The modern home is a world within a world. You can have designs that take inspiration from every far reaching corner, every crevice of culture from all around the globe. The difficulty is to maintain a balance between all the different and sometimes plainly contrasting styles. A home which tries too much ends up achieving very little. The contemporary designs are based around subtlety and making use of the rich history of the past. Many think the terms modern and contemporary designs are interchangeable, but you couldn’t be more wrong in the eyes of a traditionalist designer. Modern homes are very sharp, with a plethora of smooth lines and pointed edges. Chic designs ventures out more and focuses on designing new and never-before-seen styles of decor. The contemporary and chic designs, work very well together because it allows your home to have a stylish base, from which to leap out of and try new things.
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An outlandish kitchen
Contemporary kitchen design suggests the ditching or jagged edges, for an in line and accurate countertop. The kitchen top could be a thin sheet of slate. The cutting and finish screams traditionalism but fits right into the present day without so much as a second glance. Furthermore, the texture of the slate is tough, and the molecules of the material are dense with brief pockets of trapped air which allow it to absorb most impacts. The ineptitude of the slate to shine light off the surface gives you the opportunity to be outlandish with the design of the walls.
Vibrant and non-neutral colours are superb for a chic kitchen objective. Lime greens, bubblegum blues, candy orange or even citrus yellow, can be the colours for each of the four walls. The lighting will personify the tones to a slightly greater volume, but the contemporary slate, will even it out by not bouncing the colours off with much speed. A very playful kitchen, because the colours don’t overwhelm the cupboard and drawers, yet the metal handles will reflect both contrasting schemes.
Living room airiness
Living rooms are often the hallmark of your style because you feel the need to fill up empty space. Many times, homeowners will fill the living room with art, statues, lamps, cupboards and cabinets which house their book collection. However, if you take a step back, and allow emptiness to roam free around the room, you’ll find you feel more relaxed. Subconsciously, clutter brings with it, its own layer of sadness. Too many things that express your personality can become a part of the background, and lose all of the meaning you first intended the room to have.
Instead, mix it with the chic and contemporary blend. For a truly stylish oasis in the middle of the room, sort through such sofas. The dominant and protective black of the Palermo Corner Sofa gives you more opportunities to play with bright colours. Yet, the subtle Matteo Corner Sofa, in an 80s and 90s style of beige-brown is great to add a little black around the other parts of the room. Around the edges, you could hang yellow lights inside very thin-glass bulbs. The room would do nicely with a little chic artwork, such as paintings that magnify the subject, as such is the style of many Millenial artists.
Floors that dare
Many floors in homes are covered in rather mundane and cheap patio or generic fake-wood floor boards. However, bare floors with very minimal coverings of rugs, plastic and carpets are an excellent statement of an assured designer. The contemporary age, demands that the materials be of a high-quality, such as solid oak wooden flooring panels. For the overtly audacious approach, you could use mahogany for a sublime and strong shimmer. When picking out the wood, make sure it is laminated, so hard impacts don’t scratch or dent the surface easily.
Blending in a touch of the chic style ethos, the hardwood floor could adorn a burgundy colour, so as to have a piercing blood red centre running from end to end. This kind of floor cooperates kindly with a hallway which is lit with LED lamps as the darkness of the boards, eat a chunk of the light before rebounding it. The hall is not too bright, yet the lights can be generously added, so you have a more flexible approach to your style.
Dining room design should be about inviting people into the area, even before the food has arrived at the table. This is where perhaps the two ideas come into a bit of a clash, but if you’re willing to give each its glory, it can be a wonderful ballet to observe. Chic styles demand the use of colour and designs that are far from the ordinary. Yet the entire purpose for a dining area is to be comfortable while you eat. Contemporary design comes in to tip the scales back up to even. For the table, a long, flat and wide slab of wood is the choice of the contemporary. However, to separate a little from the traditional, the legs can be an empty box design, with a rectangle structure holding each end of the table up.
The chairs are a brilliant open space for your to climb into and share your personality. If you like to sit upright, you could have correct-posture chairs, with a slight inward curve in the middle which supports the natural position of the straight spine. However, if you want a little more comfort, you could opt for a tufted dining chair. Although this style doesn’t have armrests, you do have the luxury of padded backrest and seat cushion. The legs are very sturdy of these types of chairs, allowing you to sit stable without much movement from your body weight.
It’s not easy blending a chic and contemporary style, but done with patient and accuracy, your home can put any modern style back a few years. The key is to balance the outlandish and daring need for the chic to be different and one-of-a-kind, while the contemporary is always questioning itself. The rival of contemporary design if of course, the modern, but with bright colours and splayed decor, you zap in a little trickle of the abnormal for a great merging of styles.