The Benefits of Custom Designed Furniture

Custom furniture is not as expensive as you might think, prices are in line with some of the manufactured furniture and are within range of the average buyer.  But there are definite advantages to getting custom designed furniture rather than something off of a furniture floor.  Let’s take a look at how custom furniture benefits you .

Exactly What You Want

One of the reasons that people opt for custom made furniture is because they are getting exactly what they want.  They can have a sofa made in the color they want or the materials, they can have dining tables made for the size of their families or a bookcase that fits the wall perfectly.  Off the floor furniture only comes in standard sizes and there is no variation.  Custom furniture gives you just what you need for the space and feel that you are creating.

Better Construction

Custom made furniture is often made from better materials with far more attention paid to the construction of the pieces, after all the furniture maker’s reputation depends on it.  That means while custom furniture will cost you more it will also last your far longer than the commercial stuff.  Commercially produced furniture is all about producing the most product for the least amount of money, whereas a craftsman is more concerned with building quality pieces.  If cost is an issue you may be able to do some negotiating when it comes to ornamental details.  A craftsman knows exactly how you plan to use your furniture and can build it accordingly with the right materials.

Price Control

While some furniture stores do have the ability to negotiate most won’t.  Prices are set by some executive in an office somewhere who isn’t going to speak to you.  If you find a piece or a set of furniture that you have fallen in love with but is out of your budget your only choice is to find the money and buy it or move onto something else.  Dealing with the manufacturer directly makes it a little easier to get what you want at the price that you can afford.  You can outline the style you want at the price point you’re willing to pay and the custom furniture maker is in a much better position to make it happen.

Custom furniture is nowhere near as expensive as you think and it isn’t just wealthy people that are buying it.  Custom furniture is not only affordable it will last longer  and look better.

Southwestern Style and Area Rugs

Southwestern style matters in countless ways. It can completely set the mood of a room and situation. Old smoking rooms set an elitist male tone, while the common day “man cave” is welcoming to men of every walk of life.  Southwestern decorating style is used in hotel rooms, vacation homes, cabins, etc. to set the mood or match a theme of the city. Slick, minimalist settings for high rise hotels in a large city is much, much different than the warm décor in a quaint cabin out west in the desert.  Although, we especially love that western cabin look when we have unique southwestern area rugs spread across the floor.

In my opinion, the way someone decorates also can really show their age. Growing up into high school it was posters plastered all over the walls, and then college it was tapestries for girls, with assorted flags and frames on the walls. I even knew some boys that covered every wall in their college house in the cardboard beer boxes, so hey, more power to ya if that’s what you’re in to.

Southwestern Decorating Tips

But coming out of college into being a young professional is a complete 360. Now my friends are looking for stylish southwestern rugs and coffee tables. Long gone are the bedazzled American flags and now it’s a big clock canvas thing (?) they got at a big box store. The way that someone chooses to decorate and what they fill their home with seems to really define maturity and success here in America.

For me personally, I pick up little pieces with me as I go. I have bookshelves with the top shelves always dedicated to the little mementos that my friends bring me back from all over the world. I have a rug I picked up when my dad lived in southern Arizona, and a hand-painted bowl on the table that I brought back from Montana. It might look like kind of a mess, and it definitely clashes with my Game of Thrones flags that adorn the hallway to my bedroom. But it reminds me of where I’ve been and keeps alive my desire to keep traveling.

Décor is different to everyone; in the way they use it and what it means to them. But isn’t that what it’s all about?