Whether you’re moving into your first place or a new home, or you’re planning to turn your space into an Airbnb or short-term rental, renting furniture is something to consider. We’ve previously detailed why renting furniture could be worth it to you depending on your situation but even before looking to rent, there are a few questions you should be prepared to answer.
Furniture rental does end up being a mostly hassle-free process, but there are still some real concerns. Cost, style, and how much furniture you need are all things that you should think about and if you’re not quite sure how to tackle these concerns, you’ve come to the right place. While we ultimately can’t decide for you, Fülhaus is here to help arm you with information on everything you need to know about renting furniture!
How Much Can You Spend?
The big positive you’ll hear most about when it comes to furniture rental is the lack of paying an upfront cost. This means that if you’re tight on money but are looking for on-trend and durable furniture, renting can offer a variety of styles and you won’t have to pay a large amount right off the bat. You can furnish an entire room for a month for less than it would cost for just a new couch, and this could be a big financial help early on. Another benefit is that you can extend your rental period with very little hassle and some places offer a discounted fee the longer you keep renting.
If you’re a short-term rental operator and a bit stressed about styling your place and installing the furniture, companies like Fülhaus will professionally take care of the design and all you have to do is choose your style from a collection of rental furniture packages. However, if you’re furnishing your own place, once you’re more comfortable with your budget or you decide that you want to stay in your new place long term, buying might be the way to go. Renting furniture is a great solution early on and can save you money during your first few months or year, but if you’re ready to commit long-term, it could be worth it to look into owning.
How Much Furniture Do You Need?
Are you furnishing your entire place? Is it just the kitchen or bedroom that needs a new look? Are you just fed up with the boring beige couch in your living room? These are the easy questions you need to answer before you start shopping for furniture. If you’re just looking to create a better and more inspiring home office, you might want to just find a new office chair or redesign the whole space with a work from home furniture package. If it’s just a couch you’re looking for, save money by not paying full price for something that may be out of style in a year (more on that later).
If you’re an Airbnb operator or the owner of a short-term rental, renting all the furniture for the entire space could save you some money. Also, some companies, like Fülhaus, will design, furnish, install, and stage and photograph your newly designed space so that the listing looks as enticing as possible, and the number of bookings you get can make up for your monthly rental fee.
What’s Your Style?
Like most things, styles come and go, and having a place that remains on-trend can be a difficult thing to maintain. That couch you bought four years ago can quickly become one of the ugliest things you see every day and you’ll start to hate seeing it. Before deciding on that coffee table, think of how you want your room to look and find pieces that will help build and compliment that design. Having a space that matches your style is a great way of showing off your personality but that might eventually change, and renting furniture can help you adapt quickly and easier.
One of the biggest advantages of renting furniture for Airbnb operators and short-term rental owners is the freedom to switch up your look if you feel you aren’t getting the bookings you want or you feel that your space has gone out of style. If it’s your place that you’re furnishing, think of it as the perfect opportunity to achieve your dream home. And if that dream becomes a nightmare, just switch up your pieces for something you like more. Renting comes with the flexibility to change up your style, and if it’s your life situation that changes, that flexibility can go a long way.
These are just some of the things to know before you venture into renting your furniture. Just remember that you don’t have to do it piece by piece, as Fülhaus offers several different furniture rental packages and you can always reach out if you need more information. So whether it’s for your new apartment or your Airbnb or short-term rental, furniture rental could be the answer you’ve been looking for.