Modern interior design favors minimalism and clarity. The elements of modern interior design are relatively restricted and have clearly outlined space. Modern design uses clean lines and clear geometric shapes including rigid squares and rectangles. This is visible in the open floor plan as well as the functional furniture used. Modern designs are also defined by their bright, open and spacious layouts. Large windows and open floor plans along with neutral tones, earthy colors, and leggy furniture is an important feature of modern designs.
Similar to the contemporary style, modern design also propagates minimalism and the “less is more” approach to designing. This means there are no surplus details like columns, moldings, cabinet trim, excessive use of color, excessive use of texture, or ornate decorations. It also promotes lack of clutter by avoiding extra accessories like vases, pottery, collections or excessive use of throw rugs or pillows. Necessary items are also either kept out of sight inside a cabinet or closet or are stored in built-in shelves or hidden storage beneath the bed or window seats. The materials used in the modern design are also natural or environment-friendly. Although metals like steel, etc. are also used a lot for the sleek and polished look. This style too is equally appropriate for lofts, commercial areas or modern homes.