Spruce Up Your Space with a Contemporary Chic Décor

Even after being an aficionado for years in the field of interior designing, it can be very hard to spot different design styles at times. With the increasing crossover between aesthetics and functionality, it is very important to learn what makes each style standout.

Now have you ever wondered what exactly it is that makes a room “contemporary,”? If so, you’re not alone. And this is where Speedframe comes into play. We have a team of players who incorporate an affinity for stylish, contemporary, chic and customizable furniture fit-outs for your commercial, domestic, retail and industrial space. At present, contemporary style can be considered for any space, be it offices and stores, loft apartments and even traditional homes.

Simplicity, subtle, sophisticated, deliberate use of texture, cleanliness are a few words that define a contemporary design style. Here interiors tend to showcase space instead of things. Besides the color, space, and shape, contemporary interiors are sleek and fresh. The post is dedicated to dissecting the ins and outs of contemporary design. First, let us understand contemporary design in detail. At the core, the word contemporary means “of the moment,” And when it comes to styling, it turns out to be unique because it tends to borrow elements from many other aesthetics. Several interior designers believe that it gives a big nod to modern, traditional, art deco and even futuristic design. With the constantly evolving world, the contemporary look is defined by curved lines, neutral colors and minimalism as of now.

How to create one?

    1. Basic Rules– First of all, take a quick rundown of the architectural details especially the one you wish to highlight to inject your home. Other than this,Keep your flooring simple with a classic wooden floor and source rugs that are pretty much simple in terms of pattern/ carpets that feature a low pile with geometric shapes.
      • Keep an effective source lighting
      • A mix of metal, stone, and opaque or clear glass
      • Structural elements like molding and exposed brick walls and pipes for an added character in an otherwise simple room.
    1. Colors– Neutrals, black, and white are some of the basic yet effective colors which must be included in a contemporary interior design. Although, black is often used in the ground but the remaining palette can be easily punched up and accented with bright and bold color that play against neutrals. In fact, if you have the wall painted in a basic neutral, chances are there that you might have a wonderful backdrop for bold colored accessories. And in case, if you think of painting walls and pallets in pastels, make sure to keep the trims neutrals. If a wall is a bright, bold color, neutrals should be used everywhere else.
    1. Line and Space– One of the most obvious and distinctive elements of a contemporary style interior is lining. Doesn’t matter whether it is straight, vertical or horizontal or curved, it has to be strong and visible. Make use of bold color blocks, high ceilings, bare windows, and geometric shapes in wall art and sculpture. The bare space on walls, between pieces of furniture and above in upper areas, becomes as important as the areas filled with objects. Here, less is more is the mantra. Each piece has to be individual and unique.

      Structural elements such as air ducts from a ceiling, broken bricks provide texture and stability. Carpet can be used for sound control or warmth, choose commercial grades. Add color and texture with plain or geometric-patterned area rugs.

    1. Contemporary-Style Furniture– Most important of all, incorporating furnishing pieces that make a bold statement but remain simple and uncluttered, without curves or decoration. Try using smooth, clean, geometric shapes and furnishing pieces featuring black, white, or other neutral tones, using the natural fibers found in wool, cotton, linen, silk, jute to add textural appeal.

      Don’t use ruffles, excessive carved details, fringe, or floral prints. Abolish cute and small—go basic, bare, bold, and structural.

  1. Light– Last but certainly not the least step in creating a contemporary interior design is layering plenty of lighting across the room. Don’t forget to pay special attention to natural lighting. Your typical layered options include ambient, accent, task.

Interior Design Furniture For Winters- Get The Right Look For Your Space!

The grey skies and wet mornings of winter have arrived! It’s time to switch the feel of your home to get the warmer and cozier look. There will be less sunlight, more grey sky, fewer leaves on trees & even lesser flowers, basically, winter tends to take away a lot of colors from nature. And that’s the reason why many interior designers find winters one of the best seasons when it comes to change the décor. As they get full freedom to add warmth and colors to your existing space.

I personally find attracted to the change from one season to another, after all, it gives us a golden opportunity to start afresh; bring some major change. In fact, you can echo the beautiful nuances of the wondrous cycle of seasons outside, through elements inside. A seasonal touch can make your space look fresh, trendy, new and inviting. Speedframe is a leading name that offers stylish, contemporary, chic and customizable furniture fit-outs in Australia. Without much delay, I would like to mention a few must-haves to cheer up your winter living room.

How to Create a Winter Wonderland?

