How to decorate using contemporary interior design

by Mina Kuper 11/06/2022

While many think of "modern" interiors as cold and uncomfortable, contemporary design style provides a more comfortable version of the modern aesthetic. Contemporary design is an excellent place to begin if you're interested in finding inspiration for minimalist but welcoming décor. To use this design style in your own home, here are some ideas to help:

Contemporary colors

Color is key to achieving contemporary design in your own space. The main colors used in contemporary design are white, black and neutrals. However, it's important to add in bolder colors through details like accessories, wall décor and textiles. Paint your walls in a basic neutral to give you the freedom of a comfortable but open canvas. Black accents can ground the space and give it depth while maintaining the balance between neutrals and brighter colors lets you stretch your creativity.

Contemporary style furniture

Contemporary furniture is bold but simple. Opt for pieces lacking decoration and embellishment. Choose angular lines and edges rather than curves for your furniture, and be careful not to clutter a space. Less is more in modern interiors, and contemporary design is no exception. This concept applies to patterns and décor as well as your furniture: avoid florals and fringe and stick to structural, basic silhouettes.

Lighting & art

Track and recessed lighting are excellent ways to light a contemporary space. Consider installing indirect lighting in these or other methods to bathe the space in light without glare. You can use spotlights to highlight specific art pieces or other wall décor if you want to encourage focus. However, keeping your light bright but indirect will keep the more contemporary feeling of open simplicity. For finishes and materials, choose natural wood, matte black or metal. If framing art, keep the frames subtle so as to not overshadow the art itself.

These are just a few ways to bring contemporary design into your own home. Use them as a starting point and create a contemporary space unique to your taste and needs.

About the Author
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Mina Kuper

Growing up in New York Mina Kuper had dreams of owning real estate, but never thought she might actually become a respected leader in the real estate industry someday. You cannot always predict where or when you will discover what you are meant to do in life!  

Mina was taught at an early age that if you want something in life, you have to work for it. Her parents came from Eastern Europe and had to learn how to excel to help others. She followed their example, making a point of working hard at everything she did.   

Never wavering in her resolve to become the best version of herself with each career move, she worked her way up from launching a Rental Department in a startup Real Estate office to becoming a successful New York Real Estate Broker. In 2001, she moved to Los Angeles where she became a California Real Estate Agent. Mina is also a licensed real estate agent in Arizona.

As her career advanced, Mina found her stride working with multiunit, commercial,1031 exchange, and single-family properties, divorcing couples, trusts, and probate real estate – In addition, she has earned a Certification in Trust and Probate Real Estate and completed speaking engagements on Negotiation at area law schools. Her expertise in all these areas has not only set her apart from other agents but has also proven to be a real benefit for her clients. Mina donates a portion of her proceeds to animals and children causes. They don’t have a voice but she does. 

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