Contemporary Furniture | Modern Living Room Furniture

Contemporary furniture is all about finding that specific style that speaks of who you are. Unlike more traditional furniture, which is normally confined to a certain set of styles, fabrics, and colours, contemporary furniture can be anything you want it to be. That’s why it’s so important when shopping for contemporary furniture to find a company offering as many choices as possible. At UKCF, that’s exactly what we do. We are one of the UK’s leading online contemporary furniture sites featuring some of the best names in the industry.

Designer Furniture

One of our favourites is Arne Jacobsen, creator of the Egg chair, Ant chair, and Swan chair. We are also partial to the creations of Charles and Ray Eames, but we have many more names to choose from among a product list containing thousands of items. When you shop with us, choice is one word you’ll have to get used to. We work with furniture manufacturers from all over the world to bring you the best pieces we can find. Whether you’re looking for designer furniture for the bedroom, dining room, or living room, you’ll find something you like among our many and varied offerings.

Consider the Carnaby Tub Chair, for example. This elegant piece presents an ultra-modern look without being gaudy or ostentatious. It combines a moulded fibre glass frame, a beautifully finished chrome base, and a very stylish PVC cover to add class to any living room or study. Paired with the right end table, the Carnaby becomes a visual masterpiece.

Modern Furniture

A big part of modern furniture is designs and colours that capture the imagination. For example, our Luciana coffee table presents a rectangular loop design that is both stylish and whimsical at the same time. It helps to create a unique look in your living room that says anything but old and stuffy. The Luciana is an oak veneer table with an attractive white or wood grain finish and contemporary steel feet. It’s probably unlike any coffee table you’ve ever seen before.

Our selection of oak furniture is available for every room in your home or office. We invite you to spend a few minutes and take a look around. We are proud to offer you not only the highest quality contemporary furniture, but also an online environment which lets you shop easily from your own home. That means you shop at a pace determined by your preferences rather than those of the salesman. When you decide you’re ready to order our secure online platform will guide you through the entire process. We accept all major credit cards and are ready to ship your order quickly through our vast network of couriers.

What is Modern Furniture?

Contemporary furniture is defined as pieces of furniture that are belonging to the same period of time. Meaning that contemporary furniture that was designed in the sixties was furniture that was modern and fitted with the design styles for that era (the sixties). So, when people talk of contemporary furniture, it may mean modern furniture of today or modern furniture from a time in the past. Confusing, isn’t it. However, a sixties contemporary piece of furniture may still look modern in today’s environment, its all about personal judgement and style.

How Did Contemporary Furniture, Become?

Contemporary furniture evolved in the 20th century. Furniture back then was more about intricate patterns and carvings, where pieces were made to dominate a room. Designers of furniture then began to design for functionality rather than splendour. Focusing more on simplified designs that enhanced a room and at the same time could be used in a more functional role.

Contemporary Furniture & The Environment

Once the contemporary furniture movement picked up pace, it changed how designers and consumers thought about furniture and furnishing room interiors. It also changed the way materials are used in the creation of contemporary furniture. You could call early contemporary designers the first eco-friendly manufacturers. Today, the issue still remains, much is made of the materials that are used to help create interior furnishings. Mainstream furnishing giants like Ikea, who mass-produce, flat-packed, contemporary ranges are forever making statements to defend that they are environmentally friendly. Such is the movement towards greener issues. Consumer awareness of how a product was made has placed environmental issues at the very heart of modern contemporary furniture pieces.

Then finally, is the environment that the furniture will be part of. Personal taste is a big part on how we furnish the interiors of our homes and workplaces. Many various styles exist, however, minimalist is probably the most fashionable in today’s environment. Remember, contemporary furniture is more about an individuals choice and taste, where customisation rules supreme and the furniture compliments the room within which it is placed.

Simplistic, elegant and organic are three words that I would form in any sentence to help describe what modern furniture design is to a person. Of course, when it comes to writing about modern furniture, words never quite do it justice. There is only one way to truly connect with these design pieces and that is through visual participation. Modern furniture design is forever evolving and can create powerful emotions between a piece and a person. It is this connection, that is the hardest thing to explain in written words.

Much like the way artists move people with their canvas creations, thus modern furniture design also moves. It can be from humorous, novelty chairs to sleek and elegant dining tables. Materials also play a part in the creation of modern furniture design. Recycled plastics, traditional wood, chrome and fabrics bring these creative masterpieces to life.

Our featured modern furniture design products today are the characteristic novelty chairs. UK Contemporary Furniture love these quirky, yet functional, novelty chairs, designed to blend with any personality.

contemporary front doors with sidelights

modern external doors
What does your door say about you? Does your front exterior door look inviting and stylish or are you more of a stay well away from my abode type person. Y’see, doors do communicate a message to those who live outside your habitual domain. I’m not meaning the small stickers, either, telling cold-calling salesmen to stay well away. There are very many styles of doors of which to choose to help fit in with your neighbourhood environment.

From slick Italian wooden finished doors to decorative glass doors to sliding double doors that just drip with design elegance. We have featured a few modern styles, to help you see the benifits of fitting a contemporary door to your house. Please use the comments to add any favourites of your own.

Home Study Furniture

With the new school term about to start, many parents will be giving a big sigh of relief as they watch their little ones walk out the door and head towards the school gates for the first time in almost seven weeks. As parents, we always try to encourage our kids to do well academically and this often means study time at home. Well, as parents, we all know trying to get your kids to study at home is easier said than done – social networking sites, X-Boxes, Playstations and Wii games consoles can often take precedence over school study time.

