If you like to keep ‘current’ and prefer an uncluttered fresh and stylish look, Contemporary Style décor could be the one for you. The Contemporary Interiors Style is about clean sleek lines and a lack of fussy or feminine elements. This is a morphing look that is constantly evolving and is often paired with other styles to give them a new edge compared with their purist roots. Colour blocking, natural lighting via large windows and outdoor/indoor integration and geometic or sculptural shapes are designer techniques for achieving Contemporary Style.
Styling and layering is kept friendly and relaxed and relatively minimal in this type of interior. Pops of colour via a rug, a giant artwork, one wall or one piece of furniture can add interest without creating unnecessary bulk or interference to the open airy flow of space and energy. Contemporary homes often have an open floor plan so this style is one that can move throughout an entire home whilst maintaining an untaxing effect.
Color, lighting, furniture and fabrics all help to define Contemporary Style interiors. By paying attention to simplicity, a little sophistication, texture and clean lines, you can create a sleek, fresh, quiet yet cosy interior.
Contemporary Style interiors utilise black, white and neutrals as a base palette complimented by bold and brightaccent tones. Walls painted in basic neutrals provide an incredible backdrop for bold colored accessories. For bright walls, neutral hues should be applied everywhere else.
Contemporary Style furniture pieces are functional and comfortable with smooth, clean shapes and light in both weight and appearance. Upholstered furniture usually wears neutral tones in textured natural fibers such as linen and cotton.
Proper lighting design can make a real style statement in a contemporary interior. Use floor and table lamps with straight lines as well as sleek metallic finishes. Add interest to your room with a track or recessed lighting, highlighting your strategically placed art as well as accessories.
The Contemporary Style centers on creating a relaxed functional space to support a busy and varied lifestyle that includes family and friends. It’s a style you can easily make your own and one that can move with you as your circumstances, outlook, houses and lifestages change. Enjoy our selection our beautiful contemporary furniture and homewares below.