The ability of a fabric to take in moisture. Absorbency is a very important property, which affects many other characteristics such as skin comfort, static build-up, shrinkage, stain removal, water repellency, and wrinkle recovery.
A decorative motif, originally Greek, built upon the form of the acanthus plant. Extremely common in classic designs, and found in the capital (top) of the Corinthian column.
A stylistic accent created to resemble an acorn; often used in furniture as finials on chair posts and bedposts.
A portion of a room that is recessed. Originating in the form of bed alcoves in bedrooms in Pompeii, and commonly found in northern Europe through the Middle Ages and later. Alcoves can also be used for daybeds, bookcases and cabinets, dining rooms/ breakfast nooks, benches/ conversation areas, and desks/ study areas.
American Made Furniture (also known as Made in the USA)
Furniture made in the United States. Traditionally, the central North Carolina region of the US served as the primary manufacturing center in the country. With evolving international trade and comparative economic advantages, a considerable amount of furniture production has moved to other areas of the world, including China and portions of South America. Some large firms have retained manufacturing in the US, however, and American furniture manufacturing remains an important part of the overall economy.
A traditional term used to describe a bed that has a canopy, but without any front support.
The hair of the Angora goat.
A component of furniture that serves as a rail or skirt, often used under a dining room table.
A large and very popular piece of furniture found in many American homes, usually used as a television or entertainment center, a cupboard, or a wardrobe, with doors and shelves to storing DVDs, clothes, and other items. Often used in the bedroom, dining room, or living room, and can conveniently hide its contents (television, etc.) by closing large doors normally found on these furniture pieces. Directly Home Furniture.com offers a wide variety of armoires in a number of styles and finishes.
Asian Hardwood (also known as Rubberwood or Rubber Wood)
A wood derived from trees indigenous to Asia (China, Vietnam, etc.); very similar to American Oak.
In bedding, a "baffled" construction has fabric walls sewn between the top and bottom of a comforter cover, which both prevents the down from shifting and allows the down to fully loft.
An inlay that provides a color/grain that contrasts with the surface it decorates.
Bar Stool (vs. Counter Stool)
A stool that stands 30" high; standard stool found in traditional bars (vs. counter stools, which stand 24-26" high).
Cotton, wool, or synthetic fiber used for stuffing furniture and mattresses and for lining comforters.
A piece of material laid on top of the box spring on a bed and used to decorate the base of the bed and hide the space underneath the bed; available in most bedding sets on Directly Home Furniture.com
A finishing element of glass usually made by taking clear glass and creating a one-inch bevel on one side around the entire periphery; bevels create interesting color diffraction and add ornamentation to furniture and doors incorporating glass.
Bistro Table (also known as Bistro Sets)
A small, tall, and often round table that typically provides room for two people; takes its name from European Bistros, where these tables have been found for more than 100 years.
A term applied to a yarn of a fabric that is made up of more than one fiber. In blended yarns, two or more different types of staple fibers are twisted or spun together to form the yarn. An example of a typical blended yarn or fabric is polyester/cotton.
A chest, book case, or china cabinet containing 3 sections, with the middle section being deeper (or higher) than the outer sections.
A design feature indicating an outward swelling; commonly found in chests, bureaus, armoires, and dressers.
Often found in tall case goods (case furniture), and indicated when the broken-arched pediment covers the entire top of the piece from front to back.
A rigid box, usually constructed of wood and covered with fabric, that forms the foundation for the mattress; placed beneath the mattress; necessary for most beds, with the exception of platform beds and some children's beds.
See Blockfront above
Buffet (also known as Serving Table or Sideboard)
Typically found in the dining room; a cupboard that is often used as a serving platform for food and is sometimes used as the lower portion of a china cabinet; see also: Sideboard.
A style of foot on furniture consisting of a flattened ball with a thin ankle above
A knot found in wood that creates circular (swirl) patters when finished or used in a veneer
A process for finishing fabrics in which such special effects as high luster, glazing, embossing, and moire are produced.
Used to cover chair backs and seats, a material of split rattan; can be used in outdoor furniture.
