If you like clean, crisp edges, bold colors, and furniture constructed from a mix of various materials, you are probably a fan of modern furniture. And the truth is, you are not alone. It is a good thing that there are so many modern furniture stores available for you to choose from. Ikea and Scan are just the tip of the iceberg.
What makes modern furniture so fabulously different from all the other types of furnishings is its clutter-free simplicity. Its minimal approach to decor is a breath of fresh air from traditional stuffiness. Modern furniture tends to make use of color and shape in hopes of transforming a plain, uninteresting room into a reflection of personal self. It uses different shapes, such as octagons, triangles, and swirling circles, where as traditional furniture is likely to simply use rectangles and squares.
Unlike the soft, pastel colors of French Country furniture, modern furniture uses loud colors, such as red, blue, yellow, and green. The designs created for the modern pieces are unique, and the furniture tends to look like artwork in itself. In fact, many designers of modern furniture utilize famous artwork from the likes of Monet and Van Gogh in their pieces to create a sort of “classic-modern” fusion. You can see this type of artwork for yourself in stores like HomeGoods, Scan, or many smaller furniture boutiques.
As far as art for your walls goes, the modern approach of today is to use bright colors and distinctive shapes created digitally on computer. Place a silver or black frame around the artwork and call it modern!
And, instead of using only wood for its designs, modern furniture will use all sorts of materials. For a dining room set, it may combine painted metal and glass. For a office room, it the furniture may be made from aluminum and even acrylic. Many chairs are made in wacky colors with strange shaping so that they are built in the most ergonomic way.
Modern furniture is a fun and funky way to make your home stand out from the rest. It’s a great way to mix the unusual with elegance.