Easy Does It On Contemporary Decorating
Don’t misinterpret the title; contemporary and modern design can be great additions to a household.
The important thing to remember is that you should never go overboard with modern designs because trends change.
Your house is far more likely to become outdated if you focus too heavily on what is “contemporary”; new-builds from ten years ago don’t look quite so new today.
However, some homes manage to retain a timeless quality for many, many years.
As with all things in life, balance is everything.
If you want to get the interior design of your home right then you need to find a good balance between a modern household but also a household that simply looks good in an aesthetic sense.
If your home is aesthetically appealing in the purest way imaginable then it’ll never go out of fashion.
The comfy factor.
The problem with homes that focus purely on the aesthetic is that they can often lose their substance.
If you’re merely looking at pictures on a letting agency’s website then this can be very visually appealing to the eye but it’s not quite so appealing when you’re actually living in the place.
You want comfort, and furnishings such as leather sofas, whilst very sleek and modern, aren’t always the most comfortable to sit on.
This is just one example of contemporary not always being the way forward.
You don’t want to have a sofa on the other end of the spectrum in that it’s tattered, torn, and ugly to look at, but you need to find a happy medium.
The comfy factor is the most important measurement for a good home, so make sure your living room and bedroom both have throws, cushions, and other creature comforts that’ll never go out of style.
A welcoming kitchen
Everybody wants a sleek and modern kitchen but, once again, don’t forget the homely and comfy factor.
You want to find a nice blend with regards to the lighting, for example.
Bright white lighting for the cooking area, in order to improve your visibility, is very important, but you also want to make sure you opt for warmer lighting in the eating area so that people feel relaxed.
You could look into getting a new dining table and 4 chairs if the family eating area is feeling like it could do with a little lift.
Again, make sure you find the right blend between design and comfort.
Keep colors simple.
Whilst you might want to go for that exotic patterning on your wallpaper or your ceiling, sometimes it’s safer to opt, once again, for the simple option.
Patterned wallpapers are most likely the first thing that’ll start to look outdated, faded, and unappealing in your home.
It’s better to opt for painted walls with neutral and uplifting colors such as whites (which can brighten a room by reflecting natural sunlight), light blues, and creamy shades.
Colors never go out of fashion, so simply paint your walls nicely when in doubt.
Don’t over-clutter the aesthetic of your room in an effort to make it look modern.
Less is more.