Five Home Items You Should Consider For Both Comfort And Aesthetics

On February 29, 2016 by Himanshu Shah

When choosing items for your home, you should always consider both function and design. Every piece should have some sort of “comfort value” and fit in with the décor of your home. Here are a few items you should consider:


Contemporary Footstools and Ottomans
The ottoman is the unsung hero of the living room. If you choose the right one, the ottoman can be used to prop up feet, as a small desk or as a coffee table. Choose an ottoman that complements the items already in your living room. You can purchase a large ottoman that can double as a coffee table. Simply place serving trays on the top to create a sturdy space for drinks, food and magazines.

Chef Block Island

Butcher Block Island
Chef blocks come in so many sizes and styles, one should fit just about any kitchen. These islands help to break up the room and offer a versatile workspace. You should be able to chop food directly on the surface of the block. Most of these islands come with spaces to store books, produce, silverware and cookware. They also come in a variety of finishes and styles.

Reclining Chair

Reclining Chair
Recliners have come a long way since the old Lazy Boys. These days, you can purchase recliners in nearly every type of design. They can look retro when fitted with rich leathers or upholstery. They can look futuristic when covered in velvet. Recliners are extremely versatile and should be as comfortable as they are stylish. Luckily, they also come in a variety of price points too. You can even purchase recliners that have storage space or that fold out into a twin bed.

Floor Pillows

Mediterranean Floor Pillows and Poufs
There was a time when floor pillows were considered hippy or bohemian. Now they’re considered a great way to utilize space. Many pillows on the market are as comfortable as most chairs and couches. They can be sturdy and offer plenty of support, or they can be soft and fluffy. The best feature of a floor pillow is the ease of moving the pillow. Since they are not meant to stand in one spot for the entirety of their lifespans, they can easily be moved from room to room. 

Custom Fireplace

Custom Fireplace
One of the most functional and attractive pieces for the home is a custom fireplace. These pieces can be tailored to any home or individual needs. They can be designed to look rustic, modern or shabby chic. Fireplaces are not only attractive, but they are also functional too. They can keep a home warm throughout the winter and cut down on electric heating costs. According to the experts at Alpine Fireplaces, you may even be able to save money on your monthly bill by using the right fireplace.

Just because a piece is functional doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish too. Choosing double duty pieces for your home can save you both time and money.

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