Is that couch you bought in college clashing with your beautiful wall art? Is your leather sofa getting torn up by your puppy’s nails or stained by the kiddos juice? Whether you inherited antiques and now want a more modern look or your children have grown and you now want to entertain, you have an array of furniture options to fit your lifestyle.
Manufacturers have made changes in furniture styles and designs to adapt to these changes. Shane Mutter, President and CEO shared, “Nowadays, brands design beautiful, yet functional furniture with convenient features in every price range. This ensures that you have affordable style options that can be customized so that you can create a living environment that will enhance and reflect your lifestyle.” Since your furniture needs and style changes, we’ve shared some tips on how to adapt your furniture taste to your changing lifestyle, starting with empty nesters.
“The White Leather Sofa”
For recent empty nesters, you’ve most likely been putting off purchasing new furniture for a couple of decades, so now is the perfect time to finally buy that white couch you always loved! Until now, buying a white, leather sofa was not an option, but now you can because your two kids have left for college. There are great options, like a Stressless sectional couch that is a comfortable, super soft leather with ottoman.
And, if you like the size and shape of your sofa or chair, but want to change the color or pattern, then custom design slipcovers are just what you need! Some brands have over a thousand fabrics and leathers to choose from like the unique Four Seasons slipcover system. Change your cover whenever you want; whether for the beginning of a new season or you are just bored with your current look.
There are beautiful heirloom furniture brands, such as solid wood Stickley furniture and timeless, classic pieces from Theodore Alexander. Now is a great time to invest in furniture that can be passed down for generations in your family for years to come. Whether it’s a quaint, yet detailed rocking chair or a regal office desk, you’ll be happy with the quality and personality they will add to any room.
If you are looking for a smaller dining room table but still need the extra space when the family comes over for Thanksgiving or Christmas, then we recommend a round dining room set like Fine Furniture. This roundtable will serve as a focal point of the room while not overwhelming it, and will provide you with extra space for company with six 9” leaves that extend to 78”.
Empty nesters have many options to change their home to what they need, and it can be overwhelming. At Doerr Furniture, we have expert designers that are happy to help you make the process fun and enjoyable. Our advice is always free!
Also, don’t miss our next blog post with recommendations for new parents!