If you’re currently planning to decorate your home, you will have considered many styles, and we're sure you will have heard of the term 'contemporary furniture'. After all, contemporary furniture is defined as modern furniture which was made after the 19th century. That doesn’t really narrow it down. Did you know that the ground-breaking theories and ideas from modern art were translated into furniture? It’s what modern day furniture is inspired by. However, there are a few truths about contemporary furniture here that may well shock you. Read on to find out more...

Modern and Contemporary furniture: not the same thing.

Many people think that modern and contemporary furniture are the same, that the terms can be interchanged. However, this is incorrect. Modern furniture has simple lines, often minimal. Modern furniture refers to a period in time, the modernist movement, or modernism. Modernism is a philosophical movement that, along with cultural trends and changes, arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Contemporary furniture can also be pieces that give a nod to eras gone before. However, there is one key point to remember about contemporary furniture...it is new, of its time, but it can easily draw inspiration from different time periods. Contemporary by definition means "existing, occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the same time." Many people argue that contemporary furniture often has an improved comfort factor than modern furniture as technology has improved to allow us to make furniture differently. 

A lot of different styles

Contemporary furniture is a nod to different eras. If you loved the 1990s, 50s, or another period in history, you’re bound to be able to find a piece of furniture that reflects the style of that era. There is contemporary furniture that looks modern, and furniture that wouldn’t look out of place in a manor house.

Combining different styles in your home

If you think you need to purchase entire furniture sets for your home to look great, you don’t. You can mix your styles with contemporary furniture with ease. To avoid your home feeling disjointed, you might like to combine colour schemes or seek out another element to unify them. You can combine different styles of chairs around your dining table, and even your sofa and armchair in your living room could be different styles. You can mix patterns, colours, and more. This idea can show your personality beyond buying sets of furniture and Case furniture works well together when styles are mixed within your home. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to this style of furniture, so don’t be afraid to let your personal style shine through.