The Very Fine Line between Ultra-Modern and Too Clinical

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Beyond doing up my own apartment on one of the many occasions I’ve changed residences in my short life, I’ve never really been overly interested in interior design and decoration topics. But that’s what travelling does – it exposes you to so many different things and so many different ways of looking at those things that you end up just picking up a broad-based knowledgebase of just about everything.

While exploring various interior styles during my travels, I’ve come to realize that the aesthetics of space extend beyond mere visual appeal; they play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of a home. This revelation became especially evident during my stays in different accommodations, ranging from questionable two-star lodgings to luxurious hotels. Regardless of the design theme, prioritizing home safety is non-negotiable. Even in sleek and ultra-modern spaces, it’s essential to strike a balance between form and function.

As I navigated the fine line between contemporary styling and a clinical atmosphere in my own living space, I recognized the importance of selecting doors with advanced security features. Designing doors that not only contribute to the modern aesthetic but also incorporate robust locks and automatic door closers is a key step in achieving a harmonious blend of style and safety. In this pursuit, I decided to Learn about door access control from Door Controls Direct (or a similar company) for a range of options that seamlessly integrate into a modern interior while enhancing the security of the home. As I’ve learned through my eclectic experiences, a well-designed space goes beyond aesthetics, it’s about creating an environment that truly feels like home, and safety is an integral part of that equation.

Look, I’m not about to open up my own interior design consultancy or anything of that sort, but I’ve kind of developed a nose for breaking down interiors according to which styles they fall into. One of these interior decor styles that is gaining some serious traction is the ultra-modern style. On some of those rare occasions when I’ve been able to go all out and splurge a little on some top-end accommodation, I couldn’t help but notice a general gravitation towards ultra-modern and contemporary styles.

The typical modern living room in a fully-equipped presidential hotel suite generally tends to follow the same theme as any high-end hotel lobby or waiting area, or indeed the overall interior space of a modern-day apartment with high ceilings and wide open spaces.

Furthermore, ultra-modern spaces are characterized by a preference for neutral color palettes. In the presence of an ultra-modern residence, it’s not uncommon to observe the use of white, gray, or other neutral tones in the decor. Consultation with a local handyman in Broadmoor, CO, or your specific location, would likely yield similar insights into the prevalent color preferences for ultra-modern designs.

However, it is crucial to keep in mind that there’s a very fine line between ultra-modern styling and styling which appears to be a bit too clinical though, and that very fine line is very easy to cross. That fine line also proves to be quite elusive to locate, as one finds out when you’re trying to decorate your own house in line with a more modern look. It depends on different parts of the house and personal tolerance as well. Some people want their bathrooms and kitchens to be a little clinical and less homely, others want the opposite. So how do they, or even you, find that tricky balance point? Well, for starters, when taking on bathroom design or kitchen remodeling, it’s best to talk to professionals about it. They have a comprehensive understanding of different styles, and experience in creating them, so they would know best how to mix and match or blend different elements according to unique tastes.

For myself, after quite a bit of deliberation, tweaking, shifting, and visualizing though, I think I can confidently say that I’ve located that very point when ultra-modern spills over into being a bit too clinical. In order to avoid crossing that line, one simply needs to add a “homey” focal point, such as a fireplace, a couple of soft rugs, or just anything really that doesn’t look like the kids (if you have any, or if any come to visit) would leave their fingerprints all over if they touched it with their dirty hands.

Basically, for every selection of sharp edges, there must be at least one or two softer items with softer edges to balance the scale out a bit.

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Maggie Anderson
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Hi Im Maggie and this is my Blog. Ive wanted to write a blog for, well, pretty much ages so here it is. Its just a few of the things I have picked up on my travels. I have 4 kids (yes 4) and Im married to Ian. Please leave a comment on my posts if you like what you see (or don't) and thanks for listening.