This week in my decorating style series I’m going to tell you about the characteristics of contemporary style decorating. Contemporary style encompasses a range of styles developed in the latter half of the 20th century and is characterized by clean lines and a minimalist look while at the same time still giving your home a comfortable and welcoming feel. A contemporary style home will be filled with  neutral elements and tone-on-tone colors such as brown, taupe, cream and white. You will also see hints of bold color throughout either in artwork, textiles, or decorative accents.

Simplicity, line and space, texture, shapes and colors are the key elements that define contemporary style decorating.

Here are some of the characteristics of  Contemporary Style Decorating:

  • Furniture made of light-colored woods  such as maple and birch with minimal grain, frosted or clear glass, stainless steel, nickel and chrome.
  • Natural fabrics such as silk, wool, linen and cotton are used for their textural aspect and inherent neutral hues.
  • Bold colors or abstract patterned pillows, rugs, or curtains
  • Neutrals, black, and white are the main colors in contemporary style interiors. The palette is often accented with bright and bold color.
  • High ceilings, expansive bare windows, open floor plans and lots of natural light
  • Recessed lighting, Track lighting and spotlights are used to draw the eye to a painting, poster, or print.
  • as well as floor and table lamps with straight sleek lines.
  • Use furniture and accessories to make a bold statement
  • Less is more, simplicity is key in contemporary decorating
  • Floors should be bare and smooth in wood, tile, or vinyl
  • Frames in high-gloss or matte black, natural wood, or metal finishes are great for artwork

Contemporary Style Decorating is perfect for people who like clean lines, open spaces and a casual atmosphere free of clutter.

Here are a few Contemporary Style decorating ideas and inspirations.

I hope you enjoy!

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"Contemporary Master Bedroom"

 

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