When decorating a contemporary or modern home, you may focus on the furniture you bring in to create the perfect ambiance. However, it is important to realize that furniture alone is not enough to create the perfect modern living space.

Modern and contemporary furnishings are all about art and function. While furniture does the job in your home, something is missing if you don’t add a little art to the folds. Here are five ways you can use modern art in your home:

Modern Paintings

Since modern and contemporary decor makes many people think of an art gallery, why not give them what they expect. One of the easiest ways to set the stage for a modern home is to have an eye-catching piece of contemporary art for all to see.

Contemporary Tapestries

Paintings are not the only modern artwork that can be hung on the walls of a modern home, but there are also many contemporary tapestries. While these pieces are modern in design, they also add a touch of softness to the room. This is very important when decorating according to this scheme. Modern decor should be relatively stiff and clean, but it is also your home and should give off a homey feel. A woven creation, like a modern tapestry, can help you achieve this balance.

Modern Sculpture

Whether geometric or abstract, you probably know the feeling of being drawn to and looking at a modern sculpture. There’s something about a three-dimensional object that draws the viewer in to see what it is and how it was constructed. Although much of modern decor is minimalist, you can still choose a few modern sculptures to liven up this space in your home.

Modern furniture

Who says furniture can’t be artistic? When choosing furniture for your home, be open to new pieces that are both a piece of furniture and a piece of art. Whether it’s a contemporary sculpture that’s been repurposed into a glass table or a chair so unique that it’s a work of art itself, remember that furniture can also be art in your home.

Modern floral arrangements

While they may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about how to decorate your home in a modern or contemporary style, there are many modern flower arrangements. They do not consist of the typical large bouquets of roses or carnations, but of various flowers, stems and other foliage that form works of art. The blooms in these arrangements are usually simple – just a few flowers, often white or one or two with an accent of color.

So there you have it.

Once you’ve decided on a modern piece of art to use in your home, there are a few additional steps you can take to make it eye-catching. When installing lighting in this space, keep in mind where the focal points are and let your lighting lead the way.




By Adam

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