Although I have always admired the traditional design style with its intricate architectural details, I personally have always been a fan of contemporary and modern design. Simple yet sophisticated life. No clutter, just bold and basic pieces with clean simple lines and subtle sense of sophistication. Simplicity.
A contemporary room doesn’t have ruffles, fringe, busy floral prints, or furniture with fussy carved details. Some of the hallmarks of contemporary interior design include lots of chrome metallic accents and liberal use of glass or mirrors as a way to visually ‘open up’ small spaces. For upholstered furniture, wool, linen, jute, and other fabrics with lots of texture seem to be the most popular choice. Floors are usually bare wood, tile, or vinyl, although many people do choose to incorporate bold geometric patterned rugs into their design scheme to provide a bit of warmth and sound control.
As far as color palettes go, the classic contemporary look relies heavily on black, white, and natural tan colors. However, it’s common for fans of this design style to accent a room with a few bold touches. Oranges, reds and lime greens are the ‘tried-and-tested’ accent colors.