By Usages: Living Room
A living room, also known as sitting room, lounge room or lounge, is a room for entertaining guests, reading, watching TV or other activities. The term front room can also be used to describe a living room, because in many homes the living room is at the very front.
In modern homes and apartments, the living room has replaced the old-fashioned front parlor. In the 19th century, the front parlor was the room in the house used for formal social events, including where the recently deceased were laid out before their funeral. The term marks the twentieth-century effort of architects and builders to strip the parlor of its burial and mourning associations. This room was relabeled with the more affirmative term "living room in the 20th century.( Nazi political concept)
Furniture in living room includes: · Sofa · Sectional · Loveseat · Sleeper · Chair · Recliner · Chaise · Ottoman · Futon · Sofa table · Coffee table · TV console · Wall Unit · Media Cabinet · Computer Cabinet Bedroom
A bedroom is a private room where people usually sleep for the night or relax during the day.
Many houses in North America, Australia and Europe have at least two bedrooms usually a master bedroom (dedicated to the heads of the household, such as a husband and wife) and one or more bedrooms for either the children or guests.
In some jurisdictions there are basic features (such as a closet and a "means of egress") which a room must have in order to be qualified as a bedroom. In many states, such as Alaska, bedrooms are not required to have closets and must instead meet minimum size requirements. Nevertheless, some real estate agents may stretch the definition when listing a home for sale.
Furniture and other items in bedrooms vary greatly, depending on taste and local tradition.
Furniture in bedroom includes: · Bed · Dresser · Armoire · Chest · Cedar Chest · Dresser Mirror · Nightstand · Cheval Mirror · Jewelry Armoire Dining Room
A dining room is a room for consuming food. In modern times it is usually adjacent to the kitchen for convenience in serving, although in medieval times it was often on an entirely different floor level. Historically the dining room is furnished with a rather large dining table and a number of dining chairs; the most common table shape is generally rectangular with two armed end chairs and an even number of un-armed side chairs along the long sides.
Furniture in dining room includes: · Arm Chair · Side Chair · China Cabinet · Buffet Server · Dining Table Home Office
An office is generally a room or other area in which people work. The home office is a modern idea that people can work or read at home.
Furniture in home office includes: · Computer Furniture · Desk & Credenza · Office Chair & Seating · Office Set · Bookcase · File Cabinet · Office Table
· Wooden Furniture · Bamboo Furniture · Panel Furniture · Upholstered Furniture · Wicker or Rattan Furniture · Metal Furniture · Plastic Furniture · Glass Furniture
By Styles: There are several different types of furniture available today to suit diverse styles and tastes. The environment that you live in portrays the person you are. Your furnishings and the decor that you style your home in represent your choices as well as your personality traits. Thus, not only should the living space designed and created by you be comfortable, but also adaptable to changing fashions and trends.
Let's take a closer look at some of the most common styles of furniture being designed today.
Also known as modern, it is created to be comfortable, solid and more than anything natural. With not too many trappings, the colors mostly resonate around black, white, beige, brown and taupe. Polished surfaces, sleek and geometric designs are often the characteristics that represent contemporary furniture. Though the colors are simple, they are used in a bold and vibrant way for a true contemporary look. For instance, stark white cushions on black upholstered sofas makes for a bold statement. A lot of metal, fiberglass, aluminum is also used. The most essential feature of this kind of look is that every piece of furniture is striking and sophisticated. Most people today enjoy designing their house and office both, in the contemporary style.
The quintessence of traditional furniture is dark woods with ornate carvings and a majestic appearance. The final look is busy with floor layouts matching the details of the furniture. With classic features of form and ornament, the lines of traditional furniture tend towards being elegant. Queen Anne, Chippendale, Hepplewhite etc are some of the common types of traditional furniture.
The more modern trend, urban leans towards the minimalist. The woods have either a black finish with brushed aluminum highlights and glass or light, blond woods with brushed aluminum and glass. The pieces are small scaled and designed to fit small apartments.
Country and Cottage
Lighter shades of woods, muted colors, simple lines and vintage fabrics make for country and cottage styles. The most important aspect of this type is comfort and color. Furniture is sometimes painted or decorated and furniture lines are simple and graceful. Textures include baskets, bead-board walls, natural fibers in floor and window coverings, and weathered finish on wood furniture.
Simpler lines than those found in more traditional styles, but not as simple as contemporary. Transitional furniture is about melding comfort and simplicity of the contemporary with the graceful styling of traditional furniture.
An eclectic style is a reflection of an individual's love of different design aspects from different time periods or styles. The overall look of an eclectically styled room though unique, is amalgamated harmoniously through the creative use of color and finish, shape and texture.
This style of furniture represents lots of exposed woods, walls, columns and beams, simple lines and a practical feel. Often wood panelling and stone are also used. Rustic furniture looks tough and durable while the accessories are primitive and somewhat minimized.
If you are looking for good handcrafted furniture, Amish furniture is a great style to consider. Most Amish furniture is composed of oak, cedar or pine. You can find everything from living room to bedroom to office furniture in the Amish furniture style.
Art Deco is both, geometric and streamlined with bright colors, strong vertical lines and rounded corners. While often Art Deco pieces are made of exotic woods, the use of use of bakelite and Formica also abound. Juxtaposition of opposing elements is common to this style - for instance, rare and expensive jade and inexpensive bakelite.
It simplifies the look of European furniture and leans greatly towards Queen Anne and Chippendale styles. Chairs characterize spindled legs and backs rather than ornate designs.