When people think about furniture, renting isn’t really a concept that springs to mind. Most homeowners commonly search for a sofa or table they want and once they find it they drop a ton of cash and buy it. But recently, more and more people have discovered that renting is also an option when it comes to furnishing their place. Airbnb and short-term rental owners use companies like Fülhaus to design, furnish, install, stage, and professionally photograph their spaces all the time, but to homeowners, students, and almost everyone else, furniture rental might be a completely foreign concept.
So you probably have a ton of questions when it comes to the details of how someone rents their furniture. Thankfully, Fülhaus is here to answer the biggest questions that most people have about renting furniture. We’ll cover whether or not you would save money to how it even works, this article will help you decide whether furniture rental is the right move for you.
How Exactly Does it Work?
One of the first things you’re probably wondering about is how do you even rent furniture? Furniture is seen as something essential and that living without it would make life more difficult, or at least uncomfortable. But just like books from a library or movies way back in the day, renting furniture works in the same way.
So it’s actually as simple as it sounds. Most companies, like Fülhaus, will offer full furniture rental packages which make things even simpler. All you need to do is choose from one of the many offered styles, and then companies will source your furniture for you. If you don’t like what they find, there are many options and more vendors that companies can source furniture from. And depending on your plan, if you’re already tired of looking at the pieces that you rented after a month, you can send it back and request a new piece.
Is it Cheaper Than Buying?
The short answer is yes. If you’re moving into a new place and don’t have your own and you have limited income, renting might be right for you. Depending on the company, there are monthly plans and certain fees to pay (some on activation, others attached to your plan) so be sure to read carefully. But with where you are in your life, should you be renting your furniture? Admittedly, it’s not optimal for everyone, but there are certain cases in which you will be saving some precious money.
Renting is a great option for students and anyone who is planning to move abroad. For students, the rental option is perfect because most are starting college or university on a tight budget, and dropping thousands of dollars on a new sofa isn’t optimal. Renting provides a fantastic option to have stylish and lasting furniture for a monthly cost. Renting also makes sense for anyone who isn’t sticking around their current place of residence, as having to ship furniture across countries is costly and a big hassle. However, renting isn’t the end-all when it comes to your furniture. If you love a piece or know exactly just how you want your place to look, buying is probably the best option for you. While renting gives you the flexibility of changing your style when you want, buying is a permanent solution to a furnishing problem you’ll have for the greater part of your life.
What Can I Rent?
When we say you can rent your entire room, we mean you can rent your entire room. You can rent almost any piece of furniture you can think of from beds to art and decor. What you should rent, is entirely up to you and your needs, but companies usually have a minimum amount of furniture you need to rent. Sofas tend to lean on the more expensive side and are a huge pain to move, so renting one on a plan that is accommodating to you is a popular choice.
Thankfully, as mentioned previously, companies like Fülhaus offer full furniture rental packages that you can furnish entire sections of your home with. For example, with a lot of offices closed during this tumultuous time, a home office is imperative to have for productive work from home days. With the uncertainty of returning to normalcy lingering, a good idea is to rent a desk and chair and build a small home office in your space or just go for an entire work from home office package. Renting will give you the freedom to return these pieces should you return to the office and not need them as much.
Renting furniture might seem like a scary thing, but it’s a lot less complicated than you think. We’ve all rented something at some point in our lives, and the process of furniture rental isn’t all that different. While it may be a better answer for the short-term than the long, renting furniture can save you money at the start of your new life stage which could go a long way later on in life. If you have any more questions about renting furniture, make sure to contact us at Fülhaus and we’ll be happy to answer them!