Contemporary Furniture

Before we can dive into the intricacies of blending styles and modernizing your home, let’s talk about the difference between contemporary and traditional furniture. Traditional furniture typically incorporates elements from a variety of centuries and is likely to include designs with ornate furnishings, elaborate carvings, and an emphasis on motif. In general, traditional designs create a warm and inviting atmosphere with a touch of luxury. Traditional furniture is always in style and is one of the most popular interior styles in the United States.

If traditional furniture is ornate and luxurious, contemporary furniture is almost the exact opposite. Contemporary design is generally marked by clean lines and simplistic details. Contemporary furniture pieces have few embellishments and many of the arms and legs are simple, either squared or rounded. Contemporary by definition refers to what is popular now so it’s safe to say that many homeowners strive to find a balance between their existing traditional style and a newer contemporary style.

So what’s the trick to adding contemporary furniture to your traditional home? It starts with the contemporary coffee table. Crosley Furniture makes a few that we love. The coffee table ties the room together so make sure you start there. After that, get creative. Start to intermix contemporary furniture into your already traditional home by purchasing accent pieces. Crosley Furniture offers some very interesting bookcases, bar cabinets, console tables, desks, and even outdoor furniture that will do the trick. Our best advice is to use pictures to get an idea of what will look nice in your home.

You can take a picture of a piece of furniture and hold it up to the area you might want that piece of furniture to be. This will give you an idea of how that piece fits before you purchase it. As you start to incorporate contemporary furniture into your traditional home, make sure that the room stays predominantly traditional, and true to you, by incorporating contemporary furniture as accents around the home.

Another trick to liven your home is to add splashes of colors with your accent pieces. Outdoor furniture can be an easy place to add a splash of color. These Crosley Griffith Metal Chairs will do the trick. We love the idea of adding a splash of color into the home because it truly brightens up your home. When using outdoor furniture, you can add bright pastels that may not fit into the home. If you live near a lot of green, try adding blues, oranges, purples, yellows, greens, and whites to add color. If you live in the city, you may have a lot of grey in view from your backyard. In this case, add pinks, greens, reds, blues, or oranges. In general, these colors go well together and adding furniture to your outdoor area in these colors is an easy way to liven the space up.
By adding contemporary accents and splashes of color, your home stays both fresh and timeless. This may sound like an oxymoron but it’s absolutely possible when you blend two great styles together. When done right, you will be rewarded with a home that feels warm and inviting and new and fun all at the same time.