Eclectic Living Room

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

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 and contrasting styles to create a cohesive space.

We love that eclectic spaces show the personality of the person who lives there and leaves so much room for individual creativity. If you’re a lover of all things boho, we’re here to help you tackle designing an eclectic space—and today, we’re focusing on eclectic living rooms! As one of the main spaces in your home, it can feel intimidating to try a design style that’s a bit out-of-the-box. But you don’t have to stress. Keep reading for eight tips for designing eclectic living rooms!

 eclectic living room1. Combine Furniture in Different Styles

Unlike other interior design styles, eclectic design is all about mixing furniture from different aesthetics or time periods, together in one space. So, you wouldn’t want all of your furniture to have modern lines if you’re going for an eclectic look. Rather, consider curating a mix of foundational pieces that represent different styles.

For example—using the above eclectic living room as inspiration—you could go for a traditional coffee table, minimal or modern accent chairs, a transitional sofa, and a vintage boho-style rug. This interesting mix of styles gives a sense that the space came together over time and is a unique representation of your distinct tastes. (And creates a space that is dynamic and unexpected!)

One big tip when picking out foundational, eclectic furniture: While some symmetry is nice (as seen above) you definitely want to keep it from feeling too matchy-matchy—which is the exact opposite of eclectic design.

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Eclectic Living Room2. Go High-Contrast in Your Color Palette

Creating a high-contrast space emphasizes your eclectic style, adding a cohesive and harmonious quality to your eclectic style. This might look like mixing rustic patterns, traditional furniture, and modern pieces together in one space. But what makes this unexpected mix of styles work is a strong and simple color scheme. It’s clean and high impact—a perfect way to keep an eclectic space from feeling chaotic.

In the eclectic living room above, the black and white palette balances the more delicate traditional chairs with the bold silhouette of the leather sofa, giving them equal weight. And how about that floor lamp for an unexpected pop??

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Eclectic Living Room3. Embrace Antiques and Vintage-Style Finds

Using vintage or antique pieces in your space will make your living room feel more unique and will really play up the eclectic nature of the style—like the mirror, coffee table, and vintage-inspired floor lamp, pictured above! You can make your space feel historied by collecting items with worn textures and finishes.

But, if you aren’t in an area with access to good vintage and antique finds, you can also fake it! Worn-wood finishes, vintage-treated rugs, and metals or leather pieces with a patina are great ways to give off that vintage vibe.

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Eclectic Living Room4. Take an Eclectic Approach to Styling

Don’t want to go full-out eclectic? Consider infusing your space with eclectic styling instead. One way we love to do this is by creating a gallery wall full of funky art and decor. Or even propping art on consoles and credenzas, rather than hanging them up. Both of these are less formal design elements that infuse eclectic vibes into any space. It’s a perfect way to play with some eclectic styling in even the most formal of spaces.

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Eclectic Living Room5. Play With Patterns

A classic eclectic move is to play with patterns. Consider mixing patterns across furniture and accessories, mixing both organic and geometric shapes. You can also play with scale, using a variety of both small and large patterns.

Here, strong geometric patterns are given an eclectic treatment through a playful mix of textiles—from throw pillows to wall art, and even a lampshade! But a soft black and neutral palette keeps the look cohesive, for a delightfully eclectic living room.

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Eclectic Living Room6. Invite Lots of Layers

Layering items in different shapes and textures adds dimension to a space and makes it feel warm and inviting. Think: rugs on rugs, woven wall hangings instead of prints, and layers of colors and patterns in throw pillows.

A great way to create a layered, eclectic look without it feeling cluttered is to focus on a few items that each have the right mix of color, texture, and pattern. A bold wall color sets the tone for this space, but keeping furniture in more neutral tones and opting for a mix of earth tones in the rest of the colors keeps the space clean.

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Eclectic Living Room7. Master the Material Mix

Bringing in lots of texture is another foundational element of this style. So, when creating an eclectic space, go all out with mixed materials. A mix of carved pieces, sheepskin, leather, natural textures, and pom-poms give an eclectic warmth to this space! And it adds visual intrigue for a living room that’s both dynamic and layered.

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Eclectic Living Room8. Keep Your Layout Casual

Ultimately, this style is all about making a space feel comfortable and relaxed. So, skip the symmetry and go for an unexpected, casual layout. Think about nontraditional layouts or unexpected furniture choices—like using a pouf where you would normally have a chair. Elements like this will give your living room that signature eclectic vibe.

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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 in dining rooms. While many open-concept homes have done away with formal dining rooms in favor of open living rooms/dining rooms, they’re far from out of style. In fact, here at Modsy we’ve recently seen a rise in formal dining room designs! While super formal dining rooms were definitely out of vogue for a while, people are returning to them, with the desire to have a nice, dedicated space to gather around the table for meals.

What is traditional interior design style?

So, let’s dig a little deeper. What is traditional style? Well, it actually encompasses several different sub-categories of interior design—including rustic, classic formal, and American traditional.

Rustic design celebrates the vintage charm of pre-industrial design styles. Some of the traditional features you’ll notice in rustic styles are natural, weathered wood combined with simple accessories, architectural fragments, or one-of-a-kind pieces. Overall, this style is comfortable, warm, and inviting.

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Classic formal relies more on antique and heirloom pieces of furniture to create an elegant, formal feel to the space. Classic formal interiors have traditional elements and expected furniture arrangements and layouts. The patterns you’ll find in these spaces are classical, like damask, floral, chinoiserie, and toile, and you’ll find them layered in furniture upholstery, drapery, and bedding.

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On the other end of the spectrum, American traditional design is a bit understated and a less formal style than other traditional options. It’s based on an older American style that pulls inspiration from colonial and craftsman interiors. In these spaces, you’ll find dark leather and upholstery or muted, woven patterns, along with dark wood furnishing with minimal ornamental details.

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We love that there are so many different approaches to traditional, so you can find the design sub-set that best suits your style! Want to get the look of a traditional dining room in your own home? Keep reading for seven ways to bring a traditional dining room to life!

The Style: Rustic Warmth

Rustic Warmth gives you rustic-traditional vibes with some contemporary design elements. It’s a cozy but clean look that’s an approachable, practical take on rustic-traditional style.

The Key Elements

This style is full of traditional dining room elements—like the slipcovered and spindle chairs and the trestle table. But the contemporary nod comes in with the streamlined forms of the furniture. However, the rustic materials and natural textures keep this look decidedly grounded in the traditional sphere, featuring textures from rugged wood and chunky jute to linen and antiqued metals. As for the color palette, you’ll see a lot of high-contrast neturals—which keeps this space cozy but enlivened.

It’s perfect for…

Families, since the dining table and chairs are all solid and approachable. It’s also great if you like a hint of those rustic-traditional vibes but want a more contemporary approach.

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The Style: Farmhouse Chic

Rustic and glam elements combine to create this farmhouse chic look. It’s an interior design style that’s fresh and feminine but has plenty of cozy vibes, with some definite hints of luxury throughout.

The Key Elements

Farmhouse chic relies on traditional shapes in the furniture—like wingback dining chairs and this ornate pedestal dining table. But the mix of materials is both chic and rustic, from the weathered and distressed woods to velvet, brass, and decorative nailheads. There’s also a variety of natural materials in this space, with pops of jute, seagrass, and linen. The color palette is neutral and muted, but features pops of pastel pinks, blues, and yellows to warm it up—as does the natural light flooding into this room. And with those colors comes an eclectic mix of patterns, which gives this dining area a playful edge.

It’s perfect for…

Those who love both cozy and glam styles. They may be seemingly opposite design tastes, but this room is proof that they can co-exist. In a similar vein, it’s also perfect for those who like a little luxury but also want some countryside charm.

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The Style: Timeless Traditional

This look is where traditional design and classic formal elegance meet, for a look that’s timeless and traditional. This style has a stately, formal air, giving a sense of history to the spaces it’s in. We love that it creates a livable yet polished space.

The Key Elements

Key to the timeless traditional style is choosing foundational furniture for your dining area that are in traditional or classic formal styles. You can include a lot of antiques in this style—now is the time to choose pieces with great history or interesting stories of origin. Furniture in timeless, traditional dining rooms should be in dark wood tones or even black, and will feature ornate carved details—like spindles and fluted bases (peek this petite dining table). In this type of formal space, you’ll want to go with expected, traditional layouts. A statement chandelier helps create a focal point in the space. And, for any pops of colors and patterns, keep it traditional with damask, toile, chinoiserie, and oriental rugs.

It’s perfect for…

Anyone who loves a space with timeless appeal and antique elements. This one goes out to everyone who isn’t a fan of sleek, modern spaces.

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The Style: Refined Rustic

Classic and rustic styles combine to create refined rustic. Formal styling and elegant design elements keep this look in the traditional camp, with a timeless air. But this style also carries a sense of history with its smattering of vintage touches—while still being livable and warm.

The Key Elements

This style relies on rustic materials and shapes. For a dining area, think a distressed farmhouse dining table, slipcovered chairs, an antiqued oriental rug, and spindle dining chairs. As for the layout, you’ll notice that this style tends toward the formal, traditional dining room layout that’s symmetrical and expected—giving a sense of order and curation to the space (peek this guide to learn all about dining room layouts). You can finish off this look with vintage touches, like an antique-style mirror or a vintage-inspired chandelier. An added element that helps this style shine? Tons of natural light.

It’s perfect for…

Lovers of vintage spaces who gravitate toward classic, formal polish that’s warmed up with rustic elements.

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The Style: Contemporary Connoisseur

Classic formal design is softened with transitional and contemporary design elements. While, overall, this style has classic undertones, you’ll notice a more contemporary approach to finishing touches.

The Key Elements

The contemporary connoisseur look relies on classic foundations—like formal chairs, elegant accessories (like the chandelier, mirror, and sconces), traditional patterns, and a symmetrical layout. However, none of these pieces are full-on classic; rather, they all have slightly toned-down aesthetics. In this traditional dining room, you see this in the muted color palette and the streamlined captain chairs at either end of the table, both of which make this space more approachable. However, the soft, neutral color palette also features some pops of blues to add a cheery vibe to the space and is punctuated by pops of dark metal, which add a slightly contemporary air.

It’s perfect for…

Someone who wants a classic look but wants it to still feel approachable.

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The Style: Vintage Farmhouse

Vintage Farmhouse design is a mix of American traditional and rustic design elements. The traditional side is based on the older American style we mentioned earlier, which pulls inspiration from colonial and craftsman interiors. While American traditional is a very—you guessed it—traditional style that’s not necessarily “on-trend,” it’s still one of our favorites. It has stood the test of time for good reason. This is one of the more “masculine” approaches to traditional style and effortlessly pairs rustic touches with formal shapes and stately antiques.

The Key Elements

With vintage farmhouse design, you’ll often see dark upholstery, leather, and dark wood furnishings that have minimal ornamental details. In this traditional dining area, we opted for a small, round dining table to give it a more intimate vibe. Meanwhile, the blue wingback chairs are polished, stately, and have a formal air. Subtle pops of patterns found in the art, the ginger jar in the corner, and the texture on the rug drive home that vintage feeling—as does the dreamy color combo of blues and neutrals found in those patterns and throughout the dining room. Rustic materials come through in the distressed wood dining table and the antique metal chandelier.

It’s perfect for…

Those who want to fill their home with a sense of history with antique and vintage elements but still want to keep ornamentation to a minimum.

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The Style: Comfortably Classic

Classic formal is mixed with a bit of charm in this comfortably classic design. This style features a rustic sense of warmth and coziness, with a contemporary ease and approach to styling.

The Key Elements

Rustic materials are foundational to comfortably classic design. In this space, that means a distressed rug, an antique table, and distressed wood window frames-turned-mirror. However, the linen dining chairs add a crisp, clean vibe and their shapes add a contemporary flair. The relaxed arrangement feels more welcoming and family-friendly than other traditional dining room designs—and the swap of chairs on one side for a bench only adds to this feeling. (A bench is also great if you don’t want little ones near white upholstered chairs!) Finally, plants bring this space to life and add a welcome pop of green and texture!

It’s perfect for…

Those who want a classic space that’s still family-friendly, livable, and welcoming.

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The April Edit: 11 Beautiful Bedrooms We’re Obsessed with This Month

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The bedroom is one of the most personal spaces in your home. It’s where you go to relax and rejuvenate so you are ready to face every new day. It’s important for bedrooms to be places that we love to retreat to and feel good in—how else will you have sweet dreams? Whether a restful bedroom feels like a sleepy escape by the sea, a cool color scheme, or a calming spa, a beautiful bedroom design can help you rest easy and awake feeling refreshed and inspired.

If you’re looking for ideas for bedrooms in your home, we’re here to help. Welcome to the March edit: best bedrooms edition! This post will walk you through our favorite bedroom design ideas of the month. Explore the spaces and shop each look below!

The Style: Refined Connoisseur

This master bedroom starts with classic foundational pieces like the elegant headboard, and the mix of traditional and modern elements to create a truly refined style. The palette is a play on the classic red, white, and blue color scheme, but the hues are subtly tweaked to make it both comfortable and classy.

The Key Elements

Bold, red walls set the stage for the formal drama of this bedroom (when done right, red bedrooms are amazing spaces. The earthy shade is pleasant, not aggressive, and works well with the minimal styling and overall color scheme. The room starts with a symmetrical layout and classic pieces, like the tufted headboard, inlaid bedside table and glass lamps. They are subtle but offer a sense of luxury in the materials and details. We paired these with modern touches—like the metal accents, pendant light fixture, and cowhide—to keep the space feeling fresh and current. The best bedroom ideas offer equal parts comfort and style—and this one strikes the perfect balance.

Who is this look perfect for?

Someone who loves a classic look with a hint of drama.

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bedroom designThe Style: Contemporary Farmhouse

This small bedroom toes the line between contemporary and traditional style. It features a bit of the clean lines and modern playfulness of contemporary style along with the historic charm of traditional furnishings. All in all, the space feels current but rooted in cozy traditions.

The Key Elements

Robust traditional-inspired pieces, like the spindle leg bench and designer bedside table elements, add gravitas to this contemporary space. A dark accent wall adds height to the slanted ceiling and pulls in warm tones in pillows and woods. Palette of creams and earth tones are warm and inviting and subtle geometric patterns throughout the room give it texture and life. Smoky glass lamps and the upholstered bed frame are contemporary yet approachable and rustic materials like wood, jute and linen keep a small bedroom like this feeling cozy.

Who is this look perfect for?

Anyone who has a contemporary space but prefers a traditional style bedroom.

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bedroom designThe Style: Cool Minimalist

We love the clean lines and lack of ornamentation in minimalist bedroom ideas like this. The subdued color palette creates cool, calming energy for sleeping—it’s like a breath of fresh air.

The Key Elements

This designer bedroom features deliberately spare decor to enhance the openness of a large space.  The minimalism and streamlined foundational pieces make a quiet impact and the light color palette feels extra cool and refreshing. Blue is a super inviting color and one of the best bedroom ideas when you need to add depth to a room (explore more blue bedroom ideas).

Wall art and furnishings are sparse, which brings out the subtle impact of the brick wall and vintage patterned rug. Pops of gold geometric pattern on the side tables accentuate the smooth surfaces throughout the master bedroom. They also offer large closed storage to make sure the space stays tidy.

Who is this look perfect for?

Someone who values style and simplicity and needs both for a good night’s sleep!

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bedroom designThe Style: Rustic Minimalist

This master bedroom starts with basic foundational pieces to create symmetry and balance. The rustic bedroom furniture has minimal styling and a super neutral palette and the designer combo of light woods and strong lines are perfect for anyone looking for cozy, rustic bedroom ideas.

The Key Elements

The minimal, sparse layout of this master bedroom let’s the charming and cozy foundational pieces speak for themselves. The worn wood finishes give the bedroom set the rustic charm of a countryside farmhouse. And the cool grayscale color palette makes birch wood finishes really stand out! High-contrast bedroom ideas like this give bedrooms that designer touch.

Playful details like the tiger pillow, wood bead chandelier, and geometric rug add modern charm to the otherwise old-fashioned room. And the styling and layout are extra streamlined to let the character of each carefully curated item stand out.

Who is this look perfect for?

Someone who likes cozy spaces but also a cool and crisp aesthetic.

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bedroom designThe Style: Elegant Connoisseur

This elegant bedroom features formal and glam styles brought together in a fabulous mix. Statement pieces and a color palette of rich blues with pops of yellow combine for a look that’s regal and rollicking at once.

The Key Elements

Classic foundational bedroom furniture pairs with the symmetrical formal layout in plenty of bedroom ideas. But this blue beauty gets a glam update! The tufted headboard floral pillows have a classic appeal and metal accents, luxe velvet upholstery and the pendant lights turn up the glam. And other design ideas, like the twin crane bird lamps and gold brushed abstract wall art have a chic elegance that stands out. This is a look that has fun with the design but doesn’t go crazy.

Who is this look perfect for?

Someone who wants to feel pampered in their posh space.

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bedroom designThe Style: Scandinavian Chic

Add a cozy feeling to your master bedroom design with inviting Scandinavian touches. The vibe of this room is slightly eclectic but still clean and open. The neutral palette and birch mid-century foundational pieces give off that strong Scandi vibe we love.

The Key Elements

We love bedroom ideas with an “Off the wall” layout like this. Instead of arranging the bed flush with the wall, we placed at an angle to the corner to keep things interesting. Leaning art up against the wall creates a fun, casual look—plus it leaves room for the large statement mirror and the cool pendant lights to shine.

Light wood finishes add texture but remain sleek and the neutral palette makes the space feel open and airy. The organic textures add visual intrigue throughout the master bedroom and are extra cozy and calming, while the plants play up the organic feel of this space.

Who is this look perfect for?

Someone who loves the simple, minimalist aesthetic of Scandinavian design.

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bedroom designThe Style: Rustic Traveler

Bohemian bedroom design and rustic elements make a beautiful pair! This bedroom features an eclectic assortment of furnishings and decor in rustic finishes and materials. The color palette benefits from all the natural light, making this a great place to wake up every day.

The Key Elements

This master bedroom design is the perfect blend of homey comfort and worldly style! The palette of subdued neutrals and grays make it calming and cool and pops of navy blue add contrast. Natural materials like the rattan chair, wicker headboard, and bench add warmth and the woven area rug and white room accessories are the perfect contrast against the grey wall.

The collected feel of the decor makes the space extra welcoming and unique. Cool grays and woven tans add dimension and depth to the room—and we love the playful assortment of patterns!

