by Emily Lloyd
Clean and sleekly styled sofas are a must-have for a modern-themed living room. If you want a modern look and feel for your living room, then be sure to do your research before purchasing your living room furniture. Sofas have to meet specific requirements before they can be put into the category of modern living room furniture. A brand-new sofa is not automatically considered "modern" even though it's new. Modern furniture has a very distinct look and style. Below is a list of features that you'll need to keep in mind as you look for the best sofas for a modern living room.
Build. When buying a modern sofa, avoid couches that sport soft lines, lots of curves and other ornamental decorations. Modern sofas are sleek with flat, hard and clean minimalistic lines. The sofa legs are usually made of polished metal and do not have any embellishments. Modern sofas are meant to be simple in design and execution. While there's nothing wrong with fluffy and decorative sofas, employing one in your living room will definitely clash with your modern theme.
Material. Modern furniture is made from a combination of leather, polished metal and light colored wood, such as bamboo. Avoid sofas and loveseats with dark and ornamentally carved wood. The most popular material for modern sofas is leather. Leather fits the sleek and clean look that gives modern furniture its unique style. Using a leather sofa in your living room will automatically give it a modern feel.
Size. Buy a sofa that complements the size of your modern living room. Your modern sofa should not overtake or overwhelm your modern living room. Modern furniture is meant to be minimal in size as well as in design. A crowded living room destroys the intent of a modern room.
Color. A classic black or white leather sofa will fit your modern living room. However, if you prefer something a little more colorful, then a brightly colored sofa is acceptable for a modern living room, too. Vivacious colors like reds and yellows are ideal for your modern couch. Many modern pieces of furniture are meant to make a statement, and bold colors will quickly achieve that goal.