The type of furniture which you choose will be completely down to personal taste. All furniture is functional in some way but it is down to you to choose the right sizes and the right colors and themes to suit the room. It is advisable to take measurements before purchasing anything big, otherwise you could get it home and it may not even fit in the room. So do your research and take plenty of measurements beforehand. Overall choosing interior furniture can be hard work and it can take time and effort to find the right pieces to suit your needs!
Consider balance and symmetry – When you look at your room, are there certain areas which appear cluttered with large objects while others seem awkwardly empty? Try and place items so that there is a sense of balance to the space you have used. Using symmetry helps a room look good too, e.g., placing matching items at both ends of a sofa or hanging the same sized picture frames at opposite ends of a wall.
Wright brought a taste of Japanese culture into his modern furniture designs, adding another element to the overall contemporary style. His work, however, though still widely replicated, was not deemed as practical and serviceable as that of Mackintosh, who focused on functionality, with simplistic but highly geometric shaped contemporary furniture pieces.
A couple of items to think about before making your decision. Does the piece you want to recover need a new look? Is the frame of the piece still in good shape? Is the item you would like to recover a favorite piece of furniture? Or – is the item a perfect size and shape for a particular spot in your home? If you answered yes to these questions, a slipcover might just be your answer. And don’t limit yourself to just upholstered pieces; slipcovers are a great idea for hardwood and metal chairs as well as an easy way to get a whole new look and feel for a room.
Contemporary furniture design also saw architecture as an inspiration and many of the most influential modern furniture designers were originally better known as architects. The construction of more structural and stylised pieces of modern furniture resonated with these designers and they looked to turn their hand to more immediate ways of expressing their own styles. Some of the most famous architects who became involved in the contemporary furniture movement were Gio Ponti, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright.