This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT. All opinions are 100% mine.
For the most part, our home buying dust has settled. We’ve pretty much designated where all of the furniture that we had would be placed, and what furniture served no purpose in any of our spaces; along with what we were needing to complete rooms. We know that with two weddings coming up, we’ll have plenty of new items off of our registries come our way so we also don’t want to splurge on items that we may be gifted later on. We also don’t want to dig into our wedding planning money for pricey purchases like furniture. While we know we can wait for some things, we needed some rooms complete sooner than others.
Our living room was one to be exact. For the first time this year, we’re looking to host our first family holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, at our house. Neither of our families are huge, but we need a comfortable space and enough seating to accommodate all of them as they come and go the days of. We had a sofa and love seat already, but were looking for additional seating that would close the living room off while providing a comfortable place to lounge. Automatically, I thought of CORT. There are so many reasons to go with rental furniture (find them in this post). If I know I’m not ready to make a long term commitment but want to fill the space – why not rent furniture in the meantime?
What I love most about shopping for rental furniture through CORT is that I can do it from the comfort of my own home and take as much time as I’d like. They have a full online catalog for me to sort through and I can even categorize it based off of the room I’m shopping for, or type of item I need. I went online and picked out two chairs and a lamp that would complete the look of my living room, set a delivery date and time that worked with my schedule and completed the payment. Two days later, the delivery truck was pulling up to driveway with my order. Two friendly delivery men were in and out of my home within ten minutes and all that was required from me was a signature.
I ended up agreeing to a six-month lease for the chairs, which gives me enough time to get all of this wedding stuff out of the way and prioritize home decor as my next project. I set up an automatic monthly payment so that the bill is out of sight and out of mind and when I’ve found the perfect chairs for my space, I schedule a pick-up on the items.
It’s easy to be hesitant about renting furniture, but it’s worked out so well for us! Check out the CORT Blog for more design ideas. If you have any questions about the process, I’m happy to answer your questions in the comments below!