10 smart ideas to make your house look modern

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10 smart ideas to make your house look modern

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Mid-Century Modern Living Room:  Dining room by The Cobblestone Studio,Modern
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To make a dream home special, it needs a complex mix of stylish and contemporary elements arranged together in a planned way. Architectural design is the first step in house planning, and smart design elements create a magical aura which takes the onlooker’s mind away from restrictions of space in a small house. Interior decorators keep the unique requirements and expectations of house-owners in mind while designing every part, so it looks like the archetype of modern and traditional design.

In this ideabook, we have shared details about aspects that designers and decorators consider to make every section of a small house look unique. With this knowledge, you can outline your design expectations when you meet a professional to explain your requirements from a future home.

1. Start with the entrance

A welcoming entryway with a mixture of focused lights, attractive plants, decorative door and wall décor accessories enhances the expectations and curiosity of visitors to see the more of the interiors of the house. The entrance of the house is the starting point of positive energy and happiness, so there should be no shortage of decoration!

2. The fusion of design and colour

Mid-Century Modern Living Room:  Dining room by The Cobblestone Studio,Modern Solid Wood Multicolored
The Cobblestone Studio

Mid-Century Modern Living Room

The Cobblestone Studio

Neatly separated spaces with carpets and lighting systems outlining the borders maintain the feeling of spaciousness. Lighting plays a significant role in defining each particular area and is an excellent tool in areas where there is more than one room included in the open plan. For example, different ceiling lighting systems can be used in the dining area and living room, like in this home so that the bright silver glow helps to distinguish between them.

3. Add natural elements

Wooden elements made with the help of an experienced carpenter keep the decor earthy and make the region appear large and spacious. An intelligent solution is to use corner pillars to divide sections of the house when floor space is limited. The dining area is separated from other parts by a different texture such as the wooden wall panel and the background wall shelves with beautiful built-in lights. In this way, there are many other options where different parts of the house can be separated, using furniture or different decor styles.

4. Play with mirrors

Sons Bedroom:  Small bedroom by Midas Dezign,Modern
Midas Dezign

Sons Bedroom

Midas Dezign

While installing mirrors ensure that they are in a place where they reflect things worth seeing, such as a panoramic view outside a window, a beautiful painting, an artistic sculpture or an eye-catching decor accessory. The mirror has the power to dissipate negative energy with its reflection, thus invoking positive energy in the area where it is located.

5. Functional dining area

3BHK @ OBEROI ESQUIRE:  Dining room by Midas Dezign,Minimalist
Midas Dezign


Midas Dezign

It is common to mix up functional areas when space is at a premium, and here, chairs facing away from each other show how you can demarcate between the two areas. There is a slight difference between the furniture and the rest of the elements in the two parts, which highlight the difference between the two spaces. Another great way to separate a dining room in an open area from the living room or kitchen is the use of colour cues. Here, varied colour themes have been used for the living room and the minimalist dining area to add aesthetic value to the spaces.

6. Fill up empty spaces with plants

The space under the stairs or in corners can be given a beautiful appearance with greenery against the background of dark stones. This attractive garden is a perfect example of simplicity and modernity that also keeps the environment clean and purifies the indoor air.

7. Hallway

Ethnic & Contemporary yet Modern:  Corridor & hallway by 3A Architects Inc,Minimalist
3A Architects Inc

Ethnic & Contemporary yet Modern

3A Architects Inc

Use artistic elements to make the front hallway an exciting place so that it fills guests with positive energy as soon as they step in to enjoy your hospitality.

8. Modular kitchen

As the soul of every home, the kitchen should be smart! A modern kitchen with monochrome hues makes the region look clean and functional as built-in shelves store everything out of sight.

9. The balcony as a room

If the balcony is small and doesn’t look pretty, do not hesitate to use it as a sit-out or library. The region should have privacy, to avoid curious neighbours, with earthy wood panels that maintain airflow. Plants, accessories and light cane furniture make it a warm and cosy area for family conversations.

10. Space utilisation

Appartment Interiors:  Bathroom by Tanish Dzignz,Classic
Tanish Dzignz

Appartment Interiors

Tanish Dzignz

A small bathroom need not be cramped or wet as glass partitions, and large tiles in neutral colours, give an elegant vibe to it and make it look even larger than it is. Indian homes are adopting the uber-cool Scandinavian style of interior decoration nowadays, and it is being applied in the bathroom as well. This kind of layout is sure to make the bathroom appear bigger and more attractive than its previous version.

For more inspiration browse through this book of home decor ideas.

Which of these ideas will you use? Let us know in your comments.
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