Are you ready to start decorating your new space but don’t know where to start? If you’ve moved recently or decided to redo your decor, it can be overwhelming to know exactly how to begin. Many people know they want to incorporate modern design and modern furniture into their newly decorated space but aren’t quite sure where to start. Here are our top five tips for decorating with modern furniture.
1. Choose One Piece as Your Focal Point
If you’re starting from scratch, it can be challenging to figure out exactly where to start. What do you buy first? Furniture, artwork, decor, even paint are all things to consider. Because the decorating process can feel so overwhelming, we recommend choosing one item to style your room around. This will help you choose your aesthetic, color schemes, and start to think of the general layout of your room. It’s best to find a unique furniture piece like this coffee table by Kilo Calorie and work outwards from there. Since you know this is your focal piece, you can choose other furniture and decor that matches it’s color palette and style.
2. Choose Your Color Palette
Now that you’ve chosen the focal piece that will draw the room together, you can decide your color palette. The coffee table by Kilo Calorie features natural bamboo with a soft grey accent color. This gives you plenty of options for choosing the colors that will make your room feel unique to you. Now that you know a soft grey is one of your colors, you can buy other unique furniture pieces that match, like the Dost Chair by Puik. It features a similar soft grey and is a comfortable and functional piece of modern furniture. Since soft grey is a great neutral color, it gives you plenty of room to add accent colors to your color palette. You can use other pieces of modern furniture or pieces of decor to bring in additional colors. One great way to bring in accent colors is through cushions and throws. These cushions by Puik will add a pop of color to your room, and give you some added texture for variety.
3. Design Your Layout
We know it’s easy to get overzealous and start buying a bunch of amazing unique furniture pieces, but it’s important to plan out your room and design the layout. You never want a room to feel cluttered, unorganized, or unwelcoming, and the layout of a room has a lot to do with that. In order for your room to feel open and welcoming, you’ll want there to be plenty of space to walk through it, utilize different design elements to make it feel open and airy, and pay attention to your color palette as too many dark colors can make a room feel small and cramped. If you’re having trouble visualizing where you would want to put everything in your room, there are plenty of amazing apps out there that let you create mock layouts of your space. This can help you decide where to put larger pieces of furniture, and where you might utilize a piece of unique furniture to fill an otherwise empty space.
4. Choose your Decorations
This is where the real fun starts! Once you’ve laid out your room with all your beautiful modern furniture pieces, it’s time to start picking out the various ways to decorate your room. Remember, you’ll want to stay within your color palette so everything looks coordinated and seamless, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun! First, figure out what functional pieces of decor you might need. Do you need lamps to brighten the room? If you have recessed lighting, you probably don’t need additional light, but if your room tends to be on the darker side, that’s something you’ll want to consider. If you have side tables or a wide arm sofa, you might want to find something to keep items organized like this serving tray by New Duivendrecht. If you need somewhere to store cozy blankets or extra cushions, you might consider a piece that mixes unique furniture with functional decor like this Large Metal Basket by K'WILLEM IN HUIS. After you decide what functional pieces of decor you need, it’s time to think about artwork and other wall decorations. Remember, you don’t want anything to feel cluttered, including your walls, so it can be helpful to layout artwork on the floor in front of the wall before you hang anything. We recommend clean and modern pieces, like traditional Delft tiles by Storytiles or beautiful hanging plants.
5. Put Everything Together!
This might seem obvious, but if you’re starting with an empty room or a full redecoration, it can be helpful to spend a weekend getting your room set up just so. You’ll already have your color palette picked out, modern furniture laid out in an app or on paper, and decor for each wall, so now it’s time to put everything together. Remember that even though you have everything organized, it’s okay to be flexible and change it up as you’re putting everything together in the actual space. You might realize that a table fits better somewhere else, or that a piece of artwork would look better on a different wall. It’s okay to change things up in the moment, so if you’re someone that usually goes by the book, make sure to look up from your plans and check that your room feels and flows as you want it to. It’s also a great idea to do a deep clean of the room before moving all your new furniture in.
Once your room is set up, it’s time to relax and entertain. Invite some guests over for a house warming (or room warming!) party. If your guests are looking to bring a small housewarming gift, you can offer suggestions that fit in with your aesthetic. You can also ensure all your glasses, bowls, serving utensils, and even coasters match with your new modern design.
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