Why Do I Need Floor Pillows When I Bought Chairs to Stop Sitting On the Floor?

Maybe it’s just that with a toddler, I already spend so much time sitting on the floor so it’s a bit of a luxury to actually get up onto the couch. Especially when I get to sit solo, instead of with a small human being on my lap demanding stories. More and more stories! But when I read something over at Apartment Therapy recently that asserted that you absolutely need to double up those floor pillows for comfort, I had to admit my ignorance.

Floor pillows? Like the grownup version of the beanbag chair? Seated on a floor cushion, floor pillow, whatever, your feet fall asleep and there’s nowhere to lean and you consequently have to maintain perfect posture or become a hunchback.

Am I getting any of this right? Or I am simply not hip to the floor pillows charms? Or perhaps it’s just floor fatigue…

Found on The Purl Bee

Admittedly, I do like the look. It’s very casual, like we all lounge wherever we want around here. Chairs? We don’t need no stinking chairs. We have floor cushions! Cushions ON THE FLOOR! Don’t try to badger us into adopting your bourgeois couch-and-chair lifestyle, because we’re not having it. It’s a floor pillow revolution! Furniture you can fit in the back of your hybrid!

(Well, okay. I like that last part. Furniture is too dang bulky. Tell me: Do you have any of these pillows on steroids in your living room?)

OMG I am SO close to my 1,000th post! Wonder if anything special will go down to mark the event!?

5 Responses to “Why Do I Need Floor Pillows When I Bought Chairs to Stop Sitting On the Floor?”

  1. kristen July 6, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    Yeah I’m not a fan of these.

  2. The Jananator July 6, 2011 at 8:24 am #

    I’m going with kristen on this one. Getting old? Maybe I am, but the idea of getting up and down every time I want to sit does not appeal.

  3. lali July 7, 2011 at 2:35 am #

    My living room is beyond tiny and there is just enough space for a loveseat and a coffeetable/trunk. I use two large floor pillows to add more seating — real chairs are too bulky for what is left of the space. Works out well. Those with bad knees use the love seat, those with better knees take the pillows and lean back on the walls.

  4. E. Keith Owens July 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    In case you re unfamiliar with the term floor pillow it s a large cushion that is designed especially for sitting. They re larger than normal pillows and come in a variety of decorative colors and patterns so it s easy to find something that suits your taste no matter what you like..These large floor pillows are normally used in bedrooms but you can also create a lounge area in your living room or den as well. The great thing about using floor pillows as a lounge area is they don t take up as much room as a sofa or chair would use.

  5. Tommie 4 Wiley July 8, 2011 at 4:39 am #

    Perfect cushion to lay down your head and go to sleep peacefully..Cheers!!