5 Factors to Consider Before Choosing Custom Furniture

5 Factors to Consider Before Choosing Custom Furniture
March 7, 2016 Joe Fogliani

5 Factors to Consider Before Choosing Custom Furniture

If you are renovating your home or updating your decor, you will be faced with the decision of choosing custom designs furniture or generic mass produced units. When we need a shelving unit, cabinet or cupboard, many of us will automatically visit a nationwide store and buy something that can be bought anywhere in the country or world. While this may be convenient, it may not be the right choice for your home. Here are five factors worth considering before you choose your new custom furniture.

The Style of Furniture:

When it comes to custom designs furniture, Perth homeowners often only think of traditional items. However, this is not the case, and a talented craftsperson can create a piece of furniture perfectly suited to your preferences and tastes. While generic stores offer a wide selection of options, custom designs allow you to have a piece of furniture perfectly suited to your decor theme or inspiration.

The Flexibility of Custom Made Furniture:

Although the name makes it obvious, custom furniture is custom to your needs. You can have a piece of furniture that perfectly meets your requirements. While you may only have the option of two or four drawers in generic units, with custom furniture, you can have however many you want or need. For example, custom made office furniture can be perfectly tailored to your preferred working environment. There is no need for you to be forced to change how you prefer to work, as your new office can be built around your needs and preferences.

Creating a Statement:

While generic furniture tends to fade into the background, custom pieces make a statement. Handcrafted custom furniture can be an art form in its own right. This means that you can centre your decor theme around one or two fantastic pieces to showcase your own style. Instead of creating a room that looks the same as everyone else’s, you can have a room that looks unique and completely yours.

Use of Space:

Most homes have areas that simply don’t feel a standard size. We all have a wall, alcove or space that will not accommodate a standard sized piece of furniture. This means that you either end up shoehorning in a large item, which looks clumsy, or you end up with a smaller item that looks lost in the space. However, with custom furniture, space can be optimised to it’s best use. You can have a piece of furniture designed that is not only attractive and practical, but looks like it belongs in the space.


While price is usually a consideration in every purchase, it is important to take a long term view. Generic furniture does tend to be a little cheaper compared to custom pieces, but this cost difference usually means that your furniture will have a far shorter lifespan. Can you imagine having a piece of furniture from a generic furniture store that could last decades or even generations? In most cases, we have an expectation that we may get three, five or even seven years use out of a piece of furniture before it looks tired. However, a custom piece of handcrafted furniture could still be used by your grandchildren.

If you would like to know more about custom furniture, Perth homeowners should speak to us. The Fogliani Interiors team has a wealth of experience crafting custom furniture, and we would be delighted to discuss your needs.