Once upon a time, the idea of furniture rental was reserved for commercial spaces, or brought to mind visions of drab, utilitarian decor of low quality and questionable cleanliness. But as more people choose to rent instead of buy their homes, the concept of furniture rental is also being reinvented. In the Fort Worth area, there are a number of stores that offer high-quality, stylish furnishings for rent. So whether you’re looking for convenience as you relocate, have trouble deciding on the perfect sofa, or are trying to reduce your environmental footprint, renting some or all of your furniture can be a smart choice.
Renting vs. Buying Furniture
If you’re someone who is likely to move frequently, renting (especially larger pieces) can make sense. Next time you relocate, you’ll dodge the hassle of hauling those items across town or across the country yourself, paying substantial moving costs, or taking the hit of selling them at a fraction of their purchase price to some rando who lowballs you on Facebook Marketplace. If you’re a commitment-phobe, rental furniture lets you easily change up your home’s look without a big investment. If you’re super busy or just hate shopping, you can select and rent furniture for your entire apartment within an hour or two, and have it all delivered in as little as a week. Renting is also more environmentally friendly, since it helps reduce the amount of furniture that ends up in landfills, and minimizes impacts from packaging and manufacturing.
The furnishings and accessories from furniture and decor rental company, Feather, combine style and comfort, featuring hip brands such as West Elm, Pottery Barn, Leesa, Floyd, Fully, and Herman Miller, along with their own designs. You can rent for anywhere from one month to a year and beyond, and choose individual pieces or curated room packages. They even deliver and assemble everything for you, and pick it up when you’re done. Oh, and if you decide you love something and want to buy it, the rental payments will count toward the purchase price.
For premium furniture sourced from the same manufacturers as Restoration Hardware, Article, Rove Concepts, West Elm, and more, check out Oliver Space. From the living room and bedroom to a home office or patio, you can furnish it here. They’ve even got the lighting, art, rugs, and other accents to complete your space. Rent for anywhere from a month on up, or rent-to-buy. You can return or swap items you don’t like or get tired of, so just go ahead and redecorate your whole home every year if you want. It’s a commitment-phobe’s dream! Like Feather, Oliver Space has various pre-configured packages, or you can customize your own or use their design staff to help you.
With decades of experience in the furniture rental industry, CORT doesn’t tout the designer labels that some of its competitors advertise. However the company has definitely stepped up its game with plenty of on-trend offerings at great monthly rental rates. With a huge array of styles and options, you can find just about anything you need for your home or office, and match your aesthetic perfectly. Their lease terms are flexible – from one month on up – but the longer you rent, the lower your monthly payment. They’ll deliver and pick up if you choose a preconfigured package and there are discounts for students and military members.
With attractive and functional furniture rental options from these three companies – and numerous other options available – there’s no reason to still be using that ratty sofa from your parents’ basement any longer. A beautifully furnished room or an entire apartment or home, is just a few clicks away, at surprisingly affordable prices. For more great lifestyle tips, make sure to check back for other blog posts from Olympus 7th Street Station.