Functionality, practicality and simplicity allied to the charm, sophistication and beauty of the pieces and furniture present in the environment. These are the main features that define the modern decor.
This unique style of decoration originates from the same modernist concept that emerged in the first half of the twentieth century. Modernists revolutionized the arts and architecture by suggesting an aesthetic based on the maxim known as "less is more," even dictating the tendencies of the minimalist and contemporary style that would emerge soon after.
Within the modernist concept, the decoration needs to be useful and not only beautiful, it also represents the personality and lifestyle of the residents. If you, like many people out there, have also surrendered to the charms of modern decor, but still have doubts on how to decorate in that style, keep following the post. Let us give you all the tips and information for you to assemble the perfect modern decoration for your home. Check out:
Characteristics of the modern decoration
Neutrality and sobriety are essential in modern style decor. Therefore, the color palette should be very well thought out. But calm this is simpler than it sounds. For starters, white. This is the color most used in modern style and should be used in the base of the decor, to contrast opt for shades of gray or black, but in smaller quantity. Earthy tones, such as brown and beige, can also be used.
The most vibrant and striking colors should be used in smaller pieces, such as cushions, clocks and vases, for example. Pastel shades are a good way to bring color without interfering too much with the neutrality of the environment, but you can dare a little more by using especially the primary colors blue, red and yellow.
To summarize: neutral tones in the base mixed with primary colors or pastels. Pretty simple up here is not it?
Furniture and fittings with function
All the furnishings and objects of the decoration need to have a reason to be in space. No mess of the environment with chairs, tables and other pieces that will not be used. In fact, the concept here is "the less, the better."
Another tip is to bet on multifunction furniture such as sofa beds and retractable tables, for example. The floor lamps are also a sure bet in the modern style, since they decorate with great functionality.
Personal objects such as frames, picture frames and other bibs should be used with great care so as not to visually overload the space. In doubt, one piece or another.
The integrated environments are the hallmark of modern architecture and the decoration must follow the same visual pattern. The vast majority are composed of kitchen, living room and dining room, but there are also other rooms that can be integrated, such as balcony and home office.
Lines and shapes
In modern decor, the straight lines stand out. Therefore, always give preference to furniture and decorative pieces that follow this pattern. If you want to blend modern and contemporary style - yes, they are different styles - you can use some of the more daring pieces that have curved lines or another type of geometric shape.
Glass and stainless steel are the preferred materials for modern decoration. Other materials such as wood, for example, are usually used accompanied by at least one of the two. Acrylic and leather also come in the list of materials often used in this type of decoration.
For fabrics, prefer those more sober and elegant like linen, for example.
Overall, modern decor does not hold much secrecy. The most important thing is to know how to balance the use of objects and always keep in mind that the functionality of the pieces stands out for their aesthetic value.
60 design ideas with modern decor
If you still have the doubt follow the motto of "less is more". And, before closing the subject, we want to invite you to check out a gallery of inspiring images of modern decoration. Watch each one carefully and see what you can use there in your home:
Picture 1 - Baby room with modern decoration: white and navy blue form the base of the decor; the light tone of the wood completes the proposal.
Picture 2 - Option for a bathroom with modern decoration: apparent concrete in the ceiling, cement burnt in the bench and tablets in earthy tones in the box area.
Picture 3 - In this double room, the modern decoration is due to the gray tones and the discreet and sober presence of the wood.
Picture 4 - Mix of materials has left this modern decoration more bare and irreverent.
Picture 5 - Black and glass give the tone of this modern decoration; the little cactus bed brings a bit of character to the environment.
Picture 6 - The highlight of this modern style balcony is the zigzag rug; the plants help create a more welcoming environment.
Picture 7 - Sophisticated bathroom, but without exaggeration; the bluish tone of the coating imparts color to the environment in a well balanced manner.
Image 8 - Classic black and white is a great option for anyone who is in doubt of which color to use; the tip is to opt for metals and accessories with more contemporary design.
Picture 9 - Children's room with modern decoration: it is possible to enter the playful and creative universe of children without leaving the modern style.
Picture 10 - For the modern kitchen, black cabinets, wooden floor up to the bench and a light touch of color with the green chairs.
Image 11 - Who said that round mirror does not apply to modern decor? Notice that the pieces harmonize with each other and follow the same proposal.
Picture 12 - Behind the bed, the closet was enclosed by a curtain of white cloth; the rest of the room follows in neutral and sober tones.
