Want to get the look of contemporary architectural elements without undergoing home reconstruction? We’ve got three ways to recreate contemporary structural features, sans hard hat. Check them out:
1. Industrial Loft
This look combines modern with contemporary. Hard features like a cement industrial ceiling and angular furniture are softened by textured fabrics and comfortable pillows. Floor-to-ceiling drapery made of charcoal and ivory fabrics sewn together divide the room and mellow the strong lines of the windows. Get the look with a low-sitting couch upholstered in grey wool flannel, black & white plaid pillows, and a wallpaper that mimics cement.
2. Natural Elements
Natural elements like wood and stone are often used in contemporary decor. Here, a linear wood ceiling parallels the wood floor and a fireplace echos the stone wall just beyond the windows. For an easy and less expensive way to create the look, use wood veneer and granite wallpapers.
3. Coffered Ceiling & Textured Walls
What a statement a coffered ceiling makes in a beige room! Andrew Martin’s Regent wall covering is the perfect way to recreate this without renovating. To give dimension to a room full of natural hues, use textures like silk and quartz wallpaper.
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