Occasional furniture is a type of furniture that can serve various purposes or meet various needs, but typically is only used when purpose or need is relevant. This category of furniture includes pieces such as tables, nightstands, chests, commodes, and chairs. Typically, occasional furniture is small furniture that is easy to move or rearrange. Still, this furniture is available in a variety of styles, sizes, and materials. People shopping for these kinds of pieces can find them in department stores and traditional furniture stores, as well as in the catalogs and on the websites of companies that sell all types of furniture.
Typically, occasional furniture is actively used only occasionally but the pieces are permanent fixtures in their respective rooms. For example, most people use their beds, couches, and kitchen tables on a daily basis. On the other hand, other kinds of furniture like nightstands, chests, and commodes, serve functional purposes but are only attended to when the need arises. Also, sometimes this furniture serves more than one kind of purpose or meets more than one need. Nightstands, for instance, can work to store items in their drawers as well as act as tabletops for lamps, alarm clocks, picture frames, and other objects.
Similar to other kinds of furniture, occasional furniture is available in a variety of styles and sizes. For example, shoppers can find both large and small nightstands or commodes with cabinets, drawers, or both. It is also possible to find furniture made of different materials, such as chairs made of wood, wicker, or metal. Due to this variety and depending on where a person shops, it is possible to find occasional furniture that will match any interior design. People can find this furniture to complement their current decors, or they might find certain pieces that inspire entirely new looks.
Similar to shopping for any other kind of item, browsing multiple retail venues expands shoppers’ selections. People can purchase occasional furniture from many of the same kinds of stores that sell other types of furniture. Department stores that sell small furniture in addition to other kinds of merchandise often sell occasional furniture. This kind of furniture can also be found in larger furniture stores that also sell bigger kinds of furniture like couches, beds, and dining room sets. Shoppers who are not able to find the kind of occasional furniture they are looking for in stores can shop catalogs or with online companies.