Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping. Furniture is also used to hold objects at a convenient height for work (as horizontal surfaces above the ground), or to store things.

Furniture can be a product of design and is considered a form of decorative art. In addition to furniture’s functional role, it can serve a symbolic or religious purpose. It can be made from many materials, including metal, plastic, and wood. Furniture can be made using a variety of woodworking joints which often reflect the local culture.

Types of furniture based on material

  • Wooden furniture
  • Bamboo furniture
  • Wicker orrattan furniture
  • Metal furniture
  • Plastic furniture (a.k.a. acrylic furniture)
  • Glass furniture
  • Concrete furniture

Sitting furniture

Single seat

  • Chair
  • Rocking chair
  • Watchman’s chair
  • Windsor chair
  • Wingback Chair
  • Bean bag
  • Chaise longue
  • Fauteuil
  • Ottoman
  • Recliner
  • Stool
  • Bar Stool
  • Footstool or ottoman
  • Tuffet
  • Fainting couch

Multiple seats

  • Bench
  • Couch, also known as a sofa or settee
  • Accubita
  • CanapĂ©
  • Davenport
  • Klinai
  • Divan
  • Love seat

Sleeping or lying furniture

  • Bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Canopy bed
  • Four-poster bed
  • Murphy bed
  • Platform bed
  • Sleigh bed
  • Waterbed
  • Daybed
  • Futon
  • Hammock
  • Headboard
  • Infant bed (crib, cradle)
  • Mattress
  • Sofa bed

Entertainment furniture

  • Billiard table
  • Chess table
  • Entertainment center
  • Gramophone
  • Hi fi
  • Jukebox
  • Pinball machine
  • Radiogram
  • Television set
  • Radio receiver
  • Video game console
Decorative items

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