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Extensive collection of articles and information all about furniture for the home.  We cover small furniture as well as furniture for every purpose and room including sofas, chairs, tables, shelving, storage, beds and other bedroom furniture.

26 Types of Furniture for the Home (Mega Guide)

Welcome to our main types of furniture page. This is where you can access our epic furniture buying guides on every type of furniture imaginable including sofas, beds, tables, chairs, mattresses, ottomans, dining room furniture, entry hall furniture and more… all the furniture you’d need for your home. Be sure to check out our popular …

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5 Best Paint Sprayers for Furniture

Painting furniture can be time-consuming, messy, and generally, a real pain in the butt. That is, unless you have a modern, efficient paint sprayer to simplify the task. Compact, lightweight paint sprayers allow you to finish the work in a fraction of the time it takes to roll and brush. No more bending, standing, reaching, …

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The Very Best Ottoman Coffee Table (Expert Intel)

Introducing the Best Coffee Table Ottoman   Now some of you out there may not agree that an ottoman is a surprisingly useful piece of furniture. I myself used to doubt the necessity of an ottoman, that is until I found an irresistible one in an antique shop and realized that it completely tied the room …

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The 10 Best Kitchen Sink Brands (Experts Weigh In)

Introducing the Best Kitchen Sink Brands Meal time is the most important time of day for a lot of people. If you’re a person who loves to cook, it is essential that you have an ergonomic and well organized kitchen. And if you have a well organized kitchen, it is essential that you can easily …

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The Best Bed Frame Brands on the Market – Expert Picks

Introducing the Best Bed Frame Brands Out There!  Long gone (maybe not so long, for some) are the days of walking into your new crushes home and being appalled. There’s no toilet paper in the bathroom, there’s 4 different Sriracha bottles on the kitchen counter, and in their bedroom, there is nothing but a mattress …

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Is a Blue Sofa a Good Sofa Color? See Examples for Yourself

Yeah, blue is a great color for a sofa.  Depending on the room, any shade of blue will work including dark, rich, light, turquoise and grey-blue. One type of blue I’m not wild about is bright blue.  I suppose in a glam-style room it works but for the most part, not for me. Before I …

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Best Accent Chair Brands (According to Experts!)

Choosing the Perfect Accent Chair  There are tons of ingredients that go into creating the perfect room. A little bit of sparkle, a whole lot of comfy couch, cozy rugs, tasteful decor, and about a thousand other things that the majority of folks don’t even know how to begin to think about!  One of those …

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The Best Ottoman Brands (According to the Experts!)

Picking the Perfect Ottoman  Ottomans are one of those pieces of furniture that are quite often forgotten about. If you have a couch and a coffee table to throw your feet up, then what’s the point? Ottomans actually have far more potential that we may realize, and I only learned this when I picked up …

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The Best Furniture Brands (According to the Experts!)

On the Hunt for Furniture  Interior decorating can be a challenge. There are some people out there who don’t know what style they like, others who don’t have the financial means to find nice furniture, some who simply don’t care about how their home looks, and others who think that a mattress right on the …

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The Best Dining Table Brands (We Asked the Experts!)

Choosing the Perfect Dining Table  I don’t know about you, but meal time has always been a very important time of the day in my life. I was raised in a household that had dinner together every night. I remember on special occasions it was always my responsibility to get the extra slats out of …

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The Best Home Office Chair Brands (We Asked the Experts)

Choosing the Perfect Home Office Chair  Like you, I am one of the many thousands of people who have transferred from in-person work to at-home work, and it took me a little bit of time to understand just how important it is to have a proper office space when you’re working from home! For the …

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The Best Home Office Desk Brands (According to the Experts!)

Choose the Perfect Home Office Desk  If you’re anything like me, you have had the sincere privilege of working from home for the past couple of years. As excited as I was to be doing remote work, I was not at all prepared for what the meant! I don’t have a home office, I have …

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The Best Modular Sofa Brands (According to the Experts!)

Choosing the Best Modular Sofa Brand  Nowadays, us consumers are just spoiled for options. There are so many different types of sofas out there that you can buy: recliners, sectionals, leather sofas, sleeper sofas, loveseats, giant L shaped sofas, and lately, modular sofas have been all the rage!  We’re spoiled for options in more ways …

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The Best Reclining Sofa Brands (According to Experts)

Choosing the Perfect Reclining Sofa  I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or movies are just getting better and better (come to think of it, I mostly watch the classics) but I find that I spend a wonderful time on the couch! I nap on my couch, I’m currently writing this article on …

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The Best Coffee Table Brands (According to the Experts!)

