Mixing Design Genres I: Modern Style Meets Real World Comfort
I love how the crisp lines of modern style bring a sense of sophistication and order to a space. A design style I love even more: Modern Comfort.
Let’s be reasonable, we’re talking about your home here. It’s impossible to be sophisticated and tidy 24/7. (But if you have discovered the secret, I beg you to tell me in the comments below!)
A home is where you’re supposed to unwind, make memories with your family, and truly relax. Yet... you still want your space to evoke a sense of inspiration. This is why Modern Comfort is such a great genre — it’s founded in sophisticated style but provides all the coziness you deserve. A perfect way to #mixitup!
Here are a few ways to mix modern with comfort in your own interior design:
1 / TEXTILES
The most obvious and fun way to warm up a modern space... add soft textures! Modern furniture is beautiful and clean, but creating a soft landing for yourself will amp up the cozy. Try adding pieces made from cashmere, shag, linen, velvet, fleece, mohair, or mix a few!
2 / ORGANIC MATERIALS
One reason people tend to avoid modern-only design is that it can sometimes feel a little cold or lifeless. This is precisely why mixing this genre with more natural materials, such as wood, rattan, or even indoor plants, is such a good idea. It adds warmth and life.
3 / PATTERNS
Since modern spaces generally adhere to solid colors, an interesting pattern or two will provide precisely the diversity our eyes need. Just make sure your chosen patterns work with the decor!
4 / SPACE PLANNING
While modern style leans toward minimalist space planning, a Modern Comfort style makes a space feel more full. It’s a bit of a fine line, though. Too many pieces can leave you feeling claustrophobic, so you may want a practiced hand to help!