7 Modern Interiors That Mesmerize and Bewitch
Contemporary homes escape any single definition or prevailing quality. They are, however, marked by certain common features, such as a fusion of form and function or eccentrically shaped furniture, but this is somewhat of a generalization.
On one hand, many modern interiors are distinguished by sleek lines, muted colours and open spaces, others by rough textures, vivid hues and a profusion of belongings.
The following 7 examples reveal the complex and indefinable nature of contemporary apartments, and while each is unique, all are joined together by the beauty and creativity of their designs.
1. Classically Modern
White has always been the colour of elegance, and here we see how it instills this home with an almost futuristic quality.
Although the apartment is quite narrow, the unusual shape of the dining table reflected perpetually in the large mirror, the glossy walls and floors, and monochromatic palette all give the illusion of wider space.
This pairing of whites and reflective surfaces is a distinct characteristic of many modern and ultra-modern homes, providing them with a streamlined aesthetic and an illusion of depth.
2. Artistic Flair
Instead of realistic artwork many modern interiors opt for the abstract and offbeat, pieces that are more akin to Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollack rather than Vermeer or Rembrandt.
Here we see this emphasis on abstract art and accessories; but this apartment goes further by having the black and white illustrations and large clock-face reflect the established colour scheme.
Most contemporary interiors (or at least the good ones) don’t just hang art without reason: they utilize it to increase or compliment the aesthetics already present.
3. Dark Tones & Repeating Patterns
Contrary to the first example, this next interior goes in the opposite direction and uses a palette of dark colours, and instead of scaling down any patterns on the walls for a clean and polished look, it makes use of thick, bold lines for emphasis.
The result is a sophisticated interior that relies on a handful of blacks and grays to accentuate but never overwhelm.
4. Neat & Tidy
One of the biggest allures of modern interiors is their use of clean lines for a sense of order and efficiency. In this next photo, the items are all organized and well-spaced to free the bedroom of unnecessary clutter and maintain its smooth flow.
Compared to the decadent grandeur of Victorian-era homes, this room embodies luxury but does so with an understated sophistication.
5. Provocative Patterns
Because of their incredible diversity, modern interiors can be subtle and restrained, or in this case bright and intense.
Here, instead of the usual whites we have an emphasis on bold purples and colourful patterns. There’s no single palette or prevailing theme, just a medley of well-chosen materials, textures and furniture. However, given these dissimilarities the apartment still manages to look gorgeous, showing the power of eclectic design choices at their very best.
Instead of the different colours, materials and patterns clashing, they form a cohesive beauty.
6. Light & White
This next home epitomizes the use of whites and glossy surfaces. Posh, sleek and elegant, the monochromatic interior is open and exposed, with the occasional greenery thrown in to catch our eye and counter-balance the muted palette.
These small touches of nature also provide a vivid contrast to the overwhelming use of artificial textures and polished surfaces. With broad windows and natural flowing light, this home makes generous use of white to inspire feelings of peace and tranquility, but also of luxury and unparalleled refinement.
7. Warmth & Cheer
Not every contemporary home demands a limited colour palette, unusual furniture or vibrant patterns.
Some—like this next one—prefer soft yet warm colours, and a little less order and a bit more frivolity. Here, the sitting room is full of discreet little items that lend this home a sense of fun and playfulness rather than sophistication. No single colour or piece of decor seems to leap out or overpower anything else, while the gentle yellow and brown of the bedroom keeps it casual.
All of these unique points make this home idea for young couples or bachelors who are more artsy than artistic.
The great thing about modern interiors is their sheer variety. They can be loud, brazen and colourful, understated, classy and elegant, or fun, warm and pleasant.
Whatever your taste, there’s a modern home to satisfy it.