Modern House Design

Modern house design has its advantages. Architects love designing homes that combine function with simplicity. Some clients, however, like to stick to tradition when it comes to their homes as they see modern design as something cold and unyielding.

This is simply not true about modern homes. A modern home offers more freedom in their floorplans allowing for extra space to move around and yet come together. It is about creating one open space with many different functions.

There are at least five reasons why you should embrace modern house design and consider buying a modern home.

Kitchen Area


The center of attention of the house.

The kitchen is often the focal point in the modern home as it incorporates much of our daily life as a family and is considered the gathering place. Since kitchens are more visible today than in the past, they have a lot of storage areas to hide kitchenware and yet show off our appliances.


A modern home showcases lots of windows to let in natural light. Large picture windows allow for a visual appeal to enjoy the view as well as bathe the home in natural lighting.


Good lighting and space of a modern house design.

Open Space

Modern house design allows for a lot of open space in the home so occupants don’t feel so cramped in close quarters. It also is a source of allowing more natural light into the home.

Flexible Floor Plans

An open and spacious floor plan allows for your living environment to be arranged according to your preferences by moving furniture and allowing for greater storage space.

Showcase Your Personality


It emphasizes the personality of the home owner.

Modern home design with its open floor plan and generous space allow you the room to showcase your own personality. This means that you can add all the details to your home that make it uniquely your living space such as your choice of furniture, decor and other personal touches to rooms.

Types of Interior Design

House interior design styles are many and varied and often confusing. How do you tell them all apart and what elements does each style contain that makes it unique from any other?


While it is difficult to name all the house interior design styles possible there are a few elements that stand out among each one. For one, consider the name of the design style and note any features that stand out to identify it by either decorative elements or time period.

From the modern design style to the eclectic you can identify some of them simply by their name. A modern design style is usually considered to be minimalist and focused more on function and maximizing living space.

The contemporary, while it may sound similar to modern, is not exactly the same. This design style focuses on the trendy look and what is in style at that moment in time.

A minimalist style is just that, it focuses on the less is more concept and the more simple a living space is and less cluttered the better.

The classic design style is all about symmetry and balance and usually has some focal point in the room like a fireplace or featured piece of furniture.

The urban style is more industrial and uses unfinished surfaces as focal points along with non-functional items to create a distinctly modern look.

The art deco look while in its heyday during the 20s and 30s has found its way into modern society and its focal point is lighting in the room along with industrial materials and lots of mirrors.

The retro look is just as the name implies, a distinct look that fuses the past with the present. Redesigned old world style with a modern twist.

The country look is simple and cozy and the decor often consists of items obtained at flea markets and antique shops.

The rococo style is flamboyant and extravagant and uses a lot of gold and rich and bold fabrics along with expensive wood pieces.

The Georgian style uses lots of floral patterns and porcelain accessories as its decorative style.

The Victorian style is usually excessive with lots of decorations and accessories and flamboyant designs but the walls and floors are usually plain.

Finally, the eclectic style is a hodgepodge of all the other design elements coming together in an organized and unusual way that is both creative and appealing to the eyes.

Photographing Your Best Interior Design

What To Look For

Upon your arrival at an architectural building, you need to walk around inside the structure and plan out the types of initial images you’d like to take. This will provide you with more familiarity with the building’s interior architecture and design. You’ll need to look at the angles and shadows and try to determine the ones that will provide the best representations of the interior. Be sure to look from high elevations, such as stairways and balconies (if possible). If there’s a tall ceiling, a ladder might be a great tool to have.

Check every detail to capture the best shot.

Lighting is Key

When you’re working with house interior design photography, you need to work with as much natural light as possible, but in most cases you will need additional lighting so be prepared. Since the light is constantly moving throughout the course of a day, you’ll need to plan for which rooms might do best with morning light and which might do best with evening light. If you’re only allocated a short window of time, then you’ll need to bring supplemental lighting, but remember that you can give a very good impression on the client by asking for additional time-slots to capture natural lighting in different rooms.

Lighting is important to emphasize the design.

The Composition

Remember to be versatile and flexible. You want to express your client’s sense of design that melds with the architectural qualities of the building. Get the basics, but then use your creative vision to focus in on certain elements that you feel stand out. Have some fun and take some looser shots. Provide yourself some extra time in order to capture relaxed moments and moments of play with the interior. It’s almost guaranteed that good images will inevitably come whenever you engage that inner creative spirit. In fact, more often than not the best images come from those creative shots after you’ve completed all the formal ones.