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15 Stylish Ways to Decorate With Leather in Any Room

We love incorporating leather elements into our furniture and decor. Why? Decorating with leather adds character, quality, and warmth to your space—not to mention it’s a beautiful natural material that brings in lovely texture and a rich color tone. And each leather piece is so unique. In terms of texture, leather furniture can be super […]

Trend Spotlight: 6 Rooms that do the Traditional Comfort Trend Right

As 2020 wears on, we’ve been seeing more and more traditional design elements enter the trend cycle. Traditional interior design has always prioritized comfort, and we need comfort more than ever this year. So it makes sense that this design style—which has been out of the trend cycle for a while—has made its way back. […]

Tips for Designing a Multi-Use Guestroom

Many people don’t have the luxury of having a dedicated guest room in their home—especially those living in apartments. Rather, “guest rooms” tend to have many other uses when company isn’t present. This is even more common now that so many of us are working from home or homeschooling. Every square foot of our houses […]

8 of Our Best Tips for Acing the Mismatched Dining Chairs Trend

Do you want to infuse your dining room with a little personality? Then check out this trend we’re loving: Mismatched dining chairs! Chairs are a dining room essential. And when you mix and match your dining chairs—where all are different, or you have two or three different styles—you bring added character and charm to your […]

Tips for Celebrating a Socially Distanced Halloween in 2020

Like so many other things, Halloween this year will look drastically different from any other year. There will be a lot less trick-or-treating—if there’s any at all. Any door-to-door visits will most definitely be followed up by a rigorous round of hand sanitizer. And instead of wearing a mask that’s part of your costume, you’ll […]

Window Nook Designs Round-Up

If your home happens to have a window nook—well, you should consider yourself very lucky indeed. Window nooks are one of those architectural features that makes a room feel unique and special. But, similar to a nook under the stairs, figuring out a design solution to make use of a window nook that doesn’t involve […]

My Modsy Story: How Modsy Helped Me Design a Refuge for Recovery

When Jeff opened a transitional living house, he knew how to help his residents heal—but he needed help designing a safe space where their healing could happen. The Backstory I run Fireside Recovery, a transitional living house for men transitioning from inpatient substance treatment. Our house gives them a place to live; build community; and […]

19 Easy and Functional Bookshelf Styling Ideas

Sometimes the smallest changes in the home can have the most impact. Restyling bookshelves is one such small change. Whether it’s rearranging how your books are displayed, adding some colorful art or layering in your favorite objects and collections, giving your bookshelf a quick refresh can completely bring a new perspective (and vibe) to your […]

7 Designer Tips on How to Style Mismatched Nightstands the Right Way

When it comes to the interior design of your bedroom, a bed is, of course, one of the most important aspects. It’s what anchors your space and—on a very practical level—it’s the most-needed piece of furniture in the space. But coming in second in the realm of bedroom essentials are good nightstands. It’s necessary to […]

The Adorned Space: 4 Lessons We Can Learn from British Decorating

We have a 2021 home design trend prediction that will make maximalists and those with grandmillennial style rejoice! We’ve started seeing a lot of British design influences in interior design. This is a look that’s all about adornment, charm, and creating moments of joy within your home. And that’s definitely something we’re craving in our […]

Spotted: 13 Places We’re Spying Contemporary Design in The Wild (and Loving It)

For many people, particularly those of us not overly-versed in the world of interior design, the realm of “contemporary design” may feel confusing. What does it mean? What style elements does it represent? It can be hard to spot if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Contemporary interior design is not, in fact, simply […]

Merchant Picks: Dining Tables to Make Memories Around

We know many people will be skipping in-person fall gatherings and holiday celebrations this year. But fall is still a season of coming together around the table—even if it’s just you and your family or roommates. It’s over dinners and meals, with family or friends, that we make so many of our deepest memories. Even […]

Style Spotlight: How To Transition Boho Style For Fall

With autumn in full swing, it’s time to make some fall decor updates in the home. Although, it can be challenging with bohemian style spaces, which are known for their summery tropical vibe and their mix of vibrant colors, bold patterns, layers of textures, and big leafy plants. It’s a popular look that’s hard to […]

