Maybe you wouldn’t call your style modern, but you like the idea of a contemporary chair paired with a streamlined sofa (that can seat the entire family, of course). Perhaps you don’t really know what Danish Modern means, but you love the look of sleek and minimal design. Or maybe you enjoy the look of modern interiors, but don’t want to feel like you’re living on the set of Mad Men.
If that sounds like you, then the Mod Enthusiast might be the Modsy style you’ve been looking for. Our third most-popular look, this Modsy style is the perfect mix of mid-century modern and transitional furnishings. The look is perfect for people who want a modern space but still value comfort.
With our Mod Enthusiast style, you’ll find a curated mix of pieces that factor in comfort and style, for a look that’s trendy and inviting. Keep reading to see our 2018 take on the Mod Enthusiast look and pick up 7 ways you can work the style in your own home.
1. Start With Streamlined Upholstery
With the Mod Enthusiast style, it’s all about balancing clean lines with comfortable designs. Anchor rooms with streamlined upholstered pieces, then layer up with warm, modern accents.
For this living room, we created an inviting foundation with a mid-century style armchair, a simple sofa with big comfy pillows, and a leather ottoman. The upholstered pieces are classic and comfortable, so we rounded out the decor with edgy side tables, a geometric rug, and a contemporary sideboard, which make the space feel modern and welcoming.
2. Add Warm Wood Tones
After you’ve set up a clean-lined furniture foundation, you’ll want to mix in warm wood tones. These have a way of infusing modern spaces with a sense of comfort and casualness.
This dining table has a wood base that’s the perfect balance of sleek and warm. To maintain that contemporary yet comfortable vibe, we mixed in Danish Modern-inspired chairs, upholstered armchairs with wooden legs, and a wood credenza that combines function and streamlined style.
3. Make It Cozy
Our Mod Enthusiast style is one of our most popular looks because it’s big on style that’s of-the-moment without sacrificing comfort.
Try swapping in a simple upholstered headboard that’s clean-lined but also cozy. Pair it with a wood side table, a cool table lamp, and a sleek floor lamp to give your cozy room a bit of contemporary edge and texture.
4. Make It Kid Friendly
With our Mod Enthusiast style, you’ll find a specially curated mix of furnishings that are modern and can be tailored for kid friendly spaces.
Make room for a kids corner with a tepee where little ones can hang out. Then add in a sofa and coffee table with rounded edges. Finish with a pouf and an easy-to-move armchair for versatile and family-friendly accents.
5. Mix In Some Graphic Art
Layer spaces with punchy shapes and patterns in the form of small accent art. This is a great way to add a graphic pop to even the most utilitarian of spaces.
Add bold art with modern appeal to a more practical modern space, like your home office or the entry. These small but mighty pieces have a way of adding visual impact and will help balance out your spaces with modern edge.
6. Mix In Comforting Accents
Along with graphic art, throw in some soothing soft accents that help to ease and also enliven your spaces.
In this bedroom, soft-hued pillows, a plush bench, and a rug in a calm neutral palette balance out the bold colors and shapes of the modern furnishings. Try spreading greenery around a room to play up a comforting atmosphere.
7. Play Up a Welcoming Palette
For a classic Mod Enthusiast look that’s hugely inviting, opt for a palette of warm tones that add comfort without distracting from the modern silhouettes and sleek lines of your furnishings.
Combine a wood chair, a plush armchair, and a neutral sofa with pops of red, coral, and shades of green. A mod pendant light hung in front of a round mirror creates visual impact. It all adds up to a modern look that’s perfectly cozy.