Furniture Stand: Know your furniture before you buy

Contemporary Furniture

A popular way to decorate your home is with contemporary furniture furniture. This style is streamlined with clean lines using mostly solid colours and simple patterns. Contemporary furnishings give a light and open feel to all rooms of the home.

The contemporary furniture style began in the 1920s and is often viewed as an art form. It uses interesting shapes and designs that you may not normally see in home furniture. Angles and curves are used in imaginative ways that are at once aesthetically pleasing and functional. Traditional and non-traditional materials are used ranging from wood to metal to plastic.

Many decorative items would also fall under the heading of contemporary furniture. Rugs, lighting, wall art and sculptures all use the contemporary style.