Contemporary Furniture Set Ideas
Simple design and subtle style characterize this type of furniture
By Sabah Karimi
Contemporary furniture sets can help you create a stylish and sophisticated living space. Also referred to as modern furniture sets, this furniture style is commonly used to decorate the urban loft, condo or modern home, and may include a combination of European and designer pieces. You can choose from several different types of contemporary furniture sets for your bedroom, dining room and other living spaces.
Contemporary furniture is designed with clean, simple lines and stylish, fashionable colors and silhouettes. Colors can range from bold to neutral and styles encompass several eras and themes including the Art Deco style, retro style of the '70s and the modern-day urban style.
Contemporary furniture sets for the bedroom include furnishings such as Zen or Japanese-style platform beds, modular chairs and shelving units, as well as gloss-finished nightstands and dressers. Contemporary furniture sets for the living room can include furnishings such as sectional sofas, bubble chairs, ball chairs, wire chairs, fiberglass rockers and leather loungers, European coffee tables, leather ottomans and glass coffee tables. Contemporary furniture sets for the dining room may include plush swivel chairs, aluminum bar chairs or stools, modular chairs and stools, Asian-inspired buffet tables, hardwood dining tables, and round bistro tables.
Colors and themes
When selecting a color or theme for your contemporary furniture set, you will need to stick with single color designs and bold hues to create a fashionable, modern look. Some of the most common colors and themes for contemporary furniture include: black and red, bright orange and yellow, bold green and black, and black and white. Some furniture sets in this style are designed with an Asian or Middle Eastern theme, while others exhibit traditional European lines and color combinations.
Some of the most common materials and fabrics to look for when selecting modern furniture sets include exotic or imported leathers, synthetic plastics, lacquers mixed with metal, chrome, powder-coated metal, upholstered plush seating, glass and light woods.
Contemporary furniture sets can be accented with accessories such as oversized pillows, engraved mirrors, modern clocks, wall art, Shoji screens, and stainless steel or metal lamps. Some vendors sell complete furniture sets with accessories to furnish an entire room, while others sell furniture pieces individually. You may also consider ordering custom-made furniture in the contemporary style if you are looking to furnish a smaller-than-average space or need a specialty item for a particular room.
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Sabah Karimi is a regular contributor to DexKnows.
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