This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT. All opinions are 100% mine.
For most of my life, the furniture I owned was used. It was given to me by someone who was updating their furniture or bought cheap at a garage sale. And for a long time, it didn’t bother me that my rooms were a mishmash of styles and colors. Heck, I even had a futon – and liked it!
But you reach a point where you realize that maybe it’s time to actually own adult furniture that doesn’t look like it got run over by a truck in a previous life. Furniture that people aren’t afraid to sit on or put their stuff down on. Furniture that doesn’t maim you from sharp edges or that hasn’t been repaired so many times that you can’t even tell what the original piece looked like.
Determining Your Style
One reason you might have been hesitant to choose furniture for your living room is that you aren’t exactly sure what style you like, what style goes with your room and your home and what things actually go together within a style. On one hand, eclectic is fine if you actually like a mixture of styles that best represents who you are. But if you dream of a living room that looks like it came out of a magazine, then that’s probably not going to cut it.
Below are a few examples of living room styles to help you zero in on a style you like. They all have one thing in common – all of them are practical and livable. It may look like a magazine, but it still has to function as your living room.
These are just a few examples of cohesive living rooms that combine shapes, colors, and textures to achieve a look that reflects a specific style. Don’t see something you like? Maybe you prefer a rustic, farmhouse style with distressed woods, and neutral grays and whites. Or maybe you prefer a slick, shiny industrial look with dark, minimal surfaces.
Or maybe you still aren’t sure what you like. Buying furniture is a huge investment. What if you make the wrong decision? What if your tastes change? What if you plan to move and don’t want to commit to something that may change?
Committing to Your Decision
I totally get the fear of commitment when it comes to furnishing your home. I’m in my early 40’s, and for the first time I got a headboard for my bed. Making a decision on a single piece of furniture paralyzed me so I understand the hesitation of committing to a whole room or even a whole house. But you don’t have to live with a futon and twice-repaired furniture in the meantime.
Consider this: rent furniture.
Let that sink in for a bit.
You can rent furniture. Actual, real, and stylish furniture for your home.
CORT Furniture Rental has convenient, hassle-free, and cost effective furniture solutions for just about every room of your home, in just about any style you prefer. You can furnish your entire home, a single room, or piece-by-piece. They also have decor, housewares, and bedroom essentials. CORT is a flexible option perfect for those of us who are afraid of furniture commitment.