Buying furniture for a home is a very intimate decision usually taken by the lady of house. After investing a substantial amount of money in owning a home, beautifying home with interior decoration is the second priority. After home painting which is part of Interior Decoration, buying furniture is the major crucial step. Before house warming ceremony or traditional gruh-pravesh, furniture designs are closely scrutinized based on price, material, design and aesthetics. Generally furniture designs which gel in harmony with the interior of the home are preferred. Alternative furniture materials are explored other than wood like cane, plastic and steel.
Following factors are considered while making buying furniture online or offline:
It is the most important factor. This factor varies from person to person. It depends on the type of ownership of home and overall household income. People who own home tend to buy costly furniture compared to people who are staying on rent. People who own business tend to buy costly furniture than people who belong to working class. Business people need to entertain guests as well as clients sometimes in a gathering or a party at the home. Price is also determined by keeping the longevity of the furniture in mind.
People usually change furniture when interiors of the home are redecorated or new painting is done. Average duration of this activity is 5 years. So we can safely assume that a person takes decision to buy substantial amount of furniture 4 to 5 times in his/her lifetime. Though there may be some exceptions.
Newly married couples are more likely to invest in furniture first rather than costly white goods or cars and scooters.
Material used to make
The material from which furniture has been constructed plays a big role in selection and usage. Commonly used materials are:
There are two types of wood used in making furniture:
Hardwoods are obtained from broad leaved trees. These trees produce seeds such as nuts and fruit and also flowers. Examples are oak and mahogany.
The most popular types of wood for furniture
Until now, the trend has been to buy furniture made of wood. It is found in any city or village of India that generally furniture shops have huge inventory of wooden furniture with wide variety of choices.
But, at the other end this trend is changing also slowly. People have started experimenting with other materials like steel, plastic and cane.
Cane furniture as a substitute of wooden furniture is becoming very popular. The reason being cane furniture designs are being innovative and moderncompared to wooden furniture designs. Cane furniture makers are bringing better designs compared to wooden one in terms of aesthetic, usage of space & volume, sturdiness and color combinations. Cane furniture price is also becoming competitive day by day.Cane furniture is made by weaving process.
Furniture made of cane material exhibit following characteristics:
- Elegant design
- Almost free from maintenance
- Ready to gel in any interior design
- Low weight
Have a look at some cane furniture sofa designs:
Cane furniture available online with IRA Furniture
IRA furniture is a brand catering to exclusively designed and finely crafted cane furniture and hand-carved products. Their products are designed by well- known Indian artists. They are made with finest quality of ANDAMAN & ASSAM Cane (INDIA).
They have ready-made furniture products for all requirements of our day to day life. Besides that, their specialty is in designing furniture tailor-made to customer’s requirement.
IRA Furniture is made of ANDAMAN & ASSAM Cane
Assam has the most forest for bamboo, cane and reeds. That is why they have the most resources and infrastructure for cane and bamboo industries in India. Cane furniture also comes under the umbrella term of wicker furniture. Wicker furniture is a broad terminology given to furniture made of wide variety of natural or artificial materials like cane, rattan, willow, reed, rush, resins, vinyl and splints to name a few.
A good quality of cane furniture made of ANDAMAN & ASSAM Cane lasts from 30 to 40 years. Re-caning and applying varnish again and again increases its life. This type of cane furniture is helpful in keeping our body cool. Cane or wicker furniture is porous and they do not obstruct air circulation while in usage.
Wide range of furniture items and decorative items
IRA furniture has a range of exclusive wicker or cane furniture designs for all categories. In addition to that, they have other products like mattress, cushions and baskets. You can also buy cane chair online as a single piece without any limitation on order value. Some of the cane furniture designs available at IRA furniture are:
- cane furniture for living room
- cane furniture for dining room
- Hanging chairs made with cane
- Sofa set
- cane furniture for kids
- cane furniture for pets
- Bar stools
- Cane chair
Online websites provide many advantages compared to brick and mortar store while shopping for decorative items and furniture.
IRA furniture is known for decorative items and furniture, especially for cane or rattan furniture.
In today’s online world, shopping at brick and mortar store for decorative items and furniture creates lot of limitations. Following are the limitations:
- Limited size of catalogue of decorative items and furniture
- High prices as generally brick -mortar stores have rent component added in the price of the product
- Need to visit many stores before finalizing the product
So buying online is a wise decision.