Classic Mission Style Furniture

If you like your furniture built solid and built to last with no frills or needless embellishment, then mission style furniture is what you’re looking for.  Mission style furniture will help you define your character of decor as a symbol of a historical movement. Mission style furniture is also known as the Arts and Crafts style of furniture that dates back to 1895, when Joseph McHugh termed it to represent the straight line rustic style furniture that he began manufacturing during that time.

Wooden Mission Style Furniture

Wooden Mission Style Furniture

Here is why mission style furniture is so popular and functional and you may want to consider it for your home. Mission style furniture is known for its square and heavy look and orientation toward functionality. A core component of the arts and crafts design concept, mission style furniture is a fantastic choice for furniture that is built solid and long lasting. There are people who swear by the usability and style appeal of mission style furniture.

Living Room Mission Style Furniture

Living Room Mission Style Furniture

The key characteristics of mission style furniture include creation for functionality over style or fashion, and a simple lasting construction out of high quality woods and materials. Being of the arts and crafts era, small details such as the joinery are made in a superior fashion to enhance the longevity and appeal of these pieces.

Home Office L Shaped Mission Style Furniture

Home Office L Shaped Mission Style Furniture

Mission style furniture is available today in many different pieces. It is almost always carved of oak and is traditionally designed to fit the bungalow style home environment. When decorating around mission furniture it is important to carry through the simplicity of design and focus on function if you want an accurate representation of the period. This means keeping walls plain and floors either polished or with very basic carpet options, in the one color.

Dining Room Mission Style Furniture

Dining Room Mission Style Furniture

Using mission style furniture will enhance your personal belongings as the furniture itself will not be overpowering. It will help to enhance and showcase other furniture items in your home. When buying mission furniture, look for authenticity of the piece, quality of workmanship, and reputation of seller/builder. The best quality mission style furniture will be from native American oak with exposed joinery. It will be hand finished, hand rubber and sealed in a soft satin finish. Authentic mission furniture also has upholstery made of natural materials like canvas and leather.