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Modern Home Decor Facts and Tips

Updated on March 3, 2014

Modern home decor styles are all about minimalism and neutrality. What we can discover in all modernly decorated homes are the clear lines and simple color schemes. When we think of modern home decors we should also consider neutral base colors even if they might be combined with a few bold shapes or simple color accents and various interesting accessories. The modern style also presents angular pieces as mandatory elements but this does not mean that we cannot encounter round circular items as well as long as they are well combined and keep the necessary balance. Let’s consider the most important aspects to take into account whenever you are interested in decorating our home in a modern manner that will make everyone be amazed of how you could manage to make everything look so simple but very modern at the same time.

Use neutral color palettes

The modern home decor style is considered highly minimalist especially when it comes to the color scheme. The base color scheme usually consists of neutral type of colors and we can include here the following examples: black, white & beige. Even if they are considered neutral this does not mean that they do not attract attention.

Add small punches of bright colors for a special effect

Now that we have considered a neutral home base color decor it is time to consider ways in which to make it interesting but still keep it minimalistic. Such a way is by adding small punches of bright colors for a special effect and we can include here examples such as orange, red and lime green which all give the special effect that we are interested in.

Make all the items in your home look sleek and smooth

A glossy appearance is what you should be interested in at this stage if a modern home decor style is what you are interested in going for. Consider using chrome and black lacquered wood which are all modern accents that are highly used when it comes to modern furniture.

Consider using angular shapes that will make everything look special

Rectangles are highly preferred in the case of modern styles as well as squares. The ones which are not considered to be adequate to be used when a modern style is wanted are the those undefined shapes which simply do not create that necessary balance between the home items.

Artwork is a must and has to be

Whenever a modern home décor is on our mind we cannot miss the fact that wall art is a must to consider in order to get that special effect which comes from using simple combinations which simply look good together. You can include abstract painting at this stage as well because they also give the overall atmosphere that something special that everyone just loves whenever the modern style is analyzed.

Consider using modern glass coffee tables

Modern glass coffee tables are once again considered simple home items but they perfectly balance the overall simple modern style. They look good in any place they do not see too simple nor too sophisticated and they simply go well with anything that is modern in home decor.

All in all, choose neutral colors combined with punches of bold color to create those especial effects that attract attention in a modern home decor. Choose abstract paintings to represent the location you are trying to decorate and make it seem modern though its special wall art that will definitely attract attention as well. Use glass items because they go well with all previously mentioned elements and do not forget to enjoy everything during the decorating process!


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      Open 3 years ago

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      Alex Fabelli 3 years ago from Miami, Florida

      Your are absolutely correct. I used abstract art as an example, but yes all the styles that you mentioned would qualify as well. Certainly appreciate your input on this.

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      Nadia Ramini 3 years ago from New York, New York

      I am an artist and just want to add my input on this. I think modern home decor doesn't necessarily need abstract art. There is so much art out there that will work just perfect with modern home decor. I think pop art, futurism, surrealism, expressionism and even some styles of fauvism would work well with modern home decor. Just wanted to add this and hope you can appreciate my comments.