How to Choose the Right Contemporary Furniture for your Home

Today’s modern home décor and style has the potential to draw more creative options than any other time in history. It is now easy to populate a household with a range of copy/paste styles, looks, and themes inspired by any point in history.

It is not uncommon for the vogue and stylish to take a unique approach to every room in their home, perhaps a lounge inspired by film noir, and a bedroom with all the flair and spice of the 1920s era.

Whatever style you’re into, you’re going to need a little bit of help piecing it all together, so here is some general advice for decorating your modern contemporary home.

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Contrasting Elements

If you have a lot of dark wood, trim, and room accents, it might be wise to contrast them with lighter colours along the same palette. Colours do not necessarily need to match all of the time; all you need to do is observe your colour palette to ensure complimentary or analogous colours.

Repetition, Repetition, Repetition

Another low hanging fruit when it comes to interior decoration is to use repetition to unite the various elements in any given room arrangement.

A handful of tried and true repetition mainstays include matching pillows, lamps, picture frames, and art pieces. Two or three pieces by the same artist can add some depth to your collection while creating consistency in the look and feel of the room.

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Selecting Patterns

A key way to simplify pattern selection for your lounge is to start with a design or pattern that you absolutely love, and then mix in additional patterns that gradually get smaller. Not too small, mind you. You don’t want the pattern to wash out from a distance.

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Texture Matters

Mixing textures effectively is just as important as mixing colours and patterns without clashing or coming across as an eye-sore. Some examples of wisely applied textures include exposed upholstery seams and weaved-in various thicknesses of fabrics.

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Bold Colours

When it comes to interior decoration, bold colours call for neutral accents, and vice versa. Solid colours create an excellent opportunity to provide balance while harmoniously highlighting patters on fabrics and wallpaper.

 

Furnishings

Carefully selected furnishings allow you to take traditional looks and challenge them with a new take – or simply arranging them next to contemporary furniture pieces to breathe new life into them. A modern rug (like these ones available at The Rug Retailer here) can make a piece of vintage furniture look contemporary chic.

A great way to introduce classic traditional furniture to your collection is by giving it an upholstery overhaul. Modern fabrics on classic furniture are a cool way to start a contemporary classic-look revival.

Experiment

No one gets it perfect the first time around. The trick is to have an open mind during your furniture selection process, and to hold on to your receipts!

An inexpensive way to mess around with trial and error while exploring your creative side is to shop at your local re-use centre for room accents that compliment your fine furnishings. It is not uncommon to find moulding and authentic vintage picture frames which will compliment your living space.

Author: Sam Charles

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze 🍓 Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute 🍕🐰 She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency, Float Digital ✨

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