There are plenty of reasons to love Copeland Furniture. You could be a fan of its rich and storied history. For nearly 50 years at this point, Copeland has been producing some of the world’s finest, highest quality furniture from native hardwood stock right here in America. In fact, Copeland is not just homegrown; it is the definition of honest-to-goodness, down to earth heritage. They started out making cider press for small scale domestic and agricultural usage, in keeping with Vermont’s rich agrarian culture. From there, they scaled up their operations to produce hardwood furniture for nearly every room in the home.
Speaking of that, you could love Copeland modern furniture for its simple, effective design aesthetic. People have tried for years to neatly categorize Copeland’s designs, and Copeland has successfully bucked those attempts. Their furniture has been called Scandinavian, Shaker, Arts and Crafts, and minimalistic, and while it betrays elements of each of these influences, it does not fit neatly into any category. What it does do is elevate the native beauty of natural hardwood to an art form.
Whether you love Copeland for its history, for its design, for its quality craftsmanship or for its versatility makes no difference. Their designs have no shortage of claims to greatness; so, how do you work their designs into your home?
Focus on the Lines
As Copeland furniture is not embellished by artifice, it makes great use of very simplified designs. This means that to merge these looks with your home, you should look for areas in your home where the simplified look of Copeland designs will mesh rest with the remaining portion of the setting.
Unless you are specifically looking to make a bohemian or iconoclastic appeal, you should shy away from decorating areas of your home with a combination of rich, rococo carvings and molding and then “Scandinavian” influenced furniture. There will basically be a clash of designs. Instead, look for rooms in your home where the overarching themes are streamlined and place an emphasis on innate beauty or minimalism. Copeland designs will shine in these settings.
Pay Attention to Natural Tones
Since Copeland makes the most of natural beauty, it can be very easy to find other pieces of home decor and furniture to make a match for it. You won’t find Copeland’s designs unnaturally ornamented or graven; instead, they choose to capitalize on the rich luster of native wood. Much like anything in life, the beauty is in the details, and with a little love and attention, you can find just as much complex beauty in the movement and fluid of hardwood grain as you can find in a fine painting. When it comes to making Copeland a match for your home, look for accents to add to the room that will match with the natural earth tones of the furniture. Add these in the form of matching trim for portraiture or as the dominant color theme of the setting and you will be surprised how well it will mesh with the furniture you pick out.
Look for Complementary Pieces in Your Home Decor
A great way to bring Copeland designs into your home is to look for complementary pieces to match with the style, whether in terms of color or character of design. If you go with a Copeland dining table and chairs to your dining room, then you might want to go with a modern industrial buffet set or cupboard to add to the same room or to the kitchen to give a sense of continuity or compatibility. If you add one of their dressers, armoires, or bedroom sets to your room, you might want to go with a plain wood nightstand or a hutch as a complement. In this situation, compatibility is key, and luckily, with the simple and unembellished designs that you will find in most Copeland wood furniture, finding compatibility can be surprisingly easy.
There you have three great ways to work some Copeland furniture into your home. They’re not foolproof, but they can certainly give you a groundwork to follow, and in no time you’ll be executing the design for your home that you’ve always envisioned.
If you’re looking for a little help in design, you can always reach out to our team. For years we have been producing hardwood furniture by hand as well as selling designs from select partners, and Copeland is one. We know a thing or two about how to work a design into your home, and we’d be happy to help. Just give us a call at 330-657-2095, let us know what you’re looking for and we’d be glad to offer our two cents.
Better yet, come see our showroom so you can actually get familiar with some prospective pieces of furniture for your home. We might be slightly off the beaten path in Peninsula, Ohio, but as Melville once wisely observed, true places are not down in any map. Contact us or book an appointment; we’d be glad to take over from there.