Choosing the Perfect Coffee Table  Everybody is good at something, but not everyone has an eye for interior design (thank goodness that these are people that we can hire!) Some people may think that a coffee table isn’t too integral to the flow of a room and can sometimes go for the completely wrong height, …

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The Best Leather Sofa Brands (According to the Experts)

Choosing the Perfect Leather Sofa  There’s just something special about a leather sofa. I always used to hate leather sofas when I was young because I would always slide right off, but now I realize it’s just because I wasn’t ready for the majestic experience that is sitting on a leather sofa.  Sitting on a …

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The Best Sectional Sofa Brands on the Planet (Experts Weigh In)

Choosing the Best Sectional Sofa Brands Interior decorating can be hard. Whether you’ve just moved, you’re looking to revamp your space, or you’ve finally convinced your partner that having just 2 camping chairs in the living room is completely unacceptable, choosing the right pieces of furniture can be exceptionally tricky! There are so many things …

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15 Best Sofas for Reading (2023)

Choosing the Perfect Reading Sofa Living in a world that is so dedicated to consuming information from screens, everyday it becomes more and more important to dedicate some of your day towards reading. Whether it be a magazine, a good book, a comic, or your own journal entries from 6 years ago (yikes), reading is …

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15 of the Best Deep Seated Sofas in 2023 (and Brands)

Buying a Deep Seated Sofa I don’t know about you, but as I age I become more and more of a homebody. Socializing exhausts me like it never has before, I do nothing all day and then feel exhausted, and when I do leave the house I find myself dreaming about my couch. Reading that …

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11 Best Affordable Sofas (Under $1500)

Purchasing an Affordable Sofa Inflation is happening and it doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon, (though I did hear on the radio that it seems to just be leveling out and not increasing anymore) life can get really expensive! Appliances break, pets get sick, cars need repairs, you forget an anniversary and have …

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How Tall are Desks? (What’s the Proper Height? What’s the Range These Days?)

I spend most of my day working at a desk. I’ve always found myself simply adjusting to the height my desk was, without thinking about the height that would work best for me.  I began noticing pain after sitting at the desk all day, and I began to wonder. Is my desk height a problem? …

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10 of the Most Iconic Chair Designs

Chairs hold a special place in the history of design: they embody a synthesis of creativity, functionality, art and engineering. Some have even taken on cult status, and become art objects in themselves. Let’s take a look at the 10 most influential and iconic chairs throughout history.    The History of Chair Designs   Chairs …

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27 Different Types of Accent Chairs (2023 Buying Guide)

Quicklist: Different Types of Accent Chairs Arm Chair Slipper Chair Side Chair Barrel Chair Lounge Chair Wingback Chair Club Chair Parsons Chair Papasan Chair Convertible Chair Balloon Chair Chesterfield Chair Modern  Contemporary Traditional Transitional Rustic Cottage/Country Glam Coastal Mid-Century Modern Industrial Scandinavian Global Inspired French Country Bohemian Tropical An accent chair isn’t just another place …

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30 Different Types of Desks for Every Conceivable Layout

Quicklist: Desks Writing Desk Computer Desk Executive Desk Credenza Desk Corner Desk Secretary Desk Floating Desk Roll-Top Desk Standing Desk Wood Desk Glass Desk Top Metal Desk Top Laminate Desk Top Natural Wood Desk White Wood Desk Black Wood Desk Gray Wood Desk Murphy Desk Treadmill Desk Carrel Desk Peninsula Desk Ladder Desk Partners’ Desk …

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19 Different Bed Accessories – Ultimate List

1. College Dorm Bed Accessories College is a special time in a graduate’s life. It is an accomplished milestone. If you are leaving home for college, then you want your bedroom to be just as cozy and comfortable as the one you left behind. From the pictures on the walls to the furniture on the …

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11 Different Sofa Accessories – Ultimate List

For some families, a sofa where everyone gathers to rest after coming home from earning or learning. In others, it’s a place of constant collaboration on school, work, and fun projects. These accessories help all types of families get the most out of their couches and living spaces. Comfort Accessories for Sofas A sofa that isn’t physically …

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Should Living Room Furniture be the Same Height?

