For a streamlined, uncluttered “less is more” home, a modern or contemporary style is the way to go. Characterized by clean lines and a minimalist look, a contemporary home feels modern, fresh, and functional — while still feeling warm and welcoming. Neutral colors and black and white are used in abundance as the backdrop for contemporary rooms. With a toned-down background, shapes and textures take the spotlight. Natural textiles such as linen and jute provide a welcome contrast to the simple geometric lines that make up a modern, contemporary space. Architectural elements aim to connect the indoor to the outdoors. Expansive windows, open floor plans, and lots of natural light are key characteristics of a modern home design.