What is a contemporary home? What does it look like and what features should you include in your home design to keep it contemporary? Today we answer these questions in this summary.
Today’s contemporary style is defined by curved lines, neutral colors and minimalism, but it may look slightly different in the future as it changes over time – it means ‘from this moment on’.
Neutral tones are the cornerstone of contemporary design. If you want to pay homage to this style, black, white, brown, and gray should make up the bulk of your design. Occasionally, fat solids can also be used. In this case, however, they are usually used sparingly and only as accents.
If you stick to mixing neutrals, it’s a good idea to add a lot of texture to your design. A variety of textures add visual interest to the room.
Shapes or forms are one of the basic elements of contemporary design. It is one of the elements that differentiates this design style from other similar aesthetics such as modern design. However, contemporary design goes a step further: these rooms often feature a mix of straight and elegantly curved lines, which can be seen as a slight nod to the style’s Art Deco roots.
Ideally, you should incorporate these striking lines into the design in a variety of ways. If you’re working on a remodel, consider adding an eye-catching architectural element like a beautifully designed fireplace or room divider. If not, try including some curved furniture, lighting, or decor.
The final key to creating a contemporary design is lighting the entire space, paying special attention to natural light. Make as many windows as big as possible, that’s the main point. Then incorporate all kinds of layered light you can: ambient, accent, task, anything you can and need, as a contemporary space should be full of light. Take a look at the examples we have put together for you and get inspired!