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:
Lounge Chairs. These upholstered armchairs (prime example: the popular Eames Lounge Chair) are made for relaxing.
Chaise Lounge. This upholstered sofa is a classy and classic piece that will impress your guests and make them feel royalty.
Console table. This table is usually placed against a wall, and holds a variety of knickknacks like lamps, picture frames, or vases.
Coffee table or cocktail table. This long, low table is usually placed in front of the sofa to hold beverages.
End table. Placed beside sofas or armchairs, an end table often holds a lamp.
Nightstand. This small table goes right beside the bed, holding a lamp, books, alarm clock, or other small décor.
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.
Nesting table. This set of three tables can be stacked under one another.
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…
Love seat. This S-shaped, small sofa is cozily perfect for two people.
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