Find Your Style: 5 Bedroom Designs to Inspire Your Own

New year, new you, right? After a pretty rough 2017 – AKA the worst year ever – we hope we’re not the only ones resolving to take a little better care of ourselves in 2018.

And what better way than to finally turn your bedroom into that comfy, post-work day haven you’ve always dreamed about? The problem is, pulling together a bedroom that suits your style and gives you those cozy, self care-infused vibes, isn’t always a piece of cake.

To help make things a little easier, we dreamed up five fresh looks that will take your bedroom from snooze-fest to dream escape it 2018. If inspiration strikes, try on your favorite style in a 3D model of your actual bedroom. New year’s resolution, done.

The Look: Discerning Collector

bedroom designsWhy We Love It:

Maybe the new year inspired you to to become a minimalist, but you just can’t shake your love of boho spaces. We’d like to introduce you to the Discerning Collector style.

A clean and minimal style that let’s it’s eclectic touches shine, this look is about pared-down forms with just a few bold accent pieces mixed in.

bedroom designsHow to Bring This Style Home:

Contrast is key when it comes to creating the Discerning Collector look. Choose a handful of sleek modern pieces like a mid-century bed frame or industrial wood desk, and offset them with some unique gems that bring a little personality and drama.

Keep the color scheme neutral while you pile on the patterns and textures. This will inspire a minimal look that still shows off its boho touches.

Take a 360 spin through the Discerning Collector look

 

 

 

The Look: Mod Enthusiast

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Why We Love It:

An approach to contemporary design lets you enjoy the look of modern interiors without fully committing to living in them. Here, comfort and style add up for a look that’s both trendy and inviting.

bedroom designsHow to Bring This Style Home:

Look for furniture with streamlined forms with a mid-century influence. The Mod Enthusiast style flaunts tapered legs, natural wood grains, and no-frills pieces, but never strays from being comfortable.

Invite a little color with the addition of bright artwork, pillows, and even a geometric rug. The result is a even distribution of eye-catching and inviting designs.

Take a 360 spin through the Mod Enthusiast look

 

The Look: Rustic Warmth

bedroom designsWhy We Love It:

It doesn’t get cozier than this bedroom outfitted in our latest Rustic Warmth collection. It’s a look that takes a light and airy approach to rustic style, and mixes in just the right amount of cozy comforts. You’ll be so snuggly you’ll never want to leave. bedroom designs

How to Bring This Style Home:

The key to the Rustic Warmth look is to have a mix of contemporary furniture, rustic touches, and cozy accents. Furniture with clean-lines is your friend, along with antiques that show a little visible wear – we never saw a patina we didn’t like!

If you want a slightly more contemporary look, keep to natural woods in lighter shades. Earthy tones, and natural textures, such as woven baskets, rugs, and hides are also great.

Top it all off with a few layers of lush greenery!

Take a 360 spin through the Rustic Warmth look

 

 

The Look: Reclaimed Visionary

bedroom designsWhy We Love It:

The ultimate power couple, strong lines with industrial materials-who-mean-business, give Reclaimed Visionary it’s refined boldness. If you’re someone who likes to blend warm and cool notes in your space, this might be the look for you.

bedroom designsHow to Bring the Style Home:

Look for foundational pieces that are made with raw materials – metal bookcases, a robust wood bed frame and dresser, a few sculptural table lamps, and some leather accents. Embrace a spare look balanced by pieces with crisp lines and major presence.

Keep to a palette of black, brown, and gray for a more edgy and moody ambience.

Take a 360 spin through the Reclaimed Visionary look

 

The Look: Rustic Traveler

bedroom designsWhy We Love It:

This eclectic-meets-rustic look appeals to your inner love of vintage pieces and doesn’t apologize for it’s boho vibes. Every piece has a story and they all work together to create a collected and personal space.

bedroom designsHow to Bring This Style Home:

You’ll want to hunt down a few vintage and one-of-a-kind pieces and pair them with unique worldly accents. Pile on the patterns, colors, and plants, which are the shining stars of the Rustic Traveler style.

Let the stories behind each piece shine; it will in turn give your space a sense of richness and warmth.

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Take a 360 spin through the Rustic Traveler look

 

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Bringing Hygge to Your Bedroom

Hygge, the Danish concept of living cozily, is the talk of the town last Winter. More than a way to decorate your home, hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is about slowing down, taking stock, and creating a sense of comfort and simplicity. Plush sofas, pillows galore, natural materials, and softly glowing candles are key to building your perfect hygge hideaway.

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To help turn your home into a cozy, warm escape, read on to learn how we transformed this simple studio apartment into the perfect hygge hideaway.

 

How to Get the Hygge Look:

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Build a simple base:

Start with the largest pieces of furniture in the room. Your bed or sofa lay the foundation of your design, so look for pieces with clean lines to let the accessories shine. We like the Piper Bed Frame from Room & Board and the Modular Cloud Sofa from Restoration Hardware.

Keep it neutral:

Hygge is all about keeping it calm. Limit colors to the accessories and opt for soft shades of beige, cream, grey, and brown.

Go natural:

Organic pieces give texture to your environment and lend warmth to the space. Look for jute, animal hide, unfinished woods, wool, and sheepskin. We love the Natural Cowhide Rug (Cowhide Imports) and the Acacia Storage Bench (CB2).

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Add texture:

Now it’s time for the fun part, let’s add some texture to the mix. Look for chunky, fluffy, soft… in a variety of fabrics and materials like a palooza of patterned pillows that are scattered throughout the room (even on the floor). Artwork can add texture too! We chose pieces with organic patterns, like the Peaceful Dot series from Natural Curiosities. Even the Woven Wall Decor above the bed (Urban Outfitters) adds a textural pop with its woven nubby wool.

Layer it up:

Our final tip for getting your hygge on, is to pile on layers. Layer rugs, pillows, and artwork everywhere to give your space texture and coziness. We like the pop of pattern the Boldstripe Dhurrie Rug (Anthropologie) gives layered on the Chunky Wool & Jute Rug (Pottery Barn)

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Now all that’s left is to light some candles, brew up some coffee or tea, and slip into your comfiest PJ’s. Welcome to your hygge-filled home! We hope you never want to leave.

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Originally published January, 2017.

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Get Ready to Snuggle Up With Our Best Cozy Room Decor Ideas

Winter is finally here and that means it’s time to snuggle up and get cozy at home. For interiors, that means playing with a warm palette, piling on lots of plush pillows and blankets, and adding just the right amount of mood lighting.

Read on for inspiring ways to bring all these elements into your home and usher in comfort and coziness – no matter your space or your style. Trust us, it’s easier than you think.

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Try taking a refined approach with a focus on rich, cozy details. With the right large-scale upholstery, a dark palette, and lots of good lighting and glimmering metallic touches, you can create a room that’s tailored (but not overly formal) while still feeling warm and welcoming.

Look to a Luxe Palette:

Keep to more substantial color schemes, such as gray, slate and deep blue-gray tones paired with ashy hues, charcoals, and black. Combine these hues for a luxe, streamlined feel, that’s not too rigid. The effect will be one that evokes a sophisticated lounge and polished speakeasy.

Look to Luxe Details:

Add texture with pieces that have lots of rich details, such as a patterned rug, a button-tufted linen sofa, or club chairs with enveloping seat backs. Mix it all with furnishings accented with leather, brass, and gold, which can lend a warm finish to your space. The idea is to let these smaller, distinct details shine amid the dark palette of the room.

Perfect For: Open floor plans, industrial loft spaces, living areas with high ceilings.

Love the look? Learn more about the Industrial Classic style.

cozy roomEclectic & Cozy

If you’re working with a small space, consider cozying up the room with an eclectic mix of furnishings that impart color and warmth. Rather than light and airy pieces, focus on bringing in designs with strong colors and big patterns that give your space an intimate vibe.

Opt for Warm Tones:

When it comes to cozying up a smaller space, no need to shy away from color. Warm tones, such as deep yellows, greens, and reds can come together to create an inviting, eclectic palette.

