During ancient times, bedding was the only “furniture” that people possessed, and that consisted of little more than piles of straw, leaves, and animal hides. Although folks spent little time lounging about, when they did rest or take their meals, they did so sitting on the floor.
By Medieval times, little had changed for anyone but the nobility, as chairs and other furnishings were the sole province of the upper class. As such, on those rare occasions when classes mixed, the lower classes were forced to sit on the floor, while noblemen enjoyed the luxury of sitting in chairs.
Fortunately, there are no longer limits on who has access to the best furniture designs, or the many types of furniture styles available at the leading furniture stores. Actually, when it comes to selecting the perfe