The United States has long had a large domestic furniture industry to serve the needs of the many furniture stores in its cities. But most of these products have been of a more traditional, or “country” style that’s based on old English and French furniture of centuries past.
Europe, on the other hand, has been interested in modern furniture design for almost a century. Scandinavian and Italian designers have been producing sleek, fascinating concepts since the mid 50’s and this style has caught on like wildfire in Europe. Until very recently, this trend hadn’t hit America but it has begun to pick up steam. Today’s American wants a more contemporary style of living, and therefore have begun to seek out new types of sofas, coffee tables, lighting and everything else that they decorate his home with. Contemporary living room furniture tends to have a lot of leather sectional sofas, and why not? A leather sofa is really the feeling of true luxury, and you might as well get some ottomans to go with it.
But they’re not stopping with the living room. Modern contemporary furniture has infiltrated every room in the house. The office was an obvious starting point, so, with using Bauhaus as an inspiration, modern furniture designers have come up with desks, tables and other office furniture with clean lines and a sharp look. In fact, the office might be where you find the most contemporary furniture products in America-how many offices still have country style office chairs? Not many, thanks to European design.
In today’s American modern contemporary furniture store, you’ll find amazing products for the dining room, bedroom, and even accessories like area rugs, wall units, storage and more. The bed room is of particular interest, since it’s long been saddled with heavy, dark furniture that’s really quite pedestrian for today’s living standards. What you can get today, even in an online furniture shop, are modern bedroom products like beds, nightstands, dressers.
But if you’re redoing your house and looking to upgrade, don’t forget the dining room. Get yourself a new dining table, maybe a bar set with stools, dining chairs, some mirrors-the sky’s the limit! And why stop on the inside of the house, when there’s plenty you can do for your patio. There’s a lot of modern outdoor furniture these days to choose from.
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