25 Ways To Make Your Home Contemporary

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Does your home seem outdated to you? Then it’s high time to give your home a fresh contemporary feel with some streamlined designs and items. We’ve prepared some tips to quickly give a traditional home a contemporary feel, most of them are pretty easy and affordable, take a look!

Forget Furniture Sets

Mismatching furniture is a hot trend in home decor, and of course in a contemporary home furniture shouldn’t come in sets: it’s much cooler when you have different pieces, each of them is unique yet you are creating a cohesive space. Give your home a facelift: break up the sets and move parts of them into different rooms and spaces. If you still want to keep the set together, repaint and reupholster some of the pieces to give them a different look yet to get a cohesive set anyways. You may also go to various yard sales, flea markets and clearance buys to find some pieces and achieve a contemporary feel for less.

a contemporary living room done with an amber leather sofa, a navy upholstered one and neutral upholstered chairs

a contemporary living room done with an amber leather sofa, a navy upholstered one and neutral upholstered chairs

a contemporary living room with a navy L-shaped sofa, neutral chairs and amber leather ottomans

a contemporary living room with a navy L-shaped sofa, neutral chairs and amber leather ottomans

a contemporary living room with a white and navy sofa with a tall back plus a wooden coffee table

a contemporary living room with a white and navy sofa with a tall back plus a wooden coffee table

a contemporary dining space with a wooden table, an upholstered bench and neutral upholstered chairs that don't match

a contemporary dining space with a wooden table, an upholstered bench and neutral upholstered chairs that don't match

a black dining table, a green leather bench and stylish wooden chairs for a contemporary space

a black dining table, a green leather bench and stylish wooden chairs for a contemporary space

a contemporary dining room with white, red and blue mismatching chairs and a wooden table

a contemporary dining room with white, red and blue mismatching chairs and a wooden table

refresh your dining space with mismatching plastic and upholstered grey dining chairs

refresh your dining space with mismatching plastic and upholstered grey dining chairs

a contemporary wooden dining table with grey upholstered chairs and a seating with darker upholstery for a fresh look

a contemporary wooden dining table with grey upholstered chairs and a seating with darker upholstery for a fresh look

a contemporary dining space with a wooden table and bench plus black and white chairs for a fresh feel

a contemporary dining space with a wooden table and bench plus black and white chairs for a fresh feel

Include Negative Space

Negative space is a must for contemporary and minimalist styles, besides, it has a strong psychological effect: it gives a rest to your eyes and a zen feel to the home. Even if you don’t have much space to keep it unfilled, rethink your decor: which things do you really need and which not? Take away everything you don’t need and you’ll get a clean and uncluttered contemporary look.

a minimal room done with much negative space and filled with light for an airy feeling

a minimal room done with much negative space and filled with light for an airy feeling

negative space is featured with a blank concrete wall and it brings harmony to the room

negative space is featured with a blank concrete wall and it brings harmony to the room

much negative space gives an airy feeling to the space and helps to separate the zones visually

much negative space gives an airy feeling to the space and helps to separate the zones visually

a contemporary bathroom with reclaimed wood touches and negative space for a relaxing feeling

a contemporary bathroom with reclaimed wood touches and negative space for a relaxing feeling

a contemporary living room done with much negative space and enough light for a relaxed feeling

a contemporary living room done with much negative space and enough light for a relaxed feeling

the bedroom is decluttered with some built-in storage units and additional negative space

the bedroom is decluttered with some built-in storage units and additional negative space

a contemporary home with much negative space is flooded with light and looks very fresh and inviting

a contemporary home with much negative space is flooded with light and looks very fresh and inviting

a contemporary meets minimalist bedroom with enough negative space and sleek whiet paneling

a contemporary meets minimalist bedroom with enough negative space and sleek whiet paneling

a monochromatic bedroom with a strong contrast and negative space for a relaxed feeling

a monochromatic bedroom with a strong contrast and negative space for a relaxed feeling

Choose A Color Palette

Prefer unified color palette for the whole home, so it will look cohesive, even with its own theme and features in each space. High contrast features give the spaces that sharp and clean look that is so popular for contemporary homes. Ditch the muted beige and use black, cream, white and other bold colors to help give your home sharper edges. Adding black hardware to white cabinets, for instance, can update outdated cupboards.

a contemporary home with dark contrastign features - a stone coffee table, dark curtains and upholstery

a contemporary home with dark contrastign features - a stone coffee table, dark curtains and upholstery

a contemporary living room done with black and fiery red touches that enliven the space at once

a contemporary living room done with black and fiery red touches that enliven the space at once

small black elements add drama to the living room without making it too bold or overdone

small black elements add drama to the living room without making it too bold or overdone

a chic living room spruced up with blakc touches - pillows, a fireplace, a side table and a coffee table

a chic living room spruced up with blakc touches - pillows, a fireplace, a side table and a coffee table

a contemporary living room done with a black sleek fireplace and firewood storage plus a black chandelier

a contemporary living room done with a black sleek fireplace and firewood storage plus a black chandelier

a relaxed living room with weathered grey wood and a dark carpet floor plus neutrals

a relaxed living room with weathered grey wood and a dark carpet floor plus neutrals

a contemporary living room with contrastign features - a tlall matte black wall with a fireplace and firewood storage plus a black chair

a contemporary living room with contrastign features - a tlall matte black wall with a fireplace and firewood storage plus a black chair