Must Have Modern Home Features

The modern home comes in many shapes, colors, styles, and sizes.

The key to modernizing your space is focusing on individual features that can add a distinctive sense of creativity and flare. Modern homes have one consistent theme – they are unique. Decide what colors make you most comfortable and what styles best suit your personality. Incorporating your personal taste is the best way to add some modern touches to your home.

Need some ideas to modernize your home? Check out some unique features that will add a modern touch to your space while still keeping the comfortable feel of your home that you already love.

Modern Exterior by Toronto Photographers Peter A. Sellar – Architectural Photographer

Spicy Stair Cases

Staircases are a great way to show your flare for modernity. Staircases are extremely versatile; there are a variety of options you can incorporate to construct a contemporary and unique look. Colored stairs add a pop of fun to your space and offer a unique central point for your room.

Midcentury Staircase by Austin Architects & Building Designers Webber + Studio, Architects

Another option is spiral stairs. If you need to contribute some character to your space, spiral staircases are a great way to achieve that goal. Iron work on the railing and spindles offers an understated classic look with a modern twist.

Mediterranean Home Office by Redondo Beach Architects & Building Designers Pritzkat & Johnson Architects

Wacky Wallpaper

Wallpaper creates an accent for your space without having to invest in artwork. The patterns and colors in one portion of your room add a sense of flare that does not come with solid colored walls. You can use wall paper as an accent for an entire wall or behind bookshelves for a more subtle look.

Eclectic Family Room by Minneapolis Interior Designers & Decorators Martha O’Hara Interiors

Different patterns can facilitate the mood of the room. Dark colors and bold, smooth lines can have a calming effect while smaller images and brighter colors provide a more exciting atmosphere. Consider calming accents for bedrooms and brighter colors for rooms where entertaining and family gathering take pace.

Midcentury Living Room by Other Metro Photographers Fotograf Lisbet Spörndly

Fancy Fire Pits

Fire pits are the modern touch to a backyard BBQ. Traditional outdoor social gatherings with a grill and food can be upgraded with a fire pit. Fire pits provide an area for social gatherings and facilitate conversation. Consider an above ground fire pit with surrounding chairs for a casual setting.

Contemporary Patio by Toronto Photographers Andrew Snow Photography

If you are looking for an even more modern twist on the above ground fire pit, consider an in ground pit with step-down seating. This feature ads more permanency and creates a more inviting environment.

Gobs of Glass

Glass accents in the kitchen and bathroom create a clean look in your space. Glass gives the impression that a room is larger and can be incorporated in a variety of inventive ways.

Glass sinks are a wonderful way to incorporate modern style into your bathroom without having to do a complete renovation. Interesting sinks create a unique touch of sophistication no matter the size of your room.

Modern Spaces by Newport Beach Kitchen & Bath Designers maestrobath
Contemporary Bathroom by Bethesda Kitchen & Bath Remodelers Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

An alternate way to add a touch of glass to your home is with a creative light fixture. Unique lighting can be the focal point of the room and allows you to express your personal style in a modern way.

Contemporary Living Room by Houston Furniture & Accessories High Fashion Home
Traditional Dining Room by Bethesda Kitchen & Bath Remodelers Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

No matter what methods you use to incorporate some modern flare into your home, be sure to choose decorative options that allow you to reflect your personal space. Modern trends will come and go, but your personal taste is timeless.

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