Get the Look: Kendall Jenner’s Los Angeles Home

By now, you’ve probably seen Kendall Jenner’s Los Angeles home tour in Architectural Digest, which was released this summer. While many people expected the supermodel to have a flashy, opulent home, her renovated space was actually quite subdued and serene. In fact, Jenner said her big goals for her home were to feel peaceful and […]

My Modsy Story: How I Found a Design Worthy of My Remodeled Home

After working hard to complete a big remodel, Jennifer wanted a design that matched her beautiful space. But she struggled to find an interior design that lived up to her expectations. The Backstory My husband and I were going through a lot of firsts when we decided it was time to redecorate our home. Not […]

The 80s Are Back: Here’s How Designers Are Styling With 1980s Decor Influences

We have some exciting interior design news: The 80s are back! But don’t worry—only the good parts. Think: bold shapes, natural materials, and geometric patterns. (No waterbeds, ruffled bedding, rag-rolled walls, or wall-to-wall carpet in sight!) When you think of 1980s interior design, your mind might be drawn to walls full of those 80s glass […]

My Modsy Story: How Design Changed me from a Nomad to Domestic Diva 

After working internationally for years, Gina decided it was time to lay down roots. She just didn’t know how to bring her worldly style and her new home together. The Backstory After working abroad for many years, I got a job back home in the states. I’d always loved traveling and considered myself a bit […]

Announcing the Modsy WFH Glow Up Giveaway!

Who’s ready to upgrade their work-from-home set-up?? Here we are, six months into the shut-downs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us have been unexpectedly working from home this whole time, with no end in sight. While some people already had great home offices to work in, making the transition easier, many of us […]

Tour a Dream Home Designed In California Modern Style

Do you love the idea of a relaxed, approachable home that feels both personal and pulled together? Then you might want to explore California Modern interior design. California Modern style is an easygoing style that’s welcoming, calming, and personal. A style subset of Modern Rustic, it features a mix of rustic, natural, organic, and modern […]

Style Spotlight: 4 Ways to Get the Modern Southwest Look

If you’ve been noticing—and loving—a lot of Southwestern design on your Instagram and Pinterest feeds lately, you’re not alone. In fact, Modern Southwest interior design is one of our favorite trendy styles of the moment! Modern Southwest design features a mix of mid-century and rustic elements, combined in a way that recalls the desert Southwest. […]

15 Mid Century Modern Nightstands You’ll Love

The nightstand is the second-most essential bedroom furniture piece after your bed. We like to think of the nightstand as the coffee table of the bedroom—not only does it bring function and style to your bedside, but it also enhances the look and feel of your overall bedroom. There are a handful of things to […]

Interior Design Basics: How to Create Symmetry and Visual Balance in a Space

Welcome to our Interior Design Basics series, where we break down—you guessed it—the basic principles of interior design! The Basics are the building blocks of interior design that, though we don’t always talk about them, are what help a room feel more balanced, put together, and considered. Today, we’re talking all about symmetry and how […]

The Best Trendy Interior Design Ideas of 2020 (So Far)

Curious about the latest and greatest interior design trends? There are some seriously great styles that are gaining in popularity right now. We’re loving some of the top 2020 home decor trends, all of which offer something fresh and new—and definitely deviate from mid-century design, which has been the trend darling for quite a while […]

Unlikely Pairings: Tour This Home Designed in Industrial Glam Style

Combining two styles in one space can feel challenging—especially when the two styles in question seem to be polar opposites. But, whether you have seemingly “competing” interior design interests on your own, or you and a partner are trying to design a space with opposite styles, it can be done. In fact, combining two unlikely […]

The Home Office: Here’s How The Office Characters’ Work-From-Home Set-Ups Would Look in 2020

With offices closed across the country, many of us have been working from home for months. Some of us probably miss those co-workers-turned-friends, while others of us might be quite content not running into certain people at meetings and in the break room. All these thoughts of office politics got us thinking—how would Michael Scott […]

