Harmony Floral Print Accent Chair

What better way to ring in the new year than learning about the hottest interior design trends for 2019? Whether your furniture style leans more toward modern and contemporary or traditional and ornate, you can still find ways to incorporate these trends without having to change your whole look.  Even if you’re not planning on redecorating this year, you might find some home décor inspiration you can’t live without.

Interior Design Trend #1: Mixing Metals

One of our favorite 2019 interior design trends is mixing metals in decorating. The mixed metals trend involves using a combination of different metal accents (i.e. silver with gold, brass with stainless steel), all within a single room in the house. In the past, people tended to match their metals, but contemporary design now embraces the mixed metal look. If you’re worried about clashing, follow these tips for mixing metals in decorating: choose a dominant metal, balance warm- and cool-hued metals, and match your finishes.

Mixed Metals Furniture Inspiration

Thinking about incorporating mixed metals in your home décor? These stylish accent pieces might serve as some inspiration to help you get started.

Asher Mixed Metal Artwork

Asher 1 Abstract Hanging Art (Pictured Above)

Knox Drink Table

Nova Leather Accent Chair

Stefan Four Door Bronze Credenza

Interior Design Trend #2: Geometric Furniture

Planning on buying new furniture in 2019? Now is your chance to take advantage of the geometric furniture trend that’s sweeping the interior decorating world. This hot design trend includes geometric patterns on upholstery, pillows, curtains, bedding, rugs, and wallpaper, as well as the use of circles, squares, triangles, hexagons, and other geometric shapes crafted into the furniture itself. While you may hesitate to leverage mathematical concepts into your home design, the natural rules of geometry create perfectly balanced furniture that add an element of sophistication, visual intrigue, and fun to your home décor.

Geometric Furniture Inspiration

Love the geometric furniture look? At Star Furniture & Mattress, we have geometric-patterned looks for every room in the house. Get started with these fun accent pieces, sure to inspire.

Malibu Geometric-Patterned Accent Chair

Malibu Geometric-Patterned Accent Chair (Pictured Above)

Profile Hexagon End Table

Geometric 8’x11’ Brown Rug

Maiken Geometric Table Lamp

Interior Design Trend #3: Upholstered Headboards

In the past, wooden headboards have been all the rage, but in 2019, the interior design experts at Star Furniture & Mattress are anticipating the upholstered headboard trend to explode. Upholstered headboards come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, so you can find the perfect upholstered headboard for your bedroom, no matter your preferred furniture style or budget. From traditional-style sleigh beds to modern wall beds, many upholstered headboards are designed with neutral-colored fabrics and stylish adornments, including button-tufting and nailhead trims. Regardless of which upholstered headboard you choose, it’s sure to make your bedroom pop.

Upholstered Headboard Inspiration

Considering buying new bedroom furniture in the new year? Star Furniture & Mattress has an array of upholstered headboards to choose from. While you’re at it, check out our huge selection of new mattresses, and if you spend over $999 on a mattress, we’ll throw in free delivery. Here are some of our favorite upholstered headboards available now.

Trisha Yearwood Upholstered Headboard Sleigh Bed

Trisha Yearwood Dottie Upholstered Headboard Sleigh Bed (Pictured Above)

Modern-Charcoal Queen Brando Upholstered Wall Bed

Olivia Ivory Queen Upholstered Bed

Rachael Ray Home Highline Upholstered Shelter Bed

Interior Design Trend #4: Velvet Furniture

In home design, velvet has often been synonymous with lavishness and luxury, and while velvet furniture still carries with it an air of sophistication, it has become much more mainstream. Not only does velvet upholstery look great with traditional shapes and tufting, but it can also add a fun flair to minimalist modern frames. To get started with this interior design trend, we recommend neutral colors, blues, and blush tones.

Velvet Furniture Inspiration

Whether you’re looking for velvet-upholstered headboards, velvet couches, or velvet dining chairs, Star Furniture & Mattress has what you need to start decorating.

Hartley Modern Velvet Sofa

Harley Modern Velvet Sofa (Pictured Above)

Mia Mushroom King Upholstered Headboard

Marlene 5-Piece Dining Set

Pia 3-Piece Velvet Sectional

Interior Design Trend #5: Bold Accent Furniture

There’s a reason bold accent furniture is one of the hottest trends in interior design. If you’re decorating a home in the modern contemporary style, you’re likely planning on featuring natural colors or shades of black and white. While neutral colors look great, you might consider using bold accent furniture as focal points for your room. Try choosing bold furniture that features bright, primary colors, fun patterns, and unique designs so they’ll stand out against the neutrals in the room.

