Author: Rhodes Stewart

Turn your home into a Minimalistic Showcase

After a hard day at work you need a place where you can relax, what makes a home relaxing and soothing is the ambiance and the environment that you have. Your home décor places an important part in your life and when it comes to today’s home décor styles a lot of people relate to the idea of “Simple is elegant”. With the rapidly increasing population there is limited space available therefore the size of homes have reduced.

Keeping in view the space constraint people have gotten back the minimalistic approach that is intelligently use space keeping in view that serenity and calmness prevails in the house. Here are a few steps that can be taken to achieve this:

  • Start form a small area check its effect before changing the whole theme of the house. You could test your idea on a single room and if you like it you can carry it on the rest of the house. You can test on an area of the house you don’t use regularly like the guest room.
  • Select the furniture carefully, furniture takes most of the space in the room therefore it is recommended to keep the size of the furniture and its utility in mind before actually buying it. Keeping the furniture to the bare minimum is generally preferred to save space and utilize it for something else or just leave it empty so the room looks spacious. Also keep in mind the color of the furniture you use. Some colors give a warm look and others give a dark ambiance use the color carefully based on what makes you feel more comfortable.

  • Keep in mind the minimalistic approach, only keep the things you actually need and get rid of the rest by selling them, donating them or just throwing them out.
  • Flooring should also show the minimalistic approach, it better to put things you don’t frequently use tucked in a closet, cupboard or attic. The main idea is to effectively use space therefore sticking to un-important stuff won’t help you achieve your goal.
  • Surfaces should be clear, don’t just keep things here and there and even if you want a rough look keep things in a proper manner. If you keep things in order it will save you from a lot of hassle and stress as you won’t have to go looking for stuff when you need it. If things are in order you can easily grab the thing you want and get on with what you were doing.
  • Don’t forget the walls. You can utilize the space available on the wall, using faux brick panels is one of the many things you can do. There are a number of benefits associated to faux brick panels. They don’t require much space yet they provide a lot of texture that too in a very low cost. Using the faux brick panels also provides you with the delight of keeping something natural in your house. Nature has a way of soothing things down and these panels can help do that.

  • Remove clutters, get rid of any and every extra things possible and avoid stacking things in your house. Make room for yourself.
  • Don’t use extra decorations, keeping things simpler makes you feel comfortable. Decorations should only be done where necessary. Following a particular theme makes life easier, that way you can easily get rid of the things that don’t go with the theme. Colors of walls furniture and decorations should be based on a particular idea. Using one or two colors in all things helps create a simple environment. However don’t just fade everything make sure there is a life in things and decorations you use. Some people like vibrant colors as they like energy therefore you can use vibrant colors as well.

At the end of the day all you need is a relaxing environment but that doesn’t necessarily mean to just make things boring and dull. What you really want to achieve is to create an environment that makes you happy.



Modern Living Room Design

Modern style incorporates clean lines and neutral tones. Angular furniture and other pieces use the clean lines that modern style is known for. Although modern style incorporates neutral tones and clean lines, accessories can add pops of color and round lines to any room. A modern style living room is a great way to incorporate a modern style into your home.

Painting the walls a neutral, but light color is a great way to start a modern look. In general, modern style includes a lot of light in the room, so choosing a paint color that won’t make the room feel darker or smaller than it is will be a great choice. Next, picking out large pieces of furniture in neutral tones and square shapes will continue the modern feel of the room.

The floor should also be brown, white or black. This can be achieved with wood, but using linoleum will add a shiny texture to the room, which is also an essential component of modernism. A faux brick wall can be used to as a centerpiece to the room, or a way to add more clean lines. Installing a faux brick wall that matches the wall color or a similar neutral tone will add texture to the room.

Glass is a great way to add clean shapes but also a shiny surface. This can be easily obtained by incorporating a glass table or mirrors. Once your bigger pieces of the room are in place, you can start adding some intense colors. Colors can be added with painting a wall of bright color, like tangerine or lime. Also, throw pillows, rugs and other elements of the room can be incorporated to add saturated color to the room. Animal prints can also liven up the room and be incorporated easily with pillows, ottomans and rugs. Since animal prints generally have one or two neutral tones incorporated into the pattern, they can easily be added to any room.

Although the room will be bright with lighter wall colors, lamps should be slim and plain, with their lines sharp. One of the most exciting aspects of modern design is to use a piece of art or interesting piece as the central focus of the room. This piece should be placed on an empty wall to draw the eye to the painting or sculpture that you have picked out. Other empty spaces in the room can be filled with candles, vases and other pieces that have geometric or round shapes. The geometric shapes will add to the clean lines and pieces that are curvier will stand out and contrast the stark modern lines in the rest of the room.


While designing your modern living room, make sure that you choose pieces that are meaningful and aesthetically pleasing to you. The modern style is clean and neutral, but the color choices and focal point of the room can be personal choices and make the room more meaningful and warm to you. Modern style is a great way to design a larger, bright room in your house and make it complete.