Who is this look perfect for?

The person who wants their master bedroom to have a unique character by showing off their tastes and travels.

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bedroom designThe Style: Mod Collector

There’s nothing boring about this modern bedroom design! It’s an awesome mix of classic mid-century modern style with youthful eclectic touches that brighten it up. It’s a balanced, curated look that gets an edge from funky statement pieces!

The Key Elements

Mid-century modern foundational furniture is the basis for this small bedroom—you can see the classic mid-century form in the bed, nightstand, and wall art. These pieces blend with edgier black and white bedding and accessories to create tons of visual intrigue.  A strong sense of geometry and pattern enlivens this relaxed modern bedroom. We love how much character the grid-like square poufs and wall art pillows give to the space. The tall industrial mirror adds light to the space and makes the narrow room feel wider—same goes for horizontal stripes on the rug!

Who is this look perfect for?

Someone who loves mid-century modern but wants to put a youthful spin on it.

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bedroom designThe Style: Modern Rustic

This style is all about creating an informal space that’s inviting and aesthetically pleasing. The small bedroom design mixes touches of mid-century modern with rustic charm for a beautiful bedroom you’ll love coming home to at night.

The Key Elements

This bedroom softens the white walls with a warm palette of gray and beige hues—a perfectly relaxing color scheme! Textures and patterns, like the ottoman, cowhide, and woven pillows, warm up the look even more. Abstract wall art, geometric-inspired patterns and the faded vintage rug could be overkill in some rooms but the neutral color palette keeps it from going haywire! And the rustic elements warm up the mid-century modern gray wood foundational pieces.

Who is this look perfect for?

Someone who likes a clean modern bedroom with a little rugged charm.

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The Style: Contemporary Chic

This modern bedroom plays off the beautiful lighting from the skylights to create a space that feels soft and approachable. The contemporary look adds a cool composure while a touch of modern glam makes it totally distinct.

The Key Elements

A contemporary master bedroom is stylish to begin with but this one feels like a place to be pampered! This room has luxe touches galore, like the dusty pink highlights and velvet pillows and curtains.

Organic materials and shapes like seagrass, the gourd-shaped lamp, a mottled rug, and curvy, wrought-iron ottomans give it a Deco feel. And the symmetrical layout is a formal design element that contrasts with the eclectic material/shape choices for a curated look. And the pops of gold and nightstand mirrors feel super glam against the white walls.

Who is this look perfect for?

Anyone who wants a mod, romantic master bedroom or a touch of Hollywood glam.

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bedroom designThe Style: California Collector

Fun west coast vibes abound in this funky bedroom! It features a playful mix of modern and traditional pieces that will make you feel happy while you hang loose.

The Key Elements

This modern bedroom design definitely has a relaxed coastal feel. It’s modern but chill, like a seaside escape—you can almost hear the waves crashing outside! The blue accent wall creates depth and the complementary orange and teal color palette create a playful harmony. The light wood bed frame and crisp white bed linens make the bedroom feel calming and serene. The guitar as wall art plays up the casual surfer vibes and the woven rug and leather bench feel both collected and casual.

Who is this look perfect for?

Someone who wants their bedroom to feel like a balmy beach getaway.

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5 Modern Entryway Ideas That Make a Stunning First-impression

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Your entryway is the first thing someone sees when they walk into your home and helps set the tone for the rest of your house. And not only does it create the first impression for guests but it’s also the first place you see when you walk through the door and the last thing you see when you leave the house. All that to say your entryway should be a welcoming sight at the end of a long day! But it should also be functional. There’s no use in a beautiful modern entryway design if it doesn’t actually serve your needs!

What furniture do I need in an entryway?

So, what are the key ingredients of any successful entryway? From our perspective, it’s storage, seating, and style.

Depending on your needs, entryway storage could include a range of things—from coat hooks and baskets for easily stashing accessories, to a credenza with closed doors, or a storage bench to hide clutter. Or it could even be a simple console table where you can stash mail, takeout menus, and your keys. The storage items you choose depend on who lives in your home, what your getting-out-the-door routine looks like, and even what time of year it is. (Winter boots and coats take up more space than sandals, so you might need to slightly adjust your entryway season-to-season!)

Speaking of shoes—for most people, an entryway is a place you put on or take off shoes on your way in and out of the house. Having a place to sit can be super helpful—especially if you have young kids and are still helping them tie their shoes! Some seating options we love in entryways include benches, a stool or two, a dining chair, or even an armchair if you have a larger foyer-type entry to fill.

How do I personalize my entryway design?

Finally, style is an absolutely necessary ingredient in an entryway! This is a space that’s easily neglected when it comes to decorating, but as the first thing both you and guests see when entering your home, it should reflect your style and complement the rest of your space! This could mean adding art you love, decorative touches that feel personal, a stylish rug, or even a gorgeous mirror. (Because a last-minute outfit checks/makeup touch-ups area is a must!)

How to Design a Modern Entryway

If you’re looking for some tips on how to bring a modern touch to your entryway, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for five designer-approved modern entryway designs that are ready for spring and will make an amazing first impression!

The Look: Minimal Modern Entryway

Sleek forms meet simple styling in this minimal modern entryway. This entryway design has all the essentials of a good entryway, along with clean lines and minimal decor.

The Key Ingredients

The streamlined console has minimal form with interesting geometric details. And we love the wood and marble combo! This is a great piece if your style leans more minimal, because it adds decoration through materials and shape rather than through more stuff.

Next are a couple of practical touches. The leather stool is the perfect place to sit and take your shoes on and off and the natural fiber rug adds texture and is great for high-traffic areas like this. The baskets on the console shelf create some stashable storage—perfect for spring and warmer weather when you have less bulky clothing and shoes! And if you need even more storage, you could add another row of baskets on the floor below the console.

You can top off this minimal entryway with some cheery art and decor! We love the fresh palette of crisp whites punctuated by the pops of bright color in the artwork. Pro tip: it’s totally ok to mix up your art between seasons! So, if you love this painting in the entryway for spring and summer, but it doesn’t feel right for the fall and winter, simply switch it out for the colder weather and bring it back when it warms up! (Moving pieces from room to room throughout the year is also a fun way to mix things up without always having to buy new stuff!) Fun artwork like this—along with some fresh greenery—is our favorite way to welcome guests with the reminder that warm weather is on its way!

This is a perfect entryway if…

You prefer a minimal aesthetic but still want some cheery pops of personality

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The Look: Moody and Modern Entryway

Modern doesn’t always mean light and bright or clean and cool—and this moody entryway is proof of that! This is a slightly more eclectic take on modern, but the clean lines keep it grounded in a modern look!

The Key Ingredients

Overall, this space is all about the play of geometry—from the patterns and textures to the contrasting colors and even the shape of the console. This structured wood console is, in fact, the foundation of the space. We love the beveled edges which gives some subtle visual intrigue. And the multi-tier shelves and cubbies give you ample storage options for both horizontal and vertical items! (We opted for a tall basket on the left—perfect for stashing umbrellas for those spring showers—and additional baskets that can work as catchalls on the second shelf.)

Contrast is also key for this look. The wall color definitely sets the moody tone for this space, but the play of lights with the darker tones adds energy to the look. Adding some contrast through lighter pieces is specifically great for spring, especially if bright colors aren’t your vibe. It invigorates an interior in the same way bright colors would, but it keeps the look more edgy.

Subtle styling adds personality without going overboard—an essential in modern designs. The black and white landscape photo adds modern contrast against the geometric-patterned decor. You’ll notice we skipped the seating here, for simplicity’s sake—but you could easily add a stool or bench if needed! And a pop of greenery in a bright white vase is just what this set-up needs to welcome spring!

This is a perfect entryway if…

You have a modern aesthetic but gravitate toward a moodier color palette.

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The Look: Modern Rustic Entryway

If you love modern designs but want something a little more approachable (that’s still on-trend), then you might want to give modern rustic design a try! This is a look that plays with modern forms and ideas but mixes in rustic materials for a trendy but cozy aesthetic.

The Key Ingredients

In this space, you’ll see plenty of modern forms: the credenza, the pair of stools, and the sleek lines of the lamp and mirror. But they’re all rendered in natural materials, like wood, seagrass, and rattan, giving them a more rustic vibe. The combination of modern lines and rustic texture is what really brings this look to life.

This credenza is a great storage option if you need more room to stash away clutter. Having the option to close the door on miscellaneous, sundry items in your entryway keeps this look low-maintenance! (Unlike open shelving, which needs more attention to look its best—and regular dusting!) And the top can be used for decor, along with trays or bowls for your keys and wallet. The pair of stools—with their black wood bases and woven seats—adds a lovely pop of texture and contrast. We placed them across the room from each other for a more casual vibe, but you could also move them next to each other for a more formal, symmetrical look! The vintage-style design of this rug brings more rustic into the mix and lends an almost antique vibe—along with a delicious pop of color and warmth.

This is a perfect entryway if…

You want a look that’s functional year-round and can easily transition from cold to warm weather with only a few small decor tweaks!

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 modern entrywayThe Look: Modern Farmhouse Entryway

Speaking of trendy styles —modern farmhouse is taking the design world by storm and is a look we’re majorly crushing on for spring and beyond! It’s a combo of mid-century modern design elements and cozy farmhouse touches—creating a look that is on-trend but rooted in vintage elements with charming, countryside undertones.

The Key Ingredients

Modern shapes—with a strong emphasis on geometry—lay the foundation of this look. These geometric and modern shapes are found in the simple and sleek console table, the arched mirror (a super trendy shape), the sleek carved bowl on the tabletop and the modern shape of the lamp.

But then some organic shapes come into play with the materials—like the rustic woods of the table and bowl, the chunky woven basket, and the feathery pampas grass.

To finish off the look, we opted for a trendy take on a traditional spindle chair—a farmhouse favorite filtered through a modern design aesthetic. And the traditional patterned rug with subtle rusts and blues grounds the space with a sense of rustic coziness.

This is a perfect entryway if…

You want something modern and on-trend but also love a homey touch.

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The Look: Modern Boho Entryway

This final look is another take on a trendy, modern entryway. It also features mid-century modern design elements, but it combines them with a bohemian aesthetic. The casual vibe of this space emphasizes easy living.

The Key Ingredients

Core to this look is an eclectic approach to mixing different styles, materials, patterns and colors. But we used a simple but visually interesting bench as the foundation and main element of this space, which provides a generous seating option. The combination of the live-edge wood top with a galvanized steel base is a fun juxtaposition of materials.

A basket tucked underneath the bench (or to the side, if you prefer) is a simple storage solution. And you could even do a trio of bakets if you need a little extra storage! The pillows add some comfort to this set-up, and, along with the art and rug, they bring some color and organic patterns into the space. We chose pops of blue for all of these pieces to tie together the eclectic mix of patterns. And you can’t forget the plant—a hallmark of bohemian style and an essential decor touch for spring!

This is a perfect entryway if…

You have a laid back, eclectic style. It’s also a great design if you don’t have a proper entryway and need to designate part of your living room as an entryway space!

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10 Best Rustic Bedroom Designs of the Month

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Rustic design is all the rage at the moment! And it’s no surprise why—in these uncertain times, we often look to comfortable and familiar interior design styles to provide a sense of stability in our homes.

Rustic style is warm, full of character, and inviting from the moment you walk in. We love it for everything from living room to office to bedroom design because it is welcoming and easy, with a calming and traditional color palette. Rustic decorating ideas put emphasis on the natural and the organic. Furniture and decor ideas include reclaimed wood, raw materials and other elements that come right from the earth.

What is rustic style?

Overall, rustic style is comfortable, warm and inviting—especially when it comes to bedroom design. Rustic decor feels more homey and welcoming than industrial decor and tends to incorporate more traditional home furnishing ideas, as opposed to industrial’s factory-style edge.

Borrowing ideas from the vintage warmth of pre-industrial design, rustic style is all about unpretentious beauty and rough-hewn charm. It embraces a no-fuss aesthetic that showcases the beauty of subdued hues, nature-inspired textures, and rugged materials. You’ll find lots of traditional furniture made of earthy materials like natural, reclaimed wood, and stone that bring elements of the outdoors inside. Combine this with simple accessories, architectural fragments, or one of a kind heirlooms to complete the look.

Rustic is often confused with the warm, homey vibes of farmhouse style, but rustic places more emphasis on earthy, organic materials that feel a bit roughened up by the elements. The color palette swings toward neutral but don’t be afraid of bold pops, as long as they are earthy tones like greens, browns, and greys.

Why is rustic style great for a bedroom?

Rustic bedroom design is a favorite with Modsy customers! The style makes perfect sense for bedrooms because rustic decor is all about creating a warm and approachable feel. Neutral, calming colors, weathered, handmade elements and nature-inspired decor are all desirable features of rustic bedroom design. Plus, rustic style is super versatile—it blends well with other looks and is totally cozy, inviting and relaxed.

Peek inside 10 of our favorite rustic bedroom designs of the month and get inspired for your space!

rustic bedroomThe Look: Classic and Charming

We just adore the timeless beauty of this rustic bedroom design. Yellow and soft neutral tones give the space a warm glow that’s enhanced by natural light. Rustic bedroom furniture like the carved wood bed and the woven jute rug play on texture/geometry. It also adds a classic flair to the space along with refined detail in rustic material.

Lots of layers here make the bedroom design extra cozy and dynamic, like the faux fur rug and other bright fabrics. The steamer trunk style dresser adds a timeless element and the bench offers a decidedly modern touch with hairpin legs. Rustic farmhouse art above bed centers the bedroom design and adds perfect balance.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves classic and traditional design but also craves the feeling of a bright and sunny bedroom design.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Rustic With an Industrial Edge

This updated “Ski lodge” vibe is one of our fave rustic bedroom ideas. It highlights rustic materials like reclaimed wood and metal and pairs them with the sleek industrial forms seen in nightstand and bed. The natural wood furniture is trimmed in galvanized metal and storage beds like this make rustic bedrooms more practical. (Take a look at some more great storage ideas.)

A bold, navy blue wall adds a moody yet comfortable feel to the otherwise classic color palette. Grey, navy, and white shades are warm and inviting and make a great backdrop for simple, understated wall art. We also dig the unexpected industrial rustic light pendants in lieu of table lamps.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves rustic bedroom ideas that make you feel like you’re curling up in a warm and cozy ski lodge.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Rustic with Southwestern Influence

This is one of our favorite bedroom ideas for those who like the basics of rustic bedroom design, but also want a playful look. The Southwestern patterned rug adds visual texture to ground the room in earth tones. The palette of saturated, natural colors is high-contrast and the variation of textures and bright whites helps make earthy tones pop! An area rug like this even works on the wall-to-wall carpet—just layer in on top to bring an extra pop of style/personality to your rustic bedroom.

The matching dresser and nightstand have a timeless style while the horse art above the bed is playful and eclectic. For a boho/rustic flair, we added the woven pendant light and the playful but practical poufs offer extra seating and can move around as needed!

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves the rich colors and warmth of the rustic barn look and southwestern style.

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The Look: Refined Rustic

This refined rustic bedroom is the perfect blend of classy cabin and luxurious lounge. The symmetrical bedroom layout and matching bedside tables give it a formal look and the elegant white bench adds sophistication. Caning detail on the bed frame gives the otherwise streamlined piece a little lightness and adds warm contrast against the white fabric.

The classical jute rug with subtle stripes adds a coastal vibe to this rustic bedroom and abstract art above the bed softens the hard lines of the wood feature wall. Warm wood and textures elevate the neutral colors elevated with eclectic decor like the brass sconces, tall faux flowers, and wide nightstands with extra storage space.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who can appreciate the perfect casual-formal balance between refined luxury and breezy beach house vibes.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Modern Rustic

This gorgeous modern rustic style bedroom design finds a balance between rustic charm and modern form. The Kilim style rug brings rustic feel/southwest vibe and neutral colors with pops of warm earth tones like sand, brown, rust and charcoals. We’re super into the Windsor-style bed in dark stained wood—it’s a fresh take on the traditional spindle design element.

The delicate beaded chandelier and stylish wall sconce add just the right amount of light. For practical storage, we added a timeless trunk style nightstand—the industrial vibe gels with the metal window frames, sconces, and the cool Highland cow print above the bed!. For extra coziness, we added layers of patterned pillows and an inviting reading nook in the corner

This Look is Perfect For: Anyone who loves the fresh, airy appeal of modern design with lots of warm, cozy character.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Tropical Rustic Style

We are quite “frond” of this creative rustic bedroom design! The balance of light and dark colors creates a dramatic and moody vibe with an alluring tropical appeal. The palm fronds and jute roping detail play into tropical vibes while the classic rustic furniture like the bed and nightstands bring in that signature rustic warmth.

Layers of fabric like the plush duvet, woven rug and faux fur add tons of texture and the mirrors reflect light to make the room appear larger. A pair of stylish ottomans can be used for seating or a finished look at end of the bed and the grey-washed wood bed frame and nightstand add a grounding, rustic touch. Other rustic elements like the antique metal chandelier and distressed gallery wall frames are the perfect finishing touches for this tropical vintage dream room.

This Look is Perfect for: Anyone whose tastes include long walks on the beach, vintage charm, and moody vibes galore!

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Contemporary Rustic

For a transitional take on rustic bedroom design, we love this funky way of styling a room with a sloped ceiling (see these attic designs for some other great examples). The bed marries rustic and minimal with its modern form and reclaimed wood material. Nightstands with brass hardware add a more traditional/rustic touch and the patterned rug pulls navy color in from pillows/nightstands.

The simple color palette is easy to style and homey, with warm blues against a neutral color palette. We give props to anyone who can successfully handle an awkward sloped ceiling like this—not to mention that it doesn’t offer any lighting options. Sconces serve as stylish and practical solutions—great for lighting near bed/reading without taking up valuable surface area on the nightstand.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves simplicity and functional style with no tolerance for clutter.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Rustic Minimalist

What is it we love so much about the minimal rustic bedroom design? For starters, it’s always so clean, clutter-free cool, like this crisp color palette of natural woods and black-and-white. The canopy bed in washed wood is perfectly framed against the backdrop of the rustic and refined wood wall. It’s a mix of timeless styling with minimal decor for elegance and impact.

The nightstands are very classic and streamlined for a clutter-free look and black and white patterns enliven the space. The tribal print rug adds dimension and pattern along with the rustic gingham pillows and minimal striped stools. And we love the addition of wall art, which adds the vintage vibe often found in rustic spaces.

