MODERN HOMES DESIGN plan includes clean lines, open layouts; flat or shallow-pitched roofs, abundant natural light and no fancy interiors . Also spare, unornamented walls are characteristics of Modern homes. In the interiors, use of natural materials such as wood, leather, teak, and linen are prominent.
We will take a complete insight into modern homes, catering to each of your questions.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MODERN HOMES?
- Molded plywood, polished metal, and plastic are very popular.
- Furniture is very open and raised off the floor allowing for an airy feeling.
- Walls are often white adding to the expansive feeling.
- Modern interiors generally have bare floors and if area rugs are used, they are typically wool and neutral in color.
- Hints of color are used in moderation. We generally refer to modern interiors as retro these days.
But a modern home design should NOT be confused with a contemporary design style.
- Contemporary design refers to what is popular or used right now. Contemporary design can be very eclectic for that reason because it is ever-changing and borrows pieces and styles from all different eras.
- Many elements of mid-century modern design are very popular and are being incorporated into contemporary designs.
Therefore when making a modern home design, keep in mind:-
- clean lines
- minimal fuss
- open floor plan
WHICH HOME DÉCOR ITEMS TO CHOOSE TO MAKE MODERN HOME?
Depending upon your budget you can go for a change in curtains at your home. There are a large variety of blinds available in the market today which is a great feasible option. Blinds provide a change to the monotonous style of your home and are easy to maintain. If you do not want to change the curtains in all the rooms of your home, you can start with your living area first since it is that part of the house which is exposed to a larger audience. Always keep in mind, modern homes fabrics and upholstery needs to be subtle and elegant.
Furniture sets the style of a house. If on a small budget you can always renovate your old furniture. DIY is a great thing to bring out the inner talent in you and give a new look to your old furniture. For example, an old trunk lying waste in your storeroom can be painted and turned into a center table or a sitting by the window with an automatic storage in it.
You can always play around with the fabrics of your house, for ex: changing the upholstery of your sofa or probably re-defining just one sofa chair. Adding or changing colors to your sofa is a great way of changing the entire aura of your house. This should be done keeping in mind the modern silhouettes and prints. You can go for plain fabrics, stripes, or combination of both. When You can drape fabrics at the back of your bed to give a new look for the bed back. FABRICS for curtains, cushions, loose covers, bedding, table linen, lampshades can also be changed to give a modern contemporary look.
For all the nature lovers, plants are the best thing to bring your house close to nature. These days a large variety of indoor and outdoor plants and plant pots are available in the market. HANGING PLANT POTS, VERTICAL GARDENS (ARTIFICIAL/REAL), ARTIFICIAL GRASS are some of the great options available to decorate your house within affordable price range. Creativity and best utilization of space are what we call sensible modern home.
WHAT THINGS TO BE CONSIDERED WHILE BUILDING A MODERN HOME?
As mentioned earlier for the modern home, features should be minimal. The design lines should be clean and crisp. Modern homes should employ, well framed simple figures and must not be hard to understand. Infact modern homes should be aesthetically sound and technologically advanced. Modern exteriors display a sense of breaking from the past architecture and bringing out a contemporary sleek and advanced definition to homes.
Use of subtle colors and open floors make a modern style home, although a dash of a highlighting element (wallpaper, wooden panels) can be given for enhancing the aesthetics of the house. Interiors easily give way to outer spaces, hence making a thin line between the interior and exterior. Abundant natural light characterizes minimal lampshades and minimal use of extra lighting in the day hours. In the night the fall lights provide the essential room lighting.
Cove lighting located on a ledge, shelf or recess high up on a wall, the light is bounced toward the ceiling or upper wall.
Soffit lighting is located in a soffit or cornice near the ceiling, the light radiates downward, washing the wall with light.
Valance lighting is located in a wood, metal or glass valance (horizontal shield) mounted above a window or high on the wall, and the light bounces both upward and downward.
Some other lights are track lights, undercabinet lights, and pendant lights.
PLACEMENT OF OBJECTS:
Planning is one of the initial stages of designing a house and it should be done with great care since the placement of objects can change the definition of the house.
Small houses/flats can be done in such a way which makes them appear large and no space is wasted while on the other hand a big space should be planned even in a better manner than the former since big spaces have more chances of better utilization of space.
WHAT DOES A MODERN HOME COST?
It totally depends upon the buildup area, cost of materials and so it can not be fixed for every modern house. It varies from client to client since every client has different needs and different budgets. But these modern homes as sleek as they look can be made cheap and expensive(if you employ more technology in the house) both.
WHAT ARE THE POPULAR MODERN HOME STYLES?
The rustic design emphasizes on rugged and natural beauty. It embraces nature-inspired textures, simple and earthy colors, and ultimately are unpretentious having organic warmth. Rustic Modern Homes are on our top list of home designs.
Scandinavian design is characterized by simplicity, minimalism, and functionality that emerged in the 1950s in the five Nordic countries of Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Denmark.
Eclectic style encompasses a variety of periods and styles and is brought together through the use of color, texture, shape, and finish.