What's Included in Most Furnished Apartments

The idea of renting a furnished apartment is itself furnished with preconceived notions. Those notions cover function, style, and everything between. A closer look, however, provides a clearer picture of what’s included in most furnished apartments.

The impression: A furnished apartment lacks style.

The reality: A furnished apartment reflects you.

No surprise: the goal of anyone who puts an apartment up for rent is to rent that apartment! If it’s a furnished apartment, that means making the space look as welcoming and attractive as possible. They know that relying on mismatched, scratched, hand-me-down items likely only sets them up for failure. With a palate that already includes a selection of nice furniture, adding your personal touch is merely a matter of displaying any personal artwork, photos, and related items. Once that is done, your furnished apartment will feel like home in no time.


Pop Quiz — What can you expect to find in a furnished dwelling?

A: Sofa

B: Chair

C: Desk

D: Bed

E: Entertainment center

F: Matching gold-colored tree-stump side tables

G: All of the above

Answer — G: All of the above. There’s no limit to what a furnished space can have. And that includes matching gold-colored tree-stump side tables, featured in one Los Angeles property.


The impression: A furnished apartment is strictly utilitarian.

The reality: A furnished apartment has as much character as you want it to have.

You don’t have to settle for less even though you’re not hauling a bunch of your own furniture to your new home. CORT Furniture Rental, for example, offers a range of packages:

  • Are you a student on a tight budget? Instead of a dining room set, the best choice for the academic life might be a desk/study area.
  • Are you looking to balance form and function with affordability? Clean, comfortable, and simple pieces and stylings will be right up your alley.
  • Are you staying a while, perhaps as part of a work assignment? Then a full dining room set — with a beautiful table and four chairs — is best for you. A sofa, chair, end table, and more will fill out your nest nicely!

Finding a place to live always requires careful consideration of your finances. The combination of saving for a down payment and rising home prices can prove to be an almost insurmountable obstacle for many. An apartment furnished to your unique specifications may offer just the budgetary flexibility necessary to help overcome that obstacle over time.

For a complete picture of everything your furnished apartment can include,check out this interactive configuration tool.


BYOPM — Bring your own Pac-Man

Items not typically included in a furnished apartment include:

Video game console

Blu-ray disc player

Stereo + speakers


Specialized cooking equipment (e.g., sandwich press)


Whatever your apartment furnishing needs, though, help is close at hand!


The impression: A furnished apartment always has a futon.

The reality: A furnished apartment can have precisely what you want.

Ah, the futon! It’s a mainstay of college dorm life. But here’s the reality: a furnished apartment isn’t a dorm room for adults. If you want to have late-night parties and empty beer cans everywhere, that’s up to you! But you won’t have to settle for a couch that folds down into a bed (and can be disassembled with an Allen wrench) … unless that’s exactly what you want. Furniture rental options include the aforementioned sofa, chair, and end table PLUS a full bedroom set, dining room set, cocktail tables, and just about anything else your heart desires.


More than meets the eye

The key benefit of a futon, of course, is its ability to transition from a couch to a bed. But that doesn’t mean it’s the only furniture that can pull double duty.

What it is

What it can be

A dining room table

A work space

A shelving unit

A room divider

A coffee table, nightstand, accent table

Discreet, clutter-defeating storage


The impression: Renting a furnished apartment is a hassle.

The reality: A furnished apartment eliminates many hassles.

“The style isn’t exactly to my taste.” “It adds too much to the rent.” “I’m going to be responsible for the tiniest scratch on the end table.” Anyone who is against the idea of renting a furnished apartment will find an excuse, no matter how frail, to avoid doing so. But the fact of the matter is that, along with an attractive collection of furniture, furnished apartments also come with hassle-defeating accessories such as:

  • Immediate comfort
  • A sleek and smooth move-in experience
  • A strict no-moving-van-rental-necessary policy

With ApartmentSearch and CORT Furniture Rental on your side, any apartment can be a furnished apartment in as little as 48 hours. Browse move-in ready packages today!

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