High counters, kitchen islands, and breakfast nooks have been a strong decor trend for homes and restaurants for years. Decorators and owners alike love the options that bar stools provide for seating, the visual weight distribution, and overall comfort. They allow for unique decorating opportunities and provide customers and family members to choose different seating options depending on their requirements.
Choosing between traditional and modern furniture to decorate your home or business can be a tough choice. Some people are naturally drawn to one style or the other, but many of us like aspects of both. Mixing traditional and modern styles can be difficult, so often people opt to stick with one style. So how do you choose between the two opposing design types?
Modern companies provide a variety of benefits and perks to their employees to stay competitive and contemporary. Newly-structured flex time, leisure rooms, vacations, and unique team building activities are just some of the modern changes that offices are making to make employees comfortable.
Decorating rooms or houses with children in mind takes creativity. Furniture and decor need to be practical and sturdy to live up to wear and tear caused by children, but it also needs to be fun and comfortable to appeal to them. You also want to use elements that the child can grow in to – you don't want to have to redecorate your house every year! Finding the medium between these can be tricky.
At the end of 2017, we discussed the emerging modern furniture and design trends for 2018. Whether for your home or business, these are some trends that will become more and more prevalent as the year goes on.
Armchairs come with an idea of relaxing, reading a book, and socializing with friends. They're places to get comfortable and wind down after a long day. However in recent years, armchairs have become a staple piece of modern furniture in businesses of all types. These armchairs aren't always places to relax, but they do help make guests, clients, and employees feel more welcomed and comfortable in a business environment.
With 2017 coming to a close, we decided to take a look forward into 2018 at the modern furniture and design trends that are starting to gain popularity. Some design trends from 2017 we see being continued or built upon, while other trends are completely new.
Wool furniture is one of the best looking and hard-wearing materials for long term use. Choosing wool as your upholstery material for modern furniture comes with a lot of benefits - it is breathable, it repels moisture, it is resistant to mildew and mold, and it is wrinkle-resistant. Many people choose wool for their modern furniture because of these properties.
So you've decided to redecorate your home or office. You know you want modern furniture, you know the types of pieces you want, and you know the atmosphere you want to create. But how do you go about choosing colours for your furniture and your space?
Country homes are comforting, secluded, and cozy. With their traditional features, they are often reminiscent of the past and create the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. However, we can make even the most rustic of country homes more modern with some contemporary furniture.
While condominiums and apartments have always often been on the smaller side, the trend of small homes has exploded in recent years. This new phenomenon is taking root around the globe as millenials begin to purchase homes and properties.
Fall has arrived! Leaves are changing colour, the weather is cooling down, and the days are getting shorter. With the changing weather, it's a great time to make some small updates to your decor and furniture to fit with the new season.
We're excited to announce our new collection of modern furniture at sohoConcept! Our new arrivals focus on dining chairs, occasional chairs, bar stools, and tables. Perfect for upgrading your dining room, kitchen, and living room this season in time for the holidays.
Whether we like it or not, winter is on its way. The cooler weather and the shorter days will soon make for some relaxing weekends indoors and cozy nights with loved ones! With all this time inside, it's a good idea to make some small changes to your home decor with a few simple accessories to warm you up, make you comfortable, and get you through those long winter nights.
Online shopping has become the best way to make purchases. Costs are often lower online than in store because the company's overhead is lower. There are more discounts and sales available and often more stock and options.
Leather furniture is an investment. When taken care of properly, it can last for fifteen to twenty years. Unfortunately, because leather is skin, it is also prone to drying, cracking, staining, warping, and fading. Leather is porous and must be allowed to breathe, but also must be kept clean regularly to prevent dirt from building up and damaging the material.
Buying your first home is an exciting experience. You get to decorate a brand new space that's entirely yours. You come up with the design ideas and budget. You make the furniture choices, style options, and purchase decisions. You can make your first home anything you want.
sohoConcept is excited to offer a new line of modern furniture. Made in Italy, Metalmobil is a unique furniture line that stands out from other types of furniture. Over the past 60 years, Metalmobil has grown into a well-known European furniture brand, providing style, quality, modernity, and luxury.
It’s June, which means people are finally spending more time outside! Patios, balconies, and porches can finally be used to their full extent. While staying inside, however, you can create the same experience when you have a sun room.
Ergonomic furniture has been used in work environments like offices for decades. However, the benefits of ergonomic furniture can also be enjoyed in the home, even on seating and furniture that is not used daily.
Choosing ergonomic modern furniture for our offices and homes allows us to be comfortable, productive, and avoid suffering from various injuries and stresses. SohoConcept is proud to provide modern furniture that is both comfortable, stylish, and ergonomic.
When it comes to interior design and modern furniture trends, we are often torn between choosing what is trendy and what we like. Of course sometimes these overlap, but often, our personal style and preferences don't match the sometimes loud and outrageous designs that become popular.
It is often more difficult for us to choose trendy designs for our furniture, homes, and offices because decorating an apartment is a much larger commitment than buying a new pair of fashionable shoes. Most of us aren't able to completely redecorate a space every few months!
While traditionally decorated hotels can be appealing to some, there is a clear shift in the past few years for hotels even in the most historic of places to use modern décor and modern furniture to bring their lobbies into the 21st century.
Bright colours, curves, stark contrasts, and ambient lighting are some of the methods various modern hotel lobbies use to create a contemporary atmosphere. Using the right modern hotel furniture, it’s easy for any hotel to modernize itself.
Contemporary armchairs are often one of the most difficult pieces to choose when decorating a home or office. Armchairs need to provide comfort and accessible seating, but their large size make them the perfect piece to make a statement or tie a room’s interior together.
When choosing a material for your modern furniture, there are many things to consider. Durability, ease of cleaning, colour, and environmental concerns can all play a part in deciding what type of material to use.