The concept of plastic furniture usually conjures up an image of something that is not particularly attractive, may be functional but won’t have a long life, and is generally cheap and low quality. However, the plastics industry has come a long way in recent years and this does not have to be the case. The great thing about plastic furniture is the very fact that it is low cost and can be used for a variety of purposes. In many ways, it is even more practical than expensive wooden furniture, which may look a little nicer, would be.
So what kinds of plastic furniture would you use to decorate your home? And where would you put it?
Plastic chairs are ideal for your children’s furniture. In your children’s den, for example, you could buy a low table with a set of small plastic chairs. The great thing, apart from the low cost, is that these chairs are fairly durable and as they are light it is less dangerous if one of your toddlers were to pull one of them on top of himself or to fall off one. They are also extremely easy to clean and are therefore ideal for eating from or for arts and crafts. In the same way, a large plastic toy box is great for storing toys. However, you should look out for any cracks or breakages. If plastic is broken, it can create sharp edges that could make nasty cuts.
Another great plastic storage device is a set of drawers. Plastic drawers are not only good for your children’s toys. You can also use them in your own den for anything from storing papers to tools. They are light, cheap, and these days come in quite tasteful designs.
But plastic furniture does not need to be confined to the den. In the kitchen, if you need extra storage, depending on the design, plastic racks are a great idea for storing recipe books, spices, vegetables, or tea towels. In the bedroom, if you need extra cupboard space but can’t afford to buy another wooden wardrobe, a plastic cupboard or set of drawers can come in very useful. In your home office, you may need a bookcase. No room to put in a heavy wooden bookcase? Don’t worry – you can always add a plastic rack or small bookcase. Need extra dining room chairs for those times when you have a lot of guests? Buy some plastic chairs. They are easy to clean and take up little space because they can be stacked one on top of the other.
Of course, if you want your plastic furniture to look nicer, you can always add some neat accessories. For example, a plastic table can be decorated with a pretty and durable tablecloth when it is not in use. Plastic shelves can be lined, as can drawers. Adding a pretty area rug to the room also adds a nice touch. Consider a modern area rug, or even a floral rug just to add some extra class to the look of the room.
With a little thought, plastic furniture can enhance your home in a variety of important ways.