Glossary of Interior Design Terms
A newel post stablizes the vertical and horizontal pieces on a stair railing.
A twin bed is the smallest bed made for adults.
Read about a console table, a narrow decorative table.
A coffee table is a convenient piece of furniture for a living room, family room, or den.
Polyurethane is a material used to seal and protect painted and stained surfaces. Learn more here.
Update the look of your home with decorative and custom casings at the windows and doors.
Learn about a stairway banister.
Pieces of furniture made of burl wood are beautiful, always unique, and often expensive.
Placed above a chandelier or ceiling fan, a ceiling medallion becomes a crown to the room.
Crown moulding is a decorative piece installed at the corner where a wall meets the ceiling.
House Beautiful Furniture Glossary
Use this glossary for basic information on terms used to describe furniture.
A fireplace topped by a mantel provides display space and beautiful top.
MDF- Medium Density Fiber Board
MDF is the common name for Medium Density Fiberboard, an economical alternative to wood products.
Look up any term about wallpapering you need to know.