Bold Accent Furniture Inspiration

Bold accent furniture is the perfect way to make your room pop, and Star Furniture & Mattress features plenty of accent furniture, great for making a statement. Whether you decide to go for bright colors, unique shapes, bold patterns, or some combination of the three, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for at a Star Furniture store near you.

Shannon Modern Accent Chair

Shannon Chair Black (Pictured Above)

Joplin 4-Door Bayberry Blue TV Stand

VA-331-F1 Bright Abstract Pattern Rug 

Trisha Yearwood Bright Blue Elizabeth Chair

Interior Design Trend #6: Rustic Furniture

As sustainability continues to grow in popularity, so does rustic style in interior design. Rustic furniture tends to have a natural and rugged feel and includes characteristics such as raw materials, distressed metal, leather, and wood, stone detailing, fireplaces, cozy seating, and more. Because of its use of raw elements, rustic furniture is easy to mix with other furniture styles, enabling you to create less predictable designs that are unique to your personal style.

Rustic Furniture Inspiration

Thinking about incorporating some rustic furniture into your home décor? Check out these pieces, which incorporate rustic characteristics and look great in every type of home.

Weatherford Milford Rustic Dining Table

Weatherford Milford Round Dining Table (Pictured Above)

Foundry Saw Buck Dining Table

Mystic Platform Bed

Magnolia Manor 7-Drawer Dresser

Interior Design Trend #7: Bold-Patterned Rugs


In 2019, look for even more bold-patterned rugs in living rooms, dining rooms, home offices, and bedrooms. Especially if you have neutral-colored furniture and walls, a bold rug can really fill out the room and make it dazzle. Not only will it create an eye-catching focal point, but if you choose the right size, it can even make a small living room seem larger.

Bold-Patterned Rug Inspiration

Looking for a bold-patterned rug to tie your room together? Consider these fun patterns: animal print, geometric shapes, floral print, and more. Really want your rug to stand out? Choose a bold color!

Chevron Print Geometric Rug

VI-714-SK Chevron Rug (Pictured Above)

SFRI-TNDR Tribal Print Modern Rug

LG-342-TR Floral Rug

NP-35-RB Red Geometric Rug

Interior Design Trend #8: Minimalist Furniture

One of the hottest trends of 2019 is minimalist furniture. With minimalist furniture, you’ll see a lack of superfluous details and a focus on clean, sleek lines. Because minimalism is a basic principle of modern furniture, which is incredibly popular right now, many minimalist pieces feature elements from other hot trends, including mixed metals, geometric shapes, and velvet upholstery. You might even be able to take advantage of multiple trends in one special item.

Minimalist Furniture Inspiration

If you’re looking to try out minimalism in your home or apartment, these pieces will serve as inspiration. Remember, minimalist furniture looks best when it’s paired with minimalist décor, so try to avoid visible clutter and too many trinkets.

Modern-Quartz Brinkley Minimalist Credenza

Modern-Quartz Brinkley Credenza (Pictured Above)

Rachael Ray Home Collection Highline Desk

Champion Modern Coffee Table

Josie Modern Velvet Sofa

Interior Design Trend #9: Colorful Kitchens

In the past, kitchens tended to stick to white, blacks, greys, and silvers, but with the new year comes a new trend: colorful kitchens. Whether the colors come from ditching stainless-steel appliances for brighter alternatives, painting the walls, saying goodbye to natural wood veneers in favor of festive colors, or choosing colorful furniture like kitchen islands and bar stools, expect to see more color in the kitchen in 2019.

Colorful Kitchen Inspiration

Want to make your kitchen more colorful without having to make too many changes? Why not start with colorful kitchen islands, bar stools, and appliances.

Trisha Yearwood Home Blue Dining Island

Trisha Yearwood Collection Blue Kitchen Island

Harper Saddle Red Counter Stool

Interior Design Trend #10: Curved Furniture

While minimalist furniture with straight, sleek lines will continue to grow in popularity in 2019, curved furniture is also making a comeback. More and more, our designers are recommending furniture that is curved or circular, including swivel chairs, round cushions, sloped mirrors, and curvy beds, couches, and dressers. Not only does curved furniture give your room a glamorous vibe, but it’s also a little unpredictable and fun.

