March 2, 2018 Alysha Marsh

What to Look for in Modern Furniture Design for Families in 2018

Finding the right furniture for a family home can be difficult, but with some help and some research, you will most certainly find the right fit for your home. Modern furniture has recently seen a rise in popularity, and 2018 will be no different. Many companies and websites exist to assist you in your search for quality modern furniture, and with the furniture packages we offer at Furniture Fitouts, you can be sure to find the right set of furniture for your home. As you search for designs to update your home décor, here are a few things to look for in modern furniture for family homes in 2018, and some tips on how to find them.


Wood Work

Wood working and wooden furniture has recently seen a development within modern styles. While entire modern sets may not be made of wood, there are elements to modern designs that contain wood, especially dark wood, in order to create sleek lines and contrast. Wooden decorations and wooden parts of furniture (such as a sleek chair with wooden legs) are a sure hit in 2018.


“Retro” Styles

While it might sound counterintuitive, retro styles are incredibly popular in the modern furniture scene today. Metals, bright and fun colours, interesting patterns, and more – many modern furniture designs feature a splash of the “old” and vintage. Actual vintage pieces are also highly praised in the furniture design world, even though they may not be literally modern. Keep an eye out for vintage (or vintage looking) pieces when selecting new modern furniture for your family!


Earthy Colours

Furniture and interior design trends point specifically toward many earth-inspired colours and shapes. Browns and greens take the foreground, with hints of black, blue, dark red, yellow, and various shades of grey to accent the tones. Golden hues and metal grey also offer a beautiful complement to earth tones. Furniture and accent pieces in these colours are very popular in modern furniture designs.


Metal Furniture

On the opposite end of the spectrum from wooden accents, metal furniture is a staple in the modern furniture world. Whether the entire piece is made of metal or simply contains metal accents, all the different shades and types of metal furniture are great pieces of modern style. Metal pieces also tend to be much more sleek and simplistic, which is the main characteristic of the modern style. Some metal pieces may be padded for a family-friendly set up.


Jewel Tone Accents

Finding smaller pieces of furniture or furniture decorations that are jewel toned in colour is a fantastic aspect of modern styles of furniture and design. Cheerful colours such as reds, emerald, sapphire, amethyst – all these colours make wonderful accent shades and pieces. Find lamps, pillows, footrests, etc., in jewel colours to accent the more neutral or lighter shades of typical modern furniture. These pieces will be the talk of your home décor!


Monochrome Colour Scheme

If deep colours are not your style, consider a monochrome colour scheme. Blacks, whites, and greys are another characteristic of the modern style that has been around for quite a while. It is difficult to go wrong with a beautiful, simple monochromatic layout. You can easily incorporate many characteristics of modern design with a monochrome layout. Metals and some dark wooden pieces would be a great fit in a greyscale set up.


Velvet Upholstery

Velvet and velvet-like fabrics are also seeing another surge in popularity. Velvet couches and chairs are a guaranteed hit, but you can also think outside of the box. Perhaps a velvet-covered headboard for your bed, or a velvet cover for your mattress. You can incorporate velvet upholstery in a multitude of ways. The soft texture and plethora of available colours will fit right into your modern family home.


Floral Patterns

Bright, beautiful flower patterns are making a huge comeback in modern interior design. The beautiful, intricate patterns can suit all sorts of tastes in all kinds of families, so anyone can find a floral pattern that suits their home. Children and adults alike can appreciate a fun or elegant floral pattern, so you can readily find a way to make flower patterns fit into your home.


If you are on the hunt for some great modern furniture for your family in 2018, take some time to research modern designs for yourself, and view furniture at local shops or online. At, we offer a wide selection of furniture packages, and you can get in touch with us for a style consultation to get the furniture that truly expresses your personal style.


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