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The act of sitting down

Funky Seating The act of sitting down would appear on the surface of it to be a straightforward exercise. But when comfort is the bottom line there is a surprising array of options to be found.

Let’s face it, we aren’t always sitting formerly, with straightened back, at the dinner table. Sometimes we want to lounge around a little, maybe when watching the television or even whilst enjoying some sunshine in the back garden. The saying is to “put your feet up”, is it so unreasonable to take that literally? And then of course there is the dog, to whose every desire his doting family must observantly attend.

Enter “funky seating”, a surprisingly diverse range of furniture items for our consideration. Hammocks, bean bags, foot stools – all of these provide us with different ways of sitting around and enjoying at leisure the world around us.

A Fatboy that will run and run

Probably providing one of the widest range of leisure seating options is Fatboy. Take a look here at some of the many items that are available – even for the family pet. Indoor and outdoor seating in many shapes and all sorts of colours. There can be nothing quite so relaxing as swinging between the trees in the back garden on a spacious and sturdy hammock. The extra large version has plenty of room for one, two, or even three people, is foam padded and made from a tough polyester fabric that offers the ultimate comfort.

One popular item at the moment is the Fatboy Metahlowski, a generously sized bean bag built from top quality Italian fabric and available in gold, silver, bronze and titanium versions which is so versatile it can even be used as a makeshift bed when you have visitors.

Another innovative piece of furniture is the LoJo Ball. Have a glance at this selection of products comprising foot stools which convert easily into comfy seats, each either with a patriotic or a sporting theme. The outside of the ball is made of soft faux leather whilst the interior is constructed from cord and vinyl. When it isn’t being used as a foot stool or a computer chair it even deflates and folds up into its own carrying case.

A little imagination when it comes to seating not only challenges convention but changes the rules altogether.

Now That’s An Entertainment Room!

Entertainment Room You work hard for a living so shouldn’t you have somewhere in the home to relax, unwind and have fun with family and friends. Of course you should, but a living room just doesn’t cut it – what you need is an “entertainment room”. Before you start thinking that a big sofa in front of the TV will do, we’re going to give you a few ideas that will create a space which will bring together comfort, style and entertainment.

Space, the final frontier

Evaluating the space available for your entertainment room is the first step. You can have a palatial home or a basement flat but if you don’t figure out what will go where you’re going to have problems from the get-go. If you’re thinking about a pool table, pinball machine, bar and home theatre you’re going to need a huge space to have everything available to your guests at once. If you don’t have the luxury of a big room, consider downsizing your technology wish list and buying games which can be set up as and when you need them. As a rule, make sure you’ve enough space to move around the room.

Time at the bar

No entertainment room would be complete without a bar. You don’t want to keep running to the kitchen to top up your guests drinks so install a corner bar and keep it stocked with your favourite tipples and a few bar and party accessories. If your budget won’t run to a pre-manufactured or custom-built bar, or perhaps you don’t have the room for one, you can buy fridges that are small enough so as not take up a lot of room and discreet enough not to look like a kitchen appliance.

Sit down next to me

If you need to create space in your entertainment room then buy seating that is portable. Basically, don’t stick a big sofa and armchairs in your room – go for beanbags, foot stools that double as seating, and gaming chairs. Check out the LoJo and Fatboy ranges for inspiration.

Keep it tidy

Nobody wants to spend their downtime hunting around for CDs, magazines or films to entertain themselves or their guests with so get organised and buy some music and movies storage and magazine racks so everything is to hand when you want it.

That’s entertainment!

This is the room to install that home theatre system you’ve always wanted and projectors are great because they are fitted to the wall or ceiling freeing up valuable floor space. If your budget won’t run to such tech, you can buy a flat screen TV and fit it to the wall.

However, try not to design your room around one gadget because you want to entertain your friends, family and guests in more ways than one. Offer alternative ways to pass the time with a choice of games such as pool, darts, table football or even a pinball machine.

When your room is ready to go, ring around your friends and family and start entertaining!

3 Alternative Things to Sit On For Your Home

Fatboy There’s a lot to be said for sitting down on a comfy couch, putting your feet up and stretching out to enjoy a night in front of the telly. In most homes, a three-piece suite from the local furniture superstore is sufficient to serve your living-room seating needs, but what about the rest of the house? And what happens when you need some overflow seating during visits from friends or when you throw a party? Here are three alternative things to sit on which are comfortable, versatile and look pretty cool too.


Still think of beanbags as overblown floor cushions that are made from cheap fabric and difficult to get out of? Clearly you’ve not been introduced to the Fatboy range.

Beanbags are not just extra seating options for the living room, they can be used as a sofa replacement in student digs, a chill-out chair for a teenager’s bedroom or even a spare bed when you need to put up your mate overnight. Have a couple of these funky seating options handy for impromptu parties or when you’ve more guests than your permanent seating can handle.

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