Commissioning something new for your home, that is lovingly made-to-order for you alone, is fabulously special. There’s no denying that fast-fashion interiors still provide excitement with off-the-shelf furniture still proving incredibly popular, but the single-season appeal is fading as more people discover the beauty of bespoke furniture.
What is bespoke furniture?
A question asked on Google over 20,000 times a month, bespoke furniture is made-to-order furniture that has been designed and made accordingly to the customer’s requirements and design tastes.
Whereas off-the-shelf furniture may not particularly fit well or be suited to the customer’s taste, bespoke furniture allows the customer to work directly with the craftsman to create a unique piece of furniture that represents their individuality and enhances the aesthetics of their home.
The benefits of bespoke furniture versus off-the-shelf furniture:
- Possibly the most beneficial factor of bespoke furniture is that it’s specifically built to your exact requirements, providing the results you imagined.
- As you can choose and select your materials to your specifications, bespoke furniture will always enhance your home’s appeal.
- As well as materials, you can choose your finish. Whether you want your furniture to be painted, lacquered or oiled, the final product will complement your interior.
- Made using the finest craftsmanship techniques, you can rest assured knowing that all joints and parts are high-quality, providing a timeless and long-lasting furniture piece for your home.
- With bespoke furniture, you’re always investing in a unique, one-of-a-kind product, giving you pride in the knowledge of ownership.
Off-the-shelf furniture is extremely popular, as it often priced at a lower cost than that of bespoke furniture. However, off-the-shelf furniture does not offer the same quality and long-lasting design as bespoke furniture. Off-the-shelf furniture comes with many cons.
The cons of off-the-shelf factory-produced furniture:
- Off-the-shelf furniture styles and designs may not fit the space you intended to put it or match your home’s interior design.
- To keep costs down in order to promote low prices, the materials used are lower budget, often resulting in poor-quality colour, grain and appearance.
- Off-the-shelf furniture is mass-produced and can often be ‘stained to match‘ which means a factory spray finish is applied. This spray is hard-wearing but feels cheap to touch.
- Off-the-shelf furniture commonly comes in a ‘range’, promoting less choice of style, size and design.
For furniture that lasts a lifetime, reflects your personality and adds value to your property, then choose bespoke. Bespoke furniture is tailored to your precise needs, turning your house into a home and from ordinary to extraordina