This Look Is Perfect for: Anyone who loves a tailored and formal space without the warmth of rustic style.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Rustic Farmhouse

We’re gaga for the grassy greens in this rustic bedroom design. Earthy and fresh with an eclectic twist, it offsets the playful green color palette with wood and creamy whites for a relaxing balance. Woven elements like the basket/bench warm up the bedroom design with added texture and wall art is modern but rustic, a perfect combo of contemporary + organic.

Bookcases help keep this bedroom design clutter-free while maximizing storage. And you still have the other side of the bed free for a white and wood, high-contrast nightstand. It’s a good look for a smaller room. The rug softens the rustic wood floors and anchors the space, pulling all the colors together for a cohesive look.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves crisp, clean looks but wants a bedroom design with lots of vibrance and character.

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rustic bedroomThe Look: Traditional Rustic

We can’t get enough of the bold blend of traditional and rustic in this bedroom design. The black spindle bed makes a perfect centerpiece—it has a traditional form with a moody, stately vibe. Crisp black accents throughout the room contrast with the impactful green walls for extra flair. The look has classic elements with lively and fun contrasts, like the bedframe with plush, patterned pillows.

The vintage style rug with fringe adds patterning and anchors the bed. It also helps break up solid colors in the room. Symmetrical round mirrors add a tasteful touch while keeping with the classic look. And the bench combines traditional and rustic elements with wood frame + woven seat.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who craves the comforts of traditional design updated in a fresh but cozy way.

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5 Dining Room Designs that are Better than Brunch

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It’s safe to say that we’re all dining in at the moment—so maybe it’s time to give your dining room some love! You’re probably spending more time in it right now. Whether your dining table has become your temporary work-from-home office or you’re simply sitting down for more meals at home, it’s worth taking some time to give your dining room a spring refresh! And hey, it might inspire you to host a gourmet brunch for your family at home or remotely with your friends, bottomless mimosas and all!

How do I refresh my dining room for spring?

The first step in a spring refresh? Spring cleaning! This is a great opportunity to give your dining room a deep clean and sanitize all the hard surfaces. Other than sanitizing, our main spring cleaning essentials for a dining room include dusting, wiping down, and cleaning all fixtures, fans, baseboards, wall art, the table (obviously), and mirrors. Then, spot clean upholstered dining chairs or wipe down non-upholstered chairs. Finally, dusting those plant leaves—whether they’re real or fake—is a spring cleaning must!

Once the cleaning is done, you can get onto the fun: decorating ideas! One of our favorite dining room decor updates for spring includes swapping heavy drapes for breezier alternatives like a linen or a gauzy material. Centerpieces tend to be very seasonal, so for spring we love the idea of restyling centerpieces with smaller bud vases filled with seasonal greenery and blooms. Because fresh flowers and greenery can really breathe life into a space! It’s also time to store away winter dinnerware and restyle your credenza with some spring touches.

Want some specific tips and dining room ideas to refresh for spring? Keep reading for five spring-ready dining room designs to inspire you as you refresh your space!

dining room designThe Discerning Collector Dining Room

In this space, eclectic design meets minimalism for a seriously stunning dining room. While seemingly opposite styles, they actually do work together. In fact, for this look we took a cue from the minimalist-maximalist trend, which is the very best in the world of opposites attract. This is simply a spring-ready take on this style blend, with some added brightness!

The Key Elements

Key to this dining room look is a super neutral palette with a lot of contrasting elements. This type of contrast adds energy and vibrance to the space without requiring color. You’ll notice that all the furniture is very streamlined, with modern or minimal aesthetics. This space also features plenty of geometric shapes—found in the severe lines of the table, the sleek chairs, and the sculptural pendant.

Some of the eclectic nature of this style is found in the interesting mix of materials—from marble and metal to cloth, ceramics, wood, and woven seagrass. It’s a texture-palooza! These materials add ornament without adding extra stuff to the space. The furniture pieces themselves become the works of art. We especially love the sleek, frill-free forms of the chairs and the gorgeous veining found in the marble dining table. Overall the mix of textures is the perfect balance of a minimalist aesthetic and an eclectic approach to materials.

Why We Love It

If you love Leann Ford’s latest collection for Crate & Barrel, this dining room idea is for you. It has a sleek and trendy look, but it also pulls in elements of organic modernism with its earthy and organic shapes, materials, and textures. Pulling inspiration from the forms and materials of nature is a big design trend right now, and one that we’re all about, especially in this space! All of the natural materials help this space feel relaxing and approachable.

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dining room designThe Serene Modern Farmhouse Dining Room

This dining room is equal parts rustic, minimal, and mid-century modern. It’s the perfect look if you love modern farmhouse vibes but also enjoy cool, clean spaces. Somehow, this space effortlessly manages to be both fresh and cozy at the same time!

The Key Elements

This look is all about the tension between vintage and modern. How did we pull it off? We paired a vintage-style farmhouse table with sleek, mid-century wishbone dining chairs. The dining table is rugged and substantial, made of rough wood and featuring ornate carved details. Meanwhile, the chairs are delicate, made of a glossy, blonde wood with woven paper cord seats. The juxtaposition of these pieces embodies the push and pull between old and new, casual and refined.

Also essential to this look is a neutral color palette. The lack of color and contrast in this dining room gives the space a serene and airy vibe. You’ll notice that the only “colors” present are warm woods, creams, and whites—plus that beautiful pop of greenery, which brings the space to life. It’s an essential decor touch for spring! But the mix of natural textures found in the jute rug, the wood table, the woven chairs, the shell pendant, the gauzy curtains and the shiplap walls certainly keeps the look dynamic! There’s nothing flat or boring about this space.

Why We Love It

This dining room is a perfect spring-ready rendition of a modern farmhouse look. It’s fun to see the farmhouse style continue to evolve in new ways, and this space is just one more iteration of it. And it’s also great for hosting large family gatherings in the future—this trestle table can handle large groups and kids like nobody’s business!

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The Refined Rustic Dining Room

This small dining room beautifully combines rustic design elements with classic formal elegance, for a space that’s full of countryside charm! It creates a dining room that feels put together and polished but still has a relaxed vibe. Overall, it feels elegant, livable, and welcoming—one of our favorite dining room ideas to welcome in spring!

The Key Elements

For a refined rustic look, you want to start with some classic foundations. In this space, that means slipcovered dining chairs, a pedestal dining table, and an ornate chandelier. But you’ll notice that each of these pieces is infused with rustic, countryside touches. The whitewashed and distressed woods. The linen upholstery. The glass-front credenza. The artwork and the casual styling of the credenza also speak to the rustic nature of this style. But to keep it from leaning too rustic, you want to make sure there are still some ornate, refined touches—like the beaded chandelier, the sconces, the streamlined slipcovered chairs, and the carved table base. All of these pieces bring a sense of classic formal elegance to the space.

This space also features a neutral palette, but one that’s warmed up with small pops of color. The foundations are neutral or warm wood, but the pops of yellows and greens liven up the room. And the tulips certainly help with that, too!

Why We Love It

This dining room strikes the perfect balance between formal and casual. It’s a cheery space that feels welcoming. The countryside charm puts you at ease and just feels right for spring. It’s a comforting style that’s perfect for these troubling, unstable times. We’re big fans of looking to classic and traditional decor elements for a sense of stability right now!

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dining room designThe Mod Collector Dining Room

This modern dining room is a fun mix of mid-century modern and eclectic ideas that make up one cohesive look. It has a youthful feeling, while also feeling like it effortlessly came together over time. It’s the perfect style for someone with a strong personality who wants their home to reflect who they are!

The Key Elements

The furniture found in this dining room features an informal mix of styles—a truly eclectic move. This tulip dining table with a marble top is a nod to classic Saarinen design. But the industrial chairs are a very different vibe, with a school-house feel to them. Meanwhile, the Sputnik chandelier comes straight out of the mid-century modern handbook!

This space also features an interesting and unlikely combination of patterns and materials. The patterns in this dining area are from all different “genres”—like the traditional rug, the geometric art, the industrial chairs, and the striped basket. And the materials in this space run quite the spectrum too—from marble and metal to textural materials like wool, leather, wood, and seagrass. Mastering the eclectic side of this style is all about layering on the visual and tactile textures in a space.

To really drive home the mod collector look in your dining room, you need a bold approach to color and contrast. This is most notable in the black accent wall. But between the wall color, the art, and the rug, you’ll notice that there are no limits when it comes to this color palette! The art pulls in blues, yellows, and greens while the rug adds reds and oranges to the mix. The key is simply balancing the ratio of color to neutrals. (More neutrals in a space keeps things balanced).

Why We Love It

This is a style that breaks (almost) all the rules. It’s a fun way to show off your personal style in your dining room! And with such a fun, interesting space, it makes eating in way more fun than going out—a feeling we all need right now!

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dining room designThe Rustic Boho Dining Room

A bohemian design sensibility meets a rustic approach to materials with rustic boho dining room. This smaller dining area is warm, inviting, and full of personality. It looks effortlessly on-trend, doesn’t it?

The Key Elements

Key to this dining room look is a mix of modern and traditional design ideas, pulled from different styles and time periods. The modern, sleek dining table contrasts with a more traditional china cabinet. The dining chairs have a distinctly mid-century modern profile. And the decor? It has a contemporary feel. All of these pieces mix together for a boho vibe that still creates a harmonious feeling.

The more rustic elements come into play with the choice of materials. Warm woods show off the natural beauty of the material, and opting for no-frills designs lets the wood grain do the talking. Woven chair seats add even more texture to the space. Meanwhile, the chunky knit wall hanging feels cozy and oh-so boho.

A signature element of boho style is a more eclectic and informal approach to layout. Unlike other dining room ideas, this one features a smaller table and more casual arrangement of chairs and furniture. Ultimately, you can push your space to be more or less boho with some simple layout choices.

Why We Love It

We love the cozy, informal hosting style that this rustic boho space creates. While it’s on-trend, it won’t feel dated in a few month’s or a year’s time. It’s also proof that small dining room designs don’t have to compromise on style!

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What Your Enneagram Type Says About Your Interior Design Style

You’ve probably heard about the Enneagram personality test from social media or co-workers and friends. It’s a trend that’s gained quite a following and there’s plenty of good reasons! Since the Enneagram is broken into nine distinct personality types you can think of it as a modern version of astrology. Even if you’re not a believer, it’s still fun to find out your type and share it with friends.

Not only is the Enneagram test used for determining how you perceive your environment, it also has tons of real-world applications. For starters, all kinds of companies use it to help to manage their business. It’s also a lot of fun! Plus if you really get into it, there’s a whole world of interesting podcasts (Do It For The Gram: An Enneagram Podcast) and Instagram accounts (@enneagramandcoffee) that can give you even more content.

Of course, our favorite application of the Enneagram is determining your unique style and putting it to good use in your home decor! Read on see our take on how each Enneagram type should refresh their home for spring.

1. The Reformer

The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic

Your Style: Classic, organized, symmetrical

Type 1 Style Tips:

The Reformer is a  perfectionist who needs their space to feel polished and put together. They’ll be happiest in clean-lined spaces with a Classic vibe and restrained styling. Craving order, this personality type begs for formal symmetry in their layout to keep visual balance. Their space should have ample storage to ensure an organized, tidy day to day, keeping clutter at bay.  The Reformer will benefit from using neutral color palettes to create a serene space that they will love.

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2. The Helper

The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive

Your Style: Welcoming, warm, comfortable

Type 2 Style Tips:

The generous and people-pleasing Helper thrives in spaces that are designed to welcome and entertain guests in a comfortable manner. They gravitate towards warm and cozy styles that offer stability: for example, they love a mix of traditional and modern pieces that meet everyone’s taste. An Enneagram Type 2 delights in Modern Farmhouse spaces that are approachable yet fresh and contemporary. Their best color palettes are black and white, as these warm tones will provide maximum comfort for guests.

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3. The Archiver

The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious

Your Style: On trend, splurge pieces, pulled-together

Type 3 Style Tips:

The Achiever loves to excel in all things, interior design is no exception. They love on-trend spaces that reflect their high-level tastes. Stylistically, an Achiever gravitates towards a timely style like Organic Modernism, which is oh-so-cool. The look is pulled together and effortlessly chic, and usually includes a few splurge pieces, that The Achiever loves. While the Achiever is drawn towards trending styles, they’re also likely to try trends that have some sort of cultural collateral such as , to reinforce their style prowess.

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4. The Individualist

The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental

Your Style: Eclectic, personalized, colorful

Type 4 Style Tips:

It’s all in the name with this one: The Individualist needs a space that stands out as much as they do. They need a home to showcase their self-expression. That means their style is less driven by current trends than by what they love. For type 4’s displaying eclectic wall art and collected feeling decorative objects is a must. Having a love of the dramatic, the Individualist is drawn towards bright colors, bold patterns, and layered styles.

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5. The Investigator

The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated

Your style: Mid-century Minimalist, iconic design pieces, cool

Type 5 Style Direction:

The Investigator is an intense thinker who enjoys their space. They enjoy an environment that stimulates their active mind, filled with iconic design pieces, making a cozy escape from the world. Type 5 is happiest surrounded by bold architectural pieces so loves Mid-century minimal styles. The Eames lounge chair in this design is the perfect piece for them to relax and contemplate. The Investigator’s chosen color palette is reserved and stems from the natural treatment of materials such as leather, wood, and metals.

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6. The Loyalist

The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious

Your Style: Traditional, leather, wood-tones, safe choices

Type 6 Style Tips:

The Loyalist craves security in their environment.  They can tap into that need by making a space that feels comfortable and protected. As such they prefer more traditional styles and steer away from trends. Type 6 enjoys Classic American design known for honest craftsmanship and quality materials. Solid wood and natural materials provide comfort to Loyalists and enhance their space with quality craftsmanship. Traditional palettes such as navy blue, crimson, and the warm tones of natural wood and leather suit the Loyalist best.

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7. The Enthusiast

The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered

Your Style: Minimalist Maximalist, bold, visually stimulating, a touch of glam

Type 7 Style Tips:

The Enthusiast is a fun lover. They love a space that reflects their spontaneous, out-of-the-box vibe and provides plenty of visual stimulation. Type 7  does well in a high-drama space and enjoys styles that surprise and create visual excitement. They thrive in a Minimalist Maximalist design where bold pieces are offset by iconic minimalist shapes. Their color palette should be high contrast either black and white or a few bold pops of color incorporated in art, decor, or a statement piece.

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8. The Challenger

The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational

Your Style: Glam and high drama, exudes self-confidence, saturated colors

Type 8 Style Tips:

The Challenger is a person who really knows who they are can embrace life’s little contradictions. This type enjoys a space that reflects their confidence and their ability to embrace conflict. Type 8 thrives in Glam spaces; this style beautifully combines classic touches and luxurious textures and material. Type 9 also welcomes bold colors to match their personality. The end result is a space that is beautifully decisive, dramatic, and delightfully on-trend. It exudes this type’s self-confidence.

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9. The Peace Maker

The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable

Your Style: Mid-century Transitional, comfortable furnishings, serene colors

Type 9 Style Tips:

The Peacemaker wants a space that reflects their welcoming temperament. As a personality that seeks to make all feel at ease, their space would do the same. This type shies away from trends or polarizing styles preferring spaces that are transitional in nature with a slight mid-century edge. The gravitation towards mid-century transitional design allows for a more comfortable space that anyone can enjoy. Type 9’s design aesthetic also incorporates soft and serene color palettes to further create a safe space for their family and friends.

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Minimalist Interior Design 101: How to Get the Look in Any Room

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When you think of minimalist interior design, images of spare white-box rooms might immediately come to mind. But to understand the evolution of minimalist style, you’ll have to look back to the 1920s and 1930s. It was during that time when a German design school introduced the Bauhaus style, which was characterized by spare, simple decor.

From there, the style developed over the decades to include functional furniture and clean-lined objects and geometric shapes, often placed within sparse and spacious settings that featured no more than two basic colors. For a while, that became the most recognizable approach to minimalist interiors. But that’s no longer the case!

Minimalist interiors today are anything but overly stark. They range from cozy and livable spaces that are layered with woven textures and streamlined and comfy sofas and chairs to rooms that are anchored in a strong color palette and iconic mid-century designs. It makes sense and simply goes to show how the pared-down minimalist look works with virtually any style designs.

Can’t imagine how minimalism can work for you and your home? Don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of our top minimalist interior design ideas that perfectly showcase the pared-down look to help inspire your own design. Read on to see the spaces and get our design tips!

Minimalist Living Rooms

Minimalist living spaces are just as big on comfort as they are design-forward. You’ll find they’re often anchored by modern seating, stylish investment pieces, and smart, airy layouts, which give them simple and cozy appeal.

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The Style: Industrial Minimal

This airy space with angular metal furnishings and accents has an unmistakable industrial influence. There’s a simplicity to the industrial minimal look, from the shapes to the layout, that make this space comfy while still having room to breathe.

The Key Elements: Slender modern seating and table, a high-pile area rug, metal light fixtures, which all add up to a balanced and clean-lined look that’s minimal with an industrial edge.

The Color Palette: Greens mixed, contrasting neutrals, and pops of black and white, which lend a simple and sophisticated vibe.

Why We Love This Look: This conversation area is playful and functional without feeling too subtle or too bold, thanks to the slender designs. And when it comes to livability, between all the seating and the plush rug, the room is comfy and soothing while still remaining stylish.

minimalist interior designThe Style: Minimalist-Maximalist

This fabulous living-room with its luxe use of velvet and style-forward furnishings is for those of you who love having a few iconic and of-the-moment design pieces. The best part is that this space is as loungey and comfy as it is captivating.

The Key Elements: Sculptural furniture, unique accent pieces, sumptuous textures, luxurious materials (velvets, hide, marble), all with distinctive shapes.

The Color Palette: Jewel tones meet neutrals, which is a bold approach to color that works especially well if you have furniture with simple lines and shapes.

Why We Love This Look: This is just the look and style if you love a luxurious space that’s also simple and chic. This gives you an elegant lounge for casual entertaining as well as a seating area where you can catch up on your favorite magazines on the weekends.

The Style: Contemporary Minimalist

Soft lines and an unfettered casual vibe make this space both cozy and contemporary. The key though is the spare layout, which provides minimalist appeal while still being warm and inviting.

The Key Elements: Deep comfy seating, storage coffee table (perfect for easy clean up after family game night), subtly patterned rugs, neutral textured pillows, simple art in light wood frames, pared-down and minimal styling.

The Color Palette: Soft neutrals and light wood tones give this space a relaxing appeal that’s beautifully calming and contemporary.

