Fundamentally, modern decor style is simple, subtle and sophisticated. Don’t be fooled into thinking that just because its modern doesn’t mean your home can’t be warm and inviting. In all of it’s clean lines and neutral color palette glory, modern home decor is all at once timeless and a breath of fresh air. We explore how you can incorporate modern design and style into any room of the home with Umbra…
Brought to life over thirty years ago when co-founders and childhood friends Paul Rowan and Les Mandelbaum were unable to find a window shade that suited their needs, taste and price point, they decided to create their own. Ever since they have been reimagining everyday items for every home into modern design classics.
A Warm Welcome
You don’t get a second chance at first impressions. And for this reason, the entrance to your home should be as welcoming as possible. Make it easy for your guests to arrive with somewhere to hang their hat, coat and belongings. A simple gesture that really does go a long way. And you won’t have to trip over shoes and bags every time you walk through. Umbra has a range of stylish solutions from coat and shoe racks to umbrella stands that won’t look out of place when you’re not entertaining.
The kitchen is the perfect place to inject some modern design, no matter what style of home you’re in. The key thing to remember with kitchen gadgets (because it’s easy to get carried away) is that functionality is king. If it’s not functional, it’s not worth it. Kitchen accessories should make prepping and cooking food easier and more enjoyable, whether it’s a sensor soap dispenser for hand-washing, an easy-tear kitchen roll holder or spacious utensil holder.
Your bedroom is somewhere to switch off from the stresses of everyday life and prepare yourself for days ahead. Make nodding off a breeze with simple accessories and handy storage solutions to keep your everyday jewelery, watches or make-up ready to go. This way you won’t be rushing around in the morning looking for them and have more time to hit snooze.
If you’ve said goodbye to the traditional 9-5 and your daily commute is the long stretch from the sofa to the stove, creating a well-organized workspace is essential for getting down to business. Keep things simple with accessories to keep your productivity up and help with admin tasks. A tidy desk means a tidy mind.
A house isn’t a home without those finishing touches that showcase the owner’s personality and tastes. Fanatical about botanicals? Bring your favorite vine or leafy love into your living room with a neat planter. Budding photographer? Create your own exhibition wall with a range of frames and photo displays. Your home is a reflection of you, so make sure you surround yourself with things you love and that will make everyday tasks that bit easier.