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
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:
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 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 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