Ideas to give your home a fresh look with Modern Furniture

Posted on 22nd July 2011 in Living Room

Summer is such a great time of year with flowers in full bloom, warm, wonderful sunshine and a more carefree attitude. Bring this into your home by opening up the windows, bring in the sunlight and enjoy the season. As your home opens up we begin to notice that perhaps it’s been awhile since we gave our home a once over. Maybe now would be the perfect time to freshen up your home with modern furniture.

Versatile, adaptable to any other style you already currently have in your home, it is a natural for mixing and matching. Sometimes homes become tired looking because quality furniture and style somehow have become equated with traditional styled furniture. Nothing could be further from the truth. Timeless design can be any style that appeals to you and modern furniture definitely fits that category.

So what to consider when changing these around and out, look at seating and how your spaces are used. Is the dining room table big enough? Are the chairs bulky or would some modern styled Eames inspired molded plywood chairs be a great addition to the space adding lightness and a sense of adventure.

How about the living room? Is everything matching? While it may look great in a furniture store it can become a one note song very quickly losing its zest. A modern sofa with lines that curve and punctuate asymmetrical space adds interest while providing practical seating space, a wonderful attribute of modern furniture combining both function and form together. Keeping things simple and everything in its place creates the opportunity to put clutter behind closed doors. The less the eye sees the more open a space feels creating a sense of freshness.

Color is always a great way to liven things up and modern furniture is known for its bold use of color. While poppy pink might not be everyone’s first choice it makes a dramatic choice placed in an all white and black motif. Think pink and you might surprise yourself how this color can be brought into a space. Be sure to follow the rule “less is more” otherwise you might end up being overwhelmed by such a vibrant color.

If budget is a consideration and buying a bunch of modern furniture is stretching the dollars a bit, updating lighting and accessories are a sure standby for changing the look of a room creating that fresh new look you were searching for.

 

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Modern furniture designs ideas that create a living room with better functionality

Posted on 20th July 2011 in Living Room

When designing a living room with modern furniture, it’s easy to get carried away with purchasing gorgeous pieces that aren’t exactly functional. These days, with families able to buy a wide variety of products for the home, it’s easy to get creative in your interior design and look for the craziest styles, colors and shapes. But if you are looking for modern furniture design ideas that create a living room with better functionality, here are a few ideas to help you during the design process to create a modern living room that suits your taste, uses modern design and colors and is functional for the homeowner to use on a regular basis. What are some things you should consider when designing a modern living room?

First you need to consider what type of storage space you have available and if you will need to add a lot more storage space to your design. This is usually a big deal with most homeowners since there is never enough space to store all your belongings in closets or shelves. One modern furniture design idea is to look for a modern TV stand or console. In addition for room for a television on top as well as other modern electronics such as a DVD player, Blu-ray or even a video game system, modern TV stands or consoles have plenty of room to hide away clutter, books, photo albums, movies, anything because they are built with storage space to accommodate a modern living room design to increase functionality.

When designing the room, look for ways to open the floor plan to allow the room to flow, even spilling over and merging with the dining room, kitchen, or even your outside patio so that all the designs and furniture become a seamless approach to create stylish contemporary look to your living room. No matter how much storage space you have, you don’t want to close up the room, instead making it the hub of the house outside your dining room table.

Another design idea is to look for a sectional sofa. These couches are a modern idea that allow you to have more seating space in your living room without have to have two or three separate sofas, helpful to maintain a functional flow through the space, especially in a small home or living room.

Look for small storage boxes, modern shelves and coffee tables with small drawers or storage in. Even consider a side table that converts to a larger table to add more functional seating space but keeping the room condensed and well ordered.

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Interior Ddesign #11

Posted on 3rd March 2011 in Bedroom, Dining room, Kitchen, Living Room, Office, Outdoor

Hiring a professional interior designer? You might want to check and
make sure they are a member of the American Society of Interior Designers.

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Interior Disign tip #10

Posted on 3rd March 2011 in Bedroom, Dining room, Kitchen, Living Room

Decluttering is still the number one rule in interior design. Clean as
you go, and create designated table or desk for everyday items so they don’t
spread out about your house.

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Interior Design tips #9

Posted on 3rd March 2011 in Living Room

Mirrors always add depth to a room. A nice decorative mirror looks
well in an entryway or even in a living room if you have a dominant item on
the other side, facing it.

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Decorating Ideas #1

Posted on 3rd March 2011 in Bedroom, Dining room, Kitchen, Living Room, Office, Outdoor

Got a green thumb? Consider adding some unique vases with flowers or
a hanging plant to add a bit of life to a room.

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Interior Design tips #8

Posted on 3rd March 2011 in Living Room

When redesigning an entire room such as your living room, decide which pieces that you already own you would like to keep. If you are changing out your larger furniture, study your accessories to see which should stay.

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Interior Design tips #7

Posted on 3rd March 2011 in Living Room

Sectional sofas can add more seating space to your living room without taking up as much space as a couch and loveseat. Pair with a nice rug and coffee table with storage space.

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Interior Design tips #6

Posted on 3rd March 2011 in Bedroom, Dining room, Kitchen, Living Room

Consider a specific light or lamp just to add light to a dominant focus point in the room such as a large painting, sculpture or settee.

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Interior Design tips #4

Posted on 3rd March 2011 in Bedroom, Dining room, Kitchen, Living Room

Use light colors especially when you want to make a small room seem larger.

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