The key to contemporary?
Simplicity and drama. Highlight a focal point and keep clutter to a minimum. A focal point can be a large piece of artwork, a sofa, an area rug, or even a floral arrangement for color.
Make sure the focal point is in clear sight. There should be only one focus in the room, and it should dominate the room. Anchor it.
Opt for furniture with clean lines, angular arms and backs, and exposed legs.
Add warmth with natural materials, like cotton, leather and wood. A leather ottoman makes a stylish alternative to a coffee table - leather is soft and luxurious, yet it’s almost impossible to wear out.
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