Stephanie J. Lacy Bedroom February 05th 2019, 14:50:37
What is the most peculiar piece of bedroom furniture you have come across? I mean, take a look around your bedroom. Most of the bedroom furniture there is just that functional, bedroom furniture. This furniture has a specific function to perform and excels at performing that. Take the bed itself for instance. It comes with a mattress and facilitates lying down. Which is what most people do with it anyways! Or take the bed stands for instance. They are meant to serve as convenient storage spaces for items related to the bedroom, which probably need to be tucked away from sight. In some cases, these bed stands come equipped with shelves of sorts so that people can store their books. So far these examples of bedroom furniture are fairly straightforward. In the rare case, I have come across bedroom furniture that reflects the style or personality (or sometimes, just the quirks!) of the owner. But in some of the houses I have had the opportunity to visit, I have come across some really strange bedroom furniture!
The strangest of these kinds of bedroom furniture was a centuries-old alarm mechanism. I use the word mechanism on purpose. Because, unlike the digital clocks of today, this truly was a mechanical device that would wake the sleeper up with a veritable shudder. Based on the principle of the spring mechanism, it could be set for hours and half hours. Once the set time arrived, the device would release spring on the underside of the bed, literally pushing the sleeper off it. In order that the sleeper is not hurt him/herself, there was a barricade of sorts to prevent them from flying completely off the bed. This whole contraption (I quite frankly don't know what else to call it!) fit snugly under the bed and lay there until disturbed.
In some of the older houses I have visited, I have found bedroom furniture that includes the quaint mosquito net holder. Basically, this comprises four posts of the bed on which the mosquito net is hung or suspended from. But when the net is off, it does look like a pall of sorts. In fact, the first time I saw it, it gave me quite a fright. But the one bedroom furniture that totally freaked me out was the rotary meal deliverer. I really don't know what else to call it. It was a mechanical contraption (again!) that delivered food to the person reclining comfortably on the bed!