We’ve had the same furniture in this house for over 20 years.
We raised all of our kids on this very couch.
I think it’s finally time to replace most, if not all of the furniture though. Over the years it has gotten very worn down, scratched, and outdated. I can’t remember how many couch covers this sofa set has gone through. When my husband and I finally decided to start looking for new furniture, we were surprised to find how cheaply most new furniture is constructed. It’s all particle board. We are used to oak wood and cherry wood furniture. Even the sofa has an oak wood frame. That’s probably why it has lasted two decades. We went to several furniture stores but none of them had furniture made out of natural wood. Finally we stumbled upon a store that sells custom built furniture. We knew we were in the right place as soon as we walked in and saw the wooden tables and leather couches with real oak frames. Now we just have to pick out the style of furniture we want for our house. I want something that will look good for another 20 years, at least. After all, that’s how long I expect natural wood furniture to last. I really like the rustic meets traditional look myself. It looks new but it looks old at the same time. My husband, on the other hand, doesn’t really care about the style at all. He wants to mix and match the different styles to get a better price. But he really won’t be saving that much by buying the on sale furniture. Besides, this custom made furniture is going to last us a long time so we had better love it.