Curved Furniture Inspiration

Don’t throw out your boxy and straight-lined furniture just yet. While curved furniture is making a comeback, you can take advantage of the look with a few carefully-placed pieces of curved furniture.

Starlite Queen Curved Panel Bed

Starlite Curved Panel Bed (Pictured Above)

Starlite 9-Drawer Curved Dresser (Pictured Above)

Geena Curved Sofa

Attica Swivel Chair Royal Blue

Interior Design Trend #11: Floral Patterns

Some interior design trends continually fall in and out of favor, and while floral patterns are never completely out of style, they’re gaining popularity going into 2019. Not only do floral prints bring a splash of nature to your living space, but they also tend to incorporate bold, vibrant colors, which help to brighten up your home.

Floral Print Inspiration

When searching for floral print designs in 2019, keep your eye out for big flowers, bold colors, and fun accessories. In fact, you can start your search at Star Furniture & Mattress, where we have floral furniture, throw pillows, lamps, rugs, and more.

Harmony Floral Print Accent Chair

Harmony Floral Accent Chair (Pictured Above)

Sasha Floral Print Wing Chair

LG-342-OA Floral Print Rug

Ariane Floral Table Lamp

Interior Design Trend #12: Natural Wood Furniture

With the return of the rustic furniture trend, we’re also seeing an increase in natural and reclaimed wood furniture. Rather than covering up the natural wood grains with paint or masking other materials with veneer, more and more people are embracing the raw beauty and durability of wood. Not only does natural wood make great furniture, but it can also be used in cabinetry, home décor accessories, and more.

Natural Wood Furniture Inspiration

Want to ease into the natural wood look? Choose natural wood accent pieces or one large piece of reclaimed wood furniture to serve as the focal point in your room. Natural wood complements many different types of furniture, and you can always add more wood as you go.

Reclaimed Pine Panel Bed

Omni Natural King Panel Bed (Pictured Above)

Arboles Round Glass Top Root Coffee Table

Anton Nesting Tables

Parota 70” Media Console

Interior Design Trend #13: Mix & Match Furniture

Say goodbye to bedroom, living room, and dining sets, because one of the hottest 2019 interior design trends is mixing and matching furniture. Rather than choosing furniture sets that are designed to go together, choose furniture that complements each other without perfectly matching. This gives you the opportunity to showcase your own unique style and create fun combinations of your own. You can also mix and match furniture styles to create a look that’s distinctly you.

Mix & Match Furniture Inspiration

You don’t have to be professional interior designer to mix and match furniture or furniture styles, but when you shop at Star Furniture & Mattress, you have access to free interior design services to help you find complementary pieces for your home. They can help you mix sets and styles for a look that’s both stylish and uniquely yours.

 

Need help furnishing and decorating your home for the new year? Check out our interior design blog for helpful information and design tips, including the top 10 interior design mistakes and how to furnish and decorate your first apartment. Whether you’re looking for timeless looks or the hottest trends in home design, we’ve got something for everyone. Visit one of our furniture stores in Houston, Austin, San Antonio or Bryan, Texas today.

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Our 5 Favorite Firm Mattresses for the New Year

by Jane K on January 15, 2019

Is your New Year’s Resolution to get more sleep? Buying a new mattress can help! Not only will you be more excited for bedtime, but a new mattress can help you sleep sounder for a better night’s rest. Check out this list of our five favorite firm mattresses and what we love about them.

Beautyrest Black Luxury Firm Regular Profile Mattress

Beautyrest Luxury Firm Regular Profile Mattress

For many sleepers, hybrid mattresses combine the best of both worlds. In addition to Beautyrest Advanced Pocketed Coil technology, which provides greater durability, support, and motion separation, this firm mattress also comes with two different types of memory foam, which help maintain an ideal sleep climate and provide pressure relief.

Tempur-Luxe Adapt Firm Mattress with Tempur-Ergo Adjustable Base

Tempur_Luxe Adjustable Memory Foam Mattress

No list of the best firm mattresses would be complete without the Tempur-Luxe Adapt Mattress and Tempur-Ergo Adjustable Base. The Tempur-Luxe Adapt comes with maximum pressure-relieving power, superior motion cancellation, and one-of-a-kind technology, including Tempur-Pedic’s newest material, which intuitively adapts to your unique body shape. The Tempur-Ergo adjustable base even allows you to raise your head up to 57 degrees and your feet up to 46 degrees.

