Acknowledge yourself about the various types of furniture

By on January 18, 2017

Basically a mass noun which is used to represent the moveable objects which are usually projected to support the diverse range of human activities including seating which is accomplished by the sofas, chairs and stools and sleeping which is accomplished by beds, furniture finds numerous uses in our day to day lives. It also serves the purpose to hold objects at a suitable and convenient height which makes the execution of work easier and trouble free. Also used as horizontal plain surfaces that are placed above the ground like desks and tables and also used to store particular things in the cupboards or the shelves, furniture is an essential asset in our household.

It is predominantly termed as a prolific form of decorative art and is a useful product of the deigning department. Adding to the functional role that furniture plays in our life, it is also responsible for serving the religious or spiritual purpose. Metals which are used in the making of furniture are metals, wood and plastic. To bring a reflection of the local culture, numerous types of woodworking joints can be used to make the furniture.

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Now, let us specifically enlighten the types of furniture than adorn the households and offices of today. Objects such a stables, chairs, desks, beds, cupboards or dressers are comprised in the enlisting of furniture. These objects are usually used in houses or offices and other building to fulfill the daily comfort related needs for seating, sleeping or working of a man.

Lists of type of furniture

Single Seating furniture

  • Chair
  • Chaise lounge
  • Bean bag
  • Ottoman
  • Recliner
  • Stool
  • Bar stool
  • Tuffet
  • Fainting couch

Multiple seating furniture

  • Bench
  • Couch also termed as sofa or settee
  • Canapé
  • Davenport
  • Kilnai
  • Devan

Furniture meant for sleeping or lying purposes

  • Bed
  • Canopy bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Four poster bed
  • Murphy bed
  • Infant bed
  • Platform bed
  • Sleigh bed
  • Day bed
  • Water bed
  • Headboard
  • Hammock
  • Sofa bed
  • Mattress

Furniture used for entertainment purposes

  • Chess table
  • Entertainment sector
  • Billiard table
  • Gramophone
  • Juke box
  • Radiogram
  • Television set
  • Video game console
  • Radio receiver

Furniture which serves the purpose of storage

  • Bookcase
  • Cabinetry
  • Baker’s rack
  • Cupboard
  • Closet
  • Hutch
  • Kitchen cabinet
  • Pantry
  • Chest of drawers
  • Hall tree
  • Filing cabinet
  • Floating desk
  • Sideboard
  • Safe

Furniture design truly stretched all over the world during the Italian renaissance during the times of the 14th and 15th centuries, followed by the seventeenth century which was marked by the presence of unique glided Baroque designs both in the realms of the Northern and Southern Europe. Revival styles were the trend in the times of the nineteenth century. The twentieth century with its first three quarters represented the clear march towards the spirited modernism. Furniture in the 21st century is all about various shapes and textures which add up to the ambience of any household.

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