Contrary to popular belief, couches were originally intended as storage space for Cheetos crumbs, unwelcome relatives, and remote controls with dead batteries. Increase your Cheetos capacity with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of furniture at Funky Furniture on Folsom Street.
Funky Furniture purveys custom couches, whimsical accessories, and other retro room fillers. Festoon a floor canoe with bold, patterned Shamiana throw pillows ($65) or cheer up a depressed dinner table with a quartet of brightly hued Michelle dining chairs ($85). In two to three weeks, Funky Furniture's couch chemists can also brew up custom sofas from more than 30 colors of dust-mite-resistant microfiber fabric. Prices for custom items vary, but most custom couches cost around $1,095. Homeowners can also opt to own a midcentury sofa whose button-punched light-blue, oatmeal, or charcoal upholstery cradles sitters' legs, backs, and prehensile tails ($695).