Say Goodbye to Your Sofa
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Sofas are, obviously, a brilliant bit of furniture. They are great for lounging while watching TV, perfect for snuggling up with a book and just what you need for a catch-up with friends. But they are also pretty much inflexible once they are installed.
Modern living is taking us to smaller and smaller homes and we are now, more than ever, looking to incorporate more flexible furniture options so that rooms can be altered to suit every whim. So, if we are going to swap out the sofa, what could you swap in instead?
Bring On the Floor Cushions
Floor cushions have been a popular choice around the world for a long time but not so much in the Western culture. This seems like a shame since floor cushions are so easy to stack out of the way when not in use and make for instant seating in any room. You can also get them in so many fabrics and colors that they will go in every room. They are also perfect for making any room much more welcoming.
In countries like China and Japan, floor cushions have always been used for sitting to eat as well as reclining and relaxing. This makes the house seem much bigger because there is no fixed furniture but it also opens out the possible uses for each room. While you might worry about reducing the amount of furniture you have, it can actually be quite freeing to get rid of what you have as you can be more creative with your space.
Splash Out on a Bean Bag Chair
If you are looking for something with a little more support, a bean bag chair is a great option. You can get them in a variety of sizes from kids chairs right through the massive 8 foot bags (only at ComfySacks.com) you can properly snuggle into while you watch a film.
Bean bags have long been a staple of the student dorm room (and are well known for gamers too!) but introducing them to your home in more creative uses is becoming a popular idea. Use a variety of chairs to create a soft area you can crash in together and add in cushions and blankets for the adult equivalent of a fort.
Why Crates Are Gaining Popularity
It’s funny fashion trend but using recycled wooden crates to create a soft sofa area is quite an intriguing thought. It seems that the trend has come as a cross between eco-friendly recycled design and cheap and cheerful problem solving. The great thing is that with a fabric cleverly draped over the gaps, you wouldn’t know it was crates supporting the cushions.
Though this isn’t quite as flexible as floor cushions or bean chairs, if you are clever with the way your build up your crates, you can create a sort of modular sofa that you can reorganize at will.
When you release yourself from the burden of having specific items of furniture and let your creativity go wild, there are plenty of options available to you. All you need is the confidence to give it a go.