Should living room furniture be the same height? My first response to that is, why, and what would the fun of that be? I think a bit of height variety keeps things interesting when it comes to setting up a place to relax for you and your household and guests. The Golden Ratio 1:1.618 represents …

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How to Pick a Dresser for Teenagers (+ 30 Picks for Every Style)

As someone with three teenagers in the home, I can absolutely relate to the amount of clutter that quickly builds up. From socks and t-shirts to jewelry and bags, keeping a home tidy without a properly functional wardrobe and dresser setup can be quite a feat. If you’re in the market for a new dresser …

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Is Black Furniture Okay For a Living Room?

If you’re looking to update your living room, you might consider getting rid of some of the old furniture and replacing it with something new. While there are many changes you can make in your living room, adding some black furniture might be just what you need. In order to create a luxurious and classy …

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Stylish Garden Bench Instantly Converts into a Picnic Table (Brilliant)

Super clever design and execution.  Perfect for pretty much any outdoor/backyard area including deck, patio, fire pit area or on the edge of a garden.  Watch it in action: Standard Dimensions: Bench dimensions: 57” x 24″ x 32″ Picnic Table dimensions: 57” x 48″ x 30″ Table Top dimension: 19″ x 57” Large Dimensions: Bench …

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Should You Get a Slipcovered Sofa?

If you want to know whether or not you should get a slipcovered sofa, here’s an outstanding “Yes!” for you to hear. That’s right, slipcovered sofas are in style. There are many benefits of having a slipcovered sofa and examples of ways to use this type of seating. See what I’m talking about and learn …

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13 Features of Victorian Era Furniture

The Victorian era, which is literally the period of Queen Victoria’s reign, spans from 1837-1901. The furniture from the period has a distinct aesthetic with dark finishes or gilding, embellishments and heavy proportions.  The Victorian period overlapped the Industrial Revolution, making it the first style of furniture to be manufactured. Don’t expect to find any identifying …

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History of the Sectional Sofa (Why, When & How Invented)

Sectional sofas have become a mainstay of the modern living room, but its history goes back further than you might expect. The casual style and invitation to lounge brought on by the sectional sofa may seem a reflection of contemporary times. However, the sectional sofas Victorian roots, and mid-century renditions say otherwise. Besides, who liked …

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Should my living room furniture match?

This age old question for designers and homeowners is one that can’t be answered by a simple yes or no. So, stay tuned to read about all the factors you want to consider in making the decision on whether to match your living room furniture or not. We’ll walk through everything from colour palettes, to …

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Beech vs Cherry Wood (for Furniture, Flooring, and Cabinets)

I’ve recently decided to use beech or cherry wood and found that many people don’t know which is better for furniture, flooring, or cabinets. So I took the time to research this topic to find better the two kinds of wood; Beech vs. Cherry wood. Cherry is a hardwood perfect for carved chairs and shows …

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Birch vs Walnut Wood (for Furniture, Flooring and Cabinets)

Deciding between two different kinds of wood for building furniture, flooring, and cabinets can be difficult. Especially between two that are so similar, in many ways, things can get complicated. That’s why I looked into it to see which is better between the two of Birch vs. Walnut wood. Birch is perfect for people looking …

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Maple vs Cedar Wood (for Furniture, Flooring, and Cabinets)

People that work a lot with wood know just how important a type of wood is for their quality of work. So it made me wonder which to use between two different types of wood, Maple vs. Cedarwood, and which is best suited for furniture, flooring, and cabinets. So I asked around to find out …

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Maple vs Birch Wood (for Furniture, Flooring and Cabinets)

If you’re a carpenter or woodworker, you would know that all types of wood aren’t the same in saying that people wonder which one is better between the Maple vs. Birch Wood regarding furniture, flooring, and cabinets. So I did some exploration on the web to find out! Maple wood is harder and more durable …

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Are Daybeds Comfortable? Are You Serious?

Daybeds are not comfortable, not even to look at with your eyes at least a dozen feet away. Not even 25 feet away, not even a little bit. Daybeds are so discomforting they squeak just from the wind. You can’t lay on one of these without listening to those squeaks from the metal, simply because …

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Are Chesterfield Couches Comfortable? They May Look Good But Does Anyone Want to Sit in them?

I personally do not find any couch to be comfortable, so this is a hard sell. As a definitely-not-a-couch-potato type of person, the reason that Chesterfields are so uncomfortable is the style. Let me explain to you why I would not buy a Chesterfield couch if I had a million dollars. Ok, maybe then, but …

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What is the Profit Margin on Handmade Furniture?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects about 28,400 job openings for woodworkers each year over the coming decade, primarily due to the retirement of older workers or workers who move into other occupations. Overall employment of woodworkers is projected to grow at an average pace of about 8 percent from 2020 to 2030. With the …

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