Opening all the windows in your home is one of the first sure signs spring has arrived! After a long winter, you might notice your home is in need of a little love. Tackling spring cleaning is much easier if you open all the windows, turn up some great music and get moving!
When it comes to mastering contemporary home design, the key is learning how to marry both modern and traditional styles with the latest products and trends. It’s about balance, but it’s also about contrast.
Whether you’re building a new home from the ground up or just want to give your current home a facelift, here are some strategies that can help you incorporate elements of contemporary home design.
Choose Darker Finishes
White trims and finishes may have been all the rage a few years back, but one of the big things trending in contemporary home design is dark colors – black in particular, which helps create contrast. “With more consumers coming to us wanting contemporary styles, we adapted our window finishes and colors to include darker hues,” says Pella product specialist Stacey Seelye. “Now you can stay on trend and get the look you want with Pella.”
Be Playful with Patterns and Color
Geometric tiles are coming back into style, and this year it’s all about mixing and matching different prints on floors and walls. If you’re looking to make a contemporary statement in a small space, you can't go wrong with a fun geometric pattern. If your walls are a neutral color and your window and door trim is black, add bold hues to your décor to create energy and intrigue. Neutral walls with black window and door trim offer the perfect backdrop for bold hues.
Look for Windows and Doors that Add New Style
Whether you're looking to replace the windows and doors in your home, or you’re building a new home, consider how windows and doors can complement the style you want. While double-hung windows are charming for any Craftsman, Victorian, Cape Cod or Colonial home, large casement or sliding windows offer sweeping, more spacious views, which is a hallmark element of contemporary style. For doors, try a new sleek wood door. Want to expand beyond normal shades of wood? Make your door bold with bright shades from Pella’s Vibrancy Collection.
Expand Your Views
Contemporary home design often involves creating an open floorplan. While opening up spaces can help create a more spacious environment, large patio doors can take your floorplan to the next level by blurring the lines between the indoors and the outdoors. The Pella® ScenescapeTM patio door collection features three styles – multi-slide, lift-and-slide and bifold – with large glass door panels that help expand the views of indoor and outdoor living spaces. With Scenescape doors, homes magnificently blend into the landscape that surrounds them. It’s the perfect way to convert any space into a blissful place.
Learn how to add a contemporary look to your home with new windows and doors; just contact your local Pella sales representative.
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