When to Buy New Furniture
Just like the contents of your fridge, furniture has an expiry date. The life expectancy of a piece of furniture depends on three main factors: the quality of its materials, how often it’s used and how it’s cared for. And, as with food, certain types of furniture last longer than others.
It’s likely most of us have items in the home that have long passed their expiry date. If the support framework of an item of furniture is still in good condition, you don’t always need to completely replace the piece - opt instead to reupholster. This can be a more economical way of injecting a new lease of life into a room. Take a look at our wide range of upholstery fabric, perfect for such a situation.
If the supportive frame, however, has significantly deteriorated, this can be detrimental to your health and that’s when we’d recommend investing in new pieces of furniture. We stock a beautiful range of upholstered furniture from sofas to footstools (including eco-friendly furniture in our Cotswold Eco Range).
But how do you know when to replace furniture? Here, we take a look at the different life expectancies of different home furnishings, how to recognise when it’s time to get rid and - maybe most importantly - when it’s finally time to allow yourself that brand new, luxury statement chair for the lounge.