Opt for a Warm Mix:

Layer, layer, layer. It’s about a perfect mismatched mix of comfy furnishings and warm accents that make a cozy statement. Think a modern lamp with a traditional table, a woven chair paired with a streamlined one. Then try piling on big patterns (a colorful rug), soft textures (fluffy pillows), and rich materials (woven chairs and accents) to create a space that’s intimate and impactful.

Perfect For: Small city apartments, studio spaces, multipurpose spaces.

Love the look? Tour a modern studio after Mary Tyler Moore.

cozy roomGlamorous & Relaxing

Go for chic style and a convivial vibe by creating a gathering place that’s rich in color, shimmer, and strong textures. Here, it’s about setting a glamorous tone while maintaining casual comforts for a family-friendly space.

Go for Bold Hues:

Jewel-tones, such as cobalt, ruby, sapphire, and amethyst, can be surprisingly versatile in a living space. Plus, deep saturated hues will also provide a space with an instant cozy vibe. Opt for a sofa in a bold neutral, such as a dark navy blue, and pillows and accents in other ravishing bright tones, which will allow you to easily change up the look to be festive or family-friendly.

Go for Bold Textures:

Think lustrous velvet for your sofas and chairs, a plush rug or embroidered pillows, and nubby ottomans. The result is a stylish mix of fabrics with distinct finishes, from soft to strong. Having a wide variety of textures is a great way to balance out bright colors and jewel tones. Round it all out with a few gold and metallic pieces.

Perfect For: A family room, an open living room in a house, a large den.

cozy roomModern & Warm

No need to sacrifice coziness when it comes to modern furnishings. In fact, if a simple, modern style is what you’re going for, try modern designs that hit rustic notes, have generous scale and proportions, and come in warm neutrals hues.

Combine Cozy Neutrals:

From ivory and off-white to grays and browns, neutrals with warm undertones paired with natural woods bring a sense of rustic coziness. Bonus: Add lots of dim lighting and glowing candles to draw focus to the neutral palette.

Combine Cozy Materials:

Select furnishings made with sumptuous materials. Try adding a leather armchair, a deep clean-lined sofa in off-white, a light cowhide rug, and smooth ceramics. The idea is to choose materials that are soft and underscore a cozy vibe, then pile on cushy pillows and blankets to complete a rich, layered look that will make you want to curl up day and night.

Perfect For: A small family room, a library or guest room, an office den.

Love the look? Revisit the 2017 Danish trend, Hygge.

 

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Animal Instinct: 7 Ways to Try the Animal Portrait Trend in Your Home

The stranger art trend has been picking up steam for a while now. While it’s a trend we love, we know that sometimes it can be a struggle to find that perfect vintage portrait, or maybe the idea of someone else’s great-grandfather watching over your living room is simply just too creepy for you. A fun and more approachable alternative, we’re currently crushing on the idea of hanging animal portraits in our homes.

Animal art doesn’t have to mean that horse poster you had in your bedroom growing up. Here we’ve curated seven pieces of animal art that are just as whimsical and quirky as a stranger’s portrait, but decidedly more humorous and approachable.

Check out these seven animal portraits below and try them on in your space with Modsy!

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1. Highland Cow No. 1, Kingdom by Randal Ford

If your style is… Rustic, eclectic, or modern

Looking to add a little humor into your home? This portrait of a highland cow named Gertrude, might do the trick. Between her shaggy mop of hair and her slightly tilted head, you can’t help but fall in love with this bombshell blonde.

Photographed by Randal Ford, this limited edition photograph comes from his Kingdom series, a collection of intimate animal portraits. Available in a range of sizes and framing options, this limited edition work, along with other members of the Kingdom series, is the perfect addition to the home of any animal lover.

 

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2. School of Fish, Williams Sonoma

If your style is… Traditional or classic

A school of scaly fish swimming against a backdrop of deep blue makes for a less intimate portrait of the animal world, but one that’s sure to make a statement in your home. This giclee reproduction of an original oil painting is full of texture and intricate details, making it look like a one-of-a-kind work of art.

If you’re looking for a work of art to crown your linen sofa or leather club chair, School of Fish is the perfect piece to polish off a truly traditional look. We paired ours with a wooden decoy swan and a brass task lamp for an American Traditional reading nook.

 

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3. Golden Gait, by Andrew McClintock for Minted

If your style is… Chic or industrial

If you like a bit of glam in your space but don’t want it to feel over-the-top, Andrew McClintock’s sprinting cheetah print might be the perfect pick for you. Here our cheetah gets abstracted into a collection of 2D graphic spots. It’s a familiar chic staple with a minimalist twist.

Not chic enough for you? The print is also available in gold for an extra dose of glamour. We paired ours with a black leather chair and gold accents for a look that’s equally chic and edgy.

 


4. Blue Bird Art – Jay, Ballard Designs

If your style is… Classic and elegant

For anyone looking to add a bit of animal elegance to their home, these blue jays might make the perfect addition. Based on the animal drawings by John James Audubon, this piece would fit well into a range of spaces from the naturalist’s study to the the most elegant living room.

The print has a companion work if you’re looking to fit two birds into one shopping cart – try them together over a bed frame or as pendant pieces hanging on opposite sides of a fireplace or doorway.

 


5. Llama Framed Print, by Jennifer Meyers for Pottery Barn

If your style is… Eclectic or modern

A framed portrait of a llama in profile, Llama by Jennifer Meyers is an all-time favorite of eclectic interiors. Minimal in its color palette and rich in texture, this print will add a note of whimsy and humor to any space.

Available in a range of sizes and shapes, we love it as a non-cheesy option for kids’ spaces that can totally be repurposed to other rooms down the line.

 

 

6. Icelandic Ram by Robert and Tiffany Peterson, Artfully Walls

If your style is… Rustic or minimal

Escape to Iceland with this framed print of a ram stopping to say hello. Set against a majestic landscape, Icelandic Ram by photographer duo, Robert and Tiffany Peterson, is the perfect addition to any rustic interior.

You might have spotted it before in our Icelandic Bedroom Collection, but don’t be afraid to hang it in your living room, office, or even entryway!


7. Dog With Cone print by Michael Sowa, Art .com

If your style is… Eclectic or whimsical

Fans of the movie Amelie might recognize this print from her eclectic Parisian apartment. Part of a larger series of playful animal portraits by Michael Sowa, this Dog with Cone print is a tried-and-true eclectic favorite.

Get the full Amélie look and try it in your bedroom with it’s other half, or add a playful note to a child’s bedroom or nursery. Even hang it above your dog’s bed as an homage to your four-legged friends.

 

Got a favorite piece of animal art? Tell us in the comments below!

 

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6 Modern Furniture Retailers You Can Try on in 3D

Here at Modsy we work closely with some of today’s top retailers to bring you the newest designs in the market that you can try on in your 3D home. And when it comes to modern furniture and decor, more than a few have become our favorite go-to sources.

If you’re looking for a little home decor upgrade but aren’t quite sure where to start, take a peek at these 6 of our favorite retailers for modern furniture. Like what you see? They are all available in our 3D catalog for you to try on in your 3D home!

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Schoolhouse Electric

With stores in New York and Portland, Oregon, this retailer is our go-to for impeccable period and modern designs with an artisanal touch and lots of retro charm.

Why We Love Them:

You’ll find an endless selection of high-quality, mid-century-inspired pieces at reasonable prices, which is probably also why it’s a favorite source for designers across the country. Every piece is crafted with care by a team of craftsmen at their factory in Portland.

What to Look For:

Schoolhouse Electric has long been known for sleek lighting and hardware, which range from polished brass floor lamps and cluster pendants to vintage-style copper towel bars for your bathroom. And if you’re looking for mid-century-style furniture with a bit of quirk (gingham ottomans) and heft (industrial bar stools) or great bedding (charming ticking quilts), they’ve got you covered.

