There is something about the sleek lines and minimalist aspects that make a contemporary space so attractive. The layout of the room makes it possible to move seamlessly around furniture, while drawing eyes to key pieces in the room. In fact, when attached to a large deck space, the outside furniture should feel connected to the main area. Talk with a designer about your options for furniture, as you consider the right items and layout for your space.
The use of geometric patterns is primarily contemporary in feel, and how they’re used can truly make a bold statement. Consider ceiling to floor curtains in a repetitive pattern, such as zigzags parallel to the floor. A subtler technique would be to use the pattern on your throw pillows or wall décor.
The wall color should be classically simple, such as a steel gray or blue with gray undertones. You can add bursts of color throughout the room, but the walls need to remain understated.
One of the boldest contemporary pieces for your living room is the use of metal. A tall metallic sculpture on the sideboard behind your couch or even an angular lighting fixture at the top of the room will bring light into the room.