Sealy Hybrid Copper Firm Regular Profile Hybrid Mattress Set

Sealy Hybrid Mattress for sale

There are plenty of firm mattress benefits, including proper weight distribution and proper alignment of the spine, which makes firm mattresses some of the best mattresses for people with lower back pain. This firm hybrid mattress from Sealy combines their exclusive Posturepedic Coil Technology and Sealy Immersion Advanced Memory foam for responsive support and a deep adaptive feel.

Serta IComfort Blue 300 Extra-Firm Memory Foam Mattress

Serta Extra Firm Mattress

Memory foam technology continues to improve, and this extra firm mattress from Serta features all the benefits of the latest memory foam breakthroughs. With the combination of TempActiv Gel Memory Foam and a layer of EverCool Fuze Memory Foam, you’ll stay cool through even the hottest Texas summer. Plus, this extra firm mattress features a layer of Deep Reaction Memory foam for even more support and comfort.

Beautyrest Silver St. Thomas Luxury Firm Mattress

Beautyrest Firm Mattress for sale

Looking for a comfortable and supportive traditional innerspring mattress? You’ll love the Beautyrest Silver St. Thomas Luxury Firm Mattress, which features BackCare Support and Pocketed Coil Technology, so you’ll get a great night’s rest, no matter how hectic your schedule. The Beautyrest Silver collection features better support, better comfort, and better temperature management, so you can hit the ground running in 2019.

 

Buying a new mattress doesn’t have to be complicated. At Star Furniture & Mattress, we do everything we can to simplify the complex mattress-shopping experience. Ask our expert staff about mattress sizestypes of mattresses, and mattress life spans, and browse our extensive mattress collection today. The best part? When you buy a mattress over $999, you’ll qualify for free delivery! Once you’ve picked out your mattress, be sure to check out our interior design blog for more information about how to take care of your new mattress.

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Mixed Metals Living Room Interior Decor

Our interior designers are often asked if you can mix metals in decorating. Not only can you mix metals in your home décor, but we anticipate mixed metals to be one of the hottest interior design trends of 2019. Here’s what you need to know about the mixed metal trend and how you can implement it in your home decor.

What is the Mixed Metals Trend?

The mixed metals trend involves using a combination of different metal accents (i.e. silver with gold, brass with stainless steel) in a single room. Interior design trends are constantly changing, and while designers used to discourage people from mixing metals, contemporary design now embraces the mixed metal look.

Tips for Mixing Metals in Interior Design

Whether you’re mixing metals in the kitchen, living room, bathroom, or bedroom, here are some interior decorating tips to keep your space from clashing.

Choose a Dominant Metal

Before choosing your furniture and accessories, try choosing a dominant metal to build the room around. One way to choose is by considering your overall interior design style. If, for example, you tend to prefer more contemporary design, you might choose stainless steel as your dominant metal. For more modern looks, you might choose chrome or copper. For a rustic, farmhouse vibe, you might choose brass.

Balance Warm- and Cool- Hued Metals

Once you’ve chosen a dominant metal, it’s time to consider which accent metals to use. To prevent overdoing it, we recommend choosing only one or two accent metals, which you can choose by considering the hues of your metals. Brass, copper, and gold are considered warm metals, while aluminum, stainless steel, and other silver metals are considered cool metals. Cast iron and other types of black metals are considered neutral. If you’ve chosen a cool metal for your dominant metal, you should consider using cool colored accent metals, and vice versa. Neutral metals can be mixed with both.

Match Your Finishes

Whenever you try to incorporate distinct styles in the same room, you need to find a common thread to tie them together. Metals can be treated in a number of ways, which can vastly change their look and feel. Antique-finished metals, for example, are made to look weathered and worn. Polished metals are finished to look like a mirror. Brushed metals are made to look as if they’ve been smoothed over with a paintbrush. When mixing metals, we recommend choosing items with similar finishes, even when they are in different metal families. That way, the distinct metals still match one another in style.

Mixed Metals Furniture Inspiration

At Star Furniture & Mattress, we have a huge selection of furniture, accent pieces, and home décor to use in your bedroom, living room, dining room, and kitchen. If you’re hoping to start mixing metals, these accent pieces are a great place to start.

