6 Hot Trends for Contemporary Spaces
Posted on 17 January 2017
Trying to keep up with the latest trends in contemporary style is not an easy thing to do because it is constantly changing, and some people have very different opinion as to what contemporary style is. If you were decorating your home with an Asian, Mediterranean, Southwestern, Victorian, or any other type of theme, you would probably know exactly what you want the space to look like when it is finished. Contemporary rooms are very present, hip, modern, and cutting edge. So, you want the latest style elements in your space. Below are a few hot trends being seen in contemporary homes.
Although water elements are ideal for any themes, floor fountains seem to be a preferred choice with many contemporary designers. Perhaps it is the unexpected aspect that is alluring. Or, maybe it is that floor fountains can nicely go in a corner that would otherwise be left looking empty and awkward.
Fun Wall Art
Contemporary spaces often come across as being very serious and sophisticated. This certainly is not a mandatory feel you should be aiming to accomplish. Paint a short wall with stripes or mount a child-like canvas. Better yet, if you have a child, you can actually let the paint a canvas. Sometimes, these rooms just need a fun element to warm them up a bit to make them more inviting.
This trend has been catching on, and it appears to finally be at its peak. Having furniture that is all from the same set can be boring. This doesn't mean it has to be replaced though. Add furniture covers to some pieces. If you have matching tables, consider painting one or more a bold color.
Strong shapes are still very much in style for contemporary homes. Aim to have several shapes in a room. Contemporary rooms often feel harsh because of all the straight lines a few curved elements will fix this.
The environment is playing a larger role in design trends these days. Reclaimed wood, recycled glass, bamboo, cork, and other eco-friendly elements will fit right in your space.
Mixed Metal Finishes
Stainless steel was once strongly associated with contemporary spaces. It still is. Brushed nickel has become the metal of choice for hardware in kitchens. However, all of your metal elements do not have to match. Mixing copper with a little brushed nickel and brass never looked so good.