HOME & INTERIOR DESIGN

Contemporary Design

Anna Sotnik

“Have what you love, pick what you like, design your home with your heart and not with pictures from magazines.”

There are a lot of definitions of this particular design style, but I define it as a mix of Modernism, Art Deco, Transitional, Midcentury, Scandinavian and Industrial styles and ideas.
What is contemporary depends always on the specific time projection, we can only imagine what contemporary will look like 30 years from now! The contemporary design described in this blog post is reflecting the trends and the main lines of 2019.

Design by Clear Plan Design studio

Elements of contemporary design include:

1. Contemporary design is all about smart, hidden, and/or unexpected storage solutions. Furniture pieces are simple and uncluttered, without curves and decorations.

Where to buy this armchair

Where to buy this chair

2. Natural, masculine, muted color palette – gray, black and white.

Where to buy this wall art painting

3. Oversize, colorful abstract art.

4. Chrome, nickel, glass, metal, stone and ebony wood are the main materials.


Where to buy this lamp

5. Contemporary design style support the “less is more” theory, nothing here feels over-the-top. Design tends to showcase space rather than things.

6. Rugs and carpets are woolen and they comply with the neutral-color rule of the contemporary house interior design.

Where to buy this coffee table

Where to buy this carpet 

7. This style is focuses on minimalism, neutral colors, clean lines and environmentally-friendly materials. This design era ushered in new materials, such as corian, alucompact, quartz and granite. It strives to be practical, simple and higly functional, but still aesthetic and appealing.

Where to buy this lamp

Where to buy this vase

8. Walls in the contemporary homes are white and floors are neutrally-painted, usually made of wood, tiles, cork or even rubber.


10. Natural fabrics, such as wool, cotton, linen, silk or jute.

Where to buy this pillow

Where to buy this pillows

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CASUAL DESIGN STYLE

ELEGANT DESIGN STYLE

FARMHOUSE DESIGN STYLE

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STYLE

SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN STYLE

SHABBY-SHIK DESIGN STYLE

Living room by Clear Plan Design studio

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