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How to Choose Modern Furniture

Press release   •   Jun 09, 2011 06:31 EDT

Furniture is more than just something a person sits on. Instead, it can create a welcoming and stylish home that people want to enter and will always remember. A home or office is an important piece of a person’s life. Investing in the right modern furniture ensures that the space seems up to date, current, and modern. This is why it is important to be smart about which chairs, tables, couches, and other items are bought. Every item in a room will affect its appearance and atmosphere. This is why people need to think about their interests, the furniture already in the room, and the desired effect. The following are some tips for how to go about selecting modern furniture for one’s house, apartment, or office.

Think About the Room

The shape and size of the room as well as its color and general appearance will affect which furniture is selected. This means mapping out its exact dimensions, thinking about the color of the walls and available lighting, and understanding how to fill the space. A room should be perfectly full of furniture. Too many pieces can make the space seem cluttered and too few can make the space seem sparse or empty. Modern furniture should add to the overall look and tone of a room. There should be a focal point that the eye is drawn to first and then other items to accent or complement this centerpiece. For example, if there is a brightly colored modern couch in the room, then other items should be more muted so as not to draw attention away from this piece.

Shape & Color

The joy of modern furniture is that it takes risk. These pieces experiment with shape and color. One can find sleek metal pieces that are minimal in design or one could find brightly colored pieces that experiment with patterns and shape. This means assessing one’s own interests, preferences, and tastes. Some folks will want a neutral and sleek room whereas others will want an art deco kind of space that has bright reds accented with white and black. Anything is possible when it comes to modern furniture. That’s the joy of such pieces.

Bob Michael is a freelance journalist who writes about contemporary design, with a focus on modern furniture, modern housewares, kitchenware, bed & bath products, and lifestyle products.For more information about contemporary furniture visit