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How to Nail Contemporary

What exactly is contemporary anyway? Decorate your home with this popular style by following these easy steps.

Contemporary design style is all about playing with texture and lines. Leather is also big, but not in a matchy-matchy way. High-gloss paint is also a sure sign of contemporary interior, but not semigloss -- high-gloss.

Look for key sculptural pieces to add drama to your room; this is where less is really more. Invest in a few grown-up items that you'll keep a long time, and then decorate the rest with fun, cheap, trendy items like funky modern chairs in a red lacquer or with boldly patterned pillows.

Find out how to decorate an open plan room.

Nestpert: Jennifer Bertrand, season three Design Star winner.

-- Paula Kashtan