Just because they’ve become commonplace doesn’t mean everyone is satisfied with traditional home furniture furnishings like hard-backed chairs and heavy, over-sized couches. For people who are after something a little more flexible and unconventional, there are a surprising amount of alternative furniture products available to outfit a home the way you want.
One of the most iconic pieces of alternative furniture is the beanbag chair, even though they’ve gone through some substantial changes since they first became popular in the 60s and 70s. The little white pellets that used to be used for filling are now often replaced by more luxurious and plush open-cell foam that offers better longevity and resilience. There is more variety among open-cell foam types as well; unlike one-size-fits-all pellets, you can select a variety or density that meets your needs. You can even have a memory foam-stuffed beanbag. With these options, the substantial comfort and usability of bean bag chairs make them a top option in alternative furniture.
Similar in concept to the beanbag chair is a floor pillow, being stuffed full of soft cushioning foam. These cushions are often lower profile products though, and more solidly packed; much like an over-sized pillow rather than the taller, rounder bean bags. These are perfect for people who like to stretch out on the floor, re-arrange seating constantly, or want fun, comfy, and easily stored guest seating for visitors.
With their versatile utility, futons are another staple in the world of non-conventional furniture. Able to be used as a couch during the day for seating and a bed in the evening for sleeping, you can maximize space and make a quick transition from one setup to another. If you want to go in a unique direction with your home furnishing, these are just a few of the ways you can customize your space.