How to Style Your Modern Home with Expert Help from Divco
How to Style a Modern Home

Modern design is a décor style that focuses on minimalism, neutral colors, clean lines and environmentally friendly materials. While the style of your home should be a reflection of you and does not necessarily need to fit a particular design style, if you’re leaning toward a modern design, here are some tips on how to style your modern home.

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Add modern art

Modern art is known for its rejection of the traditional view of realism. Instead, modern artists create expressive artwork using vibrant colors that typically take on unlikely forms. By adding a large modern art piece with a minimal frame, you’ll set the tone for your modern home and can design around the piece while gaining inspiration from it. Design note: If you have larger walls and have fallen in love with a modern art piece, stay away from arranging the pieces like a gallery wall because it will distract from your modern look.

Stick to neutral walls

After the many years of murals and wallpaper, the Victorian era has left us with modernists who have made neutral colors a statement of their design. Therefore, the walls of your modern home should follow suit. Stick with shades of white and gray for the interior and exterior of your home.

Focus on line-focused design

Another staple of modern design is simple, clean lines. In order to implement this into your modern home, strong vertical and horizontal lines should be echoed in the furniture and décor you choose.

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Add industrial elements

The style of modern design would not exist without the advancements in the industrial fields such as concrete, steel and glass building materials. To pay homage to the roots of modern design, implement an industrial aesthetic into your home such as adding touches of iron and steel finishes or concrete elements to your space.

Use primary colors

Modern design does not equal boring and monochromatic. Primary colors were the focus of a number of modern design movements and the style is in fact known for its bold colors. Accent pieces such as furniture, artwork, décor or rugs in red, yellow, blue, black or white can make a big statement when added to your modern home.

If you live in Southwest Florida and are looking to bring modern design to the area, look no further than Divco Custom Homes’ Andora Model. This modern and sophisticated home is located in the community of Miromar Lakes. A member of the Executive Collection, this three-bedroom, four and a half bath home with 3,260 square feet under air and 4,599 total square feet can be toured by appointment. For additional information or to arrange a private tour, contact Kerry Reed at (239) 300-1531 or

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