Though inflatable furniture was a huge fad in the mid-to-late 90s (see-through inflatable chairs, anyone?) it has come back in a big way in 2012. The new brand of blow-up furniture is much more sophisticated than its bubble gum-esque predecessor, featuring sleek designs that fall right in line with the minimalist wave of the rest of this year's modern furniture.

Ranging within everything from blow-up couches to inflatable home decor, these balloon-like pieces are more about convenience than they are aesthetic. Inflatable furniture is extremely easy to pack if moving is a must -- you can literally deflate your entire living room set, stuff it in a suitcase and be on your merry way. If you're into lightweight, easy-to-pack, avant-garde home decor, these inflatable furniture pieces will be right up your alley.