Modern home design
When designing our dream home, we often spend most of our energies in designing the interior and neglect the exterior. Remember, it’s the appearance that the friends, neighbors, and strangers see when visiting you or merely passing through it. A spectacular exterior will definitely stand out and reflects the general style of the house. It’s likewise an introduction of your respective aesthetic style to the entire world. Have a glimpse at these 7 modes.
Design blogs are filled with numberless ideas for interiors. What about ideas for your exterior? How are you planning to envelop your home? Where will your main view look out to, your be awash with the smell of, and what will you drive up to at the end of each day? These seven home exteriors show what it means to have a modern-looking appearance. Using combinations of timber, plaster, bamboo, glass and concrete, they shoot up straight in large vertical panels, slither into long horizontal levels, and criss-cross with the forest and palm trees in a myriad of natural settings.
There’s nothing like a modern home exterior that boasts clean lines, expansive windows, and an undeniable sleekness. Whether you prefer the look of industrial metals, or would rather the warmth of wood, there are endless modern home styles to love, and the exteriors are no exception. Plus, the large windows and open-concept layout allows you to showcase your interiors to the outside world, from omitting a warm glow at night, to offer a glimpse into your design scheme by day. Kick your home’s style factor into tiresome and get inspired by these modern appearances.
What could be better than a hilltop home overlooking a sprawling backyard that descends down to the river below? This home is a statement piece for sure, but the neutral, modulated palette chosen for the architectural panels on the home’s exterior helps keep the home from taking over the neighbourhood.
If you’re thinking about using multiple colors in your panel design, this is a great way to achieve it. By keeping your choices in similar shades, you create visual interest, without becoming dominant.
When it comes to drama, black and white are the standards, but it can be a little stark. Choosing off-shade colors, as the smooth plaster in cream tones with our VintageWood panels in Bark helps soften the edges, while still creating dramatic contrast.
Using wood-tone architectural exterior siding panels is a great way to balance a modern aesthetic with a more classic feel. This butterfly roof home with its high-contrast window frames brings a very contemporary feel, while the Cedar VintageWood panels remind us of a cabin in the woods or by the lake.
Here, the warm wood tones give us a sense of a modern retreat and soften some of the hard lines so popular in modern home design. And because VintageWood is actually high-definition fiber cement that is crafted to look like wood, you get all the aesthetic benefits of wood without the upkeep.
Colonnades have been an architectural staple for thousands of years. They provide necessary structure while also setting the overall look and feel of the home.
Here, the designer has taken a great modern wall panel idea — combining classic structure with new materials — to create a twenty-first-century home reminiscent of ancient villas and temples. The unique metal balcony railing, offset columns and the recessed home interior draws the eye inward and makes us wonder what’s inside.
Stone may not always immediately come to mind when we’re talking about modern home design, but pairing it with sleek but muted modern wall cladding profiles helps bring what could feel like a mid-century throwback all the way into today’s aesthetics.
By keeping a consistent color palette throughout, the home still feels homogeneous, even as it plays with finishes, textures and levels. One of the most interesting aspects is the stone feature on the side: It feels like an old homestead chimney, ready to help keep the people inside warm.