Despite popular belief, true modern homes do not follow popular trends. In fact, the modern style that we know today is from a 20th century design movement which focusses on structural simplicity, order and functionality.
Modern spaces incorporate neutral colours, basic natural materials and clean architectural lines, with an emphasis on strong lines, a lack of ornamentation and minimal texture; it uses straightforward furniture and dramatic modern art to complement the stark architecture. Lighting is also a key structural element that accentuates planes and highlights focal points.
Modern design is often a love-it or hate-it style — many appreciate its minimalist, uncluttered feel, while others miss the warmth and variety found in other styles. Modern design is often confused with contemporary design
, which is constantly changing and evolving with the times and trends.