Sydney Gold Table Lamp

Sydney Gold Table Lamp

Wyatt Stainless Steel Framed Coffee Table

Stainless Steel Modern Coffee Table

Stefan Four Door Bronze Credenza

Bronze Living Room Credenza

Silver Yvette Mirror

Modern Decorative Mirror

 

If you’re looking for traditional, transitional, casual, rustic, contemporary or modern furniture in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, or Bryan, Texas, head to a Star Furniture store today. In the meantime, check out our interior design blog to explore everything from the 10 most common interior design mistakes to Feng Shui basics for furniture arrangement.

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Modern Contemporary Living Room Arrangement

It can be challenging to define different furniture styles. On top of the broader categories like modern, contemporary, and traditional design, there are also distinct categories within each group that take the main characteristics of the style and hone them in a distinct way. Plus, different furniture styles are constantly evolving as the world continues to change. While modern and contemporary interior decorating styles are not completely synonymous, they’re intricately entwined. Here’s everything you need to know about modern contemporary furniture from the interior design experts at Star Furniture.

What is Contemporary Furniture?

Contemporary furniture is a blanket term that describes any furniture that is currently in style. Unlike some of the other more static furniture styles, the look of contemporary furniture is constantly changing based on the different interior design trends currently in the zeitgeist. In fact, because contemporary design refers to the popular furniture styles of the moment, it often borrows elements from other décor styles, including everything from modern to traditional furniture, and everything in between.

What is Modern Furniture?

Modern furniture originated from a rejection of the more ornate flourishes of traditional design styles and was fostered by the advent of mass production. Whereas before, furniture makers created one-of-a-kind, commissioned pieces, now, these furniture items could be manufactured for the masses. Modern furniture was also able to take advantage of the new materials made available by the industrial revolution, creating opportunities for more varied looks. Because many elements of modern design are so popular right now, modern furniture pieces are often considered contemporary.

History of Modern Design

Modern Design stemmed from modernism, a late 19th century intellectual movement concerned with developing norms more suited to a post-Industrial Revolution world. In art and design, the modernist movement rejected more traditional aesthetics and focused instead on impressionist, abstract, and decorative art. Modern furniture also worked to better reflect the predominant ideas of the time, namely a rejection of the traditional. Pre-19th century furniture tended to be elaborate and ornate as a show of wealth. Since people paid furniture makers by the hour, the more ornate your furniture was, the more it cost. This led to ornate furniture being used as a status symbol for many people living during that time. Modernism changed all that. Still, modernism was not solely the result of a changed way of thinking. Mass production also allowed for new materials, designs, and an increased interest in function over form, which contributed greatly to this new style.

Major Elements of Modern Contemporary Furniture

Because of the broad nature of modern and contemporary design, there are many variations of these styles, which focus on different design elements and create their own unique look within the constructs of the larger design principles. Even with these subtle variations, the following characteristics of modern contemporary design tend to be present across categories.

Minimalism

Minimalism plays a fundamental role in both modern and contemporary design, and many modern contemporary furniture pieces rely on a minimalist approach. With minimalist furniture, you’ll see an absence of superfluous details and a focus on clean, sleek lines. This minimalism is often extended to décor, and most modern contemporary homes tend to avoid visible clutter. That’s one of the reasons that storage furniture is so important to modern contemporary design, as it can help perpetuate a clutter-free, minimalist-inspired look and feel to your home.

Use of Metal

Metals were involved in the more ornate furniture styles of the past, however, modern contemporary furniture utilizes the use of metals in a different way. With an emphasis on chrome, copper, and stainless steel, modern contemporary furniture tends to feature these metals as functional accessories. In other words, these metals tend to be used as table legs, cabinet handles, and accent pieces. While some people tend to choose one metal to use in their interior design, it’s becoming increasingly common to mix metals in decorating.

Straight Lines

Especially in modern design, straight lines tend to dominate. Paired with a lack of ornate detailing, these clean lines create a sharp, sleek aesthetic that perfectly encapsulates the minimalism of modern design. Contemporary furniture takes these straight, sleek lines from modern design and highlights them with elegantly curved lines, often within the same piece of furniture.

Geometric Shapes

Geometric furniture has become a huge part of the modern contemporary style. While to some degree, geometric shapes have always been used in interior design, modern contemporary furniture tends to focus on simple geometric shapes, which can be seen in the actual furniture design and as designs on the fabrics and décor that accentuate the main furniture pieces.