7 Ways to Put Your Empty Dining Room to Use

Some people just aren’t formal dining room people—and that’s ok! Maybe you have a more casual dining space in your living room or kitchen and don’t need a formal dining space. Or perhaps you just want to prioritize using that room for something else! Regardless of the reasoning, there are plenty of ways to put […]

Two’s Company: Designing a Shared Home Office for Two

If you’re working from home, and there’s also someone else under the same roof working from home, setting up workspaces can be…challenging. Whether it’s a partner or a roommate, setting up a shared home office requires a great deal of creativity—especially if you don’t have room for two totally different workspaces. Today, we’ve rounded up […]

What Is My Decorating Style? How to Discover Your Interior Design Style And Bring It to Life

When beginning to design a room in your home, one of the first steps is to land on your interior design style, as that will guide the rest of the decisions you make. Easier said than done, right? There are so many styles out there—and between Pinterest, Instagram, and blogs, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed […]

Going Natural: 12 Ways to Decorate With Natural Materials

If you want to give your home more contrast and visual depth, we recommend layering in some natural materials. They’re the secret ingredient every room needs to create a dynamic space that doesn’t fall flat. (Literally and figuratively.) Natural materials add beautiful texture to your space. But that’s not the only reason to love natural […]

Everything You Need to Know About Designing With Antiques in Modern Spaces

We’ve got some news: antiques are rising in popularity. Mid-century modern has been the trendy, vintage-inspired style on the block for a long time. But recently, traditional design has been re-entering the spotlight, as more people are looking for comfort in the familiar. And, along with a resurgence of traditional design has come a renewed […]

Americana Design: 3 Fresh Takes on this Interior Design Style

When you think of Americana design, you might just think of Fourth of July-inspired stars and stripes. But there are actually many ways for this look to come to life—and some don’t even include red, white, and blue! But, no matter what way you approach it, there’s always a sense of timelessness and comfort to […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About How to Arrange Throw Pillows on a Sofa

Throw pillows are a great way to add color and personality to your living room. They’re one of those finishing touches that takes your space from strictly utilitarian to more lived in and considered. But you can’t just buy some throw pillows and move on. Once you have them, it’s necessary to thoughtfully arrange them […]

Designing With Neutral Paint Colors

A lot of people want to paint their home in neutral colors. And understandably so—neutral paint colors give you a blank canvas, a backdrop against which you can decorate the rest of your home with color! Decorating with neutral colors—especially when it comes to paint color—is a popular interior design idea, because a neutral color […]

6 Ways to Decorate with Old Church Pews

Church pews aren’t just for Sundays anymore! Recently, we’ve been inspired by bloggers like Liz Marie Galvan, Fletcher Creek Cottage, and Whitetail Farmhouse who have used old church pews as a furniture piece in their home. Their feeds are what rustic, farmhouse dreams are made of! Popular in the midwest and southern states of the […]

Color Coordinated: The Best Color Schemes for Home Offices

We’ve all had those days in the past couple of months—feeling endlessly distracted and having an impossible time concentrating. The deadlines don’t stop, but it feels like our focus has all but disappeared! Don’t worry, you’re not crazy. We all have those struggle days! Did you know that color can actually play a huge role […]

Dine In Style: Get the Look of These 10 Stunning Contemporary Dining Rooms

It’s easy to think of dining rooms as a very traditional space—but you can really design them to suit any interior design style. If you’re looking for decorating ideas for your dining room design, consider a contemporary style, which gives you an updated and approachable but still slightly formal look. What is contemporary design? But […]

Tour This Dream Home Designed In a New Take on Traditional Interior Design

We’ve got some news: traditional interior design is coming back into the mainstream. While the mid-century modern design style has been popular for quite some time, its place at the forefront of popular interior design might be fading just a bit. Why? In these unstable times, it seems we’re looking for comfort in the familiar. […]

13 Summer-Ready Living Room Design Ideas

Summer is almost here! And while usually, the change of weather means vacation season is about to take off and many of us will soon be lazing about outdoors, savoring those long summer afternoons and breezy nights. This year, however, many of us will be spending more time indoors. That means it’s all the more […]

