Upgrading the furniture in your home can be a monumental task. Where do you start? Which styles can go together harmoniously in a home and which styles do not blend well? What do you do with that precious, one-of-a-kind antique that’s been in the family for generations? What’s the difference between Mission and Rustic?
The staff at Pompton Plains, NJ’s Fireside Furniture are experts in blending timeless furniture styles to create a beautiful environment in your home that you can be proud of. But before you visit our expansive showroom and see the furniture in person, take a few minutes to learn about a few different furniture styles and begin to envision your ideal home.
In this post, we’re going to look at Traditional, Mission and Shaker, and Rustic styles. In our next post we’ll take a look at a few more!
Traditional furniture styles are inspired by Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical designs from France and England in the 18th and 19th centuries. You’ll see tufted fabrics, turned feet, and a balanced color palette.
If you like ornate detailing, richly toned woods, and luxurious fabrics, this style is for you!
Mission and Shaker
These two styles are born out of an Amish tradition that removed much ornamentation in order to highlight the natural beauty of the wood. Mission style differs slightly from the minimalist Shaker style by showcasing joinery, using rich wood stains, and relying on parallel slats to accentuate the wood grain.
If you enjoy simple, superior craftsmanship but prefer understated pieces to blend well with other classic styles, this is a good style for you.
This style is just like it sounds: it features solid, rough-hewn wooden pieces with rich finishes. It’s what you imagine furnishes a warm, cozy mountain cabin. Pieces are sometimes made from industrial materials or made to look reclaimed. Rustic pieces are oversized and work well in large spaces. They show off the natural characteristics of the wood, and depending on the stain, can pair with other styles such as country and farmhouse.
Come See Us
As you can see, there are so many ways to style your home! The best way to figure it out is to take a look in person. Fireside Furniture has northeast New Jersey’s largest collection of American-made furniture, and we have quality pieces to fit any aesthetic. Visit our expansive showroom at 695 Route 23 South in Pompton Plains or give us a call at (973) 831-8311, and see all of the options!