A Comparison of Traditional Vs Modern Bedroom Furniture

If you’re thinking of updating the look of your bedroom furniture, you will be faced with a multitude of choices in furniture styles. Many people don’t actually know the details of what makes modern furniture different from traditional furniture. A quality set of traditional or modern bedroom furniture can last you years to come as long as you find a set that you love. Here are some differences to note when making you choices:

Beds And Mattresses

The bed is the most unique piece of modern bedroom furniture. With just one glance, it’s easy to find a contemporary bed in modern furniture stores. A traditional bed typically has a metal frame, box spring, mattress, headboard and sometimes a footboard made out of wood or metal.

A contemporary bed is usually a simple platform with a mattress on top. It may or may not have a footboard and the headboard can be made out of wood or even covered in fabric. It’s even possible to find a modern bedroom furniture set with an adjustable headboard bed. Some beds even have attached side tables if you have a smaller room without space for nightstands.

When looking at modern furniture stores for a new bed, ask if you should also buy a special mattress. Your old mattress may not provide enough support without a box spring underneath so it may be a good idea to replace the mattress at the same time. Modern furniture stores should have the proper mattress types available for you to try before you buy.

Dressers And Armoires

Like traditional dressers, a dresser that’s part of a modern bedroom furniture set can be vertical or horizontal. What makes them different is their construction and style. A traditional dresser may have ornate carvings and handles on the drawers, while a modern piece will be sleek and smooth. Drawer pulls or handles on a modern dresser will most likely be simple or even not there at all.

A modern armoire can keep either clothing or electronics out of sight. Many armoires offer two or three drawers on the bottom and two doors that can close to hide what’s inside. Armoires are the perfect solution to a room with a small closet and not enough space for multiple dressers.

Accessories Like Lamps And Artwork

Accessories can make a room, so make sure to search traditional or modern furniture stores for accent pieces like lamps and artwork. A modern lamp will likely have a sleek, simple base made out of wood or a silver tone metal, while traditional lamps may have decorative carvings. The modern lampshade can be square or round made out of fabric, durable paper or even glass.

Modern artwork is unlike traditional artwork. Often times, modern art isn’t a traditional scenic picture or painting. Modern artwork uses clean lines and color and the frames are usually simple and made out of wood or metal. Many times, modern art is meant to be grouped together, creating a unique look out of multiple pieces of artwork. When shopping at modern furniture stores, be sure to choose artwork and lamps that coordinate with your new modern bedroom furniture.

Modern bedroom furniture differs from traditional furniture, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be replacing your set every few years to keep up with furniture trends. If you’re able to find knowledgeable sales people who work in modern furniture stores, you’ll be able to pick a bedroom set that will provide you with years of timeless style.

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