With the cost, time, and decisions involved, the thought of having anything custom made for your home may seem overwhelming. But in all reality, it shouldn’t be. True, custom made furniture, finishes, and upholstery require a longer process than just picking something out at the store, but there are some benefits of custom options--ones you should truly consider when it comes time to decorate your home. Here are 4 home essentials we think are worth having custom made:
Quality draperies are an investment and one that’s worth it if you wish to receive a fitted and elegant look. Not only is this beneficial for making standard windows look their best, but it is also beneficial for windows that are unusual in shape or size.
Often times, you can buy fabric from wholesale or at discount prices from a fabric supplier, either at the store or online. In most cases, they also provide a wide selection of drapery hardware, which is something that needs to be carefully selected as well when dressing up your windows. Drapery hardware not only provides a strong architectural element to the room, but it will also finalize the theme you wish to convey.
Good, quality custom window treatments can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years depending on the fabric selection. With proper care, your custom drapery will probably still look new by the time you want to update them. To keep your home furnishings protected and also to keep your home full of style, custom window treatments and hardware are definitely worth the investment.
There are several benefits to custom made furniture. Custom pieces are unique to your personal style as well as the space they will occupy. Additionally, custom furniture will stand the test of time, lasting for generations to come.
You might think that custom upholstering large pieces of furniture can add up quickly, and you wouldn’t be wrong. So if the cost is what’s holding you back, start small. Instead of taking on something like an armchair or sofa, consider upholstering something smaller in a fabric you love, such as an ottoman, a headboard, or your dining room chairs. It may seem as though small items such as these are a simple choice, but it’s important to remember that even something small can have a big impact on a space. For an even more significant payoff, carry that fabric pattern throughout the space by also using on your windows in the dining area. If you are in a position to take on upholstering a larger piece of furniture, we have custom pieces suitable for every design style.
Area rugs can anchor a space and polish off a room’s design. However, when the rug is the wrong size, the design verges on flawed, rather than finished. If you’re having a difficult time finding the ideal rug for your space, then consider investing in a quality, custom-fit rug made of solid material. If you need your rug to pack some extra punch, consider creating a pattern with carpet tiles. Carpet tiles are especially nice in high traffic areas or areas that may be prone to messes (e.g. a child’s playroom, nursery; family room) since tiles can be replaced individually on an as-needed basis.
If you've ever gone shopping for accent pillows you may have noticed how pricey they can be--especially when you have to settle for something less than perfect for your space. This alone is a huge reason to invest in custom pillows for your home. Yes, they will probably end up costing you more than those subpar ones at a department store, but you'll be getting exactly what you want.
Think of custom pillows as you would your monthly food bill. It costs to eat well, especially if you are a health-conscious shopper. While you don’t have to buy better ingredients, you do simply because you know it's a better choice for you and your family in the long run. Likewise, it costs more to have custom touches added to your home. Those $20 pillows might sound better, but in the end, how happy will you actually be with that choice? Most likely, you’ll grow restless and end back up at the store for another round of pillows. Why not just get the ones you know will be best in the first place even if the upfront cost isn’t appealing? As with your food, custom pillows and/or covers can be an investment well spent if you’re looking for a positive long-term outcome.
In need of some encouragement, guidance or inspiration? Stop into one of our showrooms or visit us online to see what we have to offer. Our wide selection of fabrics, rugs, and custom furniture pieces (we even have pillow inserts and custom covers!) should leave you with plenty of options for your project, whether it's big or small.
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