Been a long, hard day of onslaught? All the carnage getting you down? There’s nothing like putting your feet up after a long day of grinding and the comfier the seat, the better. If you’re been looking for that perfect, cushy couch then the vendors are of little help. No, real lounging requires you build your own.
When making your own seats, the burlap sack is your friend. A line of burlap sacks along the ground is about as simple as seating gets. Tilt sacks vertically and place behind your line for a simple, stylish lounge. Pop a crate, tile or plank of any material underneath for a little extra flair as Yael of Faeblight has done with their Simple Burlap Couch.
Versatile and cheap, the burlap sack does have one limitation; the tied tail of the sack can dictate how and where you use it. Generally seats built with the burlap sacks either hide the tails in another structure, or tuck the tails into other sacks. The burlap sack also has cushy side and a flatter side; if you don’t want lots of puff, turn it over for a sleeker look.
Exactly how you place burlap sacks on the ground can be a decorative feature in it’s own right, as Cariina of Faeblight demonstrates. The Flower Seats, made from burlap sacks and blue sourcestone spheres, match the raised coffee table.
Like a little more pizazz with your lounging? Incorporate other materials into your work. Silvaran of Akala has used the life platform leaf as a backrest for their Life Leaf Lounge. This style of seat has boundless possibilities. Grim it up with bones and gore for that horror look, or a backrest of rocks for a primitive look.
Perhaps you’re after a more traditional arrangement. The burlap sack can stand on it’s own as the Curved Sofa (creator unknown) shows. I so admire the simplicity and style packed into six burlap sacks. Unfortunately, I took this picture before the idea of a blog came into my mind and so I have not recorded the dimension or creator. Seen it in your travels? Please, please let me know!
For a slimmer looking sofa that could fit into any home or tropical resort, try framing the burlap sacks with another item. The Pole Couch uses wood poles and wood planks to frame the cushions. Placing the poles and planks can be a fiddly job but gives a finished look to the furniture.
Still haven’t seen the right style for your dimension? Then try this very formal, fancy couch using brevane gravestone creatures as legs for the seat. This couch will test your dimensioneering skills. The couch is modular, using 5 stone tiles to form the seat. The curved shape is made by rotating each segment of couch about 20 degrees from the previous. (Hint: start with the tiles and rotate first, add the burlap sacks then brevane creatures last.) The Brevane Gravestone and Pole couches can be seen at the Radish Inn and Maze by Instability.
One thing I learned on my travels through the dimensions – see enough Stone Flask Taverns and they all blur into one. Vendor bought furniture may save on item count but it lacks personality. The individual look that makes a dimension stand out from the rest can only be achieved by creating unique furniture and decorations. The couches in this article can form the base for your own ideas. Rearrange the sacks into different shapes or add dimension items for a different look, just get inspired and get building!