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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. […]