We are not minimalist yet, but are working our way towards being minimalist. This is the furniture that we have in our 1,600 sq.ft. house.
*A wooden bench (this matches our kitchen table and makes for extra seating when needed)
*Table and three chairs (the table is beside a built in window seat, so we get extra seating when needed and we do have an extension for the table in the hall closet that makes the table bigger when we have company and need it)
*Matching couch and love seat (simple and inexpensive, but functional)
*IKEA Expedit 8-cube bookshelf set up with two rows of four across used as our entertainment center (holds dvd's, vintage records, a photo album, our board games that are packaged like wooden books, and a small cassette tape/cd/radio music system). The TV is mounted above and we have the BlueRay, Xbox 360, and Kinect on top of it.
*Small wine cabinet (holds 21 bottles and has a door above that to hold the glasses...and we also keep our Xbox controllers and handful of games in there). I would love to get rid of this by the end of the year, but DH is the only wine drinker and only goes through 3-4 bottles a year.
*A second IKEA Expedit 8-cube bookshelf that sits mostly empty except for a handful of things in some plastic cubes. This we do plan on getting rid of by this summer.
*A new addition of a neutral baby swing in cream colored plastic and wood. This will only be around until our baby (due next month) no longer needs/fits in it.
*A Frankenstein office desk that DH hacked from three IKEA cabinets and an IKEA tabletop (holds the PC, all our regular board games, printer, household files, DSLR camera in its big bag, my planner/couponing files, just all the office stuff in general behind closed doors, etc. etc).
*A Lack side table from IKEA for Bug's "desk"...he uses his stepstool as his chair
*Two swivel/rolling office chairs (one is really old and definitely shows it, the other is about as cheap of a chair as you can get and is several years old already itself)
*An armless pleather futon couch that functions as a guest bed if needed
*A massive twin size bed with trundle and three drawers (this works as a bed for Bug and overnight guests, as well as storage for his clothing)
*A train table bought off Craigslist for $20 (gives him a play surface for all his toys and has two drawers for toy storage as well)
*A small toy workbench
*A plastic three drawer container in the closet (not really furniture, but it contains the rest of his toys)
*Simple changing table
*A Lack side table from IKEA (to hold a lamp, my water, and a few books beside my comfy nursing chair)
*A plastic three drawer container in the closet (not really furniture, but it contains all her non hanging baby clothes and swaddle/sleep blankets)
*A comfortable plush rocker/recliner (still need to get this...want something for nursing/rocking baby that will also accommodate a clingy preschooler beside me)
*An IKEA Malm queen sized bed with the storage headboard (we don't even use the pullout sides for storing anything...we just like the headboard to hold a couple small lamps, our charging station, and our current reading books and Kindles)
*An IKEA Malm four drawer dresser (shared between DH and myself)
*Two IKEA Billy bookcases (for all our books and cd's we are keeping, as well as a few decorative things...they are not stuffed full at all)
*Three IKEA Billy bookcases (one of them is half sized...these are going away as soon as we find new homes for the books and dvd's that we are getting rid of that are currently on them)
*A glider w/ottoman (getting rid of this as soon as we can find a buyer...did not end up using this really for Bug when he was small)
*A mini crib converted to a sidecar for Sweetpea for those first few months till there is not so much night nursing (then it will go as well)
I think that is it as far as furniture goes, except for a couple small shoe shelves in the master closet and Bug's stepstool that ends up wandering the house!!