Up your image, on the cheap. These free catalogs look like upscale design and lifestyle magazines, and will up your curb appeal. The best years of catalogs are yet to come, after years of steady decline, the industry has gone through a redesign as highlighted in a recent Nytimes article. The result are catalogs that read like magazines, and all of them have beautiful photography to compete with our ever shortening attention spans. Here are just a few that should grace your coffee table.
Sometimes it just feels great to flip through a nice magazine instead of reading everything on a tablet or smartphone. I have found myself recently flipping though catalogs that make their way to me through the mail. I’m still not buying anything from the catalogs, but they are a source of inspiration and ideas for your home or lifestyle. Not to mention, if someone sees the catalogs that are coming to your home, you must be in a certain affluent market segment. Who else is buying $300 rain jackets and teak sideboards?
Ikea’s sarcastic ad for it’s ‘book book’ is an excellent example of how great these new catalogs are.