156 Modern interior decorating ideas
Modern interior design derives its influences from the modern art movement that preceded modern design. In painting, Modernism began with the Impressionists and others who used abstraction. Modern interior design grew out of the decorative arts, notably Art Deco, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It reached its peak in the 1950’s and 1960’s, which is why designers and decorators today may refer to modern design as being “mid-century.”
Modern is a broad design term that typically refers to a home with clean, crisp lines, a simple colour palette and the use of materials that can include metal, glass and steel.
Modern design employs a sense of simplicity in every element, including furniture. A word that’s commonly used to describe modern style is sleek, and there is not a lot of clutter or accessories involved with a modern style.
- Shapes: One of the most important elements in modern interior design is form. Modern design uses geometric shapes, including rigid squares and rectangles along with smooth curves (“clean lines”). Perfect circles and ovals are also common in modern interior design. Modern interior design is also generally very simple and even minimal (see: Minimalist), with few ornamental flourishes to interrupt the even, unbroken lines and flat surfaces.
- Materials: Modern interior design makes use of many materials. Wood and plastic are common, though designers often paint over wood with an opaque finish to cover the natural wood grain. Some designers do use natural wood as an organic contrast to more artificial shapes and materials. Glossy metals, such as stainless steel, are among the signature materials in modern interior spaces. The metal may be used for anything from the legs of a chair to the body of a lamp. Modern interior designers also make use of glass and plastic for their smooth, even surfaces.
Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue is described as: "Stiffkey Blue is named after the north Norfolk beach where the mud, along with the cockles, is this particular blue hue. Although traditional in feel, it is often used as an alternative to Down Pipe to
12 Beautiful Gray Kitchen Cabinets mango design co (mangodesignco.ca) provided interior design to this kitchen with gray cabinets, they wanted to keep things fresh & modern, shaker style cabinets were chosen to show some heritage roots. Photography by eric saczuk of (spacehoggraphics.com). Kitchen cabinets
Neutrals in grays and blonde woody tones and accents in blue with modern furnishings. Love the 4 pictures on the wall of the LA blue skies with palm trees. Peter Dunham LA, Elle Decor USA March 2016
Bang Saray House by Architectkidd Studio features a double nature: extrovert on the ground floor, intimate on the upper floor. The house, owned by a Swiss family, has been designed according to the principles of passive architecture and energy saving, especially relying on local
_naturehumaine redesigns a Montreal building to create two apartments intended for a pair of young sportsmen. The renovating of the last two floors of the building, the original idea of the architects was to obtain housing units that share the living areas and the
A large photograph from Natural Curiosities set against a wall of white subway tiles with dark grout; adds (literally) fierce style to Erika Bearman's minimalist Southampton kitchen. This modern black and white kitchen with a wall filled with floor to ceiling white subway tiles,
Elegant and expressive light fixtures create a point of interest. In this all white modern kitchen with walls painted in Benjamin Moore's Decorators white and custom made cabinetry, the silver sphere pendant lights by Tom Dixon hanging above the marble-top kitchen island are a
Belle December 2015 / January 2016 Cover features a modern eclectic living room with white walls, blonde wood herringbone floorboards, black white and gray furnishings and an interesting pattern on the ceiling.
Modern White Office Painted in Ralph Lauren Box Pleat White from their Greenwich Village Collection. A very clean, crisp and clear, almost clinical white. This white looks fantastic with a black trim.
Goodhomes India Cover September 2015, featuring wallpaper with black and white diagonal print! Interior design magazines September 2015 issues. India interior design magazine