 

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Founded by two architects and a sculptor, the Minneapolis-based company has been designing and producing modern furniture for more than 20 years. Their philosophy is simple and relatable: “To bring good design to as many people as possible.”

Why We Love Them:

All of the pieces are sustainably designed with form and function in mind – which means you’ll find modern pieces that are cool and comfortable but also family-friendly. Their affordable price points and quick-ship offers also mean you’ll get your furniture fast and for a fraction of what other modern retailers might charge. Keep an eye on their outlet section for the best deals as well as their new design collaborations with cutting-edge companies.

What to Look For:

They beat out lots of cool, modern places for clean-lined, architectural tables and simple, gorgeous wood storage pieces. If you’re looking for a table, dresser, or credenza with a slim open base, you’ll find a wide selection here. Their ultra-modern armchairs are equally sculptural—perfect if you’re looking for a standout seat for your living room.

 

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Target

The ever-popular retailer has upped their home decor selection in the past several years and it’s only getting better.

Why We Love Them:

You’ll be hard-pressed to find furniture that’s more stylish, family-friendly and always available at such an affordable price point. Plus, the designs are extremely versatile and make for pieces you can easily incorporate into any existing decor in your home. And say what you will, but the retailer definitely has its finger on the pulse when it comes to on-trend designs, colors, and collaborations with top designers.

What to Look For:

Their current Project 62 collection is not to be missed. Featuring “modern pieces made for everyday living,” the line includes midcentury-style club chairs with legs capped with brass, pretty copper planters, and throwback lighting with simple silhouettes. But what’s really worth a double take are the dinnerware from the collection—gold flatware, whiskey decanter, porcelain bowls with marble swirls.

 

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Minted

While not a furniture retailer per se, we couldn’t make a list of our favorite modern retailers without including Minted. There’s probably no other place that offers as comprehensive a list of independent artists and distinct limited-edition works spanning a variety of mediums as Minted. Consider it your one-stop shop for art from all around the world—and at very affordable prices.

Why We Love Them:

Not only does Minted serve up a huge range of artist works from across the globe, everything is highly customizable and you can easily find pieces within your budget. Minted also provides tips and ideas for hanging your art at home, or they offer a service to do it for you if you’re drawing a blank with your space.

What to Look For:

That depends on what you like, and Minted makes it easy for you to find art that meets any aesthetic. You can shop fine art prints with matte and border specifications or go the bespoke route and pick out new limited-edition paintings and black-and-white photos from individual artists. You can also venture out and commission an original piece, which means you’ll have an artwork that’s specially made for you and your home.

 

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Wisteria

Headquartered in Texas, this longstanding home furnishings company has been a beloved online mecca for designs in a wide range of styles, from rustic boho pieces to mid-century-style finds.

Why We Love Them:

Few online spots will provide you with such a huge selection of furnishings in every style you can imagine. While Wisteria has been traditionally known for their furniture with a more classic bent, they now also offer some of the best mid-century-inspired designs on the market. Plus, your order always arrives in 5-7 days—even faster if expedited!

What to Look For:

Look to their latest modern furniture pieces, which include a folding cowhide stool, a bold bridal rug sofa, and some amazing hanging textiles and pillows. Beyond that, consider their leather and leather-woven pieces that span magazine racks and headboards and armchairs in classic mid-century shapes.

Article

With its thoroughly 21st-century approach to furniture retail, this Vancouver-based company founded by four software engineers offers a fresh way to shop for quality modern design.

Why We Love Them:

Article’s direct-to-consumer model follows in the footsteps of many fashion startups and it’s one of a handful of companies shaking up the home design landscape. They work efficiently with a broad network of designers and manufacturers directly and their no middleman approach means low prices and fast furniture delivery.

What to Look For:

They have an amazing selection of well-crafted modern sofas, sectionals, and sleeper sofas in a wide array of fabrics and leathers. They also come at a range of price points so you’re sure to find one that suits your budget. Article also offers some of the best accent tables, from a marble-top tripod side table to a walnut-base glass one. They’re a great place to shop for the anchor pieces in your living room.

 

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Design Recipe: 5 Key Elements to Acing Modern Rustic Style

Love the look of cozy rustic spaces, but still want a home that feels trendy with a modern edge? If so, your style might be what Modsy calls Modern Rustic. A look that pairs retro forms with rustic materials and accents, Modern Rustic is the look our stylists are craving this fall.

Read on to learn how to get the look in your home with these five key elements of the modern rustic style.

The 5 Key Elements of Modern Rustic Style:

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1. Start with organic shapes and colors

We’re not talking about your produce! When picking out the base furniture (things like your sofa and coffee table for a living room, or your bed frame and dresser in a bedroom) look for pieces that have simple and clean lines.

A no-frills look, modern rustic is all about organic shapes that might be found in nature – no ornate details or decadent finishes here!

This goes for building a color palette as well. Start with earthy neutrals for your base, like warm woods, browns, creams, and shades of green. This will help you start to build a calm and cozy space, with a distinctly rustic style.

 

 

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2. Layer in patterns and textures

A large element in acing the Modern Rustic style, is building layers on layers of patterns and textures.

Play with mixing several different patterns in one space, be it in your rug, pillows, artwork, or other decorative accents. Opt for organic patterns, like hand-dyed shibori or ikat, to keep the look feeling rustic. Skip things like chevron, polka-dots, or any pattern that feels too perfect.

Textures are also a huge part of the Modern Rustic look. Again, gather inspiration from the natural world and opt for a mix of organic textures to bring the rustic element to life. We love layering a cowhide over a patterned rug, or hanging a woven macrame tapestry over a velvet sofa.

 

 

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3. Choose weathered materials

A little patina ain’t never hurt nobody! Pieces that show their age and history are key to acing the Modern Rustic style. Look for worn leathers, unfinished woods, or anything with a vintage look and feel.

Not only will these weathered materials bring extra texture you your space, they will give it that tactile, touch-able quality that make rustic interiors so inviting.

Don’t be afraid to bring in influences from the natural world as well. We love this photograph of a longhorn steer, Longhorn No. 4  by Randal Ford, as the crowning piece above a modern wood credenza.

 

 

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4. Find a mid-century influence

To make your space feel more fresh and current, infuse your rustic style with a few mid-century modern design elements. Adopt a mid-century modernist’s taste for organic shapes, furniture formed to hug the body, and warm earthy colors.

The addition of something like a mid-century tripod lamp, a curvaceous womb chair, or a carved wood coffee table will help give your rustic space a fresh and retro edge.

 

 

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5. Keep it cozy

One of the most important elements of the Modern Rustic style, is a comfy and homey feeling. Ensure your home is the perfect place to snuggle up by adding plush textures, piles of pillows, and layering in chunky knit blankets.

The organic and weathered materials and forms of the Modern Rustic look in combination with comfy furniture will all work together to make your home into the perfect cozy cocoon.

 

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Easy Fireplace Mantel Styling Updates for Fall

There’s no better time than fall to give your fireplace mantel a simple and stylish refresh. Since your living room fireplace is where family and friends will likely gather during holiday parties, take this time to make your space look its best.

But rather than a thematic approach that calls for gourds and spice, or all things red and green, try switching up your mantel with a look that’s pretty and polished for all occasions.

Check out these easy ideas below for ways to turn your fireplace mantel into an eye-catching focal point.

 

Mantel Styling

Add Sleek Lighting and Accents

Turn your mantelpiece into an illuminating display by placing small table lamps on opposite ends with modern art and accents in between.

Lamps make for a stylish alternative to sconces, which require hanging, and they’ll provide good lighting that will help to emphasize your art pieces.

Opt for white picture frames and lamps along with artwork that’s easy on the eyes, such as illustrations, tonal paintings, and watercolors; this way, when grouped together, these pieces will appear sleek and polished rather than minimalist.

Round it all out by adding a small vessel and a single leafy stem, which will bring a little life to the spot and help direct people’s focus.

