Tough Economic Times Call For Smart Furniture
Category : Furniture
In reading through the furniture and home related headlines, one article regarding furniture and the economy and how it affects the modern home stands out. While this article at News.com.au is written in respect to current affairs in Australia, the truth is that it hits pretty close to home, as many Americans continue to know life on the unemployment line. This does, obviously, affect the way the typical U.S. home functions and it would not be surprising to find that the trend of three generations under one roof is equally as common in this country.
There are a few new changes that are occurring, according to the article, as a result of people moving in with family to save money. For one thing, existing space is becoming more cramped, but also, it is suggested, that the average size of a home is going to become larger in years to come.
Whether or not that is the truth, the concept of moving large families into existing homes does present a challenge on the design-front. Custom furniture Perth needs to function, but also read well, so the home does not take on a cluttered feel. Excess furniture, like decorative bistro tables may be removed, but they could also come to serve a more important purpose. Rather than rushing out to buy an oversized timber dining tables Melbourne to fit the many bodies now occupying the home, small bistro sets can provide extra seating in a intimate way.
Bedrooms will also become an issue. While master bedrooms today are built to be large and roomy, most additional rooms tend to be small. When two adult couples live under the same roof, this can make things complicated. In order to adapt to the smaller bedroom, one generation might be forced to consider leaving the extra dresser behind. Storage beds are compact, but still provide the necessary spaces for clothing and other personal items.
Small tricks like this can make a less-than-desirable time into something much happier and enjoyable for all.