antique-furniture1-300x188Decorating your home should be fun and exciting; you get to decide what your living space will look like! Many people want to find a look that is completely their own and search high and low for the picture they have in mind. A great way to do this is to seek out antique stores, flea markets, and other unique shops to find something that really speaks to you. Some people make an entire hobby (or even a business!) of “antiquing,” a popular hobby where people seek out antique items to either furnish their home with, resell or refurbish.

Finding these antique items can be a thrill, but then getting them home can be the opposite. On top of that, it’s important that older antique pieces are properly protected right away from future wear and tear with fabric protection or other protective services. Not to worry! There are plenty of solutions for you.

There are many options for finding a unique piece of furniture whether it’s a chaise lounge, armoire, or couch in NY. Once you’ve found something you absolutely love, it can be difficult to figure out how to get it home. Unlike large furniture stores or manufacturers, many small stores or antique shops won’t have a delivery service available to you and most flea markets certainly don’t offer that service. There are some other great options for pick-up and delivery services for all kinds of furniture in NY and beyond. Look for furniture specialists when you search for a good company; you’ll want to know they’re experienced when handling your newly purchased finds, especially if they are antique pieces.

After you’ve brought home (or had it delivered!) your new and unique furniture, be sure to invest in the proper care in order to protect your piece from future wear and tear. Fabric protection is important and useful; if you live in New York, there are a lot of options for you. Be sure to choose a professional company though! Fabric protection can extend the life of your furniture by helping to prevent stains from seeping into the fabric and reduce the risk of damage.

Another fantastic option is to look into custom made furniture if you are looking for something truly unique to your taste and vision. You can browse stores, catalogs, magazines, or the internet for inspiration. It can be helpful to print or tear out pictures of furniture pieces you like and keep them together as you spend time deciding what you want in your home. Then you can look for the right company to make your unique piece from scratch—not only will your furniture be unlike anyone else’s, you will know the quality of the your furniture from the structure to the upholstery. Custom made furniture is also a great option if you are looking for a build-in wall unit or cabinets.

If you are looking for something different to furnish your home with, spend the time to find the right piece and choose the right furniture professionals to help you get it home or to create the piece you have in mind.