For those unsure of what contemporary interior design means, it has a clean area, well-defined decor, unique textures, uncluttered space, and is painted in cool colors. Before trying to modify your home, you need to know your budget, the color scheme you want, as well as the textures and furniture you want.
When shopping for paints, choose a mix of bold and soft colors. One idea for contemporary interior design are white, black, brown and gray. You can use these colors and combine them with a bold color like red. An example you could use would be to paint three walls a soft color and the other wall a bold color like red, forest green, deep blue, etc. Just make sure they work together and not contrast with each other.
The furniture should give the room a soft look. In the living room, buy furniture in colors such as cream, white, or beige. If you plan to use pillows, they can be a bit darker and come in a variety of designs such as circles, squares, or stripes.
For curtains or drapes, make sure they are darker. The carpet should be a darker color than the walls and furniture. If you have hardwood floors, you can use rugs that match the wall colors and furniture.
Most rooms have one focal point, but with contemporary interiors you use more than one focal point. Some examples could be a unique piece of furniture, a large piece of furniture, a large piece of art, a pendant lamp that can be hung from the ceiling, a wall in a contrasting color, etc.