What Are the Different Types of Traditional Bedroom Furniture?

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Traditional bedroom furniture is typically constructed of wood and may include antique reproduction pieces. Colonial style bedroom furniture is a popular design found in many American homes. Also referred to as Early American furniture, these traditional bedroom sets may include daybeds and chest of drawers. Victorian style bedroom furniture is inspired by Queen Victoria of England who reigned during the 1800s. Traditional bedroom furniture may be used in nurseries and children's rooms, as well as adult bedrooms.

Another style of traditional bedroom furniture includes Baroque bedroom sets, popular in Europe during the 17th century. Many traditional Baroque bedroom furniture sets are inspired by pieces that were popular during the reign of King Louis XIV of France. Baroque style headboards and chests were often crafted with thick wood embellishments.

Rococo style traditional bedroom furniture replicates pieces that were popular during the 1700s. Bedroom furniture in rococo style is inspired by designs that were created in France, and widely distributed throughout Austria, Germany, and England. Pastel-colored fabrics are generally used for rococo style bedroom chairs. Night tables in a rococo bedroom set are often made with a marble top.


Many country farm homes are decorated with traditional bedroom furniture. Bedroom decor found in many homes in the eastern United States include Amish traditional and Shaker furniture. Handcrafted pieces for the bedroom include wood chests and dressers, as well as writing desks. Shaker bedroom furniture sets are typically simplistic in design, yet very durable. Shaker style beds are often made of solid hardwood, typically walnut, maple, or cherry.

Traditional Amish bedroom furniture may be sold by Amish vendors at antique markets, fairs, and auctions. Many Amish beds feature headboards and footboards crafted in solid oak, maple, or walnut. Amish dressing tables and matching mirrors may be crafted of wood. A matching wood chair with a fabric seat is often part of the set.

Various styles of traditional wardrobes and jewelry armoires are often used as bedroom accessories. Some armoires include double doors and mirrors. Although typically made of solid oak or other types of wood, a whitewash finish is also popular. Traditional styles include wardrobe armoires for children, teenagers, and adults.

Computer desks and workstations made in a traditional style are often used for the bedroom as well. Queen Anne writing desks are popular pieces made to coordinate with traditional bedroom furniture. These handcrafted pieces are typically constructed of oak or cherry wood, with a matching desk chair.


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