|Contemporary furniture is characterized by sleek lines,
understated color, and clutter-free space. A contemporary room
draws its energy and atmosphere from neutral shades, simple
coloring schemes, and a minimalist décor. Contemporary furniture
can be spoiled if added to a room that is over furnished. Sleek
lines can really be appreciated in a room that has space and
subtle tones. Here are seven ideas to keep in mind when choosing
contemporary furniture. 1. Always choose contemporary
furniture that is simple in design, construction and materials.
2. Keep your contemporary furniture choices to a bare minimum.
Purchase items that you really need, but leave out the side
tables, footstools, magazine racks, etc.
3. Choose a sofa that is sleek, simple and plain in color and
design. Don't add extra pillows. Just complement with a plain
wooden, glass or stone-top coffee table. Keep magazines, books
and other items in tidy piles and to a minimum.
4. Your walls should be painted with a single neutral color.
Contemporary furniture and contemporary style is lost in too
much bold color.
5. The floor should be a simple hard floor, of wood or stone,
not wall-to-wall carpet. For winter warmth, simply add a neutral
rug. 6. In a contemporary-styled room, lighting works best
when it isn't obvious. Use indirect lighting to add ambience and
to enhance the sleek design of your contemporary furniture.
Choose plain fixtures, lamps, and bases of ceramic or wrought
7. The same minimal philosophy applies to window furnishing.
Bare windows are best as they allow natural, unadulterated light
into a room. If you must cover them, again do so with the
simplest curtains. Tab-tops are better than pleats and ruffles.
And if you've bought wrought iron lamps or light fixtures, then
complement them with wrought iron curtain rods.
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