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Modern design is all about clean, fresh, and uncluttered spaces. Marked with straight-lines, furniture is simple and sleek. The use of color is very sparse. Walls are a solid color (white is pretty popular), no fussy wallpaper or ornate fabrics. This is in stark contrast with our previous featured style, “traditional.” The integration of textures is also limited. Often times floors are bare, but if area rugs are used, they are a solid neutral color.
Here’s a simple rundown of this great style:
Many folks consider modern interior design to be cold and too sterile, but it doesn’t have to be. While accessories and color are kept to a minimum, one could add warmth with a very simple coverlet on a bed, or a simple asymmetrical use of pillows or lamps. Also lighting can play a huge role in how a modern space feels. Is the lighting harsh or too soft? Slight adjustments can make a minimal, modern space feel cozy, yet clean.
Many of my clients are looking to decorate their first apartments/condos sans roommates or their first space with a significant other. When furnishing funds can be used as limited as the square footage of the space, incorporating attributes of modern design can take a project a long way. It’s simple, you don’t need a whole lot of pieces. Because functionality of the space is just as important, if not more important than the look, finding items that are dual purposed and also keep that uncluttered feel are crucial here. The less stuff that piled into a space can actually make the room feel bigger. I also love modern style because it’s one of the easiest styles to feel both masculine and feminine – perfect for couples trying to infuse bits of their personality into the room.
Does your style have a bit of modern-inspired flare to it? Do you find modern style sleek and classy or is it simple too cold and rigid to you? Tell me in the comments below.