Why We Love This Look: Just because a space is minimal doesn’t mean it isn’t functional. This room is big on comfort with a massive sectional and plenty of storage space to match—which are pieces that are livable and none too precious.

Minimalist Bedrooms

Relaxing and tranquil, airy and uncomplicated, the minimalist bedroom is a modern haven. These spaces have fewer, more captivating furnishings, resulting in a space that’s light-filled and calming.

minimalist interior designThe Style: Refined Minimalist

Less is more is definitely the mantra for this style. There’s also a touch of industrial cool that comes with the look. For a refined minimalist bedroom, a statement-making bed frame is all you need to add gravitas to your space while making sure it still feels relaxed and airy.

The Key Elements: A striking bed (four-poster, canopy, or one with a stylish headboard), spacious bench, industrial light fixture, streamlined nightstands, all in a moody palette.

The Color Palette: Black and white is your foundation, then layer in accents in their natural textures and finishes. Soft gray touches (pillows, blankets, rug) work well here to add coziness.

Why We Love This Look: With a spare layout and a highly curated selection of bold furniture pieces, this bedroom style is both functional and sophisticated. There’s lots of under-bed and bedside storage, and it’s great for someone who loves a modern bedroom that’s livable and easy to maintain.

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Because mid-century modern design is known for its considered clean lines, it’s the perfect go-to style if you’re after a minimalist bedroom. Just make sure you work in those warm earthy colors, wood tones, and subtle colors to play up a light but warm vibe.

The Key Elements: A bed frame and headboard with clean lines, slim leather bench, simple light fixtures, wooden side tables, modern and abstract wall art, natural-fiber rug, crisp white bedding.

The Color Palette: Natural tones of materials paired with the brightest whites will give you a foundation to add in playful hints of unique color, like yellow, coral, and blue.

Why We Love This Look: Minimalist spaces are far from serious and sparse, and this bedroom proves that. It has all the warmth and charm of retro mid-century modern spaces, but it also pared-back just enough to feel casual and relaxing. Plus it’s got practical end tables and feels super livable with the padded headboard and bench that provide maximum streamlined comfort.

The Style: Casual-Chic Minimalist

The pared-back styling of this casual and minimal bedroom room is at once cool and laid-back. With spare furnishings and subtle pops of brass and glass accents, it’s a look that’s simple and practical.

The Key Elements: Metal bed frame, nightstands with open bases, neutral patterned rug, glass pendants, ocean-inspired art, minimal styling, tried-and-true blue-and-white color palette.

The Color Palette: The two-tone navy and white color scheme is a classic color combo that establishes an overall relaxing vibe in the room. It makes for a great base for layering on gold accents and other nautical and ocean-themed art.

Why We Love This Look: The bedroom is highly functional with a symmetrical layout here plenty of bedside storage and extra under-bed space. Hanging pendants that serve as nightlights also save space. The minimal accents and styling also plays-up an easy, livable vibe that goes perfectly with the overall minimal-nautical theme.

Minimalist Dining Rooms

When it comes to designing a minimalist dining room, streamlined furnishings and a few statement pieces are the way to go. Think chairs with clean lines and a striking chandelier.

The Style: Mid-Century Modern Minimalist

The mid-century dining table and chrome-base chairs are the centerpieces of this warm and minimalist dining room. The clean lines and warm wood tone make the sage green walls and captivating bubble chandelier pop, while the art and rug add in some color and texture.

The Key Elements: Mid-century modern dining table, contemporary dining chairs, sculptural chandelier, abstract wall art with soft colors, light-toned patterned rug, a bold but also soothing palette of green and gray.

The Color Palette: The green-gray palette is an elegant minimalist color combo in that it doesn’t need much color otherwise. The green further brightens the white doors and trims and the gray does the same to the neutral rug.

Why We Love This Look: As much as it is bold, this dining room is also highly functional with its large table and padded chairs can accommodate large groups for long meals. It’s also livable and approachable in that it nothing feels too precious.

The Style: Traditional-Chic Minimalist

This room proves that just because a room has minimal styling doesn’t mean it can’t still feel traditional. That’s at the core of our traditional-chic minimalist look, which is all about working in classic pieces with a few boldly modern designs.

The Key Elements: Minimalist furniture (streamlined white upholstered chairs, modern wood table), captivating linear light fixture, classic table lamps, contemporary abstract art, traditional rug, tall plants, a white and off-white palette.

The Color Palette: White, gray, and natural hues combine to create a warm and airy effect. Greenery also adds to the light and cozy atmosphere.

Why We Love This Look: With its symmetrical and somewhat formal layout, this dining room is minimal, practical, and inviting. It conveys a deep sense of comfort and livability in that it’s chic and formal enough for fancy dinners but also doesn’t feel stuffy or overly dressed up.

minimalist interior designThe Style: Minimalist Meets Rustic

This minimalist meets rustic look might be a little closer to what you typically imagine minimalist rooms to be. It’s got spare white walls, light textures, and just a few essential pieces and rustic and organic accents that give it tons of warmth. The bright and simple aesthetic, it’s easy to see why it’s one of our Modsy customers’ favorite styles!

The Key Elements: Modern dining table, mid-century-style chairs, contemporary pendant lights, sculptural black-and-white vessels and accents, tall greenery and plants, vintage or neutral woven rug, high-contrast palette.

The Color Palette: Black and white with a touch of deep wood tone are all you need here. Have a few graphic accents, then simply layer in a few striking plants for a bit of vibrancy.

Why We Love This Look: The natural textures in this room add warmth and texture to the minimal layout, making it functional, relaxed, and approachable. This is the best example of how minimalism can be cozy with just a few rustic touches.

Minimalist Entryways

Minimalism works seamlessly in any entryway in any home. It simply comes down to creating an airy and inviting space using bold modern designs that are both stylish and practical.

The Style: Minimalist-Maximalist

This passageway entry is a true hallmark of the Minimalist-Maximalist design trend with its striking wall color and eye-catching furniture and art. It all adds up to a space that’s as inviting as it is statement-making.

The Key Elements: Modern designs with strong forms (a painted mid-century cabinet, a design-forward chair), oversized abstract art, sculptural accents (cool metal vessels, vintage showpieces), contemporary sconces, neutral and lightly patterned rug, a captivating monochrome palette.

The Color Palette: Think monochrome, like this soothing gray-green, which works perfectly with notes of brass and black.

Why We Love This Look: The deep color of the walls helps to make this open pass-through space feel a lot warmer and it also provides a unique backdrop for the equally distinct furniture and accents. The layout and arrangement of the sculptural pieces also make this a highly functional and livable space, with the large storage console and side chair at the ready. Form meets function dreams come true!

The Style: Minimalist Meets Contemporary

If you’re after a pristine and calming entry, the minimalist meets contemporary look might be for you. It has curvilinear shapes, a soft neutral palette, and an instantly inviting vibe, making for a perfect way to set the tone to the rest of your home.

The Key Elements: Contemporary designs with minimalist forms, light woods, and upholstery, crisp white accents (a stool, bowls, vessels, vases), modern art (think drawings, photographs), and an overarching neutral palette of white and soft gray tones.

The Color Palette: Shades of white paired with airy gray tones and light woods.

Why We Love This Look: Clean-lined and comfy, the minimalist forms and contemporary color palette immediately set visitors at ease in this entryway. It’s also stylishly arranged for functionality and livability, while pared-down accessories that set a delightful first impression.

Minimalist Home Offices

Don’t make more work out of work. Keep a simple and tidy home office with a boldly minimalist design approach. In our book, that means a light, airy workspace organized with streamlined furnishings, a bright neutral palette, and lots of stylish and inspiring finishing touches.

The Style: Organic Modernism

Warm earth tones, natural materials, and modernist designs lend a homey and calming vibe to this workspace filled with attention-grabbing pieces.

The Key Elements: A striking modernist desk, mid-century-style chair, low-slung leather sofa, woven patterned rug, oversized floor lamp, natural and rustic accents, a minimalist palette of neutrals and earth tones.

The Color Palette: Rich earth tones and creamy neutrals that truly let the bold silhouettes and shapes of the furniture and accents shine.

Why We Love This Look: Balancing a soft and minimal design approach with a functional layout, this workspace sums up our Organic Modernism style. Along with the spacious desk and sumptuous sofa, this makes for a livable home office that’s both a therapeutic retreat and a haven of productivity.

The Style: Minimalist Meets Classic

Think of this as a collector’s pared-down approach to minimalism. That’s our idea of the minimalist meets classic look. It’s bold but simple, curated but airy, all of which makes this style an easy look to pull off in big and small spaces alike. Take this hallway office, which blends both traditional and modern pieces to create a practical yet perfectly tailored office corner.

The Key Elements: Spindle chair, rustic-industrial wood desk, steel display cabinet, light-hued classic rug, streamlined table lamp, modern painting, minimalist vessels and accents, a palette of bright whites, bold blacks, and natural tones.

The Color Palette: Pared-back black and white as the foundation allows you to meld styles seamlessly, from rustic to industrial to minimalist.

Why We Love This Look: Minimalist pieces are right at home in this classic office nook. The furnishings are curated and functional, the palette is simple but bold, and together it all feels comfortable and approachable.

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10 Contemporary Bedroom Ideas That Will Satisfy Your Design Cravings

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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 lines and smooth surfaces. Furniture forms lean toward soft, rounded shapes as opposed to the stark edges seen in modern design. Neutral shades are essential, so you’ll see a lot of blacks, whites, tans, and grays with occasional bold accents in these spaces. A good rule of thumb in contemporary design is to emphasize simplicity, high-definition, little ornamentation, and conscientious use of texture. Combining these elements creates a totally unique look that’s stunning, subdued, and absolutely approachable.

Contemporary bedroom designs are a popular choice today for plenty of reasons, including that the look is versatile enough to work as it’s own aesthetic or to blend it in with other modern styles! It’s super approachable and has near-universal appeal—plus it is one of the most functional styles for comfortable bedroom ideas. The rounded corners and soft furnishings are great for families with young kids and the smooth surfaces and modern vibe make for easy clean and clutter-free zones.

If you’re looking for bedroom designs to update your master bedroom or guest bedroom, these 9 examples show off how well contemporary design can work with a variety of styles!

contemporary bedroomContemporary Minimalist Bedroom

This is one of our favorite master bedroom ideas for a sleek, minimal look. Contemporary furniture forms are perfectly attuned with the minimal approach to styling and color. The neutral shades of the platform bed and bed linens are the focal point and pops of green and dark wood add balance to the bedroom.

Keep in mind that contemporary design doesn’t need a lot of extra adornment, so keep wall-art and accessories to a minimum. And this is in line with minimal bedroom decor too! And extra storage in nightstand offers extra functionality for a modern, uncluttered bedroom aesthetic.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves a sleek, pared-down master bedroom, but not at the expense of comfort!

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contemporary bedroomContemporary Cool Bedroom

This bedroom offers a playful balance of clean, contemporary lines and chic, stylish accents. It’s approachable and comfortable but also maintains a distinct personality. The gray accent wall offers a dramatic starting point and chic gold finishes bring the bedroom to life!

The neutral, sophisticated color palette works well with pops of smokey pastels, and gold elements add a touch of luxury. The abstract rug adds a bit of drama and softens up this space and a mirror on the back wall adds extra light and energy.  With functional bonuses like extra storage in the bench and a chic shelving option, you can keep the room free of clutter. Layers of texture like the fur throw on the rug and woven bed linens make the bedroom more dynamic.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves a master bedroom with a chic, dramatic flair—or folks who want a touch of old school Hollywood glamour in their contemporary bedroom design.

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contemporary bedroomScandi Bedroom With a Contemporary Twist

We love contemporary bedroom ideas that make use of a funky space like this! This design features natural wood finishes and an open airy layout, both hallmarks of Scandanavian and contemporary design. The clean, sparse look is perfect for a relaxing and cozy bedroom retreat.

The Scandi end tables and stool pair well with the industrial bed and contemporary finishes like the twin black lamps. Contemporary design is all about a black and white bedroom color scheme like this with Scandi pops of blue, a natural wood finish, and cozy texture from the rug and pillows. Keep the room tidy by tucking clutter into nightstand drawers and under-the-bed hidden storage.

This look is perfect for: Sparse-style lovers who also want their space to feel serene.

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contemporary bedroomInviting Industrial Bedroom

Adding elements of contemporary style is the perfect way to warm up a contemporary industrial bedroom design. This room seamlessly blends the clean, contemporary aesthetic with a subtle industrial edge for a bedroom that’s intriguing and inviting.

Industrial touches like the metal framework of the bed and end tables complement the neutral color scheme. There’s extra storage in the nightstands and bench, and the bench also makes a great place to lay out tomorrow’s outfit.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves individual elements of industrial style but needs a bedroom design that balances out the factory vibes.

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contemporary bedroomContemporary Boho Bedroom

This contemporary bedroom design features playful bohemian elements that mingle with contemporary forms and finishes. All the woven textures throughout this easygoing bedroom feel like a vacation from the work-a-day world!

The simple, clean lines of the furniture add balance and complement the rustic, organic vibes. The light, unfinished wood furniture contrasts with the orange and grey pops and the accent wall. Earth-tone accessories tie the room together and bedside mirrors add extra light. If you’re tight on space in the guest bedroom, use a desk as your end table!

This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves a cozy, eclectic bedroom retreat but isn’t all-in on boho style.

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contemporary bedroomHigh-Contrast Contemporary Bedroom

The symmetrical layout of this bedroom keeps things inviting and modern. Forms are bold yet approachable and add drama to the small room without overwhelming it. The cool color pallet still feels warm with a lively mix of patterns and shapes, like the modern wall art, pillows, lamps, and decorative items. And if you’re short on storage, those floating shelves aren’t just for display! Just line the shelves with boxes to keep odds and ends organized.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who feels at home in inviting modern spaces.

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contemporary bedroomContemporary Connoisseur Bedroom

For a bedroom design with a formal touch, we love this contemporary connoisseur style. It features a classic, formal elegance along with gold accented furnishings for subtle glam that’s not over the top. Soft blues, pinks, and grays offer an elegant update on the classic contemporary color scheme.

This master bedroom gets added visual texture from bed linens and pillows and the rug makes a bold visual statement against the design’s clean lines. Using wall sconces instead of lamps help save surface space for added functionality.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who wants their master bedroom to feel like a soothing oasis that’s both relaxing and refined.

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contemporary bedroomContemporary Chic Bedroom

Chic style is a great way to add modern flair and personality to a clean, contemporary bedroom design. Classic lines, soft forms, and symmetry keep the design contemporary and boho touches add warmth and character. We updated the contemporary color scheme with monochromatic pinks to add a little understated drama.

Furniture is both fun and functional, with nightstands serving as extra storage beside the bed and a modern floating shelf that doubles as a vanity! The floating shelf, bed, and nightstands have the classic simplicity and soft form of contemporary bedroom design. And eclectic boho-chic elements like the shell chandelier, gilded mirror and fur throw add softness and style to the contemporary bedroom design.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who wants a bedroom design that’s equal parts character and class.

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contemporary bedroomContemporary Traditionalist Bedroom

Just because contemporary design is based on a neutral palette doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate bold color! The regal blue headboard in this bedroom design makes a big impact! It’s contemporary, but the stately blue makes it the perfect match for the traditional side chair and nightstand.

Blue helps the contemporary elements like the bed, pouf and room accessories tie into the more classically influenced pieces. Pillows and wall art have an abstract design that mingles well with a traditional space. And to save on floor space, the dresser doubles as a nightstand.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who wants a posh yet polished space.

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contemporary bedroomEffortless Organic Bedroom

Contemporary design is simple, yes, but it doesn’t have to be drab! This bedroom design takes a cue from the Organic Modernism trend and features rich textures and metallic pops to demonstrate that contemporary styling can be just as striking as it is subdued.

Colors stay in the neutral palette but get extra texture from the modern bed linens and roused pillows. The bold simplicity of the bench and wall art play up the minimalist aesthetic and the use of natural materials lends an organic, earthy element. Warm neutral walls and dark wood flooring keep the room approachable and contemporary so the strong statement pieces don’t come off too stark.

This look is perfect for: Anyone who wants their master bedroom to feel like an organic oasis with a cool, modern vibe.

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Home Office Design: 8 Ideas for Home Offices that Meet Your Style Needs

office designWith the gig economy, freelancing, and remote work on the rise, more and more people in the world are making sure they have room for an office space at home! It’s a great way to give yourself a comfortable and productive space to do business when you don’t have to travel to an office. If you are planning to set up a home office space, you might be wondering what kind of office design is best for you. Everyone has different needs for their work or business, so it’s important to consider a few key elements as you’re creating your office design.

First of all, a home office has to work for you and your needs—but no one ever said it has to be sterile and boring! In fact, a dull atmosphere might even stifle your creativity and productivity. Your office design should reflect your tastes and personal style—it should be a place where you feel relaxed, energized, balanced and happy. We are strong believers that creating a stylish and beautiful home office can do wonders for your well-being.

A great home office design will also enhance your productivity. You want to make the most of your work space, whether you’re using it to run a business, do occasional freelance work, or simply take care of bills and general household management. Your office design should be functional and conducive to your particular needs and workflow—it’s all about creating a space that serves you, whether you are running a company, setting up a studio, or doing creative work.

Don’t let a cluttered, boring or stuffy office design stifle your productivity and inspiration! The right balance of style, seating, and function in your office design can shape your mood and your attitude about work—so have fun with it! If you need a little inspo, check out these 8 home office designs that we’re considering the best of the month!

office designThe Look: Less is More Chic

This is one of our fave office designs for those who want to make a statement with their space.  We’re super into the perfect mix of curated art and eye-catching glam. It’s a high-drama look with pops of gold, lots of contrast and eclectic accessories that show off your personal tastes. This is an office design that’s not afraid to take risks—just look at all that monochrome power clashing and the curvy, white desk chair.

Eclectic room accessories are essential to this look—the variety of shapes lead the eye around the room just like a curated gallery space. And we can’t stop gushing over these fabulous marble walls! The nearly-invisible desk floating in the center is the key to pulling off this office design—but it also means your desk has zero storage space. Fear not—the display shelves can be mix-use or you can add stylish baskets and boxes to keep your office space organized with extra storage.

The stark black and white color palette perfectly contrasts with the soft marble finish. High-contrast office design like this gives off an air of refined taste and pops of gold glam add just the right amount of bling. Adding a dynamic piece of wall art as a backdrop in your home office is a killer power-move. (Bonus: it also works as a strong background for video-conferencing).

