Creative Interiors Guest Article: “Contemporary Decorating.”

By Gina Graham,
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 8:00 AM CST

Contemporary decorating is intended to create uncluttered, comfortable and spacious living areas through a minimalist approach. Contemporary décor is often noted by light-filled spaces with slick finishes, open floor plans, geometric shapes, and minimal furnishings. Organic materials that are used as accents include metals, glass, and stone. Contemporary furnishings boast clean-lined chairs and tables, tailored upholstery and slipcovers, and accents of intriguing shapes. Furniture should be comfortable but not bulky.

Slim window treatments are designed for a space to blend rather than to contrast with wall colors. Choices for drapery materials include silks, rayon blends, velvets, and wool, which can warm the sleek line of contemporary furniture. Upholstery is often done in leather and suede. Clean, uncluttered surfaces enhance contemporary styling.

Traditional contemporary decorating focuses on neutral whites, creams, taupes, browns, and blacks; bold colors can create detailing and add excitement to contemporary décor. Splashes of bold, bright hues can accentuate specific features and add personality to a contemporary-styled space. Take the time and fan them on facebook and don’t forget to Follow them on Twitter @CreateIntBG or youtube.

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