The classic look is always the safe choice when it comes to interior home decoration. But if you are looking for something exciting to spruce up your haven and make life a little more on the edge, you should probably think about going for a modern or contemporary style in home decoration.
Here are potent guidelines on modern home decoration to ensure that you are on the right track when designing and decorating your abode.
Get Ideas and Tips
It is great if you can read interior decoration magazines and books so that you will get ideas on how you would want your home to look like. Of course, at the end, it would be better to add personal touches to the design of the home and not make an exact copy of the photography you saw in the magazine. It is also a good idea to ask advice and suggestions from a veteran interior designer or decorator.
Fix the Clutter
Before you can visualize your home effectively, you need to get rid of all of the distracting elements and retain only those that can be of great use for your home. Remember that modern style leans to minimalism, which means less is more.
For the things that you still need but hardly use anymore, organize and store them neatly in a storage room out of people's sight. For the things that you do not need at all, consider giving them out as donations or selling them in garage sales. The money you get from it, you can to add to your home decorating budget.
Make a Plan
Plan how you would want each room in the house to look like. The kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, patio, dining room, and the living area should all have a flowing parallel design but at the same time distinct personalities.
Now, determine the things that you need for each room to accomplish the look you want for them. It is important to remember that sometimes you do not need to buy new sets of furniture but just improve on what you already have.
Sometimes, simply reshuffling old furniture to have a larger space and minimal design can achieve the modern look you desire. Or sometimes you can simply need to add a modern wall art to get the contemporary style you want. After this, you have to make a floor plan on how the pieces of furniture in the room are going to be arranged.
- Go for Monochromatic Color Scheme - Choosing shades that belong to the same color family make the room look bigger and brighter, which is the objective of modern style.
- Don't Forget Comfort - Comfort should not be sacrificed for style. It is important to achieve a balance between the two.
- Incorporate Metal, Stone, and Glass in the Design - These materials are commonly used for contemporary designs so make sure that you incorporate them when decorating your home.
- Avoid too Many Colorful and Fussy Prints - Plain spaces are ideal for contemporary styled homes but it is all right to have heavily printed accents on plain furniture. For example, a zebra printed pillow will look good against a black leather chair.
It is true that sleek and minimal are some of the key ingredients for a modern styled home. But this does not mean that it cannot be exciting and edgy. In fact, most modern styled homes are known for the contrasting colors of black and red, and the lasting visual impact of metal furniture, modern wall art, metal wall sculptures, and modern accessories.