July 18, 2015

How to Decorate Your Modular Home with Modern Furniture

If you have chosen to purchase a modular home, chances are that you like the idea of designing your own perfect space. With a modular home, you have the ability to really customize your floor plan and create a structure that is as unique or abstract as you want. The good news is, you don’t have to stop the design process after your home is built. Bring your personal style into each room of your modular home and spruce things up with some modern furniture and decorations.

When you think of a pre-built home, you might envision a one stop shop; all buildings look the same and have no personality. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Buyers can pick and choose the size and shape of their modular home, with options spanning from small pods and quirky frameworks to luxury mansions and entire apartment buildings. Just as the outside of the home is a reflection of the owner, so is the inside.

One of the highlights of modular homes is the fact that they are considered “green,” or eco-friendly, because they use less water and energy, and reduce waste during the building process. Accentuate your environmentally-friendly home with furniture of the same nature—pun intended. Materials like wood, leather, and recessed metal can make for sleek pieces of furniture, like couches, tables, and chairs.

Add in pops of color and patterns to pull everything together with throw pillows, carpets, and curtains from retailers like Urban Loft. Or, make your furniture the focal point by choosing pieces that incorporate prints, textures, and colorful fabrics.

For smaller modular homes, pick your furniture with function in mind. Ottomans or coffee tables can also work as storage spaces, housing things you don’t need at the ready but want to keep nearby. You can incorporate mirrors to make the space look larger, or opt for a loft bed in children’s rooms.

If you have a lot of natural light you might not need added artificial lighting, however decorative chandeliers and lamps can be great accent pieces for a room and work to pull together a furniture set. Having a variety of lighting options at various heights and locations can brighten up a room that lacks natural light. Floor lamps paired with hanging lights and table lamps create levels of light, which brightens up dark corners and typically unlit areas.

Don’t forget about the bathroom! While it might not be a place you think about putting furniture, you can give it some love when you are decorating your home. Coordinate your towels, bathmats, and shower curtain by color or design. Everything doesn’t have to come from the same collection, but have a theme in mind and make an area you spend quite a bit of time in more appealing. You can also utilize some shelving and storage pieces to hold towels, toiletries, and more.

The most important thing to consider when decorating your modular home is choosing furniture that you like. You can decorate your home with modern furniture that reflects its outside style, or go in a completely different direction. Pick items that speak to you, show off your personality, and work with the design of your modular home. It’s all about creating a space that makes sense for you and makes you happy.

Author Bio: Carolyn Clarke is a freelance writer and blogger from Los Angeles, CA. She has written for a wealth of high-profile clients including Demand Media. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, interior design, and crocheting.