Contemporary Style

Contemporary

CONTEMPORARY

Does anyone know what "contemporary" really means? It can be a bit of a conundrum, but it frees you up to be…you. Contemporary is current and constantly evolving. Today’s definition might be clean lines and smooth surfaces, but tomorrow’s might be different. Contemporary takes a deep breath and relaxes, settling into the groove that is the moment. It can be the sleek shape of a side table and the couch you happily sink into. Kichler® has collections that fit perfectly into this versatile style, like Brisbane.

Key Contemporary Characteristics

Minimal Accessories
Minimal Accessories

You won’t find a lot of excess here. Contemporary is all about the minimum making a maximum statement. Well-chosen and well-placed accessories allow sophistication to shine.

Neutrals with a Splash of Color
Neutrals with a Splash of Color

Taupe. Cream. Bright white. Let neutrals be the star, and bring in splashes of bright color in a pillow, a piece of art, or maybe even a blooming plant – who doesn’t love a flower?

Mix of textures and materials
Mix of textures and materials

Mix and match with a vintage chair or maybe a beaded vase from your trip to Morocco. Texture also adds interest. Think leather and linen, jute with wood. Contemporary gives you lots of leeway and lends itself to one-of-a-kind looks, both indoors and out. Consider a pendant or two on your deck or patio – and don’t be afraid to mix up shapes and colors.

Lots of Light
Lots of Light

Contemporary looks love layered lighting and the more natural light the better. Big and beautiful plants can be a nice accent, as can accent lighting. Downlights and rail lights can help you showcase photography and art.

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