If you like things simple, elegant, sleek, clear-cut and innovative, then a modern home decorating style is perfect for you. Modern homes are airy, modern homes are creative and modern homes are just perfect for today's generation, as they come fitted with all the latest gadgets and technology. And if you thought that you would need to spend a bomb and hire a professional to give your home a modern decor, you are absolutely wrong! With the below suggested ideas, you can easily incorporate elements of this coveted decor in your house, on your own. Have a look...
Innovative Modern Home Decoration Ideas
When it comes to modern homes, simplicity is their trademark. So, get rid of all the clutter that you have in your house. Throw away all the unnecessary items. If you have heavy pieces of furniture, replace them with sleek, multifunctional furniture. If you have a tight budget, you can give up on sofas all together and instead, replace them with chairs which have sleek curves and look like sofas. Otherwise, couches with obvious geometric angles to them look perfect in a modern home. Go in for couches that come sans arms. Such couches can be arranged in "L" shape and four-five cushions kept on top of them, to give the living room a modern, unique feel. As for the bedroom furniture, bulky beds are a complete no-no in a modern home. Instead, beds without headboard and foot boards are what you should look for. Also, go in for beds which have a low height, as they make the room look spacious and airy.
If you have ever been to a modern home, you would have seen that almost all of them have colors such as white, gray, cream, silver, beige and black, whether it comes to paint on the walls or the fabrics or the upholstery. So, to make your modern home stand apart from the rest, a creative idea is to use white or cream color on the walls and get a few furniture pieces in the room in bright red color! This will make them stand out in the light background. If you want to have some fun with your living room modern decor, you can add multicolored furniture pieces to it too! If having colored furniture seems too far-fetched, how about keeping the furniture in basic color and placing small cushions of numerous colors on it? Otherwise, to add color to the room, you can consider hanging a few bright-colored wall hangings and paintings on the walls.
Flooring and Fabrics
The flooring for a modern home can be hardwood, tiled or concrete treated. Glazed tiles in plain white color look awesome in a modern living room. To enhance the beauty of the rooms further, you can add carpets and rugs on the floor. If the rest of the background in the room is in colors like white, black and gray, you can use bright-colored rugs with some unusual geometric shapes on them, to give an interesting twist to the decor. If you are someone who likes to give his home a unique look, placing a number of odd-shaped small rugs, at various places, in the same room, will lend a dramatic touch to your house. As for the fabrics, they can be in some bold colors too. Matching the pattern and color of all the fabrics, be it curtains, cushion covers, bedspreads, towels, etc. will give the house a coordinated look. Otherwise, curtains with white, black or brown colored background are the most popular choice in modern homes, so you can opt for the same too. If the curtains have some modern art designs on them, it would add another dimension to your room!
When it comes to accessories for a modern home, they should have some well-defined geometric shapes to them. Round mirrors with a silver metallic frame, glass vases in some unusual angular shapes, sculptures in black or white color, a collage made from black and white framed photographs of the family, ceramic pots, sleek lamps, a metallic chandelier, contemporary black and white paintings - these are some of the accessories with which you can decorate your modern home.
As vases are a common feature in a modern home, to add a dash of color, keep flowers of different colors in them. Colorful flowers add the much-needed fun element to the modern decor! The kind of lighting you choose will play a major role in the final look that your home exudes, so keep a few metallic lamps, on either side of the sofa as well as add a few spot lights, to highlight your favorite accessories in your modern home!
Besides these, other creative modern home decorating ideas are - Television is made the focal point in the living room, a book shelf with books arranged in some unusual ways is fitted in one of the living room walls, horizontal stripes are painted on the walls, the attached bathroom in the bedroom is made of glass and an arty centerpiece is placed on the dining table, just below a metallic chandelier! As you can see, there are a number of unique things and features that you can add, to give your home a modern, stylish feel. Think minimal, think simple, think clean, think innovation and whatever ideas that you arrive at, apply them to jazz up your modern home!