2012 Year in Review: Best of Home Furnishings

It’s pretty clear you all like a little bit of everything when it comes to home furnishings. Whether it’s a DIY, something beautiful and handcrafted, or a giant bird’s nest to relax in, we brought a little something for everyone to enjoy (or take a nap in).

10. LEGO DIY Key Hanger by Felix Grauer
A super easy (and fun!) DIY key hanger that involves nothing more than LEGO bricks and some easily obtained split rings.

9. HUSH by Freyja Sewell
It’s been established on more than one occasion that we love a good nap and this cozy chair converts to a private little pod for you to do just that.

8. Cradle
See # 9 – I told you so.

7. MYK Pom-Pom Furniture
Who can resist furniture and rugs made from colorful and fun pom-poms? Duck not included.

6. The Butler Organizer by Curtis Micklish
A simple piece that holds your keys, phone, wallet, and glasses all in one place right by your door so you and your scatterbrained mind won’t forget something the next time you leave home.

5. Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia
By combining rarely joined materials like aluminum and wood, Shamia creates beautiful pieces by putting wood into a mold and pouring molten aluminum directly onto it.

4. Open Source Furniture by Dosuno Design
Low-cost furniture ideas that anyone can manufacture themselves that are mostly made out of pipe which is extremely durable.

3. Birdsnest Bed
Once again you can reference the previously mentioned #8 and #9 to see our love of anything cozy and nap-worthy. I mean, who doesn’t want to sleep in a giant bird’s nest bed?!

2. ixxi
A modular hanging system where you join cards together to form an image, collage, or an abstract pixelated piece of art. With endless possibilities, no wonder this is a favorite among readers.

And your most favorite home furnishing post of 2012 was…

1. Lamps by Giles Godwin-Brown
An oversized two-dimensional lamp silhouette that mounts to the wall, pivots away, and works just like a real lamp would. It’s guaranteed to be a conversation piece.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.