Dreams of furniture show the ideas 'you rest upon.' Floating furniture is a message to lighten up and can signify changes to ideas you have long held to be sacred. Often associated with a specific room, furniture represents your ideas in relation to the area of the psyche described in Houses and Buildings. You may explore your idea of sexuality on a bed, although if the dream focuses particularly on the bed, it suggests that you are exploring a new way of understanding your sexual needs. Sometimes you will find yourself doing unusual things on the bed as your psyche exercises the opportunity to break free from restraint to allow for the free expression of your sexuality. Furniture associated with a kitchen can portray how you are moving toward fulfillment in a broader sense, so you may become more nourished by experience. Items associated with the living room show ideas related to social exchanges with others, while the family room can portray ideas adopted from family. Looking through cupboards, cabinets or armoire can be how you explore ideas that have been hidden away but remain important. Consider the symbol that is found in thae cabinet and how it might be brought out or tapped to achieve fulfillment.
A chair captures the seat of your ideas and can symbolize ideas from the past in which you take comfort. It’s condition, colors and patterns can offer clues to the ideas that are being explored. The couch and sofa reveal adopted behaviors associated with family dynamics. A footstool or ottoman can signify ideas associated with your life direction, or at the root of your motivation. The table is a place where things are ‘out in the open’ or displayed for public view, as in 'out on the table.' Items on a table can suggest the current way you are expressing yourself. A lamp provides additional light or insight, and can symbolize something from the unconscious that is attempting ‘to come to light.’ The carpet or rug is often a symbol of sweeping issues ‘under the rug’ as you move forward. Patterns in a rug or a tapestry can portray how you are exploring the part you play in creating your circumstances. See Houses and Buildings for additional insight on specific furniture.