The future is now—at least when it comes to interior design. Thanks to its minimalist appeal and sleek lines, the modern aesthetic has become incredibly popular in homes. While modern homes may look expensive, this interior design motif is achievable on almost any budget by following these modern home decorating tips.
Here are the elements you’ll want to focus on.
Embrace Open Space
The open-concept floor plan is incredibly popular in modern homes, and for good reason. Thick walls can block natural light and make a home feel stuffy or claustrophobic. An open floor plan will allow for an easier flow throughout your house and make dim spaces feel light and airy. An open floor plan will also encourage family members to congregate in highly trafficked areas, so you can spend more time together.
Incorporate Clean Lines
The modern aesthetic is all about clean lines and sleek silhouettes. Accenting your windows and allowing natural light to be a focal point can give the appearance of more space and incorporate clean lines. One of the simplest ways to modernize your home is by updating your appliances. Polished stainless steel refrigerators and microwaves provide a clean, streamlined look and offset the clutter that often accumulates in the kitchen. Swapping outdated furniture can also make a big impact. For example, you could try exchanging an ornately carved armoire for a steel garment rack or swapping a bulky entertainment center for a wall-mounted flat screen television. Enhance clean lines with trendier paint colors and accents, while keeping clutter to a minimum. Select your favorite pieces to decorate and let them be the focal point.
Modern homes are not only attractive; they’re also incredibly functional. Open floor plans allow for unobstructed movement, which can come in handy when cooking or entertaining. Focusing on a few key elements in each room can also cut down on excessive decorative pieces, such as tchotchkes and oversized furniture, to maximize the space of your home. Integrated storage compartments in your larger furniture pieces, such as ottomans and desks, also help reduce clutter.View Open Floor Plans
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