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Modern Interior Design Ideas: How To Spend Time Uplifting Your Home


When spending more time at home, most people find themselves looking for new ways in which they can elevate their living spaces. But the question is, how do you make your space look at its best while reflecting your sense of interior design style?

In this article, our in-house interior designer, Lydia, offers you some great modern interior design ideas on how to spend time uplifting your home.

Why Modern Interior Design?

In Lydia’s opinion, when it comes to interior design, the best homes must strike a balance between style and comfort, so you can enjoy spending time in the pleasure of your own home.

To clarify, the huge trend of “modern interior design” is an interior design style characterised by a monochromatic colour palette, clean lines, minimalism, natural materials, and natural light. A good thing to remember is that it is often used interchangeably with the term “contemporary interior design” however, modern design has its distinct style. You can head to our blog on interior styles through decades to find out more. 

And now, let’s take a look at Lydia’s modern house interior design ideas that you can start applying today!

Add Warmth To Your Rooms

If you find that the rooms in your home lack character or warmth, there’s no better solution than adding wood elements and furniture! The wood details are an easy way to uplift your layout and create texture.

Now you may be wondering why does wood add warmth? Because it’s part of a nature-connected interior design style, it can instantly transform the mood of any room or house. Due to its organic aesthetic presence, wood can create a homely and welcoming feeling that other materials don’t always reflect. And unlike other materials, wood is easy to work with as it looks good in pretty much any interior style and blends tastefully with a range of other materials.

Another great tip is that using wood and plants in a home brings a comforting feeling, especially when paired with the yellow metal chairs to add a touch of colour that could be seen as cold in another setting. For example, our Iconic Modern Chairs are an easy addition to any modern space, made from a curated range of plastic seat tops and beech wooden legs, making them very adaptable to any style they’re placed within.

Consider Designer Contemporary Furniture

Designer contemporary furniture seems to only get better with age, as it doesn’t appear to be going out of fashion any time soon!

We’ve found that mid-century designer pieces have stood the test of time and are becoming increasingly popular these days. By purchasing designer furniture, you don’t need to worry about trends changing and your home looking outdated. This is simply because timeless designs seem adaptable to many different interior trends, from Scandinavian to industrial homes.

Add Details To Your Walls


The decorative feature of wall panels and other details can be added to more than just period properties. They can add character and texture to your home, which is becoming a prominent trend in modern interior design. 

Adding details and patterns to your walls may seem expensive, but it doesn’t have to be, as you can look for MDF versions that are a lot more affordable! Once your wall details are mounted, they can do a great job of hiding surfaces that aren’t looking their best, which is another great benefit. 

Reinvent Classic Looks

When revisited from the past, the interior design world features many colour block walls as it’s a great way to make a statement on a bland wall without using art or tall furniture. 

A colour block wall guarantees the power to create a serious impression in any room. However, there are various levels of bravery. You should ask yourself how many colours you want to use, the types of colours, and the style of the block. 

Whilst doing so, remember that divided and sharp lines can emphasise interesting parts of your home, as seen in the photo above, whilst the curved wall is exaggerated with the diagonally split black and white wall. For an excellent modern touch, the look is complemented with dark furniture, in this case with one of our black leg Iconic Chairs.

Don’t Be Scared To Use Bold Patterns


Floors can often be left unforgotten and not given a special attention they should receive. Having statement flooring balanced with stripped-back walls can create striking results in your home! 

However, the key to the composition of a modern room with bold flooring is to compensate for the business with plain walls. Therefore, look for furniture pieces that can be lifted off the floor or have a small surface area.

If you’re uncertain about whether to take the big jump to bold flooring, a great way to test it out is by buying a large patterned rug. This will allow you to see what it will look like when having a patterned floor and if you can live with it. 

In the image below, you can see that a geometric rug is used to cover the flooring in a bedroom, paired with a neutral colour scheme and furniture such as the white Modern Side Chair. Art and plants are used for a splash of colour, art and plants are used, whilst embracing the idea of Biophilic Interior Design.

Use A Colour Palette That Inspires You

Your choice of colour is very important when brainstorming your modern interior design ideas. If you want your decor to look and feel lively, you’ll want to step away from neutrals as they’re very subtle and won’t make your space stand out as you want it to.

An easy way to add colour to your home is to accessorise with the use of brighter hues and tones while sticking to a neutral backdrop. So keep your walls and large pieces of furniture neutral but add splashes of colour with smaller items that are less noticeable and easier to replace, such as a vase or a modern floor lamp. This is much less expensive if you want a change of colour scheme.

In the above image, you can also see a harmonious pairing of neutral walls, a small desk, flooring, a beech leg modern chair, and plants for a little bit of greenery – the perfect combination! If you want more inspiration, check out our Pinterest Board on Interior Colour Palettes, which is packed with great examples. 

Style Your Storage Furniture


Applying the art of display to your storage solutions can make a big difference to your home. Focus on making shelves and bookcases more than just a need for storage, as they can truly add a touch of modern style to any room. 

One of the best modern home interior design ideas you can easily apply in your home is always avoiding overcrowding a space. Choose accessories in the same or similar colour and tone and use the rule of three (we’ll touch upon this in our next tip).

In the image below, you can see that rather than just hanging random art on the walls, you can use a shelf to display modern decoration pieces and a few extra accessories in your dining room.

The Rule Of Three In Modern Interior Design

A trick modern interior designers use is to remember the rule of three, which is the idea that grouping odd numbers of items instead of even-numbered groups forces the eyes to move around the room whilst creating a more visually interesting space.

This is because our brains get easily “tickled” by groups of three. Groups of five or seven can also work well to draw the eyes, but if you want to Think Like A Professional Interior Designer, you’ll want to strike the right balance with the rule of three.

Create A Unique Design In Your Home


Making a piece of modern furniture a focal point by using it in an unprecedented way can create a bespoke piece for your home. It can be inspiring to think outside the box and not always conveniently use products. For example, in the image below, we’ve used a black Modern Side Chair to hold plants in a botanical part of a house, making the whole room look magical. 

While modern interior designers know everything there is to know about interior styles, trends, and how to perfectly execute them, individual style and personality will always help your home feel your own and make you happy to spend time in. So remember that no matter what the current trends are saying, you should always stay true to your own interior design style

Final Thoughts

We hope you’ve found Lidya’s modern interior design ideas helpful and inspiring!

The last key thing to take away from this article is that modern interior design is about improving your home’s and living spaces’ functionality. Every aspect of the modern interior design trend, starting with the colour scheme, furniture pieces, floor plan, and room decor, all the way to the glam and decorating style, must embody innovation and progress.

Everything in your modern home has a place and purpose, and your interior should always be styled so that whatever activity you choose will seem effortless and enjoyable. 

Are you looking for more interior design ideas and trends? Here are a few related posts from our blog: 

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