You’ll know, if you follow regularly that I’m a little bit partial to contemporary styles. I love contemporary furniture of all kinds, and whilst I don’t always want the full contemporary look, this is is essentially the basis for the way I decorate my own home. Coupled with a love of Scandi and a bit of colour, I use contemporary home interiors to create my own home and so I wanted to share some of the reasons why I love it so much. And why I think you should give it a go.
Don’t get confused between modern and contemporary of course, they’re quite different. Modern often referring to the Modernism movement which began in the late 1800s, and then contemporary which really refers to anything of the moment, and as such is always changing.
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Contemporary Living Rooms:
There’s nothing as sleek and beautiful as a contemporary styled living room, particularly when the focal point is a stunning contemporary sofa.
I recently took a trip to Italy for our summer holiday staying in a gorgeously styled AirBnB apartment and the wonderful Italian leather sofa was divine. In soft beige tones, taking up the full corner of the room and with adjustable head and arm rests I was completely at home. Now my own particular love of cushions means I’d always want to soften the edges a little but if you love a pure contemporary look, then this is definitely the way to go.
Well not dining exactly, but storage that works well for any dining space. Again, simple designs with some symmetry of spacing is a true reflection of a contemporary piece, and probably why they appeal to me so much. I’m a sucker for anything symmetrical. I particularly love this image, which demonstrates how contemporary pieces don’t have to fit into a white, neutral space, and work well with the current trend of dark or botanical walls.
Contemporary Dressing Tables:
Start the day by sitting at an elegant yet practical dressing table, perfect in the corner of any bedroom. I know many think that contemporary designs have to be styled together but I’m a big believer in mixing up styles and periods to create the home that you love. Why not mix your contemporary dressing table with a vintage chair, repainted to coordinate with your scheme?
Oh how I love a stylish mirror, particularly one with angles. Whilst this isn’t overly ornate, it has a prettiness to it’s design that is sometimes missing from a contemporary piece. Mirrors are a fabulous way to make a small room feel bigger as we all know, and this huge mirror would make an incredible focal point in a room, as well as offering a practical element to the look and feel too.
I’m currently decorating my dining room, so on the lookout for a pendant light that helps create the look I want and doesn’t detract from other pieces in the room. Contemporary lighting is often smooth, angular or textured (sometimes all 3) and fits well in a contemporary design. Having said that I’ve used lighting just like this in a more industrial setting, as well as mixed it up with colour, softer lines and plenty of accessories. My recent living makeover shows just this I think.
So are you convinced that you could update your home with some beautiful contemporary furniture and designs?
I’d love to know your thoughts, so drop me a comment below.
Images: All Images courtesy of Denelli Italia