What is a Contemporary Design Style? Think sleek, smooth, fresh lines and solid colours, mainly subdued neutrals or daring hits of colour in furniture and accessories. Furniture can be sleek, low to the floor and frequently has straight legs or metal frames stressing basic forms and shapes. Graphic elements in wall art and other decor or as accents work great with this look.
The inspiration board: this living room is balanced, lively and yet stylish.
The black lines give a stable framework and foundation for this happy scheme. White and muted taupe-grey and blue-grey keeps it fresh and grounded. The touch of mustard gold is totally unexpected with the bright living coral orange, but here it adds interest, earthiness, sophistication and maturity. It goes well with the blue-grey.
The splashes (take note splashes only; used in moderation) of coral orange is vibrant and will keep you awake even during a dull, boring conversation! I feel like I’m on a caffeine high just staring at it 🙂 and I love it!
The placement of furniture and accessories is important to ensure that the space will not be confusing or too busy. A bold item can pop against a muted background, just like more subdued colours and shapes or simple lines can be embraced and enhanced against a bright, lively background.
The addition of decorating items and accessories, and the amounts of accent colours should be adjusted according to the size, shape and building style the space allows.
Don’t be afraid to use bold or bright colours. The amount and application is key.
I truly hope this inspired you!
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