9 Cheap Room Decor Ideas To Help Your Decorate on a Budget

Do you have champagne tastes on a beer budget? Don’t worry—you don’t have to sacrifice style just because you’re on a budget. Decorating on a budget is possible! We’re big believers that, just because you’re looking for cheap home decor doesn’t mean you can’t still create a beautiful home full of furniture and decor items […]

10 Rooms That Prove Traditional Interior Design Is Anything But Old-Fashioned

Traditional interior design is a timeless style that incorporates more formal design elements. It’s what you might think of as old-fashioned, but more like a posh old library than grandma’s formal living room design style. What is Traditional Style Interior Design? Traditional design is an understated, less-formal style based off of an older American design. […]

Let’s Get Comfy: 10 Ways to Design a Comfortable, Cozy Space

More than ever, our homes need to function as a calming haven that is our escape from the world. Comfort is paramount. Whether you’re kicking back to watch a movie or enjoying a delicious family meal, your home should inspire relaxation and reflect comfortable and stylish interior design in every room. The key is figuring […]

It’s the Little Things: 13 Decor Ideas That Will Make Any Space Feel Perfectly Put Together

We’ve all seen them—the photos on Instagram and Pinterest featuring homes that look so…perfectly imperfect. Rooms that are highly designed and considered but also look comfortable, inviting, and actually lived in. We’re living in our homes, well, every day. We have the sofa, the rug, and the accent furniture. So why does that effortless, lived-in-but-considered […]

My Modsy Story: How I Created a Multifunctional Space for My Daily Retreat

After they bought a new home, Bill’s design-savvy husband went to work decorating all their rooms. Bill wanted one room he could call his own, so he turned to Modsy for help. The Backstory My husband Greg and I just purchased our second home. He’s a major design lover and likes to showcase his personality […]

9 Foolproof Small Living Room Design Ideas

If you’re struggling with your small living room design, you’re not alone. Many small space dwellers find it trickiest to decorate their living rooms, according to our Modsy designers. They previously shared some of their best hands-on tips for decorating small living rooms. Still, it’s a common design struggle that perplexes many homeowners—and we can […]

Design Recipe: The Secret Ingredients to a Modern Rustic Living Room Design

Modern rustic design. Perhaps you’ve heard of it—or have, at the very least, seen it around Pinterest and Instagram. (It’s all the rage at the moment, and we’ve been seeing it all over the place!) This popular style mixes mid-century and rustic design elements for a look that’s both trendy and livable. But, while it’s […]

My Modsy Story: Making Our Traditional House Work With Our Modern Style

After moving from a trendy loft to a Craftsman house, Mike and Carrie struggled to make their modern aesthetic work in their new home. See how Modsy helped them merge their style with their space. The Backstory After our daughter was born, we decided it was time to move from our trendy modern loft space […]

Get Your Traditional Design Fix With These 12 Traditional Bedroom Designs

If you are looking for bedroom designs for the master bedroom in your home, you’ve probably come across every kind of style imaginable! Bedroom designs can be country chic, sleek and modern, contemporary and cool—name your tastes and you can whip up a design to match. A lot of people opt for modern bedroom designs […]

Dream Home Tour: A Rustic Minimalist Retreat

Meet Rustic Minimalist design. With similar notes of rustic elements and minimalism that are found in Organic Modernism, this new style is an earthier, warmer take on the modern and organic home. It brings more focus to Scandinavian style furniture, the beauty of unfinished wood, and rustic materials and textures. They’re then tied together through […]

18 Mid Century Living Rooms That Will Make Your Retro Heart Swoon

Mid-century modern was the iconic style of the 1950s and 60s and its timeless appeal has made it a mainstay in the world of interior design. Mid-century living room ideas combine a number of modern elements, artistry, and simple practicality to create an immediately recognizable look. You might imagine Don Draper’s office or the lobby […]

