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Choosing The Best Contemporary Furniture For Your Home

Updated on January 12, 2014

Contemporary Furniture

If you're looking into choosing some contemporary furniture for your home or looking to design your home in a contemporary style, there's several great ways to make it happen. We all want our home to look great and this starts with furniture and accessories. Colors and designs of your home can effect your mood or the way you feel. Have you ever walked into a stunning room and were left at awe? Recall how you felt, if you're into interior design, it probably made you feel better. Although we won't go into this with this article, your interior colors, style, and furniture can influence your mood.

Now, there's several different stages to interior design and choosing the right contemporary furniture. Of course, the current style of your home matters. Your interior home may be painted in maroon, gold, blue, beige, green, brown, tan, or some other type of color. If you don't want to get furniture in that same color, you can always choose white contemporary furniture. White will look great with any type of style or color in your home.

Choosing White Contemporary Furniture

Choosing white contemporary furniture is a common choice for many men and women because the color white goes with anything. If you choose to go with white, you'll need to figure out what type of contemporary white furniture you want. Do I go with a white sectional sofa, white couch, or a white chair? This all depends on the type of room you're decorating. Are you designing your living room, bedroom, or another room? Ultimately, you can choose contemporary furniture in any manner that you want, but you probably don't want a big sectional in your bedroom, right?

The color white can represent many different elements, even in design. White is a symbol of purity, innocence, and faith. I'd suggest choosing white contemporary furniture for the living room, possibly an office room. Another benefit of white is the fact that it reflects light. Now, if you're looking into a way to brighten up your home, white furniture is the way to go. You may wish to get a beautiful white sectional or a white leather couch. You may even consider white leathered chairs for the dining room.

White contemporary furniture and white modern furniture does have drawbacks. For one, we all know how hard it is to keep white clean, this goes for anything. If you have young kids in the house, you probably want to go with brown, tan, dark, or gray furniture. These colors are much better fit for young children. You do lose the benefit of having furniture that's able to go with anything though. Another drawback for furniture that's white is cleaning. You should always keep this in mind when you're shopping for white contemporary furniture.

Black Contemporary Furniture

Black contemporary furniture is another popular choice when it comes to decorating your home. Black is another versatile color that can nearly go well with anything. Leather furniture is always popular, it doesn't matter if it's a leather couch or leather loveseat. Black can be chosen for bedroom furniture, living room furniture, dining room furniture, office furniture, or even outdoor furniture. You don't want to place white furniture outside, you're better off going with black or another dark color.

If you want to consider having black contemporary furniture, remember, black can go with any current style in your home. Blue, green, pink, red, orange, purple, yellow, or silver all go well with black furniture. Black is a great for those of you that have kids. Black hides most dirt good, great for those who will have an active room in the house. Black is also a great bedroom color since it blocks out light. Black contemporary furniture has more benefits then any other colored furniture.

There's a lot of different options and furniture pieces that can be used. You may consider an Ottoman, black leather Modern sofa, black loveseat, or a black modern bed. Since most of us have to work our furniture in with the current style of our home anyway, black furniture is always a great way to go.

Brown Contemporary Furniture

Brown contemporary furniture is another popular choice for interior designing. Unlike black and white furniture, brown comes in more shades, such as tan and beige. You may wish to consider getting a sectional sofa with a light brown color or a leather loveseat in dark brown. With so many different shades of brown, you'll be able to match your new contemporary furniture with many different styles.

Brown is a popular choice for bedroom furniture. Most homes are designed with brown bed furniture, brown dressers, brown shelves, and so on. Brown is also a favorite for dining room furniture. Since brown furniture is so versatile, it can be placed anywhere in the home.

Modern bedroom sets are a common choice for bedroom furniture. If you're looking for dining room furniture, you may wish to consider a beautiful Baxton Studio Katelyn dining room set or a Baxton Studio Sharon dining room set. Both are popular choices for contemporary furniture.

Gray Contemporary Furniture

Gray contemporary furniture is not as popular as the other colors, but gray furniture can make any room stylish with the right furniture pieces. Gray contemporary furniture can also come in different shades, light to dark. Light gray contemporary furniture can be placed in a similar category as white. Light gray furniture is tough to keep clean and it's a color that yu may consider holding out on if you have children. Dark gray furniture can hide dirt and stains better, so those with children may want to go this route.

Now, gray is a tougher color to mix and match with, especially dark gray. Dark gray contemporary or modern furniture looks better with blue, purple, white, and red. Green, black, and light yellow doesn't work well with dark gray. Light gray wouldn't make a great pair with white cause of the light tones, so it would be paired with the same colors as dark gray. If your paint or theme isn't in these color tones, you may wish to go with another color.

Your carpet should also effect your choice when choosing living room furniture, bedroom furniture, or furniture in general. I like keeping gray furniture in the living room, I personally prefer a dark color in bedroom furniture, but you may think otherwise. We just want to give you some tips and ideas for choosing the most common colors in furniture.

Before You Buy Contemporary Furniture

Before you buy contemporary furniture, there's a few things you should consider. If you're buying bedroom furniture, living room furniture, or contemporary furniture in general, your complimentary furniture and accessories will matter. You should consider what type of furniture you're getting and the color of that furniture. How will it match with your carpet? How will it match with your sectional sofa or bed set? What about your wall art, style or current theme? If you're looking for style and fashion, this should always be considered.

Another thing you should always do before you buy furniture is take accurate measurements. The last thing that you want to do is buy a beautiful sectional couch and it not fit. It can happen. You want to make sure you know exact measurements on any furniture you buy. I hope this article has helped you and that you feel more comfortable when trying to buy contemporary furniture and furniture in general.

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    • Stevennix2001 profile image

      Steven Escareno 

      5 years ago

      Nice hub. I don't think im going to be buying any furniture any time soon, but if i do, then ill certainly keep this hub in mind though. thanks for the tip.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      5 years ago from Wales

      So glad I came across this one; seem to have lost touch somewhere. A great hub and voted up for sure.

      Here's wishing you a great weekend.


    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 

      5 years ago

      It's been a while since we've visited one another Lyric. So this Hub was a Pleasant surprise to read. I LOVE the photos...I personally like to decorate with neutral colors and mixtures of that we've moved to Florida land, and live near water, my ways of decorating are Casual. Enjoyable read.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Choosing The Best Contemporary Furniture For Your Home has beautiful photos and I prefer other colors though gray looks a good color

    • Genna East profile image

      Genna East 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Very interesting and helpful. I prefer brown contemporary or a soft creme color. The white and black colors are too extreme for me. Actually, I mix styles as long as the mix is interesting and do not "argue" with each other.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very interesting hub and a different one from your earlier hubs! I love the colour white for furnishings, but the colour of natural wooden colour for furnitures.

      Thanks for sharing this interesting hub!

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      I'd choose white, because I like the look of clean. Light gray is also interesting. You give great advice on choosing furniture. Thank you and voting up!

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      Very different hub for you but as usual you pull it off.. I think the Black contemporary furniture... is what I find more appealing ..happy holidays to you and your family Frank

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Lyric,

      Interesting and useful hub here. I am more of a classic updated traditional type or eclectic furniture type or if living by the sea, coastal. But I do love some contemporary styles.

      Up and more and sharing

      Merry Christmas to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I just dropped by to wish you a very Merry Christmas.


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