The Best Contemporary Home Accent Designs Of The Year!

Early trend forecasts predict that these contemporary home accents are the year’s most popular…

The sales stats are in and the votes counted: this year’s design wins are all about an eclectic combination of retro and modern. Taking the best elements from both design styles and combining them to maximum advantage in chairs, dining tables and more. Contemporary furniture with just a hint of retro is what it’s all about.


An Accent Chair Favorite

One of our most ordered (and re-ordered) contemporary (new) pieces this year is !nspire’s Miro Accent Chair.

The frame of the chair is solid, with the nature inspired legs including a walnut finish. Contrasting with that is the soft upholstery, which invites people to sit and enjoy it in a formal space as much as in a tiny nook.

So where’s the modern and the retro? The small, almost minimalist size of the chair make it modern but the curved back and winged seat give it that mid-century retro flair. Available in Hazy Blue, Light Grey or Red, this style will fit in anywhere.

MIRO 403-322HBL_3


Comfort AND Style Wins

Taking a classic design like the wing back chair and reimagining it? That’s the inspiration behind !nspire’s Rigi Accent Chair with Ottoman.

The button tufted fabric, with a gorgeous linen texture, is modern and stylish while the classic wing design with a mid-century twist entices you to sit and enjoy, put your feet up and take a rest in the most retro way imaginable.

The natural finish of the legs provides another contrast to the more formal design, again juxtaposing retro comforts with modern sizing and style, in a superbly subtle way.

RIGI 403-961DG

Available in Dark Grey, Light Grey, Olive Green, and Hazy Blue, the natural colors will blend perfectly into a design focused on minimalism, as much as one that is all about nature. The popularity of this chair isn’t new either, since it was a #FanFeatureFriday selection in 2016.



Classic And Modern Dining Chairs

With so much time spent around the table with friends and family, the importance of a great dining chair cannot be understated.

Again, the fusion of modern and retro combine to provide an outstanding look and comfort in the WHi Vaux Side Chair.

Available in Black or Light Grey, the smooth, contemporary upholstery and brushed stainless steel legs contrast with the contoured seat and back for elegance and comfort, in one tidy package.

VAUX 202-334LG_3


A Table For Friends For Years To Come

When it comes to enjoying the combination of good food, great wines and even better friends, there is nothing more appealing than the close quarters of a round dining table.

A home with smaller spaces needs to make the most with the least and WHi’s Solara II Dining Table in Chrome fits that bill.

With the modern accents of chrome legs in a fun, crossover design, and the more retro tempered glass top that gives a sense of space and airiness, the two styles converge again to create the perfect piece that is in high demand.


Keeping an eye on sales for the year, it’s easy to see what the trends are, and what’s in demand.

Pieces that work in virtually any setting are ideal for people to buy and change up the look of their space without refurbishing it entirely.

Furniture that has components of the modern and retro styles are the ideal complement to any look.

Do you have a favorite contemporary look that you’ve incorporated into your home? Share it with us! We’d love to have a peek!