Contemporary style of interior décor refers to décor style that is developed in latter half of 20th century. It is characterized by its simplicity, texture and clean lines. Here the importance is given to space rather than things. Use furniture and accessories to make a bold statement.
While decorating a house in contemporary style, one needs to pay attention to four aspects- color, furniture, lighting and fabric.
Color: Contemporary style relies heavily on neutral colors like cream, white, brown etc. If the walls are painted in neutral color, then go in for bold colored accessories. On the other hand if it is painted in bold color, better go for neutral colored accessories.
Furniture: Contemporary style furniture is made of light colored wood and features clean lines and smooth surfaces without any carvings or embellishments. Frosted or clear glass furniture also falls under the contemporary style. Furniture should be minimum and more importance should be given to space.
Lighting: Floor lamps and table lamps with metallic finish and straight lines are used in contemporary style of décor. Color can be provided in the form of shades. Spot lights are used to project art work or wall décor.
Fabrics: Furniture is upholstered in silk, cotton, jute or wool. Neutral colors like black, cream or white furniture are common. If at all bold colors and geometric shapes need to be incorporated, the same can be done in pillows or throws.
“Less is More” is the motto of contemporary style of décor. Try to bring in more space by using bold and big designs and patterns. Do away with cute and small stuffs.