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Furniture Basics - Chapter Summary
Review the basics of furniture with these short and informative interior design lessons. As you work through the chapter, you'll examine different categories of furniture, as well as the importance of furniture in the field of interior design. Take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to make sure you fully understand the furniture fundamentals you've studied. Our expert interior design instructors are available to answer your questions and you can access the chapter on any Internet-connected device. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Name the different categories and types of furniture
- Recognize dining room furniture styles
- Understand why furniture is an important part of interior design
1. Types of Furniture: Categories & Examples
Furniture plays a big role in the comfort, aesthetics, and functionality of our living spaces, so in this lesson we're going to get to know it a bit better. We'll explore a few major categories of furniture and look at some examples within each one.
2. Dining Room Furniture: Styles & Examples
Dining room furnishings come in many styles, but they are always designed for serving and eating a meal. In this lesson, we'll explore examples of the furniture used in dining rooms and how it can work with other elements to create an overall style.
3. Importance of Furniture in Interior Design
Discover the importance of furniture in the field of interior design. Explore how furniture is selected based on its function, space planning, and impact on room circulation, and investigate the design terms anthropometrics, ergonomics, and FF&E.
4. What is a Baldachin? - Definition, History & Architecture
How can you visually emphasize something important? How about a baldachin? In this lesson, we'll check out this architectural feature and see how it's been used in the past.
5. Furniture Legs & Feet: Cabriole, Claw-and-Ball & Bracket
What kind of legs or feet does your furniture have? In this lesson, we'll check out three popular types from history and see how to identify each one.
6. Furniture Legs & Feet: Ball, Bun, Cloven & Club
There are countless types of furniture legs and feet in European history. In this lesson, we are going to check out four of them and learn how to identify them by sight.
7. Furniture Legs & Feet: French, Scrolled, Splayed & Turned
Furniture legs and feet bring to life character in a piece of furniture. Explore the styles of turned, scrolled, french and splayed furniture legs and feet and how they have impacted design.
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