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OUR TAKE ON CONTEMPORARY INTERIOR DESIGN IN SINGAPORE

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OVERVIEW

Modern and contemporary interior designs are two styles frequently used interchangeably. Contemporary is different from modern because it describes design based on the here and now. The primary difference separating modern and contemporary design style is that modern is a strict interpretation of design that started in the 20th century. The contemporary interior design on the other hand is more fluid and can represent a sense of currency with less adherence to one particular style. In a sense, what we thought of as “modern” or “the now” is actually the contemporary style. For example, contemporary style may include curving lines, whereas modern design does not.

CHARACTERISTICS OF CONTEMPORARY INTERIORS

Contemporary design is often characterized by simplicity, muted tones, yet warmth and welcoming. More often than not, this style uses colours belonging to the neutral palette such as black, white, and grey. These colours are often highlighted by adding colour or texture accents such as marble and wood grain. Contrasting to its muted background, the decorations used for contemporary interiors are often bold and stunning pieces.
 
Another notable characteristic of a contemporary design is the use of lines. Lines play an important role in this style, whether it is a curved, straight, vertical, diagonal, or horizontal line, it will be ever-present in contemporary design. Sleek and smooth surface is also a trait popular to this style. The flooring is typically smooth as well as the walls and the choice of furniture.