Do you know that the modern home furnishings that you find in recent guide to buying furniture is a relatively late development? At least in terms of thousands of years of human history, most people have only been using furniture for a few hundred years. And those who did were usually royalty, nobleman, or upper class folks.
As late as the high Middle-Ages, and even the Renaissance, beds were the only furnishings that a common person would ever get close to; and even those were little more than animal hides or sacks stuffed with leaves. In fact, on those rare occasions when nobleman and peasants mixed … which was like, almost never … the lowly peasants or serfs were forced to sit on the floor, while upper class individuals were able to sit back and relax in the hottest English furniture styles Continue reading “The Essential Guide to Buying Furniture”