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Tips to Remember and Features to Include in Contemporary Styled Interiors

If you like new trends and in-the-moment fads, then contemporary style of interior designing is your call. Unlike what is otherwise considered as cold and minimalist, contemporary house interiors marvel for being more comfortable and less cluttered. They come out as fresh and sleek for stressing more on color, shape, and space.

Now that you seem interested to dig deeper into this form of interior designing, so let's get cracking.

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Points to Remember

a. Neutrals, black, brown, taupe and white are the main colors in contemporary house interiors.

Brown is a preferred color in contemporary interiors | Photo Credit: www.pixabay.com

b. Walls should have a basic neutral backdrop and paired with bold colored accessories viz rugs, pillows, artwork and light fixtures. In case you plan to paint a wall bright, neutrals should be used elsewhere. But the key is to keep it simple and uncluttered.

Walls with bold colored artwork | Photo Credit: www.pexels.com

c. All structural details like air ducts, broken bricks, exposed plumbing pipes can be painted in bold contrasting colors or their appearance can be diminished by blending them with the walls.

Exposed plumbing pipes contrasted with wall color | Photo Credit: pinterest.com

d. For a clean and sleek look, metals like stainless steel, nickel and chrome are in high preference. Metals work excessively well in kitchens, bathrooms and home accessories viz lamps, shelves and furniture pieces, among others.

Metal lamps in contemporary interiors | Photo Credit: dusklights.co.uk

e. Smooth, clean, geometric shapes are seen and fabrics viz wool, silk, linen, crushed velvet, cotton and jute are used.

Crushed velvet bed | Photo Credit: lovelivinguk.co.uk

f. To counterbalance the clean and smooth lines of metal accents, elements like furniture upholstery, fabric window treatments and over-sized pillows should be used. Elaborate patterns must be avoided.

Fabric window treatments counterbalance the smooth lines of metal accents | Photo Credit: windowtreatmentscenter.info

g. Furniture should be simple and uncluttered without curves or decoration. While sofas, chairs and ottomans have exposed legs, beds and chairs usually lack skirts, trims, fringes or tassels. Pillows are seen to add a dash of color.

Sofa and ottoman with exposed legs | Photo Credit: precedent-furniture.com

h. Ruffles, excessive carved details, fringe or floral prints should be avoided.

Floral prints should be avoided | Photo Credit: pinterest.com

i. Floors should be bare and smooth specially in wood, tile or vinyl. Add color and texture with plain or geometric-patterned area rugs.

Geometric patterned rug | Photo Credit: pinterest.com

j. Track lighting, floor lamps, pendants and recessed lighting are preferred. Consider cove lighting or indirect light for more effect.

Track lighting is preferred in contemporary interiors | Photo Credit: certified-lighting.com

k. Generous use of metal, stone and opaque or clear glass.

Metal artifacts | Photo Credit: balkancelts.wordpress.com

l. Avoid colorful and fussy prints. Two-tone prints work well.

Two-tone turtle prints | Photo Credit: flextiles.wordpress.com

m. Add colors and metallic elements on light fixtures to make them look like an artwork with sculptural details and clean lines.

Metallic elements on light fixtures | Photo Credit: affordablelamps.com

n. Sculptures or art on a stand can be placed at eye level by using a structural column or pedestal should be a well fit.

Sculptures on a stand | Photo Credit: sbmodernhome.com

o. Large blossoms with interesting leaves work better than small arrangements.

Large flowers look better in contemporary interiors | Photo Credit: www.aliexpress.com

p. Frames in high-gloss or matte black, natural wood or metal finishes are great.

High gloss black frame | Photo Credit: fourteen-4.co.uk

q. Keep dinnerware contemporary. Bring in texture with silverware, napkins, place mats and center pieces.

Contemporary square dinnerware | Photo Credit: pinterest.co.uk

r. Wood surfaces chosen are usually in extremely light or dark tones. You could opt to choose from a wide range of finishes, stains, woods and designs for the unique flooring of your choice.

Light oak wood flooring | Photo Credit: casualhomefurnishings.com

s. Wooden elements can be incorporated into other aspects of your interiors as flower pots, picture frames, shelves, tables, and floor lighting.

Wooden tables are integral to contemporary interiors | Photo Credit: pinterest.com

Has this article helped you in getting a little familiar with the contemporary style of interior designing? If yes, then do share your views in the comment section below and if no, then let us know what went wrong.

Madhurima Das

Madhurima Das

Madhurima is a microbiologist by qualification and writer by choice, emotional yet practical, sensitive yet sensible. She is always enthusiastic about good music, books, food, and destinations.

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