A popular type of bed consisting of four posts and a surrounding high rail, allowing a fabric canopy to be draped from the posts; a romantic styling dating to the central European castles and palaces of the 17th century.
Casegood (also known as Case Good or Case Goods)
Industry term used to define any furniture not associated with upholstery and fabric, commonly used to refer to components of a furniture collection other than the central pieces in a room (e.g. bed, sofa, chairs).
A style of furniture more informal than a traditionally styled pieces, including simple details, textured elements of upholstery, and minimalist horizontal lines; furniture is large in scale and selected for comfort and utility with less emphasis on intricate details.
A material derived from the cell walls of certain plants. Cellulose is used in the production of many vegetable fibers, as well as being the major raw material component used in the production of the manufactured fibers of acetate, rayon, and triacetate.
A plain-woven fabric that can be made from cotton, silk, or manufactured fibers, but is most commonly cotton. It incorporates a colored warp (often blue) and white filling yarns. Pronounced "sham-bray"
A type of light fixture that hangs from the ceiling, term originating from the French word meaning 'candlestick'; frequently very elegant fixtures with crystal and other ornamentation; recent trends include smaller versions of the chandelier, called the 'Chandellette' (or 'Chandelette') or 'Mini-Chandelier'.
Chiffonier (also known as Chest of Drawers)
A furniture piece usually found in the bedroom consisting of a tall narrow chest of drawers; sometimes also be referred to as a semanier.
Furniture made in China; much furniture that is sold today in the US and European markets is made in China; refinements and industry best-practices implemented through the 1980s and 1990s have driven considerable manufacturing and quality improvements in furniture made in China; today, well-made Chinese furniture is indistinguishable from most American-made furniture.
A highly polished, almost reflective, metal finish; often found on bar stools.
The base of a leg on a piece of furniture that imitates a talon (an animal's paw) grasping a ball; often found on wood beds, chests, buffest, and dressers.
A turned foot on the bottom of a leg of a piece of furniture, resembling a club.
Colorways (also known as Color Ways)
Refers to the variety of colors and color patterns in which a commercial design is available.
Comforter (or Comforter Set)
The top layer of bedding, usually consisting of two layers of fabric, filled with either down or fiber filling.
See 'LTL Shipping'
A unicellular, natural fiber that grows in the seedpod of the cotton plant. Fibers are typically .5 inches to 2 inches long. The longest staple fibers, longer than 1.5 inches, including the Pima and Egyptian varieties, product the highest quality cotton fabrics.
Counter Height Dining (also known as Counter-height Dining)
A recent trend in dining tables and sets in the United States; table top stands at counter height (24-26" high) and utilizes counter stools (see above) as seating; found to be a more comfortable seating option/ arrangement by many consumers.
Counter Stool (vs. Bar Stool)
A stool that stands 24-26" high; often used with kitchen counters/ islands and in counter height dining (vs. bar stools, which stand 30" high).
Curbside Delivery (also known as Curb Side Delivery)
Product delivery to the street curb in front of a person's home, office, etc.; often the least expensive form of delivery for large furniture items.
A patterned fabric, a reversible fabric, usually of cotton, linen, or silk, with a pattern woven into it; often used in upholstered furniture, window treatments, and bedding.
A very popular and unique form of bed that can also be used as seating, similar to a sofa/couch, when not being used for sleeping; a highly adaptive piece of furniture popular in guest rooms, children's rooms, and in space constrained homes such as urban apartments, condos, and townhomes/townhouses; Directly Home Furniture.com offers a broad selection of Daybeds in many styles.
Dentil Moulding (also known as Dentil Molding)
A stylistic element of furniture consisting of blocks and spaces, resembling teeth; usually appears at the top of furniture and is common in traditional or classically-style pieces.
Lighting that sits on top of a desk and specifically designed to illuminate the work area; a common traditional form is the banker's lamp.
A finishing of leather demonstrating cracks and marks, and intended to convey a sense of character and age; often found on leather sofas and chairs, and sometimes on headboards and ottomans.
