It’s hard to know when to break up with your old furniture, especially when it comes to the oh so comfy living room furniture you've spent so many comfy nights on, or that home office furniture that faithfully served you and your studies in college in your apartment.
Maybe that furniture started out great, but you’ve had a few snags on the upholstery, and the slow and steady march of Father Time has lulled you into complacency. This is your wakeup call. Your dining room is tired of those bar stools and counter stools you picked up for cheap at those garage sales, the coffee table is tired of not matching with the bookcases or the media console or the loveseat, and that old accent table and end table you lugged with you trying to find the right placement for them are ready to retire.
Feast your eyes on the following Whom hotties, call it quits with the old ball-and-chains and get ready to start the new furniture relationship of your dreams.
If you’re into the exciting type, the Iconoclast Bench could be your match. Anything but ordinary, this one will destroy your notions of the conventional bench. Its handsome, triangular end pieces and luscious details seamlessly meld luxury with style. This beautiful seating specimen comes in 27 different fabrics with three different wood base options so you can outfit it to match your favorite ensemble. Pair this baby with a classic chandelier and an elegant bookcase on top of a contemporary area rug, and the cliche chaise or daybed combo won't stand a chance.
With its own unique magnetism, the Socialite accent chair will get along with anyone, even that bookshelf that doesn't seem to pair well with anyone but the tv stand and the armoire in the other room. It’s one of those room-elevating lounge chairs that puts everyone at ease and will make you feel smarter and more attractive than you actually are. This bon vivant walks the fine line of standing out while also fitting in to any circle — maybe yours. Whether grouped with other modern furnishings or as a standout among the traditional, this ultimate statement piece will have you giggling like a schoolgirl.
Ever been caught in a love triangle? Along with the Rebel sofa, the triangular Rebel ottoman will capture your heart. Sure, not everyone understands an outsider — an ottoman gets pushed, kicked around, sat upon, but that’s where it gets its great sensitivity for the underdog. Whether cushioning tootsies, tushies or trays of snacks, this oft-overlooked piece of furniture is as supportive as it is radical. Just walk into a room and try to ignore it. Impossible. You'll never want a new sofa after the bond you'll build with the Rebels.
Mysterious and intriguing, the Free Spirit side table will keep you coming back for more. At once curvaceous and rectilinear, it blends warm wood with cool metal, bold style with sinuous grace. While simplicity is part of its appeal, one nevertheless gets the feeling there is more to this freeform shape than meets the eye. Anything but minimal, it defies definition, doing simply what it does best — exactly what it wants, whatever, whenever and however that may be.
Nothing says timeless beauty like a perfect circle, and the Moonlighter Mirror is the apogee of circular perfection. It is wall art. Not to be eclipsed by the dark side, this stainless steel surface reflects a high fidelity image, glass-encased and orbited by a cool metal frame. Lunar cycles be damned — this looking glass is always full, always polished and never goes out of style. And I mean, really, who doesn’t like circles? This goes particularly well in an entryway between sconces and right over a sleek console table, and it always goes well in a bed or bath!
Looking for a witty intellectual to share your meals with? The Mastermind dining table is the dining companion you’ve been missing. With its smooth, natural wood finish, you can feel bold in your opinions and secure in your undertakings with this table there to back you up. Its robust size and assertive sturdiness means it will never falter, no matter how many dinners with the in-laws you subject it to. Pair it with The Spartan Bench in matching dining bench wood and/or the Contender dining chairs, which come with arms or armless for the luxe dining set you've been waiting for. The beauty of the wood grain and quality of craftsmanship will speak for themselves.
So, what are you waiting for? These pieces are just the tip of the iceberg--explore your inner influencer and give your old bedroom furniture a run for its money with a fresh new duvet, a decorative headboard, or a sleek but functional night stand. Your outside area could always use some love, too--ditch that cheap plastic outdoor furniture and invest in a comfy outdoor dining set with outdoor lighting and an outdoor rug to make even a small space comfortable. Don't forget those weatherproof throw pillows on those rattan chairs!