Keep it Simple
The great thing about a prefab contemporary home from Yankee Barn Homes is it has a basic footprint. Even when dormers or jut-outs are included, they are geometric shapes utilizing clean lines. Take your decorating cues from these shapes and keep it simple.
Simplicity in all things within the home will unify every other aspect of your decor. The Hayfield is an excellent example of a post and beam contemporary home that has nailed the decor game. Words like elegant, simple, streamlined, and pitch-perfect immediately come to mind. Take cues from this house, apply your taste and you won’t go wrong when decorating a prefab contemporary home.
A Neutral Palette: Neutral color palettes are classic. If simplicity is key to modern design, then using colors like white, beige, brown, and gray are ideal for this home style. Neutrals afford a blank canvas that will highlight furniture and art in any room.
Pops of Color: Although neutrals and darker tones are the standard for a contemporary home, your decor should not be solely black and white. Use pops color to create visual interest. Interior designers colors of choice were once vibrant shades of red, yellow and deep blue to achieve dynamic contrast. More recently, bright hues of green, pink and teal have made their way into modern decor. Consider using a bright couch or colorful rug, painted cabinets, or a vibrant accent chair.
Dark and Rich Wood Tones Provide Contrast: Add darker tones to contrast any lighter shades used. Bold tones signal a contemporary style and wood provides a natural environmental balance to the space. This technique is also utilized in the modern farmhouse style. Incorporate darker woods tones or paint colors in shelving and cabinets, as well as furniture pieces (dining chairs, tables, and couches).
Add Art: Contemporary or modern art is a natural fit when it comes to decor. It provides both interest against a neutral palette and a pop of color. Oftentimes, a larger piece of art is used, as a post and beam contemporary home will have large, lofted spaces.