26 Jun Create Modern Home Design in 5 Simple Steps
Our homes are more than structures that provide shelter. Our homes provide an opportunity to show our character. Modern home design offers a flexible approach to create a functioning home with some personal pizzazz!
Modern home design began in the 1940s and 50s as architects and designers changed the way homes felt. The introduction of clean lines, warm woods and bold hues transformed homes from pure function to a sense of style. Yes, with inspiration of modern design, our homes achieved more with less and allowed us to create function out of our personal style.
Steps to Create Modern Home Design
From simplicity to personalization, modern home design offers homeowners the ability to create a home that is both functional and stylish.
1. Keep it Simple
First, keep in mind that simple does not mean boring. Simple references clean lines, neutral colors and geometric shapes. One great way to keep rooms simple (and not boring) is avoid clutter. Integrate plenty of unseen storage to retain functionality, yet manage a simple feel.
For example, leverage the staircase to store household items. Easy to find and hard to see!
2. Feature Functionality
Functionality can vary from family to family and definitely from room to room. The essence of modern home design means we can still use rooms as intended, yet, showcase clean lines and a sense of minimalism.
For example, a functional kitchen includes plenty of workspace to prepare family meals.
3. Tasteful Technology
Technology is part of our lives and homes. Retain the clean look and feel through streamlining technology such as utilizing wireless electronics, as applicable, or ensure TVs and computers fit within the room design.
For example, in this living room, the TV is inset snugly into the main wall.
4. Always Open
Open spaces are a major component of modern home design. For homes that were built with an open concept, then this piece of the design philosophy is baked into the original architecture. For other homes, then consider color, fabric or furniture choices that provide the appearance of open space.
Light colors, including curtains, help provide the feel of an open living room.
5. Provide Personality
Finally, what is a home without character? A major benefit of modern home design is the flexibility to add a touch of you! The foundation of your home remains simple and clean, so a pop of color will be a dynamic way to add character.
Make your living room pop with some select uses of colorful artwork.
What is your dream home?
Does your dream home have a wide open living space that combines the living and dining areas? Do you prefer neutral walls and a stylish art collection?
From stylish beach houses featuring natural light to suburban homes designed for a family of four, our team at Cardello Architects can help you design the home of your dreams. We proudly serve clients in the Westport, Darien, Greenwich, Stamford, Rowayton, New Canaan, CT areas.