 

Mantel Styling

Layer Rustic Elements

Take a more seasonal and casual approach by simply updating your mantel with a few earthy accents. This is an easy way to give your space a dose of major rustic appeal.

When grouped together, this olive topiary, evocative painting and hanging lantern, add height, warmth and boldness all at once to this mantel.

And rather than leaning a handful of art pieces against each other, try propping up one impactful landscape painting so that you’re able to easily change it up with another piece according to the seasons (and your liking).

Similarly, a stack of your favorite books used as decor can contribute nicely to the overall rustic vibe but can easily be switched out.

 

Mantel Styling

Try a Sculptural Approach

If you’re looking to make a strong visual statement, hang a sculptural piece above your mantel to turn it into a focal point in your space.

Rather than your run-of-the-mill oversize painting or mirror, choose a large piece with lots of texture and pattern that grabs people’s attention immediately.

This hanging basket with a mesmerizing swirl design adds just the perfect sculptural and textural touch to an otherwise empty wall space.

Fill out the rest of your mantel with vessels and ceramics in quiet neutral tones that complement rather than distract from your bold centerpiece.

 

Mantel Styling

Curate an Elegant Scene

Rather than just a catchall for interesting accents and quirky objects, style your mantel as you would your bookshelves, with books neatly curated alongside pretty art and greenery.

If you’re tight on space, turning your mantel into a secondary bookshelf can be a pretty, space-saving hack.

A large round mirror will help to open up the space and bring a little lightness to a book-lined mantel, while botanical art layered in front and potted greenery can help to bring the outdoors in—even when the temperatures are cool.

Transform Any Space With These Paint Color Ideas

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Maybe you’ve finally figured out your furniture or just landed on the best layout for your space, but somehow your room still feels a bit lackluster and even empty. Chances are you’re in need of a little wall color to help brighten and warm up your space.

Consider painting your walls, which will not only set the mood of your space but also provide you with a unique backdrop that enhances the look and feel of your furnishings. It may seem like a big commitment, but painting your walls is a simple update that’s guaranteed to be well worth your time in the long run.

We’re looking to rooms painted in cozy fall tones for a little inspiration. Read on to learn how a simple wall color change can totally transform the look and feel of any space.

 

The Mood: Cool & Calming

Paint Color: Wolf Gray

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Why the Color Works:

If you’re not quite ready to make a bold color commitment with your walls, try painting them a cool grey tone.

This shade, while a far cry from your standard white – which can appear too crisp or stark – still acts like a neutral tone that lays a calm foundation for the space.

Walls painted a cool gray help foster up a soothing and inviting atmosphere and provide you with a neutral backdrop blends seamlessly with a wide range of furnishings and materials.

 

 

The Mood: Elegant & Formal

Paint Color: Sharkskin

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Why the Color Works:

A deep green with grey undertones, this color creates an elevated look and an enveloping feeling in a room.

Because it’s a little more vivid, this deep hue works nicely with warmer wood tones and dark leathers, but also brings attention to the lighter tones, such as the sofa and neutral rug in this living room scenario.

If you’re looking for a wall color that’s just dark enough but still easy on the eyes, try a green that skews slightly grey in your space.

 

The Mood: Classic & Cozy

Paint Color: Incense Stick

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Why the Color Works:

For a room that feels polished and cozy, try painting your walls in rich taupe.

With purple and gray undertones, taupe walls are a great way to make both neutral-hued furnishings as well as darker pieces stand out in the room.

It’s a somewhat bold color choice if you’re not used to more saturated palettes, but taupe has the power to give your space a classic and refined look that will still feel fresh years later.

If you’re after a room that highlights traditional comforts, this wall color might be the one for you.

 

The Mood: Bright & Warm

Paint Color: Golden Retriever

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Why the Color Works:

If you’re looking to warm up and energize a space, consider painting your walls a bright color, like this deep beige-tinged gold.

Yellow, in any shade, is certain to enliven and invigorate a living space, and all your furnishings will pop against walls painted in a saturated yellow shade like this one.

Specifically, any accents or furnishings with touches of gray will help to balance out yellow walls as the two make for a naturally stylish color pairing, as in this living space.

If a deep yellow is too bold, try a softer, buttery yellow for a more neutral effect.

 

The Mood: Earthy & Welcoming

Paint Color: Deep Poinsettia

paint color

Why the Color Works:

Earthy colors, such as this burnished red, can create a richly warming atmosphere when used on the walls in a room.

Hearty reds like this one have the ability to add impact as well as warmth, and it can draw focus to the natural materials in a space, as in the light and dark woods and the woven pieces here.

The effect can also be a room with rustic appeal. If it’s bold and eclectic comfort you’re going for, this strong color choice will surely help you achieve it.

 

Want to try out some wall colors in your home? At Modsy, our designers can show you how different paint colors will look in your room, so you can see your space transformed, before you make the commitment.

 

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Decor Inspiration: 7 Ideas for Styling Your Credenza

Historically, a dining room staple used to serve food and display fine china, credenzas are a now favorite storage piece that can be used in almost any room of the house.

Whether you call it a credenza, sideboard, or even a buffet, these enclosed storage pieces are great for stashing clutter. They are also give you an opportunity to create a design “moment” in your home.

But you don’t need professional styling chops to turn your credenza in to an amazing focal point. Learn a few of our Modsy designers’ favorite styling tricks and get inspired by these seven creative credenzas below.

1. Elegant and Formal

If your style leans towards the classic or traditional, try a symmetrical composition for your credenza.

Start with a pair of matching lamps placed on each end, and arrange a few accessories in the middle. Center a large artwork above to create the pyramidal composition that draws the eye skyward.


2. Mirror Mirror

Looking for the perfect place to hang a mirror? Why not try it right above your credenza.

This is a great option for any space, but works particularly well in entryways. Create an easy place for last-minute outfit checks on the way out the door, and use the surface as a storage space for your keys, mail, or wallet.

This is also a great solve for small spaces, as mirrors bounce light around and will make your room seem more open and airy.


3. TV Time

Many living and family rooms just wouldn’t be complete without the TV. If you’re looking for a more stylish set up for your Sunday football gatherings or family movie nights, consider mounting your TV above your credenza.

Don’t be afraid to display a few small objects on top – just be sure to tuck them to the sides so they don’t block the view!


4. Making a Statement

If you have one large piece of art to put on display, consider hanging it above your credenza for a dramatic focal point.

Unsure about sizing? A good rule of thumb is to select a piece that is about two-thirds the width of your credenza, like this artwork above. This helps draw the eye up, and makes for a balanced composition.

Try placing a few taller objects on the sides of your artwork for some extra visual intrigue. A single lamp on one side is perfectly balanced by a trio of geometric candlesticks on the other.


5. Gallery Wall

Another great way to make a visual statement above your credenza is with a gallery wall.

There are no rules when it comes to gallery walls, but an easy way to get started is to decide on a theme or color palette that will unify all the pieces you choose.

For a more traditional look, opt for pieces all the same size. If you prefer something more unique, try mix-and-matching different sizes and frames for your artworks.

 

6. Botanical Tapestry

Another option for crowning your credenza is to hang a tapestry. Visually lighter, and less formal than a framed artwork, this is a great way to show off a more eclectic style.

Opt for some neutral accessories below to let your tapestry shine. Try placing the tallest pieces on the edges and layering in smaller objects towards the center.

 

7. Asymmetric and Eclectic

The textured wood front of this credenza makes it a work of art in and of itself. Let it be the star by choosing more neutral accessories that won’t compete with it.

We love the off-centered mirror here, which adds an extra note of eclecticism to the mix. If you try this at home, place a taller vase or lamp on the other side, to balance out the look.

 

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Style Spotlight: Mod Collector

Designing a Modern Eclectic Space

 

The Modsy Fall Mod Collector Collection is finally here. A style that pairs mid-century modern forms with eclectic and personal accents, this is a look for anyone who craves a trendy space with a personal twist.

A style that plays with texture and pattern, this season’s Mod Collector Collection embraces rustic and bohemian undertones for a more trend-forward look that works for any interior.

