What You Need to Know: Occasional Furniture

Invest in fabulous occasional furniture and discover the charm it immediately creates at home.

Updated on June 09, 2017 9:06 am

Samantha Echavez


Occasional furniture refers to the small tables or chairs usually used in the living room or when there are guests around. These furnishings are versatile and flexible enough that they can go from one room to another.

Sure they’re occasional, but no way are they optional. In fact, if you want to stylise your home, you can start by adding a piece of occasional furniture or two. Here are your options:

Buy: Comfort Design chair

Buy: Danish Design chair

Lounge Chairs. These upholstered armchairs (prime example: the popular Eames Lounge Chair) are made for relaxing.

Buy: Volume Five chair

Buy: Le Meubles chair

Chaise Lounge. This upholstered sofa is a classy and classic piece that will impress your guests and make them feel royalty.

Buy: Artful House table

Console table. This table is usually placed against a wall, and holds a variety of knickknacks like lamps, picture frames, or vases.

Buy: HC Lifestyle Designer Furniture table

Buy: Herman Furniture table

Coffee table or cocktail table. This long, low table is usually placed in front of the sofa to hold beverages.

Buy: Just Anthony table

End table. Placed beside sofas or armchairs, an end table often holds a lamp.

Buy: Originals Singapore table

Nightstand. This small table goes right beside the bed, holding a lamp, books, alarm clock, or other small décor.

Buy: Mountain Teak chest

Chest. This can double as a nightstand. A vintage one can instantly turn up the chic factor of your bedroom.

Commode. This elaborately crafted cabinet or chest stands on short legs.

Buy: Next Phase table

Nesting table. This set of three tables can be stacked under one another.

Buy: Ambient Lounge ottoman

Buy: Make Room ottoman

Ottoman. Usually used as a stool or footstool, this is a padded upholstered seat that doesn’t have back or arms. Put your legs up here after a long day…

Buy: Fabrio Furnishing chair

Love seat. This S-shaped, small sofa is cozily perfect for two people.

Cover photo courtesy of Hommage Lifestyle


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