I discovered some great crocheted homewares with a contemporary feel using the Google image search - see what you think.
From Gretel you can purchase this crocheted rubber bowl - funky!
Maybe you'd prefer a crocheted light shade from Room #39.
This would leave great shadows on your walls!
Finally there is an amazing offering from our very own Marks and Spencers store - a colourful crochet beanbag: