With statistics revealing the likelihood of a huge 60% of Londoners to be renting by 2025*, more and more city dwellers are frequently in search of their for-now-not-forever home.
A growing increase in short-term residencies means that creating a dream home is prolonged and developing the ability to tolerate a landlord's choice of interiors is a necessary skill. Unless you’re fortunate enough to have the freedom to decorate to your taste in every rental property you reside in, decorating an interior that is certain to be temporary can seem an illogical investment.
This is where a gap in the market has opened for loose furniture retailers, small scale interior designers and property developers in the build-to-rent sector. They are a knight in shining armour for renters, providing them with all the tools to make a house a home, without altering the property's original features.
Without the ability to hang shelves, or build wardrobes into the foundational structure of the building, finding storage solutions for rental properties is of the utmost importance.
Alternative storage facilities that are perfect for renters include chest-of-drawers, tallboys and sideboards. Without a warehousing facility, there is a limit on the capacity you can carry of these larger items. Dropshipping accounts allow you to order directly from wholesalers in quantities as few as one eradicating the need for a personal distribution base.
DARE TO DINE
Investing in a decent dining table is arguably one of the most valid pieces of advice you can give to any customer, renting or otherwise. It's a piece of furniture that will see a great deal of use in its lifetime, from raucous dinner parties to Children's homework clubs. It is a fundamental statement of the home, one that is unaffected by whether or not you are renting or buying.
This means that customers are free to purchase in whatever style they like, making an undoubtedly worthwhile investment, not just into their current property but into all their foreseeable properties.
In this case, it's not so much about offering a huge amount of variety when it comes to tables, but about curating your collection to include durable and beautiful statement pieces. Think about including luxurious finishes like ceramics and marbles, as well as sturdy solid wood tops.
SPACE SAVING SOFAS
Even for homeowners space isn't necessarily in abundance. But for renters, monopolising the space you have is of even more importance.
Incorporating storage into the must-have pieces of furniture, like sofas with footstools or ottoman bases is a great way to maximise storage without increasing household clutter and taking up limited space.
The benefit of using wholesalers and suppliers with bespoke services or additional options is that you can tailor an order to your client's utilitarian needs, without compromising on aesthetic desires.
Ultimately, loose furniture boasts significantly more versatility than may at first be apparent. There are near-endless ways to maximise storage and personality through unimposing, free-standing pieces.