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Updated: Feb 13, 2021

Many types are quite common and self-explanatory: rustic, English, maritime, urban, or commercial. But when you prefer traditional versus contemporary, how can you tell? These two styles appear to be the most popular, yet they have the widest range of options available. Here is an overview of the contemporary and traditional difference.


Contemporary design is often interchanged with "classic", which is not true.

With its open floor plans, solid walls, a flat roof and a boxy look, contemporary architecture can be described.

Contemporary decorating is about the “here and now.” It can best be characterized by: less is more, clean lines, minimal clutter, neutral and tonal colors paired with bold pops of color, open spaces, and an abundance of natural light that allows the rooms to feel airy and comfortable. The most obvious and distinctive element of a contemporary style interior design is line. It’s found in architectural details, use high ceilings and geometric shapes in wall art and sculpture.


Contemporary furnishings offer smooth surfaces in light-colored timber, glass, bronze, stainless steel or chrome. Textiles are organic materials in neutral colors (silk, cotton, linen, and wool), with the occasional bold color or pattern used as a piece of decoration.

Shades — black, ivory, orange, beige, gray and brown neutral shades are the backdrop to the modern color scheme. Brighter changes of color are permitted but kept to a minimum.

Walls— dark color colors on the walls that work for this style, with the occasional accent wall in a darker hue. The patterned tone-on-tone wallpaper always works as long as the pattern does not control too much.

Flooring — bar floors are made of wood, cement, stone or laminate, with a simple pattern of occasionally adding an area rug. Wall-to-wall carpeting with a low pile should be in a good, neutral color.

Lighting is used in a contemporary interior as an artistic statement. All floor and table lamps have straight lines and elegant metal finishes; with a special hue, light may be added. Recessed or track lighting draws attention to art and accessories that are well-placed.


Among the most interesting decoration styles is traditional Indian interior design. While it is amazing, it is intricate and complicated in many ways.


Bright and distinct colors are the first item of traditional Indian interior design.It is highly recommended that you go for earthy tones of colors such as rich browns, burnt oranges, and ocher yellows.


If you want to give out the best of the traditional feels, then you cannot miss out on decorative cabinets. Traditional cabinets serve an amazing amalgamation of aesthetics and functionality. So, pay special attention to them.


Paintings accentuate typical emotions, so to embellish the room, you can purchase a few of them. India offers an incredible variety of artistic styles such as the famous paintings of Madhubani. You can get inexpensive, but good-quality paintings from local shops if you're running low on budget.


Patterns and motifs are integral parts of Indian interior design, including detailed mandala motifs, themes based on nature, etc. These patterns and motifs have cultural and religious symbolism and add wealth to the house's overall decor.


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