#343 – An Eye for Design

When choosing your furniture, in addition to a design that is pleasing to you, you want to consider how functional it will be when your joints are flaring, or when your mobility is compromised.

I goofed when I bought our Mission style coffee and end table. All those slats – oh my! They need dusting, which wouldn’t be so bad if they weren’t down low. I do the dusting by sitting on the couch or a chair. It’s not ideal, but it works.

Keep the following in mind:

  • height of furniture
  • firmness of seating
  • ease of maintenance/cleaning.

Over the course of living with rheumatoid arthritis for thirty-five years, a recliner is one piece of furniture I’d never be without. Do you own one?

3 Responses to “#343 – An Eye for Design”

  1. Hi Marianna,

    I love your idea of keeping in mind the ease of maintenance/cleaning when buying new furniture. For some reason, it’s not something top of mind when you are setting out to make such purchases.

    This brings to mind a tall skyscraper-shaped stand for CDs that we have in our living room… I love the way it looks (it is so modern looking and unusual) but dusting it and the CDs it holds is so time-consuming. Over time, it is making me like it less and less…


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