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How to Add Contemporary Details to Your Home

How to Add Contemporary Details to Your Home

Contemporary design is all about sleek lines, minimalist aesthetics, and a sense of sophistication. If you're looking to update your home with a modern touch, incorporating contemporary details can make a significant impact.

Below we will explore practical tips and ideas to help you add contemporary elements to your living space. From furniture choices to color schemes, we've got you covered.

Embrace Minimalism

Contemporary design is synonymous with simplicity and minimalism. Start by decluttering your space and removing unnecessary items.

Opt for clean lines and uncluttered surfaces when selecting furniture pieces. Choose pieces with sleek designs, minimal ornamentation, and a focus on functionality. Minimalist furniture like streamlined sofas, simple dining tables, and sleek storage solutions will instantly modernize your home.

Introduce a Neutral Color Palette

Contemporary spaces often feature a neutral color palette with bold pops of color as accents. Start by painting your walls in shades of white, beige, or gray to create a clean and timeless backdrop. 

Incorporate splashes of color through accent walls, vibrant artwork, or bold accessories like throw pillows and rugs. Don't be afraid to experiment with a combination of neutrals and vibrant hues to create a visually striking contrast.

Upgrade Your Lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role in contemporary design. Replace outdated light fixtures with modern, sleek options that make a statement. Pendant lights with clean lines, floor lamps with minimalist designs, and recessed lighting can add a contemporary touch to any room.

 Consider installing dimmer switches to create versatile lighting options and achieve the desired ambiance. Don't forget to leverage natural light by using sheer curtains or blinds that allow ample sunlight to filter in.

Choose Statement Furniture Pieces

Selecting the right furniture is key to achieving a contemporary look. Opt for furniture pieces with exciting shapes, clean lines, and a focus on comfort. Incorporate materials like glass, metal, and leather for a modern edge. 

Choose a statement sofa or a sculptural accent chair as a focal point in your living room. Invest in a sleek dining table with minimalist chairs for your dining area. Remember, less is more, so aim for quality over quantity.

Incorporate Modern Art and Accessories

Contemporary art and accessories can instantly elevate the style of your home. Choose bold and abstract pieces that reflect your personality and add visual interest to your walls. Consider large-scale artwork or a gallery wall with a mix of frames for a modern gallery feel. 

Add decorative accessories like geometric vases, metallic accents, and textured rugs to create depth and texture in your space. However, avoid overdoing it to maintain the sleek and uncluttered aesthetic.

Upgrade to Contemporary Hardware

Modern design centers around clean lines and sleek shapes. Experimenting with different shapes in your hardware uniquely adds a contemporary style to your home.

OurCircolo Collection takes a new approach to simple round door hardware. Perfectly symmetrical circles in a variety of finishes add interest to something that is usually overlooked. OurCircolo Crystal Knob is a fresh modern take on crystal that looks beautiful in modern design

Our Quadrato Collection's smooth yet defined corners add a contemporary feel to any modern design. TheQuadrato Collection is a perfect stylish choice for interior hardware and comes in many different finishes and textures.

Add Contemporary Details to Your Home

Take inspiration from these tips and infuse your own personal style to create a home that exudes sophistication and modernity. Get started today and enjoy the sleek and stylish ambiance of a contemporary home.

Interested in learning more about contemporary design? Read our other blog that does a deep dive into contemporary styles.

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