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Ch 8: Furniture Basics

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This series of interior design lessons helps you review the basics of furniture. You can check out these engaging lessons and quizzes at any time to prepare for upcoming exams, finish homework assignments, improve your grades and more.

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

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Furniture Basics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Types of Furniture: Categories & Examples

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.

Dining Room Furniture: Styles & Examples

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.

Importance of Furniture in Interior Design

3. Importance of Furniture in Interior Design

Furniture is an industrial design product. Furniture matters the most when designing a space. This lesson explains why, how, and when furniture is important in interior design.

What is a Baldachin? - Definition, History & Architecture

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.

Furniture Legs & Feet: Cabriole, Claw-and-Ball & Bracket

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.

Furniture Legs & Feet: Ball, Bun, Cloven & Club

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.

Furniture Legs & Feet: French, Scrolled, Splayed & Turned

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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Practice Final Exam
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