Do You Really Use Your Convertible Furniture Fully?

Do You Really Use Your Convertible Furniture Fully?

Adrienne Breaux
Aug 6, 2010

I have a bit of confession. In my last studio apartment, I purchased a convertible sofa which I intended to use as a combination of our bed and seating, to save space. Though I began with the best of intentions, I'd be lying if I said that bed ever saw itself in the couch position.

Apartment Therapy has a long history of advocating convertible furniture. And why not? The idea seems brilliant. Why buy a bed and a couch when you can have both? Buying only one size of a dining table seems silly—you only need a small one for yourself but could use a larger one for dinner parties. It seems these days that nearly any type of furniture can come in an ultra-convenient convertible type.

Knowing a few friends in the same boat as us (the "bought-convertible-furniture-but-it's-only-ever-been-used-one-way" boat) we wanted to survey readers about their actual convertible furniture usage. Who out there uses the piece in all its varieties on a regular basis? Since we are focusing on setting up the home this month, the question of what kind of furniture to add to a space might pop up. You just might save someone from buying a piece they won't use all the way, or inspire someone to get a little convertible in their own space!

Convertible Bean Bag Chair from Bean2Bed
Good Questions: Convertible Coffee / Dining Tables
Convertible Sleeper Sofa from West Elm
Hot or Not: Portakal Convertible Toddler Bed
Convertible Compact Desk
Green Style: Convertable DIY Couch
Roundup: Sleeper Sofas

Photos: Roundup: Sleeper Sofas and Convertible Compact Desk

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