When you go to sites such as crossfordfurniture.com and other similar furniture sites, you realize that there are different styles of furniture. There are the classic, vintage, antique, modern, shabby chic, retro and different styles like it. However, cross ford furniture or other furniture sites do not inform as to what are the characteristics which furniture possesses.
Furniture refers to those objects which are intended to furnish residential interiors. Furniture serves different purposes. It can be used for work, storage, eating, lying down, sitting, relaxing and sleeping. It can be used either individually, in suites or in sets.
A furniture suite is a collection of furniture which has different features but the purpose is similar. These have identical aesthetic form and they are made by specifically design work. For example, dining room furniture whether for the dining room in a residence, flat or hotel is the same. It has different pieces of furniture which is combined to form the set. It follows logical rules. Suites fulfill the following criteria. They are made of the same type of material or the same species of wood, they have the same surface finish and they are based on the same historical period.
A lounge suite consists of either 2 or 3 armchairs, two corner sofas for reclining or two double sofas. A suite also can have 3 armchairs, a double sofa for reclining and a pouffe.
A dining room suite usually has a cabinet, dresser, dining table and chairs as well as side tables. Similarly a kitchen suite has lower and upper cabinets or built in cabinets. It may also have chairs and a table, a bar or buffet as well.
Office furniture consists of filing cabinets, cabinets which have sliding shutters, shelves for files, dividing walls, work tables and chairs.