Take a tour through some of our favorite customer design projects to see if Mod Collector is the look for you!

 

Modern Eclectic Style

With a color palette inspired by fall, this living room feels both warm and fresh. Try balancing the browns and tans from things like a leather sofa and jute rug, with a pop of green like this wasabi colored velvet lounge chair.

 

Modern Eclectic Style

If your ideal space is full of neutrals, consider incorporating pops of pattern to add some visual drama. We love the Greek Key patterned pouf and the Tibetan Tiger rug inside this living room, which bring a note of contrast to the otherwise neutral space.

 

Modern Eclectic Style

Geometric shapes are a great way to add a note of mid-century modern intrigue to your home. Try a coffee table with a retro shape or a mirror with an unexpected inlay. We love how the pop of brass in this geometric mirror helps warm up the space.

 

Modern Eclectic Style

The Mod Collector look is all about unexpected design elements. Try pulling in two poufs for extra seating that can also double as great footrests, or even a side tables in a pinch!

 

Modern Eclectic Style

You can’t go wrong with a pop of retro drama in your space. Try a statement lamp for a bit of mid-century glam to spice up your living room look. We love the unique, statement shape of this lamp which lends an instant cool-factor to any space.

 

Modern Eclectic Style

Balance a neutral sofa with a pair of statement chairs. We these woven leather safari chairs which sport a mid-century shape with an eclectic twist vie their woven leather construction.

 

Modern Eclectic Style

Not into statement furniture? No problem! Try a bold colored rug instead to instantly warm up any space. Pair it with other warm accents like fall-hued pillows or brassy accessories to tie the whole space together.

 

Modern Eclectic Style

This green velvet sofa brings the perfect pop of softness to this Mod Collector living room. The rounded arms and tapered legs perfectly pair with the mid-century details in the lamps, side table, and arm chairs.

 

Modern Eclectic Style

This deep red sofa makes a bold statement below this graphic mid-century artwork. Balance out the black by sprinkling other patterns throughout your space – try an ikat patterned basket or some geometric throw pillows.

 

Modern Eclectic Style

The Mod collector look isn’t just for your living room. Bring the wasabi green into your dining room as well with these velvet dining chairs for a cohesive space.

 

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Cozy Color Pairings That Instantly Warm Up Your Home

There are endless ways to infuse your space with color, but right now we’re liking warm palettes that create a welcoming vibe in your home.

Here, we explore 5 color pairings that are a little unexpected, but have a way of infusing your home with comfort and coziness all year round.

 

Rustic and Warm: Beige and Wood Tones

Contrary to what some designers might say, beige is anything but boring, especially when it combined with wood tones for a warm and inviting palette.

Furnishings in beige, creams and off-whites are not only wonderfully versatile, they also exude a sense of relaxed warmth. Look for pieces with major tactile appeal— woven rugs and poufs, cushy sofas, and pillows with textural details—as these accents perfectly complement brown wood tones.

Pairing beige with brown is also a foolproof color formula that conjures up a simple, rustic vibe. Grainy wood pieces, like the credenza, the chair frame and table base in this living area, help to warm up the beige tones of the sofa and rug but also lend the space a slightly rough-hewn but still refined look and feel.

 

Bold and Inviting: Yellow and Black

If it’s drama you’re going for, yellow and black make for an invigorating color palette that’s eclectic, enveloping, and thoroughly modern.

The brightness of yellow means that a little can go a long way, so try adding accents in the cheery color all around the room to create focal points that invite the eye to travel. And don’t be afraid to add patterned pieces, which will add to the eye-catching effect.

Yellow can also extend to gold tones, so consider metallic table lamps and small details that are sure to add sparkle.

To offset the strong impact of yellow, explore furnishings in a range of black shades—think charcoal, inky, or smoky hues, like the sofa in this living area.

Varying the shades of black will help soften the contrast between the two colors and bring a little depth to your room, as the black frames and the geometric inlay design on the side table do in this comfy living space.

 

Casual and Welcoming: Green and Brown

This is a natural color pairing that’s easy and soothing, as these hues bring to mind calming landscapes and blue skies of the outdoors.

When mixing green with natural wood tones, be sure to explore the full spectrum of green shades for your furnishings. Here, a strong leafy green sofa sets the stage for the rest of the space, but the hue is beautifully carried through to the teal and turquoise found in the art and the wallpaper.

Varying vivid and quiet shades of green will help create a balanced and inviting look. Consider expanding to blue-green accents, like the pillow and artwork, which can be soft visual counterpoints that are in keeping with the overall palette and are easy on the eyes.  

To round out green furnishings, opt for accents in all variations of brown, like tan leather and dark wood. Green and brown together, which nod to the natural world, have a way of opening up a space and infusing it with a relaxed atmosphere.

Try small brown accents, like a leather pouf or a carved wood side table, for touches that accentuate green rather than compete with it.  

 

Glamorous and Alluring: Purple and Gray

When you combine regal purple shades with gray hues, the result is a space that’s irresistibly chic.

There’s a Parisian feel to this color pairing, which has a way of feeling effortless yet inviting. Because purple is a statement color by default, use it as your anchor, like the sofa in this living room scenario. Then layer in gray accents, be it a shiny silver side table, a stone-hued ottoman, or pillows, art, and a rug with touches of gray.

If you’re unsure about committing to a large piece in purple, like your sofa, try reversing the color formula. Use gray as the anchoring color and add in touches of purple, ranging from violet to lavender, mixed with silver finishes to achieve a similarly elegant look.

 

Bright and Cozy: White on White

As simple as this color approach sounds, white on white rooms can feel incredibly cozy with the right furnishings.

Choose pieces in white and pile on lots of rich textures, such as woven poufs and ottomans, fluffy and faux-fur pillows, a deep plush sofa, and soft cowhides. Similarly, a large piece of art with an elaborate design will provide both sculptural and textural appeal.

To bring out these textures in a big way, balance them with furnishings in natural materials, like rattan, basket weaving, and natural fibers, which will draw focus to the intricate textures of your white accents. To further play up the cozy atmosphere, try foregoing curtains to let in ample daylight, which will allow these textures shine.

 

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Our Favorite Wall Art to Refresh Your Space for Fall

Looking for an easy and affordable way to refresh your home for fall? We’ve rounded up our favorite pieces of wall art from our Fall 2017 collections to help with just that.

A new piece of wall art is a simple way to change up the look of any room. Wall art is also relatively easy to transport (compared to your sofa) so you can feel ok investing in a piece that will stay in your collection for years to come.

What’s more, wall art can be easily repurposed from room to room, so when you grow tired of a piece in your living room you can easily move it to your bedroom for a quick change up.

 

Take a peek through these nine pieces of wall art, all under $500, and get ready to refresh your space for fall.

 

1. Stormy Summer, $206 (framed 24”x24” print)

Set the mood for fall with this abstract print by Brooklyn-based artist, Lauren Packard. We love these stormy summer hues, which easily invigorate a neutral space and work with any decor style.

Stylist Tip: Hang this work above a natural wood credenza or a camel leather sofa for a warm and inviting look.

 

2. Young Dancer Wall Art, $148 (framed 18”x20” print)

Add a touch of traditional elegance to your home with this portrait of a young ballerina. The warm yellow and ochre hues are reminiscent of fall but won’t feel out of place in your home year-round.

We especially love this print paired with the distressed gold beaded frame for a touch of old-world charm.

3. Evening Calm Print, $500

Keep it cool and collected with this watercolor washed painting by artist Rachel Pavlic. Painted with hues of greens, blues, and grays, this abstracted landscape is the perfect addition to any contemporary space.

Stylist Tip: Hang this work above a stone fireplace or against shiplap walls. We love the serene landscape as a mellow focal point against any textured backdrop.

 

4. Arranged Shapes Prints 1 & 2, $199 each

Inspired by the Bauhaus Art Movement, these abstract prints are the perfect modern additions to any home. We love the geometric shapes and warm palette, which feel seasonal now but will work year-round to warm up your space.