    1. Hot Hues– Hotness is a must! Try using double drapery curtains to welcome the sunlight and trap the heat. Other than this, you can also add a hot hue within a neutral setting. By doing this, you can easily inject warmth and energy into a space. Whether you decide on hot pink, zesty lime or something even brighter, these colors have full potential to sprinkle throughout your home space. In addition to this, do not use more than three tones in one room though or else the look can lose its impact.I am sure that your space will have windows that can get plenty of natural light for you. So grab the opportunity and create a cozy seating right there. Arrange chairs, stools, mattresses or cushions in such a way that they seem right next to corner window.
    1. Make the most of reflective pieces– Do you know what is one of the best ways to lift the mood in a room? It’s by adding mirrors, lamps and metallic pieces that feature both decorative functionality and space-enhancing qualities. In fact, if placed adjacent, to a window, positioned suitably, they bounce the sunlight into the room and warm up space. Try yourself out!
    1. Add Greenery– Winter is the perfect time to bring the outside in through hardy indoor plants, or buy a bunch of flowers every now and then. Several Interior designers find this as the best way to ignore those gusty winds, frost-bitten lawns and icy evenings.You can even think of skipping flowers and fill white vases with fresh greenery. Using them as decor or as centerpieces on the table might work wonders.
    1. Set a well-stocked bar– The only way to beat the cold winter is by having a well-stocked bar. So what are you sitting tight for? Simply deck yours out with gold trimmed glasses, a gold wreath, and greenery. Apart from this, you can even make some toasty transitions by placing a sheepskin rug on the floor, this will provide a toasty spot to tuck chilly toes while reading or relaxing.
  1. Rearrange– Change is always good. Simply cast an eye over your living, dining, and bedrooms and examine if there is any other way space could be laid out. Try rearranging your interior design furniture in such a way that it encourages conversations. Besides, you can create new vignettes of vessels and trinkets on the sideboard in your dining room or revamp the bedroom with a textured bedhead. Sometimes rearranging a space, or simply the accessories filling is just more than enough to breathe new life into an old arrangement.

So that’s all for now! Keep watching the space to know more regarding the same.

Create a Home Office That Makes You More Productive At Work

Have you ever thought about what can you do when something unexpected shows up? Obviously, blame-storming or beating yourself up for being yourself (how is that productive?) is not the solution. Instead, it’s time to see what you’ve been missing.

Can you tell me what creates a productive mood? Does the environment matter? I mean the debate is still on whether employees who work in the office are more productive than those who work from their home. I personally believe that working from home gives you more freedom to create the space you need or do the work according to your needs. At home, the situation is entirely in your control (for most of the time) while in office, expect the unexpected. So don’t you think, it would be great if you get all of your work done from the comfort of your own home? All you need to do is design an attention-grabbing, comfy home office.

Of course, reduced travel time, savings on gas and meals the comfort of working in your pajamas are some of the crucial benefits offered by a home office. More importantly, telecommuting actually makes people more productive and it can sure help you achieve that elusive work-life balance. At the same time, it has its own challenges, for example- there can be family distractions, your dog might disturb you every now and then, children/significant other/neighbors interrupting as they are unable to grasp the concept of working at home.

So first and foremost, separate your workspace from the living area. Yes, much like corporate spaces, try creating a separate space which is dedicated enough and helps to minimize distractions from all the reasons stated above and other goings-on at home that might beg your attention. Apart from this, there is another practical aspect of creating a separate workspace with a bit physical boundaries; i.e. they will definitely help in maintaining some mental boundaries so that your two lives don’t bleed together.

Down below I would like to mention a few pointers that can guide you in creating the best home office for your space.

    • Ergonomics– According to several studies, good posture and ergonomics can result in a notable increase when it comes to productivity. So try to come up with a set up that benefits your body as well as your work at the same time. What I exactly mean to say is, while sitting at work your elbow should be placed at the right angles and the screen should be kept at the eye level so that your body seems to be appropriately aligned rather than slouched over your laptop or workstation, yes I am talking about the unwanted “turtle pose”.
    • Let there be light– Allowing as much natural light as possible into your space be it home or office decreases eye fatigue and uncertain headaches. In fact, natural light that boosts Vitamin D has the potential to increase your productivity and makes your feel happier in no time. So don’t forget to keep your curtains and blinds open while working but at the same time just make sure you have good lighting in your workspace for when it’s cloudy or dark.
    • Go Green– Try to bring some outdoors in. Well, I am not saying your entire garden but think of bringing some outdoor plants, which are less in terms of maintenance. After all, a desk or floor plant is the best way to add a breath of fresh air to your workspace and create some visual variety when your eyes need a break from the screen. In addition to this, try something resilient, like a small cactus or succulent, or at least arrange your desk so that you can see the outdoors.
    • Be Tech-Friendly– For home offices, it is very important to make sure that you choose the technology which is at your best accomplice. Receiving technical faults on the frequent basis with your existing devices can be pretty much frustrating. So make sure to keep all your existing devices such as your computer, printer or connections updated. Always remember, system crashes and data loss can cause more danger than its worth.
  • Keep it neat and tidy– Last but certainly not the least, do you know what is the best part of incorporating modular home office furniture? It is very easy in terms of cleanliness and maintenance. We working people have already enough mental clutter so why put physical one. So, keep your desk area tidy.