5 Furniture Styles That Can Define Who You Are

Egowall members can decorate their living space(s) using any of the nearly 1000 pieces of digital furniture available in five different styles:

  • Colonial
  • Contemporary
  • Retro
  • Science Fiction
  • Kid

Let’s take a closer look at each type of furniture you’ll find in the game. Each summary below includes sample images of the relevant furniture style in Egowall.

Some content in this post is adapted from external resources. The links labeled “History” point to the websites where the information was obtained.

Traditional Love Seat - White

Traditional Love Seat – White

Oval Marble Top Coffee Table

Oval Marble Top Coffee Table

Colonial (55 available pieces)

History: Colonial was the most notable traditional furniture style from 1900 to 1960.

It includes two sub-styles – Early American and 18th Century Colonial.

The 18th Century Colonial style was more formal and included higher grade furnishings and materials.

Fabrics included tapestries, velveteens, and linen. It leaned toward English styles.

By contrast, the Early American style is more casual and rustic.

It was considered to be much more comfortable, and so was used in summer cottages and cabins as well as smaller primary homes.

The Traditional Love Seat and Oval Marble Top Coffee Table seen above – along with all our Colonial furniture items – are available in the Colonial section of our Furniture shop.

Contemporary Table

Contemporary Table

Contemporary (655 available pieces).

History: Contemporary (aka modern) furniture refers to designs produced from the late 19th century through the present that is influenced by modernism.

Post-World War II ideals of cutting excess, commodification, and practicality of materials in design heavily influenced the aesthetic of the furniture.

Modern Sectional Sofa - Red/White

Modern Sectional Sofa – Red/White

It was a tremendous departure from all furniture design that had gone before it.

Dark or gilded carved wood and richly patterned fabrics from the the decorative arts period gave way to the glittering simplicity and geometry of polished metal.

This shift to minimalist principles of design are usually attributed to the introduction of new technology, changes in philosophy, and the influences of the principles of architecture.

The Contemporary Table and Modern Sectional Sofa seen above – along with all our Contemporary furniture items – are available in the Contemporary section of our Furniture shop.

Retro Console Cabinet

Retro Console Cabinet

Retro (78 available pieces)

History: Per Wikipedia, retro style is consciously derivative or imitative of trends, music, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the past.

The term “retro” has been in use since the 1960s to describe new artifacts that self-consciously refer to particular modes, motifs, techniques, and materials of the past.

Upholstered Sofa - Blue

Upholstered Sofa – Blue

When designers, manufacturers and customers speak about retro furniture, they are referring to a style of furniture that looks back with nostalgia and pays homage to styles that were once popular.

Retro furniture was popular in the decades of 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Recently, the industry has added the 1980s to the list.

Retro style can be whimsical, it can allude to pop-culture and even be tacky or kitschy.

The retro style furniture you’ll find in Egowall is all of the above.

The Retro Console Cabinet and Upholstered Sofa seen above – along with all our Retro furniture items – are available in the Retro section of our Furniture shop.

Leather Chair with Orange Accent

Leather Chair with Orange Accent

SciFi (60 available pieces)

Though science fiction literary works have been published since the 16th century, there is no specific science fiction furniture style.

Despite that, a lot of creative designers have come up with scifi-inspired pieces of furniture to meet the thematic desires of genre fans.

Metal Storage Case

Metal Storage Case

Think about the various science fiction works you’ve seen on television or in the movies.

In them, furniture seems to fall into two categories – clean and futuristic (or at least what the designers at the time THOUGHT would appear futuristic) or dirty and industrial.

The science fiction themed furniture you’ll discover in Egowall falls neatly into those camps, with a dash of color here and there.

Our scifi furniture offerings allow hardcore zealots to share their love of the genre and make whatever living space they are placed in a futuristic showcase.

The Leather Chair and Metal Storage Case seen above – along with all our science fiction furniture items – are available in the SciFi section of our Furniture shop.

Doll House

Doll House

Kid (60 available pieces)

Jungle Hut Bed

Jungle Hut Bed

We recognize that it’s not only adults who want to share their passions and get to know people who have common interests.

So not only does Egowall welcome children (ages 13+) as members, we also provide kid-themed furniture for them to use in decorating their living spaces.

Our child-themed furniture covers the following genres:

  • Jungle (33 pieces)
  • Princess (18 pieces)
  • Sport (9 pieces)

The sample assets you see at right (click to see a larger view) illustrate how beautiful and creative all of these assets are.

They become even more impressive and functional – when you – or your child use them within the game to document important events and accomplishments.

The Doll House and Jungle Hut Bed seen above – along with all our Kid furniture items – are available in the Kids section of our Furniture shop.

So there you have it – an overview of the five major furniture styles available for decorating your rooms in our game.

There are hundreds of individual furniture pieces available for you to use in creating your story and sharing with those you know – and those that you will soon get to know.

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