Contemporary design blends the clean lines of modernism with the comfort that you crave in your home, making it an "of the moment" look that works with just about any architectural style. It’s also possible to use contemporary design as a base on which to build your own unique motif with pieces you love.
Features of Contemporary Style
Contemporary design strikes a balance between sharp, angular lines and organic curves. While the emphasis is on the clean, functional lines of modern furniture, comfort is added with soft cushions and other textiles.
Rather than leaning into a trendy color scheme, contemporary style aims for timeless appeal with a focus on the classics, such as black, white, tan and grey. With these colors serving as the foundation, it’s easy to mix pieces together into a cohesive design. To enhance visual interest, choose upholstery, textiles and materials that incorporate textural complexity, such as leather, woven fabrics, and rugs of various patterns.
Contemporary Design in the Dining Room
In the dining room, the table is the centerpiece of your design. For a bold, contemporary statement, choose a focal point like the Svante dining table. Available in clean white or moody smoked oak, this table features strong lines and is finished with a gleaming band of stainless steel. Both blend easily into a contemporary color palette, and you can choose a table that seats either six or eight guests.
To complete the look, select the comfortably padded Alma dining chair. Available in black, white or tan upholstery, its chrome legs coordinate with the edge of the Svante table, further enhancing this popular design style. If you're seeking storage for your dining room, the Svante sideboard provides ample space for dishes, barware and more behind its tinted glass doors.
How to Shop for Contemporary Dining Room Furniture