Contemporary Living Room Design - Less Is More


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Contemporary living room design is known to have clean lines in the design of its furniture pieces, as well as a minimalism approach to the hip and new look that is so representative of the new era of innovation and technological advancement. This is exactly why contemporary living room design so appealing to a number of age groups.

In designing any room in your home it is important to know how much change you want to see from the previous look. You must also consider your time and budget limitations, and it is a good idea to know which furniture and accessories to get rid of and which ones to keep.

To start, measure the room or bring out the floor plan of your living room and layout the furniture. This is an essential step that you cannot do without because you have to know the measurements of the furniture you'll be buying. Second guessing will just give you a headache not to mention unnecessary stress when the furniture is delivered on your doorstep. Take note that no matter how aesthetically pleasing your contemporary living room design is, if your furniture pieces don't fit then you did a terrible job.

Choosing a color for paint or wallpaper is a good start on the color scheme of your contemporary living room design. There are a number of rules to keep in mind when you pick out colors for your room, and the color wheel is a good reference for this. In addition, you must also remember that light colors tend to make the room bigger while dark colors make the room appear smaller. So choose both the right color and shade for your background color.

A safe way to bring color to your contemporary living room design is to pick out neutrals or pastels for your wall color and then use darker colors on your furniture. Also, make sure that not only should your furnishings go well with your color scheme, but your accessories must also be within the said range of color you've chosen for your new contemporary living room design.

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