Exterior view of a contemporary home

Shop the Look: Contemporary Home Design

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.

Contemporary home design - Impervia Patio

Impervia Patio

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.”

Contemporary Home Design - Fixed Window

FX Window

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.

Exterior view of a Pella entry door painted in one of our Vibrancy colors

Vibrancy Door

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.

Interior view of a large Scenescape Collection door opening to the outside

Scenescape Door

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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This article was written by

Nicolle Picray, Content Marketing & Social Media, Pella Windows & Doors

A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.

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