The modern home should be a sanctuary from the chaos of modern times. In the midst of an economic crisis, crime, stress, and exhaustion, a clean and simple living space is a valuable refuge. Does your living room look like it was designed with intention, or does it leave something to be desired? Does it work with you and change with your needs, or do you feel like you are fighting against it? The modern design movement uses simplicity and clean beauty to create effortless design and practical living. With a little thought and some experimentation, you can update the look of your house and give it a new and modern touch.
Before the modern design movement, luxury furniture was designed to be overly-elaborate and flamboyant. Value was determined by the amount of work and time that went into a piece, and functionality of each piece was not at the top of the priority list. However, the modern design movement has taken design back to its roots and revolutionized that way we assign value to particular pieces. Rather than overly-ornate and decorated pieces, modernists prefer to focus on the elements that make up the essence of the item. They see beauty in clean lines and simple geometry. Simplicity is beautiful.
The five-piece living room set is no longer the design model for modern furniture. Look for pieces that compliment one another in color and form, but do not match too perfectly. Use bold colors and pieces of art to create a theme, rather than overly-manufactured and generic furniture. Signature pieces with interesting and attention-grabbing appeal are more important that getting every piece to match. Modern furniture’s simplicity does not mean it should be devoid of personality or character. Interesting pieces can be paired with a black and white background that shows them off.
Although individual pieces of modern furniture may not have too many details, achieving a modern look may depend on attention to detail. Even small elements like desk lamps and storage containers can make or break the look. Simple lines must continue throughout the entire space.