Furniture refers generally to movable, hand-moving objects designed to support various human actions like eating, seating, and other sleeping related activities. Furniture is used not only to hang things on, but also to hold fixed objects in a convenient height for working, or simply to store items. Furniture is a generic term that encompasses a wide variety of products, designed for multiple purposes and intended to satisfy multiple users.
A few examples of common types of furniture are the sofas and chairs. Sofas chairs with back rests while chairs chairs without back rests. The modern sofa is a multi-purpose piece of furniture, a comfortable seat and an armchair at the same time. Sofa chairs are often called cocktail sofas. A bar stool is a fixed, foot-stools-on-axle arrangement that is usually made of wood and often has metal legs and a backrest.
Another common furniture piece is the coffee table. A coffee table is either a single, double, or triple table, and often incorporates glass tops and drawer or doors on its front or sides. Coffee tables are intended to accommodate at least one glass table (with its own top) and usually have additional storage compartments as well. A pub table is a smaller version of a coffee table, often only seating one person, and it is used specifically for outdoor use.
A chaise lounge or daybed is another type of furniture, often used for daybeds and used in conjunction with a traditional sofa. Chaise lounges are often used in families, as they have more flexibility in terms of positioning than a full-sized sofa. They are made of a soft plush fabric, with an upright frame and can have a footstool or not. Daybeds are also a type of furniture piece, used as an additional sleeping space or couch during the nights. Daybeds are commonly made of memory foam or other cushioned materials.
A chaise lounge is a chair whose back rests against a sturdy, hardwood, or other solid surface. The chaise lounge is a great choice for family homes and for apartments and small- to medium-sized living spaces because of its versatility in terms of placement, and the comfort level it provides. One drawback to the chaise lounge, however, is that it is often used as a secondary seat in a multipurpose room such as a bedroom or a den, which limits its use to either side of these rooms. This limits its use to provide seating for one person, limiting its design options.
Bar stools are also a type of furniture piece, made of wood or a man-made fiber such as plastic or vinyl, with either a back or a chair. Bar stools have been in existence for hundreds of years and their popularity has not diminished in any way. Most bar stools are of the traditional round or rectangular shape, but there are also a variety of other designs, such as ones in the S-curve, L-curve, U-curve, and angle bar stools. Bar stools can also be custom-designed to fit any room, with the size and shape of the seat providing the basis for its decor.