Whether it’s unfair, disregarding, or downright prejudicial, we live in a society that caters to the nearly unattainable look of starving movie stars, anorexic waifs with money and no intention of letting something as life altering as having a baby interrupt their petite figures. For the rest of normal society, this prejudicial attitude filters into our lives in ways that are more than just a little insulting. Plus size furniture is rather hard to find, but well worth it if you can.
It really doesn’t matter how much money you plop down on a sofa if you can’t really relax in it, and that great reading chair that looks awesome in your living is totally useless if you can’t wriggle into a comfy position to use it. However, manufacturers of furniture have yet to realize that not all of us are sickly Jolie skinny. Plus size furniture is becoming an exclusive niche market for those who have caught on to real world basics such as the necessity to feed oneself in order to survive.
Arguing that it takes more material to make larger furniture, the manufacturers and retailers of larger furniture are naturally scraping the edge of reason with the price tags that go with the more comfortable furniture. However, if you take it piece by piece, an entire home can be completely remodeled within two years. Start with the basics and then prioritize by level of comfort. For most people, this means starting with the bed.
Having a truly comfortable bed is not only priceless, but it is also a health issue. More people suffer from back problems than just about any other health concern. Sleeping in a bed designed for someone on the slight side can cause serious back discomfort and even more serious straining problems. This can lead to a highly ineffectual day considering that the back discomfort wakes you up, prevents you from getting a good night sleep, and of course, causes distress throughout your day. If you only ever buy one piece of plus size furniture buy the plus size bed.
Of course, as resources and time permits, finding the perfectly comfortable, couch, reading chair, end tables, even desks can become an interesting adventure. All of the basic furniture that makes a lifestyle more comfortable is slowly becoming available in larger sizes. This comes as a great relief to a community whose needs have long been unjustly ignored.
Finding high quality larger furniture that looks as good as it should feel is no easy task. While some manufacturers have caught on to the size issue, their taste in décor has left quite a bit to be desired. Large, small, or medium, there is nothing more frustrating than finding exactly what you are looking for only to discover the designer has the tastes of warped toad. Loud ugly prints are far too common while furniture with style and elegance that doesn’t completely shatter the piggy bank is a becoming a rarity regardless of the size.
One of the easiest ways to deal with this issue is to be willing to purchase the furniture that pleases your body and then have it reupholstered to please your eyes. Slip covers have come a long way in the last ten years, often being a completely undetectable way of changing the entire look of a piece of furniture without the telltales bagginess and edges that were once the norm. While it is everyone’s preference to spend money on something that they absolutely adore rather than purchase an eyesore and then have it fixed up, sometimes when time is of the essence you have to remain somewhat flexible.
Nevertheless, the ultimate goal is to find the one bed, sofa, desk, chair, or other necessity that works in your life as it. A few online companies are now offering more choices. While buying furniture online runs a little risky, a careful check of the return policies should tell you whether or not you’re dealing with an online furniture company that will stand behind its product. Returning furniture is not easy. However, sometimes taking a risk can really pay off in the end. Websites that actually let you design your own furniture and then patiently wait for delivery are likely to offer choices that you can not only live with, but actually get excited about.
Local companies are starting to catch on, and many of them offer the same type of selection with the convenience of local delivery by furniture delivery professionals. This is usually only available in urban areas of significant populations. However, if you have one of these stores in your area, don’t hesitate to make good use of it. The additional cost of self designed plus size furniture is worth every single penny when it comes to quality, convenience, and of course, style.