In the design world of furniture and fabrics more and more we are seeing a trend toward a more simplistic style. Whether we are discussing less ornamental detail in the design, or less pattern in the furniture fabrics, this look has grabbed the attention of the general public. Most of our contemporary and transitional clients that are currently looking for new pieces tend to gravitate towards this trend because it allows them to focus on other objects in their home such as art and accent pieces. When designing simple, you tend to create a design which looks calm and soothing and less busy to the eye. This look can be created by using all different types of fabrics not limited to but including small tone-on-tone patterns, textures, and solid fabrics.
For those who tend to like more pattern in their furniture, this look probably doesn’t apply! But for those who are ready for a change you will find that when decorating with this style your room will appear larger and more spacious as the eye and mind have less to absorb. Although you may bring in pattern with small items like pillows or ottomans the larger scaled pieces should stay simple in their designs.
So, How does designing simple help enhance the style to my room?
One of the many perks to designing simple is that you can more easily focus on smaller objects that are in the room. For many that is art! There are different genres of art that abound, but for those that tend to stay more simple in their interior design, abstracts are some of the most popular! In the art world, abstract is a term which means a creation of art which breaks away from the traditional representation and explores the relationships of forms and colors. This is very similar to the design logic which is used for decorating with solids or simple fabrics. Check out some different forms of abstract artwork which may enhance your space!
The images above are considered abstracts and would create a statement with simple furniture! These particular pieces represent a form of abstract expressionism that show the viewer that art work is not only defined by color but also by the texture it has in the piece. At Fabrics and Frames we have found that incorporating abstracts in our room designs has been a great way to create a sleeker look for our more contemporary clients. This is why we have introduced new abstract artwork to our 2013 showroom. Featuring the artist Erica Guajardo’s version of abstract expressionism, she shows abstracts which have great texture as well as design. Check out some of the artwork which has been sold and shown in the showroom!
As you can see this type of art is not limited to very simple colors and textures but it also encompasses lots of color and fluid movement. So when you incorporate it into a simplistic room design there will be a lot of interest created for the eye and mind to absorb.
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Written by: Erica Guajardo
Edited by: Linda Decuir