CHARLOTTE, N.C.--From increased natural light to more open space and minimal clutter, contemporary style offers a variety of benefits for today’s homeowners. Rooms with contemporary style often feel more spacious, set a more relaxing tone and can be inviting to guests.
Regardless of budget or interior design expertise, there are myriad ways to incorporate the hallmarks of contemporary style into any room. By integrating clean lines, open space and sleek profiles, homes can enjoy the benefits of this now mainstream design philosophy.
“Contemporary style has a clear appeal for homeowners who want rooms to have an open, simple feel,” said Jim Parello, Vice President of Marketing for JELD-WEN. “Unlike some more rigorous design philosophies, contemporary style also offers a level of flexibility that lets homeowners create rooms that truly fits their personalities.”
Here are just some of the ways that homeowners can take advantage of the latest contemporary design trends:
1. Clean Lines
Smooth, clean lines are a central element of contemporary style, often used with bold geometric shapes to frame a room and define open space. Remove unnecessary wall hangings to free-up space and swap traditional, ornate furniture for more angular pieces.
Recently launched, the JELD-WEN® MODATM Door Collection of contemporary wood doors features sleek lines that accentuate clean, square and rectangular decor. With roots from historic Shaker architecture, this interior door line has a simple, minimalistic design style.
With panel designs that can be mixed-and-matched with identical glass designs, MODA doors also provide a rare opportunity to match all-panel door styles with the same style of glass doors, French doors, letting homeowners achieve a contemporary style throughout all rooms of a house. JELD-WEN showcased this decor option at its 2016 International Builders’ Show (IBS) booth.
2. Maximize Natural Light
An abundance of natural light and open space brings the airy feeling that is synonymous with contemporary style. Consider removing heavy draperies and bringing in lighter shades of color to increase the amount of natural light in a room.
JELD-WEN makes it easy to maximize natural light with its expansive patio doors and wall systems. The JELD-WEN® Custom wood folding window and new PremiumTM vinyl multislide patio door replace plaster and sheetrock with gorgeous exterior views and light. In fact, the Premium vinyl multislide patio door, on display at IBS this year, dramatically expands the perceived space in any room with up to four-panel units reaching 10 feet in height and 24 feet in width.
3. Emphasize the Abstract
Some modern designers eliminate clutter to focus attention on the abstract. Re-evaluate the decorative pieces on display to provide open space so that the attention can be placed on one or two crucial design elements.
The new JELD-WEN® Studio Collection of interior doors shown at IBS introduces unconventional visual elements with minimal additional trappings. Crisp, clear lines surrounded by ample white space brings an artistic element to a modern home.
4. Calm Colors
A central tenet of contemporary style is the pursuit of a space that feels calm, soothing and inviting. Color selections should complement this goal by not introducing overly vibrant hues, while also avoiding a spectrum that is cold and uninviting. Consider repainting dark rooms in warmer hues and toning down spaces with calmer colors.
JELD-WEN® windows and doors come in a wide variety of colors, including soft, neutral tones that enhance the calm nature of a contemporary style room. For example, JELD-WEN Siteline® wood and clad-wood windows and patio doors feature nine finishes that blend seamlessly with the interior of a room, while also offering 22 cladding colors to pair perfectly with the exterior of your home.
5. All About the Angles
An angular design plays an important role in contemporary style, especially related to architectural elements. Mainstream residential designers are taking a cue from modern commercial designs by integrating flat surfaces, such as glass or metal, to give distinctive shape to a space.
The new JELD-WEN® EpicVueTM wood windows introduced at IBS feature an application for providing perfect 90-degree corners of glass with a center post to open the view and make a stunning architectural statement.
To see more contemporary style collections from JELD-WEN Windows & Doors, visit booth C-6131 at IBS 2016 or jeld-wen.com.
JELD-WEN — a leading global manufacturer of windows, doors and treated composite trim and panels — operates in more than 20 countries, with half its revenue coming from outside the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company provides products that enhance the beauty and functionality of homes and commercial buildings. JELD-WEN’s full breadth of products has earned numerous awards and endorsements for dependability, innovation and excellence — providing solutions that deliver exceptional value for builders, architects and homeowners around the world. JELD-WEN is a recognized leader in manufacturing energy-efficient products and has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner since 1998. For more information about JELD-WEN, or to find a dealer, visit jeld-wen.com or call 800-877-9482.