Is Your Style Modern or Contemporary?
If you like a spare, uncluttered look with clean lines, then modern or contemporary style is perfect for you and your home. Modern can actually be timeless. Think of Bauhaus or the architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Their influence can still be found in design and decorating today. Modern and contemporary design emphasizes simplicity and function.
Can Your Window Treatments Help You Get a Modern or Contemporary Style?
Windows are actually an extremely important component of modern and contemporary style. Modern and contemporary homes usually have large windows in order to let in lots of light. You will also find lots of different and unique shapes. Choosing window treatments doesn’t have to be a challenge, though. The team at The Louver Shop has dozens of ideas and products that can help you achieve a modern or contemporary style. For instance, Heritage Diamond Select Shutters have clean, spare lines but can be painted in any custom color like fuchsia or lime green for a truly modern splash. Other styles that are beautiful accents to a modern or contemporary home are the Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades (which come in lots of shapes and sizes) or the Hunter Douglas Cadence Soft Vertical Blinds (which are great for privacy but still let in plenty of natural light). These all look gorgeous in a modern or contemporary bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or dining room. Also, Horizon Averte Natural Woven Shades are beautiful on an extra-large living room window. Just reach out to The Louver Shop and let them help you get the modern or contemporary style of your dreams!
How can You get Modern or Contemporary Style?
If you would like to decorate your home in the Modern or Contemporary style, there are several ways to do this. When choosing furniture look for straight lines and avoid frills and fuss. Danish modern, Bauhaus, and Art Deco styles are all wonderful choices. Modern furniture can have clean curves and is also usually raised off of the floor. Modern does not have to mean uncomfortable – just try to keep your floor plans open and avoid clutter. As for colors, Modern and Contemporary styles tend to use lots of neutrals. The emphasis is on light, so tones in paler shades work well. Lots of bright white, beige, and sand or almond colored wood and paints add to the Modern feel. This doesn’t mean that you can’t use color at all. In fact, pick one or two things in the room and add a pop of color for a really contemporary feel. For example, a chair covered in a zebra print, a rug with multicolored abstract swirls, or a table in bright red or teal looks incredible in a modern room. Just be careful not to “overdo” it. Touches of metal and glass also bring in lots of light. Again, stick to lighter tones like brushed steel or aluminum.