Bold Accent Colors

While homes decorated in the modern contemporary style tend to feature mainly natural colors and shades of black and white, many of these homes also utilize bold accent colors as focal points. This bold furniture tends to feature primary colors, fun patterns, and unique designs, making them stand out against the neutrals in the room.

Examples of Modern & Contemporary Furniture Styles

Even within the modern contemporary category, there are plenty of niche furniture styles that are represented today. While each of these design trends tend to include some or all of the major characteristics of modern contemporary design, they either shift the focus or add additional elements to create their own unique look and feel.

Art Deco Design

Inspired by the technology advances of the 1920s, Art Deco furniture has many of the characteristics of the modern contemporary style, including geometric shapes, smooth lines, and organic materials. While many of the characteristics overlap, art deco furniture tends to be more luxurious and glamorous in style, with an additional focus on materials like silver, crystal, jade, animal skins, and lacquer.

Mid-Century Modern Design

Mid-century modern design mimics the style that originated in the years immediately following the Second World War, specifically the mid-1940s to the 1960s. It is marked by experimentation with form and materials, wherein new and old materials are used in an unexpected way. Mid-century modern design prioritizes minimalism, organic materials, geometric shapes, and functionality.

Industrial Chic Design

Unlike mid-century modern and art deco furniture styles, which originated in the first half of the 20th century, industrial chic design didn’t originate until the late 2000s. While the style is characterized by exposed pipes and ducts, industrial chic furniture tends to mimic this look with furniture showcasing wood and metal surfaces, antique-style fixtures, mixed metals, and weathered flair.

Scandinavian Design

Scandinavian home design originated in the early 19th century and flourished in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden during the 1950s. Like many of the other modern design trends, Scandinavian design is built around minimalism, neutral colors, wood and metal finishes, clean lines, and functionality. Made popular in part by IKEA, Scandinavian home design continues to flourish in the United States, as well as the Nordic countries where it originated.

Vintage Contemporary Design

By definition, actual vintage furniture must be at least twenty years old, but in contemporary design, there are plenty of items that are vintage-inspired, i.e. made to mimic the vintage styles of the past. In fact, much of the art deco and mid-century modern furniture you’d buy from Star Furniture has been recently manufactured to imitate vintage furniture from the 1900s.  In addition to clean lines, organic materials, and bold accents, many vintage-inspired furniture pieces involve low-profile furnishings including low-backed chairs and sofas, platform beds with short headboards, and more.

Classic Contemporary Design

While much of modern contemporary furniture is fairly bold and distinct, classic contemporary style tends to be more innocuous in nature. Classic contemporary characteristics include complementary colors, simplified shapes, round curves, and a mix of soft and smooth textures.

Celebrity Furniture Lines

Since contemporary furniture includes all the current interior design trends, celebrity furniture lines should be included in the mix. From TV personality and chef Rachael Ray’s Home Collection to country music star Trisha Yearwood’s furniture line, celebrity interior designers continue to fill the furniture market with trendy contemporary furniture with their own unique spin.

Modern & Contemporary Furniture Available at Star Furniture

Looking to furnish your home or apartment with modern contemporary furniture? Not only does Star Furniture have a huge inventory of contemporary furniture for sale, but we offer free interior design services and decorating tips at our furniture stores. We can help you hone your decorating style, choose the perfect furniture to match your home décor, and provide the decorating tips you need to design the home of your dreams.

Modern & Contemporary Living Room Furniture

Chloe Modern Loveseat

Planning to decorate your living room in the modern contemporary style? Be on the lookout for neutral colors, square-edged couches, clean lines, and natural woods, fabrics, and textures. Remember, contemporary style is often defined as much by the negative space around your furniture as it is by the furniture itself, so aim for a clutter-free, bright, and open living room layout. You might even consider purchasing a modern contemporary rug to tie the room together.

Modern & Contemporary Bedroom Furniture

Whether you’re looking to pull off a mid-century modern bedroom or something a bit more classic contemporary, Star Furniture has a wide variety of modern contemporary bedroom furniture to choose from. We recommend platform beds with low backboards, upholstered headboards, minimalist wood dressers and nightstands, bold accent chairs, and abstract paintings if you’re wanting to showcase that modern contemporary style.

