Your house is your sanctuary more than ever, now that the globe is dealing with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is now the place where you live, work, sleep and play, so it is time to fill it with furniture that speaks to your soul. Furniture is what makes your house truly feel like a home; all you have to do is pick the style that feels most like “you.” While there are so many styles of furniture, there are two main umbrellas that house the majority of designs: traditional and modern.
There are so many styles of furniture that fall under the “traditional” category. However, these pieces tend to have a bit of history and character to them, featuring curves, carvings, turned legs, or dark stains. Whether you are leaning more towards the ornate, neoclassical Louis XVI style furniture, or hoping to find something more simple and straightforward, such as Arts and Craft design, traditional pieces never go out of style, and can fit a wide variety of home designs.
Modern furniture styles tend to more contemporary in design, showcasing sleek lines and simple, yet beautiful shapes. Some modern styles are known for their stark color palettes, and for using industrial-type materials, such as steel, plastic or vinyl. There is a wide variety of subcategories under the umbrella of “modern” furniture, so keep your mind wide open as you go looking for a set that fits your bill.
You don’t have to stick to one particular type of furniture to build a space that is warm, inviting, and full of character. Lots of homeowners, especially during this pandemic, have brushed up on their DIY skills to refurbish or reclaim pieces of furniture as part of their home decor. Mixing styles, distressing furniture, or adding bright splashes of paint to unexpected pieces can result in a fun and intriguing atmosphere.
There are so many options when it comes to furniture styles for a modern home. With the gift of Google, you can virtually enter the homes of people all over the world for ideas, and then order or create anything that really speaks to you. Perhaps you are in love with the charm and beauty of traditional furniture, or have a thing for the pizzazz and pop of modern styles. You might even like the idea of mixing whatever you can find, and making it a set by tying together colors and textures against a neutral palette. Whatever you love, it is furniture that truly makes a house a home.