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Living room design tips for the modernist

by Marshall Mayer last modified May 22, 2013 10:28 AM
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Whether you are moving into a new build, doing up an old property or totally refurbishing your house, there’s no mistake about it: modernist homes will always be in fashion.

So you know you want a modernist living room – now you need to know the best way to design it. Have a look at these top-tips for modern home design.

Sweep away the old

If you want to fill you room with modern furnishings, you want to be rid of all old-fashioned clutter, so clear out anything deemed beyond the pale and anything you’re not happy with. Be ruthless when you are throwing away old items because the more space you make, the more room you’ll have to create a space that will have a big impact on all who enter it.

Supermarkets like Sainsbury’s now have recycling facilities where you can dispose of some everyday items in an eco-friendly way. Otherwise, you can advertise your old furniture for sale online, hire a skip to take them away or pack it all in a vehicle to take to your local recycling centre.

Do your modern furnishings research

There are lots of websites online where you can find different modernist living room themes to take inspiration and advice from. Many websites show ultra-modernist livings rooms with synthetic materials, clean lines and a great deal of space, whereas others provide examples of softer, more toned-down modernist homes with natural shades and softer touches.

Have a look at what home design options are available to find out which theme is you. Once you have your theme, stick to it - unless you’re going for the eclectic theme, which involves a mixture of complementing and contrasting styles in one place.

Create a master plan

Spend some time on planning out your new modern living room by drawing your layout on paper, or on your computer using home design software. Use your space in a clever way, remembering that the best of modern design subscribes to the less-is-more philosophy.

So instead of a large sofa in the middle of the living room, why not try a Sainsbury’s corner sofa that saves space and gives the room a great aspect? Or elevated fixtures like shut-away shelving, which is great for concealed storage.

Keep all your measurements, colour charts and modern home furnishing options in a simple folder that displays all your modernist plans in one easy-to-access place.

Shop for the best home furniture deals

Online modernist furniture deals are some of the best to be had. There are lots of speciality modern living room websites and independent retailers selling vintage modern that have websites you can visit.

However, some of the best home furniture deals can be found at supermarkets like your local Sainsbury’s, so don’t forget to check them out for home bargains first.




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