Modern and Contemporary Home Designs – How They are Different

Home Design

If you have been around the home construction and decor scene for some time, you must be familiar with the terms, modern and contemporary. These two terms are used often by professional architecture companies in Pakistan to define design trend in accordance with the era. For a layman, the two terms, modern and contemporary may be confusing because of their overlapping characteristics.

Today, we will throw light on the difference between the two home decor styles.

  • Contemporary Home Designs

Contemporary means the design trend that is used right now. Since the contemporary means current, it is dynamic and keeps changing with the passage of time. The contemporary home design trend takes inspiration from different eras which is why we cannot exactly define the characteristics of contemporary home designs. For instance, both traditional and modern artifacts are used to create a contemporary design.

If we talk specifically about the current era, we may define contemporary home design as the one that incorporates odd or unique shape large windows with harmony and open layout plan. Moreover, the contemporary homes also have natural elements such as stone used in finishing. The contemporary home furniture usually comprises clean line and in-ornate details.

  • Modern Home Style

According to leading construction companies in Lahore, the modern style home décor takes inspiration from the 1920s to 1950s. Many are also of the opinion that modern home design trend also takes inspiration from the features of 20th-century homes. In brief, unlike contemporary home design, the modern home design takes inspiration from a specific era.

For a layman, it could be a really difficult to differentiate between a contemporary and modern home design, but to make it easy, one may recognize a modern home design from its unadorned and clean features.

The frequent use of materials such as leather, linen, teak and wood also better define a modern home design. The white walls that give an expansive feeling to a house, are also a prominent feature of modern homes. Besides, bare floors and recurrent use of area rugs are among the defining features of modern-style homes.


Window Designs That Would Prevail Home Construction in 2017

Whether you are on a mission to re-do your home exterior or are constructing a home from the scratch, choosing the right windows is always crucial. It’s not about selecting the classic arch windows over the modern horizontal sliders, it’s about picking the design that is in line with the latest home construction trends.

According to architects in Pakistan and around the world, windows are among the key elements that make up your home’s elevation. Although every window design comes with its unique set of advantages, the front windows of a home need to be selected carefully.

Here we have listed 3 window design trends that will be the hot picks of 2017.

  • Horizontal Sliding Windows

These windows have been popular since the start of twenty first century and are likely to top the list of architects and property owners throughout 2017. An overview of today’s modern homes will reveal to you that over ninety percent of the dwellings have used horizontal sliding windows.

Owing to the fact that they can seamlessly merge with any home exterior design. These windows open with the sash sliding. Another major reason behind their popularity is they are easy to open and close.

  • Jalousie Windows

Jalousie windows are among the most popular choices, especially when it comes to luxury homes in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. Apart from their popularity in homes, the jalousie windows are also highly appreciated in commercial settings.

According to architects, these windows are best suited for cities with mild winters. One can install them with cedar slats and with the multiple glass options. Another good thing about these windows is the louvers of Jalousie windows open and closes conveniently.

  • Bow Windows

This home window design is works well for bungalows and helps to add a dramatic extension to a home’s elevation. For all those who highly appreciate classic architecture and want to add an architectural accent to their home’s exterior, the bow windows, also known as bay windows, can be an excellent choice for your abode.

These windows are constructed out of wood or metal frames. If you want to ensure your windows can withstand direct exposure to all kinds of weather, you should opt for the aluminium frame.

5 Furniture Arrangement Tips for Your House

Furniture ArrangementWhere do you need to place furniture? In most of the parts of your house such as living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and lawn, you need to place furniture but for every area you have to select a different category. For instance the chairs placed in the TV lounge would differ from those placed in dinning and patio. Undoubtedly, the type and design of furniture plays a significant role in creating a special ambiance inside a house but the way it is arranged also matters a lot. For the best furniture placement you need to take the services of special interior designers in Pakistan.

Reference: Tips For Maintaining A Perfect Balance With Interior Decor

  1. Create your Focal Point

You need to create a focal point in every area wherever you are going to place furniture. For instance, if it is your dining room, definitely, your dining table would become the center of attention; therefore you need to place it on the focal point and it could either be a corner or the center. The same rule goes for the other rooms such as living room and bedroom.

  1. Make Sure it Does not Disturb the Passage

While arranging furniture in your house, always make sure that it provides easy passage from one area to another. Usually, in the smaller areas or zones of a house, the furniture is jumbled in a way that it disturbs an easy passage. Such arrangement also creates a messy feel around.

  1. Keep up a Balance

To allow easy passage and avoid a cluttered feel inside a house, make sure you have selected the number of furniture according to the area available. Moreover, the type of furniture should be compatible with overall theme of your house. If you want to create a traditional ambiance then choose the vintage or traditional house.

  1. Take Measurements

Before buying or selecting furniture, you need to take proper measurements of all the areas so that it could become easier for you to make the most appropriate choice. However, you should also know about the size of furniture that should be placed in an area of particular length and width.

  1. Make it Compatible

Although, every area of your house needs to be decorated with a specific furniture item but you need to maintain an overall computability among all. Moreover, the selected furniture should also have a compatibility with overall ambiance of a house.