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Modern Living Room Design Ideas

Modern Living room design

Living room

Redecorating or remodeling a living room can seem like a very difficult task, but it’s not really such a hard job. Modern trends in living room design are turning toward a minimalist décor. This style uses a lot of geometric lines and shapes to create a visual flow. Modern interior design tends to lean toward keeping things clean and simple while remaining inviting and adding a few splashes of color. It will simply take the right balance of shape, texture, line and color to design a modern living room.

Shape and Texture in the Modern Living Room

Clean lines, right angles and nicely defined shapes are used in the contemporary living room. In order to achieve the modern design use armless chairs, a low back sofa and rimless glass tables that have round or square tops. Tables with X-cross legs add a little bit of visual interest to the design. To add in a little more color perhaps the use of stackable tables that are made of colored plastic would help bring in some color as would metal frame chairs that contain canvas sling seating. These types of furnishings will provide the perfect balance of color and texture. In the modern design there is not as many accessories used so each furnishing or piece that is used in the room can bring color, shape and texture. Continue reading

Traditional Interior Design Versus Modern Interior Design

Traditional Design

Traditional Design

The homeowner can consider traditional and modern styles as virtual opposites. Traditional interior design incorporates a classic look, large furnishings and plenty of color. Modern styles incorporate sleek geometric designs and an uncluttered look. Modern styles are minimalist and light with a few bold colors for accent. A traditional style will embrace a classic feel or “country” style including high ceilings, separated kitchen and living spaces. Modern styles incorporate an open feel which combines the two rooms as one with minimal lines of separation. Modern is very eclectic and minimalistic in nature. Continue reading

What is Modern Interior Design?

Modern design

Modern design

Modern interior design is a growing trend in today’s décor and the subject of many home remodeling projects. It is not a new type of design as it has been used in offices, homes and public areas for many years. Modern design is characterized by geometric patterns and by clean straight lines which are what is so appealing to homeowners. These features give an uncluttered look to the décor. The clean lines and simplicity offer an aesthetic style that is sleek and fashionable. Modern design is not the same thing as contemporary design which means the current shifting of trends and styles. Modern design is its own trend which has remained mostly constant over several decades. Continue reading

Bathroom Cabinet Design Options


Modern Bathroom Vanity

Modern Bathroom Vanity

Bathroom cabinets have the practical function of providing storage in this very important room. When considering a bathroom remodeling project a homeowner must consider how to provide adequate storage for toiletries and other necessities. It’s important to find the best way to organize storage options while utilizing the available space. The final choice of the homeowner will depend largely on the size of the bathroom, personal preference and what will best accommodate the storage needs. When remodeling the bathroom, homeowners can choose cabinets that match the color scheme and existing décor. Cabinets can be inexpensive and installed by the homeowner or they can choose expensive models that require a professional contractor to install properly. There are many different design options available to meet the need but in general bathroom cabinets will come in three basic designs. Continue reading

Bedroom Design Trends

Red Paint

Red Paint

When it comes to interior design in the bedroom, there are many new trends showing up. In the hectic world that we live in, it is nice to know that at the end of the day our sanctuary is waiting to provide us a place to relax, unwind and regroup to face another day. Sometimes the bedroom’s interior design mimics the fashion world as trends come and go. Colors, patterns and textures that are in for fashion designers are the same types of trends that begin to surface in the world of interior design. Here are just a few of the modern trends that are appearing in bedroom design.

The Eclectic Style

The blending together of styles and periods lends itself to the eclectic style. Many designers are bringing together various styles to create a unique setting for the bedroom. This may mean a sleek modern dresser topped off with an elegant Venetian mirror. Sitting nearby might be a Louis XVI chair. The bedroom design of today is quite a bit different from the traditional look. Furnishings may not match perfectly but instead may be mixed up a little bit to develop the eclectic style. This trend allows a lot of room for personality to be mixed in. And one of the biggest benefits is that if you get tired of the interior design, you can switch out pieces since everything does not have to match. Continue reading

Living Room Design Trends

Living Room Paint

Living Room Paint

Many families spend a lot of time in the living room making it one of the most important rooms in the house. It can be a relaxing space that is welcoming to visitors and guests as well as a place the family congregates to share, watch a movie or just relax. Along with these essential purposes, it also serves as a sort of focal point of the home. There are many different interior design schemes that vary according to each person’s decorating styles and taste. But there are also several trends in interior design that we tend to see a lot of no matter what type of setting or style of living room. Here are a few of the latest trends in living room interior design. Continue reading

Modern Interior Design Tips


Interior Painting

Interior Painting

Modern interior design has a very clean, minimalistic appearance. Some tend to assume that it is very easy design work because of the use of simple patterns. But it can be very difficult to find just the right balance in the use of functional elements to achieve the modern style. Interior design can sometimes be harder to implement. The trouble comes when we imagine a really good idea, and then try to make it actually happen. Once you get started you realize that there are lots of different aspects to interior design. There are a few tips that can help take some of the confusion out of the process. Continue reading

Top Paint Colors for 2013

Color Trends in Paint

Trending Neutral Shades

Color trends change from year to year as homes go for more modern looks. Many of the coming year’s home remodeling projects will certainly incorporate new interior painting color schemes. One reason that changes are in order is that many colors that used to be taboo are now very popular in interior design. The outlook appears to include bold and bright colors, some as part of the primary décor and other may use it to accent or compliment. Here are some of the main paint colors that are expected to be popular in 2013. Continue reading

Benefits of Kitchen Remodeling

There is no doubt that the kitchen is the busiest room in the house. Since it is an integral part of our family lives, it is important to keep it up to date and functioning properly, which means that periodically kitchen remodeling is in order. There can be many reasons behind taking on this type of home remodeling project. Perhaps the area just needs to be updated, storage capacity increased or simply reorganized to make preparing food a simpler process. No matter what the reason behind the kitchen remodeling project, there can be many benefits to completing it. Here are just a few of the benefits. Continue reading

Interior Design Trends for Women

Decorative Details

Decorative Details in Bathroom Decor

With the current economic climate, many people are choosing home remodeling projects over purchasing and moving to a new location. Women are making a move toward some interesting design trends that offer a great level of comfort with an element of elegance and luxury. They enjoy expressing themselves with unique color combinations and exciting ideas for interior design and decorating. The latest interior design trends allows for a lot of freedom and creativity. New color schemes allow for the use of bright and dark colors that once were taboo in the home decorating scene. There are several feminine trends worth talking about. Continue reading