Design 101

Furniture Glossary

Don't know your chaise lounge from a china closet? The array of home furnishings out there can be dizzying. Take a seat (on a slipper chair perhaps) and read on for our simple guide to furniture.

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Mirrored Nightstand with Cabinet Drawers

Beds
The centerpiece of the bedroom, beds range in style from sleek platform options to elaborate canopies.

Case Goods
Discover case goods, wood furniture pieces that provide interior storage space. Most often, casegoods are pieces used in dining rooms and bedrooms, but also include bookcases and desks.

Chairs
Utilitarian in nature, chairs come in a variety of styles and shapes and can add a dramatic statement to any decor


Sofas
A must-have in any living room, sofas range from seating two people to 20.

Seating
Seating is a catchall term for furniture pieces that can be used like a chair but also have a dual purpose.

Tables
Whether in the bedroom, living room or its favorite place: the dining room, tables are one of the most versatile pieces of furniture.

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