A decorative weave, usually geometric, that is woven into the fabric structure.
Dove Tails (also known as Dove Tail Finishing)
A traditional tongue-and-groove style of securing two piece of wood, typically at a corner or right angle to each other; creates a smooth, finely hand-crafted look/finish for corners in dressers, nightstands, armoires, chests, and other furniture with drawers and lids; many products offered on Directly Home Furniture.com are finished with Dove Tails (look for product zoom shots on product detail pages).
Natural feathers used to fill cushions of pillows, bedding, and upholstery; the material traps air to provide extremely soft comfort; also a very warm insulator often used in bedding (particularly comforters).
A duvet is similar to a comforter and/or a quilt in that a duvet is also composed of two layers of fabric with an insulation substance between. However, the difference between a duvet and a comforter and/or quilt is that the duvet is to be placed inside a duvet cover. A comforter and/or quilt can be used as independent bed covers
A giant pillowcase-like covering that fits over a duvet. It is open on one end, typically closed by buttons, ties, Velcro, or a zipper.
Cotton grown exclusively in Egypt and the longest fiber staple in the world. This means less linting, more durability, more luster and a softer feel, frequently used to make sheets and other bedding materials due to its softness and high quality.
A moveable fireplace, generally consisting of a wood, metal, or composite mantel and an electric element used to simulate flames; often includes a heat generating element, and run from standard US electrical outlets.
A technique used to decorate furniture through the imitation of wood carvings; involves compressing wood around a decorative, raised area during the manufacturing process.
A generic term referring to a furniture piece that houses entertainment items such as a television, stereo, DVD player, etc.
Often used in traditional furniture, this term refers to a metal or wood shield placed around a keyhole in furniture construction.
European Sham (also known as Euro Sham, Eurosham, European Pillow Sham)
A large pillow case used as an accent in bedding sets; usually contains additional fabric surrounding the standard pillow case and commonly included as a part of bedding/ comforter sets; many Bedding Sets at Directly Home Furniture.com contain European Shams.
Feather -filled sacks made to fit under or on top of the fitted sheet
The basic entity, either natural or manufactured, which is twisted into yarns, and then used in the production of a fabric.
Sometimes known as Particleboard, a board made of compressed wood fibers and glue and often utilized as an inexpensive substitute for a solid wood edge; found in inexpensive furniture sold at many mass merchants and 'big box' retailers; the high quality furniture offered at Directly Home Furniture.com contains very little or no fiberboard in its construction.
Fill (in bedding)
The material used to stuff items such as comforters or pillows. Natural down and man-made synthetics are examples of fill materials.
Fill Power (in bedding)
A measure of how many cubic inches one ounce of down will loft and expand to fill an empty space. Fill power usually ranges from 500 to 800 cubic inches, with 625 or greater considered excellent. A higher fill power means that the down will loft more, insulate better and provide greater warmth and comfort.
A finishing process in wood furniture manufacturing - wood pores are filled with a substance that causes the surface to be smoother and flatter when complete.
Frequently found in classically or traditionally-styled furniture, a carved or turned piece which is found at the upper end of a post; often seen in four poster beds and in bed headboards and footboards.
Has pockets at each of the four corners and an elastic band around the sheet.
Flat Packed (also known as Flat-packed)
An industry term referring to furniture that is shipped unassembled and packed into a flat container (usually reinforced cardboard boxes); also used to describe a category of furniture made by companies such as Sauder and O'Sullivan.
Hemmed on four sides usually with a larger hem or cuff at the top of the sheet
A traditional ornamentation consisting of a series of semi-circular grooves that terminate just above (below) the end of a post or leg.
The portion of a bed that forms the end of the bed, near where the sleeper places his/her feet; often constructed of wood or metal and rising above the level of the mattress, but generally at the same height or of lower height than the headboard; beds do not need a footboard if they utilize a metal bed frame.
A bed which contains four high posts, one at each corner of the bed; considered a highly romantic form of traditional bed.
Frame (also known as Bed Frame or Bedframe)
The underlying structure supporting the mattress and box spring; Directly Home Furniture.com sells the finest and strongest Bed Frames on the market.
Decorative trim on furniture consisting of pierced or interlaced components.
An industry term referring to the furniture trade show that occurs twice per year (currently April and October) in High Point, North Carolina; consisting of more than eleven million square feet of space used by furniture manufacturers to showcase their products to furniture buyers from around the world; operated by an organization called the International Home Furnishings Market (www.ihfc.com); a number of secondary furniture markets exist in other geographic areas (e.g. San Francisco); a furniture market intended to compete with the High Point market started in Las Vegas in 2005 (called World Market Center), and currently supports several million square feet of showroom space for furniture. Directly Home Furniture.com staff visits each of these markets several times per year in order to find the best quality home furnishings and accessories for our customers.
A highly adaptable furniture piece which can serves as a sofa, and converts into a full-size bed for sleeping; became extremely popular in the United States in the 1980s, and continues to be a very popular furniture piece due, in large part, to its functional flexibility.
A rail, often made of brass, found at the top of a dining room server or buffet table; normally found in traditional or rustic styled furniture pieces.
Gathering Table (also known as Gathering Tables)
A counter-height dining table paired with four to eight counter stools; gathering tables have recently become popular in the United States reflecting the trend towards more casual furniture.
Used frequently in traditional furniture; a thin layer of gold coating (or a substance resembling gold).
A plan woven cotton and/or synthetic fabric. Most common patterns include checks, stripes or plaids. Available in a variety of colors and pastels against a white or ecru background.
A part of the wood furniture finishing process, a color development step during which the piece is blended to highlighted to show the grain characteristics of the wood.
A technique used to create a marred or distressed surface, which lends an aged look to furniture.
A part of the finishing process in which decorative painting is applied by hand to a furniture piece; also refers to a style of furniture that has recently become popular, particularly in country, rustic, and Southwestern styled interiors.
Furniture constructed mostly or entirely of solid hardwoods, such as Oak, Maple, or Asian Hardwood.
The complete head section of a bed, forming the top portion of the bed nearest to the head of the sleeper; also defined as the boards within the head framework; generally equal to or greater in height than the footboard; can be used without a footboard and only a bed frame; a great variety of Headboards are offered by Directly Home Furniture.com.
High Point (also known as High Point, North Carolina)
The location of the largest furniture industry show in the United States, with over 11 million square feet of showroom space used by furniture manufacturers to display and market their products to furniture buyers from retail and other trade groups; consumers often travel to this area to purchase furniture at a discount to traditional retail prices without realizing the cost savings already available to them through the Internet (retail prices available on Directly Home Furniture.com, for example, are much lower than those available in North Carolina, even at discount outlets); High Point evolved as the traditional center of US furniture manufacturing; with much furniture manufacturing having moved to other countries such as China, High Point has evolved into a center for furniture showrooms and distribution centers.
A technique in the furniture finishing process in which the colored finish materials in a pattern are removed in order to enhance the wood's natural grain patterns.
A chest or cabinet with doors, usually on legs, often found in the dining room.
A design formed flush into wood furniture through the contrast of grains, colors, and textures of wood, metal, ivory, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, and other materials.
A furniture style from England, dating from the early 1600's; generally with a medieval appearance and dark finish, and varies in finish from very simple or covered with carvings.
A weave structure that creates a variety of patterns, such as damasks, florals, and geometric. Jacquard weaves have a varying drape ability and durability depending on which fibers are used.
A small armoire specifically designed to hold jewelry, and usually placed in the bedroom.
Knock-down (also known as KD) Furniture
A furniture industry term referring to furniture that is shipped in multiple pieces and assembled at the point of use (either the consumers' home, office, store, or warehouse).
A cellulose-based, clear material applied as top coats in furniture; provides protection to the furniture piece and often shine.
Multiple layers used in furniture construction to create strength and durability; usually used in wood panels in three, five, or more layers, laid alternately across the wood grains.
A style of cutout work in furniture that involves carved crisscross patterns; often found in chair backs.
