Most of the time, everyone confuses the modern and contemporary style of interior designs when both are unique on their own. Contemporary style is different because it is more flamboyant and embraces all manner of current design trends in a single aesthetic. This sounds confusing, right? Let’s take a look at how Fifth Avenue Design incorporated a beautiful contemporary style in this interior design.
- Oblique lines
The contemporary style does not conform to any rules. It’s the kind of style that simply goes with the flow. So if bold and angular lines are in trend, then you can bet that the contemporary style interior will have a few of those, just like the ceiling design in this image.
- All colors in style
A contemporary style interior design has no set color palate. It uses any and every kind of color that is trending at that moment. It can even be designed in a variety of contrasting colors at ones. If you look at this image, you’ll see how this variety in color scheme can be used in context of the existing design.
- Quirky Furniture and Accessories
As with everything else, there is no set theme for furniture and accessories in a contemporary style interior design. You can pair up a traditional style chandelier with space age furniture and still make this style seem relevant and beautiful, as shown in this image. In fact, both elements can seem very pleasantly contrasting with each other.
- Focused Lighting
Focused or accent lighting is a great way to highlight the eclectic tastes of the contemporary interior design style. So you can use track lighting to create beautiful spotlights all throughout your interior design like in the image below.
- Unique Focal Points
You should always consider the fact that all contemporary interiors must have a unique focal point. It can be a piece of furniture, an accessory or a painting. This interior uses the zany dining table set to create a beautiful focal point that engages the eye very pleasantly.
- Emphasizing Contemporary Trends
When you’re designing a contemporary style interior design, you always have to incorporate the trending style of that particular time. You also have to make sure that these trends fit in the context of your design. For example, you cannot design double-height atriums in a small residence. But you can design concealed storage shelves in a corner wardrobe form like in this image.
- Modern Materials
You always have to use modern materials in a contemporary style interior design. This is one of the defining characteristics of this style. If you use older materials then your interior design may look vintage or rustic. So, just like this interior, use innovative materials like chrome laminates, acrylic backsplashes and porcelain tiles.
- Under-cabinet lighting and Toe-kicks
Innovative lighting is a linchpin element of the contemporary style. You cannot simply tack on regular LEDs in a simple ceiling plan and call it contemporary. Make use of the recent lighting trends, like the toe-kicks and under-cabinet lighting in this kitchen interior.
- Innovative Layout
Planning a unique layout is another must in all contemporary interiors. This means you have to get creative with the furniture design as well. You can design a platform bed with a zany looking wardrobe-come-dresser like this one in your interiors in order to set them apart, but still follow recent trends.