Modern/Contemporary Style Home Décor

Modern/contemporary style home décor calls for combining retro 50s and angular designs with minimalistic and futuristic design concepts.
The combination of good style and function is the hallmark of any modern/contemporary style of home décor. A lot of people often use the terms modern and contemporary in the same vein; however, in the world of interior design and décor modern refers to a unique middle of the 20th century feel while the term contemporary refers to any present day design influence. Here are some tips on how to decorate your home using modern/contemporary décor.
When it comes to features contemporary décor calls for utilizing clean lines, minimalistic aesthetics, reflective characteristics and use of innovations in design technology. Modern décor calls for the use of geometric artwork, angular frames and low profiles. When you use the combination of modern and contemporary décor in your home you will have to incorporate all of these features in the pieces you purchase. Modern décor includes vintage pieces from the 1950s, which may call for the use of Formica, ottomans and Eames chairs. This is then combined with minimalistic aesthetics found in contemporary design such as modular shelving or say pod-like seats in order to give the living space a retro and futuristic aesthetic.
Probably the biggest contribution of contemporary design and décor that makes it distinct from the modern style is the green component. A lot of the new contemporary interior décor products often use materials that have been recycled from something else. They may also use sustainable products such as bamboo.
As mentioned above, excellent design is the hallmark of any contemporary interior décor. The pieces are functional and mainly devoid of clutter. This makes modern interior décor the best contrast for the minimalistic pieces that sometimes can be misconstrued as sterile.
Minimalistic and Modern
If you want to decorate your living space with modern/contemporary features, you can combine your minimalistic furniture with modern accents such as throw pillows. Hang pictures on the wall using metal or other reflective materials. You can add a modern style rug on the floor to give the room that energy it needs to stand out from the rest.
While using modern/contemporary décor for your home, choose pieces that offer abstract or geometric artwork such as accent pieces. Ottomans can double as storage furniture and can be covered with genuine leather to give it that modern look and style. You can place it at the end of the bed or your sofa in order to complete the look. These are just some of the things that can aid you in giving your home that modern/contemporary feel to it.

Cool Storage Idea

Everyone I know has a problem storing clutter in their home. You know the stuff you take on and off all day long like coats and shoes, especially if you live in a cold climate. No one wants to put these things away and get them out 10 min later. So after some surfing on the internet and browsing through some magazines I have come up with an idea. If you have a garage make it a habit for the family to enter and leave through the garage as much as possible. And turn the wall just as you enter the house into a storage spot for these items. When I was growing up we had to enter through the utility room and leave all these outdoor items in the utility room. Some homes have a mud room but for those of us that only have a garage use that wall.

Build a shelving unit on the wall with cubby holes for shoes and boots. Next to that build an open cabinet (like in the picture) with dividers so each person has their own space. Here they can put their coat, scarfs etc. And like this picture you can have cubbies beneath with baskets for things that each person needs to take with them. (After I build this in my garage I will post a picture but something like this is what I am thinking.)



Kids could put their back pack in the night before school; no more last minute scramble in the morning. I always have items I need to return to stores that I leave at the front door but would much rather put them in a basket. And add a bench to sit on while putting on your shoes.  Above this space you could still have shelves for other storage; it would be too high to reach daily but would be great for Christmas decorations and things like that.

Happy Storage!!!

Asian home décor style

oriental decorating

Summary: Here we are going to talk about how we design and decorate the home Asian style. Its feel and aura leaves everybody awestruck.


The Asian home  designs takes it inspiration from the countries like Japan, China , Korea , Thailand , Vietnam and other eastern countries. The modern interiors are affected by Asian designs. Asian designs are greatly influencing the modern designs all around the world. Things that are included in modern Asian interior designs goes as follow:

(1)   Iconic influence-the most popular iconic structure is that of Buddha who is famously referred to as ‘the enlightened one’. This iconic figure is a symbol of peace and contentment in life it brings knowledge. It is used worldwide to decorate the homes of Asian and accepted all round the world.

