Furniture refers to movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating (e.g., chairs, stools, and sofas), eating (tables), and sleeping (e.g., beds). Furniture is also used to hold objects at a convenient height for work (as horizontal surfaces above the ground, such as tables and desks), or to store things (e.g., cupboards and shelves). 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.
Most kitchens and bathrooms have cabinets where you can store pots, pans, dishes, and non-perishable foods.
A drawer is another place to store things. Many houses have a “junk drawer” where you put random items that don’t fit anywhere else.
A carpet is a floor covering that is made of fabric. A carpet covers a large area (usually the whole room), differently from a rug, which covers a smaller area.
This type of window covering is called curtains.
A chair is a piece of furniture with a raised surface supported by legs, commonly used to seat a single person.
A bed is a piece of furniture which is used as a place to sleep or relax.
Learn English vocabulary with pictures for common furniture items in the house
- Coffee table
- Dining table
- Refectory table
- Drop-leaf table
- End table
- Folding table
- Gateleg table
- Poker table
- Trestle table
- TV tray table
- Wine table