Last updated on February 19th, 2018 at 01:54 pm
Smart and sleek describes today’s contemporary furniture styles. As evidenced by the name, it is continually updated to reflect the styles of the times and consumers today are looking for lightweight, sleek designs that are easily portable and extremely space efficient. Today’s contemporary consumer loves customizing their surroundings to create a relaxed and warm ambiance while reflecting their personality.
Mixing colors, shapes and textures has become an important aspect of the contemporary style. Although steel and aluminum are still used in many contemporary designs, woods are becoming a strong key element as well. In keeping with the warm and cozy environment, dark chocolate and espresso hues are being incorporated into many dining, entertainment and accent pieces, while cordial tones of walnut warm up the bedroom and accent pieces with pure flowing lines.
Many people are mixing microfiber fabric chairs and accent pieces in with their leather groups. Smaller scale pieces reign in the newly down-sized environments of the baby boomers, with a key focus on functionality as well. It seems that durability, function and easy maintenance are all strong desires of the current contemporary customer.
Consumers are surrounding themselves with furniture that makes them happy and also shows their strong sense of personal style. Items such as art, throws, rugs, ottomans and vintage pieces have become the accents of choice in today’s contemporary market. Eclecticism and contrasting styles remain the major themes within contemporary designs today.
It is possible to introduce contemporary style into any part of your home. Go with a simple but sleek track arm sofa versus a large roll arm. You can still dress the sofa in brown hues but accent with today’s trend colors of orange, purple and blue. Add a glass top cocktail table to open your living space a bit. Include a colorful rug under the table to bring life to the space.
If you don’t wish to incorporate a contemporary style throughout your entire home, have fun experimenting with a smaller area within your home. A little spot of contemporary can go a long way!