These days, it no longer works to have a “one size fits all” product for any reason. This is especially true for home decor. For this reason, society is moving towards having custom-made products as the norm.
Custom-made products are becoming the norm because everyone needs different products depending on the situation. For example, a family with four children likely needs different home decor than, say, a young professional couple with no children would. Maybe the family with four children needs durable couch pillows that can withstand being thrown around the living room. In contrast, the young couple might simply want pillows and cushions that match the color scheme of the rest of the house and look good when entertaining guests.
What’s more, the COVID-19 pandemic has also completely changed what it looks like to have people over. Whereas before the pandemic, people likely cared more about what the interior of their house looked like for hosting dinner parties, more and more people are now holding outdoor gatherings. Because of this, people are now focusing more on their patio furniture, such as deck chairs, chair cushions, patio chairs, and outdoor heat lamps.
Because of the varying needs of different households, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is becoming more common for consumers to order custom-made products. With custom-made products, people can choose the quantity, size, shape, and color of each product to best fit their needs.
For example, say someone tends to like darker colors and is used to entertaining guests indoors. Their couch and couch pillows are all dark blue. They recently had to buy a patio furniture set so that they can have their family and friends over during the pandemic. They initially planned on buying dark blue patio chair cushions to match the interior of their house, but they are concerned that the sunlight will bleach the darker cushions. The patio chairs are also fairly small, so they will need to purchase smaller cushions. With a service that allows them to customize the color, size and shape of their patio furniture, the consumer can tailor their furniture in order to match their exact needs.
The pandemic has also given people much more time to work on refurbishing their home and working on home improvement projects. With so much more time staying indoors, more and more people have started building their own sofa sets, refurbishing their ottomans, changing the look of their chairs, and so on. For home improvement projects like this, people need to be able to customize their own cushions to fit with whatever the latest project is.
One final reason that society is moving towards having custom-made products as the norm is due to the effect of social media. These days, in the peak age of social media, people tend to be heavily influenced by styles and designs they see on Pinterest, Instagram, TikTok, and other popular social media platforms. Therefore, people are tending more and more to have a very specific idea of exactly what they want their indoor and outdoor decor to look like. Having products that are completely customizable give people the freedom to design their home based on pictures they’ve seen and inspiration they have gotten.
Because of different dynamics, changing needs, and the impact of social media, society is quickly moving towards a world where more and more products are completely customizable. We anticipate a rise in popularity of companies that specialize in providing consumers with completely customizable products. For people who have a specific idea of what they want their home to look like, this is good news! With completely customizable products, the sky is the limit when it comes to home decorating!