Your oldest daughter’s dorm room is not anything like the room that you had when you were in college. Although you and your roommate did have one large piece of carpeting that covered the center space in your larger than normal corner sized room, very few other people on your dorm floor had any kind of floor covering more than small carpet squares.
You and your roommate never would have thought to coordinate your bedspreads, but you did share the expense of having a refrigerator. No microwaves were allowed in your dorm rooms back in the mid 1980s. Fast forward to today, and your daughter’s dorm room looks nicer than your first apartment.
Your daughter and her roommate decided that they would use rustic decor items to decorate and they have carefully planned the plates, storage tubs, and other items that they share in their own kitchen area. They even went on a major hunt for rustic furniture and were thrilled that they found a small dining set that met their space, color, and design requirements.
Where Do You Look When You Get Ready to Purchase New Furniture?
Whether you are a college student, a college graduate getting your first job, or a couple just getting married, it is important to make sure that understand the budget and the goal of the items that you would like to buy as furnishings. From rustic furniture to Hollywood regency furniture to industrial modern furniture, the choices are varied. And while you can live much of your life with an odd collection of furniture hand me downs and flea market finds, at some point in your life you will likely make the decision to invest in nice furniture pieces, whether they are pieces of rustic furniture or Scandinavian furnishings.
It is no surprise that today’s college students live a totally different lifestyle than the one their parents did some 20 to 30 years ago. The fact that college students are furnishing complete apartments, however, means that moving back to campus can be rather extensive. And while some parents are unwilling to really invest in furniture that will likely lead a rather rough life in the dorm, other parents are willing to invest in affordable and sturdy pieces of furniture. The fact that rustic furniture is increasingly popular means that many parents and their students actually have pretty good luck looking for pieces that wear well, but still add some character to a room.
Consider some of this information about the furniture industry in America:
- Only 20% of Americans indicate that they are happy with their current home furnishings.
- Unfortunately, 14% of Americans go so far as to say that their current home furnishings actually make them feel gloomy.
- $106.78 billion was the amount of revenue generated in furniture and furnishings store sales in the U.S. in the year 2015.
- The furniture in your home says a lot to your family and friend about your taste and your commitment to quality. Are you you happy with the message that your current furnishings are sending?
- Although the length of life can vary according to the quality of the piece of furniture that you buy, the average sofa will last for 15 years.
- 47% of Americans indicate that they have not updated their home decor in the last five years.
- 9% of Americans indicate that they have not updated their home decor in more than 10 years.
- When you get ready to invest in furniture in your home, it is important to make sure that you consider advice concepts and overall styles before you spent large amounts of money on any new furniture pieces.
- 44% of Americans indicate that the overall look of their homes is traditional.
- 22% of Americans indicate that the overall look of their homes is modern.
- 13% of Americans indicate that the overall look of their homes is eclectic.
- 10% of Americans indicate that the overall look of their homes is country.
- 2% of Americans indicate that the overall look of their homes is global.
- It is important to remember that the quality of furnishings that you purchase also need to serve their assigned function. For instance, nearly 75% of respondents said they plan to use their dining room weekly, according to a recent Houzz survey.