EDGE OF MODERNISM IN INTERIOR DESIGN

03 August 2015

Modern interior design can be thought of as a spectrum, rather than as a single, defining style. Modern design encompasses both the bright and bold designs and ultra-minimalist furniture at the same time. On one end of the spectrum, the spirit behind modern design is to reject the notion of designing for mass appeal in favor of starker and more minimalist designs, while on the other end of the spectrum you will find designs inspired by the bold colors used in abstract art.

EXAMPLES OF MODERN DESIGN

Open Floor Plan

The open floor plan in this house joins the kitchen and living room in one space. A counter provides a visual definition between the two areas, while providing seating and conversation. The design also boasts clean lines, chrome accents and a single accent color - red - repeated through the space.

Modern Kitchen

Modern kitchen design incorporates many of the same themes and ideas found in modern interior design. This kitchen features clean lines in the cabinets and counters with no decorative edges or raised panels. The sharp lines are repeated throughout the backsplash, while a single, monochromatic color is shown throughout the kitchen.

PRIMARY COLOR USE

While this living room is darker than most modern spaces, it uses several central themes of modern design. The clean lines in the furniture are repeated throughout the space, while a single bold color is used to draw the eye and make a statement in the area.

MINIMAL DESIGN

This minimalist living room uses furnishings very sparingly, keeping the color scheme very simple and a single repeating shape - circles - as the only design element. A small pop of red on the floor breaks up the black and white.

BUILT-IN SHELVES

This living room illustrates how it's possible to showcase personal items like pottery or collectibles, without cluttering up the room. These built-in shelves are spot lit from within to show off their contents, while the lines of the shelves mimic the lines seen elsewhere in the room.

UPDATE YOUR HOME

Modern design may not have a single definition, but it was and is a movement that characterized a large number of design styles. Inject a little modern design into your home to truly get a sense of what this design style can be.

 

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