Things tend to go in cycles, and if you wait long enough they will be back in favour once again. It happens often with fashion; skirt lengths go up then they come down. Trousers are wide then they are narrow. Everything comes back into fashion eventually but with a slight twist, and the same applies to furniture.
Many years ago the only type of furniture you could buy was the wooden variety. Made from perhaps oak or if you wanted a cheaper version then perhaps pine to keep the cost down. Most of it constructed with proper joints that were made to last; none of the flimsy fixings you see on some furniture today.
As time went by and new materials became available, people began to want cheaper furniture and so the flat pack version started to gain in popularity. However, people are now realising that they want more than cheap, flimsy items and many are now investing in better quality solid wood furniture again. It’s built to last far longer and constructed in a way that will mean it will give many years of use before it needs replacing; often working out cheaper in the long run.
You’ll find some really good family run furniture companies out there that have been building furniture for many years, so you can be sure they know their trade. They will have a number of different styles of furniture available to suit all tastes whether that’s very traditional or a bit more contemporary. Pick a style that will blend in with your other existing items unless of course you can afford to replace a whole room; then you can pick whichever you like the look of the best. If you want to replace the odd item then go for the bespoke range and you’ll find it will match other items both in finish and colour.