Thursday, January 26, 2012

Designing for Relaxation

A well-arranged and designed bedroom is what everybody wants. Unfortunately, not everybody knows the basics in bedroom décor. Sure, the bedroom is our own personalized space for privacy and relaxation, but personalizing it too much might transform your room into a museum. If you aim in maximizing comfort without losing your style, you should know your way around choosing modern bedroom sets that suit your character.

Bedrooms must be minimalist, tidy, organized and relaxing. It’s main intent is to gratify your need for a good night sleep. A room with too much “personality” might do just the opposite. With modern bedroom sets, you can avoid clutter to save more space. Accordingly, it’s important to tone down colors and shapes in your bedrooms lest it overwhelms your senses and stimulate your mind instead of helping you relax. Besides, bedrooms are not intended for entertaining guests unlike living rooms. They have a role to tone down your senses and give you your much needed rest and that’s what modern bedroom sets do best.

What about sophistication? What about style? Modern bedroom sets do have elegance in a “less is more” basis. However, if you decide on creating an edgy look through adding accent furniture, contemporary bedroom sets would be more preferable. Though often used interchangeably, it’s important to note that modern bedroom sets focus on basic lines, angles, and colors as a minimalistic while contemporary bedroom sets, explore with unconventional and sometimes odd looking shapes. Nevertheless, these two complement each other. 

Having understood the essence and concept of modern bedroom sets and its similarities and difference with contemporary bedroom sets, choosing the right furniture wouldn’t actually be hard. Modern night stands, for example can be a chic accent furniture addition to your room. Commonly placed beside the bed, and used to hold lamps, alarm clocks and reading materials, they are quite in demand and very much included when searching for modern bedroom sets. A specific example would be the White Mahogany Nightstand by Infinita Halifax. Aside from its guaranteed durability, its design utilizes the whole space for you to also function as a magazine rack. Painted in white, this nightstand brings a feel of elegance and cleanliness into your room. This is a good example of how modern bedroom sets can accentuate your bedroom with a prim yet laidback mood. Designing your bedroom is a delightful task and you get to be free to stylize in your own preference. Nonetheless, consider those important keys in attaining a conducive atmosphere for relaxation. The best way is to stick with modern bedroom sets that complement your personalized furniture.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Contemporary End Tables for A Contemporary Living Room

Home décor is an ever-changing method of home designing which adapts to the ever-changing mode of style. Since the 90’s, modernism  has taken the front seat in interior designs through bringing back the basics in architecture.

Modern living room furniture follows form after function. Blowing away unnecessary features, furniture designers prioritize what it has to do more that what it has to look like. This results to a simplistic yet fully functional set of modern living room furniture that help in maintaining a clean and minimalist effect in your home.

However, a new branch of art and designing has stemmed out from modernism and that is contemporary art. Contemporary art, unlike modernism, deals more with the present trend and style rather than of the 90’s. Although used interchangeably, this mode of designing is more edgy, bold, and flexible than modern design. A contemporary living room may have the same feel as to that of a modern living room but its furniture has more asymmetrical features in contrast to a stick-to-basic modern living room furniture. We don’t have to be partisans though and a mix of these elegant designs don’t negate each other out since they are more or less from the same era of designing.

Modern living room furniture complements a contemporary living room with its minimal approach. It’s important to create balance to sustain visual harmony in our homes. Sure, a contemporary living room dares to be bold but we don’t want to let “boldness” dominate the scene if we want to put a focus on it. If we want a certain object to stand out, surround it with toned down colors and form; that’s what modern living room furniture are for. 

Galaxy Chrome/GlassTable
To complement a contemporary chair or a decorative wall art, try surrounding it modern end table. These kind of modern living room furniture can accentuate the room with its highly unconventional support or base without stealing the limelight of a contemporary living room. Modern end tables tone down eccentricity with its simple elegance. Other than an effective aesthetic support, these kind of modern room furniture provides convenience and comfort. Take for example the Zuo Modern Galaxy Chrome/GlassTable. Its profound simplicity allows you to magnify a contemporary art piece – a vase for example. Made up of chrome steel and glass, supported by one base, this modern living room furniture adds spark and slenderness to your home design. For a cutting edge piece like this, we have to make sure that it’s from a reliable company that ensures endurance to our furniture, considering that it’s a whole new design that deviates from the usual four-base tables.

Artistic strides must be taken to create an ideal contemporary living room. But like what was mentioned, harmony and balance must not be overlooked in your home décor. Accessorize it with modern living room furniture: it’s chic, affordable and convenient.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Modern Accent Furniture: Start With Throw Pillows

Allure 13" x 20" Pillow by KoKo Company

Home is not just a place for rest and having our spouses and kids around – if we have one – it is also a venue for self-expression and taste. Our home describes our hobbies, interests and preferences without us saying a word or two; letting the furniture do the talking. Suffice to say, furniture create a big impact to the atmosphere of our home and so we need to know what we want in order to see what we want. Now if we finally figured out our style, it doesn't mean we have to start from scratch and replace everything with new furniture! We don’t want to be impractical and highly uneconomical, do we? All we need is a bit of home accent furniture for style emphasis and highlight, one that is edgy, unconventional, and minimal. Out with the old and baroque, in with the new and easy modern accent furniture.

Besides functionality, we choose home accent furniture based on their aesthetics and form. When we mean accent, we mean flavor or specificity that illuminates the whole essence of our home décor. With the trend of modernism, form becomes uncommon and flexible enough to fit space in petite rooms without diminishing art. Modern accent furniture give you less glamour but more form and flexibility, which art lovers or home owners prioritize nowadays.

There are a variety of home accent furniture that we can choose from to attain our modern style. Again, we don’t have to change everything. That is why it’s called accent furniture; you only need some to affect the whole.

To add a modern accent furniture to our living room, why not start with pillows? With three or more modern accent pillows, our couch would never look the same again and so would be the whole living room! Since more often than not couches have deep hues, we want our throw pillows bright and attractive. Since throw pillows are meant to be touched and even hugged, we want it soft and cleanly seamed. Its details must be clean and intricately made if we want perfection. A good example would be the Koko Company Allure 20x20 pillow, a stylistic floral design with modern pattern and cottony fiber made from natural cotton– a perfect modern accent furniture for our living room. This type of design proves that modern accent furniture do not lose the touch of exquisiteness found in antique designs, instead it reinvigorate it by adjusting the lines and color tones to make it pop.

Modern accent furniture are inexpensive but truly perky and pop but we don’t have to start big in changing our style. Small but noticeable things are a good way to start adding modernism to our homes. Besides, the modern man and woman knows how to balance budget and style.