A typical home contents insurance policy will protect your possessions against loss or damage by theft, fire, explosion and storms, this can also include events such as water leaks. Cover will vary from policy to policy, so please do check the details.
You might want to consider getting additional cover for accidental damage, for example red wine spilt on a sofa or an iron mark on a carpet. These are all situations where home contents with accidental damage can come to the rescue.
Many providers will let you extend your policy to include cover such as legal protection and home emergency assistance.