Choosing the right furniture for your rental
When you rent a house, you will need to choose between two main options: furnished and unfurnished properties.
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If you choose the latter, you might wonder how to select the best furniture for your home, and this guide will help you decide.
Here you’ll find a range of brands and styles you can brainstorm to decide your own rental furnishing.
First, have a look at what’s already there
Some of the house features will not be changeable, like the kitchen and bathrooms, and many times also the wall colour is not an option (although some landlords may agree on permitting you to change it).
You should keep these features in mind when you go shopping for your brand new furniture so that it will look perfect in their environment.
Think about your time frame
Another important step to think about before you buy is your long-term plans. Indeed, if you’re planning on staying in your newly refurbished house for some years, so you’re choosing it to be your long-term home, then it’s time to start thinking wildly and widely, as you will be sure to use all your ideas throughout.
Instead, if you’re planning on moving again in a couple of years or even months, then it will be worth looking for furniture that can work in multiple properties, or with multiple functions. Bright colour and heavy furniture might not be the best choice in this case.
What do I need for each room?
To get a good idea of how much you might be spending, you should start from the essentials and draw up a budget.
- A typical living room will need a sofa, an armchair, a tv, dining table and chairs, lamps and a shelf.
- A typical bedroom will need a bed and bed frame, a bedside table, a wardrobe, lamps.
- A kitchen usually has a kettle, a toaster and hobs. (Even though these last ones are appliances they are useful to have and are not usually found within an unfurnished apartment).
Where should I buy my furniture?
There are plenty of options for you to shop, no matter your budget.
Some general and well-known ones are:
- Maison du Monde
- Wayfair: it’s a bit like the google of furniture, you will surely find what you’re looking for! Just make sure to check the quality of the furniture before buying it.
- West Elm
Others a little less known are:
- Gumtree: this company is famous for its second-hand furniture, for when you’re at the bottom of your budget.
- Sueno: they are specialised in stylish beds, and indeed it is a great place to figure out your entire bedroom.
- Next Home: this is a high street place to find furniture and accessories for your house.
If you’re looking for more luxurious shops, you can look at Bentley Home, Fendi and Essential Home.
Current trends or personal style?
Looking at current trends can really help you get your head around different ideas and actually find your personal style. Indeed, you don’t have to follow a particular style from A to Z, but you can mix and match different stylish looks to arrive at your own personal and unique style.
At the moment, very trendy styles are the mid-century modern style, the minimalist design, the industrial look or Nordic style.
Moreover, you can also be inspired by materials. Instead of a specific style, you can opt for a home in which wood has the preeminent place, and therefore you’ll look for predominantly wood furniture etc.
There is plenty to search, discover and invent, so it’s time to inspire and inspire and let the fun begin.