5 Contemporary Accents to Update Your Living Room

5 Contemporary Accents to Update Your Living Room

What is Contemporary Decor?

Contemporary Style are design elements characterized by their sleek lines, minimalist designs, and use of materials like glass, metal, and leather. They amplify the overall look and feel of your living room, while still being universal. Contemporary is the theme that doesn't pick a specific aesthetic.  It starts with clean, almost simple basics and builds from there. The patterns can be retro, bohemian, coastal, rustic as long as they are used sparingly and the effect is stunning.  

1.  Minimalist Foundational Pieces

Start with sleek and minimalist furniture to update your living room. Look for them to blend in. Sofas, coffee tables, and chairs with clean lines and smooth surfaces are best. Choose furniture made from materials like leather or metal to achieve a contemporary aesthetic.  This will allow your other decor to pop!


2. Statement Lighting

Add a touch of elegance and style to your living room with statement lighting. Install a contemporary chandelier or pendant light that complements the overall aesthetic of your space. Opt for designs that feature clean lines and unique shapes to create a focal point in the room.

Retro Black Wooden Pendant Chandelier

2. Use Bold Geometric Rugs or Pillows 

Introduce a contemporary vibe to your living room with a geometric rug or pillow set. Choose a rug with bold patterns and geometric shapes, or patterned pillows to add visual interest to your space.  Go heavy only in one area to maintain a sophisticated look.  If your pillows stand out, choose a lighter area rug; if your rug is the stand-out, go light on the pillows.


3. Abstract Art

Add a touch of creativity and color to your living room with abstract art. Hang a large, eye-catching painting or display a collection of smaller abstract pieces on your walls. Choose artwork that complements the color scheme of your living room and adds a modern touch.

 Minimalist True Love wall art

Greek Knot Pattern Modern Cylinder Vase


5. Metallic Accents

Incorporate metallic accents into your living room to create a contemporary look. Use metallic finishes on accessories like vases, lamps, and decorative objects. Opt for silver, gold, or copper tones to add a touch of glamour and sophistication to your space.

By incorporating these 5 contemporary accents into your living room, you can update the space and create a modern and stylish environment. Remember to choose pieces that complement your existing decor and personal style. With the right accents, you can transform your living room into a contemporary oasis.

Orb Ball Ceramic Vases Table Art


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Heather S

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