A modern home is very fitting of a modern family. Actually, when you have your kids and maybe even pets to worry about, embracing the contemporary trends in interior design will only help you create a nice, stylish and inviting atmosphere. Essentially, modern homes mean no clutter and more functionality, which is ideal for any busy household.
Open floor plan
Open floor plan is one of the most popular contemporary home interior designs. What’s more, it’s very effective for a big family. After all, a kitchen and dining area that open towards the living room make it a lot easier for the whole family to be together and for the parents to monitor their kids if necessary. Moreover, this particular layout allows for proper conversation, regardless of where family members may be. From a practical point of view, an open floor plan in this regard makes the space visually bigger and makes it possible for everyone to move around freely. Even if you don’t have a dining area per se, a modern trend that could work for a family household involves an island that separates the kitchen and living area. Add a breakfast bar and you’re all set!
Mix the textures
Mixing different textures is the key for achieving a contemporary look without introducing clutter into your environment. After all, it’s very important to keep little bits and bobs out of your kids and pets’ way. Not to mention that you probably won’t have the time to deal with the necessary cleaning that a bunch of clutter entails. In that respect, mixing and matching different textures such as stone, glass, wood and even marble within your home can add warmth and coziness you’d like. Pair that with comfortable and stylish leather lounge suites and you’ve got yourself a modern family-friendly interior.
Designated play area
Since you want to maintain the modern look of your family home, you should definitely try to keep the children’s toys and other knick-knacks as far away from the living area as possible. In that respect, you may want to consider creating a special play area in your home. You can use an empty room for this, but even better – your basement. A modern family home can always benefit from an entertainment space. In that respect, you can transform your basement for movie nights with a flat screen TV and nice lounge while the rest of the space can be designed for fun and constructive kids’ play time. That way, you won’t have to worry about the mess or potential mishaps in your main living space.
No clutter is the best policy
As mentioned, clutter is your enemy when designing a modern family home. For starters, there’s no room for clutter with contemporary design trends. A decorative vibe is achieved through furniture design and texture. Aside from your family photos, you should definitely do your best to embrace the minimal style. Things will be easier for every household member. And if your kids are still little and you have pets, make sure to conceal all the wires and cables as well. Pets can chew on cables and present a tripping hazard for kids. Not to mention that cables and wires look really misplaced in a modern family home. There are plenty of interesting solutions to this problem, so don’t hesitate to deal with it as soon as possible.
When the space inside your home is functional and clutter-free, other essential items and furniture pieces will be a lot more striking and serve the purpose of adding the personal and decorative touch to your family home. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about your kids and pets tripping and/or breaking something and hurting themselves.