Contrast furniture design for Modern Spaces

If your taste leans modern and you’ve picked up a wide range of regional textiles, rugs, art, lighting or furniture, don’t hesitate to incorporate them into your modern space. They can make your space more visually interesting while also enriching it with your own personal and cultural narrative.

 Mix bold with bold. The unexpectedly bold gesture of mixing them with a bright yellow fireplace and iconic modern furniture takes the room to a vibrant new level.

Add an ornamental backdrop. In the almost all-white space, the deep red folding screen is a strong backdrop that introduces color and ornamental detail. The effect is so powerful that no other art is necessary.

Introduce a subtle pattern.  Imagine how much plainer the space would look with standard shades.

Light. In this airy, high-ceilinged space, add some colorful Mexican folk textiles, artifacts and café chairs introduce culture and personality. Painting the walls in bold, bright colors was an option, but the lightness here allows for the decorative accessories, along with the modern furnishings and lighting, to shine.

Add texture. In this black and white modern space, the Beni Ouarain rug, Morrocan leather poufs and rustic wood table add texture to create a warm and intimate feel. This is a great example of accessories setting the tone — this room would feel less inviting with colder accessories.

Repeat shapes and colors. The round shape of the style glass pendant light is repeated in the  dining table, and its blue-green color is repeated in the striped rug, tying the room together.