Why we’re buying more traditional furniture

We all know that furniture is expensive.

But what if you could buy more of it for less?

A new series of articles aims to show you that, if you just have a few basic ideas, you can transform traditional furniture into something more elegant, more versatile and, in some cases, even more affordable.

From a modernist, contemporary or antique design to a rustic and minimalist look, these articles explore the basics of how to transform traditional items into something much more contemporary, functional and beautiful.

The first part of the series examines the idea of a simple flat-pack furniture.

The second part is about the ideas of modernism, and how they are often associated with decorating.

This article is part of Al Jazeera’s Furniture Design and Design Trends series.