Furniture has been known to be the third most expensive item anyone will buy, after purchasing a house and a car. That seems crazy! Retail furniture stores can be found in basically every city, and have multiple choices. People have been furnishing their homes over the centuries with many types of furniture. Bedroom furniture is among some of the most expensive that you will purchase for your home.
So how far back can we date furniture? It might be hard to pinpoint. In Skara Brae, a Neolithic Village near Orkney, was found to have a unique range of stone furniture. This furniture dated all the way back form 3100-2500 BC. The people in Skara Brae would build their furniture from stone because there was constantly a wood shortage in Orkney. Can you imagine having stone furniture today? Talk about an uncomfortable living situation. The Egyptians were also known to adorn their living spaces with high bedsteads which had steps, decorated bolsters, pillows and curtains which would surround the entire bed. Talk about fancy! Some of these beds can be found today, a little less fancy, but still with draperies. You could easily find a bedroom furniture store with a bed set like you could have found in Egypt. If not, you can find some of the best furniture online. Noblemen in the Middle Ages, that were in the highest rank, were known for sitting in chairs in their manors while everyone else was only to sit on benches and stools. Ever heard of Otto von Bismarck? He is known for popularizing the office chair! He was able to distribute them through the Parliament while he was in office. There are some nice furniture stores that you could visit to find an office chair like that of Otto. If you are looking for maybe a cheaper deal, you could always find some of the best furniture online! That’s how many people are able to find what they want because they browse so quickly.
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