Friends Reunion Special: Reimagining the Interiors of the Hit 90s Show

WHOOOOPAH! We couldn’t be more thrilled about the upcoming Friends reunion special slated to start filming later this year. Thinking about the gang being together again has gotten everyone at Modsy super excited. Like most people, we’re to know what the gang’s been up to over the last (gasp) 16 years. With this in mind, we […]

Katie Stevens X Modsy: Designing the Star of “The Bold Type” Katie Stevens’ New Nashville Home

Homeowner: Katie Stevens of “The Bold Type” Location: Nashville, TN Room: Living Room + Bedroom Her Style: Rustic minimalist with an eclectic twist The Backstory Katie Stevens stars in Freeform’s The Bold Type and lives in Nashville with her husband, Paul DiGiovanni, the guitarist for Boys Like Girls. After getting married this past October, the […]

Design Recipe: The Ultimate Guide to Modern Farmhouse Style

Modern Farmhouse style is a trendy look that’s been increasingly growing in popularity for the past year. It’s safe to say that the design world is obsessed (our Modsy team, included.) We’re seeing this interior design style all over HGTV shows and Pinterest—not to mention our Instagram feed. And it’s no wonder farmhouse decor is […]

The Modsy “Must-Haves” for the Mid-Century Modern Living Room

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: mid-century modern is a trend that’s here to stay! What is it about this particular style that has helped it endure the test of time so well? The list of timeless design elements goes on and on! For one, mid-century modern design was created with comfort […]

A Beginners’ Guide to Eclectic Style: 8 Tips for Designing an Eclectic Living Room

Eclectic style is a trendy look that’s all about mixing different elements together. But what does eclectic mean really? In home design, it often looks like mixing different time periods, decor styles, textures, colors, and patterns together. But, at its best, eclectic styles shouldn’t feel chaotic. Rather, eclectic style is about finding harmony in diverse […]

These 7 Traditional Dining Rooms are Making Us Re-Think Our Mid-Century Obsession

Mid-century modern and eclectic styles have been trending for a while—but they’re not for everyone. If you don’t love the look of modern designs, you’re in luck. Because lately we’ve been seeing traditional and classic designs come back into the spotlight! One area, specifically, where traditional and classic interior design elements are being embraced are […]

My Modsy Story: Hitting the “Easy Button” to Design My New Home

Toby struggled to turn his “post-divorce apartment” into a home for his three kids. See how Modsy helped him transform their uninviting rental into a welcoming home the whole family loves. The Backstory I recently moved from a single-family home into a townhouse with my three kids. I wanted my 13-year-old to stay connected with […]

Our Modsy Story: Designing Jackie and Mike a Living-Dining Room They Both Love

Jackie and Mike wanted the perfect living-dining space for their new home but were struggling to make their dream come to life. See what happened when they decided to try Modsy. The Backstory We got married two and a half years ago and moved straight into a one-bedroom apartment in the city. We knew this […]

Wit & Delight X Modsy: Making Kate’s Living Room Dreams a Reality

Lifestyle blogger Kate Arends is no stranger to interior design. But she struggled to find a layout for her tricky living room. Learn how Modsy helped her explore the layout possibilities and create a room that lived up to her style standards. Homeowner: Kate of Wit & Delight Location: Minnesota Room: Living Room Her Style: Chic […]

My Modsy Story: How Working Mom Andrea Brought Her Family’s Dream Living Room to Life

Working mom Andrea wanted to make her new living room a welcoming space but she struggled to find the right furniture (and the time). Read on to learn how Modsy helped her create the cozy living room she and her family wanted. The Backstory Three years ago my family and I moved into a new […]

Living In Yellow X Modsy: Office Reveal and Tour

Homeowner: Erin of Living in Yellow Location: Indiana Room: LIY Headquarters (A staff lounge, Erin’s office, and conference room) Her Style: Rustic Minimalist The Backstory Since Erin’s blog, Living in Yellow, launched years ago, she’d been working on it out of her home. As the blog grew and her team expanded to six employees over […]

10 Contemporary Bedroom Ideas That Will Satisfy Your Design Cravings

Contemporary design is a tricky style to define, whether you’re new to the world of interior design or have been an expert for years. You’re not alone if you’ve ever wondered what exactly makes something “Contemporary” and how this style differs from modern design and other styles like it. Contemporary design is all about clean […]

