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Contemporary style encompasses a range of styles developed in the latter half of the 20th century. Pieces feature softened and rounded lines as opposed to the stark lines seen in modern design. Interiors contain neutral elements and bold colour, and they focus on the basics of line, shape and form. By focusing on colour, space, and shape, contemporary interiors are sleek and fresh. Neutrals, black, and white are the main colours in contemporary style interiors. Black is often used for grounding and defining a contemporary style room. The palette is often punched up and accented with bright and bold colours that play against neutrals. The most obvious and distinctive element of a contemporary style interior design is the line. Whether straight vertical or horizontal lines or curved shapes, strong visible lines are evident in any contemporary-style home. The line is found in architectural details, use of bold colour blocks, high ceilings, bare windows, and geometric shapes in wall art and sculpture. In contemporary interiors, less is more. Each piece stands out as individual and unique. Furniture pieces should make a bold statement but at the same time be simple and uncluttered, without curves or decoration. Smooth, clean, geometric shapes are essential. Upholstered furniture often wears black, white, or other neutral tones, using the natural fibres found in wool, cotton, linen, silk, jute to add textural appeal. Pillows in clean geometric shapes add a shot of colour and texture.