7 Furniture Staples That Are Soon to Be Extinct

Househappy —  December 16, 2013 — Leave a comment

Have you been wondering which pieces of your furniture were “so last year”? Homesessive compiled a great list of furniture that is on its way out or is already out of everyday homes. Below are some of are our favorites:

Desks – Once a must-have in home offices and bedrooms to promote productivity, it’s safe to say desks will be extinct within the next few years due to the increasing mobility of technology. Replacing it are lap desks, which can be mobile along with your laptop, tablet, or other portable technology.

Entertainment Armoire – In the past, this piece of furniture was a television staple that boasted the ability to hide all those wires and hold your cable box and VCR; now more and more people are mounting their flat screens on walls or simply purchasing a TV stand for their televisions to perch on.

Coat rack – Although not useless yet, the coat rack is making less of an appearance in homes thanks to space saving wall hooks.

Traditional Sink – Traditionally, sinks had two knobs to control the temperature of the water and turn on the faucet, but now there is sensor technology that more kitchens are using. Turn on the water with just a swipe––hand-free sinks guarantee less mess.

The next few have already become extinct and are no longer present in the majority of modern homes:

Pull-out Sofa Beds – These required strength to pull the bed out of the couch and were notorious for being uncomfortable with their thin mattresses made to fit inside the couch. Nowadays, furniture companies are designing sleek couches, that simply fold for fashionable function.

Telephone Table – Gone are the days when landline phones were in every household; today it’s rare to find someone with a landline. Telephone tables used to be the norm in homes with a landlines––along with a chair to rest in during long conversations.

Chaise Longue – A long, reclining chair.
 This day bed/chair originated in the 1800s and was for ultimate daytime comfort. One theory for the popularity of the Chaise Longue (or “fainting couch”) is that the corsets women wore in that era would restrict blood flow and actually cause the wearer to pass out on occasion.

Photo: Systink

This article can be found in its original form on Homesessive.



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