So you're interested in sex furniture. Or, at least, in the idea of sex furniture. But may you just don't have a lot of money to spend on furnishings right now. Alas, that extra-large sex lounger will have to wait until you're rich (and infamous), right?

We hear you. But if you're still longing for a kinky way to kick back, you don't have to wait for a cash injection, especially if you're the crafty sort. You can make your own sex furniture! You can even sex up the furniture you already have, even if for just one night of passion.

LovehoneyWant to build something sexy? Here are some tips on how to do it. (For some background reading on sexy furniture and what it can do for your sex life, check out Sex Furniture: Love Your Home.)

Fantastic Fabrics

One of the simplest ways to make any piece of furniture sexy is to cover it with an erotic textured fabric. What do you and your lover like to feel against your bare skin?

For true romantics, a soft fabric with some pile to it - velvet, suede or fur, for example - can bring out the sex kitten or prowling tiger in you. Kinkier souls can play furry too, or you might enjoy the smoother sensation of PVC, rubber or leather.

No need for animal cruelty concerns: You can buy fake suede, leather and fur from any good fabric retailer. Either drape it loosely over your furniture, or get crafty by adding fastenings to hold it in place.

Bondage on a Budget

Speaking of kinky, do you long for high-end bondage furniture? If the high-end part has to wait, it’s easy to convert your furniture for bondage play by adding handcuffs, silk scarves, bondage tape, plastic wrap or even toilet paper restraints!

To create a bondage bed, loop wrist and ankle restraints around bedposts. For a bondage table, attach restraints to the table’s legs. You can also wrap longer restraints around the entire tabletop (or mattress) for an excitingly helpless full-body bondage experience.

To adapt a chair for bondage, think back to every kidnap movie you’ve ever seen and steal their ideas! Wrist and ankle restraints work well attached to the chair’s sides, back or legs; with a high-backed chair you can even include a gag or blindfold for more sensory fun. (Thinking about tying up your partner? Read Why Bondage Can Be So Much Fun.)

Make Your Own Sex Chair

If you’re feeling handy, try making your own foam sex chair and covering it with your favorite fabric. This simple project lets you add your own customizations, so sew on some bondage ties if you like, or add a side pocket to stash your toys and lube.

For perfectionists, though, nothing can beat building your very own wooden-framed sex lounger. This is a project that takes quite a bit more DIY skill, but it's certain to impress! Check out the video series below for step-by-step instructions.

Accessories Worth Buying

There are a few things that you might want to have on hand for your next DIY sex furniture project. None of these is expensive, so explore any that take your fancy:

  • Bondage Tape (it only sticks to itself, and doesn’t scrunch up)
  • Bondage Rope (with a soft yet grippy surface, this binds without pinching too much)
  • Handcuffs (go for the type with a quick-release button for safety)
  • Velcro (to create easily adjustable and removable covers)

Public Health Warning!

Kinkly applauds safe sex, and we don’t just mean using condoms! Play safely on your DIY sex furniture, and use common sense to avoid injury.

  • Make sure that your DIY furniture covers are made from flame retardant materials, especially if you like to use candles to set the mood.
  • Check that restraints can be opened, broken or cut in an emergency, and keep round-tipped scissors on hand in case you need to cut bondage ties quickly.
  • Keep an eye on any restraints that could interfere with circulation - if they scrunch up or tighten, even the softest ties can dig in and cut off your blood supply.
Whether you build something custom or replicate a piece of sex furniture that's on your wish list, DIY can be a great way to get the experience without the price. And if you didn't think DIY was sexy, well, maybe it's time to bring sexy back.

We’d love to hear about your DIY sex furniture projects! Have you ever tried sexing up your furniture at home? Send us an email and tell us all about it!