Contemporary Furniture – 5 Essential Living Room Ideas

It may even seem difficult to achieve a contemporary design in a day to day living space with a limited budget. But it needn’t be.

The word contemporary means ‘of this time’ in essence. So any modern design in existence today is said to be contemporary. What this gives is a great deal of flexibility in choice for those who enjoy modern contemporary furniture designs.

But with things changing so fast as far as décor fashions go, just how do you maintain a contemporary feel in your living space without needing to change and replace items every week?

5 Easy Strategies To Contemporary Design

* Less Is More – Any space that you would like to feel and look more contemporary needs to be clutter free. Clutter makes rooms look smaller and disorganized. Use clever hidden storage whenever you can. It’s almost impossible for any home today to not have any clutter at all, especially families, but just make sure that the clutter is hidden from view.

It can help to get everything in the room out so you can see your room and then just place back in those things that you really need. Try and get as much natural light into the room as possible.

* Modern Art Design – Modern art is a wonderful addition to any room. There is really a style to suit everyone whether it be paintworks, sculptures, or other décor items. The trick here is also not to overdo it. Too many will draw attention from each other. Look for parts of the room to have a focal point and use art with well placed lighting to bring it all together.

Even exotic indoor plants can be a living piece of art plus they add life to the room and help to cleanse the air.

* Splash Of Strong Colour – Colour is the single best way to get a contemporary feel into a room. Again too much colour will have the opposite effect. Although splashing a variety of colours around can still look great, but large areas bathed in various colours may be overdone. Look for the ways the natural light hits the room and areas you’d like to be your focal point. A great way to do this is to empty the room and paint it all white. Then you can see what you have to work with.

Work out what your base will be. It may remain the white, it may be a warm neutral, or even a darker shade can give a luxurious feel. You are governed by your personal likes and dislikes here. Once you have decided on your base, and it might even be stepping up in shades, then you can use strong splashes of colours here and there.

* One bright feature wall. Try stripes or blocks of colour

* Ornaments

* artworks,

* soft furnishings

* furniture

* plants/flower arrangement

* window glass colour

* Making The Most Of Soft Furnishings And Accessories – Soft furnishings really bring a contemporary design to life. The best part is that these are the things you can buy at bargain prices or even have a go at making yourself. This means you can change them out whenever a new colour palette catches your eye, or you are in the mood for a change.

Just buy some new cushions and throws and you’ll have a whole new look without changing the structural integrity of the room. Paint is also a cheap way to inject a room with a fresh look. Keep your base colour and simply change out your accents areas.

* Designer Furniture – People get a little nervous when it comes to designer furniture. They assume it will cost the earth and might seem eclectic or strange in their homes. Good designer furniture with a modern design comes in all shapes and sizes. It also comes in all price ranges. The trick is to think outside the box and remember that contemporary means modern or ‘of today’. This might mean you buy some contemporary chairs and decorate them with cushions and throws.

If you can afford one major contemporary furniture purchase that will be enough to build off. A fantastic design will never go out of fashion so you can work your room changes around it for many years to come. Make sure it’s something you love and is practical and comfortable to use.