Are you a fan of the contemporary style of home interior design? With contemporary style, you will see neutral elements paired with pops of bright color or pattern for dramatic effect. In contrast to modern style homes, contemporary decor is not as angular in design. In place of straight silhouettes, you will spot softened and rounded lines featured throughout the home.
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Contemporary homes feature a good deal of tone-on-tone color in browns, taupes, creams, and whites. Hues are typically integrated into spaces with pops of color on accent pieces like rugs, art, or even through brightly colored lampshades!
Contemporary Kitchen by New York Interior Designers & Decorators valerie pasquiou interiors + design, inc
Glass, nickel, and chrome are pervasive materials found in contemporary home style. Consider integrating these elements into your light fixtures; they will give a clean bright, and updated look to the room. For example, three glass pendants hanging over a kitchen island (as pictured above) can both illuminate the space and give it style.
Track lighting and recessed lighting are lighting elements typically spotted in contemporary homes. These fixtures can be implemented to highlight art, or can simply be used for overall illumination in a space. The ability to adjust the angle and direction of light is a benefit to this type of fixture. In addition, track and recessed lighting will give a sleek feel to the room.
If you are looking for a large impact, think about making a bold choice with the lamp or light fixture you select in your rooms. An elaborate glass chandelier or pendant lamp will make heads turn in a living or dining room. The straight lines and metallic finishes won’t detract from the space, and will allow you to make a statement through your light fixture.