Have you ever thought about furniture rental as a way to create a beautiful home for your family? If you’ve never considered this idea before, it’s definitely worth exploring the possibilities!
I’m so excited to share this idea with you today, particularly if you have a young family at home and you’re in that time in your life where you feel like your home is kind of “in limbo”. Furniture rental is probably something that most of us have never even thought of, so it may sound crazy at first, but hear me out! When I had this idea the other day, it was definitely one of those “Eureka” and also “Why didn’t I think of this sooner?” kind of moments. 🙂
Furniture Rental for Families
The first few years with kids are all about constant change in your schedule, your lifestyle, and in your home. We often talk about needing to “baby-proof” our homes when a new baby comes into our lives, but that’s really only the start of it. Next you’ll need to think about “toddler-proofing” and then “kid-proofing”, which basically means figuring out where you’re going to put all their stuff for all of the various phases that they’ll go through for about 5 minutes each over the next few years.
If you have a lot of shared spaces in your home, such as a living room that also ends up functioning as a family room, play room, games room, and media room like we do, this means you need access to all kinds of flexible storage options for each phase that your kids go through. Watch out for the LEGO phase! It’s a doozy! 🙂
You may even come to a point where you’ll get your living room back as a “mostly grown-ups only” space for awhile and you’ll start to think about bringing back in some more sophisticated looking furnishing again… and then a few months later that could change once more when your kids are on to something new and decide that the living room is their domain again.
These are the realities of living in a home with growing kids, and it can actually be a pretty fun time if you’re able to roll with the changes and keep your home looking and functioning its best during each phase. So this is where the idea of furniture rental comes in! I’m so happy to be partnering with CORT Furniture Rental today to share this idea with you because they have some really beautiful and functional options that I think are just perfect for families.
Furniture Rental Ideas for Families
Our spaces need to change frequently and with furniture rental you can have the exact pieces you need for the exact phase of your life that you’re in and you only need to hold on to those pieces for as long as you need them! I love this fun, family friendly room design idea that I created. The items I used feel fun, fresh, and young, and they would be totally convenient for family life.
All of these items are available to rent through CORT! I love that they even have home decor so you can bring in some fun, bright colours, and things like a fluffy rug to play on with your kids.
When your kids start to get older and they go through those few years where your home is toy central, you can bring in a few large storage pieces to keep everything under control without sacrificing style.
I actually could use something like that giant Framework Shelf for all of our sports equipment right now!
It’s great to know that you can switch out the giant storage unit for something like a sleeker console table later on when the kids are more into drawing and creating youtube videos. It’s just as easy to switch out the furniture as it is to donate all the toys that were in it!
Furniture Rental Ideas for Families With Older Kids
I even went ahead and found a few items that I would choose for a living room that isn’t so much of a lego-building zone anymore, just for fun. CORT has so many really beautiful options, it’s hard not to play around with all the fun stuff available!
Homes need to be adaptable and they need to change to suit the lifestyle of the family that lives in them, no matter what that may be at the time. With furniture rental, you can change the way your home looks, feels, and functions at the drop of a hat. You never need to worry about what to do with your old furniture and you don’t end up wasting money by purchasing brand new furniture for the same space over and over again during these crazy first few years as a family. It just makes sense and I wish I would have thought of it sooner, honestly! 🙂
Have you ever tried renting furniture for your home?
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.