Buying furniture from a big-box store is undeniably easy: the pieces are usually of a standard size and design, and the store almost always offers delivery. But the downside is that your next-door neighbors may have exactly the same living room suite, dining table or painting that you do. If you live in a subdivision, the exterior of your house may already look similar to your neighbor’s. If you buy your décor from the same store, the interior of your home may look the same, too.
What Is Statement Furniture?
Statement furniture is a reaction against cookie-cutter décor. Statement pieces are striking, designed to attract attention, and are usually meant to communicate information about the owner’s personality or style. They can be antiques, works of art, or custom, made to order furniture. They may not be of a standard shape or size. Think of a wall clock the size of a bathtub, a small spiral staircase, a wall bed, or a huge antique armoire. These pieces will certainly be the focus of any room in which they are used.
But while statement pieces are a wonderful expression of your personal style, they can sometimes be a challenge on moving day. Sofa delivery is always a job, but when your sofa is round and roughly the size of a piano, you may have a tough time making it fit through a small, square door. Although we’d love to help with your couch upholstery repair, there’s no need to cause damage when it can be avoided!
Get Pro Disassembly of Your Statement Furniture
Fortunately, there are services available that make the delivery of statement pieces easier. If you have an oversized or irregularly shaped art piece that may not fit through an opening, you can have a furniture pro like Dr. Sofa disassemble it so that it fits through your narrow door and hallways, transport the pieces to your new home, and reassemble it wherever you direct. This is safer and more economical than having to repair a custom couch, or other large, one of a kind piece that may get damaged in a traditional move.
Reupholster an Old Couch Into a Statement Piece
Statement pieces don’t have to be limited to artwork or antiques. Homeowners who want more choices than are offered in a big box store may opt to design their own furniture. An existing piece can be completely redesigned and reupholstered — a choice that may be more economical than buying a similar piece new. Alternatively, a new piece can be designed from scratch. Legs and arms can be added or removed to chairs, the shape of a sofa or chair back can be altered, or the headboard on a bed can be changed. Designing a piece of furniture allows for the most creative control. Buyers can often duplicate their vision exactly, as opposed to choosing a piece that merely “comes close” from a chain furniture retailer.
With a little creativity, furniture can be as much a statement of personal style as jewelry or clothing, and it need not present problems on moving day. If you want your own home to make a more personal statement about you and your family, contact a furniture pro to see how pieces can be altered or designed to reflect your own unique sense of style.