Stylist tip: You don’t need to have an ultra-modern style to make these prints work in your home. Try pairing opposites, like these abstract prints over a skirted sofa.

 

5. Through the Trees, $399

This photograph of a lush forest is the perfect way to bring a pop of greenery indoors for fall. We love the saturated color and texture of this print, which pairs especially well with any rustic or minimal decor scheme. If you’re looking to infuse some color into your space, give this print a second look!

 

6. No. 8 A in grey, $206 (framed 24”x24” print)

Add the perfect pop of abstracted texture to any room with this framed print. A must-have piece for any eclectic interior, we love this piece paired with a woven leather safari chair or over a carved wood credenza.

Eclectic not your style? Don’t hesitate to try this print for an infusion of texture and pattern into a more neutral space as well.

 

7. Lemons 1, $170 (framed 17”x14” print)

Want to preserve some springtime freshness into your home through the fall and winter? Give this sunny yellow lemon print a try. Painted on an invigorated pink background, we love this simple still life in a gallery wall or as a simple statement piece for your kitchen.

 

8. Blue Figure by Kate Worum, $199 (framed 18”x22” print)

A modern and calligraphic take on Matisse’s blue nudes, this print of a female figure is one of our fall 2017 favorites. The bright blue backdrop is highly versatile and will pair nicely with a variety of decor schemes. Prop this print atop your dresser for some morning outfit inspiration.

 

9. Cloud Engraving Wall Art, $199

A nod to a 19th century engraving techniques, this print of an engraved cumulus cloud will bring a touch of Renaissance sophistication to your walls. We love the intricate details of the engraved texture paired with the slim gold frame.

Stylist Tip: Have a little one on the way? Hang this artwork in your nursery for a touch of whimsy now, and then re-purpose it as a lovely piece for another room later.

 

See a piece you love? Try it on in your 3D room today!

 

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Autumn Checklist: Get Your Home Ready for Fall

As the season shifts from summer to fall, it’s time to prep your home for the cozier days ahead – mornings spent indoors by the fire with a book or evenings entertaining family and friends.

With that in mind, there are simple ways you can change up your rooms to savor all that autumn has to offer, indoors. From making simple decor swaps to preparing party-ready spaces, here’s our checklist of easy updates that will ensure your home is warm, inviting, and comfortable throughout fall and beyond.

Let in the Autumn Light

It may seem counterintuitive to leave your windows bare during this seasonal transition as temperature cools, but it’s the best moment to let in the beautiful autumn daylight and usher in a sense of seasonal warmth.

If you have curtains or heavy drapes, pull them back all the way until winter sets in, and you can also hang a large mirror on a wall to reflect more of the natural light in a room.

Think Seasonal Hues

Embrace a fall color palette in large and small ways. Whether it’s adding a small tan leather pouf, layering in touches of gold and brass accents, or simply bringing in seasonal flowers in shades of reds and oranges, filling your room with colors that recall autumn’s changing foliage will help bring the season’s beauty indoors and play up a cozy atmosphere.

Get Set for Cocktail Hours

Fall always signals the beginning of party season. Make sure you’re ready to host happy hour gatherings and cocktail parties by checking to see you have enough extra seating in your living room, a bar cart for drinks, or even just trays to make serving simple.

Thinking about hosting movie marathons and game nights? Be sure you pile some extra pillows onto your sofa for added comfort; now’s the time to get a few small ottomans that you can easily move around for additional seating or side tables.

Start Prepping for Holiday Gatherings

There are cocktail parties and then there are holiday parties and family gatherings. Year-end festivities have a way of always sneaking up on all of us so autumn is the best time to start readying your space.

Start by making sure you have lots of seating spread across your living and dining rooms; and if you need a new dining table or a buffet to host big dinners, now’s the time to get those pieces in.

Double check that your entry area is free of clutter. And if you’re expecting overnight guests at some point during the season, prepare fresh linens and nice toiletries in your guest room.

The key is to start now—because the holidays will be here before you know it.

Settle Into Cozy Textures

Swap out your summer linens for cozier throws, pillows, and textures. Think velvet and leather cushions, chunky cable knit blankets, a warm duvet, and fluffy sheepskin rugs. It’s all about embracing snug fabrics, such as wool and cashmere, in lots of small ways.

And no need to stop there: woven textures and warm, grainy wood accents are textures that can enrich rooms as well. Try pulling in a small bench with a woven seat or simply adding baskets and wooden bowls as accents in your living space or bedroom.

Spread Some Ambient Light

Whether it’s moving a floor lamp over to a reading corner or hanging plug-in sconces next to a bookcase, good lighting that’s evenly distributed throughout your rooms will bring a romantic and moody glow to your fall evenings.

Having the right lighting in place will also add to the season’s overall festive mood, so consider placing a table lamp by your entry or swap in some new pendants to brighten up your dining room.

And of course, don’t forget to fill your rooms with candlelight as finishing touches that add elegant glimmer.

 

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White Furnishings that are Worth the Investment

There are still those that tell us “no white after Labor Day.” We’re here to tell you there’s longevity in white, especially when it comes to furnishings for your home. In fact, stylish white furnishings have long been timeless staples for interior designers.

Today, the crisp shade can be found in a wide range of modern designs, proving that white furnishings not only look sleek and beautiful, but they still have lasting power in the home.

To inspire you and show you the possibilities with white furnishings, we’ve curated three looks for three different rooms in the home with pieces from a few of our favorite retailers.

See the looks below and try adding your favorite designs in white in your own 3D home.

A Clean-Lined & Cozy Living Room

Design a living room that’s equal parts contemporary and cozy with a mix of foundational furnishings in white. This Caitlin Sofa from Interior Define in ivory fabric features deep, cushioned arms and backs that make it the perfect piece for lounging, while its soft curves and option for brass legs will help give the space a warm yet modern vibe.

Place it atop the Souk Wool Rug from West Elm to play up a graphic black and white scheme. The rug’s Moroccan-inspired pattern will add cool visual interest underfoot. Then, going off the rug’s geometric lines, bring in Anthropologie’s Calo Side Table alongside the sofa. The grouping provides you with an instantly welcoming seating area in the living room.

Finally, to round out the space, bring in the Fuel Credenza from CB2 to serve as either a TV console (it comes with gaps for cords), a display surface for showing off your art, accents, and plants, or a closed bookcase that doubles as a bar on top. The beauty of this credenza is that it’s extremely versatile and the white lacquer adds simple polish and shine that works perfectly with the rest of the furnishings.

 

An Eclectic & Comfy Home Office

There’s nothing like having a workspace that makes you feel inspired, but more important, comfortable. You should feel at ease when you’re spending so much time at this desk spot in your home. Gathering some of our best finds, this home office space feels both eclectic and livable.

The white Mid-Century Desk from West Elm and the Eames chair from Design Within Reach set a modernist stage for the space. Pull in a Ivory Faux Cowhide from World Market to offset the bold lines of the chair and the desk.

Continuing with the modernist vibe, the Avalon Single Shelving from RHTeen is a sharp-looking bookcase that offers ample storage for books, files, and art. Meanwhile, its slender silhouettes is in keeping with the cool angular lines of the overall space.

 

A Glamorous & Inviting Bedroom

Create a fabulous bedroom retreat that’s as sophisticated as it is soothing with these glamorous finds that are big on style and texture. The Halo Bed from CB2 features a low base, white-cotton upholstery, and brass inlay that make it an inviting and showstopping centerpiece in any bedroom.

Anchor the foot of the bed with the Heathcote Brass-Tipped Bench from Anthropologie, which has dazzling metal legs that add to the shine of the bed’s inlay. The white bench also comes with cream stitched-leather upholstery that adds even more rich texture to the space. Take it even one step further with a Sheepskin Rug from Pottery Barn laid down on the floor below the dresser. After all, what’s a fabulous bedroom without a luxe, fluffy sheepskin to keep your feet soft and cozy, right?

