BUDGET WAYS TO DECORATE A LIVING ROOM WITH CONTEMPORARY STYLE
by Alyssa Davis
The following are some ways you can decorate a living room without spending a lot of money, so that the finished result is a clean and contemporary look.
Keep your collection of porcelain figurines tucked away and make sure you have sufficient storage for magazines, games, and other items that tend to pile up in the living room.
Use contemporary colors:
White, cream, taupe, and tan are some popular paint colors for contemporary living room walls. Neutral shades should also be dominant in furniture and floor coverings. A pop of bold color is not uncommon in accents around the room, and you can easily accomplish this with some well-chosen pieces from the thrift store.
Focus on form:
When looking for contemporary accessories to decorate the room, pay attention to the lines and shapes of the items, rather than the detailed patterns. For example, tall glass vases with shapely form work better than colorful earthenware with many embellishments.
Sew your own curtains and throw pillows:
If you are handy at sewing, you can make your own contemporary looking window treatments with plain white bed sheets. Simply create a large pocket at the top for the rod and hang them over your window. For throw pillows, look for fabric in solid bold colors or with simple geometric designs.
Pieces of furniture in a contemporary living room do not have to be arranged symmetrically as in traditional settings. Play around with the arrangement, moving the couch out from against the wall and placing chairs at an angle.
Replace lamps: Old-fashioned lamps are telling of an outdated room, especially those that have fringe or tassels attached. New lamps are one of those things that don’t cost too much at the home furnishing stores but make a significant difference to the look of the room. Contemporary lamps will have clean, straight lines and metallic finishes.
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