A cursory glance at any BDSM dungeon, BDSM porn, or BDSM furniture store will quickly show you how creative human beings have become at making furniture just for sex. Fuck benches, St. Andrew's crosses, cages, portable bondage mats, spanking benches, and more - there are hundreds of different furniture items - and each one is made just for sex and kink!

However, a closer look at those listings often reveals a high number on those price tags. Yes, all of those furniture options are priced like traditional, high-end furniture pieces. Upon further inspection, though, you might realize that trying to hide a 6-foot cage in your living room from your in-laws at Christmas might be a taller order than you're ready to handle. Sure, BDSM furniture can be absolutely amazing, and it definitely adds an incredible dynamic to kink, but it's not always the most practical option for every person out there, whether because of cost, available space or convenience.

What's a budget-loving person to do? The answer is: use the furniture that's already in your home! With a bit of creativity and a lot of ingenuity, most furniture pieces in your home can be used for kinky purposes. While the sight of your ratty living room chair may not incite immediate arousal, when you have a limited budget or limited room, you learn to make do with what you have. Consider some of these common household objects and think about how you could pervert them for your kinky pleasure!

Your (Bondage) Bed

Lucky for us, manufacturers like solving problems like where you can discretely hide your sex toys from your nosy mother in law. It makes them some money too. Under-the-bed restraint systems are popular options because they allow you an easy, discreet way to turn your bed into a bondage “table” no matter what your bedframe and headboard look like. This webbing of straps slips under the mattress; bondage points slide out from each corner to allow you to restrain your partner. By laying on the bed, the straps stay in place with the added weight! While a mattress is a large furniture item to work with, it's also comfortable, and you can enjoy rope bondage, spanking and other good times with a simple and inexpensive system like this. When you're done, you can just tuck those straps under the mattress for next time!

Any Door

Next on the list of manufacturers' genius ideas are over-the-door restraints. Similar to under-the-bed bondage systems, these products use everyday items in your house and transform them into bondage furniture pieces. Over-the-door restraints include straps that are slid over the top of a door. On one end of the strap, there's a thicker weighted end while the opposing end offers a bondage point (usually an O-ring or D-ring). Once the door is closed, the weighted, thick ends of the non-bondage ends will keep these straps from sliding through the small crack of a closed door. Then, all you have left are some fun, empty bondage points waiting for use! This type of restraint system will work with most doors and give you a sort of St. Andrew's cross-lite.

Note, however, that most of these systems aren't designed for holding an entire person's body weight. Use these for floor bondage only - don't try a suspension on these.

The Kitchen Counter

Your kitchen counter can be a lot of fun too. Since these are built to be sturdy and withstand a lot of weight, they work great as impromptu sex furniture. Bend your partner over the counter for a great spanking. Lift them up to sit on the counter for an easy-access way to do impact play with the inner thighs. If you're able to modify your home and have a kitchen island, consider some discreetly placed eye-bolts as bondage points.

Just make sure to clean off the counter, thoroughly scrub it when you're done, and stay away from hot objects or cords!

Your Couch

The biggest enemy to your BDSM fun with a couch will be the soft, plushiness of the cushions. Not only does that make it hard to get around limbs, but it doesn't feel particular "rough" and "punishing." To get around that, only use a bit of the couch. Give your partner a pillow or folded blanket to kneel on, and have them bend the front of their body over the couch. This leaves their entire back-end open for spanking, bondage, sex, teasing, and more while they get to rest comfortably on the seat of the couch. Consider restraining their hands behind their back for a more "kinky" experience.

Of course, you can use the plushness of the couch to your advantage. Curl your partner's legs over their head, as they half-sit, half-lay down on the couch. If you have legs to your couch, you can use long rope to bind their ankles above their head. The softness of the couch will make this awkward position easier to hold while you'll have full use and a clear view of everything between their legs.

Couches tend to be large, sturdy objects, so you're unlikely to find much danger when using them. Just make sure your partner is comfortable and can easily breathe within the plushness of the couch cushions!

A Dining Chair

A simple dining chair is ripe with possibilities! Just take a look at amateur bondage porn and you'll see all the ways that a dining chair can be used! Let the person sit down and tie the person's arms behind the chair while you tie the ankles to the feet of the chair. Consider instructing your standing partner to bend over and hold the seat of the chair while you dole out a spanking. While they're bent over, you can tease the sensitive backs of their thighs with ice, tingling lube, or even just tease them with vibrators or dildos! Being bent over a chair, with the legs spread open, can be an extremely vulnerable position for many - and all it takes is a basic chair. Make sure to take advantage of it.

For safety reasons, make sure your partner doesn't plan on trying to escape or squirm too much while using a dining chair. While it looks fine in the movies, falling in a chair while bound is likely to cause head injury or break bones. When possible, ensure your partner doesn't intend on struggling or, for activities where it doesn't impede your play, place the chair up against a sturdy wall or counter. You may also consider getting rubber grips for the bottom of the feet to keep the chair from accidentally sliding.

Reclining Chair

Similar to the dining chair, but with more comfort, you can use your reclining and favorite "soft" chairs for bondage as well. Some of these chairs might have legs you can tie your partner to, but many will not. Instead, consider some long, heavy objects placed next to the chairs to help hold down any bondage lines. Stacks of textbooks make this do-able. You can also try tying someone to a nearby piece of furniture. Or, to make it even easier, don't use any bondage lines - only tie the person to themselves!

With such a soft, plushy chair, though, it can be hard for someone to easily move and twist while bound - so you may not have easy access to specific areas of their body. Think this one through thoroughly before you begin to ensure you have access to the areas you want to touch.

A Secure Room

While it can be hard to "make" a cage in your home out of the things you already own, you might consider thinking bigger. If you're wanting to use a cage for a time-out, one of the smaller rooms in your home can work. Closets or bathrooms are usually small, somewhat uncomfortable to be in, and contained. Consider going the extra mile for your particular scene to help improve the headspace of being "contained." Wrap a strap around the base of the toilet and connect a leash to it. Now your partner is "chained" in their cage. Putting up a baby/puppy gate at the door of the room will lead to a "I can see out, but I can't leave" sensation for your partner. I, personally, have good luck with our balcony since there's no way to leave it and the interior door locks (while I can still see them for safety checks). It requires some forethought about what activities we can and can't do outside.

As always, practice safe BDSM and always be within earshot in case there's a problem. For that reason, because of the opaque nature of these options, I recommend avoiding any gags and checking in regularly.

Most kink and sex furniture is designed for easy bondage and easy sexual access. Keeping those things in mind, almost everything in your home can become a piece of kink furniture! Even that scratchy rug can become a part of your bondage furniture when you have your partner kneel on it with the sole intent of predicament bondage or punishment! Seek inspiration on Google, through erotica, or by other means to think about how your home furniture can become your newest kink furniture.