To top of the bedroom, the Audrey Dresser from West Elm, with its retro-inspired appeal and eye-catching carved geometric facade, ushers in a touch of Hollywood Regency glamour. The antique brass-finished legs and hardware are details that provide extra sparkle and which tie back to the overall posh look of the space.

How to Make Neutral Spaces More Exciting

neutral spaces

While neutral spaces can feel simple and beautiful, they also run the risk of feeling bare without the right accents. Here, we show you 5 color palettes that always work to spice up a neutral space—and how to incorporate them into your own home.

1. Natural Tones

If you’re looking to switch up your neutral space with a color scheme that’s easy on the eyes, consider this light, earthy palette that brings together hues often found in natural materials.

The key is to keep with softer natural tones; instead of dark slate and walnut, opt for pebble gray and blond wood. Try looking for a natural-fiber rug in a light basket color to give yourself one large anchoring piece. It will make for an easy point of color reference for choosing other accents. The result is a pared-down vibe that’s simple and soothing.

Where to Start:

Think different light wood tones with natural fibers, wheat and straw with sandy browns, cowhides with stone and gravel.

 

2. Blue & Gold

For a versatile color that’s not a neutral, blue is your next best bet—every shade of it. Consider pairing blue and gold, a metallic, for a stylish and sharp alternative to classic blue and white.

To create a cohesive look with this combination, decide on a statement shade of blue and choose different pieces that help to spread it around in a neutral space—whether it’s a blue pillow, a rug, or an oversize piece of art. The idea is to create different focal points with the color. Then, focus on adding small gold touches, like side tables, picture frames, and floor lamps. A little glimmer can go a long way. The result is a pairing that’s always elegant and modern.

Where to start:

Think indigo with brass, cerulean with golden yellow, baby blue with gold leaf, cobalt with gilding.

3. Warm Tones

Rich rustic colors are a surefire way to spice up your neutral surroundings; they’re guaranteed to add vibrancy to a room. Consider mixing warm reds and oranges into a neutral room for a look that’s bold, vivid, and inviting.

Look to the shades in between red and orange as a way to lock in your color range. Then decide if you want to pull in more reds or oranges into your space. Whichever color you choose, work from one end of the color spectrum, pulling out two to three shades of the color as you move towards the other. In doing so, you’ll create a gradiated palette. Try an upholstered piece in a red or orange you love, then look for two more pieces in different shades. Remember that too many pieces in this warm color family can easily overwhelm your room; too few, and they can feel out of place.

Where to start:

Think apple with cherry, brick with terracotta and fire-engine red; tangerine with apricot, sunset with burnished orange and bronze.

4. Green & White

Green and white is one of the most versatile color combinations—even more so than blue and white. The possibilities for this pairing are endless. And no matter the shade of green you choose to pair with white, this combination always looks chic.

From everyone’s favorite banana leaf print to malachite, green and white is more prevalent in your decor than you think. The key to mixing green and white into a neutral space is to add different patterns in this palette. For instance, try a rug with a leaf design and a pillow with green geometrics and some greenery. The result is a cohesive look that’s also layered.

Where to start:

Think jade with malachite, olive with seafoam, forest green with herb hues like sage, basil, and mint.


5. Jewel Tones

A jewel-tone palette is certain to dial up the glamour in a neutral space. Unlike any other palette, the approach is to go big, so consider adding a few statement pieces in these vivid hues.

When it comes to decorating with jewel tones, think bold solids. Whether it’s artwork in an amethyst purple or a pillow in bright amber, decor and accents in one color will provide the most impact. Jewel tones, like emerald, ruby, and sapphire are heightened primary colors, so they will naturally complement each other when used separately. Try starting with pairs of pillows and art. Another bonus? These colors also work well with metallics, such as gold, silver, and mirrored touches.

Where to start:

Think emerald with amethyst, ruby with amber, sapphire with rose quartz.

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Best in Show: Our Favorite Home Decor Finds from Target

 

A great retailer of on-trend and wallet-friendly furniture, Target is an amazing place to shop for home decor. Their collection features a range of options to suit every style and budget, and sometimes all it takes is a little imagination to see how the look can come together.

To help show you the possibilities, we curated three looks for three popular styles with our favorite Target pieces from our 3D catalogue.

Browse the looks below and try on your favorite pieces in your 3D home.

 

Rustic and Cozy

Create a rustic and cozy reading nook or spruce up your entryway with this simple round up of Target favorites. The Amelia Area Rug in cream and gold (starting at $299) creates a warm and inviting foundation for the space, and the intricate floral pattern adds a layer of richness and rustic texture.

Pair it with the Beechhurst Button Tufted Bench ($229) for an extra dose of understated elegance. The combination of the button tufting with the rustic wood frame adds a note of polish while still keeping your space feeling cozy and inviting.

Finally, the 6-Cube Organizer Shelf ($60) allows for open and organized storage. Dress it up with a few vases or your favorite books – this simple bookcase is super versatile. It can be used horizontally or vertically, so you can easily repurpose it when you want to redecorate or mix up your look.

 

Trendy and Comfy

For those of you who love the look of Mid Century Modern interiors but can’t quite imagine living in them, this modern and comfy living room might be the look for you. Featuring some of our all-time favorite Target finds, this space feels trendy but is still livable and inviting.

The Windson Wood Armchair ($230), which made our hit list for the best lounge chairs under $500, and the Porter Mid Century Modern TV Stand ($275) sport the warm woods and organic forms of classic Mid Century pieces. Pair them with the Nate Berkus Tribal Area Rug ($129) for a pop of color and to give your space a bit of personality and texture.

The Linhigh Woven Wire Coffee Table ($149) is a fun alternative to a standard coffee table. The minimal and modern wire form is sure to start a conversation, and makes the piece super light and easy to move (great for all you nomadic home designers out there).

The ultimate statement piece, we cannot get enough of the Iris Floor Lamp ($229). The elegant silhouette and luxe pops of gold make this a total eye-catcher, as it lends a glamorous and sophisticated touch to any space.

 

Chic and Inviting

Create an enviable entryway with this collection of glamorous Target finds that look a great deal more expensive than they are (sticker shock in the best way). The sleek and minimal Stepney Console Table ($129) has a glam and modern vibe, and the unique Z-base adds extra intrigue to the look.

Perched atop the console, the Audrey Desk Lamp ($40) is a great option for low-profile and flexible lighting. Hanging out next to the Cosette Armchair ($199), it makes for a stylish reading lamp, or try it out on your desk or nightstand. The Cosette Armchair is also a great option if you are looking to add some contemporary seating to your home. The upholstered low back and high arms give this chair a statement shape, while the long tapered legs keep it feeling light and elegant.

Finally, no chic entry would be complete without a fully stocked bar cart. The current must-have item of any trendy interior, bar carts often come with price tags that will make your eyes bulge. But that’s only one of the reasons why we love the Wood & Brass Bar Cart ($129). The gold frame and wood shelves are an ultra-chic combo, and the casters make it easy to maneuver. A great option for small spaces or if you are just looking to add a pop of glam to your home.

 

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Style Spotlight: Rustic Warmth

Rustic Cozy Living room

 11 of our Favorite Cozy and Rustic Living Rooms

 

Do you crave a space that is inviting and cozy, traditional but still completely livable? Then chances are your style in Modsy terms is Rustic Warmth. One of our most popular styles, it’s a look that makes any house a home.

Browse through some of our favorite customer rustic living rooms to see if Rustic Warmth is the style for you!

Rustic Cozy Living room

1. Two symmetrical sofas fill this open living room and create the perfect cozy conversation space.

 

Rustic Cozy Living room

2. For this customer’s space we opted for a live-edge, wood coffee table with hairpin legs to add a modern flair to this traditional living room.

 

Rustic Cozy Living room

3. A busy, patterned rug adds texture to this dining room. Also a great option for hiding any spills that might occur!

 

Rustic Cozy Living room

4. Have a small space? Try an open-base coffee table like this customer did, to give your room an “airy” look and keep it from feeling cramped.

