There is no more special piece of furniture than one created just for you; however, the process of commissioning a bespoke item can be daunting if you have never tried it before.

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Don’t let this put you off, as simply considering the following factors can help to ensure that getting your dream item is as simple as it can possibly be. Don’t be put off by price worries either, as there are options for all budgets in today’s market.

Why bespoke?

Think about why you are considering commissioning a piece of bespoke furniture.  Is style the ultimate issue, or perhaps you need something to fit into a specific space?

The aesthetics

You have established why you want the piece and now you need to consider what you want it to look like. Consider creating a mood board featuring photographs and swatches or a catalogue of images that you can share with whoever you choose to make your item.  It has also got to fit in with everything else in your house, or does it?  You could have a Decorators Cheltenham company to come in and refresh your home before you get the piece delivered.  Why not look on sites such as

The construction

Experts will have the in-depth knowledge required to make your ideas a reality; however, it is a good idea to try to gain at least a rudimentary understanding of how your item will be constructed, if only to ensure you are working within the realms of possibility and any time or budgetary constraints you may have.

Get involved

Whether you are commissioning a piece of Bristol bespoke furniture or a unique item in London, it is always best to be involved in the process as much as possible. This will help to ensure that you get exactly what you really want.

Draft specifications

Have an idea about the size, material, colour and shape of your bespoke item, but do not forget to listen to professional advice. There are rules regarding ergonomics, for example, that dictate the height chairs should be.

You should also ensure that safety issues have been considered, including fire regulations.

Keep it simple

Do not make your requirements more complicated than they need to be. It is easy to get carried away with the excitement of a project but the more demands you make or elements you include, the more chance there is of things going wrong or seriously over budget.