If you are thinking of renovating your home this spring and want to give the place a whole new look and feel, you should invest in some contemporary, European-inspired furniture designs. Popular options are French, German, and Danish. All three countries have their own look that looks so good in a modern home.
Furniture A La Francaise
For centuries, French carpenters have delighted us with some magnificent pieces of furniture. From fine, exquisitely crafted furniture to more rustic designs, these masters have created furniture that can be found in almost every corner of the world today. Thanks to the internet, you can look at wonderful contemporary French furniture designs from chairs to cabinets to beautiful sleigh beds in between.
Popular woods used in French furniture making are many fruit woods and especially cherry wood. Another is walnut, although an extremely popular finish is the use of a lightly brushed, matte white paint that gives a piece of furniture a shabby chic look no matter what it is.
The contemporary collections are inspired by furniture from the past, with Louis XV. And XVI. Are very popular. However, contemporary versions of this period have a modern twist. It is this modern variant that helps ensure that a historic piece fits so well into a contemporary setting.
When it comes to beds, the French have some wonderful designs, a popular one being the sleigh bed. French cabinets add a certain ambience to a bedroom, and the great thing is that you can get so much into them.
The wonderfully stylish geometry of German furniture
German furniture is definitely at the forefront today when it comes to creativity. Furniture in Germany has been influenced by various art movements and the country’s architectural wonders for centuries. One of the best known is the Bauhaus movement. She had a huge impact on design, architecture and art that continues to this day.
German furniture has a clean design with simple lines and lots of geometric shapes. The result is furniture that looks modern and elegant and fits very well into our modern, fast-paced way of life.
There is a wonderful subtle geometry associated with the right colors and that is what sets contemporary German furniture apart from the crowd. It has such a unique feel and look, but it’s warm and inviting.
Danish design delights
Danish furniture is stylishly elegant with a touch of French flair mixed with the simple lines of German designs. It is this combination of styles associated with the Danish touch that makes the furniture so unique. In the 1950s, the Danes bought out some wonderfully designed pieces of furniture that are making a serious comeback in this modern era.
Danish furniture is and has always been best described as contemporary at its best. Its unique “designer” look makes it one of the most sought-after pieces of furniture today because it fits so well into the modern home.
Scandinavian furniture in general has always remained very simple in its design. A simple curve on a chair or table leg gives the Danish touch the desired touch. Minimalism has played a major role and the saying “less is more” is never as true as it is when describing a piece of Danish furniture that is more artistic and innovative than ever before.
For decades, the French have invaded houses in remote corners of the world with their extravagant furniture designs. The Germans have given the world a symmetry about houses that is inimitable. We loved the Danes with their ultra-clean designs that fit so well into a modern home. It is not surprising that all three nations continue to stimulate our imaginations with wonderful furniture that everyone would like to have in their homes.
Posted by Sally Hall; Interior designer specialist in contemporary and modern furniture retailer, BoConcept. BoConcept – a Danish designer sofa specialist – uses the latest technology to offer its customers tailor-made design ideas and affordable prices.