Modern Interior Design Ideas For your Living Room

Have you been wanting to update your living room?  Are you looking for modern interior design ideas for your Living Room?  Modern design is based on the philosophy that form follows function, and less is more. So design and decoration was striped of ornamentation and we started to see new materials and colors used.  Clean lines, warm woods, and bold color is the staple of Mid Century Modern Design and it has inspired designers up to present day.

Modern Interior Design Ideas For your Living Room

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5 Home Design Trends That Stand The Test Of Time

With the start of every season, I run to the news stand to pick up my favorite fashion magazine.  I come home and lounge in my favorite spot on the sofa and devour every page of these magazines from cover to cover.  Always looking for the seasons hottest trends in fashion, art, architecture and home decor.  There are many styles that start off as a trend; pieces we like to wear or have in our home for a year or so than toss and move on.  Some trends are short lived, here are 5 home  design trends that stand the test of time.

5 Home Design Trends That Stand The Test Of Time

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5 Ways To Organize And Clear Up Clutter Using Trays

Are you tired of the stuff on top of your counter in the kitchen?  How about all those shoes lined up in the mud room?  There are products in the market that can make your clutter look good.  Organize and clear up clutter using trays.  When there is a grouping of items on a tray your mind reads it as one, hens cutting down on visual clutter.  Everyone has a room that is unorganized, maybe a corner of a room, a drawer or counter top.  Trays are a tool to organize and make a unified and uncluttered look.

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6 Tricks For Accessorizing And Dressing Up Bookshelves

Transforming a cluttered and not so interesting bookshelf into a stunning display can be over whelming especially if you have more items than space.  We all see it in magazines, the perfectly styled bookshelf; adorned with beautiful books, and gorgeous accessories.  Weather in an office, living room or den bookshelves are decorative and a great place to store books, collectibles and pieces of art and add great functionality.  Book shelves can be built-ins or pieces of furniture, styling them is just as important as designing the room.  It’s not difficult to select accessories for dressing up a book shelf.  In just a few hours you can turn a style less bookshelf into the room’s focal point.  Try these 4 tricks for accessorizing and dressing up bookshelves.  Add some excitement and be inspired with these tips and ideas to for your bookshelf styling endeavor.

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The Art Of Using Picture Frames In Home Decor

There are many ways to decorate the interiors of your home. You don’t need to spend extravagantly yet have your space to look chic and stylish. With the art of using beautiful picture frames in home decor and with family pictures.  Picture frames have that unique ability to personalize the house in more than one way. Especially because of all the memories that you have framed will always be fresh in your mind since you are seeing them daily. Continue reading

Modern Interior Decoration Ideas

Carmel Decor offers modern interior decoration ideasSouthern California is the Mecca of modern interior decoration ideas. With the beautiful landscape and fair climate, it’s ideal for modern and casual indoor / outdoor living. Modern interior decoration ideas are all about combining pattern and textures, color, line and shape, proportion and light to create the ultimate interior space. Whether designing a living room, bedroom or dining room these elements play a key role in the end product.

A good floor plan

Modern interior decoration ideas starts with a good floor plan. Consider the function of the room, who will be using it and how often, what kind of lighting you will need and what time during the day will the space be used most. Next work on the traffic flow and the furniture plan, working out the traffic flow is directly connected to the comfort level of the space. Once these items have been settled the real fun begins.

Modern Interior Decor Texture and Pattern

Applying elements of design is vital to creating a beautiful modern interior space. Texture and pattern can communicate a design style.  Modern interior design textures are usually smooth surfaces and glossy materials. Look for luxurious materials like soft leather, polished chrome and lush textiles. Carmel Decor shag area rugs are not only soft to the touch but also add visual texture, take a look at the Olin Shag area rug. Furniture and accent pieces should be tailored; like the Carmel Decor Lazy Susan White Glass side table with polished chrome base; it has a smooth shiny surface that reflects its sleek and simple design. Pattern much like texture can enhance and add character to what would be an ordinary room.  However pattern has to be balanced out; the size and scale of your space and the pattern must correlate or it will over whelm the space. Rich contrast adds decorative appeal. Consider throw pillows, and throw blankets in contrasting colors with your sofa, Carmel Decor’s Classic cable knit pillow, along with Carmel Decor’s Geometric Pattern throw blankets are perfect for creating decorative appeal as well as a cozy comfortable area.

Complete the room with good lighting adding a warm glow and elements of fine quality accents.  Read all about Modern interior decoration ideas on the Home Sweet Home blog.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create Modern interior decoration your home on Carmel Decor.

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The World of Modern Area Rugs


If the bare floor makes your living room look boring, it is time to go for an area rug. Why only your living room? Your dining room or you bedroom could also do with a modern area rug that adds warmth and softness to the decor. An area rug is an interesting item that defines space and gives a finishing touch to your home decor. It can complement the color scheme of the room and also enhance the atmosphere.


Modern area rug – a great option to decorate a room
Today’s rugs are available in a wide range of materials – wool, cotton, jute, silk and even sisal and grass. A wool area rug is costly but a good investment as it can stand all the wear and tear and still retain its good looks for years. Not to mention the softness and warmth it exudes.


Jute and sisal rugs cost less but are difficult to clean. However, their casual style fit in very well with modern home decor and interesting designs and color schemes make them irresistible.

Buying an area rug – things that matter


An area rug unifies groups of furniture and can help in designating different zones in a room. The size of the rug plays a vital role as larger rugs make rooms look larger. So, when buying a modern area rug the first thing you should consider is the size.


In the living room consider placing the area rug in such a way so as the front legs of the seating pieces rest on it; making the living room feel larger.


While buying a decorative area rug, coordinate the color with the rest of the furnishings of the room.


Patterned rugs are a great option as they enhance the look of the room.

To achieve the best result, mix the patterns. If the furnishings are in floral prints, go for striped area rug. When choosing rugs with designs, make sure that the patterns of the rug and that of the furnishings are of different scale.

Modern area rugs are hot. You can buy a discount area rug that will suit your budget and fit your style. Take advantage of Carmel Decor’s clearance center that offers beautiful rugs at throwaway prices.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create a great room at Carmel Decor.

Happy decorating,
Susan
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