Incorporating Contemporary Furniture and Designs within Your Home Décor

What Distinguishes Contemporary Furniture from Modern Furniture?

Georgia CredenzaMany online searches for synonyms of the word ‘contemporary’ will generate responses that include the term ‘modern’; naturally, exploring synonyms of the latter will also produce the former. Furthermore, it is quite common to see the two words used interchangeably in daily conversations as well as in various print media.

Aerin Lauder Delph Bar CabinetHowever, within the furniture industry, the terms contemporary and modern have distinctly different meanings and descriptions. By definition, contemporary furniture refers to current or up-to-date designs; it encompasses the style of furniture that is popular, fashionable and in use at the present time. Contemporary furniture design is ever-changing, with its pieces often reflecting, or borrowing, the styles from previous periods/eras.

Custom Walnut Paneled HeadboardOn the other hand, modern furniture includes any furniture manufactured from the late 19th century to the present day that was/is a departure from traditional types of furniture that were constructed from heavy and dark wood and which typically had very ornate carvings. The category of modern furniture would therefore include contemporary furniture, as well as mid-century modern furniture (comprised of designs from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s). Note: for a more comprehensive review and appreciation of modern furniture, please visit our Modern Furniture page.

In addition to the elements of time and dynamic change, other factors that help differentiate the contemporary furniture and contemporary décor of today would consist of the following:

  • Clean lines
  • Open floor plans
  • Non-ornate details
  • Unique or odd shapes
  • Cohesive colour palettes
  • Strong emphasis on comfort
  • Sustainability (long-term value)
  • Use of natural elements (wood, stone)

Aerin Lauder Cromwell Cocktail TableIn a majority of cases, Toronto homeowners spend a considerable amount of time relaxing, watching television, and/or entertaining in the living room or dining room; for many others, a commonly-used area of the home may be the den or even a home office. And one should not forget the time homeowners spend relaxing each day in the privacy of the bedroom.

For any/all such situations/circumstances, incorporating contemporary furniture and designs in the home’s décor would be an ideal option in order to optimize that room with respect to:

  • Comfort
  • Atmosphere
  • Spaciousness

Wave Front Antiqued Mirror NightstandHomeowners in search of contemporary furniture and décor accents need to look no further than the Carrocel fine furniture store showroom at 245 Bridgeland Avenue near the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto. Carrocel offers an extraordinary collection of contemporary furniture and accessories that will appeal to the varied tastes/preferences of discriminating homeowners.

An Exquisite Selection of Contemporary Furniture and Accents for Home and Office

Sawhorse Glass Stainless Steel Dining TableThe Carrocel fine furniture showroom spans 20,000 square feet of floor space and offers an outstanding selection of contemporary furniture for the home, as well as the home office, in full-scale displays. Visitors to the showroom can address their furniture and décor needs by comparing and contrasting an exquisite inventory of contemporary furniture in a variety of styles and construction; this includes but is not limited to:

  • Sofas/Chairs
  • Dining Suites
  • Bedroom Suites
  • Étagères/Cabinets
  • Bookcases/Credenzas
  • Accent and Side Tables
  • Home Office Desks/Chairs
  • Lighting, Mirrors, Area Rugs

Some of the contemporary furniture currently on display in the Carrocel showroom includes:

To view Carrocel’s collection of contemporary furniture to a more extensive degree, please visit our Product Catalogue and select the product category specific to the respective area of the home or office.

Looking to integrate contemporary furniture and designs within your home décor? Call the contemporary furniture experts at the Carrocel fine furniture store today at 416-999-2525 or Contact us to arrange your complimentary consultation. You are also invited to view our exquisite collection of contemporary furniture and accents through a visit, at your leisure, to our 20,000 square-foot showroom centrally located near the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto.

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