You've found a perfect, inspirational vintage around which you want to design a theme. That's great! What can make it difficult, however, is the very thing that makes a vintage piece special. These unique pieces are often no longer being made, and that means complementary pieces just do not exist at least, they do not seem to. But there is a way to design a room around a vintage piece without sacrificing your vision: custom furniture.
Creating the Perfect Showcase
The piece you've found, whether it's a retro couch or an antique chair, is special enough that it's become your decorating muse. It might not be one of a kind, but it's only one of a few at the very least. Yet when you start flipping through catalog and visiting showrooms, your dream starts to dim. How will you find a living room suite that will match this eclectic color palette, or a bedroom set that will complete the unusual finish you've envisioned? It's easier than you think to design a room around an unusual piece. You just have to think outside of the box.
Why Go Custom?
The problem with vintage or retro pieces is that factory direct furniture is not designed to appeal to eclectic or old-fashioned tastes. It's designed and marketed to reach the broadest possible audience. More often than not that means its bland, lacks personality, or its been crafted to fit within a strict, fleeting trend that you personally have no interest in. If your tastes are at all divergent from the most popular choices, you're going to have a difficult time finding furniture fresh from the factory that suits your needs. But you also do not want to spend your whole life haunting antique shops and garage sales, hoping against hope you'll find what you're looking for. Beside, you need a table to eat at or a couch to lounge on now, not after years of searching! Custom furniture gives you the convenience of ordering new furniture along with a focus on design preference that you might have thought you could only get by searching through second-hand sales.
Customized According to Taste
The first step to finding the perfect furniture to complement your vintage piece is to know what you're looking for. Sit down and make a list of what you need, and what requirements those pieces should meet. Include things like the size of the piece, its purpose, color scheme, and form factor. If you've found a perfect vintage coffee table, envision the perfect couch and easy chair to complement it. You might want more modern pieces that match it in color, or you might want other vintage-inspired pieces to create a certain ambience. Whatever it is you're looking for, you can find it if you opt for having your furniture custom designed.
Custom designer furniture services are in high demand, and that means there are plenty of services you can choose from. Some simply let you choose from different fabrics and patterns. Others are more involved, letting you choose each component of each piece, as well as the coverings.