Known for its simple and unadorned attributes, Modern Style is seeing its popularity increasing over the past few years, as it is both eye-catching and elegant. This style is characterized by clean lines, natural materials, neutral or earthy colors, and natural light. And the main philosophy of this style is to choose elements that reflect its purpose. So if you have decor items that don’t have a purpose – a function – it’s time for you to get rid of them. Functionality over fashion.
It is related to the mid-twenty century where occurred a historical aesthetic movement when Bauhaus started to influence the match between functionality and art in this kind of style.
For this remarkable past and characteristics, modern style is often confused with contemporary style – but the last one can be identified for the wide range of colours, which doesn’t happen with modern interiors. Yes, the words are synonymous and the styles aren’t.
This guide will allow you to understand more about modern style and how you can incorporate it into your interior design projects flawlessly. If you’re thinking of accomplishing that modern look you’ve always dreamt of before, this is your sign. Keep reading!
1. First of all, eliminate every fussy adornment.
Keep your choices functional: every furniture and upholstery pieces must have a purpose.
There are many advantages of this kind of approach but the main one is that you won’t have an interior with fussy adornments. You even will be able to maximize your space (your space will not look and feel all tight and cramped) and save a ton of money, especially if you go for items with multiple functions. Living minimally is easy to clean and to maintain.
Following the idea of function, start by clearing out every single home decor item that doesn’t have a purpose in your room. During the process, you will start to get to know more about your home and your lifestyle, like a self-awareness process, and realize that, maybe, you don’t need or use many elements that you have now. Your space will feel a lot more organised, clean and homely.
2. Furniture with clean lines is the way to go
Modern design evokes simplicity so keep it simple when it comes to furniture or upholstery.
Going for furniture with clean lines means that your home decor will be more flexible and easy to change if, for some reason, you would like to change it for the next season. It is easy to decor and you will save a lot of time for its maintenance. This kind of furniture and upholstery will provide you more space and, if you pick wisely, will endure over the years for the quality of the materials.
3. Neutral Colors
Neutral colors are used abundantly in design because they are everything but boring, especially if you’re going to layer different hues of the same color for a sophisticated look. When combined in the right way, they are enough to support any style as they provide a soothing atmosphere and a visual relief to any interior design project, which is the reason as you are used to see them in modern interiors.
For the walls, it is seen often the use of neutral bright colours or even white shades; but you can go for which one you like the most and makes you feel more energized and happier.
The colour selection its up to you, but remember to keep it simple. Make wise choises and have in mind all the elements that influence the space, such as furniture, upholstery, lighting and, of course, your lifestyle.
4. Natural Materials
Modern design is art itself, as it combines a wide range of elements that are both artsy and elegant, which is one of the main reasons why we love this style so much.
When it comes to materials, this kind of style combines traditional buildings and their design materials into something close to perfection. In modern interiors, it is common to see high-quality natural materials as wood, stone and brick that, when you blend them, will make you create the perfect aesthetics – even better – with function. The interior would look richer and bolder full of glamour.
Natural materials will get nature inside and enhance the heritage of the materials’ quality.
What are your thoughts on modern style? Remember: designing a space is always a process and it shouldn’t take just a few days, even if it’s your home that we are talking about. Maturing the process and the briefing is important for you to have a consistent design, something that you will love over the years and that is enduring. Don’t be too hard on yourself and let your creativity flow!
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