Of course, you have your finger on the pulse of the latest trends in modern home decor. Sometimes, though, it’s the simple things that not only get overlooked, but that can also make a big impression. At Beckenstein Fabrics, we’ve found five essential home decor pieces that you might be missing.
1. Wall Decor
Wall decor is going to mean different things to different people. If you like the rustic look, for example, a wooden wheel clock could be a charming addition to your living room. For an interior designer whose client wants a modern and industrial feel, though, sleek and minimalistic pieces will be appreciated. The key here is to ensure that your wall decor pulls together the room. Even in spaces that are eclectic in nature still rely on their wall decor to bring the look together seamlessly.
2. Simple Color Palette
Sticking to a simple color palette can be a challenge for both do-it-yourselfers and interior designers who are trying to guide their clients. Trying to narrow down a single color scheme can be difficult for many people because of a few different conflicting components. First, there are so many different colors, shades and tones to consider that many people find themselves overwhelmed by narrowing them down to one or two. The second issue that many people face is that they feel drawn to two — or more! — conflicting colors. Another element that could come into play is having to wrestle with the choice of going neutral or not. While going with a neutral color palette might seem like the way to go if you envision selling your home in the near future, it can often feel limiting.
One way to think about implementing a simple color palette is to remember that “simple” doesn’t mean only one. It means sticking with a basic color scheme when decorating. For example, a beige color palette would include the color beige, of course, but also its many variations as well. The same goes for choosing a blue color palette. The colors could run the gamut of light blues to navy blue — and everything in between.
3. Pops of Color
Perhaps choosing a simple color palette would be easier for people who want to redecorate if they remember that adding pops of color is where the real fun — and personality — begins. Even the coolest gray color palette can be enlivened by adding a colorful spray of couch pillows here or a tiled accent wall there. The key here is to use these pops of color sparingly so they work in contrast with your base color. Choose a color to close to your simple color palette or add too many pops of colors and you risk diluting the awe-inspiring effect you were hoping to achieve.
4. Custom Headboard
Your bedroom is your private space and your oasis. While the common areas of the home — the entryway, the living room, the main bathroom and even the kitchen — will have portions of you throughout, they’ll still likely retain a certain air of impersonality simply because these rooms are more on display than your bedroom is likely to be.
There are many ways that you can make your bedroom a space that is completely reflective of your personality. Few others make a dramatic statement while using only one piece than a custom headboard. In general, headboards are a fairly bland decorative item as manufacturers try to design products that will appeal to a broad spectrum of consumers.
A custom headboard that’s carved of natural and eco-friendly materials, on the other hand, is a one-of-a-kind bedroom piece that not only reflects your personality, it also makes it very clear that you care about the environment. If your tastes focus more on the elegant end, a tufted upholstered headboard brings a sophisticated look and feel to any bedroom that you simply cannot find from an off-the-floor headboard at your local department store.
5. Modern Fabric
Humans have long used fabrics to bring themselves comfort while in their homes. They’ve also added fabrics in an effort to differentiate their homes from those of their friends and neighbors. Choosing the right fabric today can add another element of indecisiveness to the redecorating process.
With the many different types of fabrics available today, you have an array of choices that simply were unheard of a decade or two ago. In addition to natural materials like cotton, there are many man-made materials that must be considered as well. Each material has a different texture that it brings to your modern home decor.
Of course, the type of material is not your only consideration. Modern home decor gravitates toward the angular and geometric patterns are an eye-popping way to integrate these fabrics into your decorating scheme in a bold or subtle way — depending on your personality and desires.
At Beckenstein Fabrics, we’ve been decorating New York City since 1918. There’s a reason why we’ve been the choice for elite NYC residents who don’t want to look like everyone else — because you’re not like everyone else! We focus on working closely with you to find the custom products and services that work best for your goals, dreams and budget. We invite you to stop by our showroom to see firsthand what we have to offer or contact us today for more information!