If cost is holding you back from purchasing new bedroom furniture, there are alternatives out there that will let you update your look without putting you in the poorhouse. Even as the Swedish company with the blue and gold logo has made knock-down, or ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture much more commonplace, there is still a negative connotation attached to furniture made with engineered wood that is very undeserving. In fact, there are a few advantages that RTA furniture has over solid and all-wood furniture that many out there donâ€™t know about.
Perhaps the main advantage RTA furniture has over solid wood furniture is that it is actually stronger. Particleboard with a thin veneer on each side can hold more weight and take more abuse than most solid wood boards. In addition, solid wood has the propensity to warp and crack over time due to changes in humidity and moisture entering small cracks and openings. Engineered wood is almost completely impenetrable and doesnâ€™t have the natural cracks and pores solid wood has. If taken care of, RTA furniture actually has properties that give it a longer life span than solid wood furniture.
If youâ€™re going for a contemporary look in your bedroom, RTA furniture is the ideal choice for you. Modern designs are simple and sleek, with solid tones that are often void of wood grains completely. Dark hues like espresso and jet black are very popular in contemporary bedroom furniture right now. Whatâ€™s the use of hiding a beautiful oak bedroom set under a coat of black paint? RTA furniture gives you the finish and look you want for a fraction of the price.
And of course, price is always a concern; at least it is for most of us. If taken care of properly, your RTA bedroom set can last for as long as you want it to. If you like to update the look in your bedroom every so often and prefer to keep up with trends, RTA furniture is perfect for you. You donâ€™t have to invest a huge chunk of money and pray you donâ€™t grow tired of it like you do with solid wood furniture. With the minimal cost of RTA furniture, updating your bedroom furniture every year or two is viable option.