Why Prefer Versatile Furniture?
If there is single thing that sets the mood and appearance for every room, it's furniture. Good furniture sets out to enhance the look and mood of every room.
What is a sofa set good for? It provides a comfortable place to seat guests. Your best friend whom you may see every week. Or relatives you may see less frequently. A sofa set offers a place relax and to mingle.
What about the dining table? A dining table is the unrecognized glue between families and shared meals. Shared quality time between the people.
For those with limited income or tight budget, shopping for furniture can be somewhat of a hassle. It is a big decision after all, as a quality furniture set will last for years to come. So what to do with the furniture you do have? How to take the maximum of it?
The key is owning and buying versatile furniture, whenever possible. Buying select and versatile furnishings means that the items you own, will serve several purposes. These furnishings can also be easily moved around the home, whenever there is need for it.
A good example of a versatile furniture item is an Storage Ottoman. Small multi-functional piece of furniture. It serves as a storage space, often for pillows. It is also a seat. A bench. A place to lay your feet when you relax on the couch.
Another common example is a couch which doubles as a bed for two, when opened up. Most of the time these couches have storage space unerneath, for bed linen and pillows. In Europe it is common to have such couches in living rooms. Often in apartments which are less than 1000 square feet large. When a guest or even two guests are staying over and spending the night, they will be offered to sleep on that couch. That way it is possible to host even two people, in smaller houses and apartments.
These are just two examples. Can you think of more furniture items which have more than one use?
Having such items around is the key to versatility and making the most of the furniture.
A practical tip is to always shop for versatile items one by one, or in furniture sets. It is just more convenient to buy a dining table with matching chairs, than just a dining table. Then chairs separately. When buying a set you can be sure that the furniture there matches well.
What would make a table set versatile in this case? Some table sets offer a way to store chairs below the table, above the gound. Or folded up, under the table, when you do not need the chairs. When you have to clean the house by yourself, it is very convenient to have the chairs above the floor, not on the floor.
Hopefully you got a new idea out of this article, what to look for, when shopping for furniture.