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Bakers Racks Buying Guide

What Style of Bakers Rack Should I Select?

Traditional style is characterized by medium to dark finishes and graceful curves. Classic accents like inset panels and leaf motifs are reflections of past eras and trends such as the Victorian era. Traditional bakers racks can include rich detailing such ornate brass finials or elaborate scrollwork.

Modern bakers racks are characterized by polished surfaces and geometric shapes. Features of modern design are angular lines and asymmetrical detailing. The focus of this style is on form and function. Metal and glass are common construction materials.

Contemporary style, like modern, is also known for its clean lines and geometric shapes. However, unlike the modern style, contemporary furnishings are often softened by curved or tempered lines. Contemporary style will mix finishes and materials that create visual interest.

Transitional merges elements of both the traditional and contemporary styles. Lines and forms tend to be simple yet sophisticated. The emphasis is on uncluttered detail. Demonstrated by the use of straight lines contrasted with tapered legs, a transitional bakers rack will blend easily with contemporary or more traditional furnishings to complement your current décor.

Country furnishings are scaled down versions of more traditional furniture pieces like French Provincial, English Country or Colonial. Country style is characterized by milk-painted woods, muted colors, simple lines and a comfortable feel. It can also include whimsical details like hand-painted stencilling, hand-carved insets and soft, graceful curves. Country-styled bakers rack will add a tranquil charm to the room’s atmosphere.

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