If we step back to the early eighties it is shocking to see how unobtainable luxury living was. Back then, we didn’t have access to the clothing and technology that is available today. Modern design is a lot more affordable now than we think it is. You just need to know where to look.
All About Modern Design and Affordability
Architecture in Modern Design
Architecture in modern design is one of the best areas to start. Back in the sixties and seventies, most homes were built to make the most out of the space. However, the average priced home was lacking in any kind of finesse. These days, large housing companies have realized that good design is far more affordable. They are putting a lot of effort into creating visually stunning houses for great value. The first home buying generation has grown up with access to far more luxurious living, which has created a higher demand for luxury homes. Visiononehomes.com.au has succeeded in delivering the need for impressive-looking homes that also provides a practical use of space. They keep the prices at an affordable level for most young families.
Interior Modern Design
Interiors have become bolder over the years because people understand that your home is an extension of your personality. We are becoming more creative with color and texture. We’ve realized that ultra-matte can give you a much more expensive feel in the home. Companies such as Farrow & Ball priced their paints out of the average household budget. However, over the last 5 years, more companies have been developing clever color matching. They’ve also developed the use of chalk to create that super matte feel at just half the price of the luxury companies. We take inspiration from the internet, finding intelligent ways of using light to change the look and feel of a room. Since LED lighting has hit stores, most households have been able to create an incredible and affordable designer feel to their homes.
Garden design has taken a step up. We’ve used ideas from different cultures and how they use space, light, and shade to create visually stunning home gardens. We use pathing stones and gravel to give our courtyards an edgy twist, and it isn’t uncommon to see oriental plants in Western gardens. Since LED lighting became affordable, we can now extend its usage into our outdoor space. This allows us to highlight beautiful areas and give the feel of a millionaire’s paradise at a fraction of the cost.
The days of clumpy and clumsy-looking household goods are gone. With integrated design, we can now keep our kitchens looking sleek with fridges and dishwashers hidden behind cabinet doors. The affordability of wireless technology allows us to run our homes even when we aren’t there. Imagine stepping into the home you have today, straight out of the 1970s. It would blow your mind to see these little things that have become a part of our daily lives that we take for granted. Imagine someone walking into IKEA in 1960 – it would look like a different planet. They’d assume that style like that would come at a great cost until they picked up a $4 lamp.
Affordable Fashion Styles
We have seen an incredible change in the affordability of fashion. We no longer need to accept poor quality to get an affordable style. Today, we are given some incredibly well-made designs at brilliant prices. Designer jean prices can still take you by surprise, but you now have the option to spend less than $20 to purchase a pair of quality skinny jeans. With the global trade booming, you no longer have to be rich to have a silk dress made personally for you in India. You can simply get online, choose your fabric, and send in your measurements. Two weeks later, the most stunning handmade dress will arrive at your door.
Designers have taken the very best from history and injected it into today’s fashion styles. They make icons out of Chanel, Monroe, and others alike. The little black dress is no longer an indulgence, and covering your chest in beautiful pearls can cost you less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks. We understand more about global fashion than we ever thought possible. Instant access via social media gives us personal inspiration. With the affordable advancement in technology, we can now accessorize our garments to make them look a little more unique.
Hair and Makeup
Hair and makeup have also become more affordable. For example, hair dye kits deliver great results for less than $10. We have become experimental with our style and can pick up hints and tips online. Primark and H&M are making advancements in beauty tech and delivering them for a fraction of the price. Therefore, consumers are buying a lot of it, which lowers the prices even more.
All aspects of our life have become modern, chic, and affordable. No matter where you live, you can find whatever it is you’re looking for, and it can fit your budget and style.
Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design.
Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.
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