I have a good friend who doesn't really have any furniture in his apartment. He has a computer and a desk and a million musical instruments but nothing to sit on. I so badly want to make him a whole set of living room furniture he can't use.
If you live in a super cold climate and heating bills are out of control, having soft felt furniture seems like a no-brainer of a heat saver.
Your kids will have no idea what that metal thing on your table is.