When it comes to kitting out your home there are many options to choose from. Modern stores have affordable options if you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful and will look sleek sitting in its place. Antique stores will amaze you with intricate pieces from previous generations that are bound to gain attention. Finally, carpenters can use their finely honed skills to create a one-off piece that’s designed to fit every need you create. I spend hours pouring over coffee table books on interior decoration for ideas and inspiration, whether it’s vintage or, my current passion, French chic.
There are of course bits of furniture that appear unconventional but have uses every family will find handy. Here are some interesting pieces you may not have heard of before.
If you suffer from a bad back, as I do, you may have heard of one of these. With the number of people sitting behind a desk increasing due to the increase in technology jobs, people found themselves looking for something a little different to increase their comfort level when working.
The standing desk is a creation born from the collaboration of work and health. It’s no secret that sitting behind a desk for 8-10 hours a day, 5 days a week isn’t good for your posture. So the standing desk was created. These come with several different functions highlighted in this article, some shift from a seated position to a standing, others come with different levels to place keyboards and monitors, and some can house more than one screen.
If you’re looking for something a little different to make your working day a little more comfortable then looking into this creation should be a high priority.
Now, it may seem strange to mention a table as the design has been pretty solid, and realistically, what can you do to change the functional design of a table? Enter transforming tables. These things have the ability to change from a coffee table to a dining table in a matter of minutes.
If you’re living in a studio apartment, or have a small living room/diner then they’re the perfect addition if you like having people over for dinner. Casual and good looking when on the ground and functional and smart when in the dining position.
Not only are there tables that transform their function when it comes to eating and relaxing, but there are also tables that change into something a little more fun. Slide the top of the table away to reveal a pool table. Now your evenings can be made a little more competitive when your friends come over for an evening of food, drinks, and fun.
The traditional bed would have a frame, a mattress, and a headboard. Underneath would be a place where things are thrown to be forgotten about. But what if you found out that there are now beds designed specifically so you can store things in a neat and tidy manner without compromising the look in any way?
Throw the mattress up from the bottom of the bed and hydraulic pistons reveal and nice, laid out an area for you to store anything you like. There’s what seems to be acres of space underneath double beds, so don’t waste your space anymore.
The Chair Bed
Have you ever been in a situation where a friend wants to crash at your place but you don’t have a spare bedroom? Usually, you would opt for the couch as a comfy alternative but sometimes this isn’t an option. Modern sofas aren’t the comfiest to sleep on so a different bed must be found.
There are hundreds of options available now with styles ranging from the old style to new. Never let your friends sleep on a hardwood floor again!
If you’re an avid gamer then these will be no surprise to you and it’s a hot topic of discussion in the Hobbis household as it’s the latest item on Ieuan’s wishlist. The gaming chair incorporates everything you need for a decent session with your friends. You can hook the console’s audio into the chair which comes out of speakers placed either side of your head. The design of the chair is often ergonomic making sitting for long periods far more comfortable. You can even buy chairs that contain mini-fridges in the armrests. There’s nothing that says a great session than not having to leave your chair unless you need to go to the toilet.
There will always be the development of products no matter what, humans are constantly finding ways to make their lives easier and it’s no different in the furniture world. The focus is very much on health at the moment with many offices investing in standing desks for their employees. Who knows what’s next on the agenda?