5 Essential Furnishings for Your Arts & Crafts Home

By Kara Harris · February 19, 2015

5 Essential Furnishings for Your Arts & Crafts Home

Must-Have Arts & Crafts Home Furniture

The Arts & Crafts Movement began in the late 1800s and involved everyday home furniture and decorative items. A reaction to mass-produced furniture, the Arts & Crafts Movement stands for high-quality craftsmanship and functional design.

Arts & Crafts furniture is a testament to the movement’s focus on beauty and utility. We chose to highlight five must-have items for your home that represent the ideals of the Arts & Crafts Movement.

1. Arts & Crafts Dining Set 

Shown above: Eastwood Arts and Crafts Dining Set

The chair backs and sideboard of the Edinburgh Collection are constructed with rectangular cutouts while the table includes period-correct breadboard ends. Craft yours in Cherry for the pictured look or view our wood species and stain combinations, here.

2. Arts & Crafts Bookcase

Shown above: Santa Clara Bookcase

The Santa Clara Bookcase with its four spacious shelves is constructed with solid wood mortise and tenon joinery. Order yours in Quartersawn White Oak for the featured grain characteristics.

3. Arts & Crafts Living Room Set

Shown above: Coronado Living Room Set

The Coronado Living Room Collection features a variety of Arts & Crafts pieces with flared legs and ebony inlay. The one-inch bevel tops are ideal for your console table or entertainment center. 

4. Arts & Crafts Bed


Shown above: Villa Slat Bed

The Villa Slat Bed boasts splayed legs and slat headboard. Pictured in Cherry with our Burnished Honey stain, this Arts & Crafts bed would look exquisite in Quartersawn White Oak with Sassafras finish.

5. Arts & Crafts Sideboard

Shown above: Nuestra Mission Sideboard

The Nuestra Mission Sideboard is crafted in Quartersawn White Oak with Mission hardware and arch detailing. Complete your Bungalow's Arts & Crafts dining area with this craftsman sideboard. 

In the words of William Morris, the father of the Arts & Crafts Movement, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."