I calmly make budgets for my job all the time. but when it comes to my own home buying decisions tend to be a lot more emotional than rational. Deciding on a furniture purchase may be a snap for some, but weighing the practical, moral, aesthetic, and economic aspects of each option can also be a huge challenge.
Cardboard furniture isn't completely new and some of it is more beautiful than others, but overall it might be a better alternative to Ikea furniture, which is often seen as just as disposable. Sure, Karton admits their "board is made from a mix of virgin and recycled paper" but they continue on to explain: "the virgin pulp provides superior strength." Their product is durable, 100% recyclable and any glues are non-toxic and made from vegetable starch. Sounds fair, right? Click here for additional details and product video.
Yesterday, we ran a quiz which posed the question, "Which one of these chairs costs more than a new car?". Ready to see if your antique spotting eye is right on? Click here for the quiz post or jump below for the answer:
Are you one of those people who can always spot the expensive item in a bunch? Well then you are in luck. For our final day of "Furniture Focus" month, I've made up a quick quiz to test your price tag guessing abilities. All of the chairs pictured above are similar, but beyond the style, they are quite different and one is priced much higher than the other three. Click through for larger photos and more info and then let us know — which one costs more than a new car?
Upholstered goods, such as sofas and lounge chairs, are usually an expensive purchase. They're also items that many of us would like to have in our homes for a long time. I am usually guilty of selecting the most neutral of colors and materials, hoping that no matter how my style changes my sofa will always blend in nicely. But I envy those who choose unusual color combinations and styles.
Slipcovered dining room chairs often give a vibe of Shabby Chic or beachy styles that may not appeal to everyone. But as the stains accumulate on our upholstered chairs, I must admit that the idea of a slipcover does sound appealing.
If you love the visual interest that woven textures add to a space, and are looking for unique seating, here's a roundup of dynamite chairs that incorporate the woven aesthetic, whether it's using cord, leather, or heavy-duty cotton straps.