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Design Style: Contemporary

By Lindsay Wakeman

Hello everyone, I hope you enjoyed learning about modern design last week! This week I am going over the contemporary design style, which is very similar to the modern design. I will explain the differences between the two styles, as a lot of people have a hard time identifying these. 

Contemporary design is typically identified by the use of curved and rounded lines. You will find softer lines here rather than the sharp lines you see in modern design. Another aspect of contemporary design is the use of bold colors. Usually there will be a combination of neutral colors with pops of bright colors added throughout the room. You might find the color on pillows, rugs, or the artwork. Of course the color can be added anywhere, but this is usually where it is seen the most. I think of this style as the “funky one”, I don’t know if this will help you remember, but it definitely helps me! As you look through these images, can you see how this style differs slightly from the modern look? 

Adorable Home

Interiors by Agostino’s

Interiors by Agostino’s

Design Shop Interiors

What are your thoughts on the contemporary style? As I said, it is pretty similar to the modern style, but it contains a bit more color and the softer lines. If you are someone who likes a little color, but a modern feel, then this might be the style for you! I hope you enjoyed learning about contemporary design, I will be back next week with the farmhouse style. See you then!

Design Style Series

By Lindsay Wakeman

It can be hard to know what design style you like, you want to re design a space, but how do you know where to start?! This series is meant to help you figure out what you love, like, and don’t like. I want to help you take the first step in re designing your space so that you will love it for a long time. Of course style preferences can change, but I have found that I continue to love my favorite styles even when new trends are popular.
This week I am going to introduce all of the styles, and in the following weeks I will break each individual style down for you. I am only showing you images of living rooms here, but I will provide more rooms in the specific style posts. Alright, enough talk, lets get started!

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Traditional style living room by designer Kate Singer 

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Contemporary style living room by designer Tara Benet

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Farmhouse style living room by Erin Kern

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Modern style living room

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Eclectic style living room by Miles Redd

Before I conclude this post, I do want to tell you that it is perfectly okay to mix and match design styles. If you love two different styles, that is no problem because you can interchange pieces from different styles! Alright, that is all for now, stay tuned for the breakdown of each style in the next five posts!