Different design styles resonate with different people, from traditional to art deco and more. If you’re looking to tie your home together under one type of style, you might consider going contemporary. At F&R Interiors serving the greater L.A. area, we can help you achieve that look. Read on to learn more, and be sure to contact one of our consultants for more information on your specific situation.
Bringing Contemporary Design to the Home
Often confused with modern design, which is rooted in the middle of the 1900s, contemporary design is for people who like to work with trending pieces and styles. With contemporary style, you’ll see rounded, clean lines and neutral colors (with some pops of brighter color in accents). It is simple yet sophisticated, with updated materials and on-trend shapes and textures. Here’s how to give your space a contemporary look:
Unclutter. Too much décor is too much. Don’t use every piece you have. Instead, keep only the pieces you truly love, and your space will start to feel updated and fresh.
2. Make It Neutral
Choose neutrals such as beige, gray, white, and cream. You could also use black as a grounding color. Next add pops of color through accessories, artwork, or window fashions. If you’d prefer to make your walls a bright color, use neutrals everywhere else.
3. Use Textures
Texture can come from a variety of things, including metal, stone, and glass. Also consider your textiles, such as silk, wool, linen, and cotton, which can appear in accent pillows or rugs. Wall designs in geometric patterns can add great visual texture, as can houseplants, which will also soften a space by adding unique shapes and gentle greens. Window treatments can add texture as the focal point. Consider Provenance® Woven Woods, which are made from natural reeds, woods, grass, and bamboo, to add nature to the room.
4. Get the Lighting Right
In contemporary design, light and shadow coalesce to add depth and create visual interest. Use light both from above as well as from below to create interesting lines in the room. Natural light can do some work too—the right window treatment can transform the light the way you want. Speak with one of our specialists about what might be the best for your situation today.
Contemporary Design in the Brentwood & Sherman Oaks CA Area
At F&R Interiors, we’ve been serving the Greater Los Angeles since 1990, with a showroom at 1529 S. Robertson Blvd. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments including beautiful custom curtains, top treatments, pillows, and more. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensures you’ll find the perfect window treatment solution for your home or business.
We service the Greater Los Angeles area including Brentwood, Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Hancock Park, Los Feliz, Hollywood Hills, and San Fernando Valley, CA and surrounding areas. Contact us for more details.