A fabric made from linen fibers obtained from inside the woody stem of the flax plant. Linen fibers are much stronger and more lustrous than cotton. Linen fabrics are very cool and absorbent, but wrinkle very easily, unless blended with manufactured fibers. Linen is one of the oldest textile fibers.
A term used to describe a tall chest of drawers used to store lingerie; most frequently found in the bedroom.
A spring mechanism used in daybeds in place of a box spring, provides support for the mattress; provides enough height below the mattress to allow a trundle unit or storage drawers to fit underneath.
Loft (in bedding)
Measured by fill power and is the ability of down to fill an empty space.
Cotton fibers are typically .5 inches to 2 inches long. The longest staple fibers, longer than 1.5 inches, including the Pima and Egyptian varieties product the highest quality cotton fabrics.
A small sofa, normally seating two, and usually found in a living room; ideal for smaller apartments and living and family rooms with limited space.
LTL Shipping (also known as Common Carrier shipping)
'Less-Than-Truckload' shipping; a freight industry term used to describe a shipping method in which an individual order does not fill an entire truck, but forms part of a full truckload of items being shipped by multiple customers.
MDF (Medium Density Fibre, Medium Density Fiberboard, or MDFB)
A wood product used in furniture construction, usually beneath veneers; formed by breaking down wood into fibres and mixing with wax and resin, and creating panels through the application of pressure and high temperatures; a more dense and sturdy construction than particleboard, which is often used in more inexpensive furniture.
Chemical finish for cotton. This finish imparts luster to the cotton, increases its strength by nearly 25% and improves dye affinity, producing brighter shades than unmercerized cotton. It also enhances fabric hand and drape ability.
A type of wool that originates from purebred Merino sheep.
Used in bedding, a natural fiber made of 100% beechwood cellulose.
Microfiber Fabrics (also know as Microfibre)
Microfiber specifically refers to any synthetic fiber that weighs less than one denier per filament. To illustrate this nearly microscopic scale, consider that a filament of this fiber more than five miles long weighs less than one gram. Such filaments are much, much finer than a human hair. Because of the size of this fiber, many can be woven closely together to create a very tight, dense fabric. This density allows for more resistance to wear and staining. Because synthetic fibers are typically not as porous as natural fibers, further resistance to damage from dirt and spills is an added characteristic.
A furniture industry term used to refer to flexible storage solutions that are changeable/adjustable by the end user to create multiple customized configurations; example products include storage cubes, shelving, and bookcases used to store CDs, DVDs, video tapes, cassettes, books, records, clothes, personal items such as perfumes and jewelry, and many other small items requiring organization; can be used in any room of the house.
Neckroll Pillow (also known as Neck Roll Pillow)
A small, oblong accent pillow commonly found in bedding/ comforter sets.
Nesting Table (also known as Nesting tables)
A set of small occasional tables of decreasing size that 'nest' into one another, so that they can be used as a single table or several separate tables; often found in sets of two or three.
A small table placed beside a bed and usually used to for a small lamp, books, or a clock; frequently one nightstand is placed on either side of a bed if the bed is a full, queen, king, or cal king size.
Produced without the use of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants or pesticides.
Over The Threshold Delivery (also known as First Dry Area Delivery)
A transportation industry term referring to a type of delivery service in which the delivered items are brought 'over the threshold' of the building to which they are delivered, usually a residence or office, into the first dry area of the building (foyer, lobby, first room beyond the building entrance, garage, or porch); a less expensive and common form of delivery for furniture items.
A decorative piece of wood that acts as a trim on a flat surface.
A design found in fabrics, often in multiple colors; in furniture, patterns are commonly found in upholstered items such as sofas and chairs.
Often found on case goods, an ornamental, usually triangular crown used as a decorative finishing element.
Smooth fabric, a smooth-textured closely woven cotton or polyester fabric used for bedsheets and clothing. It sometimes has a glazed finish.
A generic term for extra long staple cotton.
A crisp medium-weight fabric, either knit or woven, with raised dobby designs. Pronounced "pikay".
