Fashionable and modern style of contemporary interior design is suitable for decorating an apartment, office or home. It is comfortable, functional and does not limit the creator of the interior in a rigid framework. Designers define the term "contemporary" interiors in a modern style that do not fit into the aesthetics of technical hi-tech or laconic minimalism. The style direction of contemporary appeared not so long ago, but it has already won fans all over the world. Mainly due to simple principles of decoration and decoration of premises, which are based on common sense and convenience.
The history of contemporary style begins in the middle of the twentieth century. The basis for its appearance was the Scandinavian style, constructivism and minimalism. Small rooms of communal and separate apartments were modestly, concisely, fitting into the interior decor items and furniture of mass production. Complement the appearance of the decor those items of decor that could "get". That is, the decor, furniture, lighting fixtures were often bought when the store was available; there was not much to choose from the presented copies. Thus, in a modern apartment with a laconic modest furnishings, objects from different eras and styles coexisted.
The contemporary style in the interior of post-war houses looked modern. At the same time, eclecticism was inherent in him. That is, in a modern minimalist interior, signs of other styles were recognized. The spread of contemporary in European countries contributed to the ideas of the Bauhaus school. Architects and designers promoting the ideas of the school sought to create a mass of convenient and affordable furniture. One that would allow to organize a large number of objects and things, looked stylish and beautiful, had an affordable price.
At the end of the twentieth century, such furniture was practically in every European, American or Russian family. For example, a kitchen slide or a wall in the living room. The ideas of the developers were well received by the population, as the designers were able to offer people functional, elegant and inexpensive furniture. Some pieces of furniture to this day are used in everyday life, having a modern look.
The contemporary style of the interior is still relevant today, thanks to its unique ability to combine modern materials, decor and furniture from Ikea with objects from past eras. Designers predict this style of continued popularity with minor modifications and transformations.
Creating an interior design in the style of contemporary does not need to follow the strict rules of the historical era, to follow the colors, buy designer furniture and sew curtains to order for certain sketches. All this is not necessary, because the style is based on the spontaneous neighborhood of the furnishings that the owners liked in the store. Style is a living embodiment of modernity. It allows you to use modern materials for decoration, to fill the interior with mass factory furniture, the main advantage of which is convenience. This style is very convenient and simple in execution. And because it is often chosen by those who like to make repairs and update the interior.
The basic basis of contemporary logo is convenience, simplicity and functionality in one bottle.
The simpler the room geometry is, the better for contemporary. The standard room of a multi-storey panel building is an ideal place to embody a modern interior. It is easy to enter into it simple and clear lines and forms - rectangular modern furniture and equipment, photos and paintings. At the same time, for them a good background will be functional inexpensive finishing materials with a smooth monophonic or natural texture. For example, walls painted in solid color, wooden floor and whitewashed ceilings. Or glossy stretch ceilings in combination with a laminate-covered floor and walls covered with wallpaper. It's simple: there are no niches, forged grilles and stained glass partitions, multi-level ceilings and stucco panels. For the interior, in which it is equally good to rest and concentrate work, these details are superfluous.
When making repairs in a modern small apartment, designers try to keep as much free space and air as possible. To do this, remove all possible partitions and walls, zone the area with the help of modular furniture, lighting, podiums.
"Less is more" was the principle of a talented architect, the founder of the Bauhaus, Mies van der Rohe. Translated from English, this expression means "less means more." That is, the less various objects are placed in the room, the more free space remains.
The developers of functional furniture - the founders of contemporary - sought to create capacious objects that could take up little space. Such an idea sounds strange and improbable at first glance. But it was thanks to her that such necessary household items appeared that allowed saving space in small apartments:
# 1. A folding convertible table - when folded, it is more like a bedside table or chest of drawers, but if necessary it is moved apart and transformed into a large table that can accommodate a large company.
# 2. Modular furniture - upholstered or cabinet furniture, which consists of modules of regular geometric shape. It is convenient to transform and arrange such furniture depending on need, turning an angular sofa into several chairs or a double bed, and bedside tables into a table and vice versa.
# 3. Folding forms of sofas are a familiar piece of furniture of the Soviet era, it saved space, served as a storage system and at the same time a mobile berth.
# 4. Furniture wall - optimized bookcases and wardrobes in the same style, in the total area of which there is space for a folding desk or a working corner for a laptop.
It is noteworthy that the first samples of such functional furniture were developed in the post-war period, but have not lost their relevance today.
When creating interior design in the style of contemporary, they take high-quality modern materials as a basis. It is better if they are made from natural raw materials and meet environmental requirements.
In addition to natural materials, modern industry offers a variety of artificial options that meet sanitary and environmental standards. In addition, they often have a beautiful decorative appearance and a long service life.
As a rule, the contemporary style in the interior does not involve a combination of bright colors, variegated patterns and drawings. But at the same time the situation does not look pale and monotonous. The effect of liveliness and diversity is achieved through a combination of different textures: glossy and shiny with rough and matte.
The following textures work well in contemporary:
The modern interior is characterized by neutral soothing colors that do not accentuate attention and not annoying. Residents of modern megacities appreciate the gray-brown shades in combination with white surfaces, choosing them more often than others. Decors, furniture and live plants are used as color spots and accents.
For the background choose the following colors:
Small bright objects in such colors are used as an accent:
Contemporary-style interior design rarely suggests using patterns, but natural textures are permissible.
Modern interiors make it practical, zoned and comfortable. To do this, when finishing surfaces using natural and artificial materials.
# 1. For the floor:
# 2. For the ceiling:
# 3. For walls:
The style of contemporary furniture began with the production of special functional furniture. Developers of projects and models of folding, transforming, compact and multifunctional furniture V. Kandinsky, K. Malevich, M. van der Rohe introduced the fashion for inexpensive and stylish items. The boom in mass-produced furniture from inexpensive materials fell on the 60s of the twentieth century. But since that time, it does not go out of circulation, only slightly transformed by modernity.
Among the most sought-after contemporary furniture items are:
The distinguishing feature of contemporary furniture is its low cost, combined with a beautiful design and good wear resistance. To achieve this effect, modern materials allow - MFD, eco-leather, blended fabrics, laminated surfaces.
In order for interior design in the style of contemporary, to be full-fledged, pay attention to the proper organization of lighting. In this case, an important role is played by both natural and artificial light. If there are large windows in the room, try not to curtain them with thick curtains so that as much daylight as possible can enter the room. Light transparent curtains and blinds are hung on the windows. If the windows in the room are small, then around the perimeter of the room have several light sources.
Methods of organizing lighting:
The contemporary interior style accepts lamps of the correct geometric shape and fantasy ceiling models. They should not be empire pompous and elegant rococo. The simpler the better.
Decorative objects enliven contemporary's relaxed style the interior. They can be bright, shiny, from different styles and times. Decor apartment owner or designer chooses on your own. Often as a decor are large green plants: rubber plants, palms, ferns, bamboo. They decorate the interior and clean the air.
All decorative items of interior are reminders of different moments of life (trips to a business trip and to the resort, shopping with friends, gifts for the holidays). Anyway, the decor is valuable to the owner of the room, rarely as foreign objects are used as decorative objects.
When filling a room with small decorative elements it is important not to overdo it with a variety of colors and number of objects.