8 tips to emulate a contemporary style interior
- The De Stijl
There was a sub branch of modernism more than a quarter of a century back that had all the principle elements of modern design, but instead of monochromatic color palates, it emphasized on a more primary color integration into its design. Maybe the contemporary got inspired by that particular style, because adding a dash of vibrant color into a rather achromatic mix is a good way to ramp up the overall ambiance of your home.
- One in a million
Even when you are emulating a rather modern minimal vibe in your interior aesthetic, there needs to be at least one stand out element in the overall schematic that brings about a glitzy quality about that singular interior aspect. In the image below, for example, the overall design is rather grounded, but the flashy lighting in the ceiling and the puffy carpet rug make it a bit of a contemporary stand out.
- Flash within simplicity
While most contemporary designs are rather upbeat in aesthetic, they can also be a bit monotonous. It is how you create a dynamic within that monotony is what determines the true quality of your contemporary interior. In the interior below, the white on white aesthetic works because there is still a dynamic movement of eye within the austerity of design.
Create a rhythmic visual movement within singular design entity can be somewhat challenging, but definitely not impossible. The line work combined with the visual vibrancy should be distinct enough, but also come together in a great quality design.
- Style within Style
A layering of different styles is one of the better known qualities of a contemporary design. So when you try to emulate that in your home, you can always create that dichotomy with different styles of furniture that juxtapose an already layered theme in a particular interior design setting.
- Color and themes
A clear juxtaposition of color palate and thematic design is a must have within a contemporary theme. For example, in the image below you see an interior design that clearly has distinct neo classical elements, but the juxtaposed color scheme adds a cherry on top to this design.
While modern design is all about edgy lines and cutting edge features, contemporary is more rounded, and so well grounded when it comes to interiors, you can use various shapes and other wacky design elements to make your interior more interesting.
- Bring on the rococo
If you want to merge a little classical and traditional into the mix, then contemporary design would be the perfect base coat for your interior.