(2)   Culture with modernity- culture with modernity is the main highlight of this Asian style home décor. Tradition mixed with design gives an electric look and feel to the home. The culture is what binds people to the present moment along with values. When we live in the present moment with values there is a sense of comfort which is given by the Asian décor.

(3)   Zen state of mind- this Asian style of design helps people get a balance in their life by bringing their mind in a meditative state and also through wisdom. They try to incorporate these things into their daily life or home décor to be more precise so that they can stay in comfort and peace. Statues of Zen are common in their designs.

(4)   Serenity- the elegance with which Asian interior are prepared is its main attraction. It attracts people easily and leaves them with a good impression. It has immense warmth and grace in it. This is the reason why it is appreciated all around the world is because of it serene feeling.

(5)   Sweet feng shui-the practice of feng shui practiced by old ancient Chinese people have now been incorporated in the modern interiors. Feng shui says that everything has a positive or a negative vibe and thus things are set accordingly to get a positive feel around. The practice of feng shui brings peace and harmony in the home. The color which should be used sand all other small details are managed intelligently.

(6)   Cultural element and antique inspiration-the great cultural heritage is maintained and incorporated in the modern interiors to blend both the modern as well as culture in their living style. There are many eye-catching interiors which are used to enhance the aesthetic beauty as well as stick to the cultural heritage of the place.

(7)   Outdoor elegance and tradition-the outdoor of the place in which the people are staying is decorated very elegantly. The first thing the people notice while coming in is the outdoor and thus it is decorated keeping in mind the aesthetic beauty of the place. Things like lanterns and mirrors are used. To add t the decorative value of the place.


Thus, by accepting Asian interiors we connect to peace harmony and positive vibes all around us.

Rustic country style home décor


Summary: Here we are going to talk about how rustic country style home décor have gained much popularity in today’s date. It shows style and sophistication.

Rustic country side décor is a very clever way of decorating your home interiors. It is accepting modernity with a touch of ancient furniture and all the touchups which belong to historical period. Room installations and furniture everything belongs to historical period. This design helps to get modern facilities like reduced use of electric energy and art and architecture of past.

Many establishments and hotels all around the world have accepted this kind of interiors as people enjoy being in an environment which reminds them of their ancestors and the luxuries that they used to enjoy. It represents the designs from the early 20th century. Bars have conveniently decided to redesign according to the rustic look country side look. It helps to keep the original charm of the house alive as well as imbibing modern and better facilities to the home.

Rustic country style adds a lot of drama to our home along with lots of comfort for the home. This may be one of the reasons of it growing popularity. The presence of precious furniture catches the attention of people visiting home and it cannot go unnoticed .they have a great aesthetic appeal to people who are new to such an environment. Though expensive this décor is worth the bucks.

There is a great variety in this style of furniture and décor pieces are available. Due to its growing demand more and more creativity is poured in through the interior designers. The rustic furniture was originally made from the natural material which was in great supply. It symbolizes elegance in it’s from. The beautiful masterpieces are created with the help of such designing. The rustic style of décor speaks volumes in itself as it reflects past and other luxuries which ancestors used to enjoy.

This kind of interior is accepted by people in all around the world. It is growing popularity with these points only. It cozy and comfortable that is what makes it so amazing. Its ethnic and ancient feel adds to its charisma. It relaxes both mind and helps to rejuvenate in it comforting environment. Rustic country side décor is famous for giving new life to old things. The old things’ meaning changes completely when they are kept in the modern house, yet has a charm of its own.

Thus, we can say that though rustic style of décor is an old concept and growing popularity these days it is here to say for a very long time as it has both modern and ancient feel.

Laundry room-one for each family member?CUTE! I always have loose change in my pockets from work


~ Recycled Vent Fan ~ Fun lighting for a porch or under a tree….


a piece of wood, 4 legs (home depot), padding, and then staple pretty fabric – end of the bed


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Sweet kitchen — white and gray with touches of pink. The cabinets, counters, backsplash and pulls are just like ours.


pallet ideas for Emsy. Storage bench


vintage map diy idea


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LOVE this pink with black & white stripes color scheme for my laundry room (and walk-in closet…wink), despite the fact it’s intended for younger girls.