5 Reasons Why Contemporary Furniture is the BUSINESS

You’ll know, if you follow regularly that I’m a little bit partial to contemporary styles. I love contemporary furniture of all kinds, and whilst I don’t always want the full contemporary look, this is is essentially the basis for the way I decorate my own home. Coupled with a love of Scandi and a bit of colour, I use contemporary home interiors to create my own home and so I wanted to share some of the reasons why I love it so much. And why I think you should give it a go.

Don’t get confused between modern and contemporary of course, they’re quite different. Modern often referring to the Modernism movement which began in the late 1800s, and then contemporary which really refers to anything of the moment, and as such is always changing.

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Contemporary Living Rooms:

There’s nothing as sleek and beautiful as a contemporary styled living room, particularly when the focal point is a stunning contemporary sofa. 

I recently took a trip to Italy for our summer holiday staying in a gorgeously styled AirBnB apartment and the wonderful Italian leather sofa was divine. In soft beige tones, taking up the full corner of the room and with adjustable head and arm rests I was completely at home. Now my own particular love of cushions means I’d always want to soften the edges a little but if you love a pure contemporary look, then this is definitely the way to go.

Contemporary Dining:

Well not dining exactly, but storage that works well for any dining space. Again, simple designs with some symmetry of spacing is a true reflection of a contemporary piece, and probably why they appeal to me so much. I’m a sucker for anything symmetrical. I particularly love this image, which demonstrates how contemporary pieces don’t have to fit into a white, neutral space, and work well with the current trend of dark or botanical walls.

Contemporary Dressing Tables:

Start the day by sitting at an elegant yet practical dressing table, perfect in the corner of any bedroom. I know many think that contemporary designs have to be styled together but I’m a big believer in mixing up styles and periods to create the home that you love. Why not mix your contemporary dressing table with a vintage chair, repainted to coordinate with your scheme?


Contemporary Mirrors:

Oh how I love a stylish mirror, particularly one with angles. Whilst this isn’t overly ornate, it has a prettiness to it’s design that is sometimes missing from a contemporary piece. Mirrors are a fabulous way to make a small room feel bigger as we all know, and this huge mirror would make an incredible focal point in a room, as well as offering a practical element to the look and feel too.

Contemporary Lighting:

I’m currently decorating my dining room, so on the lookout for a pendant light that helps create the look I want and doesn’t detract from other pieces in the room. Contemporary lighting is often smooth, angular or textured (sometimes all 3) and fits well in a contemporary design. Having said that I’ve used lighting just like this in a more industrial setting, as well as mixed it up with colour, softer lines and plenty of accessories. My recent living makeover shows just this I think.

So are you convinced that you could update your home with some beautiful contemporary furniture and designs?

I’d love to know your thoughts, so drop me a comment below.

Jen x

Images: All Images courtesy of Denelli Italia

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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1 Comment

  1. Sienna
    September 13, 2017 / 11:44 am

    I’m in love with contemporary styled mirrors at the moment in my own home and I couldn’t agree more with your points on the matter, mirrors with a simple but angled frame are stunning. I have recently just purchased one to feature as a focal point in my living room, it really helps spread light throughout whilst making my, some what small room, feel a whole lot roomier! Can’t wait to see how your dining room turns out Jen, I already know it will look stunning!

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