Are you one of those, who want to re-decorate your home or are looking to upgrade your furniture but end up getting lost in the various styles and fancy names of furniture? Have you been frustrated that your furniture setting doesn’t flow naturally and that your pieces are contradicting each other?
Well, you have come to the right place, for we are going to explain to you about the most common and popular types of furniture style, so that you can decorate your place the way you always dreamed about! What happens, in the end is that the different elements of the various styles end up mixing in but you have to what lies at the core of every style, because almost every room is set in a predominant style and you have to figure out what that will be for you and also, you have to decide what will go along with it. So, let’s begin!
This is a very popular style. It was in the middle of the 20th century that many iconic design pieces came into existence. The mid-century modern style is characterized by refined lines and natural shapes.
The idea was about finding creative ways to use materials like molded plastic, plywood, and aluminum, which were very new back then. The pieces belonging to this style are very versatile. It can be easily complemented with other styles and lends a touch of class to the room.
If old century styles appeal to you, if you are a fan of the classics, the romance of the olden times; well then you might want to check out the antique furniture style. For a piece of furniture to be antique, it has to be at least a 100 years old. Usually, antique furniture is made from wood and has unique, ornate details.
If you feel that antique is too much but still want a touch of the classic, where traditional furniture, might be just the right thing for you. It typically features a graceful ornamentation, that gives it a classic, by-gone era feel. It also has straightened lines and tapered legs, which makes it blend with modern pieces quite seamlessly.
Rustic style is inspired from nature. It is about being in touch with mother earth and feeling a closeness with this planet that we inhabit, the idea is to use the materials provided by earth in as pure a form as possible and thus uses natural materials like wood, stone, fabric etc. It brings warmth and coziness.
Shabby chic is vintage-inspired style, but is more soft and delicate. Vintage style is characterized by furniture pieces that are old, but not so much that they can be called antique. These pieces are generally iconic to the era they belonged to. The shabby chic pieces tend to have an antique-style finish.
Modern style is perhaps the most common style. It is best known for its use of single color palettes and using materials such as steel, vinyl, leather, metal, glass and plastic. It is the result of the early 20th century modernist movement.
The basic philosophy is to impart a sense of simplicity to the inhabitant. This is done by keeping all the essential elements of the interior simple, including furniture. It has a distinctive lack of accessories. The minimalist style, that is becoming popular day by day is a comeback of the modern style.
Many people confuse contemporary style with the modern style. Contemporary style refers to furniture that is popular today. When we talk about modern style, we mean the style that originated in the early nineteen hundreds, whereas contemporary style deals with the here and now.
Contemporary style is a fluid, ever changing style. It is basically an umbrella term to refer what’s in vogue in the current days. Nowadays, curved edges are in fashion, thus it comes under contemporary style, whereas it’s a far cry from the straight edges, simple style that is modern.
These were the most common and popular styles of furniture. We hope that this helped in clearing your confusion about the various furniture styles and now you can happily go redecorating your homes! Share your experience in the comments below!