Buying Guide: Updating your Furniture with Modern Furniture

There are many changes you can make to a particular room to give it a luxurious and modern feel. One of the main changes you will need to make is with the furniture. Read on to learn more about what to look for when you want to enhance your home with modern furniture.


Quality-Made Furniture

When shopping around for modern furniture, you should always look for pieces that are solid and heavy. There are a number of inferior products and brands on the market that you should avoid. Not only due to instability, but also durability. When you invest in new furniture, the last thing you want is for it to break in a few months or within a couple of years.



Furniture should be made from solid materials so that they last; so keep this in mind when comparing prices. That said, sometimes high-end shops market mediocre products as luxury items. It's important to understand exactly what materials are used in the whole product – even underneath where you cannot see.

Check The Finish

The finish of the item is essential to consider when making your decision. The colour of the finish or stain of wood furniture can change substantially over time. For example, if you paint a wooden chair or table, it can be transformed from a traditional piece to something with modern style.


Look At The Shape

Modern furniture takes many shapes. Some are fairly simple while others are complex and quite abstract. You need to look for a design that you love now and will continue to love over the years. You don't want something that you will quickly become bored.


Think About Space

This is a common error made by many people, unfortunately. You need to measure the amount of space available and measure your furniture before buying it. Keep in mind that you always need to leave space around your furniture for air, movement and general use. You don't want to obstruct drawers or any other doors that need space to open.


Something That Stands Out

Look for something unusual about the item. It could have an interesting shape, a splash of colour, or anything else unique that makes it stand out. This is a great way to reflect your personality through your furniture.


Here are some great furniture pieces that can create that perfect modern setting:

1) Transparency

Glass is an excellent material for modern settings because you don't have to worry about matching any colours. If you have a glass coffee table, you won't need to replace it whenever you choose to change the colour scheme of the room.

2) White Bed

In a modern bedroom, a bright white bed will be a better fit than a traditional wooden bed. Make sure that you look for something with a simple design. You could even opt for a bed with storage underneath.

3) Make Your Cabinets Pop

Adding colour to your cabinets will really make them pop. You can use bright colours according to the colour scheme of the room and that will help add to the theme. Remember to consider the shapes you are painting. In many cases, geometric shapes are better than swirls and curls.


4) White Sofa

If you add a white, or cream-coloured, sofa to your living room, you will certainly create a modern setting. The great thing about light colours like white and cream is the fact that you can add splashes of bright colour here and there as beautiful accents. Think about a blank canvas with splashes of paint – that's the look you can achieve with a white sofa and a couple of carefully selected cushions.



Remember, you don't want to cover the sofa with cushions but rather add one to each corner. White is a bit more difficult to keep clean so make sure that you ask about upholstery protection solutions.

5) Light Furniture For Your Home Office

If you have a home office, you will want to get rid of any excess clutter. White, and off-white, furniture is perfect for creating a professional atmosphere while maintaining modern simplicity. You can even add a bookshelf in there. Just make sure that your desk is also light in colour.


The good news is that there are plenty of furniture showrooms and design experts in Improve Canada you can use for inspiration and guidance. A professional interior design expert will be able to guide your design, colour, and all other decorative choices. Of course, at the end of the day, the choice is yours. However, their expert advice can make all the difference. If you are looking for the best modern furniture for your home, take a look at our listings at Improve Canada – your one-stop shop for all things home improvement.


Featured Vendors

- Calligaris Vaughan Studio 

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- Royal Luxury Bedding

- The House of Interior Design and Paint

- TON Canada

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