Welcome to the Contemporary Decorating Style, where you will discover an exquisite range of quality tables, chairs, furniture and decorating accessories to create a unique Contemporary look.
Today's contemporary interiors are comfortable and welcoming without being cluttered or dark. Their emphasis is on simplicity, line and space, texture and colour, rather than fine detail and elaborate pattern. It starts with a tone-on-tone colour palette of brown, taupe, cream and white which provides the backdrop for bright bold colour. This colour can appear on the walls, or be used in accessories-the choice is yours. Use black to ground and unify the space. Furniture should be uncluttered, devoid of carving and decoration, have clean, slim lines and exposed legs, being made from wood that has minimal graining in light or dark finishes. Upholstered furniture is often black, white or neutral in leather grain or textured natural fibres, such as linen, cotton, silk and wool.
Furniture and accessories often feature frosted or clear glass, stainless steel, nickel and chrome, to showcase the beauty of these metals in addition to the sleekness of their decorating purpose.
Punch up the scheme with shots of strong colour in artwork, lighting and cushions, keeping geometric pattern to a minimum in cushions and rugs. Lamps and interesting pendants become artistic statements as sculptural pieces as well as usable lighting.
Always apply the principle that less is more in a contemporary interior, because space has equal importance to the room's elements. Nothing in your overall design should overpower or dominate, rather it should work in totality.