How to Choose Which Furniture to Rent- A Beginners GuideJuly 30, 2018
Furnishing your house with the right furniture is important to maintain balance, comfort, and functionality around the home. After all, you’re going to be spending a lot of time there, so choosing the right the right furniture is paramount to turn your house into a home and make it as comfortable as possible. A great way to do this is by renting furniture.
The beauty of renting is that you don’t have to commit time and money on a piece of furniture that you may not like and get buyer’s remorse. When choosing furniture for your home, you want to have an idea of the style you want, as well as functionality. This post is a beginners guide to choosing rental furniture in your house. Let’s take a look at some options room by room.
Kitchen furniture should be kept to a minimum. After all, the kitchen is for cooking and maybe eating breakfast at the breakfast bar. So a few stools will do the trick. Have in mind the style you want and try to match it with your existing theme. If you are an avid home chef, floating kitchen islands are a handy tool and worth their weight in gold. Then you have the necessities such as fridge and freezer. Measure the space for your fridge before rushing out and renting one. The last thing you want to do is get the fridge delivered and it doesn’t fit.
The Dining Room
When choosing your dining room suite, be mindful of how much space you have to work with. Select a setting that will still allow you to move around. A dining room suite that is too large will make the space look cluttered. A dining room suite too small will look a bit silly. Also, have in mind how many people you need to accommodate. The style of your dining room suite should match the house: think of furnishing your house with a holistic approach. The whole house doesn’t need to match but there should be some congruency between the kitchen, dining room, and living room.
The Living Room
You will want your living room to be comfortable and an inviting place for the family to congregate and hang out. So make it cozy. Choose a comfortable lounge suite. The bigger the better so that the whole family can lounge around. In saying that, bear in mind the spacial issues you might have. I like to keep it minimalist with not too much clutter around. Maybe a coffee table and a display cabinet at the very most. There are a number of options on the rental market and I’m sure you will be able to find that will suit your tastes.
The bedroom is just as important if not more important than all the other rooms. When renting beds, you want one that will be comfortable and provide you with a great night’s slumber while also looking great. So when you go to rent a bed, don’t be afraid to lay down on them so you choose one that will be comfortable. It’s probably best to rent a whole bedroom suite that includes bedside table and a dresser. They will match and work harmoniously together to create a nice uniform aesthetic.
When are you ready to rent?
Have some stylistic ideas in mind when your hunting for your rental furniture. Going in blind can often result in an overwhelming experience and you going home with furniture that you don’t like or maybe even nothing at all. Furnishing your house should be a marriage of style meets functionality meets practicality. It’s a good idea to measure up all the rooms before furnishing, so you have an idea of the space available and how much furniture you will need.
Another thing to keep in mind is budget. Know your budget before you go in and this will help narrow down furniture to rent. Just because something is more expensive doesn’t mean it will be valuable to your specific needs. Sometimes cheaper and simple furniture maybe exactly what you’re looking for.
Planning prevents poor performance
As I said earlier, measure up each room and jot down a little floor plan with small diagrams of where you think everything will go. This will help you visualise how each room will look and cut down on the time and energy spent on renting the furniture for your house.
Follow the K.I.S.S rule. Keep it simple stupid. The last thing you want to do is overcrowd your house with expensive furniture and turn it into a cluttered uninviting space. Only rent enough furniture to make your home a functional and cozy living space.
So follow these simple steps when renting furniture. They will save you time and effort in the long run and hopefully make the task a little easier. Good luck.