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Modern & Contemporary Styles
Modern and contemporary styles have survived many trends over the last century and are here to stay. These styles thrive in a bright, open space and value simplicity.
Colors & Materials
If you’re looking to design a modern or contemporary room, stick to a simple color palette with softened neutrals and a few bold punches of saturated colors (think: red, indigo, and orange). Modern design favors earthy elements, so choose natural materials, like wood, stone, and fiber, but pair them with metal and glass for a balanced look. For example, choose furniture that is made from wood – like a low-profile TV stand – and pair it with brass light fixtures and a jute rug. Chrome, glass, and steel are a few other approved materials.
One of the hallmarks of modern design is the sleek, low-profile furniture with clean lines, organic silhouettes, and tapered legs. Modern and contemporary bed frames, dressers, and vanities look like they float because of the skinny or nonexistent legs. Stick to smooth knobs or cutout handles.
Keep decor to a minimum and adhere to purposeful pieces. Roll out a hemp or jute rug and invest in a bold, retro light fixture. Paint one accent wall or consider hanging up a few abstract art pieces. You may have to pull a Marie Kondo to simplify your space, but you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine in a relaxed, modern environment.
The eclectic bohemian style is all about giving off a carefree, adventurous vibe and is very arts-forward. It goes against many minimalist trends by spotlighting curated maximalism.
Colors & Materials
For a bohemian home, choose vibrant colors like burgundy, emerald, and deep purples to create a warm atmosphere. Layer rich patterns via the textiles of your choice: throw pillows and blankets, rugs, tapestries – you name it. Use metal and wood as accents.
Choose comfortable pieces of furniture like chaise lounges and daybeds to keep the relaxing momentum going. Scoop up a couple of rattan accent chairs and a cane coffee table or bed. Look for tufted ottomans and headboards in luxurious fabrics to balance out the strong lines of rattan.
This is the place you can really go wild with the bohemian design! Show off items you’ve collected while traveling – eclectic items work well in these spaces. Look for vintage-inspired throws and pillows, or hang a crocheted dream catcher and lantern lighting. Roll out a Moroccan, Southwestern, or animal-hide rug. And always add a faux plant (or five) – you can never have enough.
The layered rug look is very bohemian. Want a little help making this trend work in your home? Let us know!
Rustic homes are dedicated to creating a simple, effortless, and nature-forward space. You’ll find a lot of connections between rustic design and the elements of a charming farmhouse-style home. Rustic homes are supposed to be a gathering place, whether it’s for a Sunday brunch or a Fourth of July barbecue.
Colors & Materials
Natural elements make a home feel rustic. You’ll spy a lot of raw stone and unfinished wood. For wood, choose species like pine, cherry, and hickory. A variety of texture is popular in rustic design, including cowhides, metal, and nubby blankets. Rustic homes are very pattern heavy, especially with ikat and buffalo check.
Rustic furniture has that “lived-in” feel to it, meaning the furniture is intended to feel comfortable, worn-in, and relaxed. Opt for a distressed leather sofa and accent chairs. Choose a deep sleigh bed or four-poster bed and pair it with a broad wooden dresser.
Decorate your rustic home with pieces that juxtapose the warm interiors. Think nature- or animal-inspired wall art or sculptures. Look for industrial pendant lighting and wrought-iron shelves. Choose distressed, dark-toned metal hardware for faucets, towel bars, and cabinet knobs. Hang driftwood over the fireplace or a branch above the bed for a finishing touch.
The traditional design is a classic because it’s a style that works in anyone’s home. Most traditional designers keep things symmetrical around a central focal point.
Colors & Materials
Traditional spaces use neutrals like beige and cream as the base for walls and large pieces of furniture. Rich reds, browns, greens, and jewel tones are used as accent colors by way of an accent wall and decor. Traditional designers love patterns, so you’ll see floral or plaid throw pillows and striped sofas.
One of the most valuable features of traditional design is the detailed woodwork. You’ll find dark-toned wood claw-foot tables and sleigh beds with intricately carved details. For accent furniture, choose wingback chairs and overstuffed sofas.
Traditional decor should look elegant, effortless, and tailored. It reflects the highly detailed designs of 18th-century Europe. Place vases, candles, and your curated book collection on built-in bookshelves. Keep a decorative bowl out on your kitchen island. Add cashmere throw blankets. Alternatively, cotton and linen blankets work just as well – and they’re easier to care for!
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