The modern look is all about neutrality and minimalism. Simple color schemes, clean lines, no clutter is what it’s all about. Often geometrical shapes are part of that look, everything is very specific and exact.
Here are some ways to make it happen:
Most often the color scheme in a modern style home is neutral. White, beige, grey or black are great base colors to start with. Strong pops of color are welcome, but not necessary. Colors shouldn’t be busy, but as the style suggests simplistic. The accents can be bold as a fiery red, bright orange or grass green.
Keep the overall look sleek with clean lines. As mentioned before, geometrical shapes like circles, squares, rectangles and more can be used. Overall these lines should be large pieces and furniture items to avoid a busy look. Sleek sheer horizontal shades, silhouette like blinds, are perfect to complement the simple lines.
Lighting and incoming light are welcome in the modern design. Large oversized windows, many light fixtures are often used as long as they follow the sleek and simple lines look.
Artwork is a must in a modern living room. Large round mirror, pieces that display a touch of color and are a conversation piece. In the otherwise minimalistic design, artwork creates often a focus point.
Tile, granite or even concrete are all well suited for our look. A glossy and polished look compliments what we are trying to achieve. It then can easily be paired with a textured rug to contrast the flooring.
We often see glass coffee tables, black and white zebra prints. Pillows overall have well defined shapes, so square or round are great, just not rectangular with rounded corners. Accents can be in chrome, glossy black or lacquered wood to compliment the look.