I think it'd be really cool and cut back a bit on staff duties if we could pick and choose the furniture in our homes and apartments. Each room could have a limit on how much furniture it can have, and basically code-wise, furniture could anchor down and create seating when 'installed' in a room. Then it could be 'uninstalled' from the room to unanchor it and remove the seating, allowing it to be moved. Different furniture might or might not require a skill, too. There's no skill involved in setting a couch, for example. Furniture could have an @look_place too, to allow for players to specify where it is. And of course, to help save on bloat, furniture wouldn't change descriptions at all. Only seating.
Things I think could be neat to see as Furniture might include:
Maybe even showers?
Maybe in the future, once the issue of custom items bloat has been resolved, we could even have custom furniture!