Contemporary Design Ideas

When it comes to styling your home, if you enjoy keeping up with current styles and a cool modern vibe, then chances are you are a Contemporary style follower. Contemporary design is inherently trendy as it's a design style that is always evolving and quite literally means "of now". What does this mean as far as furniture and decore looks? Well, contemporary style design furniture has softer lines and rounded edges as opposed to the linear nature of modern or even some Mid-Century looks. When it comes to patterns, contemporary style consists heavily of solid colors and subtle patterns. You’ll find a neutral inspired color palette which aids in the serene effect that this design style creates. The neutral elements also allow the focus to be on the shape and lines happening within the design itself rather than the accessories and extra ‘fluff’. There are some basic rules to follow when designing a contemporary style home. The first, as mentioned previously is the use of the color. Neutral colors are the main stars of this particular design style, however, that doesn’t mean you can ‘pop’ a color! Using an accent of blue or green, or another color that isn’t too loud is a beautiful way to add some personality to your space. Black is often used in contemporary style design as a grounding color, adding contrast and bold sharp contrast to the neutrals. Another basic rule to follow with contemporary style is lines and spacing. This one may seem a bit obvious, but it’s very important. Being intentional about the use of horizontal and vertical lines in your contemporary space creates energy and flow in an environment. The space that is not filled, like the space between furniture, the bare space on the walls, etc, is just as important as the space that is taken up with solid items in the space. This rule is all about striking a balance, taking advantage of the structural elements of a space, and to let each piece of furniture and decor stand in its individuality and shine in the space. Though not as extreme as minimalist style, contemporary style does follow a less is more approach when it comes to furnishing. The furniture should be chosen with great intention, as it should make a bold statement within the space! When there is less, the less needs to stand out and yet be simple. Geometry and smooth clean lines play a role in contemporary style, as does the actual materials used for the furniture. For example, a sleek dining table with smooth wood and an X base would be more appropriate for the contemporary design than a raw and rustic style table. Extra frill, like fringe on rugs, curvacious sofas, and loud prints should be skipped with contemporary design. Go simple, bold, and structural and you will find yourself with a beautiful contemporary foundation. By following these simple design tricks, your contemporary home can feel polished and highly stylized! We hope you enjoy our Contemporary Design Ideas and find much inspiration.

Geometrical Shapes Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Dining Room

Geometrical Shapes Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Dining Room

This dining room serves as an excellent reminder of how simple geometric shapes can enhance a space. By selecting items that accentuated the geometrical shapes in the architecture, such as the dining table's arched curve, our designer changed elevated the beauty of the room.

Minimalist-Maximalist Where Subtle Lines Add Harmony

Minimalist-Maximalist Where Subtle Lines Add Harmony

This bedroom feels so put together, filled with eye-catching patterns from the geometric rug to the line art on the wall. The design is cohesive, restful, and eye-catching, thanks to the repetition of slender black and white lines.

Geometric Shapes Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Bedroom

Geometric Shapes Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Bedroom

This bedroom serves as a beautiful reminder of how simple geometric shapes can enhance a space. Every item in this room has a simple form with minimal ornamentation. Still, because each piece is so distinct from the geometric-patterned rug to the arched mirrors, the space feels super dynamic, giving the eyes lots of places.

Seaside View with Bold Contemporary Styling

Seaside View with Bold Contemporary Styling

Everyone loves a good ocean view, but it can be tricky, creating a decor that lives up to such grandiose surroundings. To make a space that could live up to the vista outside, our designer chose a minimal arrangement with bold silhouettes that help accentuates the seaside but not distract from it.

Beachy Oasis in Bold Contemporary Styling

Beachy Oasis in Bold Contemporary Styling

Everyone loves a good ocean view, but it can be tricky, creating a decor that lives up to such grandiose surroundings. To make a space that could live up to the vista outside, our designer chose a minimal arrangement with bold silhouettes that help accentuates the seaside but not distract from it.

Subtle Lines Add Harmony to Minimalist-Maximalist Space

Subtle Lines Add Harmony to Minimalist-Maximalist Space

This bedroom feels so put together, filled with eye-catching patterns from the geometric rug to the pillows on the bed. The design is cohesive, restful, and eye-catching, thanks to the repetition of slender black and white lines.

Geometric Entryway in Bold Minimalist Style

Geometric Entryway in Bold Minimalist Style

This entryway serves as a good reminder of how simple geometric shapes can carrier a bold impact. Every item in this space has a simple form with minimal ornamentation. Still, because each piece is so distinct from the triangular bits of mirror in the wall art to the circle in the sconce, the space feels super dynamic, giving the eyes lots of places.

Letting Color Lead the Way in a Bold Contemporary Space

Letting Color Lead the Way in a Bold Contemporary Space

This canary yellow sofa is a real statement piece and is the heart of this bold contemporary design scheme. The graphic black and white patterns further enhance the sofa's vivacious quality making this room feel lively and fun!

Geometric Influences Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Dining Room

Geometric Influences Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Dining Room

This dining room serves as an excellent reminder of how simple geometric shapes can enhance a space. By selecting items that accentuated the geometrical shapes in the architecture, such as the dining table's arched curve, our designer changed elevated the beauty of the room.

Geometric Shapes Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Dining Room

Geometric Shapes Abound in Bold Minimalist-Maximalist Dining Room

This dining room serves as an excellent reminder of how simple geometric shapes can enhance a space. Every item in this space has a simple form with minimal ornamentation. Still, because each piece is so distinct from the diamond-patterned pink rug to the striking lines and spheres that make up the chandelier, the space feels super dynamic, giving the eyes lots of places.

California Casual Living Room

California Casual Living Room

This living room is a welcoming gathering spot with an open layout that’s unfussy, rooted in comfort, and suffused with light. We worked in beachy accents, organic touches, and rustic elements that emphasize relaxed living (think seagrass-wrapped chairs, stone tables, and a hefty chandelier).

California Casual Dining Room

California Casual Dining Room

This California casual dining space is anchored in comfort that combines a wide range of furnishings to emphasize ease. A large table in light wood keeps the space from feeling cramped, while cane dining chairs make for casual and stylish companions.

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