Contemporary style is one of the hottest home design trends right now. Featuring a variety of style features and colors, contemporary design is constantly evolving. Ideally integrated into an open floor plan, this style is functional, sophisticated, and sleek. Homes with contemporary style are warm, inviting, and usually connected with the outdoors.
The word “contemporary” means “of the moment.” This style dates back to the 1970s, but it has elements of futuristic, traditional, and art deco designs all rolled into one.
Let’s look at some contemporary style features below, and then we’ll share some of our favorite Sam Levitz pieces for your home.
Contemporary Style Features
- Shape – Spaces features a combination of boxy lines and elegant curves. Art deco in nature, contemporary shapes involve eye-catching, strong geometric shapes and curvy elements.
- Natural Materials – Woods that are light-colored with minimal graining – particularly maple and birch – are popular in contemporary furniture pieces.
- Neutral Shades – Blacks, grays, tans, and whites are the hallmark colors of contemporary design. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add a bold solid color into the mix. Just use it as an accent shade and do it sparingly.
- Layered Lighting – Plenty of natural light is ideal to achieve a contemporary look. When it’s mixed with ambient, accent, or task lighting, you create a lovely contemporary flair.
- Natural Fabrics – Linen, cotton, and silk are used mainly for their inherent neutral colors and interesting textures.
Contemporary Living Room Choices
The clean, modern lines of the Chamberly-Alloy Modern 5-Piece Sectional Sofa with Right Chaise & Reversible Seat Cushions by Signature Design by Ashley adds contemporary style to the heart of your living room. Track arms, plush back cushions, and reversible seat cushions with welt trim are perfect for contemporary living. The chaise sectional piece adds cozy seating to your sectional where you can stretch out.
If you’re looking for an eye-catching sofa table, consider the Lenox Square Rectangular Sofa Table. Its rectangular top is made from clear tempered glass, and the dramatic base has two pedestals formed interlocking angled pieces of metal, playing off the geometric shape of the tabletop.
You’ll love the contemporary flair of our functional Vailbry Lift Top Cocktail Table. The legs have been finished in a faux metal color to add a touch of style to this piece. Two side cubbies and a lower shelf provide space to store anything from books to puzzles and games. It’s perfect for family rooms too!
Sleek and minimalist in design, the Signature Design by Ashley Hettinger Contemporary Loveseat features slim track arms and tapered feet. Leather match upholstery keeps this piece affordable, giving you genuine leather in the areas where it matters most.
Contemporary Dining Room Selections
Our Signature Design by Ashley Charrell 5 Piece Round Dining Table Set with Red Chairs provides a unique and eclectic dining experience with style and a subtle dose of flash. This round glass top table dining set features sleek and unique lines. The side chairs are plush and comfortable with easy lines and are upholstered in red faux leather. The table features a four-leg design with crossed table supports, and a beveled edge to the glass top.
Create your own contemporary dining space with the Modus International Herringbone Contemporary 6-Piece Table and Chair Set with Bench. The gorgeous table features the ever-popular herringbone pattern on the tabletop for some visual interest. This pattern is replicated on the backs of the four upholstered side chairs, as well as on the dining bench’s seat.
Contemporary Bedroom Additions
Calming yet modern, our Signature Design by Ashley Baystorm Queen Bedroom Group offers a handsome contemporary look. Clean linear design gives each piece a minimalist feel, while the smoky gray and antique gunmetal finishes help to give each piece its own signature look.
Have sweet dreams in this Signature Design by Ashley Baystorm Queen Canopy Bed in Gray Finish. The clean lines of the posts and frame add architectural detail to your master bedroom. Plus, it offers a rustic, relaxed feel that’s perfect for slumber.
Give Your Home a Contemporary Look with Sam Levitz
We’ve got great, affordable solutions to achieve a functional contemporary look in your entire home. We’re here to help you choose furniture that will give your rooms a contemporary flair you’ll love! Visit our showrooms or shop online today!
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