A weave structure that has horizontal and vertical threads woven in a simple over under pattern with no variations such as twists or knots.
A low profile bed originating from European-influenced design, normally does not require a box spring below the mattress and usually does not include a footboard, thus forming a 'platform' for the mattress; now an extremely popular form of bed in the United States.
A manufactured fiber. It is second only to cotton in worldwide use. Polyester has high strength, excellent resiliency, and high abrasion resistance. Low absorbency allows the fiber to dry quickly.
A cushion material used in upholstered furniture pieces; composed of a synthetic material; available in degrees of softness and density.
An outdoor light that sits atop a post; usually free standing.
Proof Of Delivery Form (also known as POD Form)
A form utilized by shipping companies at the point of delivery, signed by the recipient, evidencing that goods were delivered to the final destination.
Created by placing a layer of cotton or some other fill between two layers of fabric. Held in place by stitching or sealing in a regular, consistent, all-over pattern.
The lateral components of a bed that run between the headboard and footboard and form the supporting components for the box spring and mattress.
A manufactured fiber composed of regenerated cellulose, derived from wood pulp, cotton linters, or other vegetable matter.
Ready-to-Assemble (also known as RTA or Ready to Assemble) Furniture
Furniture that is shipped in a disassembled format, often 'flat packed' into boxes, and assembled once it arrives at its point of use; advantages include ease of shipping and lower pricing.
A chair, usually upholstered or leather, that includes a built-in mechanism allowing the chair to fall back into an almost horizontal position, often with a number of stops in-between; usually includes an extended footrest that retracts into the body of the chair; traditionally operated with a handle or lever located on the side of the chair, sometimes operated electrically with a corded or remote control for the user; swivel chairs and sofas/loveseats with reclining components are also available.
Normally found on a post or leg on a piece of furniture, and characterized by a series of decorative semi-circular grooves.
Rubber Wood (also known as Rubberwood)
A high quality hardwood indigenous to Asian countries, similar to American Oak.
Sateen Weave (in bedding)
A weave structure having single vertical threads woven over four to eight horizontal threads and under one horizontal thread. This weaving method gives the fabric a smooth finish and shows off shiny threads.
Satin Weave (in bedding)
A basic weave, characterized by long floats of yarn on the face of the fabric. The yarns are interlaced in such a manner that there is no definite, visible pattern of interlacing and, in this manner; a smooth and somewhat shiny surface effect is achieved.
Sectional (also known as Sectional Sofa)
A sofa (couch) made up of several modular components, often allowing the user to arrange the components in different ways.
A decorative component of furniture comprised of dual curves and used in drawer and door fronts; traditionally found in various French furniture styles.
Sham (also known as Pillow Sham or Standard Sham)
The fabric used to form an encasement to a pillow, traditionally known as a pillow case (pillowcase); shams are included in most of the Bedding Sets offered at Directly Home Furniture.com.
The process used to cut off surface fibers on fabrics.
A free-standing screen based on Oriental/Asian design; often used as a room divider.
Sideboard (also known as Buffet or Serving Table)
Normally used in the dining room, a furniture piece used to hold food ready to be served; characteristically with a large flat surface on top to maximize serving area, and often with drawers for storing flatware and other serving implements.
Fabric applied along the bottom edge of upholstered pieces of furniture, which hides the legs.
Slat System (as used in beds and daybeds)
Horizontal supports used in beds and daybeds that attach to or lay on the Rails (see above), and provide support for the box spring and mattress; an alternative support system used in place of metal bed frame in some beds and daybeds.
An upholstered or leather furniture piece, usually seating two to four people, and found in the living room; composed of springs, fill, and covering fabric or leather.
A design found in the base of a leg of a furniture piece characterized by a tapered design; traditionally found in Hepplewhite styled furniture.
The portion of a chair back that provides vertical center support to the user; the center support panel.
The application of colored dye to wood furniture; used in the furniture finishing step to provide a deeper, richer look.
Supports found under chairs and tables; attached to the legs to provide strength to the furniture piece.
