Everything you need to know about the built-in furniture trend

Built in furniture is a concept dating back to the middle ages. However, the idea of built in furniture has begun to garner attention yet again. Built in furniture, true to its name, refers to furniture pieces that are made to be permanent in the house.

Unlike conventional furniture which can be moved around or even shifted to another place, built-in furniture is made within the house’s structure and is immovable. It was a concept rather popular to serve especially well in places where the space is less.

Built-in furniture is made to be more of a part of the house rather than a detached piece of decor, blended seamlessly into your home’s interior. 

WHY BUILT IN FURNITURE ?

Built in furniture is an effective pick for any home. To begin with, opting for built in furniture gives one the chance to customize each piece to their heart’s content. Since it is built to be part of your house you can rest assured that it will blend perfectly with your interiors helping you preserve a homogenous gorgeous home.

 

 

Another advantage of having the built in component is that it racks up a lot more cost effectiveness as compared to conventional pieces of furniture. Not to forget, one of the biggest advantages and the USP of built in furniture is its ability to save space.

For first time home owners investing in more reasonable homes, or in a city where finding ample space is simple, built-in furniture offers a friendly way to get the look within a fraction of the space. 

There are a lot of different built in concepts that can fit your home just right. Here is a look at some designs that you could try out :

BUILT IN ENTERTAINMENT UNIT 

 

An entertainment unit is a must have in any house. Be it the living area, or the bedroom, having a fun entertainment unit helps enliven the space, add an activity and even store away things properly.

Having a built in entertainment unit is an even greater idea. Usually housing a good entertainment unit requires a ton of space. However, having it built into the wall allows you to create a stunning design without worrying about space.

It also helps you make the most of otherwise dead space by transforming it into something useful. Keep it simple with just a tv unit or throw in a few magazine/book shelves to form an extravagant entertainment unit. 

BUILT IN WARDROBE 

 

Built in wardrobes are getting all the love at the moment. Walk in wardrobes are a lavish feature that almost everyone has dreamed of having at some point in their homes. Having a built-in closet space gives you the opportunity to get the experience even in little space.

Depending on what you can spare, you could convert the designated closet space or even a portion of your room into a built-in wardrobe area. Calculate the amount of stuff you need for the unit to hold to determine the amount of shelving you would need.

Combine different shelf sizes for an ideal functional unit. You could also build in a small seating cove in the unit for optimal comfort. 

BUILT IN SOFA 

 

Built in sofas are a super luxe and uber comfy addition to a house. Whether you wish to add comfy seating to your patio/backyards or create a cozy space in your living room, built-in sofas are just perfect.

You could pair the sofa frame material to go with the walls or with the floor depending on what suits your design. Try to keep the frame simple so you can switch up the textiles and cushion for when you wish to reinvent without clashing with the theme.

In the patio area you could for a stunning wooden built in sofa, paired with an outdoor fire pit or a simple coffee table for cozy evenings outside. 

BUILT IN BED 

 

Built in beds are a comfy and chic fit for any home. Having a built in bed saves you the space that a bed’s headboard or back would take by simply blending the structure of the end with the wall itself.

Another alternative design is to fit the entire bed unit sideways or straight in a u shaped wall pocket. This would create a bed space enveloped in the walls giving a cozy and warm feeling while saving space and looking rather charming.

You can get creative with the material you pick by adding a wrought iron bed or keep it simple with a wooden piece depending on what suits the space you have. 

BUILT IN WORK DESK 

 

Having a dedicated work/study space in your house is a necessity, especially amidst the pandemic. However, giving up space for bulky work desks is rather inconvenient which is why swapping for a built in one is just what you need.

Having a built in desk space gives you the option to have a dedicated work space without giving up floor space. You could even opt for one that folds away to help you save even more space at the end of the day.

You can go for a simple wall fitted plank desk or create a proper built in workspace complete with storage and computer space for a comprehensive alternative. 

BUILT IN SHOWCASE SHELVES 

 

Whether you are someone who loves to display decor, knick knacks or simply put up memorabilia as a part of your home’s ecosystem, having a dedicated showcase is an advantage.

Having a showcase is not just good for storing such precious things but can also act as a focal point in any space. Built in showcases in particular look rather beautiful and help keep the items on display safe.

Whether you build one out of wood to go into the wall or simply opt for a wall niche structure, such a showcase can look stunning. You could also add glass to make it all the more elegant. 

BUILT IN WINDOW SEAT 

 

Built-in window seats or love seats as they are called have been a feature in Indian homes for long and for all the right reasons. Having a window seat is a charming extra seating addition that utilizes otherwise empty space, best.

If you have a window with a longer sil or are built into a u shaped cove you can have a built-in window seat put in with ease. You can experiment with different materials to create a timeless setting.

Customize the upholstery and decor to give it a unique look. You can also choose to add lights in this section or even transform the built in unit’s bottom to serve as extra storage. 


Overall, the built in furniture trend looks like it’s here to stay, literally. Embracing it in your home can give you a stunning and space saving interior option. Try out the above built in settings to give your home something extra!

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