City life is renowned for its diminutive living spaces. Design research and planning is a must for urbanites wanting to make the most of what little interior space they have. To help you turn your urban dwelling into a stylish home, MOVA Globes curated these top emerging contemporary design trends.
Painting the walls is a simple way to change the ambiance of a room. Neutral tones like taupes have become ubiquitous decor colors in recent years, as has been adding a pop of bright color to a single accent wall.
A noticeable wall color trend moving far from the expected beiges and accent walls are rooms drenched in dark, inky hues. In a stark, inverted way, deep navy blues and even blacks allow decor to shine like traditional white walls do. Darkly-colored walls work best in rooms that are flooded with plenty of natural sunlight. Richly-colored furniture and terrazzo accents are some of the up-and-coming design trends that complement a room saturated in murky tones.
Curvaceous Soft Furniture
Boxy, minimalist soft furniture in the Scandinavian style has become a living room staple in modern city dwellings. The pared-down look and clean lines of sofas and sections are being traded in, however, for curvy seating.
Popularized in the 1960s and stigmatized since as an indulgent product of its times, curved soft furniture is making a comeback. Curved, vintage sofas and sectionals can come in any material or color but really shine in deep, jewel-toned velvet or chenille. One way to incorporate these pieces is by having their curvature serve as a counterbalance to an otherwise minimalist room. For a more daring look, pair a curvy sofa with other retro decor.
Terrazzo is a composite material that combines marble, granite, quartz, and glass chips and has been around since the Roman Era. Traditionally, terrazzo came in muted tones with a quartz appearance. Today’s terrazzo designs owe much of their playfulness and Confetti Cake look to 1960s inspiration. Yes, here’s another example of rejuvenated mid-century decor making its way into today’s homes.
A durable material, terrazzo can be used just about anywhere marble is applied. Perfect for kitchens and bathrooms, terrazzo’s variegated design adds dimension to floors, countertops, and backsplashes. What’s more, terrazzo is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors, making it a versatile medium in your decor toolbox. If you cannot convince your landlord or spouse to overhaul a bathroom in terrazzo, this pattern is becoming a popular print found on everything from lampshades and hardware to wallpaper stickers and seating.
When designing a contemporary room, the ceiling is often an overlooked canvas that goes unutilized. Reconsidering the ceiling as a space worthy of the same level of attention devoted to all other parts of the room when designing can be a game-changer. A ceiling covered with expressive color, bold wallpapering, lacquered painting, ornate molding, or stenciled text are just some of the ways to bring the wow factor to a room.
As when decorating any part of the room, consider overlapping elements and textures on the ceiling. Besides adding color or design to the ceiling, what kind of lighting will be there? Will other pieces of decor be hung from or near the ceiling? Keep an eye toward how the ceiling decor interacts with adjacent walls and the overall feel of the room. A bright, bold geometric ceiling pattern could be a jaw-dropper in an otherwise plain room, but in an already decoratively busy room, this might be getting into scary clown painting territory.
Contemporary design trends come and go, but some pieces of decor retain their aesthetic value for decades. MOVA Globes proudly makes timeless pieces of modern decor even the most discerning urbanite will appreciate. We have taken the ancient craft of globe making and infused it with modern design and technology. Using hidden magnetic and solar mechanics, our globes suspend and spin without visible wires or batteries. The result is a gorgeous moving piece of art, available in a variety of designs that can be seamlessly incorporated into any living space.