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The Top Ten Commonly Used Furniture Pieces

The Top Ten Commonly Used Furniture Pieces

Many of us like to look for quirky and original pieces to give our home that little added character, but what types of furniture do people generally fill their house with? Hopefully, this list should provide you with some insight.

  • Coffee TableRustic-coffee-table


A staple within many homes, the coffee table is a must for finishing off any living room. They come in a number of different designs, and offer a multitude of uses, housing coffee cups being just one of them.

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  • Garden Furniture


While no-one can ever rely on the British weather, having garden furniture in reserve has become popular. That means that when the sun does shine down, we are fully prepared.

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  • Wardrobes


It’s easy to take wardrobes for granted, but can you imagine life if you didn’t have one? Not only are they a great storage utility, but they also help organise all your outfits, which is important to more than a handful of people.

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  • Chest of Drawers


If a wardrobe is king, then a chest of drawers can be seen as its loyal counterpart. Dealing with the overspill of clothing is a welcome addition, but many chest-of-drawers can be personalised, giving your room a truly homely feel.

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  • Desks

Really evens out my desk

Desks have always been popular in the home, offering a corporate sanctuary that allows you to get things done without being distracted. Some desks are bigger than others, but the vast amount of choice available means that you can easily acquire a desk that fits in with the rest of your décor.

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  • Table and Chairs


Whether it’s meal time for the family, or that all-important family get together, there’s no denying the importance of tables and chairs. Fortunately, there is a vast selection available at various price points.

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  • Settee


It shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise that the settee is a commonly-purchased piece of furniture, and with the number of choices available, it’s easy to find seating arrangements that match the overall vibe of your home.

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  • Arm Chair


Normally purchased in partnership with a settee, the classic arm chair has been part of many homes for many years. While some may opt for matching furniture, some find that they are able to contrast their vision by opting for an armchair of a different style.

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  • Bookcase


Bookcases are a prime example of portraying aesthetics and practicality in one effortless swoop.

Showcase your books for the world to see, within a bookcase that draws attention to its own merits.

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  • Bed


No home is complete without a bed, but beds can offer so much more to a room then just sleeping arrangements. Look at the various styles available in today’s market to give your bedroom that personality it deserves.

As you can see, the list is made up of things we would normally associate with furnishing a home, so while many of us can add quirky items for added personality, there are simply some forms of furniture we just can’t do without.

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