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Contemporary Interior Design

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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

What our Clients say

We have recently expanded our offices in Newcastle NSW. Speedframe was suggested to us as a cost effective, modern solution for our workstations. What we appreciated most when dealing with Speedframe, was their ability to understand exactly what our requirements were. The Speedframe team designed and installed our workstations on time and within budget. They also were able to do on site adjustments due to certain issues that we had with the floor. We are very pleased with the result and would recommend Speedframe to any business needing workstations.


I approached Speedframe as needing a modular framing system for our new waste management program. Speedframe was able to provide a flat pack solution and submitted a prototype for trials. The results of the trails were positive and we confidently awarded Speedframe the contract to provide flat packs to all our stores nationally. One thing I liked in dealing with Speedframe was their ability to fully understand the complexity of the project on hand. I found working with Speedframe a smooth and trouble free experience. I would recommend Speedframe as a competent, proactive and innovative company and Speedframe would be an excellent partner for Interior Designers and Architects.


We have used Speedframe for many years now, producing custom tradeshow displays. The Speedframe system is easy to use, it is lightweight and strong, and a perfect solution for displays that need to be assembled and unassembled quickly and easily. Additionally it is very competitively priced compared to other display systems. We have received many positive comments on our displays – and the clean, smooth lines of the Speedframe system are definitely a contributing factor to this. We would highly recommend the Speedframe system to anyone producing display and tradeshow componentry.


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