Is Rentable Furniture the Next Big Thing?
You rent your apartment, lease your car and subscribe to your wardrobe. And now, thanks to a nifty new startup called Feather, you can rent your home decor—from mattresses to accent chairs to table lamps.
What's the selection like?
Feather's inventory is pretty crisp, clean and modern—with a selection of goodies from West Elm, Pottery Barn, Casper, Joybird and Tuft & Needle (with plans for retailer expansion). You can shop for one-off pieces (think: a sleek bookshelf for $29/month, or a basic upholstered bed frame for $9/month). But if you need urrythang, you can also rent a curated "suite"—like this entire chic dining room setup for $35/month. And delivery and assembly is free, guys.
How does it work?
Pretty straightforward: You choose a furniture subscription between three and 12 months, then shop the inventory available. Your rentals will all be delivered same time on the same day, and they're yours to cozy up to for awhile. Once your rental window is up, you can either renew the goods (at a discounted rate), swap out for new stuff (for free), buy out your items (just pay the remaining balance) or return them (which Feather's team will facilitate).
Is it worth it?
We mean, in our opinion, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to rent a coffee table for 20 months. (After spending that much, you'd want something to show for it, no?) But we do think Feather is a pretty fabulous resource for people with temporary work situations. And sweet heavens, what a blessing for Sagittariuses.