If you have been wanting to change the interior design of your home but are afraid it will be too difficult, never fear! In many cases, you can use much of what you already have in new ways to create your new style. At Window Treats serving Allenhurst, we’re always happy to give our customers tips on how to change the look of their homes. Today we’re discussing ways to bring a contemporary design style in. Read on to learn more!
Contemporary Design Style
Contemporary design is often confused with modern design (because the words are synonyms), but they’re actually different styles. Contemporary design is about trending pieces and styles, while modern design is about the mid-1900s. Contemporary style brings in more softening: rounded, clean lines and a base of neutral colors. It is simple and sophisticated, and it focuses on updated materials and on-trend shapes and textures. Adding contemporary style to your home is as easy as following the tips below.
The contemporary home is uncluttered. You might like to display lots of décor, but if you have every piece out there, it might be too much for true contemporary design. Pare it down by keeping only the pieces you truly love. The space will already start to feel updated and fresh.
Start With Neutral Colors
The base for your contemporary home should be grounded in neutral colors like beige, gray, white, and cream. You could also go with black. If you want to add pops of color, do so in accessories, artwork, or window fashions.
Texture is a fun part of contemporary design. You can add it in metal, stone, and glass. You can also use textiles such as silk, wool, linen, and cotton in neutral or plain colors for accent pillows or rugs. Bring in some geometric patterns or use natural wood on a wall. For your windows, consider Provenance® Woven Woods, which are made from natural reeds, woods, grass, and bamboo, to add nature to the room.
Be Sure Your Lighting Is Right
To add depth and create visual interest, use light and shadow in your space. Have light sources both above and below to create the right lines in the room. And let natural light do some work too, by getting a window treatment to control the light the way you want. Speak with one of our representatives about your needs today.
Contemporary Design in Monmouth Beach
Window Treats, Inc. is service-oriented business specializing in custom shades, blinds and draperies. We serve residential & commercial customers throughout New Jersey & New York, including Allenhurst, Brooklyn, Cherry Hill, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Elberon, Englewood, Fair Haven, Freehold, Holmdel, Little Silver, Locust, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manhattan, Marlboro, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Monroe, New Brunswick, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Rumson, Spring Lake, Teaneck. Contact us for a consultation!