In one-point perspective, the location of the piece of furniture in relation to the vanishing point determines how much of that piece is seen by the viewer. The furniture piece will have a flat front and the lines drawn are either horizontal, vertical or from the vanishing point. Here is an example of three chairs drawn in one-point perspective that each are located in a different position to the vanishing point. Notice the following characteristics:
- The center chair does not show either side of the piece. The two legs in the front legs show an inside and front side.
- The chair on the left shows the front and right side of the chair which is the same for the legs. The fabric pattern is drawn vertically on the flat areas. On the seat, guidelines from the vanishing point are used to keep the pattern in perspective.
- The chair on the right shows the front and left side of the chair which is the same for the legs, just the opposite of the chair on the left. Again, the fabric pattern follows the lines of the chair with vertical lines on the flat areas. On the seat, guidelines from the vanishing point are used to keep the pattern in perspective.