Design Basics – Furniture Function And Style

It is thought that at one time, man roamed the earth struggling for survival in a world full of obstacles & dangers that threatened his very existence. Some believe life was lived on a day to day basis. Food was gathered. Shelter was found. But as man adapted & evolved to better suite his surroundings, he found that life could be less burdensome with a few tweaks and changes. Necessity spawned ingenuity. Tools were created that made catching food a bit less exhausting, transporting water a bit more effective and yes, communing in the cave a bit more enjoyable.

I cannot speak to the veracity of such claims, but I do enjoy the pictures they paint. The fundamental explanations of why the spaces in which we live and the furnishings with which we choose to populate them, must always have a “function” that supersedes all design stylings or manufacturing methods I find comforting if not always agreeable.

Though we still live in an age where the functionality of our furniture is imperative to our daily lives, we now find ourselves at a point in history where our furnishings (and even our surroundings in general) help define who we are. Not just our social status or upbringing as it may have done a few centuries ago, but our furniture now sets us apart from our colleagues, our friends & even our family. It shares, with all who enter our dwelling, the most intimate details of our life. What our interests are…where we may place certain priorities…even who we desire ourselves to be.

Furniture in our homes not only help to define certain characteristics that we posses, but it also creates a level of comfort that can only be found in our most secluded of spaces…those places we consider a retreat from the world (you remember, that world full of obstacles & dangers that threaten our very existence). It is in these spaces we find rest from a weary day. We find the quiet solace of a plush cushion behind our heads or an oak surface under our feet.

What makes a piece of furniture great? Sometimes the best answers are more questions…

First, what do you need your piece of furniture to accomplish for you (in the hunter/gatherer sense of the phrase)? What will it hold or store? Where will it go?

Next, what stylisticaly defines you & your interests? What do you perceive as “Quality in Design”? How do you want to be perceived by those who enter your home?

Finally, what brings you comfort, peace & pleasure? Is there a scent or sight that may help to ease the pressures of the day? Or maybe a texture or surface that defines (for you) rest and reassurance?

Furniture is so much more than utility. It becomes who we are as individuals. It helps define us & comfort us. It brings us the rest we need after a long day of gathering. A well designed piece of furniture should fit you like a glove. There should be no questions as to whether it belongs in your home. The only question should be…Can I afford it?

7 Renowned Furniture Store Logo Designs – Because Furniture Makes Homes

Furniture may only be an item but it completes the house and makes it a home. That is why people pay special attention to the type and quality of the furnishings they buy.

Below mentioned are a few renowned furniture store logo designs that have become household symbols of trust and quality through their branding strategies.

1. Rooms To Go:
This brand mark consists of a softly edged rectangle with the company name written in it. The entire letter ‘O’s in the name are filled with different colors and the background of the rectangular is dark blue which makes this image difficult to overlook. A factor that sets this design apart from the rest is the small arrow that points towards right which represents the forward direction of the corporation.

2. Ashley Furniture HomeStores:
Their business name is encased in a house like shape that consists of the business name in three different types of fonts. The prominent colors in the emblem are blue, orange and yellow which make this image eye catching.

3. Pier 1 Imports:
This is one of the simplest designs of all. It contains the business name in straight, dark blue colored fonts which adds a classic and ageless touch to the emblem. It is the uncomplicated crafting of the image that makes it so stylish and distinct. The clever choice of dark blue color shows that customers can easily trust this brand.

4. American Signature:
Even though the business name says ‘signature’, the emblem does not contain a signature. Instead, it consists of simple and straight fonts that are accompanied with a small image of a sofa.

5. Pottery Barn:
This business name makes you think of thrift stores and bargain avenues but their brand mark presents an entirely new image of the company. It makes the company look high class and chic. The classic combination of black fonts over a white background adds an ageless impact over the design.

6. IKEA:
The blue and yellow colors of the emblem along with the thick blue fonts encased in an oval shape is one of the most famous images in the furniture world. The straight and thick fonts of this general store logo have remained consistent throughout the years which have made this a symbol for trust, comfort and reliability.

7. American Furniture Warehouse:
Their company name consists of the country’s name which has set the entire theme of the emblem. It consists of the business name in stripes and stars set in the national red, blue and white colors. The small yellow star in the center adds an imaginative touch to the design and makes it magical.

In conclusion, before crafting an image for your furniture store, decide on the overall theme; whether you want to make it patriotic, contemporary or loud. Then start the designing process accordingly.

Oak Furniture – A Durable and Affordable Choice For Home Furniture

Most of us change the style of our home from time to time, but if you choose to keep furniture for years and generations to come, you may consider searching for the right oak furniture that fits the style of your home. It is also possible to get access to a more durable option and at the same time get it for an affordable price.

Now, if you opt to purchase furniture as a form of investment for a long period of time, then this is one of the best options you may look into when it comes to furniture. Oak wood shows very much authenticity when it comes to styling the house with an ambiance that is closer to nature, and this is what people loves more about oak.

Furniture made form oak brings light to the whole room. It is more of an art piece rather than a craft. You can place this type of wooden furniture almost anywhere in the house. This is because oak furniture ranges from bedroom frames, dining and breakfast sets, wardrobes, computer desks, chairs, and even lamp tables. These furniture can either fit the corners of the room or may serve as the centerpiece that you and the people around the house will surely love.

Surely you want the home where you live in to be a place that you can admire and feel more comfortable as you come home from work. If this is the case, then it will be a best choice for you to purchase oak furniture for your home rather than go for other types of furniture that is not such a perfect match to the surroundings of your home.

Aside from style and various furniture designs, oak wood is definitely known for its durability, and this is the reason why more and more people opt to get this wooden furniture rather than spend their money on those which they have to replace from time to time. Oak wood is known to withstand wear and tear. The wood doesn’t even decay that easily and it is resistant to any kind of stains and even in the change of weather. So if you opt for a cheaper cost on maintenance, this is definitely an excellent choice in furniture.