The “Rules” of Modern Design

People often ask us questions about the “rules” of contemporary interior design. What’s allowed and what isn’t. But the best thing about modern decorating is that there are no rules. That’s what makes it so freeing and expressive. But especially for those just starting out, it can get overwhelming. So here are some tips and ideas to help you get started.

Simplify your color palette: A great way to give a room cohesiveness is with a restricted color scheme. You’d be shocked what you can do with just two colors– white and blue, black and red, nearly any pair will work. It’s all about simplicity.

Combine old and new: When you hear “modern” you probably think of contemporary furniture, but it can also mean using old designs in new ways. An antique chesterfield sofa next to a striking le Corbusier table– that’s modern!

"le Corbusier table"

Choose colors that pop: Don’t be afraid to go bold with your color choices. You don’t want things to look busy, but looking dull is even worse. Accent your room with bright shades.

Diversify shapes: It might seem logical to have shapes match; if your sofa has an angular rectangle shape, so should your coffee table. But usually the opposite is true. Mixing curves with sharp edges gives any room dimensionality.

Don’t be afraid to experiment: There is so much beautiful furniture out there. At Bauhaus 2 Your House, we strive to provide the most innovative designer furniture for the best prices. When it comes to modern classic furniture, we have you covered. Visit our website to see our catalogue, and get decorating!