Some of us have the design bug; we absolutely love arranging our spaces.
If we aren't changing our furniture out completely, we're rearranging it every three months.
We swap out the art on our walls every chance we get.
And, if you were to take a knife and try to cut through the walls, you'd have to get through 20 layers of paint because we change our room colors with the seasons.
The employees at the local furniture store know our names and treat us like part of the family because they know when they see us, commissions soar.
Visiting our homes is always an adventure because you never know if the house will be the same as last time.
Of course, other people don't want to be bothered with design.
And there's nothing wrong with that.
The walls are white, and the same art has been on the walls for years, and they're fine with it. Really.
Our design-averse friends may never rearrange furniture, and they still have the original hardwood floors that were there on move-in day.
That furniture store down the road? Not only do the employees not know their name, but people who don't care about design don't even know there's a furniture store down the road.
People who see design as a big fuss, want classic furniture that doesn't have to be replaced.
They want their couch to look good no matter the decade.
And, trendy isn't in their vocabulary.
So, in honor of the 'don't replace what isn't broken' people out there, we've compiled a list of classic furniture pieces that will never go out of style.
These pieces can be bought and passed down from generation to generation.
Table Of Contents
- Chesterfield Sofa
- Windsor Chair
- Trestle Dining Table
- Wingback Chair
- Tulip Table
- Freestanding Tub
- Buy It For Life
The Chesterfield Sofa
Chesterfield sofas are hard to miss.
It's low back, high arm design along with its buttoning, can be spotted from a mile away.
This classic sofa can be found everywhere from stately homes to luxury hotel lobbies and your living room.
The name Chesterfield was coined in the 1800s, but the sofa likely originated 100 years before that.
It's thought to be named after Lord Philip Stanhope, the fourth Earl of Chesterfield, who wanted a piece of furniture that could be sat on without the worry of creasing your suit.
The Windsor Chair
Simple and elegant, the Windsor chair was first used in the Windsor Castle gardens in 18th century England and quickly spread soon after that.
Now you can find them in even the quaintest of homes.
The use of the chair became so widespread that it crossed the Atlantic and became a mainstay in the American colonies, starting in Philadelphia in the late 1700s.
The Trestle Dining Table
Unlike a glass or mid-century dining table, a trestle-style dining table is a timeless classic because of its adaptability.
One of the main reasons it's so timeless is because it's made out of timber.
Timber furniture pieces are connected to the natural world in a very visible way, helping it suit a variety of interior design styles.
The Wingback Chair
Also known as "wing" chairs, Wingback Chairs were initially created for function rather than style.
The original Wingback chairs were made to be positioned next to the fireplace, where the wings would envelop the heat from the fire around you and prevent drafts.
The Tulip Table
When Eero Saarinen set out to eliminate the "slum of legs" found under four-legged chairs and tables, he came up with the Tulip Collection.
Named after it's a likeness to the flower, the Tulip Collection is a hallmark of mid-century modern design.
The Tulip table, in particular, stands out because of its ability to blend with any design style and can be used in any room.
The iconic sculptural curves fit a wide range of table sizes, from coffee and side tables to indoor and outdoor dining tables for the whole family.
The Freestanding Tub
Although it has gained some momentum in recent years, the Freestanding tub is not a new concept.
In fact, it has been around for thousands of years.
The history of a freestanding tub is evidence itself of its timelessness, and a variety of designs, such as tubs with feet, can be used in any design.
Remember though, even though a freestanding tub is beautiful, it's not always very practical.
Buy Classic Furniture For Life
There you have it.
If redecorating your house and replacing furniture sounds as appealing to you as running your nails down a chalkboard, this list is for you.
Everything here can be bought once and left in its place for the rest of your life.
You won't have to worry about keeping up with new trends or any of it looking tacky in a few years.
These furniture pieces have been around for centuries in some cases, and there's no sign that they're going anywhere.
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