom piece. Keep an eye out for pieces of custom furniture which don't require incessant levels of maintenance without sacrificing too much quality; a good middle ground can keep your furniture looking fancy and your body feeling comfortable.
Buying a custom piece of furniture provides a brand-new challenge to the world of furniture in that you won't know exactly what it looks like until the project is completed. It's important, then, to have a concrete idea of what you want and be concise and accurate in your description of it to your furniture craftsman. Bringing in photographs of similar pieces or any inspiration that you've had behind the design you want can also aid the process, but it's important to remember that the piece will only be as accurate as you've described it.
Custom furniture can provide a talking piece in your home, provide a comfortable place to finish the day or complete the look and style of your home, and more than ever, it is affordable and accessible to more and more people across the globe.
Go into the process with a solid idea of what you expect to get out of it, be prepared to compromise in exchange for a long-term win and use your imagination!