One of the best investments you can make for your home, not to mention your peace of mind, is investing in modern heirlooms: furniture made with high quality, sustainable materials, and functional, timeless design. Gone are the days of having to choose between a piece that’s beautiful to look at, or one that’s comfortable and useful for everyday living. By seeking out expertly-crafted furniture that also incorporates modern technology features, you not only get more for your money, but you’re also more likely to keep and cherish those purchases for years to come. Here are some of our top picks for smart investment furniture pieces with innovative technology elements to help you do just that:

Extend Your Dining Possibilities

When it comes to modern style, we’ve all heard that less is more, but when it comes to your dining table, we believe that more room for friends and family is always best. The Exeter Extension Table from Copeland, for example, has the option for one or two self-storing leaves, which means you’ll never have to worry about where to hide table leaves again! Made from sustainably-harvested, solid walnut, or cherry hardwood, with a natural GREENGUARD finish for low chemical emissions, the Exeter can effortlessly expand on self-equalizing, ball-bearing glides to seat up to 12 of your nearest and dearest. Ethnicraft also offers an excellent option to maximize your dinner party capabilities with their signature Bok Extendable Dining Table. Don’t be fooled by its lighter, more minimalist look though, because this piece is handcrafted from solid oak wood, with a hard wax oil finish that can stand up to years of spills and scratches with ease.

Maximize Your Living Space

When you want to make the most of your living space while also being mindful about your purchases, it’s always a good idea to look for pieces that incorporate a functional design element. The sleeper sofa collections from Luonto are just a few examples of ways you can turn a stylish, relaxing living room or den into a luxurious guest bed for visitors when you need it. We particularly love the Monika for its contemporary-classic style, and its Nest Function that seamlessly tucks one portion of the bed underneath the sofa’s seating area, while moving the other up and into the back of the frame. The result is a supremely comfortable lounging sofa, that also happens to provide one of the best night’s sleep of your life! Similarly, Luonto’s Fantasy Sleeper with its single-motion, Level Function, merges mid-Century modern design with smooth functionality for the best of both worlds. Looking for an innovative home-office solution that you can also enjoy from the comfort of your new sofa? Try a Functional Open-able Coffee Table that not only doubles as additional storage space, but also opens up and extends to become a desk-height workspace, or even a casual dining area. With a solid wood top that can hold up to 40 pounds of weight, this multi-purpose piece is an ideal investment to enhance any room in your home.

Upgrade Your Comfort

The smartest furniture investments are always going to be the ones that bring you the most joy and satisfaction, because just like taste, the decision to buy any new piece for your home is distinctly personal. When it comes to crafting high quality furniture that’s meant to be enjoyed, American Leather is an industry-leading name in comfort and style. Their Cloud Comfort Air Recliner may very well be the most comfortable chair you’ll ever sit in; a stylish upgrade to the modern rocking chair, this recliner utilizes patented technology designed to respond to your body’s every movement, and cradle you in positions that offer optimal comfort. With a wide variety of styles, sizes, and fabrics to choose from, the entire American Leather Comfort Air and Recliner collection is well-worth your time and consideration. You can even add a standard or rocking ottoman to styles like the Lanier, and receive additional savings when you purchase them together.

Level Up Your Work Day

There are many reasons people believe their standing desk was an ideal and valuable investment for their home office space. Studies show that these incredibly versatile pieces can not only help your blood sugar return to normal more quickly after meals, but also reduce chronic back and shoulder pain simply by enabling their users to spend more of the workday in an upright, and more ergonomic position. The Invigo Sit-Stand Desk from Copeland is the epitome of versatility, and can be customized in a variety of sizes, shapes, accessory options and finishes to personalize your home office to the finest detail. It also offers a programmable motor-lift capability that raises to 3 different stages ranging anywhere from 25 to 51 inches in height. Handcrafted from sustainable and natural cherry, oak, or walnut woods, Copeland’s sit-stand desk is a smart modern heirloom investment with the added benefit of being environmentally-thoughtful as well.

When you invest in modern heirloom-quality furniture, you get more value for your money because you’re investing in expert craftsmanship and premium materials that are sure to last for much longer than their “fast furniture” competitors. You’re also contributing to a greener, more sustainable future for our planet because heirloom pieces are more likely to hold their value through the years, and even be passed down through generations instead of ending up in a landfill. If that doesn’t make for a sound investment, we don’t know what is. 

March 06, 2023 — Urban Natural Team