You guys have all heard this, right? All these articles about NeoHomes
and furniture. They tell you about which materials are best and which stink.
Same with the furniture. Of course, Transparishield ends up top on the list.
Too bad it costs 14,500 Neopoints per room! The average Neopian's wallet is
probably half empty (or half full, depends on how you look at things) before
you start on furniture! That's not the way it's supposed to be. In this article
I'll tell you what I think is cool for material and furniture, and what's just
not worth buying.
Cardboard: The best by far! (sarcasm here) Cardboard, at only a cheap,
affordable price of 150 NP! And best of all! When mixed with water, you get
soggy cardboard! Seriously people, I wouldn't recommend it, unless your pets
like the "bum on the street" look.
Straw: Itchy, bumpy, scratchy, stinky, rotting mess of what's supposed
to be yellow. Beautiful. Just be careful if you have an Elephante. The poor
thing will probably eat it and boom! It comes down with some sort of disease
from the deeps of Mystery Island. You can burn your house too! 250 NP.
Twigs: Be a beaver. 250 NP.
Bamboo: I like bamboo. Fill the bamboo with cement or something first.
But it's a decoration without using furniture. It gives a classy Oriental look
or you can change the furniture to make it a little more tropical. 350 NP.
Wood: Pretty good, but pretty boring too. You might want to paint the
room. Wood goes well with just about anything. 500 NP.
Chocolate: I have several rooms made of chocolate and I think it's
pretty much okay, since for some reason NeoPets never shows it melting. 650
Jelly: The texture's awesome and goes great with pink furniture, like
my pet NikkiGirl has. Overall, it's really fantastic. 750 NP.
Stone: Goes good with stone furniture. (Duh!) Sturdy. Dependable. All
the stuff you're looking for. But, it looks kind of boring, unless you want
to be a caveman. 800 NP.
Brick: Won't blow down in a hurry but, like stone, not very artistic.
White Chocolate: Great. Basically like Chocolate but white. I'm probably
going to use it in one of my future rooms. Why they don't put it under chocolate
is a mystery to me.
Marble: Great for elegant pets that love--marble! Nice, lovely colour,
durable, lasting. But I'd rather that they stick to marble floors instead of
marble rooms. Too dressy for me.
Silver: Good for shiny, flashy pets. Could be used for bedrooms but
I'm not about to put my pet in one.
Cloud: The best in my opinion. Clouds are soft and reassuring to weary
paws and hooves (whatever kind of feet your pet has) after a long day. Looks
great too. Just don't let too much water evaporate in your room, or else the
monsoons will be inevitable.
Gold: Again, why they don't put it under Silver is weird to me. Whatever
applies for Silver basically does for gold.
Transparishield: Okay. Everyone says this is the best, but is it really
practical. It's transparent after all (TRANSPARIshield?). I wouldn't want every
move of mine watched by neighbours and passing pedestrians. Seriously people.
I'd be scared to be in that room! And look at the price! 14,500 NP! That could
easily be spent on a decent bed.
Now that I've bored you with materials, now I'll tell you which kinds of furniture
go good with which room.
Chairs: Just a Bamboo chair's okay, but I favour the Kauvara chair.
Another that I really like is the bean bag chair set. They're not about to break
your back. You can fall asleep in one!
Desks: Straw desks will not do. Stone desks are good actually. They
provide you with the hard writing surface. The one's that I like are Kau print
desks and Zen desks.
Tables: Tiger tables look flashy in a bamboo dining room. For a coffee
table I recommend the Coconut glass table. I think I've seen one of those tree
stump tables too. They're great for a naturalistic look.
Couches: Tiger couches are good. I'm sorry if I'm sticking to tiger
too much but being an owner of two Kougras, I do have a tendency to lean that
way. Did you know a Tiger Sofa costs way more than a tiger couch? I didn't until
I did some researching on this. There isn't that much difference between them!
The Kauvara Sofa is great for more starry pets, anyway.
Beds: The most famous of all the pieces of furniture. Not that I think
it's stupid. I think that's right myself, since beds where you hibernate, right?
The cheapest bed that I know of is the fresh bamboo bed. Dried bamboo is another
word for bamboo paper! For the tough NeoPets you have the Iron Bed. For the
more girlish NeoPets or NeoPets that like pink, there is the Beauty Bed. But
I find Beauty Beds too expensive so I get Regal Oak Wood beds. But remember,
always get furniture that matches the room. A piece of Zen furniture wouldn't
look right in a Jelly room, would it? Not unless you and your pets are colour-blind.