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6 tips for designing in Contemporary Style


If you are someone who gets easily bored with the monotonous surrounding, living in the same setup for years, then you have to be liking the Contemporary Design Style. A style that keeps changing and you can update it depending on the running trends and your choices. In this article we are discussing contemporary design style in brief with the knowledge required for you to revamp your current setting or renovating the whole. Please make sure to bookmark this page and subscribe to our newsletters for more such articles and designs.



1. WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY DESIGN STYLE ?

Contemporary which means ‘of the present time’, is a design style that doesn’t belong to any particular period. The only thing that is constant about contemporary style is the change. It changes with time and reflects the popular styles of the current design trends. This style is more about creating spaces then things. This style gives you the freedom to combine and create spaces that can be easily changed with the trend.

The interior design of this style focuses on the basics of line, shape and form. This style is the combination of various aesthetics and it keeps evolving with time. The current characteristics of contemporary style include neutral palette, a lot of natural light, curved lines and is minimal.


2. MAIN FEATURES OF CONTEMPORARY STYLE:

Contemporary design style is defined by its sophistication and simplicity and you need to have the following elements in your design to complete the contemporary look.

  • Subtle

  • Clean lines

  • Solid colors

  • Use of texture

  • Clean appearance

  • Sleek

  • Fresh

  • Smooth surfaces

Main focus of Contemporary Design:

  • Color

  • Shape

  • Space



3. CONTEMPORARY DESIGN STYLE COLOR PALETTE:

  • Contemporary design style is characterized by neutral and elegant color palette.

  • Neutral backgrounds provide amazing opportunities for bold colored accessories.

Neutral Color palette :the colors to go for to achieve contemporary design style.

  • Whites

  • blacks

  • grays

  • Tans

  • Brown

  • Taupe

  • Cream

  • Pure White


Accents can be added by:

  • Painting a wall to highlight Using Bold colors

  • furniture piece

  • Small Vivid decorative elements

  • Ex: Area rug

  • Throw Pillows

  • Lighting Fixtures

  • Artwork



Wood Tones:

  • Very light or Dark tones

  • Ex: Flooring

  • Shelves

  • Picture frames

  • End table




4. CONTEMPORARY DESIGN STYLE FURNITURE:

Contemporary design style furniture is :

  • clean

  • simple

  • without any decorations.

  • No elaborate details.

  • No floral prints.

  • Smooth

  • Natural material

  • Geometric silhouettes

  • straight lines

  • Solid hues and finishes

  • Throw pillows to bring in pops of color



  • Upholstery in contemporary designs should be in neutrals with fabrications like:

  • Wool

  • Jute

  • linen

  • cotton

  • silk



5. CONTEMPORARY DESIGN STYLE LIGHTING:

In Contemporary Design Style lighting is used as an art piece.

  • Bringing in as much Natural light as possible.

  • Lighting with sculptural shapes contrasting with the simplicity of the space.

  • No collection of lighting.



6. NATURE IN CONTEMPORARY DESIGN STYLE:

A dramatic effect in contemporary design style.

  • Bringing in nature makes the space feel more lively.

  • Use of large plants and flowers.

  • Simple containers with large flowers and leaves.

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