It’s still a little cold out there but fret not, spring is around the corner – and with spring comes spring cleaning! Cleaning up after a long winter is always an arduous task but it’s essential for decluttering and, let’s face it, keeping your sanity. If you’re like me and are unsure of where to start, check out 20 Tips For Spring Cleaning and get organized before you get your mop out! Get your little helpers in on the fun and make it a great family day! Now that you’ve cleaned every nook and cranny of your home, it’s time for the fun part: adding some modern home decor.
Less Is More
Modern design is all about simplicity. Simple doesn’t mean boring though! Using clean lines, a neutral colour palette and geometric shapes leaves plenty of breathing room for you to get creative. Though the main concept of modern home decor is simplicity, achieving a simple and functional design takes a little know-how. There are a few ideas to keep in mind that will turn your home decor from generic, to downright fantastic!
Declutter your Home / Declutter your Mind
Your home is a direct reflection of how you feel. It’s no surprise that taking out the vacuum and dust-buster give us a sensation of calmness. A room that is spacious and clean is more effective (and cheaper) than taking a trip to your overpriced psychiatrist. By giving your room space, you’re also giving your mind space and we can all use a little of that! Numerous studies have shown that a cluttered room can lead to stress, so keeping it simple will help alleviate some of your everyday stresses.
Simple but Functional
Modern home decor is all about function too. Functionality will vary from room to room, depending on the items or spaces that need to be accessible. For example, your kitchen should be designed in a way where your cooking accessories are always easy to access. Consider storage baskets that fit on shelves and match your home decor. They are both functional and easy to store kids toys, jewelry boxes or the little knick knacks your partner has been collecting for way too many years.
Today’s home solutions offer a variety of options. We’ve seen it in at least one movie where someone presses a button and the drapes magically open. It’s ok, we all want some of that magic, too. Sleek and functional motorized blinds can add a touch of modern day tech, with many functional uses. For more information on our custom, motorized blinds, fill out our quote request form and we’ll get back to you shortly!
While you’re very attached to that coffee table or that reading chair, making sure that you have open spaces in your room makes for a more pleasant and cleaner looking room. Having to walk sideways to pass between the coffee table and the couch is a no-go. Space is just as important as your modern home decor accessories. The standards of interior design suggest no less than three feet between furniture pieces. This added space is not only added comfort, you won’t have to worry about tripping or stubbing your toe on the foot of the coffee table.
It’s All You
One of the most important things to remember is that your home is your space, and that means it has to stay true to your character. From the art you hang on your walls to the sofa cushion you rest your head on, keep your character present in your space.
Modern Decor – A Fresh, Clean Start
Decluttering and cleaning are an underrated form of therapy. They welcome change and give us new perspective. For anything home decor related, you can trust that C&M Textiles has everything you need, including the most knowledgeable staff around. Contact us for any questions you may have and get started on your new, modern home decor project today!