Modern & Contemporary Kitchen Furniture

Thinking about designing a modern contemporary kitchen? Many modern kitchen designs play off the industrial chic interior design trend we discussed earlier, which features a combination of wood and metal surfaces, antique-style fixtures, weathered flair, and mixed metals. Kitchen islands have been increasingly popular in contemporary kitchen design because they offer extra prep space and alternatives to stuffy dining room tables. Choosing modern bar stools, fun tiles, and bright overhead lighting can tie your contemporary kitchen together.

Modern & Contemporary Dining Room Furniture

Modern-Quartz 5-Piece Round Dining Room Set

Choosing the right furniture for your modern contemporary dining room will make all the difference. For your dining table, you can choose round or rectangular tables made from wood, metal, or plastic. In fact, many modern table use a combination of two materials, which complement each other and create a distinct look. Modern dining chairs make use of natural fabrics, straight lines, and simple geometric shapes, with comfort at the forefront of their design. As with all contemporary interior design, lighting is important, and metal ceiling fixtures serve as bright, stylish overhead options.

Modern & Contemporary Accent Furniture

In modern and contemporary design, accent furniture plays a pivotal role in creating a fun and unique look. While modern contemporary furniture tends to embrace neutral colors and understated design, accent furniture tends to be more colorful, detailed, and distinct. Because they often serve as the focal point of the room, accent furniture is often more striking than other furniture pieces. Whether they make use of geometric shapes, mixed metals, or bright, primary colors, your modern contemporary accent furniture should stand out.

Modern & Contemporary Home Décor

Weston Modern Mirror

Looking for modern and contemporary home décor to complete your home? Not only are decorative mirrors a great way to make your room look bigger, but they also redistribute light, and strong lighting is an important part of modern contemporary design. Plus, you can choose mirrors that mix metals, incorporate geometric shapes, and accentuate the modern design of your home. Choosing the perfect modern rug can also take your design to the next level. Whether you decide to use a minimalist rug to reinforce your neutrals or a bolder rug to stand out as an accent piece, you’ll love the way it changes the look and feel of the room.

Worried about furnishing and decorating your home? Check out our interior design blog for helpful information and design tips, including the top 10 interior design mistakes and how to furnish and decorate your first apartment. Then be sure to visit one of our furniture stores in Houston, Austin, San Antonio or Bryan, Texas to find everything you need for every room in the house.

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Modern & Contemporary Bedroom Sets You’ll Love

December 18, 2018

At Star Furniture & Mattress, we’re no strangers to modern and contemporary style bedroom furniture. Check out some of our favorite modern, contemporary, and mid-century modern bedroom sets for sale now. Bernhardt Criteria Bedroom Set This contemporary bedroom furniture set from Bernhardt combines some of the hottest interior design trends, including upholstered headboards, mixed metals, […]

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How to Find the Best Room Arrangement for your Holiday Party

December 12, 2018

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re planning on throwing a holiday party for your family and friends, you’ll want to make sure you have the best room arrangement possible. Here are some holiday party ideas for making the most of your space. Consider the Guest List When you’re throwing a holiday party, the […]

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Our 5 Favorite Coffee Tables & What We Love About Them

November 27, 2018

Coffee tables serve many purposes. Not only are they a functional surface for placing beverages and reading material, but they can also be a stylish piece of home décor. Whether you’re looking for a fashionable statement piece or a more functional table with storage capabilities, one of these five coffee tables could be the piece […]

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Just Some of the Amazing Deals You’ll Find at our Black Friday Furniture Sale

November 20, 2018

Did you know that Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year? We don’t think it’s fair to only have one day to save, so we’re offering special savings all week, and extended store hours this weekend at our eleven Star Furniture & Mattress stores. At the Star Furniture Black Friday Furniture Sale, […]

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Decrease Household Clutter with These Storage Pieces

November 19, 2018

Looking for storage solutions that don’t sacrifice style? This functional storage furniture can help decrease household clutter while still contributing to your home décor. Modern Quartz Brinkley Credenza Does your interior design style favor modern home furniture? This two-toned credenza features four doors, two adjustable shelves, and one tray door, making it the perfect living […]

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How to Upgrade Your Guest Room This Holiday Season

November 13, 2018

Expecting houseguests this holiday season? These guest bedroom ideas will help you create a comforting space for your visitors! Choose the Right Bed When you think about guest room décor, your first thought is likely the bed. Depending on the type of guests you’re expecting over the course of the year, there are different bed […]

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