One of the most common misconceptions about the phrase “Modern furniture” is that it’s literally referring to the style of the moment. When we use the term within the context of interior design, it actually refers to a specific time and style. This style reached its height in the early to mid 20th century, which is why it also goes by the name “Mid-Century Modern”. (Contemporary sofas are also very similar.) What distinguishes this style is it’s minimalism – it’s sleek, sophisticated, and chic. Your eye may not be drawn to any one detail in particular but rather the cohesiveness of the whole. Contrast this to Baroque or Italian Classic styles that feature ornamentation and embellishment – here there there is an appreciation of simplicity, subtlety, and understated luxury. Many sofas in this style come in luxurious fabrics such as leather – for a richness in materials and thoughtfulness to form.
Some people who typically prefer more detailed pieces may want to look into a Mid Century modern sofa because it doesn’t compete with the rest of the composition of a room. It can blend in seamlessly so that the attention goes to other areas. In a room that already has a lot of character or a dominant style this is a balanced addition. Another benefit is that it’s clean structure was specifically designed to open up the space of a room. If a room in your home is feeling a little crowded, you’re trying to downsize on the amount of furniture, or are moving into a new home where you want to maximize the feeling of open space – this is the perfect choice. It will add function and grace without losing any of the elegance that a more traditionally ornamental piece can provide.
Even though Modern interior design doesn’t specifically refer to this exact moment in time, the style is very popular at the moment. Investing in this design will keep a room looking chic for years. It may seem like this style of sofa can do it all – that’s because their minimalism really makes them that versatile. They will smoothly adapt to almost any other genre, space, or environment – which is exactly why they are preferred by so many designers. We have a wide array of Modern sofas to choose from (over 700 at the time of this writing) in a diverse range of colors and fabrics. Our staff have backgrounds in interior design to guide you towards the ideal piece for your home. Stop by any of our modern furniture stores today for personalized advice.
The versatility of a Modern sofa makes it the leading choice in interior design today. In addition to the variety of colors and materials, it also comes in a variety of unique shapes.
The i-shape is the classic shape that comes to mind when you think of a sofa. Picture a straight line – that’s the i-shaped sofa. It may be constructed as one large seat or it may be divided up into multiple cushions, but the identifying characteristic is the uniform straight shape. I-shaped sofas lend themselves well to any space. It’s a shape that never goes out of style. Much of the variety in i-shaped sofas comes from the shades and types of materials used.
The u-shape sofa can be three i-shapes connected into a “u”, or have a chaise lounge-style end pieces. It provides extra seating while still maintaining a classic and clean look. A u-shaped sofa is great for families or those who enjoy entertaining company. They’re also great if you have a room that feels empty due to excess space. A modern u-shaped sofa helps fill the room in a functional way without making it look too busy. Especially in leather, a u-shaped sofa adds elegant form and function to a room.
A modern sectional sofa (sometimes also called a modular sofa) is the best of both worlds; the seating accommodation of a u-shape with the versatility of a i-shape. It comes in separate pieces that can be styled however one wishes. People love sectional sofas for their redesign value, because the individual pieces can be rearranged and restyled at any time, it’s like getting multiple sofas in one. They’re a great investment for people who like to change things up frequently or want to make an investment they will use for years to come. If you like the idea of positioning a sofa into a corner as opposed to the middle of a room, it’s especially easy to do with a sectional. They’re also easier to move with than a u-shaped sofa thanks to the individual pieces. Sectionals come in a variety of textiles and materials, like leather and sophisticated fabrics, to maintain a high-end feel while still being convenient.
We have a selection of over 700 sofas to browse on our website, or visit one of our Contemporary furniture store for personalized recommendations.