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Making an impression

Choosing new furniture is one of the most exciting things about creating beautiful rooms in your home. Perhaps you want to create a warm and cosy atmosphere in a family room, a luxurious and welcoming environment for your bedroom, or a practical and professional office environment. Whatever it is you're looking for, we have a wide range of furniture to suit all tastes, rooms and budgets.

Whichever room you're choosing furniture for, there are a number of important factors to consider:

Style and design

With Argos, you can make any room perfect for your needs. Our guide will help you choose the right furniture for you and your home.

Dining room furniture

Our comprehensive selection of dining room tables and chairs cater for every occasion. All you need to do is decide which room you want them to go in!

Formal dining Create space and light Make the kitchen the heart of your home
Formal dining
Create space and light in your conservatory
Make the kitchen the heart of your home

If you have a dedicated dining room, formal dining furniture will add a touch of glamour and sophistication to dinner parties and special occasions.

If you have a conservatory you might want to consider our glass dining room furniture to make the most of space and light.

Kitchens are often considered to be the heart of many homes, where families gather around a table at the start and end of the day. That's why we have a wide selection of dining tables and dining chairs designed for everyday use in a busy home.

Don't let a lack of space stand in the way! Our extending dining tables require minimal storage space and can be easily adjusted to cater for extra guests. Just make sure you have enough dining chairs!

Lounge furniture

Our extensive range of living room furniture has something to suit every taste and budget. Whether you're looking to invest in luxury, premium furnishings that will last for years or for fashion furniture that's trendy right now, we can help you create a living room you'll love.

Lounge furniturePerhaps you're a student living away from home or you just want to create a new look without the hassle of painting and decorating. Our great value ranges include everything from coffee tables to entertainment units and modular cabinets – so they're an ideal choice if you're looking for fashionable, practical furniture that looks good but doesn't cost the earth.

If you want your lounge furniture to become a long-standing fixture then why not choose from our range of display cabinets, sideboards and bookcases? They make a big impression in any living room.

Bedroom furniture

Bedroom furnitureIf bedroom storage is an issue, take a look at our wide selection of double wardrobes and chests of drawers. Short on space? Our cutting-edge modular designs let you build your bedroom furniture sets the way you want them. Don't forget that white furniture and mirrors work well in any room, and they're perfect for maximising light and space.

We make bedroom furniture fun for children too. We've got plenty of cabinets and furnishings to turn your child's room into a space they'll want to call their own (and they might even tidy it up occasionally!).

Find out more about fun bedroom furniture for the younger members of your family here.

The finishing touch

When choosing the most appropriate furniture for your home it's also important to consider what it's made from, as different materials have different benefits in each room.

For a detailed overview of the materials we use in our furniture, take a look at our materials page. If you want a quick guide to creating the look you're trying to achieve, use our reference guide below.

Striking furniture
Striking furniture: For a rich, warm, larger-than-life appearance, choose furniture with a dark wood finish – perfect for creating a cosy, welcoming atmosphere in the lounge or bedroom.
Subtle furniture Subtle furniture: To create the impression of light and space, choose furniture made from glass or acrylic (take a look at our occasional tables, office desks and dining tables). And don't worry about safety – all our furniture uses tempered glass that's passed the British Safety Standards BS6202. And if you're looking for something with an extra touch of class consider mirrored pieces that give the illusion of extra space in cosy rooms.
Luxury furniture
Luxury furniture: High gloss adds a little extra quality to any furniture, while coloured glass offers both style and substance – so you can create a stunning look using high-quality material that's resilient to everyday wear and tear. Our luxury range of lounge furniture also features drawers with metal runners that give individual pieces the smoothest opening and closing action.
Modern furniture
Modern furniture: To create a cool, contemporary look, choose chrome and metal furniture that has a modern appearance. There's also the added benefit that the materials are robust and easy to maintain.
Comfort furniture
Comfort furniture: Whether for formal dining or just grabbing a seat for a bite to eat, our selection of real leather, leather effect, upholstered and traditional wood dining chairs provide a unique look and feel for any occasion.
Natural furniture Natural furniture: Wooden furniture is still as popular as ever, thanks to its natural solidity, versatility, beautiful appearance and range of colours and finishes to suit every home.

Once you've chosen the furniture that's right for you, don't forget to make sure it will fit by taking a look at our measuring guide.

Argos guide to home furniture