13 Contemporary Dining Room Designs That are Anything but Boring

If you’ve ever wondered what goes into contemporary design, you’re not alone! People often confuse contemporary and modern design, but there is actually a world of difference. Fundamentally, contemporary design is simple and deliberate. The focus is on the basics: color, texture, and shape. Contemporary spaces are “clean” and fresh in appearance—this style is much […]

Industrial Interior Design: 11 Ways to Bring This Cool, Edgy Style to Life

Industrial interior design is a super trendy warehouse look that’s naturally suited to big, unfinished living rooms and celebrates everything rugged, vintage, and raw about design. Often seen in loft spaces and converted warehouses, the architecture itself is central to industrial style. Industrial interior design inspiration features like unfinished concrete, exposed brick, steel/metal architectural supports, […]

14 Mid-Century Living Room Design Ideas That Will Make Your Retro Heart Swoon

Well, it’s official: mid-century modern design is here to stay—and for good reason! This style has been around since, well, the middle of the 20th century. It came into popularity in the 1950s and continues to be one of the best-loved interior design styles. Let’s take a closer look at the elements of mid-century modern […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Mid-Century Modern Bedrooms

Mid-century modern bedroom design isn’t just a passing trend. The mid-century design style was popularized during the 1940s and is still popular today. Defined by clean lines, organic forms, bold, primary colors, and high functionality, the style has a wonderfully timeless appeal. It’s also easy to work this style into interiors while blending it with […]

Not Sure What To Do With the Space Above Your Bed? No Problem.

When it comes to affordable and stylish ideas for bedrooms, you can’t beat the colorful and instant impact of some thoughtfully curated wall art. We like to think of art, whether it’s above your bed frame or alongside it, as jewelry for the bedroom. It’s the decorative accessory that can truly brighten up your sleep […]

10 Minimalist Bedroom Ideas that Prove Less is Sometimes Way More

When it comes to interior design, do you love a more pared-back look? Something free of trinkets and frills? Then a home with minimalist style might be right for you. What even is minimalist interior design? Minimalist design was conceptualized by the Bauhaus, a German design school in the 1920s and 30s. It’s a design […]

Modern Office Design: 7 Ways to Design a Sleek Home Office Space

Home office design is all the rage these days as more and more people have remote jobs and need to get work done at home. Even if you don’t work from home, work responsibilities and small meetings often spill over into home office work. It’s important to have an office space dedicated to productivity so […]

Kids Room Design: 9 Ways to Design a Space for the Little One in Your Life

If you’ve got kiddos in the family, you know how much they love having a cool space to call their own! Depending on your kids’ ages and personal tastes, kids room design can involve a number of factors to come up with ideas. Whether it’s a girl’s room, boy’s room, baby’s room or pre-teen’s room, […]

Layout Guide: Ideas For a Large Open Living-Dining Room

In our Layout Guides series, you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. This week we take on the challenge of designing an open dining and living room layout, where the possibilities seem endless—and overwhelming. The Space: A large open living-dining room with big windows and an amazing fireplace The Style: Inviting […]

Layout Guide: 2 Ideas for this Industrial Modern Home Office

In our Layout Guides series, you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. This week we take on the challenge of creating two very different home office layouts to put this small space to work. The Space: A small, square home office The Style: Industrial Minimal The Challenge: Designing a fully functional […]

Layout Guide: 2 Ideas for a super large master bedroom

In our “Layout Guides” series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Finding the right layout for your room can be the trickiest part of interior design! This week we’re looking at two different ideas for a super large master bedroom with tons of open space. The Space: A huge, open […]

Tour this Home Designed in Decadent Bohemian Elegance

When you think of boho style, you generally think of rooms full of bright colors, bold textiles, and tons of greenery. There’s probably also designs with Spanish influences and organic touches. You’ll still find all of those elements inside this home designed in Bohemian Elegance. Except rather than taking center stage, they’re much more subdued. […]