Personally, I am lost when it comes to visually identifying furniture – unless it’s mid-century modern, I’m out! These have been helpful visual guides as I talk the talk of furniture styles in decorating my new home.
Let’s start with the basics… dimensions and size. I love to sketch rooms while deciding what furniture belongs where, and this guide is helpful in giving a normal range of height, length, and width of typical furniture in the home.
While planning a room or entire home, these dimensions can be incredibly helpful in estimating space needed to complete a room without over or under filling it.
ON TO INDIVIDUAL PIECES OF FURNITURE
On to the not-so-basic chair back styles
Check out photos of the chairs in real life!
Styles of chair legs
And styles of “feet” (as in the feet of a chest of drawers)
All via Chicago Appraisers