Modern style originates from Bauhaus in the 20s, which emphasis on aesthetic and functionality. Using “less is more” as its core concept, and incorporating with modern elements.
Simplicity is one of the directions to choose from for interior design. It is one of the most popular elements in these recent years. There is no excessive decoration and extravagant design needed. Simplistic line is the main framework of modern contemporary style. It emphasis on symmetry and balance. The furniture used will all be in simple shapes and lines. For example, pendant light, dining table, dining chair. These will all be in basic colours and simple lines.
2、Emphasis on Functionality
To create a clean space, modern contemporary style uses a lot of multifunctional furniture that emphasis on personality and creativity. Small but multifunctional is the main characteristic of the style. Practical multifunctional furniture like dining table and island combined, TV and storage cabinet combined. The design is detailed without forgetting simplicity and clean lines. For example, the handles on the cabinets can be made into hidden grooves, or push type handles. This helps the space look cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing.
3、Focuses on Coordination and Aesthetics
Besides emphasising on the functionality of the furniture, modern contemporary style embrace more on the ambience that the furniture creates. Each furniture piece stands out as individual and unique so that it has more character. A well-coordinated space can help the users find peace in body and mind.
Different colours create different visual effects. While designing, one can pick the colours according to one’s need and preference. Combination of both warm and cool tones is very common in modern contemporary style. The colours used for furniture are usually black, white or natural wood. Sometimes, gold and silver are incorporated into the design as well for luxurious touch. Using black, white and grey as the main colours, and wood tone as transition colour, to balance up the cool tone in the space. Adding some pops of colour will be the focal point of a space.
5、Bright and Well-lit Space
An open space will ensure good natural lighting. Glass partition will normally be used to substitute solid materials in compartmentalisation to allow for ample lighting to fill the space. Making your home feel light, airy, and spacious.
Natural light is the main source of lighting while artificial lighting is important to create the atmosphere. Installing cove lighting or indirect light can provide the feeling of natural light and enhancing comfort.
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