A Chic & Contemporary Living Space For Just Under $10,000

Milray Park: Affordable Online Interior Design Service For $299 / room


Want to know how to turn an average space into a sleek and fresh haven? We could write an essay about this topic but because a picture is worth a thousand words we’ve turned our secret ‘tips’ into actions and, just for you, we’ve put together a chic and contemporary combined living/dining room look for just under $10,000!

To create the perfect contemporary and modern canvas for everyday living, we’ve opted for a neutral colour palette balanced with a mix of texture and pattern to introduce visual interest. 

The Living Area

Design note

The foundation of this look starts with a low profile lounge. In a soft grey, this timeless piece is one that will continue to please even as the rest of the space evolves with time.

To create a sense of curiosity, we’ve opted for quirky but muted prints and pulled the earthy tones from the artwork down off the wall into the cushions and side table. A mixture of bone tile and velvet shows the play between colour and texture while the knitted ottoman and fuzzy throw are an invitation to settle in and relax. 

The black and rattan occasional chair is the showpiece. You might have seen similar items while scrolling down your Insta feed or in every interiors magazine as this chair is definitely on-trend. Including it in the mix makes every other piece feel current, and ‘now’. And if you’re looking to invest in only one piece to freshen up an entire look, THIS is it!

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The Dining Area

Design note

The dining area is all about entertaining, a space where friends and family can sit around and enjoy for hours.

Linked to the living area through the use of black and rattan, the two spaces feel apart of the overall narrative. 

To create a ‘wow’ factor, we’ve picked a pendant light featuring an open design that lets light flow out to cast a warm glow so it can be hung low above the simple but elegant black dining table. 

Whether a bar, a servery or a display for the trendiest ceramics, the console table can be used as a multi-surface depending on the needs of the moment. And because it’s narrow, it can be placed almost anywhere in a space without crowding it.

The look is completed with rattan based dining chairs referencing the living area showpiece: the rattan occasional chair.

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Need some more help to achieve a contemporary look at home? Get started on your design project now with one of our talented interior designers on Milray Parks eDecorating platform. 

Milray Park gives all Australians access to personalised interior design services for one simple $299 flat-fee price.

Learn How it works and Get started on your design project!

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