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Contemporary home decor tips

Contemporary home decor tips

Contemporary décor is sometimes a bit confusing to get right. It is a mixture of modern décor’s clean lines (though in contemporary homes, the lines are not as harsh as those of modern homes) with open spaces, casual atmospheres, neutral colors and materials inspired by nature. You can add a bit of contemporary decor to your modern décor with these tips.


Contemporary décor relies on neutral colors such as brown, taupe, white, beige and cream. You can try adding a throw or cushion on your sofa that has one of these colors that will match the sofa. Others still find it useful to have an area rug or a part of wall painted with neutral colors. The area rugs should however be geometrically patterned.


Lighting is more of an artistic statement in contemporary home décor. Thus, use lamps that have straight lines and sleek looks, which should mostly be of metallic finishing. The colors should also be neutral colors.


Contemporary homes use furniture that is clean, smooth with geometric shapes. This furniture is often uncluttered and simple, lacking any hint of decoration. Materials used can be of birch or maple wood, which have very little graining and come light in color. Fabrics used on the furniture should preferably be natural fabrics such as jute, silk or wool.

A minimalist look should also be adhered to when decorating your home with contemporary décor. Thus, less is always more. Avoid having excessive decorations or carved details and instead go for a bare and structural look.