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.
In the Living Room Vocabulary
Living room is a room in a residential house or apartment for relaxing and socializing. Living room may contain furnishings such as a sofa, chairs,occasional tables, coffee tables, bookshelves, electric lamps, rugs, or other furniture.
Let's learn furniture in the living room with examples:
- Wing chair – He was sitting in a wing chair.
- TV stand – The TV was put on the TV stand.
- Sofa – I sat down on the sofa next to Barbara.
- Cushion – He lay on the sofa with a cushion under his head.
- Telephone – The telephone rang and Pat answered it.
- Television – Last night they stayed at home and watched television.
- Speaker – She has already bought a new speaker.
- End table – There is a phone on the end table.
- Tea set – What is the price of this tea set?
- Fireplace – He is reading beside the fireplace.
- Remote – Have you seen the remote control for the TV anywhere?
- Fan – It’s so hot please turn the fan on.
- Floor lamp – I bought a floor lamp in the store.
- Carpet – The floor is covered with a red carpet.
- Table – He set a vase of flowers on the table.
- Blinds – The buyers don’t want to buy blinds.
- Curtains – The curtains had faded in the sun.
In the Bedroom Vocabulary
Learn vocabulary words for common furniture inside a bedroom.
- Air-conditioner – Though the air-conditioner gave off warm air, he felt cold.
- Clothes valet – She bought a new clothes valet to hang her clothes.
- Bed – He felt too lazy to get out of bed.
- Anglepoise lamp/ Balanced-arm lamp – I need the artificial light of anglepoise lamp on the writing table.
- Cot (U.K)/ Crib (U.S) – The baby is fast asleep in his cot.
- Upholstered bench – We sat down on the upholstered bench.
- Bedside table – Ginny groped for her glasses on the bedside table.
- Bookshelf – Jack edged the dictionary in on the bookshelf.
- Bureau (U.K)/ Desk (U.S) – He deposited the books on the desk.
- Table lamp – I sat down and he turned on a table lamp.
- Mirror – She was looking at her reflection in the mirror.
- Curtains – She blinked when I opened the curtains.
- Ironing board – I need to buy a new ironing board.
Baby Furniture and Accessories Vocabulary
Baby furniture and accessories refers to furniture and accessories created for babies. They are often used to help the parents of the baby keep it safe and comfortable in the home.
- Baby lotion – Erin uses Johnson’s Baby Lotion to cleanse and moisturize.
- Baby bottle – She was feeding from a baby bottle and eating standard baby food.
- Bassinet – The baby was sleeping in a bassinet the boys allegedly tipped over.
- Bib – The baby was slobbering all over her bib.
- Doll – The little girl is playing with a doll.
- Rattle – The baby was waving around plastic rattles.
- Diaper – The baby had soiled her diaper again.
- Pacifier (U.S)/ Dummy (U.K) – Her baby was sucking on a pacifier.
- Mobile – She bought a new mobile yesterday.
- Puzzle – Another piece of the puzzle fell into place.
- Doll’s house – She gave her baby a doll’s house.
- Cot (U.K)/ Crib (U.S) – Harry outgrew his cot when he was about two.
- Toy chest – This is the playroom, with a great big toy chest.
Table is an item of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, used as a surface for working at, eating from or on which to place things.
Some common types of tables:
- Writing desk – I want to move the writing desk, but it’s too heavy.
- Bedside table – He crossed to the bedside table and put out the light.
- Card table – They sat around the card table on old chairs.
- Conference table – I was reduced to finessing at the conference table.
- Computer desk – Tom was caught with his hand in the cookie jar when he was sitting at my computer desk reading my files last night.
- Work table – This is my sofa and this is my work table.
- Desk – He was sitting at his desk when I entered.
- End table – Is there a coffee table or an end table beside each chair or sofa?
- Dining room table – They sat down at the dining room table.
- Dressing table – She went to the dressing table.
- Patio table – Dining spaces will include patio tables.
Chair is a piece of furniture with a raised surface supported by legs, commonly used to seat a single person. Chairs are supported most often by four legs and have a back; however, a chair can have three legs or can have a different shape. Chairs are made of a wide variety of materials and they may be padded or upholstered in various colors and fabrics.
- Sofa – He lies in the sofa asleep.
- Park bench – We sat on a park bench and talked.
- Upholstered bench – There are two upholstered benches in her bedroom.
- Armchair – He ensconced himself in the armchair.
- Cantilever chair – Do you like this cantilever chair?
- Wing chair – She knocked and opened the door and saw Patrick asleep in his wing chair.
- Deck chair – I spent Sunday reclining in a deck chair.
- Desk chair – She slung her coat over her desk chair.
- Operator chair – We’ll need operator chairs.
- Executive chair – Tom went back to his executive chair and sat down.
- Garden chair – She ordered a garden chair for her husband.
- Director’s chair – The old man sat in the director’s chair with his eyes closed.
- Chair – He was sitting in a chair.
- Folding chair – He likes to bring the folding chair with him when he goes fishing.
- Ladderback chair – There are 3 ladderback chairs in this room.
- Stool – He was perched on a bar stool, ordering a beer.
- Windsor chair – Mary sat down in her windsor chair.