We are all usually very careful when we buy something for the house. Why? Because we have to live with it for a long time. We paint a room to make it brighter, so we choose the colours carefully.
We buy new curtains in order to match the newly decorated room, so they must be the right colour. We move the furniture round so as to make more space or we buy new furniture---and so on. It is an endless business.
Rich or poor, we take time to furnish a room. Perhaps some people buy furniture in order to impress their friends. But most of us just want to enjoy our surroundings. We want to live as comfortably as we can afford to. We spend a large part of our lives at home. We want to make a small comer in the world which we can recognize as our own. (151 words)
Useful Words and Expressions:
a piece of furniture 一件家具
a lot of furniture许多家具
the furniture of one's pocket钱财
furniture of one's mind 知识，见闻，才能
furnsh a library with books供应图书馆书籍
I will furnish all you need．我愿供给你所需要的一切。
The house is well furnished.这房屋室内布置得很 好。
The house is in beautiful surroundings.．这座房屋四 周的环境优美。