A modern roll top desk conceals normal office clutter or even a computer screen. Its rounded lid pulls down as a bread box to give the room a cleaner look. You can leave the desk in its original surface for a more traditional. Roll top desk distinctive look create a high contrast against the furniture antique shape with contemporary colors, hardware and display items.
Modern roll top desk is usually made of heavy wood in medium to darker finish. But you can create a contrast between its vintage style and modern color with a coat of paint. The color also accentuates already interesting furniture. In dramatic contrast, look for colors that sit opposite each other on the color wheel. A slate works well with bold yellow drawer pulls and knobs, for example. Or add a stylish Art Deco touch by painting desktop a cream or light lemon and install new black gemstone hardware. Opal and Onyx works well.
For modern roll top desk with a playful look and a touch of contemporary graphic style, using decals or stencils on the desktop across a solid lacquer. The rounded cap makes a suitable background for a small landscape or aviary scene in silhouette. You can also use a larger sticker on the side of your desktop, or cut a large sticker in several pieces, then extend it over the front drawers. Small patterns and motifs work well for an all-over pattern or to mark the roll top cover against the fixed desk.