4 Furniture Pieces That Are Better On Wheels

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There’s no debate that the wheel is one of the most important inventions of all time. Wheels just seem to make everything they are attached to more functional and fun. Looking around the house, there are a few items that could be improved upon by adding wheels. Here are my top picks for household items that are just better when they are mobile.

Dining Chairs

Rolling Dining Chairs Arper
Image: Arper

In one of the many apartments that I shared with 4 other girls in my early 20’s, we were taken pity upon and given a hand-me-down dining table and chairs. In a word, the dining set was ugly, but it had one giant selling point - the chairs had wheels. Getting in and out of the table and sliding over to make room for another chair was incredibly easy and who doesn’t love the extracurricular activity of rolling chair races? (I’m reigning champion, btw.) Stylistically, this idea definitely works better with modern chairs like those from Arper shown above. Traditional versions often look like bad 70’s design so I try to steer clear.

Kitchen Island

Kitchen Island with Wheels Stainless Steel
Image: Peppermint Bliss

Too many cooks in the kitchen? Well then, just wheel this little guy elsewhere to make some extra space. While I find absolutely nothing wrong with a permanent island, I love the idea of adding one with wheels if you don’t already have a permanent island in place. It provides a little extra storage and countertop space along with a lot of flexibility. I also love how it stands out as a separate piece of furniture amongst all of the built-in cabinetry.

Filing Cabinet

Filing Cabinets
Image: CB2

I’m currently in the process of going completely digital. Meaning, no paper anywhere. This is quite a feat and knowing me, it will probably take a few years so until then I’m currently shuffling my filing cabinet around the house on a piece of cardboard because it always seems to be in the way and it’s not exactly a decorative piece that I want out on display. Also, its super heavy and I don’t want it to scratch my hardwood floors, hence the cardboard. How much better would these heavy, unsightly pieces of metal be on wheels? Genius, I tell you.

Toy Boxes

Toy Box with Wheel
Image: (Left) Indulgy, (Right) Cyrillus

I feel like such an imposter when I give decorating advice involving children, since I don’t really have any. But I’ve had enough clients with kids to know that toys in the family room and everywhere can be a bit of a problem. Toy boxes big enough to accommodate all those toys are the best solution. It’s easy for kids and parents to toss the toys inside making for a quick and easy clean up. Having these toy boxes on wheels makes them even handier because they can be wheeled into the designated messy area, and then wheeled back to their proper home and out of the way. No matter how full or heavy they are, kids can push them around themselves.

Do you have any household items with wheels that make your life easier or more fun? Comment below and let us know!

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Brittany is an interior designer and stylist constantly searching for creativity and inspiration in the world around her. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California where she finds plenty of both. Her interior design studio services a variety of clients throughout California seeking her simple and collected aesthetic. Brittany believes that a house becomes a home when it is beautiful, comfortable and, most importantly, reflects the personality of the people who live inside.