A smaller lighting fixture that is used on top of a table, typically 10" to 3' in height.
A traditional and often large fabric wall hanging that typically contains needle point and depicts scenes with many figures.
A typical uncut pile weave fabric. This fabric is formed by using tow sets of warp yarns. One set of warp yarns is under very little tension; when the filling yarns are packed into place, these loose yards are pushed backward along with the filling yarns, and loops are formed.
A pile weave cotton fabric with an uncut pile on one side and a cut pile on the reverse side. Terry velour is valued for its soft, luxurious hand.
A traditional US manufacturing center located in central North Carolina and home to Thomasville Furniture, one of the country's largest furniture manufacturers; many offerings at Directly Home Furniture.com are manufactured, designed, and warehoused in or near Thomasville.
Thread Count (in sheets/bedding)
Measured by counting the number of threads per inch in the woven fabric in both directions of the weave (these directions are referred to as warp and weft). Generally, the higher the thread count, the silkier and lighter the sheets.
A tightly woven, very durable fabric, usually made of cotton, and used for recovering mattresses, box springs and pillows. Ticking may be of launderable fabric, and is usually removable. Down filled pillows require closely woven ticking fabric and calendered finish to prevent the fine down fibers from coming through the top or bottom layers.
Upholstered furniture which has the fabric pulled directly over the springs, with layer of padding in between, and padding over the springs.
This is an industry term that refers to all textiles used to cover the mattress - from the sheets to the pillows and comforter/duvet.
Tri Pillow Pack (bedding)
A pillow combination consisting of three decorative pillows.
The most common type of rayon.
An application of wood molding up to the middle or lower half of a wall; sometimes also found on ceilings and furniture.
Any type of clock that's made specifically for hanging on a wall.
Any type of mirror that's designed to be hung on a wall.
Wall Sculpture (also called Wall Art)
A decorative wall hanging made from materials such as metal, wood, and synthetic materials.
Large free-standing or wall hung units which can have drawers, shelves, cabinets, desks, entertainment centers or other features.
A decorative material which is used to cover and decorate the interior walls of homes, offices and other buildings. Wallpaper is usually sold in rolls and is put onto a wall using wallpaper paste.
A tall upright cabinet with a door or doors. Designed for storing clothing.
In woven fabric, the yarns that run lengthwise and are interwoven with the fill (weft) yarns.
A skirt on an upholstered piece of furniture that falls from the top of the base below the cushion line to the floor without interruption.
Interwoven strips of material attached to a frame; used for support in upholstery pieces in place of traditional spring systems.
In woven fabric, the filling yarns that run perpendicular to the warp yarns.
A tall, narrow, relatively plain type of chest named after the Duke of Wellington.
Welting (or Piping)
A cord wrapped in fabric, which is used to trim upholstery seams and places where the fabric meets with exposed wood.
A very dark, almost black, wood finish; sometimes referred to as espresso finish.
An informal term referring to a mobile stand or cart with open shelves.
A form of deluxe in-home furniture delivery typically including bringing furniture to the room of the customer's choice, light assembly of furniture, and removal and disposal of packaging materials (boxes, etc.). Many of the larger furniture collections offered at Directly Home Furniture.com include white glove delivery (see individual product pages for white glove delivery availability on specific products).
Furniture containing components woven from materials such as willow, reed, and rattan.
A popular wood chair style featuring spindle backs shaped as combs, fans, and hoops; originated in the early 1700's and named for Windsor Castle.
Wine Rack (also Wine Storage)
A furniture or accent piece used for storing bottles of wine; vary in size from a small racks for use on countertops to large furniture pieces similar to bookcases and incorporating multiple functions..
Wing Chair (also Wing-Back Chair)
An upholstered high back chair; frequently used in the living room or dining room; includes rolled arms and wing shaped protrusions that extend over the arms at the head level.
Usually associated with fiber or fabric made from the fleece of sheep or lamb. However, the term "wool" can also apply to all animal hair fibers, including the hair of the Cashmere or Angora goat or the specialty hair fibers of the camel, alpaca, llama, or vicuna.