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The Look: Rustic Warmth

This office design feels cozy and rustic with all the natural wood, woven textures, and its neutral, earthy color palette. Mixing in the clean, contemporary lines of the desk, club chair, and leather pouf give the space a more tailored aesthetic. The dark wood perfectly complements the leather pouf to add balance and the brass lamp draws the eclectic mix of decor together.

Earthy, rustic elements help ground this office design while the blue-gray striped rug, accent wall, and pillow add cool tones to your world of work. And we love the convertible office layout because the space can feel slightly enclosed or you can blend it into the living area simply by turning the armchair around for additional seating—it’s an ideal office design for living-work spaces. 

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The Look: Industrial Minimalist

This dramatic look is one of our favorite office designs for maximum productivity. The furniture is pure minimalist so you don’t have to deal with any clutter while you scheme up your next business plan. And the bold but earthy color scheme is a perfect backdrop for the sharp edges and industrial vibes.

Bold colors and shapes set the stage for this work space! There’s nothing subtle about the mix of dark green, black, and natural wood accents with pops of gold to top it off. With a wall color this dark, keep the room accessories to a minimum to keep the office design from feeling too heavy. Visual tricks like the slender chair and the linework of the industrial wall art help lighten the black desk and the pale, abstract rug pattern softens the look.

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The Look: Traditionally Chic

This traditionally chic office design proves that workspaces don’t have to feel the least bit stuffy and sterile. The rug, mirror, room accessories, and dresser have a super traditional look while the desk, chair and lamp are skew more contemporary and a bit glam with pops of brass.

Traditional looks pair well with the outside world, and the lovely fresh flowers bring vibrant pops of life and color to this office design. The purple accent wall adds depth to the space and balances out the soft, mauve curtains. Instead of a stiff desk chair, we opted for this upholstered option with an extra mod form and a rolling gold base.

We picked a white desk that can function as both work area and morning prep space. The dresser does double duty as a coffee station for easy work breaks—great for a studio apartment with a tiny kitchen! The pastel color palette feels traditionally feminine and inviting and the brass accents tie classic and mod pieces together.

This office design would work perfectly in a bedroom—it can double as a work space and makeup station without crowding the room with excess furniture.

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The Look: Contemporary Minimalist

We love the organic vibes of this contemporary minimalist office design! It features tons of minimal furniture shapes, woven textures and boho vibes and it feels a little bit like a balmy, serene day at the beach.

This look is all about keeping cool, concise and compact so the furniture doesn’t overpower your small space (it would be a great idea for a studio!). The neutral and bright blue color palette is instantly inviting and works well with the mix of boho and minimalism. Using a smart, functional parsons-style desk is perfect for a college student! It’s not too bulky and the open space underneath leaves plenty of room for a closed shelf of drawers or another piece of utility furniture. Studying doesn’t feel so bad in a clean, inviting and enlivening office design like this!

If office designs need one thing, it’s definitely extra storage of all kinds. Top priority items can go on open shelves where they get attention. Woven baskets are great for crafting goods and other office supplies, and you can easily  file away documents below the desk.

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The Look: Rustic Traveler

We love the unexpected charm of this totally laid back and lovely office design! It features an awesome range of pure boho woven materials all throughout the room and the neutral and pink color palette creates a totally unique look for a workspace.

Every office design benefits from lots of natural light and placing the desk against the window means you get to enjoy a sunny work area all day—not to mention the beautiful view! Warm oranges and yellows warm up this office design and you’ll want to curl right up in the cozy hanging seating, which is sure to be a hit with company (especially kids).

Spindle desks like this crisp, white one are super on-trend in office design—and we love how seamlessly it blends into the soft, earthy palette. Hanging lighting over the desk is the perfect finishing touch—it adds a touch of drama!

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office designThe Look: Industrial Collector

This awesomely utilitarian home office might be on the small side but it doesn’t skimp on style! Industrial elements are perfect for creating functional workspaces and mod touches elevate the look. The eclectic mix of industrial, contemporary, and mid-century modern style is a great choice for a highly-visible office setup in a main living area like this.

We love the reclaimed wood and silver hardware on the elegant mid-century modern writing desk. The chair has the signature mid-century form, too, in a cool, distressed grey leather. The cool grey and black color scheme contrasts with the light wood floors and bring extra warmth to the look and pops of copper add a little refinement.

This is a great way to fit a work area into the living room without overcrowding the space. Plus, you can easily turn the desk into an impromptu bar for an easy cocktail party at a moment’s notice! We also love the adjustable or “Swing-arm” lamps—you can aim light where you need it, daytime or evening.

This office design is perfect if you have a room with an open floor plan or for parents who need to work but also watch the kids play in an open space.

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9 Trendy Nursery Design Ideas We Can’t Stop Thinking About

If you have a little one on the way, chances are you have a lot on your mind! Bringing a new family member into the home is exciting and there is plenty to do to prepare. And one of the most exciting parts of getting your home baby-ready is the nursery design! Decorating a nursery is an exercise in creativity and a great way to make sure your baby room is both fun and functional.

However, nursery design can also be a challenge! There are enough nursery elements to keep your head full of baby room ideas for months. For starters, you’ll need to decide on a sleeping situation such as a crib, bassinet, convertible crib, or even if you want to co-sleep. Many parents also want a seating option like a glider, rocking chair, or day bed. Not to mention you’ll need storage for baby items, a changing table, and wall decor. Each nursery design is different and it’s up to you to dream up baby room ideas that work best for you and your family!

There are so many baby room design ideas for creating a space that feels super fun and relaxing while still making sure it’s a space that can grow with your baby and adapt to your changing needs. There are plenty of stylish nursery ideas to consider that work for both parents and baby!

If you want to kickstart your nursery plans, check out these 9 neutral nursery design ideas to help you ace your new baby’s room design!

baby room design, nursery designA Rustic + Transitional Nursery

We love the inviting coziness of this rustic and transitional nursery design. The rustic style adds tons of warmth with light wood tones and pale green hues. Botanical prints on the wall are one of the best nursery ideas to give the room a little grown-up elegance and the sleek dresser, pouf and armchair style add a transitional touch.

Stylist Tip: Adding a large area rug helps keep the floor soft + safe for baby and provides excellent noise reduction. This rug adds a fun blue/green pattern that brings the whole room’s color palette together. Keeping a stylish hamper and baskets near the dresser is also super practical because they are in reach of the changing area.

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baby room design, nursery designA Serene Pastel Nursery

If you want to go for a very versatile, neutral nursery design, this cozy look might be just right! Distressed woods and rug add a rustic touch while the mirror and crib form add a stylish mid-century modern element. Soft pinks and white add a warm glow to the room that’s not overly “feminine.” Using large toys like stuffed animals, horses, etc. for decor adds a little extra personality.

We love baby room ideas that double up as practical nursery design—the furniture and decor can grow with the baby and the layout keeps everything within easy reach! Design elements are simple and sweet—great for a toddler and transitions. Kids can use a full-size dresser like this throughout their whole childhood and the color palette is soft and soothing enough to style in a variety of ways over the years.

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baby room design, nursery designA Coastal Style Nursery

This nursery design is cool, calm and collected, just like coastal style should be. The jute and woven rope touches like the side-table, floor lamp, pouf, and pendant light have an appealing nautical look. Blue stripes in the rug and pillow are trademark coastal style and pair well with the classic blue, white and grey color palette! The sand shade of the natural materials breaks up the simple color scheme and the small decor like the whale toy and books tie all the colors together.

The classic form of the rocking chair is perfect for this look and the wingback style provides headrest for parents in need of support. The jute pouf is light and easy to move when you’re not using it for a footrest and the round rope mirror provides “on-theme” wall decor without getting too kitschy.

Pro tip: Using drapery is one of our favorite baby room ideas—it helps to soften the space and act as a noise barrier from the rest of the house so your baby can sleep in peace. They’re also crucial for keeping out sunlight when baby is ready for a daytime nap.

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baby room design, nursery designA Nursery Design for the Rustic Traveler

This gender-neutral space is one of the best baby room ideas for parents who want lots of character! The leather armchair and creamy antique crib set the stage for rustic style and the jute pouf, hanging plants, rattan mirror, and woven pendant bring in a funky boho look. The earthy color palette is muted for soothing energy and the distressed, rustic rug adds a soft surface area. The pouf is also one of our favorite ideas for sitting on the floor to play with baby or to use as a footrest while you sit in the chair.

Sage green makes a perfectly soothing wall color for nursery design. Add in some hanging plants for a more “Jungalow” vibe—just make sure they’re out of reach of grabby hands as your baby gets older! The cool animal gallery wall adds personality and a whimsical touch while the simple colors tie into the palette. This design is perfect for those who like an organic feel, eclectic styling and cozy space to spend time in.

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baby room design, nursery designA Mid-Century Modern + Scandinavian Nursery

If you are into crisp, clean Mod looks, this is one of our favorite baby room ideas! The crib’s form with angled legs, stylish rocking chair with tweed fabric, and the geometric print rug bring a bold, mid-century modern look. The striking black and white patterned rug creates a bold anchor for the design and the soft tufting makes for a cozy, baby-friendly play space where you can sit on the floor with a soft cushion.

Two woven baskets offer easy toy/blanket/book storage and the mid-century modern table lamp is one of the best ideas for practical light for rocking baby and reading. The cool map adds a pop of color and works well with the olive accent wall, which is neutral but still aligns with the mod color palette. This is a great design idea for parents who love mid-century modern but want a clutter-free nursery that’s 100% gender-neutral!

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baby room design, nursery designA Modern Rustic Nursery Look

Nothing says comfy and cozy like earth tones and rustic baby room ideas! This room features a mid-century modern crib and rocking chair that blend perfectly with rustic elements like the leather material, woven items, and soothing color scheme. The colors are earthy but stay muted for a baby-friendly atmosphere—a must-have for nap time! Texture and patterns play a big role in this design—the distressed vintage style of the rug adds visual depth and the trio of lidded jute baskets add texture and makes it easy to hide baby items.

The pouf is great for sitting on the floor with the baby or kicking your feet up in the rocking chair, and the leather material is durable and easy to wipe down. And we just love the touch of whimsy the cloud mobile adds to the room! This look is great for parents who like an earthy touch with a nod to mid-century modern style.

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baby room design, nursery designA Classic-Meets-Eclectic Nursery Design

Eclectic style is all about mixing things up. This nursery design features a traditional crib, a transitional armchair, and a cool, contemporary ottoman. The bright and high-contrast color palette is the staple of great eclectic design—it has both personality and cohesion that helps bring all the different elements together.

The slipcover lounge chair is ideal for a nursery because it’s easy to clean, soft, durable. A light rug adds soft landing on the floor and brightens up the contrast with darker wallpaper. And the starburst pendant light adds an unexpected metallic pop to baby’s room! This is a great style/space for parents who love color and excitement in a nursery space.

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baby room design, nursery designTransitional Nursery Style

If you love bright, playful baby room ideas, this transitional style room might be the look for you! It has a simple color palette of blue, grey and white that is super fun and bright without being too overwhelming. The chair is anchored on a faux fur rug for soft touch so it’s inviting and cozy for parent and child to read together. And the layout offers a view of the beautiful scenery and lots of natural light.

This convertible bed is ideal because it can start as a crib and transition into a toddler bed. It’s great for parents who don’t want to switch up furniture and decor as baby grows up. The rug anchored under toddler bed offers a soft spot to play once they’re up and out of bed. The dresser is a transitional piece too—just add a changing pad topper to make it a changing table and take it away when no longer needed! The moonlight lamp doubles as decor and light—perfect for the “no-frills” parents out there!

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13 Contemporary Dining Room Designs That are Anything but Boring

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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 more approachable than minimal or modern dining room design.

Contemporary design typically focuses on a palette of neutral colors paired with metal accents and wood tones. Good lighting is a central element and you’ll usually see a lot of accent lighting in a contemporary style. Overall, it’s a look that keeps things simple and sleek.

Why is contemporary design great for a dining room?

Contemporary style is a popular choice for dining room designs. The ambient lighting creates a warm and welcoming place to gather, entertain, host dinner parties, etc. It’s a super comfortable and versatile look that can be dressed up or dressed down as needed.

These 13 contemporary dining rooms show off a range of how contemporary design can come to life and blend with other styles. Take a look and get inspired!

contemporary dining room designHigh-Contrast Dining Room Style

This dining room is all about crisp and clean elements that speak to contemporary dining room design. The round table with geometric elements and the patterned rug add interest and texture to the dining room while the white/wood dining chairs add sophistication. The natural wood sideboard is attractive and practical—it anchors the bold black and white art. Maintaining a grey color palette keeps the dining room calm and easy on the eyes, along with the simple and practical decor stylings. To keep the modern dining area from being too monotone, add a plant for a pop of greenery/texture and a few hanging pendant lights (like this sputnik design) never hurt either.

High-Contrast Dining Room

We love this contemporary dining room because it’s tasteful and streamlined, yet still so full of energy. Notice how sleek all of the forms are—the chairs, table, and sideboard have sharp edges and absolutely no ornament. A rich, high-contrast color palette featuring bold blues and crisp whites creates just the right amount of drama and visual intrigue.

Industrial touches like the metal chairs and dark wood floors look elegant with the large windows and view outside. It seamlessly blends contemporary forms with a minimalist edge that gives off an air of sophistication and refined taste. The stark white table on the vibrant white and blue rug helps ground the room and the long blue curtains balance the look. A key element of this look is the small details, as well. We love the geometric forms used in the table setting and the striking white giraffe lamp placed next to the simple mirror and decorative vases. It’s a super bold dining room that makes a statement but is still totally approachable.

contemporary dining room designNavy Blue Contemporary Dining Room

This blend of contemporary and Industrial dining room styles is moody and masculine to the max! The modern dining room features a blue and grey color palette with pops of white and wood for contrast. The brass/bronze light fixture adds geometry and interest and the classic X-Base dining table makes a substantial statement as the dining area’s focal point.

It’s a contemporary dining room design with simple, sleek chairs in a dark fabric so you don’t have to worry about spills. The woven jute rug adds durability and the curtains help to visually frame the setting. The simple but bold styling on the sideboard and the plants add pops of texture and life to the modern dining room.

contemporary dining room designCozy Contemporary Dining Room

This lovely dining room oozes with mod contemporary style and shows off the beautiful, light-filled space and high ceilings. It’s mid-century modern to the max with a transitional edge that makes it more approachable. The mid-century modern undertones in the furniture are unmistakable but also rendered in a more pared-down way so they are less stark.

The dining table is beautiful and substantial and looks great with this minimalist table setting. The key to this look is a mix of materials and shapes, like the forms of table and chairs, the stunning mid-century modern sideboard and the rounded mirror leaned up against the wall with the dramatic vase. We love how the patterned rug underfoot adds lightness and balances the design. And the stylish globe pendant lights are a sure-fire way to start a conversation and add a playful pop that’s cool and casual all at once!

contemporary dining room designEarthy Neutral Dining Room

This dining room has a super sophisticated and curated look that is all out contemporary. It focuses on minimal styling so that what you see has a bigger impact all around. Notice the frill-free chairs and furniture, including the bar cart for entertaining, and the simple pieces of wall art for impact.

The neutral colors of the furniture set against the green wall with blush accents create a sumptuous, luxurious feel while the rug brings in some grounding energy. The sculptural waterfall light fixture adds the perfect amount of mood lighting for this contemporary dining room.

contemporary dining room designContemporary + Industrial Dining Room

If you want to go for a totally unique dining room, try something like this blend of contemporary and industrial styles. The minimalist chairs feel iconic and avant-garde and the tulip-style table doesn’t overwhelm the dining room. The round, striped jute rug echoes the circular shape of the dining table and touches of black and white add a high-contrast, modern flair.

Elements like the hanging pendant lights and the single, bold piece of art bring all the earth tones together with added greenery for an organic touch. It’s an ideal dining room for those who love a little something unexpected and conversational.

contemporary dining room designMonochrome Contemporary Dining Room

If you want a uniquely curated dining room that makes an immediate impression, you might love this monochrome contemporary look! It’s a cheery, inviting space with tons of style and originality. The sleek, transitional forms give it a slightly posh edge and the green monochrome scale adds tons of personality and warmth, bringing it back down to earth. It’s a great option to consider now, just in time for spring!

We love these leather chairs because they are simple, easy to clean and make a statement while not being over-the-top. The gorgeous stone and wood dining table grounds the room in earthy tones and looks sharp and savvy. The colors look fabulous against the cool mint walls and the striking graphic art adds a pop of contrast, pulling the whole room together.

contemporary dining room designContemporary + Modern Dining Room

This dining room seamlessly blends contemporary and modern styles to create a colorful and playful dining room. Jewel tones and elaborate dining chairs give it a luxe feel and the vibrant rug adds color to the modern dining room. The bold, white cement table is ultra-contemporary—talk about a statement piece!

The design pairs well with the tapered legs of the mid-century-style dining room chairs and the striking oversized chandelier. We kept the decor simple with just a large plant next to the sideboard so as not to distract from the beauty of the dining room chairs and table.

contemporary dining room designContemporary Minimalist Dining Room

This minimal dining room pares down to the bare essentials for a gathering atmosphere ready for hosting. Comfort meets design with the upholstered dining chairs. And the honeycomb rug pattern is a smart choice for dining rooms because the busy pattern can help hide any accidental spills!

The blue color palette with greyscale is perfect for lovers of crisp, sleek, and modern dining room design. And when it comes to keeping your dining room clutter-free, there’s nothing better than a practical sideboard with storage.

contemporary dining room designContemporary Chic Dining Room

We love the mix of contemporary and glam touches in this stunning dining area. The regal blue color palette is offset with warm wood and brass tones that give it a luxe feel. Velvet dining chairs against the light, woven rug create a formal modern dining area and the chic sideboard styling helps accentuate the sophisticated vibes.

The unique sculptural pendant light fixture is the perfect ambient lighting situation for a contemporary dining room style. Complete the dining room look with a symmetrical and bold gallery wall to create a striking contrast and a trio of plants to add a modern, earthy feel.

contemporary dining room designContemporary + Rustic Dining Room

This dining room has a distinctly Tuscan feel with dark woods and iron elements that create an immediately inviting vibe. Barrel back upholstered dining chairs add a sophisticated touch and the sculptural sideboard offers storage as well as extra aesthetic appeal. The geometric dining room rug and black and white bold art bring the classic, formal styling down to earth. And a simple color scheme, one of the hallmarks of contemporary design, allows the bold furniture pieces to be the star of the show.

contemporary dining room designCool Contemporary Dining Room

For an urban, contemporary/modern dining room, you can’t go wrong with a look based on a greyscale color scheme. This dining space has just the right amount of mood and edginess and the sleek modern dining chairs are so cool they could be functioning art pieces. This is definitely an entertainer’s dining room—the sideboard can be used for bar/party storage so you can be ready to entertain at a moment’s notice!

