Furniture refers to movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating (e.g., stools, chairs, and sofas), eating (tables), storing items, eating and/or working with an item, and sleeping (e.g., beds and hammocks). Furniture is also used to hold objects at a convenient height for work (as horizontal surfaces above the ground, such as tables and desks), or to store things (e.g., cupboards, shelves, and drawers). Furniture can be a product of design and can be considered a form of decorative art. In addition to furniture's functional role, it can serve a symbolic or religious purpose. It can be made from a vast multitude of materials, including metal, plastic, and wood. Furniture can be made using a variety of woodworking joints which often reflects the local culture.
In Western architecture, a living room, also called a lounge room (Australian English), lounge (British English), sitting room (British English), or drawing room, is a room for relaxing and socializing in a residential house or apartment. Such a room is sometimes called a front room when it is near the main entrance at the front of the house. In large, formal homes, a sitting room is often a small private living area adjacent to a bedroom, such as the Queens' Sitting Room and the Lincoln Sitting Room of the White House. After World War I the living room was the least used space in the house, and was referred to as the death room. In the late 19th or early 20th century, Edward Bok advocated using the term living room for the room then commonly called a parlo[u]r or drawing room, and is sometimes erroneously credited with inventing the term. It is now a term used more frequently when referring to a space to relax and unwind within a household. Within different parts of the world, living rooms are designed differently and evolving, but all share the same purpose, to gather users in a comfortable space. Living room furniture refers to the general term for the furniture placed in the living room. Living room furniture tends to be simple, thin and practical, and some living room furniture is even made of cardboard. Its product design uses the principle of phase mechanics to make furniture with sufficient strength. At the same time, the surface of the furniture is coated with protective paint. After special treatment, the two weaknesses of pressure resistance and water resistance are solved, so that the paper-made furniture has certain functions such as moisture-proof, waterproof, mildew-proof and insect-proof. Most of the living room furniture are coffee tables, TV cabinets and semi-enclosed sofas, which play the functions of meeting guests and enclosing and reuniting. In fact, some functions can be added or subtracted to utilize the space in multiple dimensions. Some families do not often watch TV, so they can put the TV in the bedroom and set up the living room only as a space for meeting guests; families who do not often come to guests can use a one-line sofa or make tatami mats to save a lot of space; there is not much time for dining at home, the coffee table can be used as a dining table, of which a wooden coffee table is a good choice; when there is no TV in the living room, a small reading space can be arranged.