Furniture Styles 101

Furniture Styles 

A few current furniture design styles

Antique

If you like any of the styles we just described, you might like antique furniture. Pieces must be at least 100 years old. They’re typically made from wood and have unique, ornate details that allow dealers to easily date them..

Traditional

Combining the best of Queen Anne, Chippendale, and Sheraton styles, traditional furniture typically features graceful ornamentation, straightened lines, and tapered legs.

Vintage

Vintage pieces capture the best details from a certain era. Pieces are younger than antiques but may be decades old. Often bought used. 

Rustic

Rustic furniture brings warmth and coziness home. This style is typically made with timber or other natural materials, including hide, cotton, and linen. Accents are a great way to achieve this.

American Artisan 

This Bassett look has a unique, handcrafted look. Solid wood furniture with distinctive grains and stunning finishes are future heirlooms; live-edge metal, stone, and leather blend rich and rustic. See this look. See this look. 

Art Deco

Characterized by geometric and angular shapes, art deco style unites funky patterns with materials like chrome, glass, and mirrors. 

Retro

People may think retro and vintage are similar. But retro furniture is typically defined by more modern designs that imitate past fashion trends. 

Modern

Modern style came out of the early 1900s modernist movement. It’s best known for its use of monochromatic color palettes and materials like steel, vinyl, leather, and plastic. 

Relaxed Modern

New to Bassett in fall 2018, this look has a minimalist aesthetic and a relaxed, sophisticated vibe. Sleek silhouettes pair with deep plush seating; metals like champagne brass and brushed nickel pair with oak finishes. 

Contemporary

Contemporary style refers to furniture that is popular today. See some of our current favorites. See some of our current favorites

Casual Luxe 

This Bassett refined rustic look mixes rustic finishes and familiar country forms with sophisticated styles and neutral color palettes. Generously scaled, distinctive silhouettes convey a luxurious yet casual and approachable feel. 

Urban Collective

This look is fresh, livable take on boho chic, industrial and mid-century modern designs. Weathered finishes, reclaimed wood, and metal mix with slim silhouettes and custom upholstery. The result — layers of texture and loads of style. 

 

What’s Your Style?

Now that you know which styles and design elements are your faves, you can surround yourself with even more of the design you love.