 

Rustic Cozy Living room

5. Two button-tufted leather chairs keep this living room traditional, while their swivel bases and sleek shape add some contemporary notes!

 

Rustic Cozy Living room

6. Pops of warm metals against neutral linens keep this living room feeling cozy and rustic.

 

Rustic Cozy Living room

7. We opted for light and medium woods in this customer’s space to keep the space feeling warm, but not too heavy.

 

Rustic Cozy Living room

8. A leather bench with a minimal shape gives this entryway a pop of warmth without looking too heavy and cluttered.

 

Rustic Cozy Living room

9. A pile of patterned and textured pillows alongside a buttery leather ottoman make this living room the perfect place to curl up and get cozy.

 

Rustic Cozy Living room

10. This long horn steer is the perfect way to add a rustic crown to your sofa.

 

Rustic Cozy Living room

11. Reclaimed woods alongside hammered metals give this living comfortable space the perfect rustic hideaway.

 

Want more Rustic Warmth? Try it on in your own space today!

 

 

Style Spotlight: Mod Visionary

Style Spotlight: Mod Visionary

 

Do you dig a retro look almost as much as you crave a clean space? Do sleek forms and modern styling set your heart aflutter? If so, then chances are your style is what Modsy calls “Mod Visionary.”

The Mod Visionary look combines Mid-Century Modern forms with minimalist styling and colors. Our most popular style, browse through some of our favorite customer spaces to see if Mod Visionary is the look for you!

Big Space / Small Space:

No matter how many square feet you have to work with, our Mod Visionary collection is poised to work anywhere. Ripe with open-base pieces, this collection is full of furniture perched atop tapered legs to ensure an open and airy feeling in any room.

 

This small living room looks full and functional without feeling stuffed. The elevated sofa and coffee table create the illusion of weightlessness while also visually balancing the two dense side tables.

 

This open living room/dining room feels equally full and thought-out. To fill up the larger space, we opted for the sectional version of the mid-century styled sofa, a dynamic piece that comes in a variety of sizes and shapes to suit any interior.

 

This customer’s space also features our Mod Visionary collection, but it takes on a whole new function as a dining room. The open space accommodates a storage piece and an expandable dining table. Pro tip: place your extra dining chairs on either side of the credenza to avoid over-crowding your dining table.

 

A much smaller space, this dining room lives in close proximity to the living room. To work within such a small footprint, we swapped a glass-top dining table to visually open up the space and create an uncluttered look. No space for a credenza? A petite bar cart provides just the right amount of storage for a small space.

In the Zone:

Two spaces are better than one, and our Mod visionary collection is ready to tackle them all. This customer’s open floor plan was in need of some zoning to create two distinct areas. Turning the sofa away from the dining area helped visually divide the room, while still keeping the visual harmony of the space in tact.

First Impressions:

Have an entryway in need of a spruce? Mod Visionary has you covered. This customer had a lot of wall space to work with, so we ramped up the storage with a dining room credenza. We also love the play between the geometry of the doors and credenza. Yes way, entryway!

Architecturally Accommodating:

What really makes this style such a crowd pleaser, is its ability to work in a variety of environments. You don’t have to own a modern, all-white everything kind of home to enjoy Mod Visionary decor. A style that agrees with all kinds of homes, Mod Visionary works in contemporary estates to Southwestern bungalows, and it even looks right at home amongst high ceilings and Victorian cornices.

 

 

 

 

Want more Mod Visionary? See how it looks in your own space and get started today!

 

 

Icelandic Interiors: Bringing the Nordic Look to your Bedroom

Recently we’ve found ourselves daydreaming of taking a vacation to Iceland. We can’t stop obsessing over the land of majestic mountains, cascading waterfalls, and the fluffiest sheep and reindeer. And while Iceland’s outdoors are a marvel in and of themselves, their interiors are just as stunning.iceland_3

Images of bedrooms with clean lines, a modern Nordic edge, living rooms chalk full of natural materials and neutral color schemes fill our social media feeds and Pinterest boards. And since a trip to Iceland isn’t in the cards (yet) we decided to bring these interiors to us with our latest Icelandic Bedroom collection!

Here, simplicity is the name of the game while materials and color help create a space that feels both informal, welcoming, and elegantly designed. Read on to learn how to get the Icelandic bedroom look and shop the collection below!

How to Create the Icelandic Bedroom Look:

 

Build your base:

  • Capture the Icelandic aesthetic by opting for foundational pieces that feel both simple and hearty. We love the clean lines of Pottery Barn’s Farmhouse Canopy Bed frame especially paired with the simple, yet slightly eclectic shape of the Tanah Nightstand (Anthropologie).

 

iceland_5Create a neutral color scheme:

  • Essential to this bedroom is the connection to Iceland’s majestic landscape. Help foster this in your space by creating a neutral color palette inspired by Iceland’s scenery. We opted for an elegant collaboration of browns, greys, blacks, and creams like West Elm’s Colca Wool Rug.

 

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Go natural:

  • Bring the Icelandic terrain even more into your space by incorporating furniture and accessories made of natural materials. Raw woods, chunky knits, fluffy sheepskin pelts, and braided wool and jute are all great choices. We especially love the Emmerson Reclaimed Wood dressers (West Elm) and the Antler Pendant Light (CB2).

 

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Make it a room with a view:

  • Ok, easier said than done, but one of the most stunning parts of Iceland is the dramatic landscape! Since we can’t really bring Iceland to our windows, we opted for art that captures its beauty instead. We love the photographs by Robert and Tiffany Peterson from Artfully Walls, special shout out to Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier Field and The Black Church of Búðir!

 

All that’s left to do is grab a hot cup of coffee, a fluffy blanket, and maybe a cat and snuggle up and enjoy your Icelandic bedroom retreat! Staycation done right.

 

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The Naturalist’s Interior: Designing a Minimal Bohemian Living Room

Naturalist Living Room Collection

Warm, calming, and eclectic, this living room is the naturalist retreat you’ve been searching for. Come lounge around on a patterned dhurrie settee or plop down on the floor with some pillows; this space is for those of you looking for a way to satisfy your minimal and bohemian cravings.

Get the Minimal Bohemian Look:

Neutral Color Palette:

Lay the foundation of your naturalist abode with a neutral color palette. Opt for whites, beiges, and browns to create a warm and calming space.

  • We started with a coat of Decorator’s White (Benjamin Moore) to let the unique architecture of our space shine.

Natural Materials:

Incorporate natural materials to enhance your living room’s naturalist vibe. Choose pieces that use raw or unfinished materials like jute, rattan, wood, leather, stone, or shell.

Naturalist Living Room Collection

Play with Texture & Pattern:

Amp up the bohemian feel by incorporating texture and pattern. Playing with these elements will give your living room that essential eclectic charm.

  • Bring a welcome pop of pattern to your space with the Bridal Rug Settee (Wisteria). We also love the honeycomb pattern and translucent glow of Serena & Lily’s Capiz Honeycomb Chandelier made with real capiz shells.

Naturalist Living Room Collection

Naturalist Living Room Collection

Add some Natural Curiosities:

The secret sauce of this space is its perfect balance between the romantic and scientific elements. Equally charming and intriguing, these few details are essential for nailing the naturalist look.

  • We included an homage to one of the most influential naturalists, the larger than life John Muir Tribute Tree artwork (Natural Curiosities). Add a touch of natural whimsy with sculptures and small objects, like our Floating Marble Ducks (Wisteria).

Naturalist Living Room Collection

We love the idea of bringing the great outdoors into your home. As American writer, Genevieve Valentine writes, “Nature provides enough order to soothe and enough entropy to surprise,” making it the perfect interior design muse. So, if you love the boho look but not all the color, or if you like minimal spaces but find them chilly, our Naturalist collection is the “neutral territory” you’ve been seeking.

 

Ready to see the Minimal Bohemian look in your home?

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