Last updated on April 7th, 2017 at 11:55 am
When you hear someone mention motion furniture it means that the furniture contains mechanisms that perform a specific movement. There are several types of movements that are achieved in motion furniture including lifting and reclining. Another option of movement available is massage. Motion furniture continues to grow in popularity each year. Its main feature in the past has been functionality; however more recently, style has become equally as important (view some motion furniture).
With the advancement in technology, motion furniture is now more powerful and functional than ever. Power motion is in high demand with many people choosing to purchase powered designs instead of manual models. Many manufacturers offer cordless battery units to operate power motion furniture. These units allow you to place your motion furniture anywhere in your home without the use of an electrical outlet and battery units typically last hundreds of opening/closing cycles before needing to be recharged. Motion furniture also incorporates additional features that are valuable to customers. Storage areas are often included in the furniture to store headsets and remote controls while USB ports make it easy and convenient to charge mobile devices while sitting and watching your favorite TV show.
In the past, motion furniture was largely found in basements, theater rooms, man caves, and other areas in the home that were not as widely exposed. Today, it is more common to see motion furniture in main living areas. More stylish options have been introduced with slimmer lines and a wide array of fabric materials and colors. Slimline motion furniture has been made possible with the creation of smaller electrical components used in the manufacturing process as well as an industry trend to make furniture that takes up less space. Fabric used for motion furniture has traditionally been leather but now a variety of other materials are also being used. High-quality leather substitutes have gained popularity amongst many customers because of their lower cost and may customers also enjoy customizing their motion furniture with their favorite upholstery fabric.
If you are interested in learning more about motion furniture and selecting a piece that suits your lifestyle and home, contact one of our design consultants located inside Hickory Furniture Mart. Call 1-800-462-MART, Monday-Saturday from 9am-6pm or visit us online anytime at hickoryfurniture.com.