Contemporary Interior Design Ideas

Are you wanting a Contemporary design look for your home? In today’s blog I will be giving you a few ideas on how you can achieve that look! In order to achieve this look you must be willing to be bold and trendy. Contemporary architecture usually has dramatic details and shapes because those are components that are a must have. The Contemporary style encompasses a range of styles which contain neutral elements and bold color, and they focus on the basics of line, shape and form. Natural materials, such as linen and jute, are often paired with curvy geometric furniture and mix-and-match metal and wood. To achieve the look of a contemporary home, consider colors, line and space, furniture, fabrics, and lighting.

Colors: Neutrals, black, and white are the main colors in contemporary style interiors. The palette is often accented with bright and bold color. Black is often used to ground and define a contemporary style room. With walls painted in a basic neutral, you have a wonderful backdrop for bold colored accessories. If a wall is a bright, bold color, neutrals should be used everywhere else. Shots of color are sometimes found on a single wall, in a striking floor rug, or in a special piece of art.

Line and Space: The most distinctive element of contemporary style interiors is line. It’s found in architectural details, use of bold color blocks, high ceilings, bare windows, and geometric shapes in wall art and sculpture. The bare space, on walls, between pieces of furniture, and above in upper areas, becomes as important as the areas filled with objects.

Furniture: The pieces of furniture feature clean lines and smooth surfaces without any carving or adornment. Furniture is made of light-colored woods such as maple and birch, frosted or clear glass, stainless steel, nickel, and chrome.

Fabrics: The fabrics that are used are usually silk, wool, linen, and cotton. They are used for their textural aspect and inherent neutral hues. However, bold color or geometric pattern may be brought into the design with pillows, a rug or a throw.

Lighting: Floor and table lamps have straight lines and sleek metallic finishes; color might be introduced with a special shade. Recessed or track lighting draws attention to well-placed art and accessories.

A contemporary style home can be a quiet and comfortable retreat. Studio 9 is ready to help you achieve the contemporary look that you are looking for, call us to set up an appointment. The pictures below are not of my work

-Raquel C.