How to Design a Contemporary Living Room in the Desert

One of the best ways to make it easier to sell your house in La Quinta and surrounding area is to design it in a contemporary style that does not look dated or lose its value. If you’re not sure how to create a living space that’s both comfortable and modern, here are some tips to help you get started.

Consider Paint

A modern space is usually painted a light, neutral color. This does not mean that it is cold and uninviting. You can use grays, browns, tans, and other colors that blend well with any primary color. If you’re the type of person who prefers vivid and bright colors, you can add it with your accent pieces that will not alter the actual home.

Consider Flooring

You also want to keep the flooring neutral. If you choose hardwood floors, you don’t want to go too dark or light. If you prefer carpeting, keep it simple with no bright colors or deep shag. This allows the furniture to be center stage.

Keep Furniture Lines Straight

Your furniture should have straight lines with minimal decorative design. Shapes of sofas and chairs can be minimalistic and simple, yet comfortable. You can choose the color of your furnishings depending on what you want to accent. If the furniture itself is the focal point of your room, you can go dark to allow it to contrast against the light walls and floors. However, if the artwork or accessories are the main attraction in your living space, you may want to keep the furniture light, too.


Lighting is not as elegant and extravagant as in the past; it is not the focal point of a room. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a chandelier or other interesting light fixtures. However, they should be kept simple, allowing the focal point to be your artwork.

Artwork and Accessories

Artwork is where you can allow your sense of color to go wild. Feel free to go bold with bright colors, or stick with a monochromatic design. Abstract pieces are popular for modern homes. While you want to keep the living space simple, you don’t want it to feel bare. You can add pillows, vases, and other accents that can add personality to your home.

Natural light is a popular choice for modern homes. Many of them also do not use heavy curtains or drapes with the windows. When you do use curtains, you will want them to blend in with the room to allow the scenic view, rather than the drapery, to be the focal point.

Many people avoid contemporary designs because they think it’s not warm and comfortable. However, the difference is in the color scheme and style, not the comfort level. Choosing a modern design can help your home retain its value when it’s time to sell and will attract more buyers.

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