The handsome stone dining table with a wood base grounds the room and balances out the black chairs. Then, we added a light neutral rug to bring a little extra relief to the dark colors. And the oversized wall art and tall tree plant in the corner add impactful pops of color alongside the grey chairs. This is the kind of look that’s serious yet swanky, with sass and sophistication galore.

contemporary dining room designUltra-Minimal Dining Room

This contemporary dining room takes a cue from the understated and simple stylings of minimalism. Wire dining room chairs and a glass tabletop give it a clean, crisp lightness that doesn’t impede the beautiful view. The white captain’s chairs at the ends punctuate the table for impact and make the modern dining room feel more formal while the unexpected organic metal chandelier brings nature inside.

For a little mid-century flair, we added the tweed patterned area rug and a single plant for a pop of greenery. Overall, it’s a welcoming, yet cosmopolitan dining room with enough chairs for a small dinner party.

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Our Best Rustic Interior Design Tips for Every Room in Your House

rustic interior designYou’re probably familiar with the rustic interior design look by now. And you’re also probably familiar with the wide range of rustic decor looks that are out there, which can range from bright white farmhouse-inspired living spaces to moodier, leather and wood-laden rooms. With so many ways to bring rustic style into the home, it can be hard to know what works and makes the most sense for your own space. So what are the major elements that need to be considered when pulling together the rustic interior design look?

What are the key elements of rustic style?

To start, there’s always a mix of traditional furniture elements and simple accessories that convey a handmade feel, such as vintage-style pendant lights, carved furniture details, and botanical art. There’s also a mix of decorative elements that nod to rural, pastoral, and landscapes—think black-and-white animal and scenic photographs, woven wall decor, art with western themes.

Next, what’s key to rustic style is a mix of materials, which often ranges from unfinished or reclaimed wood to metals and natural textures, such as leather, cowhide, and jute. All of this is often mixed with a cozy palette of warm tones, earthy neutrals, and high-contrast black and white tones. It all adds up to a space that’s surprisingly clean-lined, serene, and still hugely inviting.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to bring rustic style into the home. With each rustic style look, we’ve also included tips for key elements to consider. Read on to find out!

Rustic Living Room Design

These are incredibly livable spaces that have a strong emphasis on comfort and conversational layouts, making them perfect for casual downtime and gatherings with family and friends.

rustic interior designThe Style: Rustic Warmth

Think of this look as rustic with a contemporary twist. It toes the line of formal and casual, giving you a living space that’s warm and sophisticated but none too precious.

The Key Elements: Clean-lined contemporary furnishings, jute rugs, woven accessories, mixed wood finishes, calming and neutral palette with pops of blue, orange, and earthy tones.

Why We Love This Look: The room looks polished but still feels cozy and soothing, thanks to the woven and rustic accents that add warmth and tie in the wood beams. The neutral palette also helps keep things light, airy, and casual, allowing for plenty of room to breathe. It all adds up to a comfy and chic conversational gathering space.

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rustic interior designThe Style: Refined Rustic

Rustic with a more classic spin, this approach to spaces combines elegant and sumptuous designs. You can also see it as a more feminine take on rustic that’s all about tailored furnishings, luxurious materials, and soft, cozy hues.

The Key Elements: Sophisticated furnishings with a classic bent (oversized leather sectional, ornamental tables), layered monochromatic rugs, refined decorative lamps and accessories, carved cutout details, neutral palette with subtle depth (beige, ivory, and off-white neutrals mixed with tan tones).

Why We Love This Look: There’s a playful contrast between sleek and classic that gives the room the perfect refined-relaxed vibe. The pieces also help create a cozy space that’s always entertaining-ready, be it a formal sit down or a casual weeknight with friends on the sectional.

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rustic interior designThe Style: Traditional Rustic

Rustic with traditional and industrial accents, this one is for those of you who love a more rugged take on rustic style.

The Key Elements: Tufted rolled-arm sofa, light upholstered chairs, steamer trunk side table, neutral patterned rug, botanical prints and plenty of plants, warm woods, earthy palette of green and gray tones.

Why We Love This Look: Traditional elements are balanced by more contemporary pieces, giving the look a more curated modern sensibility. It’s also a look that’s well-suited for a city apartment or loft, surprisingly, given its strong traditional lines and materials that actually can warm up more modern spaces.

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Rustic Bedroom Design

Like living rooms, rustic bedrooms prioritize comfort, and that means furnishings that are a mix of traditional designs and lots of cozy natural materials and textures.

The Style: Traditional Rustic

Much like a traditional rustic living room, there’s a strong masculine industrial angle when this look is used in the bedroom. The only additional factor is that the bedroom allows for a little more experimentation and fun with color in your bedding.

The Key Elements: Traditional furniture shapes and styles, classic spindle chair, natural materials galore (rustic wood furniture, metals, leather, jute, and wool), neutral patterned rug, modern animal art and accents with a pastoral vibe, neutral but high-contrast palette with pops of color.

Why We Love This Look: There’s a balance of hard and soft in materials and textures that this style perfect for any bedroom. There’s just enough industrial edge without the room feeling overly sleek or sparse. You get to play up colorful bedding, which is key in adding color to a traditional rustic bedroom. This is our idea of a perfect high-low, classic-modern bedroom mix.

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rustic interior designThe Style: Contemporary Rustic

A blend of traditional and contemporary elements, here’s a light and breezy take on rustic. This is the perfect style to lean into if you want a bedroom that feels at once cozy and airy.

The Key Elements: Farmhouse metal bed frame with a traditional vibe, heavy rustic wood element (be it a full accent wall or a statement piece like a dresser), industrial storage nightstands, sculptural lights, geometric rug, white upholstered bench and bedding, and a crisp palette that’s predominantly black and white.

Why We Love This Look: Even with all the sleek contemporary and rustic furniture elements, this look feels inviting and serene rather than cold and stark. That’s the beauty of the contemporary rustic look, which is all about using lots of soft elements in the space to balance out the bold lines. If you’re after this look, go big with layered rugs, pillows, soft lampshades, and extra blankets.

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Rustic Dining Room Design

Rustic-style dining spaces prioritize function and are designed to stand up to heavy daily use, making them perfect for comfy family dining and relaxed entertaining.

The Style: Rustic Farmhouse

You’ll find a mix of classic and industrial elements at play in rustic farmhouse style dining spaces. These are rooms grounded in classic comfort, meaning they’re built on traditional foundation pieces that nod to vintage styles.

The Key Elements: Vintage-style furnishings that balance industrial edge with country charm (pedestal dining table, French bistro chairs, bench with carved base), glass-fronted display cabinets, metal pendant light fixtures, traditional patterned designs (herringbone rug), modern art that nod to country and rustic theme, a high-contrast palette of neutrals and natural material tones.

Why We Love This Look: There’s nothing that’s as transporting as a rustic farmhouse dining room. It immediately brings to mind a charming countryside home. The mix of traditional furnishings and vintage-inspired elements and colors make it a gathering space that instantly inspires ease and comfort.

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The Style: Contemporary Rustic

Rustic materials meet sleek, contemporary forms in this bright and fresh look. When we talk about contemporary rustic style, we’re referring to this idea of a space that’s welcoming but also decidedly streamlined.

The Key Elements: Modern-classic furnishings (Windsor-style chairs, industrial worn wood-top table), faded traditional rug, copper pendant lights, botanical prints, pop of vibrant color (an accent wall or small notes of greenery), streamlined built-in storage shelving.

Why We Love This Look: Not overly rustic or modern, the contemporary rustic look in the dining room is, as it is in the bedroom, a perfectly balanced approach to rustic. In the dining room, this style is welcoming and modern and it inspires a laid-back vibe that’s all about streamlined comfort. It’s not your grandmother’s country dining space!

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Rustic Entryway Design

Create the perfect first impression for your rustic home with an entry where function and details shine. Here, it’s all about pulling together the perfect mix of rustic and relaxed.

rustic interior designThe Style: Rustic Warmth

Who wouldn’t want to come home to this charming entryway? It’s layered with welcoming rustic pieces that lean formal but are also functional. It sums up our idea of cozy rustic style, which is all about mixing furnishings that bring both elegance and ease—an ideal approach in any busy entryway.

The Key Elements: Warm wood and vintage-inspired furnishings (console with drawers, wooden coat racks, open storage, industrial bench and pendant light, rustic wall decor and art, a firmly rustic palette of natural tones, wood finishes, and crisp whites.

Why We Love This Look: In the entry, the cozy rustic look is polished without feeling stuffy. To top it all off, furnishings that hit the refined rustic look also often add major function that serves well in high-traffic areas in the home. Case in point, the bench here is a comfy and stylish perch for kicking off shoes (or galoshes) while the full-length mirror is a functional piece that also opens up the small entry space.

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Rustic Home Office Design

If you didn’t think that rustic style works in the home office, think again. At once trad and vintage feeling, a rustic home office might be the curated and cozy workspace you’ve been needing.

rustic interior designThe Style: Industrial Rustic

You can’t go wrong with traditional rustic elements and industrial accents in the home office. It’s the ideal combination of modern rustic design with just enough edge. The key to an Industrial rustic home office is to go big with materials that promote both comfort and boldness.

The Key Elements: Furniture with classic detailing but updated designs (button-tufted armchair, wooden storage desk with hairpin legs, slope-arm chair with swivel base), sumptuous materials like leather, grainy woods, dark metals, modern geometric patterned rug, moody palette of grays, black and white, and rustic earth tones.

Why We Love This Look: High style without the stuffiness, this industrial rustic home office is moody without feeling cramped or overly decorated. The dark color palette works well with the big furniture pieces, which makes this office feel like a serious productive spot to get work done.

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8 Ways to Design a Farmhouse Style Dining Room

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Farmhouse style design is one of the hottest trends in the world of interior design these days. You’ve probably seen the trendy style all over Pinterest, Instagram, and HGTV shows (here’s looking at you, Fixer Upper)! But even if you know about this look, you might still be wondering what farmhouse style is exactly, if it’s the right look for you, and, if so, how to incorporate it into your space?

What is Farmhouse Style Decorating?

Farmhouse decor is often referred to as a style that seamlessly blends rustic and traditional design elements with old-school vibes and cozy warmth. Even though it seems vintage-ish, farmhouse dining room design can be combined with a modern touch to give it an updated feel. Let’s take a closer look at the basics of this style.

Elements of Farmhouse Style

This look, as the name suggests, was inspired by farmhouse design—both internal and external. It borrows design elements from countryside homes—think shiplap, neutral color schemes, rustic materials, and natural textures. Overall, spaces done in a farmhouse style feel warm and cozy. They definitely prioritize comfort and function over more modern, sophisticated looks. The key elements of a farmhouse dining room are the foundations—a farmhouse dining table and the right chairs to pair with it.

What is a Farmhouse Dining Table?

Farmhouse dining tables set the tone for many types of rustic dining rooms. They are typically very rustic and vintage-style and tend to be heavy-duty pieces and are often called the “workhorse of dining tables” and for good reason! They are substantial, solid, and sturdy pieces. It’s not the type of table that gets lost in a dining space, that’s for sure. You’ll usually find farmhouse dining tables made of unfinished wood and natural in color. This makes them super versatile—they can pair well with a variety of color schemes.

What Kind of Chairs Go With a Farmhouse Table?

You can pair all kinds of chairs with a farmhouse table! It really just depends on the overall style you want for your space. The fun thing about these tables (and the style in general) is that it can be played with in different ways to suit your individual tastes! The main goal is to have fun implementing all of your dining room ideas.

The general rule for farmhouse chairs is to mix up materials to incorporate contrast. For example, you might want to refrain from pairing wood chairs with a wood table—avoid too much of the same material unless you’re a big fan of the matchy-matchy look.

A few ideas for dining rooms include these types of chairs:

  • Linen slipcovered chairs for a more formal, countryside look
  • Spindle chairs for modern take on farmhouse
  • A matching bench for a more family-friendly style
  • A mix of chairs with the two “captain” chairs on the ends of the table differing from the others

Farmhouse Dining Room Designs

If you’re hopping on board with these trendy dining room ideas, check out these 8 farmhouse dining room design ideas and get inspired!

farmhouse dining room designTraditional Farmhouse Dining Room

This is one of our favorite farmhouse dining rooms because it’s a perfect blend of comfortable and classic. The sturdy, traditional dining room table anchors the space and the high-contrast houndstooth rug lends a more formal vibe. Pinewoods, cross-back chairs and the neutral color scheme are all trademarks of traditional style.

Traditional farmhouse dining rooms benefit from a muted colors like this black, white, and cream color palette, warmed up by honey-colored wood furniture and accents. Instead of a chandelier, farm-style pendant lights hang over the table and the metal look is repeated in wall sconces for cohesion. The copper bowl on the table offers an homage to old kitchen utensils and tall candlesticks finish the tablescape.

This look is perfect for those who love traditional dining room design but want a rustic farmhouse influence. Homey but stylish!

Stylist Tip: For rustic dining rooms like this, anchor a large table like this with a durable and easy to clean rug. This patterned jute one hides dirt and pulls in colors from space.

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 farmhouse dining room designMinimal Farmhouse Dining Room

For a farmhouse look that’s minimal in styling, check out this simple but impactful dining room. It focuses on solid colors—simple and impactful with no busy patterns or loud colors. The weathered wood, animal artwork, pedestal table, and ceramic decor cultivate an inviting farmhouse look and the neutral color scheme gives it a stately vibe.

The farmhouse dining chairs are soft with a linen slipcover but also minimal with clean lines and pleats. The sideboard, made of weathered wood and metal, adds practical storage—that way you can hide dinnerware and bar items for a clutter-free appeal. Exposed bulbs offer a farmhouse feel but the sleek, metal form of the chandelier nods to the minimal aesthetic.

This is one of our favorite dining rooms for those who love rustic farmhouse materials without too much ornamentation.

Stylist Tip: Minimal farmhouse is easier to achieve with a simple color palette like this one—sandy brown, black, and white.

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 farmhouse dining room designRefined Farmhouse Dining Room

This is one of our favorite dining room ideas for putting an elegant spin on farmhouse style. Materials like weathered woods and antique metals play up the farmhouse look. Decorative touches like the layered art and lamp on sideboard give off sophisticated airs while the casual table seating and bench make you feel right at home.

The large mirror leaning on the floor brings a definite “WOW” factor and has a vintage farmhouse element. It also reflects light, opening up the room—using a bench instead of high-backed dining chairs on one side of the table also opens up the space visually. The colors are muted and cohesive, a signature aspect of refined style, with a very mellow blue wall, weathered black elements (softens up typical black furniture), antiqued metal, distressed oak, and green tones in the art.

This dining area is perfect for those with casual, kid-friendly homes but want a sense of refinement and polished spaces. It’s also one of the best rustic dining room ideas for large gatherings!

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 farmhouse dining room designContemporary Farmhouse Dining Room

This dining room look is all about contemporary style with clean lines and minimal ornamentation on furniture. Then it brings in plenty of farmhouse materials like natural woods, antiqued metals, and decor to set a warm and inviting tone.

We love the farmhouse table set-up with half spindle-back chairs and a bench. The dining chairs and table are all easy to clean and super durable, while the fur throw on the bench adds extra cushion and comfort but can easily be removed. The bench is one of the more inviting dining room ideas, as opposed to a strict set of dining chairs, too. Farmhouse decor like baskets, candle holders, and greenery adds a rural element to the room and the sheep art leaned up on the ledge is a great, casual focal point that helps tie the styles together.

Stylist Tip: Lighten up the area by placing visually heavy furniture on a bright rug (like this white one) to contrast the dark floors against the furniture.

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 farmhouse dining room designCountryside Farmhouse Dining Room

This country farmhouse dining room feels homey, inviting, and casual. There is an elegance to the rural simplicity and the emphasis on the large windows and view helps to bring the outside in. The room features a matching table and chairs in a neutral palette that’s easy to design around and establish a casual feel. Two-tone wood is super trendy right now with the farmhouse/country style!

In addition to the main furniture pieces, there are lots of on-trend farmhouse decor elements too, like the mason jar pendant light—a very on-point, classic farmhouse look derived from everyday items. The vintage style clock on the wall acts as art and offers a practical touch. And the vintage style fringe rug adds a subtle pattern to the rustic dining room design. Farmhouse style has a lot of distressed material like this—and an added bonus is that the rust/earth tone colors in the rug pull in outside scenery for a seamless look!

This farmhouse dining room is perfect for casual living, homes with kids, and folks who love simple, straightforward home decor.

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 farmhouse dining room designElegant Farmhouse Dining Room

This elegant farmhouse dining room combines classic design and farmhouse style for an upscale take on a downhome look! Classic elements like the slipcovered chairs, oversized art, and the grandiose space give it a refined/polished edge. Then the farmhouse materials bring it back to earth—weathered wood, a casual feel bench, woven decor, and the neutral, earthy palette.

We love the subtle pattern and worn look of the rug—it adds rustic flair with a refined touch. The large trio of abstract landscape pieces bring a cool pop of color to the space. Overall, the symmetrical layout gives off formal vibes and the bench balances it all out for a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

This rustic dining room is perfect for those who love formal, elegant dining spaces but also want a homey farmhouse touch.

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 farmhouse dining room designRustic Farmhouse Dining Room

Rustic and farmhouse are very similar looks, which is why this dining room flows together so beautifully. The room features classic, X-back rustic dining room chairs with upholstered seats that add variation alongside the solid wood table. The wood adds warmth while the pop of black metal on the chair back ties into the dark notes in the chandelier and curtains. The buffalo check pattern brings a pop of contrast and a note of familiarity.

The Highland Cow art remains in the neutral color scheme but adds a crisp and clean element. Made of natural material, the jute rug is a classic rustic/farmhouse rug choice—the neutral color also makes it very versatile and durable.

This dining room is a perfect look for those who like rustic spaces and durability.

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 farmhouse dining room designClassic Farmhouse Dining Room

This style is inspired by a bright and cheery farmhouse vibe with a mix of natural and white woods. The trestle table is made of a classic knotty pine, a popular farmhouse material, and the dining chairs contrast against it with their white cage backs. The loosely fitted slipcover captain chairs add a soft touch and an elegant, almost “shabby chic” appeal.

