We Read ‘Why Furniture Got So Bad’ in The Washington Post, and Here Are Our Thoughts

We recently stumbled upon a Washington Post article that really piqued our interest. Often times, the cost of recovering a piece of furniture can be surprising. Sometimes, it can be more expensive than the original investment in the piece. This article gives really quick insight as to why current furniture production just isn’t the same as it used to be. 

Craftsmanship, Where Art Thou?: 

Remember the days when furniture felt like a masterpiece? Skilled artisans poured their souls into crafting each piece. But, alas, times have changed. The article made a solid point about how some companies are more interested in their bank accounts than quality. Cheaper materials and shortcuts mean that our furniture isn’t as sturdy as it once was.

Fast Furniture – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: 

Let’s talk about “fast furniture.” It’s like fast fashion, but for your living room. It’s all about being trendy and easy on the wallet, but it’s basically disposable. Trends go out of style and suddenly and that inexpensive sofa is looking a little worse for wear. Reupholstering a piece of furniture will definitely add less to our landfills while better quality fabrics can add to its longevity and livability. 

Smart Shopper Savvy: 

So, what’s the takeaway from all of this? Well, it’s time to put on your smart shopper hat. Get informed about materials, construction, and figure before you shop. By making savvy choices, you can turn this furniture fiasco into an opportunity for change.

Armed with knowledge and a good sense of humor, we can all make better furniture choices and hopefully bring back the good old days of sturdy, long-lasting pieces… perfectly made for being reupholstered!