- April 27, 2018
What does a “contemporary” home look like? The answer to that question is always changing, so it’s easy to lose track of which trends are currently “in.” If you feel like you’re living in a bygone era, here’s a room-by-room guide to giving your home a modern makeover.
Nothing is more minimalistic than a straight line, so it has become the defining feature of contemporary design. Instead of needlessly curvy tables and chairs, select furnishings and accessories that showcase the simplistic beauty of geometric shapes. Glass, metal and stone are all featured prominently in contemporary decor.
In addition to their wide selection of modern living room sets, Demanes Interiors has dozens of accessories including sculptures, wall art and glasswork that can add more personality to your living space. This stone-cut swing sculpture, for instance, makes for an excellent conversation piece standing atop your entertainment center or fireplace mantel.
Giving your kitchen a contemporary facelift doesn’t have to break the bank. A deep clean and a fresh coat of paint go a long way. Lighting is extremely important in the kitchen, especially if you do a lot of cooking, so choose a softer color for your walls that will reflect light. These hanging lights from Lite Source look great over any stone, or wooden kitchen counter.
Glass tables are back in for an obvious reason: They are very easy to clean. If you’re looking for tables and chairs that look both contemporary and timeless, the Elite Modern dining room set from Demanes Interiors checks both of those boxes. Some metal wall art would provide a lovely backdrop for family meals.
Sleep is invaluable, so setting up a comfortable resting place can have a huge positive impact on your overall wellbeing. Choose a theme that suits your personality. This Alf Italia bedroom set, for example, is ideal for anyone who wants their room to feel like its own country. Imagine waking up every morning and stepping onto this beautiful, plush Kane Carpet rug. What better way to start your day?
BDI manufactures several home office sets composed of desks, chairs, shelves and cabinets that will make any room look like a respectable place of business. If you don’t have a window to look out of, a live plant sitting next to some abstract green and blue wall art can trick your mind into thinking you’re working outside. If you run your own company, then you might be able to write off some of the remodeling expenses on your taxes.
The terms “modern” and “minimalistic” are often used interchangeably, but that doesn’t mean modern homes have to look like prisons. “Simplistic” and “subtle” are perhaps better descriptors of the contemporary style. Here are some general rules to follow:
The first essential step to redecorating is deciding on a vision, so if you’ve settled on a “contemporary” look, then you’re already off to a good start. If you’re remodeling your home in Illinois, why not get a professional opinion? In addition to being the state’s leading supplier of contemporary furnishings, Demanes Interiors provides residential and commercial design services in Peoria and surrounding areas. Whether you’re remodeling one room or your entire home, Demanes Interiors can help you along the way. Give us a call, or stop by our store for pricing details.