Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 by Will Hagle
Feather lets you rent furniture instead of buying it.
Furniture is expensive. IKEA offers a cheaper option, but at a certain point, it’s time to move on from the Swedish behemoth. If you don’t quite have the cash to get high quality furniture from stores such as West Elm and Pottery Barn, Feather offers a unique alternative. Rather than purchasing pieces of furniture outright, you rent them from Feather directly. You simply select the furniture pieces that you want and set an amount of time that you want to have them, and then Feather delivers them all on the same day. Once your time with the furniture is up, you either renew, swap, buy, or return the items.
The flexible approach to buying furniture on Feather gives indecisive consumers a chance to test their furniture before making a final purchase. It also gives people who might not be staying in the same location for an extended period of time a chance to have nice furniture without making an expensive commitment. The items are a mix of used furniture and brand new furniture, but Feather promises that they maintain a high standard of quality. The site even promises that general wear and tear is acceptable when your furniture is returned. There’s a lot to be skeptical about before using Feather, because it essentially changes the entire conception of how furniture should be purchased and used. Still, it’s an interesting enough concept that it should attract some customers that need to take advantage of their unorthodox business model.