As you pick out the pattern, color and material, start by understanding what you like and what will blend in (or stand out) in your current modern decor. A tufted or wingback club chair gives off an elegant, sophisticated vibe, while an piece with nailhead details or chevron pattern is more contemporary. Bring a pop of color to your space with a bright or multicolored option, or add some much-needed pattern in an all-white room. You can also add style by experimenting with material. Leather and wood are classic options, while an upholstered or plastic piece can veer more modern, depending on the other finishes. When it comes to material, you want to think about both practicality and design after all, wood and plastic are more durable when little kids or pets are involved since they're easy to wipe up and hard to ruin.