Do you prefer to live in the “now”? Do you prefer your granny flat to be modern, in the present and keep up with the times? Then the contemporary style is the right type of interior design for your granny flat.

Contemporary style and modern style interior design are often used interchangeably, however there are differences between the two. While the modern style is known for its establishment in the 20th century and follows strict guidelines, the contemporary style is more fluid and rules can be broken.

Contemporary Style
Although the rules can be broken with the contemporary style, there are specific features that need to be incorporated when designing and decorating your granny flat in this style. These features include but are not limited to:
· Bare floors
· Large or oversized wall art
· Track lighting
· Neutral colours
Bare floors:
Contemporary style floors are generally of a smooth surface—wood, tiles or vinyl—and generally don’t have any carpeting or rugs placed on them. Bare floors can provide many benefits such as the illusion of space and generally being easy to clean.
Large or oversized wall art:
Contemporary style interior design generally avoids clutter and decoration—both in regards to furniture and the walls, however to add colour and provide balance, and to truly replicate the style, large or oversized wall art is the way to go. For large or oversized art to work in a contemporary style granny flat, it needs to have a clean frame, however there are no limits or rules as to what art can be on the canvas.
Track lighting:
Track lighting is a contemporary style staple and offers many advantages. Rather than having one ceiling light in the centre of a room, track lighting enables lighting throughout the room through its signature track feature. Track lighting is versatile and can be aimed almost anywhere, including on specific furniture, areas and artwork.
Neutral colours:
Neutral colours are another contemporary style staple, specifically colours such as black, white and beige matched with bold coloured or metallic furniture and artwork.

 

So there you have it, now you know the key features to include when designing and decorating your granny flat to be a modern home. If the contemporary style isn’t for you, then stay tuned for the next blog post on shabby chic style interior design for your granny flat.
If you are a fan of contemporary style, the design team at Premier Homes and Granny Flats have the perfect selections at your fingertips.
Contact us today or visit our display centre to find out more!