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The Top Contemporary Furniture Trends of 2016

If clutter makes you crazy and you appreciate sleek spaces with clean lines, you have a contemporary style. Since contemporary design is all about the here and now, here are the latest contemporary furniture trends of 2016:

Dark Walls Paired with Light Furniture
Dark walls create a dramatic backdrop for white furniture and metallic accents. Create a high-style, sophisticated dining room with navy or charcoal walls and add an ivory dining set for contrast. In the living room, a white sofa set with metallic accents create a cool contrast to dark walls.

Speaking of dark colors, navy blue is the “it” color of 2016. If painting your walls dark blue is too daring, you can incorporate navy or dark blue pieces for a contemporary look. A navy blue swivel chair or a beautiful, shaggy cobalt blue area rug will add that pop of contemporary decor.

Though contemporary design typically eschews overdoing it with texture, incorporating a few textured pieces can warm up a contemporary space. Add a contemporary shag rug or a textured ottoman to soften the edges of a contemporary room.

Metallics are a hallmark of contemporary decor, and they are hotter than ever. Whether it’s platinum, gold, nickel or bronze, anything that shines will add style and sophistication to any room. Add a platinum sideboard in the dining room, a gold-legged bench in the living room, or a bronze vanity stool in the bedroom for pops of shine.

Raise It Up
Funky pedestal tables are one of the top contemporary decor trends this year. They add height and interest to a room without taking up much space or putting too large a dent in your wallet. An pedestal table can display art or serve as a plant stand.

Contemporary design is sleek and stylish, but this year, the focus is on bringing glamour to rooms that are typically casual and comfortable. Family rooms, in particular, are getting a much-needed makeover with high-style living room furniture. Adding a metallic coffee table and a modern, white-finished TV stand rounds out the contemporary feel.

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