Picture 13 - Straight white sofa was highlighted by vertical garden green; following the modern proposal, the white table with wooden chairs and leather detail.
Picture 14 - If you feel like investing in a blind, enjoy the modern decor to do this.
Picture 15 - Right combination between colors and materials forms this modern style bathroom: burnt cement gray, pink pastel vase and black details to close the decor.
Picture 16 - This modern balcony explores the possibilities of a vertical garden in a different way.
Picture 17 - Environments integrated, but subtly delimited by the glass door.
Picture 18 - In this modern decoration, besides the traditional white, black and gray also enters the burnt red of the panel.
Picture 19 - To have a kitchen cabinet of modern style, instead of apparent handles, prefer the built-in furniture.
Picture 20 - For a modern and very youthful decoration, bet on a wall sticker or relaxed panel.
Picture 21 - And do not let the service area from outside: a simple adhesive is enough to change the face of the environment with modern decoration.
Picture 22 - entrance hall modern and minimalist design with modern decor.
Picture 23 - Nothing like a touch of more black to sophisticate and ennoble an environment with modern decoration.
Picture 24 - Balcony integrated to the living room is a striking feature of modern projects, if you have the possibility to do the same in your home, do not waste time.
Picture 25 - A creative and original way of marking the spaces in the modern decoration.
Picture 26 - Children's room with modern and Montessorian decoration bet on soft tones for decoration.
Image 27 - Modern decoration: in this gray kitchen, the built-in cabinets hardly appear; highlight the cup holders on the ceiling.
Image 28 - Modern decoration: in this room was only necessary.
Picture 29 - Modern and bold design of the balcony marks the space that divides the kitchen from the living room; notice the dosed and harmonic use of the red color in the environment.
Picture 30 - Lamps stand out in this modern decoration, both in functionality and aesthetic value.
Picture 31 - The soft tone of pink brings lightness to this room with modern and minimalist decoration.
Picture 32 - Do you like gray? So enjoy to use it in all its variations in the modern decor.
Picture 33 - Dining room with modern decor with contemporary style influence in colors and shapes.
Picture 34 - Modern decoration: and how about a little marble to leave the atmosphere more classic and refined?
Picture 35 - Modern kitchen with a hint of fun and joviality.
Picture 36 - Remember the tip of using color in the details of the modern decoration? In this room, the pink tone of the cushions draws all attention to itself.
Image 37 - To have no doubt about what a modern decoration is inspired by this image; it contains all the elements that characterize this style.
Picture 38 - Zig zag rug brings idea of movement to this modern style children's room.
Picture 39 - Modern decoration: black slate is much cheaper than marble or granite and does not lose anything in class and elegance.
Image 40 - White brick wall with pictures of botanical inspiration: two trends of modern decoration for the environment.
Picture 41 - A different way of fixing the wall that matches well with the modern decor.
Picture 42 - Modern decoration: a green touch to break the monotony of colors of this integrated environment.
Picture 43 - To escape a little of the traditional modern decoration: this room bet in the tone of purple to differentiate.
Picture 44 - Modern decoration: pattern of colors and shapes accompany all the decoration of the integrated environments.
Picture 45 - Home office modern features a wood panel and black and yellow colors to create contrast.
Picture 46 - Modern decoration simple, functional and aesthetic: everything an environment needs to be called modern.
Picture 47 - Modern decoration: nothing more clean than a white environment with mirror.
Picture 48 - In this room, the modern design of the pendant lights stands out.
Image 49 - The colors in this modern decoration were inserted inside the niche.
Picture 50 - The panel of this room brings color and highlights the characteristic of the modern decoration.
Picture 51 - Modern decoration: the books on the shelf do not overwhelm the environment thanks to the impeccable organization they have received.
Picture 52 - Modern decoration: lamps in geometric shapes.
Image 53 - LED signage also fits the proposal of modern decoration; highlighting the bathroom separated from the room by the glass wall.
Picture 54 - In this kitchen, the highlight is the mix between classic joinery and modern deccoration.
Picture 55 - Many niches, but empty: it is part of the modern decoration these spaces "blank".
Picture 56 - Modern decoration: to contrast the white of the environment, the slate wall.
Image 57 - Visual effects are also welcome in modern decor: in this room, the niches on the bed seem to be falling on top of each other.
Image 58 - Modern decoration: a little color here, another little there and the decoration is creating form.
Image 59 - Black and white for modern kids' room ? Here, the proposal was just that.
Image 60 - Modern decoration, rustic and cool: the mix of styles made the atmosphere more cozy and personalized.