Decorating With Prefab Furniture

Prefab furniture: yay or nay? Personally, I love it! We just bought our first house, and it’s way bigger than the tiny 650 sq ft apartment we used to live in; our single couch and dining table don’t quite fill up the space the same way they used to in the apartment. And that’s where prefab furniture comes in! It’s a great, inexpensive option for filling out the decor in your home!

Prefab furniture is a great, inexpensive option for filling out the decor in your home! It's not hard to find gorgeous, high-quality pieces!

Prefab furniture doesn’t have to be poor quality, flimsy, hard to put together, or ugly. Remember these gorgeous pieces I was drooling over earlier? Sauder Furniture contacted me and asked if I wanted to try out their furniture, and since I was already in love with their urban sofa table, I jumped right on that opportunity!

And I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out!

Decorating With Prefab Furniture

I have always loved prefab furniture; I like the price, I like putting it together myself (even when the instructions are horribly confusing!), and I like that it’s functional.

I browsed around Sauder Furniture’s website for inspiration and fell in love with their urban sofa table. The dark wood and metal accents are so totally “me”!

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The box arrived a few days after I ordered it, and the cats were definitely interested, but JM was skeptical. He really hates prefab furniture and has lumped it all into his “cheap crap” category, so he wasn’t thrilled when I asked him to help me put it together. But, because he’s an awesome husband, he decided to help me anyway!

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The instructions in the booklet were really clear and detailed, and as we put the table together, JM got more and more excited. “Oh wow, this is really good quality hardware!” “I like these little metal accents!” “That’s it? We’re done? Cool!” I don’t know if he’s a total prefab furniture convert yet, but he was really impressed with the quality of the pieces and the hardware (it’s all made in the USA), so it’s a step in the right direction!

One thing I really love about this sofa table is that it’s finished on all sides. The back of most prefab furniture isn’t finished, and you can see the MDF, but this table is finished everywhere, which means you can put it anywhere!

For now we put it right behind our sofa; the sofa used to be up against a wall in the apartment, but in the new house it’s right in the middle of the living room, and the big, blank back of the sofa isn’t the most appealing thing to look at every day!

Prefab furniture is a great, inexpensive option for filling out the decor in your home! It's not hard to find gorgeous, high-quality pieces!

It’s amazing how much of a difference one piece of furniture makes in this living room! There is still a lot more decorating to do in this big blank house, but this sofa table has made a huge improvement! The entryway is way more inviting, and the back of the couch isn’t so horribly naked anymore now that it has a table behind it.

Plus the table is completely functional! The drawers are a perfect drop zone for keys, sunglasses, etc. and having a basket on top for paperwork or mail is a great way to corral the clutter. And the little shelf on the bottom is a great place to put blankets and slippers so they aren’t in the way!

The kitties approve too! I’m pretty sure Puck sleeps there at night now. 🙂

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How about you? Do you use prefab furniture in your home? If you’re looking for gorgeous furniture at a great price, I highly recommend Sauder Furniture! Truly, I couldn’t be more impressed with the quality of this piece, or happier with how it fits in with our living room decor!

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Disclosure: I was compensated by Sauder Furniture and TapInfluence in exchange for my honest discussion of their products. But this is probably the best experience I’ve ever had with prefab furniture, and I won’t hesitate to go back to their site and buy more furniture from them! All opinions in this post are 100% my own; I would never write a post about something I didn’t think was useful or interesting for you guys, and Practically Functional will only publish sponsored posts for companies or products I love and believe in! 🙂

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.

Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Jocie@OPC The Better Half says

    9 years ago

    what a beautiful coffee table! i love the backing too!

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