From the top of the shelves to the kitchen countertop, modern furniture is being sold everywhere, according to a new report.
The National Association of Home Furnishings says that while most people have an affinity for modern furniture (like the living room or bedroom), there’s a growing trend for more modern pieces.
“We are seeing a growing interest in contemporary furniture in both consumer and specialty retail outlets, particularly online,” said Dr. John A. MacIsaac, the association’s president and chief executive.
“As consumers become more technologically savvy and become more connected, it is not only going to be more attractive but it’s also going to become more convenient and easier for them to have more modern furniture,” he said.
For the uninitiated, the word “modern” means anything from an art deco furniture design to a modern furniture store, or the latest trend in retro-inspired furniture.
Modern furniture is a term that encompasses a range of modern pieces, including furniture with a minimalist design, a modern design with a modern feel, and a modern home décor that incorporates contemporary elements.
Many items have been deemed modern, but some are considered old-fashioned.
For example, the term “modernist” refers to furniture that was first created in the 1930s, and its use has evolved since then, said Dr MacIsaast.
“There are a lot of things that are considered modern in our society, but there’s also a lot that’s considered old school,” he explained.
For consumers who aren’t familiar with modern furniture design, the NAFH said it’s important to understand that furniture can vary in terms of style and materials.
“You need to really pay attention to the quality of the material, the color, and the materials used,” MacIsaak said.
“When you look at the word ‘modern,’ the term itself is a bit of a throwback.
There’s a lot more retro, and that’s not what you want to be purchasing,” he added.”
Modern is the future.
It’s what people will be buying when they retire.
We want to have a lot to offer them.”
MacIsaac said modern furniture may not be as trendy as some other styles, but it can be an affordable way to get the modern look.
“The more contemporary and the more contemporary the pieces are, the more affordable it is, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to last forever,” he noted.
“It can be really cheap, but if you’re not buying them because they’re too expensive, they’re just not going to look good in your living room,” he advised.
Some of the most popular items in modern furniture are made of recycled materials and recycled materials, including polyester, fiberglass and plastic.
In addition to the popular and trendy pieces, MacIsaacs said a lot older pieces are becoming more popular.
“A lot of the older pieces that you see in some of these specialty retailers, those are really expensive,” he shared.
“They’re very expensive, and people are really looking for the latest and greatest, so we’re seeing that trend going up.
We see a lot people coming into our store that have really old furniture, and it’s going to get expensive,” MacIdias said.
The association also recommends buying modern furniture in an effort to save money.
“Most consumers are looking to save on their utility bills and their furniture needs,” MacIac said.