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3 Things to Consider When Shopping for Contemporary Furniture

Born around the 1950s, contemporary furniture has evolved tremendously and is taking living rooms and offices by storm. Defined as the modern man’s work of art, contemporary furniture contains neutral elements with the form, color and even texture of the final pieces coming directly from the raw materials used to make the pieces. Cutting edge technique is merged with minimalistic design to come up with pieces that are not only visually satisfying but exceptionally accomplish their roles whether in the living room, bedroom, dining room or in the office. If you are looking to buy contemporary furniture, then here are 3 things that you have to consider before making the purchase:

1. Ergonomics Beat Beauty Always

What’s the point of buying a very beautiful high-backed sitting room sofa that is not comfortable when watching television? As much as it is pleasing to the eye, it is not serving its primary task as efficiently as it should. Before settling on a contemporary piece, consider its ergonomics and comfort before looking at other aspects.

2. Complement Your Current Way of Living

When shopping for furniture, you want pieces that complement your current lifestyle. From looking for colors that will easily blend in with the walls to designs that complement the other existing furniture in the room, you need pieces that won’t stand out too much. Interior designers always advise against buying pieces that will take all the attention and recommend that you get pieces which give rise to an all-round look. No single piece or set of furniture should be overly dominant in a room.

3. Size and proportion

The other thing to consider when purchasing contemporary furniture is the size and how proportional it will be to the room and the other pieces around it. Many people feel that very large pieces will make spaces feel cramped and overcrowded but from interior designers’ perspective, small pieces make the room feel smaller especially when they are many. Get the scale and proportion right for a better looking room!

Contemporary furniture continues to add a modern flare to homes and offices when used the right way. Use these three tips while you are shopping Copenhagen Living’s catalogue of contemporary designs to find the furniture that is just right for any room.