The modern style often comes off as very stark and austere. It has a certain scarcity that can make a space feel impersonal and almost surgical in looks. However, since many people still love the simplicity that has become a part of this aesthetic, designers have come up with amazing ways to make the modern style look comfortable and relaxing. Further, we’ll be sharing 5 ways you can imbue a soul in your stark modern style interior designs.
1. Neutrals and browns
The first and foremost way to make your modern spaces look welcoming is to tinker with the color palate. You have to keep the theme neutral while using soft hued colors that won’t stand out a lot. Brown and its subsequent shades are the best choice. They’re neutral in aesthetic and have a warm ambiance that is sure to lend a comfortable look to your interior designs.
2. Accessorize accordingly
Proper accessorizing is one of the key factors in imbuing a soulful ambiance within a modern design. This accessorizing can be in the form of small decorative trinkets, some statement artwork, a centerpiece vase or even a bold, modern style light fixture. You can create a master blend of all these accessories to make your modern style look charming and approachable.
3. Patterns in the mix
Patterns are another great way to imbue your modern style with some visual and ambient comfort. However, make sure that the patterns you select are not too bohemian and out of context. The key here is to respect the simplicity of the modern look and not make it seem too typical or contemporary. Squares, rectangles and lines usually work best.
The authentic modern look is big on smooth, simple surfaces, but that can come off as sterile and impersonal in a residential setting. The best way to counter that is by using linearity. For example, you can use wooden louvers to create a nice, vertical backdrop like in the study room in this image.
5. Lighting with a twist
While natural light is definitely a requisite in every modern style interior design, you must also play up the artificial aspect a bit as well. For example, using a blend of decorative, accent and ambient lighting is the best way to make the most of your warm modern interior design.