April 16, 2019 2 min read

The concept of simplicity attempts to produce luxuriously minimalist work, where each element in the setting strives to be both simple and powerful without being overwhelming. Every room portrays a certain level of power characterized by subtleties of color, repetition of elements, a commanding scale, and the beauty of forms.

Simplicity is opulent

Most designs consider excess and variety of design as the true measure of opulence. But the concept of simplicity strives to meet the specific categories of style, namely classic, country, and contemporary, using the basic aspects of design, including pattern, color, texture, composition, architecture, and scale.

Simplicity in contemporary styles

There is a growing interest among American households towards the appeal of modern home plans as they seek to build a home that projects the future rather than recreates the past. This is evident in the increasing number of new builds with geometric massing, horizontal orientations, and flat roofs that would never have been considered a decade or so ago. Today, both young and old homebuyers and builders are looking for a different plan.

Most modern homes feature simple, white walls that bring out the trim, counters and natural grain of floors. Their design also provides a lot of space that is hidden in walls, niches, and halls, instead of being out like in conventional designs, which helps to provide a “clean” design. Rooms are designed with a monolithic interior that is not cluttered with furniture, but rather focuses on providing clear views of the exterior.

So while storage space may not be visible at first, it abounds in closet spaces, including walk-in closets in the master bedroom and coat closets behind the entry doors.

Another element in modern homes is the big picture windows that maximize natural lighting while providing a great view of the outdoors. This design is usually complemented by tile floors that absorb heat and radiate it in the interior space at night, and calibrated overhangs that minimize solar exposure during summer. These sustainable design elements are very rewarding in the long run through energy savings.

Final note

When building or designing your home, you should pursue a style that appeals to your sense of beauty, hominess, and practicality. What one may consider simple, uncluttered, and elegant may seem like cold, sterile, and unfriendly to another. So ultimately, you should be comfortable with the design of your home without necessarily looking at trends.


Sources

https://blog.houseplans.com/article/the-beauty-and-simplicity-of-modern-home-designs

https://medium.com/envato/the-future-of-design-is-simplicity-ed85e87600c8

Charlie Piehler
Charlie Piehler



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