Two beaded chandeliers feel antique and are perfect for this farmhouse style. The sconce is made of raw material in an outdoor style but looks refined inside on the white wall. Another farmhouse decorating trick is the layered look seen here with plants, books, and bowls to give a curated look of vintage farmhouse items. The beautiful shiplap walls are a very popular choice for classic farmhouse style.

This dining room is perfect for those who want true farmhouse style, a homey feel, and the richness and warmth of layered decor.

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

 industrial interior designIndustrial 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, exposed ductwork, and factory windows.

Elements of Industrial Interior Design

Outside of architectural elements, the industrial design style is characterized by vintage decorative objects (think: old fans, steel stools, drafting desks) and new objects inspired by the vintage industry. Industrial style and interior design elements generally showcase raw/untreated wood and metal or materials that show signs of aging. Wood and metal furniture with a distressed feel to it is also popular. You can find industrial design pieces made from metal, brick, reclaimed wood, concrete or pipe. Gray, wood, block, brick and brown are the staple colors in industrial interior design.

 industrial interior designIndustrial style is great for:

  • Urban dwellers (think anyone who lives in loft spaces, restored buildings, etc)
  • Anyone who appreciates the history of their living space and raw, gritty furnishings
  • Anyone who’s into the unrefined look and wood and metal, rugged style

Industrial design is all the rage these days—but it’s rare to find design ideas that are 100% industrial interior elements. The industrial style is so stark and cold it can feel kind of uninviting on its own. That’s why the metal and wood of industrial interior design is usually paired with elements of other styles to create a cool melange of style.

If you need some design inspiration, check out these 11 industrial interior design ideas that offer a more livable take on the style.

industrial interior designPure Industrial Style

We thought we’d start this list of industrial interior design ideas off with an example of an undistilled industrial style that still feels like home—not an easy feat with industrial design! The neutral color palette leans toward warmer earth tones in the leather and the hide rug instead of cold metal grays and blacks. Layering with decor like the pillows, hide rug, and jute pouf adds cozy texture to offset the rugged, industrial nature of the concrete coffee table and bookcase.

The raw beams and ceiling are some of our favorite industrial interior design ideas, as is the funky accordion lamp on the side table. The sectional sofa sits low to the ground and is substantial and dark in order to ground the space. Everything in this industrial interior design is all function, no-frill—even the clock is functional art. The space is stark and bold but this industrial design uses the right mix of elements to create a cozy layout.

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Industrial + Eclectic Style

This industrial interior design plays off the gorgeous exposed brick wall to amplify the industrial interior aesthetic. To bring in an eclectic feel, we used a variety of patterns and furniture styles and kept everything in a neutral palette that leans into warmer colors. The cognac leather sofa and earth-toned pattern rug add a livable twist to offset the warehouse design.

Mixing materials like leather, jute, wood, and metal gives living rooms like this a layered look that’s key to making the industrial design feel cozy and plush. One of our favorite industrial design ideas, it has a casual layout with asymmetrical furniture and the soft, rounded form of the sofa! And don’t forget to include some plants in the industrial style mix—organic touches like this immediately take the edge off of industrial interior design.

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industrial interior designAtomic Industrial Style

One of our favorite ways to warm up industrial style is with the retro flair of mid-century modern furniture! A high-contrast color palette, strong lines and raw metal and wood are cornerstones of this totally ‘grammable look known as “Atomic Industrial.” This space is super functional and even has a modern desk to polish off the multipurpose industrial look.

The layout maximizes space in small living rooms, which is great if you need to work from home, are a student, or just need to make the most of small city apartment designs. Many industrial interior design ideas begin with neutral in color but this one has an added pop with the unexpected teal rug. No one said you can’t add color to industrial interior design! We love the bold modern art that’s simple in form but still serious and plants come to the rescue to add a little extra life. And a great rule of thumb in warming up industrial interior design is to go big on cushions and poufs for extra comfort.

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 industrial interior designMinimal Industrial Style

For a softer, more modern take on industrial style, pair it with minimal elements for a sleek and sophisticated space. The simple, pared-down styling is more versatile than pure industrial and great for someone who likes industrial accents but wants to steer clear of unfinished industrial looks. One trick with industrial style is to float furniture away from the wall to give a space a more airy feeling.

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 industrial interior designIndustrial + Mid-Century Modern Style

Another combo of mid-century modern and industrial style, this room takes on a super bold and moody interior design that makes an immediate statement. The saturated colors and oversized elements add impact and contrast with the light rug and stark white ceiling for a sharp and stylish look.

A cozy and modern sectional sofa adds practicality to this lounge-style living room—it’s also one of our fave kid-friendly industrial interior design ideas with lots of open floor space and room to kick back. The subtle use of earth tones like rust, gold, and sand add a mid-century feel and sculptural light fixtures like this have that awesome atomic edge. This modern industrial interior design is perfect for anyone undaunted by vibrant color and bold spaces.

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industrial interior designIndustrial Chic Style

For a fabulously modern take on industrial interior design, get your glam on! This is one of our favorite design ideas for folks who love a little flair. The industrial interior design itself is unmistakable but the layout has a formal feel with bunching ottomans and dainty decor.

Start with a neutral color base leaning toward greyscale and add a few pops of blush to create a cohesive interior design. Cowhide rugs, a trademark industrial look, are layered on top of one another to add texture and warmth and the pink scallop chair turns up the frill! Industrial elements like refined metal with brass and antique materials and the simple wall decor give the space a cool edge and make sure this industrial style is equal parts factory and fairy tale.

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 industrial interior designContemporary Industrial Style

We can’t get enough of the effortlessly cool interior design vibe that is the result of industrial and contemporary decor paired together! This industrial design is set against the earth tone red wall—a signature mid-century modern color with a vintage appeal. The layout prioritizes function and comfort, creating an intimate lounge setting that works well as a TV/reading room or casual hangout area.

The overstuffed furniture with wood base adds comfort and style to balance out the stone surface of the weighty coffee table. Every element in the room sticks to a dark greyscale color palette, creating a perfect contrast with the vibrant wall. We got a little quirky with the decor to make the industrial design more personalized. Overall, this interior design has welcoming energy by balancing raw materials with soft and comfy textures.

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 industrial interior designRustic Industrial Style

Rustic is another style that marries well with industrial interior design. The look centers less on cold and severe and more on earth tones and refined woods—aka more farmhouse, less factory. The space features a practical layout with a supersize sectional in cozy cognac leather + a faux hide throw pillows to add an industrial touch. Wood tones like shades of honey contrast with the simple on the furniture legs.

The rug creates an extra dimension and pulls the color palette together in a cohesive interior design. The colors, details, and variety of wall art and decor are stylish yet simple and seamlessly blend rustic and industrial aesthetics. And organic forms like the lamps, ceramics and wood sculpture add bring in the simplicity and beauty of the outside world.

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 industrial interior designInviting Industrial Style

We love this greyscale interior design with pops of warmth from the raw wood and gentle touches throughout. The layered texture and patterns on the bed look clean and cozy and the cozy sitting nook near the fireplace adds functionality and dimension. Plus, we’re super into the Edison bulb/exposed pipe floor lamp.

Raw wood adds an organic touch and signature mid-century modern style and the art above the fireplace brings warm mid-century modern tones into the mix as well. But, let’s be honest, the real show-stealer is the statement mid-century modern pendant light—a perfect choice for industrial interior design.

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 industrial interior designCollected Industrial Style

This funky industrial interior design starts with a neutral color palette and varying wood tones for extra warmth. The design has a light and airy feel even with the industrial style furniture selections. It’s a perfect look for those who love industrial spaces but want an extra dose of personality.

The large, vintage patterning on the rug adds a gentle touch to this industrial design and looks great with the monochromatic wall art and plants. A funky leather armchair in the back adds warmth and comfort and eclectic interior design touches like the chandelier add character to the funky industrial style.

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 industrial interior designTraditional Industrial Style

We really dig this moody and sophisticated bedroom design and the creative ways it warms up industrial style. The sleek metal bed frame balances the bulkiness of nightstands and the bed itself is layered in a subtle patterning for a more plush industrial style.

Sculptural lamps add interest and the symmetrical mirrors open up the space. And the room is drenched in natural light—an instant way to warm up industrial style. The rug mimics coloring/pattern on the pillows to add cohesion and the sculptural metal art adds interest over the bed.

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10 Ways to Make a Home Office in Your Living Room

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What a time this is for us all. In light of current world events surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many people are faced with the new reality of working from home. Working from home isn’t a new phenomenon, but with so many people taking measures to practice social distancing, it has definitely become a new part of many people’s lives.

And with many families also facing the new reality of homeschooling kids, our homes now need to function in many different ways, all at the same time.

And if you’re one of the many people able to work from home during these unprecedented times, you might find yourself in need of some home office ideas. But not everyone has a spare room that they can dedicate to a workspace. If you’ve been clocking in from your sofa, consider incorporating an office space of some sort into your living room.

To help inspire you, we’ve rounded up 10 clever ways to design a home office in your living room. Have another clever idea for creating an impromptu workspace? Tell us in the comments!

home office in living room1. Place Your Desk Behind The Sofa

Putting a desk behind your sofa is a great option if you have an open floor plan where your sofa “floats” in the middle of your room. Instead of using that space for a console table, bench, or nothing at all, have your sofa’s back and use that empty space as a home office set-up.

This is also an easy way to work in a homework station for kids, especially now that many families are working and schooling from home.

home office in living room2. Make the Most of an Unused Nook

Ever heard of the “Cloffice?” With whole households working from home, many people are turning to their closets as impromptu office spaces. You can use your closet as a quiet space to take a call, a place to take a few breaths, or even a full-fledged workspace if needed.

Here we transformed an unused nook area into a mini office set up. This is a clever hack that you can use in any awkward nook, corner, or closet in your home. Just add a desk or table, a chair, and ample lighting and you’ve got a simple office arrangement that will blend in seamlessly with your living room while taking up little space overall.

home office in living room3. Consider a Mini Work Desk

If you don’t need a large office set-up, consider tucking a small desk or even a cocktail table into an unused corner. This will give you an easy dedicated place to set up your laptop and get to work that isn’t the sofa.

This is a great option for busy living spaces or family rooms. You can use it as a designated homework zone for kids or set up close by to keep an eye on the action while still having a place to focus.

home office in living room4. Put Built-Ins to Work

If your living space has built-ins, consider incorporating a home office into that set-up. Consider skipping the cupboards in one of the units and install a desk instead. You could even place a desk in front of the built-ins in a pinch and use the shelving space above for extra office organization.

home office in living room5. Maximize Forgotten Spaces

Try designing a compact office in your living room’s forgotten spaces. This could be anything from an unused corner or the space next to your sofa. The areas, which often go unused, make great spots to sneak in a workspace.

If you have a side table there currently, consider swapping it out and using that space for a desk instead. This is a great hack because you can still use the desk as a table when you’re not working, so it won’t be as disruptive to your living room’s regular functions.

home office in living room6. Make an Office Work With Your Layout

Small space or apartment living often means making the most of your limited square footage. But this can also be true of any multi-purpose space—like a living room that doubles as a home office.

Consider incorporating an office into your main seating area by pulling a desk into your current layout to a seamless live/work space. Here we placed a desk between two bookcases (normally where the credenza or TV stand would go). This preserves the current layout, adds a home office, and can still function as a stand for TV viewing when you’re ready to clock out for the day.

home office in living room8. Sneak a Desk Into a Pass-Through Space

If you have an open living space, chances are there are walls or pass-through spaces that are going under-utilized. Put these passageways to work by placing a desk there!

Try one with wall-mounted bookcases to increase your storage space as well as adding a workstation. This is also a great way to get the function of built-ins if your space doesn’t have any.

home office in living room9. Optimize Shelving As a Working Spot

If you’re particularly tight on space, skip the hassle of making room for a full desk. A compact wall shelving unit works as both a laptop workstation, a side table, and a bookcase—a triple threat!

Pull up a chair and fill your shelves with books and office materials and you’ll have an organized space that’s stylish and functional both when it’s in-use and not.

home office in living room10. Put The Space Under Your Stairs to Work

Got an open staircase? Put that awkward wedge of space to use as a home office! This is a great way to increase your home’s functionality without taking up any extra square footage (as this is a space that would likely otherwise go unused).

Place your desk on the farthest side and work additional storage under the lower clearance. You can also use this as a semi-secluded study spot for kids who are schooling from home.

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

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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 design.

 mid-century living room designWhat is Mid-Century Modern Interior Design?

Inspired by mid-twentieth-century design, Mid-Century Modern design is characterized by the use of natural wood with strong, bold colors. Slightly whimsical furniture designs feature organic shapes that seem to cradle the body and have minimal ornament beyond the shape of the piece itself. Edges are often rounded, eliminating hard angles, and lines are tapered. This furniture style looks great in a variety of fabrics and finishes and the clean lines are impactful but also versatile enough to work for any modern living room. Mid-century modern Interiors tend to look uber-comfy and encourage lounging and conversation ala Mad Men cocktail parties!

The style skews towards primary and secondary colors as the focal points along with graphic patterns and geometric/organic designs peppered in for a little visual texture. Shapes like diamonds, starbursts, boomerangs, half-circles, and line drawings are all hallmark patterns of Mid-century modern style.

How do you style a Mid-Century Modern Living Room?

Want to bring this style to your living room? Check out some of our favorite mid-century modern living room ideas to help you get inspired and see how many ways the style can be brought to life to suit your individual tastes and needs!

1. The Pure Mid-Century Modern Living Room

This style is all about mid-century modern living and then goes the extra mile with a daring, contemporary twist! The result is a work of modern art—it’s cool, classic style with an abstract edge. And we’re super into it.

Natural wood finishes are a core element of mid-century living room design, but here they get a contemporary update and are paired with rich jewel tones. These forces work together to create a cozy and clean look and simple styling lets the large plant act as a bold background accent. We opted for minimal, but impactful, decorative pieces to make this modern living room super dynamic. The bright, colorful wall art and vivid pops of color in the pillows and rugs add visual interest and complexity.

The furniture is mid-century modern all the way, with clean, smooth lines and playful shapes throughout. Pieces are inviting and interesting and the natural wood brings the spacy mid-century modern contours back down to earth. Plus, there is plenty of room to lounge! We wanted the space to have a little extra glam, so notice the gold touches and luxe materials like the leather pouf and fur rug—this mix of items makes it extra unique and cozy in here.

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2. The Transitional Modern Living Room

This funky modern living room idea is a work of art in and of itself! It features very cool design elements in a variety of styles. Pulling core concepts from different looks results in a cool, eclectic design that still has an easy, natural feel.

The symmetrical sofas set the tone for the space and strike the perfect mix of contemporary and mid-century modern styles. We used a contemporary Danish coffee table as the centerpiece to balance the space and lend a modern feel.

We incorporated elements like the geometric patterns and used color-blocking give a hint of mid-century modern in this space without pushing it over the top. The symmetrical sofas definitely add to the harmony of the modern living room and give the layout a more formal vibe—it’s a room for hosting and conversation vs. watching TV. Don’t forget the pops of green and blue, which are very mid-century modern and add more warmth and livability to the space! Paired with the natural wood finishes, the look feels all-around super contemporary and approachable.

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3. The Industrial Modern Living Room

This living room achieves a striking blend of modern and industrial styles with the right mix of color, pattern, lines, and light. It incorporates different concepts but remains cohesive, approachable, and clutter-free. The industrial light fixture in the center of the living room sets the stage with dramatic effect. Other industrial elements like the magazine rack and ink-blot wall art give a cool, raw edge to the modern living room and still blend in seamlessly with the mid-century modern furniture.

Using a mix of light and dark grays plays up the industrial feel and it makes the room feel grounded and airy at the same time. We used natural wood finishes to warm the space up since industrial styles tend to skew to the colder side. And the upholstery and pillows help to soften things up a bit and make the style more livable. And, of course, plants always add a little warmth and life to any modern living room!

Patterns on rugs pillows add to the cozy vibe while blending in industrial geometric patterns. The space stays clutter-free with tidy storage options like the coffee table and magazine rack.

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4. The Organic Modern Living Room

We absolutely love this modern boho look with an earthy, organic vibe—it’s one of our favorite modern living room ideas. It’s trendy in all the right ways without going overboard about it. The result of blending these two styles is a look that’s cool, calm and collected.

To achieve this look, we balanced out the striking, contemporary shapes of Scandi design with natural finishes and loads of natural texture in the decor. The organic finishes help make the angular shapes and hard edges softer and more relatable—it’s clean AND cozy!

It might not seem intuitive to mix these styles at first, but they actually work really well together—opposites attract in this scenario. We complemented the bold, modern shapes with organic finishes like natural wood grains and textured upholstery. Keeping with a neutral, almost pastel, color palette with high-contrast pops is the perfect balance for a dynamic space. The room accessories, like pampas grass in a vase and the beach wall art, add a boho-rustic vibe to make the space feel like a peaceful oasis.

Piles of pillows and a mix of patterns throughout offer more visual texture. And the mix of wood finishes feels super boho while bold shapes play up the modern vibe.

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5. The Glamorous Mid-Century Living Room

This living room is the ultimate example of mid-century glamour! The blue sectional and abstract wall art have definite mid-century modern shapes that set the mood for the modern living room. Besides that, we kept the accessories to a minimum to let the dramatic textures and glam accents steal the show.

There are plenty of whimsical, modern shapes here, like the chandelier, accent tables, and chair base. The glam comes through in the colors and sumptuous materials like the soft, velvet upholstery, high pile rug, and marble table-top.

Mixing gold and velvet accents with all the fun, geometric patterns creates a space that is playful with an elevated sophistication. Fresh whites and soft pastels keep this living room soft and approachable while metallic gold brings the glam in spades!

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6. The Rustic Mid-Century Modern Living Room

If you love Mid-Century Modern living style but want to bring it more down-to-earth, this rustic take on a modern living room idea might be just right for you!

The sofa, chair, and both tables are mid-century modern to the max, featuring clean lines, tapered legs, and natural wood finishes. On the rustic scale, you’ll notice lots of natural wood, the leather pouf, ceramic lamp, and the inviting and unpretentious warmth of all the patterns and earth tones.

Mid-century modern is a great style because it can be subtly influenced to work with a variety of designs. The accents all feel eclectic in comparison to the modern forms and pops of blue help balance out the design.

