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Furniture Shopping Guide: When’s The Best Time to Buy Furniture?

If 2020 caused you to take stock of what’s working in your home and what it’s lacking, 2021 may be the right time to pull the trigger on some new furniture to help your home be more stylish and functional. But it’s no secret that good furniture can be quite the investment. However, it’s not […]

What Interior Designers Think of the 2021 Colors of the Year

As we near the end of each year, certain companies forecast what colors will be most popular in the design world in the coming year. And we’re not just talking about interior design. These colors of the year speak to trends in fashion, art, graphic design, the entertainment industry and even take into consideration environmental […]

Modsy 2020 COVID-Inspired Design Trend Report

It’s safe to say that amidst the pandemic, our homes have become more important than ever before. Considering people’s increased connection to their living spaces, we couldn’t help but wonder how this is changing our decisions, priorities, and preferences when it comes to interior design. We sifted through our Modsy data, survey responses from 2,000 […]

Our Modsy Story: How We Created a Perfectly Cohesive and Cozy Mountain Getaway

Yates & Liz wanted to carve out a little slice of heaven for people to get away during hectic times. For them, that meant finding a design service that could turn a dated farmhouse into a cozy retreat. Views from outside the farmhouse rental Read on to learn how Modsy designer Becky S. helped the […]

My Modsy Story: How I Filled My House with Cozy Curated Style

Without the curatorial skills to create the cozy feel she wanted for her home Deana was left with an empty house and no idea where to get started. Read on to learn how she filled her empty house with designs she loves and get key insights from the Modsy designer that brought her space together. […]

A Few of Our Favorite Things: 8 Festive Holiday Mantel Decor Looks

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is practically here! It’s been a long 2020, so it’s more the reason to break out the festive holiday decorations and cozy up the home for some much-needed celebration (and relaxation). The best place to start decorating? Your fireplace mantel, of course! It’s where the stockings go after […]

Our Modsy Story: How We Found the Perfect Design For Our Unique Style and 2 Spaces

Gema & Kev had 2 new empty spaces to make feel like home with a unique Cayman Islands style vision. But they had no idea how to execute their design ideas. Read their story and learn how their Modsy designer, Mckenzie, turned their island dreams into a real paradise. Views of the couple’s guest studio […]

How to Choose a Color Palette: A Complete Guide to Decorating with Color

Color is one of the foundational principles of interior design. In fact, it’s one of the five interior design basics! That’s because color really helps set the tone for a space and influences its design style—whether you’re going for a neutral or bold colored room, something subtle or more vibrant. The use of color is […]

Interior Design & You: Discovering Your Personal Style

Welcome to Interior Design & You, a virtual design seminar led by Alessandra Wood, Modsy’s VP of Style. In this series, you’ll learn some of the basics of interior design, as well as how to personalize your own home. Watch session two, How to Identify Your Personal Style, below—or scroll through the post for a […]

Our 9 Best Tips for Acing the Rustic Decor Look in Your Space

Rustic interiors are hard not to love. That’s because rustic design is all about celebrating natural materials, warm neutral colors, weathered finishes, and the vintage aesthetic. These are all rustic decor elements that play up a deep sense of comfort and charm. Types of Rustic Decor Styles There are many different ways to approach the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]