If you love a modern-classic home with a fresh, clean vibe then Easy Contemporary is your style.
An Easy Contemporary interior is a complex blend of modern furnishings in classic styles. It has a soft but structured finish.
Similar to Neutral Living, Easy Contemporary loves neutrals. Natural wood, off-whites and muted organic colours are styled with distinctively homely comforts.
Embrace an Easy Contemporary interior with these 5 important style TIPS!
How to style your home
An Easy Contemporary style lies somewhere between traditional and modern. I refer to this category as classic.
A classic kitchen, for instance, might have shaker doors, pewter cup handles and a clean-lined, quartz worktop.
One classic bathroom might have a reproduction roll top bath with modern brassware.
The classic sofa might nod towards having traditionally scrolled arms or simple turned legs but have an overall more contemporary shape.
These classic furnishings are more timeless than on-trend alternatives.
(This makes them more worthy of an investment – if we ever need an excuse!)
Choose only soft, chalky white emulsion for walls and ceilings. This will add softness and warmth to your Easy Contemporary home.
Pick paint from a brand that offers a description of the colour, such as Farrow and Ball (not affiliated, just a fan!). I love Wimborne White, Slipper Satin and School House White as background colours.
However, always use a sample first!
Team these whites with soft furnishings in muted organic colours. Then add natural wooden furniture and wicker baskets.
Select stones and warm greys for larger investments for a more versatile, timeless look.
3) Structured and Uncluttered
There is something so neat and tidy about this style, that it’s almost minimal.
Similar to Slow Cottage in its clean-lined uncluttered-ness, Easy Contemporary is sophisticated and grown up. Everything is in its place and there is a place for everything!
The layout is more structured than relaxed which gives it a chunky, well thought out feel.
Although there is a softness to this welcoming style.
4) Soft and relaxed
Despite the uncluttered-ness of these interiors, comfort is a huge consideration.
Think feather cushions, woollen rugs and sumptuous eiderdowns at bedtime.
Easy Contemporary has all the benefits of modern with all the traditional comforts.
From the soft organic colours to the cozy materials.
5) Homely and welcoming
Easy Contemporary interiors have a distinctly boutique hotel feel. From the mature decor, to the cozy corners and neutral colour palette.
If I had a friend with a home like this I would invite myself to an overnight stay, finding white fluffy towels on the guest bed. I would smell fresh blooms on the bedside table and local artisan hand soap in the bathroom.
Croissants and fresh coffee would be eaten for breakfast (before shooing my friend off to work and secretly moving in!)
Inside the sophisticated structure of an Easy Contemporary style is a nurturing, welcoming home.
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