Modern furniture is set to change from being visually heavy to much lighter with the clever use of new materials and a stunning palate of fresh, contemporary colours. Emphasis is placed upon comfort and functionality. Traditional, ornamental and oriental styles are blended to create highly original contemporary pieces.

Key features of the contemporary furniture that we can expect to see in 2016 are:

  • The use of recycled materials and eco-friendly products that add a certain rustic charm and relaxed feel. Hand-made furniture is set to become increasingly popular.
  • Innovative designs that offer the opportunity to create unique and multi-functional living spaces.
  • Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles are given a modern twist in pieces that are sure to dazzle!
  • Modern furniture incorporates designs from all over the world. Africa and Asia add an exotic element whilst Scandinavia brings an elegant simplicity.
  • New materials such as concrete, plastics and fibre are used to create stunning contemporary pieces.
  • Designers experiment with green technology to create an array of innovative, eco-friendly products.
  • Bright citrus colours combined with new shapes and textures add a new freshness to home furnishings.
  • Furniture is turned into artwork, combining both straight and curvy lines and a plethora of material combinations to create unique and beautiful home decorating ideas.
  • Smooth fabrics and natural fibres such as linen, cotton and silk are combined with man-made materials to add luxury and durability.
  • Lightweight materials including reclaimed wood, metal and glass make furniture easy to move allowing for greater flexibility in interior home design.
  • Space saving furniture combines geometric shapes and straight lines, adding greater versatility to smaller rooms.