Furniture refers to movable objects designed to support different human activities including eating, sitting, and sleeping. Furniture is used to keep things in a convenient height for extended use, or to hold multiple objects at a level of convenience for working. Furniture is an artistic form and is often considered a crucial component of interior design. Interior design is one of the most important elements of interior design which has an enormous influence on people’s lives and the way they feel about their living space.
Interior design is not as simple as it seems because there are many things to consider while furnishing a room. The first and foremost thing to decide is the theme you want to portray with the furniture and the accessories in your home. Theme can be contemporary, traditional, modern, country, or any other setting you prefer. And there are endless themes you can choose from. But the most common ones are Asian, western, classical, or traditional-based themes.
In the period leading up to the First World War, furniture was made out of metals like iron and bronze. The Second World War changed everything; metalwork became scarce and the designs became more stylized. Steel became the material of choice as it could be mass produced. It became so popular that by the end of the First World War, a number of cities had a permanent collection of wrought iron and cast aluminum furniture in their city’s city center. A visit to any of the major cities in the world will reveal a number of examples of this type of architecture and you can take some inspiration from these to come up with your own futuristic looking interior design.
In the period leading up to World War II, there was a renewed effort to make better use of steel, and this led to the rise of so many new styles of interior design. One of these was the so-called “antiquarian” style of furniture. This type of furniture-inspired by ancient Rome and the Mediterranean world-was heavily influenced by the styles of the Antique periods. An example of such an item would be the Cleveland Museum of Art’s infamous “Caesar’s Palace,” which is inspired by Greek and Roman architecture.
“Lifestyles of the Century” (the last decades of the first and second half of the twentieth century) exhibited the upsurge of temperance, an ideal that was slowly being abandoned in favor of wine drinking, more relaxed family occasions, and lighter living in general. During this period, furniture became much more decorative and much heavier, to make room for the more relaxed and formal designs that were taking over the market. Another popular trend was the use of glazed wood or intricate carvings, which made for a bolder and more individualistic type of furniture. And in keeping with the antiques, this movement toward a more modern lifestyle also demanded more intricate designs in the furniture. As a result, there was a great need for heavier, sturdier furniture.
The last decade of the twentieth century brought about another major change in furniture design; the “decorative period.” This movement, which was typified by works such as those created by Louis Comfort Tiffany, resulted in the use of highly decorative woods, fabrics, and finishes. This is often credited to the Bauhaus school of design, which was also influential in the earlier periods of the 1900s.