Design Book: Go Mod with Metal, Geometric Shapes

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(BPT)—Once limited to simplistic, clean lines and cool color schemes, modern interior design has evolved to include sleek, minimalistic looks with gentle, warm, organic elements. With the right accents, this “approachable” take on modern design can be effortlessly incorporated into any home.

Not sure if modern design is right for you? Test the waters with these ideas, curated by the experts at Delta (www.deltafaucet.com).

Let There be Light

The right lighting is critical when creating a space that channels modern design. Remember quality of light and placement are key. If you wish to highlight certain room features, spot lighting can be incorporated, whereas skylights work well for added natural light.

Bring on the Bling

Metal accents often serve as the focal point of modern design. Start with the basics: hardware, faucets and fixtures. If you gravitate toward warm finishes like bronze tones, choose accents with clean, minimalistic silhouettes. If you prefer finishes with cool blue undertones, like chrome and stainless, look for hardware with organic shapes inspired by nature.

Color Your World

Use a neutral, like grey, white or beige, as the primary color in your home to enhance a contemporary feel. To elevate your home's color palette, incorporate organic materials such as wood or slate in dark, rich tones.

Create Harmony

To maintain a modern feel, complementariness is the key with accessories. Look for a few small items that work within organic schemes. For instance, geometric-shaped mirrors work well across from windows to enhance natural light, and a touch of greenery can come to life in a minimal, white pot.

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