While budget-friendly options might seem like a good deal, fast furniture comes with a hidden price tag. It is usually made from materials that don’t stand up to daily use, which means they wear out pretty quickly. Unlike sturdy, well-made furniture that can handle the daily bumps and spills, these budget pieces start showing their age pretty fast - and when they start, it’s usually irreversible. Before you know it, you're back in the market for a new coffee table or chair, and those costs start adding up.
But let’s zoom out a little bit and look into the bigger picture - planet Earth. When these cheaper pieces break down, they are quickly discarded which adds to the growing pile of furniture waste, polluting our planet.
High quality furniture can be repaired, refreshed or passed down to someone else, whilst budget pieces usually end in landfill, contributing to 9mln tons of furniture annualy.
Lastly, there’s something satisfying about coming home to a well-furnished space. It reflects a bit of who we are and what we value. Investing in some good quality furniture is like saying, “Hey, this is my space, and I value comfort, style, and quality.”
In a nutshell, while budget-friendly furniture might be a go-to choice in our early adulting days, as we move towards creating a long-term home, investing in quality furniture is the way to go, whether you have kids, pets or think you might move out in a couple of years. It’s not just about having nice things; it’s about creating a home that feels good, looks good, and stands the test of time without costing the earth, literally and figuratively!