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Best Tips to Achieve a Contemporary Style at Home

Best Tips to Achieve a Contemporary Style at Home

Referring to anything of the present moment, contemporary design borrows elements from many other aesthetics and is ever-evolving. So what’s trending today? The answer is neutral colour palettes, curved lines, and minimalism.

The key design principles of the Contemporary style

#1 A neutral colour palette

Black, white and grey are the cornerstone colours of contemporary design. With walls painted in a basic neutral colour, you have a wonderful backdrop for accessories in pure and saturated tones like indigo, rust and tan. But remember that bright colours should be used sparingly.

If you decide to stick to neutrals only, be sure to include lots of texture to add visual interest to your room.

Contemporary dining room by Milray Park designer Kate Leabeater
Contemporary dining room by Milray Park designer Kate Leabeater
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Contemporary living room by Milray Park Designer Bhodi Wells
Contemporary living room by Milray Park Designer Bhodi Wells

#2 Focus on shape

With their curved lines and organic shapes, furniture pieces are carefully chosen to make a bold statement while decor elements focus on form and aesthetic charms. Contemporary design is all about blending comfort with sophistication to create a fresh look and feel.

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Credit: Eyes Woon
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Credit: Studio DB

#3 A sense of limitless time and place

Contemporary design is able to evoke a strong sense of place, without referencing one specific destination. This style feels fresh and new because it often subtly refers to both the past, present and future through an edited collection of accessories and accents that defy one single specific historical or geographical reference point. Paradoxically, this is how this style creates a unique and strong sense of place.

Credit: Dylan Farrell Design
Credit: Dylan Farrell Design
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Credit: Claire Del Mar
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