One of the best ways to help encourage your kids to study is to have a little area that is totally dedicated for that purpose, here at UK Contemporary Furniture we have a wide range of modern home office furniture and chairs that will fit into any study/work room making sure that there is no distractions while your children are hard studying.

Designer TV Stands Designed To Stand Out

Over the last few years, the cost of high definition televisions has dropped dramatically, making them more appealing and affordable to everyone. One of the discussions/fallouts that most couples have when selecting their new flat screen TV, apart from the size issue, will be where to place it once they get it home. Some will prefer it hanging on the living room or bedroom wall, while others believe that having it rest on a television stand is the more appealing look.

It used to be, that when we thought of tv stands, we conjured up images of large, solid, stiff clumps of varnished wood that unsightly dominated the corner of your living room. Thankfully, in recent times, designers and manufactures have transformed the look of the humble tv stand creating stunning design pieces made from both modern and traditional materials. In many homes in Britain the television is still the centre piece or vocal point of a room so it is fitting that the furniture which supports it should also have that contemporary, designer feel to it as well.

Oak Furniture

One of the best furniture materials is oak; this wood has been used for centuries and has lasted the tests of time so that in itself tell’s us something. Did you know that it takes an oak tree about 150 years to reach maturity? And with around 400 species it’s not surprising that it comes in so many different shades? This wood often has a tight grain giving it a beautiful effect and with the red or white shade it will compliment any home.

If your looking for a piece of oak furniture that will compliment your taste (no matter, what that is) then look no further than the Large Fama Sideboard this stunning piece will sit perfectly in any living room, dining room or even your kitchen. In today’s society, quality is everything, and you get what you pay for, well this is the exception, this is an exceptional piece and an exceptional price.

Oak Furniture the Perfect Focal Point

When it comes to choosing contemporary furniture for your home or office, many residents are starting to realise the true beauty of Solid Oak Furniture. As well as it’s natural texture and tone, oak furniture will give it’s owners many years of pleasure, which is why solid oak is now one of the most popular materials people choose when it comes to redecorating their homes.

One of the reasons people choose oak furniture is due to the way the grain runs through the wood, giving each piece a unique finish thus making each design special. That alone is why oak furniture has the ability to turn an ordinary room into something warm, inviting and special. People that purchase oak furniture understandably want it to be the focal point in their new room.

If you’re looking to turn your living room, dinning room, bedroom or even home office into somewhere special then have a look through our online catalogue, we’re bound to have that special piece you desire at a cost you can afford.

Dining tables and chairs

With the start of a New Year a lot of us will be starting it with new rules and regulations and one may be to eat as a family around a dining table – no more eating off your lap and watching TV. Sitting around a dinner table gives us a sense of family belonging. But what if you don’t have a dining room table? How do you start to look for one that will suit your preferred needs?

Dinner tables come in many sizes, colours and styles and they can be used for a variety of purposes from helping the kids with their homework, to the traditional Sunday roast to hosting dinner parties. Even when they are not in use they can become a centre piece to your room with a nice vase and some freshly, picked flowers.

When looking for a dining table the first thing to do is to find out what space you have available. No point in buying one that seats 6 people when you have limited space and the dining chairs will not fit.

Remember, when choosing a dining room table do not compromise on quality, purchase a solid wood table and insist on one which is not made using veneers?

Garden Party Furniture

What is about the sight of the Sun that makes all a lot more friendly, people walking down the street, smiling even stopping and taking the time to chat, ”isn’t it a lovely day” can be heard all over the high street. As the weather begins to warm up many residents will hopefully be planning the traditional summer BBQ parties in their gardens.

After the cold depressing winter months there is nothing more relaxing (and better) than sitting in the garden enjoying your favourite tipple in the hot evening sun. As the days get longer and hotter, you will see people in their gardens cutting grass, pruning shrubs and privets, and then there is the smell of BBQ food meandering through the air.

Garden parties are great, friends, neighbours and relations all enjoying each others company while swapping stories – mostly about how cold the weather has been. As with all parties there is often a lack of places to sit, and most end up standing in the house (normally your kitchen). However, be different, this year by purchasing the Figure Hugger Bar Stool you will ensure that all your guests will be comfortable whether they are sitting outdoors or indoors.

Suitable Bathroom Furniture

It has to be said that when people start decorationg their homes, they normally concentrate on doing the living room and kitchen first, followed by the bedrooms then last of all comes the humble bathroom. Tiles, wood panelling, slate or wooden floors and a host of halogen lighting can all add the desired effect to this traditionally small room.

The contents of your bathroom normally consist of a bath/shower, toilet, basin and not a lot of room for anything else, however, clever use of lighting, mirrors and suitable furniture can give the illusion of space – making this usually small room seem much larger.

When it comes to bathroom furniture use light or natural colours, also try using furniture that runs vertically rather than bulky furniture this again will give the illusion of space. One of the best pieces of furniture that ticks all the boxes is the Oak Tall Bathroom Unit, this solid oak unit will fit ideally into any bathroom – no matter the size.

Decorate The Kids’ Room

Anyone who has attempted to redesign their home will tell you that decorating the kids’ rooms often gives them the hardest time. As not everyone has the same modern furniture design aspirations and ideas as yourself, most notably the kids themselves.

This will undoubtebly lead to squabbles which inturn leads to arguments that eventually lead to tears and me heading out the door and down the pub for some peace and quiet.

Now, we all know kids try to act older than they already are, so choosing the right décor may prove difficult, if you get it right you’ll be the hero (for a bit, anyway) but getting it wrong and you’ll probably spend more time down the pub than you originally planned.