Maybe the furniture in your house in good repair but still leaves you disappointed. Why, you ask yourself, doesn’t my indoor environment excite me more? Is it the lighting, do I need to remodel, Should I consider buying a new house altogether? Maybe some different pictures on the walls?
The answer to all this may be that you need to bring in some more modern furniture. It’s amazing how this kind of furniture can transform your indoor environment. It can take drab spaces and turn them into futuristic mind blowers. It can make your house’s landscapes beautiful and sleek. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that modern furniture can be used to great effect.
The Living Room
The living room of a house is often one of the most repeatedly frequented places, so to really turn the looks of your house around, getting some modern living room furniture is a great place to start. You could begin by getting some modern couches. There are a huge variety of options here and a cornucopia of striking designs to choose from. There are couches with tear drop shapes, bean bag style couches, and too many innovative designs to list here. Try to think in terms of what would complement your home in terms of both color and form. You also may want to get an overall theme going that has continuity throughout the house. The modern living room furniture theme can serve as a focal point for the stylistic continuity of the rest of the house.
There are some wonderful bedroom furniture designs available these days. You can turn a bedroom from a fairly utilitarian area for sleeping (and other activities) into a visually stunning hideaway that you will want to spend a lot of time in. Let your imagination run wild. There are cool and polished looking beds with sleek headboards, beds that feature shelving or storage, or that come in unaccustomed shapes like circles or more complicated curvilinear forms. They may also have innovative looking canopies or Murphy bed fold up options. The bedroom is a fairly private area, so it is a great place to really get imaginative. Think about the types of forms you would like to see when spending your private and intimate times and proceed from there. Again, try to think both of complementing the interior space itself and possibly of having a sense of continuity with the other modern furniture in the house.
The Dining Room and Kitchen
The dining room is usually an area where a lot of socializing occurs. The intriguing and up to date furniture that you place in this room will make family and guests feel like dinner is a special occasion. You can get modern glass dining tables with matching chairs, marble tables, tables with modernized Asian or African inspired themes, geometrically interesting tables, and the list goes on and on. There are breathtaking designs that will delight every taste and make meal times a new type of experience.
Though there often is not as much in the kitchen in the way of furniture, don’t overlook kitchen tables and chairs in the furniture based modernization of your house. Even in the kitchen the sense of the new and intriguing will inspire you and make cooking and casual eating an esthetically stimulating experience. Again, the design options are many here.
The Implications of Decorating with Modern Furniture
In these and other areas, modern or even futuristic looking furniture can turn a dull or over habituated domestic environment into a stimulating and glorious living space before your eyes. Beyond simply enhancing the attractiveness of your indoor home areas, modern furniture helps you “think outside the box.” In other words, the surroundings that modern furniture creates encourage a spirit of newness in the way you think and see things.
This is more or less a “Feng Shui” type of principle: the environment in which you spend a lot of time tends to shape your overall perceptual and cognitive patterns. The repeated sight of traditional or drab furniture can lead to a sense of staying with old norms. This is isn’t to say it will always do this, but it certainly can be that way. This is even truer if you find your current furniture not merely outdated or old but unexciting. Just as is the case now, there are old or antique furniture pieces that are innovative and exciting and others that are dull or simply utilitarian. The point is that innovation has always been going on in the furniture world, so why not tap into the trends of the new?
If you’re going for the spirit of newness and innovation you’re probably going to get the most bang for your buck from modern pieces. They are the state of the art in furniture and they say a lot about the people who buy and decorate with them. In addition to making your own domestic experience more of an innovative adventure, they tell others that you are capable of thinking in new and original ways.