Alternative furniture takes many different forms, more forms that many people even realize. What is alternative furniture? Well, it is a substitute for traditional furniture – you know, furniture made of oak or cherry wood, made with the same lines and shapes as every other piece. Alternative furniture can include different lines and shapes, bamboo instead of wood, or a different type of wood, teak for example. It can include bean bag furniture, and there is even a website for dungeon furniture pieces! So why should one consider it?
One reason is that alternative furniture is only limited by the imagination. You can probably find furniture made by any type of material you can imagine, and if you cannot find it, you can make it! By choosing something different you will not have to worry about finding the same piece of furniture that you have in a friend or neighbor’s house. It will most likely be unique to you.
Protecting the environment is another reason to consider alternative furniture. Furniture made from recycled materials is a great benefit to our environment. Instead of materials sitting in a landfill somewhere, they have been repurposed into furniture, again affording you a unique piece of furniture that reduces your carbon footprint.
The ability to save space and money is a reason that cannot be disregarded. A piece of furniture that is unconventional but serves several functions can most definitely save space because it prevents you from having to buy several different pieces of furniture, and of course save money for the same reason. A wall bed may eliminate the need for a guest bedroom while also saving money that would have been spent on a bed, bookcase, and chest of drawers.
Bean bag furniture is a great example – it comes in the form of a chair, sofa, lounger, even a bed! Recyclable material can be used to fill it, and the cost can save money over traditional furniture while still providing style, comfort, support, and durability.