Ten classic furniture pieces that are always a success
We have selected ten classic yet timeless pieces of furniture that will quickly become an excellent investment for your home.
Most of these classic or traditional style pieces have centuries of history, but they have been updated to become ideal elements to dress any decorative environment, whether classic or contemporary. Discover them with us; you will see how they surprise you. The Chester sofa is a guaranteed success. The classic with capital letters, ideal for dressing any space, whatever the decorative style. It is a piece of British origin, designed for gentlemen's social clubs so that they could sit up straight, avoiding improper postures. It can be found upholstered in leather or fabrics, including velvet or chenille. You will recognize it by its fluffy appearance and its characteristic capitonné-like buttons. A sophisticated and elegant piece that you can introduce in both classic and contemporary environments. Dare to combine it with furniture of current style to offset its aesthetic forcefulness and thus create a room with uniqueness and manner in which this piece will function as the true protagonist of the space.
Large format mirrors with wooden frames. Another essential piece will also help you multiply the feeling of light and visually enlarge the accurate perception of space. With very elaborate moldings, large size and white painted frame will combine with any decorative style. If you place it on the wall, in front of a window, you will be able to reflect and multiply the light that enters through it—classic chairs of French origin, style, and elegance with history. The classic Louis XV or Louis XVI style pieces, designed in the 18th century, are more than three centuries old. In traditional style environments, they will fit like a glove, while in contemporary style, mixed with other current pieces, they will bring a touch of eclecticism to the environment. The difference between the two chairs is easily noticeable: the former was designed following rococo precepts, and the legs are somewhat curved, while the Louis XVI, a style influenced by the excavations in Pompeii and Herculaneum, presents a greater simplicity of form and straighter lines.
Combine them in the dining room with modern and innovative pieces, update their upholstery with bold fabrics in intense colors or give them silver, black or white patina to give them a modern touch. You can also pickle their wood, in this case, to achieve a decadent look. A chest of drawers is a must in the bedroom. Ideal for storing and tidying up the room, this furniture has been adapted to different periods and styles. It needs—a practical and decorative piece, both in its classic and contemporary designs. If you have an old chest of drawers, try to update it by using new decorative painting techniques for furniture, such as chalk paint or changing the handles. Choose it in dark wood tones if you have enough light in the bedroom or a natural, waxed finish for smaller or less bright rooms.
A chest of drawers is a must in the bedroom. Ideal for storing and tidying up the room, this furniture has been adapted to different periods and styles. It needs—a practical and decorative piece, both in its classic and contemporary designs. If you have an old chest of drawers, try to update it by using new decorative painting techniques for furniture, such as chalk paint or changing the handles. Choose it in dark wood tones if you have enough light in the bedroom or a natural, waxed finish for smaller or less bright rooms. Teardrop lamps are a chic touch to dress up any room. Another element that never goes out of fashion is the teardrop lamps. To discover their origin, we must go back to the fifteenth century, when they began to use hanging lamps with crossed wooden arms and chandeliers at the ends, now replaced by candle-shaped bulbs. The glass started to be introduced in their design in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to turn them into more elaborate and sophisticated elements. Suppose you hang one, especially in a room with high ceilings, over the dining table or in the bedroom. In that case, you will get a very chic and sophisticated atmosphere, in contrast with the furniture and accessories of the current style.
The cupboard an endearing piece. This piece of furniture of significant volume and unique aesthetics, which transmits great warmth in country houses, can become the star piece in the heart of urban style home. Ideal to be placed next to the dining area; it can store everything related to the tableware: crockery, cutlery, glassware, and table linen. The ones with a lattice or chicken wire front will bring a more rustic touch to the environment, while the solid and opaque wood ones are more neutral pieces that fit in multiple settings. Another thing you can do is to reconvert its traditional use and use it as an improvised bookcase, to store household linen, or as an original closet in a children's bedroom.
Fireplace, the center of attention. Those who have a fireplace at home already know its warmth, even when it is turned off. A focal point and an exceptional display element, even if it is not in use, you can decorate the fireplace mantel using accessories that are easy to renew with some regularity: candles, candlesticks, mirrors, paintings; they will help you create a unique, very personal composition. Depending on the architecture of your home, you can choose from different types of sockets: carved wood, marble, or masonry, which are more refined and minimalist for contemporary environments.
Sideboards the critical element for a vintage touch. Sturdy, they are an invaluable help to keep order in the living room and dining room. You can place it against the wall or, in generously sized spaces, use it as a room divider. Try to maintain a certain balance and proportion concerning the dining table to create a harmonious and well-balanced environment. Use the top as a decorative surface, adding symmetrical lamps on both sides or purely artistic still lifes in the center.
Orejeros, a very comfortable armchair. As if they were wrapped around you, the earflap armchairs are all about comfort, so they are generally the most desired seat of a house's inhabitants. It never goes out of style; you will only need to reupholster it from time to time to change its look and update it. The wing chair will become a unique practical and decorative element in distressed leather or covered in a lovely velvet in a bold shade or any other current fabric. Place your lounge chair to set up a reading nook next to a side table and a floor lamp as a luxurious seat next to your living area, bedroom, or dressing room.
Chaise longue is a versatile piece. From the most feminine designs to the icons that different masters such as Le Corbusier or Mies van der Rohe created at the time, it is a piece of fabulous presence that, depending on its design, can even be sculptural as comfortable and decorative.
Create a pleasant and relaxing corner with a piece of this style, either in the living room or in a reading or study area, in the bedroom, or by the fireplace. It will inevitably become the ideal piece to enjoy moments of relaxation. Next to a window, it will be an essential element to enjoy moments of contemplation and rest.