If there’s one thing Americans love to do, it’s decorating their houses. From giving the walls a new coat of paint to color coordinating a room to finding the next great art piece to hang on the wall, Americans aren’t shy about redecorating their homes.
On average, US consumers are willing to spend more than $2,000 for living room decoration. Boomers are likely to spend the most on redecoration with a budget of $3,000, followed by budgets of $2,500 for Generation X and $1,500 for millennials.
One of the biggest areas of growth when it comes to redecoration is furniture. By 2019, the global market for furniture and floor coverings is projected to reach $695 billion. Additionally, the furniture industry’s growth is consistently performing twice as well as the overall economy, growing at a rate of six or seven percent every year. Between 2012-14, millennials have exhibited an increase in furniture buying patterns by 142 percent, increasing the revenue in the industry from $11.1 billion to $27 billion.
One good way to give a home a fresh look is with rustic furniture. From rustic outdoor furniture to a rustic bookshelf to log bunk beds, rustic furniture is unique and can add a different feel to a home. The benefits of rustic furniture include:
- It’s unique: Every piece of rustic wooden furniture is different and authentic as it is most often made by a craftsman who specializes in wood working. Wood is eco-friendly, it can add a stylish look to a home and many types of wood can be used to make different types of furniture.
- It’s durable: Quality wood furniture will last homeowners a long time, making it worth the bigger investment that may be necessary at the outset. Whether you choose pine, maple, oak or some other type of wood, wood furniture is strong and is easy to maintain. Consumers expect wall decor and wood furniture to have a long life span, expecting wood furniture to last at least 15 years or more.
- It can be modified: Wood furniture can be painted, varnished or sanded down to make another piece if you’re in the mood to change up a piece. A new coat of paint or a new layer of varnish can leave rustic armoires or your rustic kitchen island looking like new
Rustic furniture is perfect for any room of the house and a rustic bookshelf can add a special touch for displaying books and other personal knick knacks. In many cases, rustic furniture or making rustic furniture can be a fun DIY project, allowing you to add your own personal touches as you build.
With some measured cuts of wood, screws, wood glue and other basic tools, those who are crafty can build their own rustic bookshelf with this handy how-to guide.
Looking for some different rustic furniture projects? DIY and Crafts gives crafters a long list of ideas and Pinterest is always full of new and fun ideas for any wood project whether you want to construct a rustic bookshelf a log stool or an antler coffee table.