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Contemporary Decor For Your Home

By Abbie Osborne-Wilson

Many people choose contemporary designs for their home decor with the focus of providing comfort and giving an elegant look to their homes. If you prefer simple and minimal furniture with spacious surroundings, then contemporary style can suit your home in the best possible manner. The color scheme used for this kind of design is not very vibrant but they look subtle and classy at the same time. Beige, white and black are the colors, which you would notice in majority of the homes that use this style of home decor.

Of course, you can add interesting accessories in the room as you want but they must not be too loud, which distracts the viewer from the main focus of the room. You can add sleek and modern furniture made using dark wood with different accents to provide warmth to the surroundings. Combining traditional furniture with modern ones may not be a good idea and can spoil the appearance and look of the room. Dining tables made using glass tops, which have a simple and modern design that can match with the rest of the decor, can be used to fit in this decor.

Using materials like bamboo for a blind or curtain will add extra elegance into the room. Plus a lot of the contemporary stuff out right now is also friendly to the economy. Contemporary though is a very uncluttered look with sleek lines.

Bright and colorful throwaway cushions made using smooth and soft fabrics can lend an attractive look to this style of decor. Hand tufted rugs, modern rugs made using natural materials can be used to accentuate your decor. You can even use designer rugs and hand knotted rugs to give a personal touch while decorating your homes. Flooring can be in wood and usually pine and mahogany look good against the subtle and light color scheme. You can even match accessories with wood furniture in varying tones to give a similar appearance and enhance the look.

Lighting should be soft and subtle which can be used to highlight the important aspects of your decor. Mood or accent lighting and spotlights can be used for adding a special touch and creating a perfect balance for maintaining harmony among various elements of the decor. If you have any artwork like sculptures in the room, then you can accentuate it by using floor lamps.

Paintings are another way that you can add some color into a room that is done in the contemporary style. These can even be used as a focal point to the room. But remember if you want to keep to the contemporary look that you shouldn’t have too many things in the room.

Keep up with current Modern Interior Design styles and enhance your home with modern area rugs.

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