Dressers. Thursday , October 12th , 2017 - 19:32:31 PM
Shabby chic dressers and sideboards make a fantastic addition to any style kitchen, contemporary or vintage. The shabby chic style seems to have become very popular recently, as many home and design magazines feature this style regularly, and interior designers on TV are all using it for home makeovers! If you like this style of furniture its a great way to add some originality and individuality to your home, as most shabby chic dressers that you can buy are re-used or up-cycled from antiques or second-hand dressers. Dressers were first popular in the seventeenth century in Europe and during this period furniture was handcrafted and generally well-made. Antique or vintage furniture was usually built to last and to be hard-wearing. It is only in recent years that we have become a nation of flat-pack-loving consumers!
What kind of look do you want to create while decorating your bedroom? Is it traditional, modern or on contemporary? Based your preference, you should select the style of your dresser accordingly.Traditional dressers - These give a traditional look to your bedroom. Inspired by European designs from 17th to 19th century they feature intricate design, and detailed carvings in deep rich wood. They give an elegant look to the bedroom. Even antique dressers fall into this category.Contemporary dressers - These are plain and simple, free from all that ornamentations. Made of light wood, they have accents and knobs made of metal, ceramics and stones. Because of their simplistic design, they give a clean, minimal appearance.Modern dressers - They lay emphasize on form and function rather than decoration. Due to its uncluttered appearance, they give a stylish touch to the bedroom.
Another style of handmade dressers that is still popular today is the Shaker style. Originating in the late 1700s, the Shaker style is revered for its clean lines, durable features and innovative joinery methods. Distinctive features include an arched apron and tapered legs, which looks graceful and unimposing. Originally minimal in embellishments, artisans today will play with the tradition by adding modern touches, like blending types of wood in the paneling. Contrasting natural woods, like maple and walnut, a craftsman can really highlight the beauty of the panel doors and drawers. Intentionally practical, these sideboard Shaker style dressers are perfect for storing dining room china, but the pieces of furniture are elegant enough on their own.
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