Couches, armchairs, and side tables galore! There are so many different pieces of furniture out there that it’s enough to make your head spin.
Stumped on how much furniture is enough—or rather, too much? The answer might depend on the following three factors:
Millennials are more likely to consider furniture rental than previous generations. A lot of young people don’t place the same importance on owning stuff as older crowds. If you’re on the younger side, you likely have a different opinion on how much is too much when it comes to furniture in your apartment.
It doesn’t matter if you’re 25 or 75. Odds are you want to see new places and experience new adventures. One survey found that around 20% of Americans considered it likely that they would move abroad at some point in their lives. Millennials comprised a whopping 44% of respondents who said they’d consider moving abroad permanently. You may not want or need to own much furniture if you have plans to move around the world!
Some interior decorators feel that approximately 60 percent of a room should be furniture. But keep weight in mind too when you’re interior decorating! Sixty percent of an average living room might include a couch, TV with stand, chair, bookcase, a rug, and one or two end tables. That tips the scales at roughly 800 pounds. (And that’s only the furniture for one room!)
Let’s plug those factors into a sample scenario:
Factor #1: You’re a young person looking for adventure. Owning things matters less to you than valuable life experiences and fun adventures...
Factor #2: …and you’re part of the 20% of Americans who would consider moving abroad for a while, maybe to chase after a long-lost romantic interest or to finally live out your dream as a Parisian pastry chef—but...
Factor #3: …you have to figure out what to do with all of the stuff filling up your apartment, especially that heavy furniture!
That’s the catch with buying all of your furniture to furnish an apartment. Every time an opportunity arises — a new job two states over, or a chance to live abroad for a year — you have to think about your furniture and what to do with it. Suddenly that comfy couch becomes a ball and chain.
When you factor in age, agenda, and arithmetic, the right amount of furniture for you becomes clear. If your horizons are less “etched in stone” and more “next adventure,” the right amount of furniture for you can vary. That’s where furniture rental makes all the sense in the world.
With CORT furniture rental, you don't have to worry about having too much furniture or too little. Nor will you have to worry about the obligation that comes with a $2,000 couch. You'll have just the right amount of furniture, customized to suit your needs, style, and apartment size, for however long you need it.
After all, adventure awaits!