When it comes to your personal abode, furniture can say a lot about the homeowner. You don’t have to cram your space with many things, but it’s important to make sure that what you have is well-designed and of good quality – one expensive, well-made piece can make a lot of difference to a living room or a dining room. Whether you like sleek minimalism, quirky whimsy or chic individuality, here are eight conversation-starters for your home.

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