June 23, 2014

Bedroom Furnishings We Seem To Have Forgotten

Times change, as do trends and home decor fashions. At Bolton Furniture we do our very best to keep up with the current styles and trends. Over the years many different pieces of bedroom furniture have found themselves lost in the vast wasteland of yesteryear.


Times change, as do trends and home decor fashions. At Bolton Furniture we do our very best to keep up with the current styles and trends. Over the years many different pieces of bedroom furniture have found themselves lost in the vast wasteland of yesteryear. Below are a few bedroom furnishings and other items for home use that, while a blast from the past, are still desirable and attractive when used as part of your home's motif.

5 Bedroom Items That Have Gone With the Wind

1. Chamber Pots & Wash Basins are two items which we just do not use for their intended purpose. Since the indoor plumbing revolution, we no longer have a need to wash up using a pitcher and basin in our sleeping quarters, nor do we need a chamber pot to save us from the inconvenience of those midnight outhouse visits. These days, we still see these items, but now they are used almost exclusively for decoration. Collectors love these pieces for their color and design, but that is really the full extent of their purpose in our modern world.

2. Trundle beds and canopy beds were originally designed to keep debris and insects from falling on the surface of one's bed. We know that their popularity in the last century or so was strictly due to the feminine design and appearance. Trundle beds were convenient because they provided an extra sleeping space that could be easily tucked away when the sleeper woke, returning the much needed space it took up by sliding neatly under the main bed, much like a large drawer. Other types of kids furniture and other youth bedroom furniture styles have taken their place, such as storage beds, bunk beds, and loft beds which provide basically the same conveniences.

3. Wardrobes are still very popular pieces with antique furniture collectors, and may even be used for their intended purpose by some; their regular use is nothing but a memory. One may find a new design inline furniture store, but they consist of far less quality craftsmanship than the ones in the days of old. Though a beautiful addition to any decor these versatile pieces sustain their popularity surprisingly well. These pieces are sought after by furniture collectors.

4. Changing Screens, offered in an abundance of styles and designs are used as decorative nowadays, though some still use them for changing apparel. Today we see them in living rooms, parlors, or virtually any other room in the house, adding a sense of days gone by as well as accenting surrounding furnishings for the utmost design look.

5. When futons, these sofa/bed combinations became popular, owning one was a novelty more than anything. While they are fairly comfortable to sit on, one needed to struggle to transform it into a bed, and they were even harder to return to a sofa. Most are not comfortable by a long shot, and heavy and awkward to move. Many still own futons, but few use them for sleeping. They usually wind up in the recreation room or basement of a home.

You Don't Have To Let Past Pass

The items we mentioned before faded into the distance of their own purpose, and have simply gone the way of all decorative. The wonderful thing about personal taste and creativity is the fact that these can be used and reused in ways that grab attention and make your home look great. Although originally  designed for bedroom use, we can now feel comfortable using them in any room of our home. Research different ideas for these items online, and you will find an abundance of creative ways to implement them into your decor.



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