Best of … modern decorating makeover ideas
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Rosemary O’Brien, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Modern decor is not just about sleek lines and clean patterns. It’s about looking at what is cutting edge or different, and seeing what will work to express your own forward-thinking decorating style.
If you want to do a true modern decorating makeover, you have to consider your style and what you really enjoy looking at. Take a look at a few of the ideas listed here, think of how these ideas might work in a new way, and challenge yourself to come up with your own modern style.
Brighten your life
Many designers rely on the way lights are placed to give a room an ambiance. Companies such as Lamps Plus are a great place to find interesting lighting for every room, and all kinds of decorating styles. Choose a funky ceiling lamp and set off a corner of the room with shadows playing with the metal or wood from the fixtures. Or opt for up-light cans to bring dramatic focus to artwork, architecture or wall color.
Touch of Class
The eyes of your house
While you are working on your modern decor makeover, do not neglect your windows. They are almost like the eyes of the house and deserve your attention just like your furniture. Touch of Class has a number of window treatments with sleek, modern lines as well as hardware. Try a glass finial with bubbles suspended inside to hang your curtains. The little touches are what often make any decor.
Linens and covers
If you are on a budget or just do not want to go out and look for linens, a tedious process in and of itself, try something different. Plumeria Bay features more than bedspreads and comforters. Choose edgy combinations of color, texture and pattern to make a statement with your bedding and pillows.
Or try duvet covers to freshen the look of your bedroom. Duvet covers let you keep your original bedspread. You just stuff the old one in a new cover and you have a brand new look. It’s perfect for those who change their minds — and their decorating style — often.
Art in your bathroom!
Recently I went into a public building and was stunned when I discovered the artistic wash basin. It looked more like a glass bowl than a sink. With that said, modern decor makeovers do not have to consist of stainless steel or even porcelain. Try a vessel sink created by an artist. Sinks Gallery has this type of wash basin and they are fabulous.
And don’t forget to pair your new basin with an equally off-beat faucet set. Today’s fixtures go way beyond the chrome or brass boring of days gone by, so spend some time browsing the options before you buy.
Amish Outlet Store
Classic craftsmanship, simple lines
One of the hallmarks of modern furniture design is the use of clean, uncluttered lines. Ironically, that’s also one of the traits of traditional Amish furniture. They don’t add unnecessary, fancy trim or annoying do-dads. It’s all about quality, simple functionality and the intrinsic beauty that comes with it.
The quality wood furnishings from the Amish Outlet Store will work perfectly with bold geomentric rugs, intense wall colors and modern art. Who knew such a traditional method of building furniture could take your home to new, modern heights?
Gone is the modern decor makeover of old with nothing but straight lines and gleaming metal objects. Modern decor can be warm and inviting. Just find your style, make some unique choices, and you can transform your home or office into the modern style of today.