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Contemporary Interior Design and Decorating Ideas for Modern Living

Decorating a house can be challenging, but it is not difficult to accomplish when you know a good interior designer who can help create contemporary interior design and decorating ideas to make your home fit for modern living.

Fundamental Points about Contemporary Interior Design and Decorating Styles

  • Designing the interiors of a house using contemporary ideas involves clean straight lines in furnishings to depict restraint. The simple employ of colors and lines are meant to guide the eyes through flowing patterns that are pleasing to look at. The colors are warm, bright, and bold, although earthy tones are occasionally used to neutralize the vibrancy of the space.

  • The interior designer would choose simple furniture with smooth clean lines, yet expressive in their subdued design. Most are made of steel or chrome with wood or leather to soften the appearance. The tone is monochromatic, but geometric patterns are also popular option.

  • The living room is designed in such a way that the furniture is arranged in group or complementing clusters. Throw pillows in animal prints can perk up beige leather sofas. Floor lamps stand guard near a console table topped with a clear crystal vase laden with single-stemmed fortune plant. Sometimes, an interior designer would resort to the use of mirrors as a way to reflect light and to make the room appear larger. Nevertheless, in modern interior design, space is an important element to show off.

  • When designing a bedroom, a single color palette can be used to make it look more spacious. Black and white remains to be the most successful color combination that never gets outmoded. Choose small furniture to avoid consuming much of the space. Beds, headboards, dressers, and side tables must be simple sans carvings and trimmings. Avoid over decorating the bedroom. A table lamp and an oil painting are enough to provide the room with certain character.

  • The use of glass has been introduced in the design and construction of modern homes. Glass does not only provide a modern look, but it also suggests luxury, space, and simplicity. The material also allows natural light to get through the house thus it promotes cost and energy efficiency.

  • Modern homes need to adapt with the advent of technology. Hence, the installation of gadgets or devices to protect the structure and occupants is fast becoming a trend. This includes anti-theft alarm system to alert the residents in case of unauthorized entry into the property, smoke detector to prevent or hinder the occurrence of fire, automatic light sensor that detects the presence of light, remote control gate, and other efficient cool equipment meant to make life more comfortable.
These are just some contemporary ideas an interior designer can incorporate for modern living.

Submitted by:

Alex Mungo


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