"Modern" Interior Design Styles Explained


This week our John Elliott Interiors blog will take a closer look at a variety of "Modern" design styles. While the word "modern" describes something relating to the present or recent times. (A style with that description is actually called "Contemporary.,) the design style named "Modern" pertains to a look from a specific time period that just happens to have been given that name when it was created.

There are a few variations on this theme. If one of the following styles sounds intriguing to you, you can find the perfect pieces to fit that vision at our Lake of the Ozarks luxury home furnishings store.

A Modern design style is one that is rooted in minimalism. Very few accessories are needed for this look. It incorporates clean, streamlined furniture and architectural style. It is characterized by a neutral color palette and will have strong geometric shapes, sleek, crisp lines, and polished surfaces. Metal, glass, and steel elements will be included. 

Mid Century Modern
This term takes on the mid-century designation due to the fact that it originated in the mid-1900s. Coming straight out of the 50s and 60s, it was heavily influenced by Scandinavian designers and architects. The furniture is simple, functional, and uses natural or organic shapes. The simplicity of the designs often means that pieces are highly versatile and can complement many other design styles. Pops of deep colors like orange, yellow, olive green, and chocolate brown are common with this look.   

Urban Modern
An Urban Modern interior design gets its inspiration from modern designer lofts like you would see in big cities. The cosmopolitan environment inspires the fusion of opposing and complementary traits. The minimalist look of classic Modern design may reside next to ethnic heirlooms and edgy, contemporary home decor. The larger furniture pieces will be sleeker and more low-profile, but accessories full of creative expression will be paired with them.

These different types of Modern designs are just a few of the myriad of styles represented at our interior design store at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our showroom is full of all sorts of possibilities for your home. If you don't happen to find exactly what you are looking for while you are John Elliott Interiors, it's no problem at all for us to do a bit of searching and find it for you! Just let us know what you have in mind, and our talented designers will make your decorating dreams a reality. 

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

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