Contemporary Home Decor Ideas

Contemporary Home photoIf you pay attention to home decor, you know that styles change over the years. Generally, what was once in vogue 50 years ago, is not in fashion today. Contemporary home decor ideas take advantage of today’s styles for an updated fresh look. What are some of today’s home decor styles?

Shag Carpeting

In our introduction, we noted that “generally” what was in style 50 years ago is not in style today. There are always exceptions. Shag carpeting made a big hit in the 60s and 70s. Today, it’s back. Not so much in the orange or avocado green of the past, but in neutral colors such as beige, brown, and blue. You will find shag carpet styles offered in physical stores and online.

Recycled and Repurposed Furniture

With today’s environmental concerns, furniture made from recycled and repurposed materials is all the rage. One example: headboards made out of old wooden doors. Instead of throwing old wooden doors from old homes away, they are being sanded, stained and repurposed as headboards for bedrooms.

Blinds and Shades Instead of Curtains

Curtains have been around for decades, but more and more they have become outdated. Contemporary home decor includes blinds and shades instead of the heavy curtains of your grandmother’s design. However, when it comes to blinds, verticle blinds are as outdated as heavy curtains. Also, in many cases, depending on the size of the windows, window coverings are being ditched entirely for an open and fresh bare window look.Contemporary Home photo

Mirrors Instead of Medicine Cabinets

Bathroom medicine cabinets were standard in the 20th century, but today’s homes are finding creative ways to store items that don’t include that traditional medicine cabinet look. A large decorative mirror is taking the place of medicine cabinets, with contents stored in other areas, such as inside the vanity, in wicker baskets, etc.

Fewer Houseplants

A home filled with houseplants is what was popular in the 20th century. Today, it looks outdated to fill your house with ferns. Choose one or two plants as accents. Stick with real plants as opposed to fake. Fake designs are also outdated. Just remember, less is more when it comes to houseplants.Contemporary Home photo

Stainless Steel Appliances

First, it was harvest gold and avocado green, then white or black, now stainless steel appliances are today’s choice. A kitchen filled with stainless steel appliances looks modern and fresh. To clean stainless steel, just choose one of the specially formulated cleaners on the market.

Dining Room Table and Chairs that Aren’t in a Set

One of the hottest contemporary home decor designs is to place matching chairs with a table of an entirely different style. Putting six black steel chairs with an antique wood table is an example of this form of design. Purchasing a dining room table and chairs as a matching set has always been the way to do it, but today’s styles are more daring and more creative than that. Everything doesn’t have to be like the traditional dining room table and chairs.Contemporary Home photo