Your style is Modern!
The word “modern” is one of the most misused phrases in decorating. Often confused with contemporary style, today’s modern style is actually based on a design movement that was birthed around the turn of the 20th century.
The modern style movement continued to grow in popularity throughout the first half of the century, and later derivatives of this style are known as midcentury modern and postmodern.With roots in German and Scandinavian architecture and design, the modern style is simple and unadorned. In fact, it is connected to the age of machination and is often referred to of that of the 1920s to 1950s. Contemporary, on the other hand, is not born out of a certain era. It changes as time evolves, and can incorporate modern elements. For example, in a few more decades, a new style will be called contemporary because it is what is in style.Modern style furnishings and decor celebrate natural materials, neutral or earthy colors and the elimination of unnecessary detailing. While you may see a range of colors in contemporary styling, modern styles would have monochromatic colors--think white-washed rooms, for instance.One of the key beliefs behind the modern design movement is the idea that “form follows function.” In other words, the design of all furnishings and decorative objects should reflect its intended purpose, and if a furnishing, decor or decorating detail does not have a practical purpose then it can be eliminated. Contemporary furnishings have more distinctive forms and often can include curved furnishings.This philosophy behind the modern style makes it a perfect decorating choice for those who like simple, uncluttered spaces with clean lines and a lack of fussy adornments.