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7. The Rustic Minimalist Modern Living Room

This is one of the comfiest modern living room ideas we’ve seen. It features a very pulled-together, refined look featuring rustic and mid-century modern pieces with a high-contrast flair. The all-black finishes make the living room feel cohesive even though there are so many different elements in the design.

The coffee and console tables, as well as the end tables, are all strict mid-century modern living room ideas. The tapered legs keep the design from feeling too heavy and the simple, modern silhouette allows for bold black-and-white patterns. The sofa is also mid-century modern in its shape and allows for ample seating. It’s perfect for watching TV or playing board games with the fam.

Just like some of the previous modern living rooms, this space showcases how well rustic and mid-century modern fit together. The leather sofa and cow-hide pouf are bold, yet whimsical, and play off the soft edges of mid-century modern living room pieces. Mixing in classic black and white patterns on the pillows, rug, pouf, and wall art creates a super striking look and the brown sofa and natural wood frames add balance.

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8. The Retro Mid-Century Modern Living Room

This living room steps up the modern minimalist look with a contemporary twist. The funky patterns, iconic mid-century modern furniture, and clean lines are bold design choices and come together in a hip, futuristic look.

The coffee table is pure mid-century modern—it’s a Noguchi table offered by Herman Miller with a glass top, natural wood, and three-legged bold shape. The chairs and console are also classic mid-century modern forms. You can also see strong geometric patterns in the rug, and the star-burst clock is a mid-century modern classic. All together the pieces add a retro flair to the space!

The contemporary sofa and chairs feature simply curved shapes with pared-back design to allow the bold accents to really stand out. The two styles have a lot of overlap and blend together seamlessly. Jewel tones and pastels blend with pops of pink and yellow and the pattern matching of the wall art and rug is a perfect fit.

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9. The Mid-Century Chic Living Room

This chic living room features a “less is more” look with a definitive mid-century modern influence. The result is a calming, sophisticated design that makes use of the funky space in an original way.

The side table and console are classic mid-century modern—both pieces showcase a natural wood finish that lets the chic element stand out more. The tall, tapered legs leave room for extra storage if needed, and the rounded edges are inviting and friendly.

The sofa and club chair are Contemporary design style—this comfort-forward aesthetic means there is plenty of seating without the living room feeling crowded. Simple, strong lines feel clean and airy and the use of a neutral palette opens up the space. Add in some pops of chic, like the gold in the planter, lamp, and coffee table, and a zebra rug for extra luxe, and you get instant glam! The simple silhouettes of mid-century modern don’t over-complicate the luxe texture in this small space.

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10. The Contemporary Minimalist Living Room

This living room features a stately and subdued take on mid-century modern. The blend of contemporary and minimalist designs works seamlessly because of the neutral color palette, and the result is classic sophistication at its best.

The chairs, both glass-topped tables, and the lamp are all mid-century modern pieces. You can tell by their clean lines, smooth surfaces, and tapered legs. They help keep the space free of clutter and easy to clean and they are perfect for family living.

The sofa, rug, and table between chairs are all contemporary minimalist designs. The simple, approachable shapes and spare ornamentation are cozy and provide ample seating for guests and family.

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11. The Scandinavian Modern Living Room

This living room makes a splash with its cool, cleansing blend of mid-century modern and Scandinavian styles. The mid-century modern pieces, like the side chairs, sofa, and side table, feature natural wood—which is an element of Scandinavian design as well. Along with the standing lamp and the wall art, the jewel-toned blues and smooth lines and surfaces create a calming, yet colorful aesthetic.

Scandinavian design elements include the coffee table, the rug, woven pouf, and sheer curtains. Natural materials make the living room feel earthy and organic and Scandi design loves the natural light that shines through sheer fabric! Both styles are all about clean lines and neutral wood finishes. The simple silhouettes allow ample space and the small plants bring the hygge!

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12. The Eclectic Modern Living Room

We love this boho traveler meets mid-century modern look because it’s bold, eclectic, and fun. Simple foundational mid-century modern pieces like the sofa and lamp really let the boho vibe shine through! The tapered sofa legs and slender frame of the lamp feel light and airy. The organic and geometric forms are playful and feel light and airy in addition to the boho elements.

The woven jute rug makes the space approachable and organic-feeling. We love the eclectic and funky pouf, pillows and other living room accessories because they lend a hand-curated appeal to the space. The sculpture and woven planter are cool elements as well that create an inviting, casual vibe.

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13. The Relaxed Mid-Century Modern Living Room

This space offers a buttoned-up take on mid-century modern design that looks amazing in a high-ceilinged living room with walls of windows.

The coffee table, end table, sofa, and chairs are straight out of the mid-century modern playbook. They offer ample seating, making the space inviting, while the classical layout style ups the formal vibes. Clean lines and geometric shapes and patterns add all the modern feels to this classic space.

The contrast between modern and traditional is also a great way to create an elegant look. Warm-leather upholstery feels very stately and together with the rich, natural wood finishes they nod to the classical architecture without overshadowing it. The eclectic room accessories feel antique and the natural woven rug, pouf, and pillows add a distinctly rustic feel. Mixing neutrals and earth tones is a great way to make mid-century modern work for any space.

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14. The Mid-Century Farmhouse Living Room

This is one of our favorite mid-century modern looks because the farmhouse chic vibes play up the cool edge but don’t sacrifice on comfort!

The sofa, chair, and lamp are very mid-century modern and bring bright colors to this otherwise neutral design. The vivid blue and orange upholsteries add a little chic to the earth tone palette. Mixing in farmhouse elements like the rug, unfinished wood end table, and reclaimed wood console make modern living rooms feel organic and eclectic.

Mid-century modern can be pretty aloof on its own so mixing farmhouse/rustic pieces throughout the living room adds an unpretentious, organic warmth. Touches of industrial like the concrete coffee table, hanging lamps, and the standing lamp add to the eclectic vibe. The earth tones and leather tie it all together and make the living room feel stylish and inviting.

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10 Trendy Ideas for a Gender-Neutral Nursery Design

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If you’re on the hunt for nursery ideas, first of all, congrats! Yay, baby! This is an exciting time and planning a beautiful baby nursery is an important part of the fun. Creating the perfect nursery design for your little one is all about honing into the baby room ideas that make the most of your space. This means finding a nursery scheme with room for a crib (or your sleeping set-up of choice), a changing table, a soft place to play and any other furniture or toys you need for your little one. And one of the biggest trends in decorating a baby nursery right now is gender-neutral design!

How do you design a gender-neutral nursery?

Gender neutral nursery ideas are perfect if you’re not about going all-pink or all-blue. Decor, furniture, wall color, and cribs aren’t inherently gendered, after all! This nursery trend leans away from pinks and blues and into baby room ideas based on a theme or even interests your little one might have, like animals, space, nature, and more!

How do I choose a nursery theme?

You can get as creative as you like with decorating a beautiful room for your baby! You can start with wall color, a certain style of crib, or even furniture pieces you already own. Or just hone into your instincts and let your creativity run wild. If you’re looking for beautiful baby room ideas, check out these trendy rooms that inspire gender-neutral nursery design.

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Cali Boho Nursery

We are digging the neutral palette of this Cali Boho baby nursery design! The light woods with earth-tone pops take a queue from the colors and textures of the Mojave Desert. And the desert theme and neutral color scheme are perfectly gender neutral and will age well into a kids room!

The key design elements

Foundational pieces with a Scandinaivian influence set the stage for a variety of baby room ideas. Along with the white-washed oak dresser and crib, it’s a clean, bright, and cheery space that’s perfect if you don’t want to impose gender norms on your little one! We love how the rustic toys and touches add  vintage charm to the fresh, balanced style.

This design is perfect for

New parents who want lean toward minimalism and want a bright and balanced nursery.

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Subtle Safari Nursery

When it comes to modern baby room ideas, you can’t really go wrong with a splash of safari! We love the black & white palette in this space—the high-contrast makes a statement but the overall vibe is soft and cozy. Rich textures like the geometric basket and patterned woven rug add even more warmth.

The key design elements

Fun patterns and pops of neutrals ensure that this nursery is extra kid-friendly! Touches like the seagrass and velvet curtains add a soft touch to the modern black and white palette and woven geometric accents are both playful and unique.

This nursery design balances out transitional style with boho panache. Bright white finishes help blend mid-century modern and contemporary classic pieces for a cohesive and neutral nursery design. And the mid-century-style dresser-table has a large smooth surface area that’s great for changing diapers and storing toys.

This design is perfect for

Parents who love a classic black and white base with an unexpected twist!

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Soothing Blue Nursery

We love this gender-neutral bay blue baby nursery! Neither blue nor pink is a gender signifier and the two colors weren’t promoted as such until the 1940’s when department stores started marketing girls vs. boys clothing, decor, toys, etc. Times have changed, however, and color palettes rise above gender norms to focus on kids’ interests and tastes.

There are plenty of perks to blue rooms in addition to its gender-neutral versatility. Nursery decorators love blue because it is proven to be therapeutic—it’s one of the best baby room ideas to promote a calming energy for you and kids. Using a single color as a theme is one of our favorite baby room ideas to create a cohesive, gender-neutral space.

The key design elements

Monochrome blues and the light wood finish of the crib are a classic pairing. The delicate colors play up the natural light in the space and feel sunny and inviting. The large, soft rug creates a cozy for crawling and playtime and you can change diapers on the white changing table. Plus, the stylish mid-century rocking chair is the perfect place for rocking baby to sleep.

This design is perfect for

Parents who love the calming, neutral vibes of blue and a wide open space for uncrowded play.

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Rustic Farmhouse Nursery

Bring a splash of Waco, Texas style to your baby’s space with this amazingly gender-neutral farmhouse look. The mint wall makes a cool, calming backdrop for rustic finishes, earth tones and vintage woods.

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Rustic farmhouse is one of the best nursery ideas because it can hold up to dings and scratches from growing kids! And a traditional crib like this will never go out of style—it can work as a hand-me-down for kids down the line! The buffalo wall art and moose decor play into the rustic theme and add visual interest without cluttering the space.

This design is perfect for

A family who might be thinking about another little one down the road!

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Eclectic Boho Nursery

We love how boho nursery ideas instantly give off relaxing vibes for baby and you. Eclectic elements give it plenty of personality and the swing chair is boho chic enough for Stevie Nicks herself! Subdued shades with a few muted pops of color is perfect for a nursery that’s laid-back and exciting all at once.

The key design elements

This nursery design starts with loads of natural materials. The jute circle rug, woven baskets and hamper, and awesomely organic wall art have the makings of a bohemian paradise for your little one. The beautiful light wood crib looks lovely against the white dresser, curtains and decor and surprising elements like the geometric rug and dark wooden mirror give it a defined personality. All of the assorted decor comes together in a look that’s eclectic and chic.

This design is perfect for

Parents who want to bring the festival vibes home for lullabies and love.

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Little Leo Nursery

Sticking to a single thematic topic, such as this little leo’s zodiac sign is a perfect jumping-off point for a neutral nursery room idea. Plus, you know the nursery will be totally unique because the theme is personalized for your baby!

Some signs (like leo) can be interpreted more literally than others. If your baby’s sign isn’t quite so on the nose, get creative with your theme! A Cancerian crab lends itself to a cute beach scene, southwestern decor sets the stage for Taurus’ bull, and Virgo is all about calm and clean spaces!

The key design elements

For this Leo nursery design, we opted for neutrals with pops of yellow against a warm, sunny wall. Stick with classic foundational pieces like this stunning white crib—they make a great starting point for any theme. Then add modern accessories like this adorable lion rug and plush animal friends to bring the room to life. The chandelier also adds softness while maintaining the neutral vibes.

This design is perfect for

An astrology lover or just parents who want to celebrate their baby’s place in the universe!

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Indoors Outdoors Nursery

Create a wilderness retreat for you and your and your baby to match Max’s from “Where the Wild Things Are!” We love this nursery design’s mix of the grayscale wall and warm wood hues of the crib and birdcage chair. The nature theme is totally gender-neutral and strikes the perfect balance of wild and whimsical.

The key design elements

This nursery design uses boho eclectic elements with a scandi twist. We love how the curated feel of the room accessories balances out more modern foundational pieces. The cloud mobile, plant and silvery forest wall bring in the nature vibes and maintain the light, airy layout. Bold wallpaper like this ads a childlike whimsy to the space—and also steals the show, so you can keep styling to a minimum.

This design is perfect for

Parents who want to foster their baby’s imagination without compromising on style.

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Charming Countryside Nursery

One of the best gender-neutral baby room ideas is to start with color alone as a theme! This nursery design features assorted cool tones of blue and green for a relaxing, pastoral feel.

The key design elements

Natural materials set the stage here, such as wood, linens, and woven accessories. The decor is eclectic but approachable and the deep, bold wall color is a gorgeous color for a gender-neutral nursery. The crib is a basic, comfortable brown wood and what really makes the room pop is the elegant, antiqued rug. Large dresser = an excellent all-in-one baby station, perfect for changing as well as storage for clothing, diapers, and toys.

This design is perfect for

For parents who prefer to let color inspire their style!

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Around the World Nursery

It’s never too early to instill a curiosity for the great big world in your young world traveler! We love this fun and eclectic space filled with items that inspire travel and exploration. It’s a chic and antique room design your baby will adore.

The key design elements

This nursery idea likes the play up vintage decor like the wrought-iron crib, leather armchair, vintage rug, and ornate mirror. The large plush rug makes a cozy space for play and the chair, shelf, and dresser will grow with your baby through the years!

We love the cozy and nostalgic vibes of the vintage color palette. Subdued complementary colors make it extra calming and relaxing for baby’s naps. The brown leather chair ottoman adds a cozy, warm spot for reading bedtime stories

This design is perfect for

Parents who want the nursery that’s homey with a sense of adventure.

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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 a variety of other aesthetics!

It’s easy to list all the reasons to love mid-century design! However, coming up with mid-century modern bedroom ideas can be tough if you don’t know where to start. If you’re interested in incorporating a little retro style into your master bedroom, check out these 10 essential design tips!

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1. Opt for Foundational Furniture with Tapered Legs

Tapered legs are maybe the most pronounced feature of Mid-Century Modern era furniture. Incorporate this design element into your space through furniture that features round legs that get gradually thinner as they reach the floor. Finding pieces that show off tapered legs is one of the best ways to bring mid-century modern style to your home.

The delicate legs add simple elegance to more substantial foundational pieces, like a mid-century modern bed or modern bedroom sets. It’s also a great idea for small spaces because narrow legs create an open flow beneath furniture to give the illusion that you have more space than you do.

Bonus! Mid-century modern bedroom ideas featuring furniture with tapered legs make it easy to run the vacuum around the bedroom.

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2. Mix up Your Materials

Mid-century modern bedroom design loves to play with a mix of materials. From the outset, mid-20th century designers were known for their use of new and innovative materials like fiberglass, molded plywood, and bent tubular steel.

To bring mid-century modern bedroom ideas to life today, get creative with modern design involving a variety of materials! This includes wood, leather, wool, woven jute or seagrass, and metals. The more materials you bring into your mid-century modern bedroom ideas the merrier! This also keeps your look dynamic and full of contrast—two key elements to any great mid-century modern bedroom design scheme.

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3. Pair Primary Colors with Neutrals

Primary colors are a definite hallmark of mid-century modern bedroom ideas. A Lot of mid-century design was about creating approachable spaces, and color was a key way they infused spaces with a sense of playfulness and joy. If you remember the popular TV show, Mad Men, all you have to do is imagine Don Draper’s living room to get a sense of how important color was to mid-century modern style.

When it comes to the mid-century modern design palette, think primary colors—aka yellows, reds, and blues. Earthy hues are also big in mid-century modern design. And don’t be afraid to modernize these bold shades with neutral color palettes—this can be a much easier palette to work within contemporary and modern design.

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4. Show off Natural Wood Tones

Natural wood finishes are also central to mid-century modern bedroom style. A big tenet of mid-century modern design was celebrating the natural beauty of materials, so this is a great jumping point for incorporating the look into your design.

Opt for furniture that shows off natural wood grain and stick to a single wood finish (all dark, acorn, or light) in mid-century modern bedroom ideas. Acorn is the top choice of mid-century modern bedroom design, but some of our favorite mid-century modern bedroom ideas include hardy woods such as Teak and Walnut. Pick the hue that best fits into your design plan!

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5. Play With Patterns

Patterns are an integral part of mid-century modern design and the style favors bold geometric, organic and abstract patterns. Go for bright colors w/ sharp contrast like this gorgeous boho mid-century master bedroom look!

Patterns bring a sense of life and interest to the simplicity and clean lines of mid-century modern style. Geometric wall art or patterned pillows/rugs are a great way to tie the look of a mid-century modern bedroom together.

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6. Think Function-First

The mid-century modern movement went big on form and FUNCTION. When designing a mid-century bedroom, make sure the design is as practical as it is stylish. It’s easy to add functional touches like closed storage nightstands, armoires or dressers. And benches are great for extra seating around a platform bed—they also make great spaces for laying out tomorrow’s clothes, taking off shoes, etc. Think about how you’ll use the space and create a mid-century modern bedroom design with function in mind!

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7. Take a Minimal Approach to Styling

Mid-century modern fully embraces the less is more philosophy—take a minimal approach to your surface styling so the sculptural forms and materials get a chance to shine. Uncluttered surfaces and clean lines are a good start for any mid-century modern bedroom! Then, remember to stick with a muted color palette—choose one or two colors for a minimal vibe.

This mid-century modern bedroom design features soft pops of pink and yellow to add warmth to the neutral palette. Plus, minimal styling is perfect for small mid-century modern bedrooms because it creates a sense of more space.

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8. Revel in Natural Texture

Mid-century architecture provides excellent inspiration for bedroom ideas! These spaces were designed to be streamlined and clean, in part to celebrate the natural beauty of their surroundings.

Mid-century modern design is no different! To make it work its full magic, let the outdoors come indoors by making use of natural light and letting it mingle with a bold wall color like this bedroom. Fill up your mid-century modern bedroom design with lots of natural textures, like these woven baskets and a jute rug.

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9. Opt for Organic and Geometric Forms

Mid-century modern design readily embraced both organic (rounded, often asymmetrical) and geometric forms to create spaces that were dynamic and inviting. Items like these gourd-shaped lamps were a staple of mid-century modern style!

The sunburst mirror is also a classic example of century modern design. And we love how the soft lines and organic shape of the headboard are juxtaposed with the sharp geometry of nightstands. The play of shapes in this room have a feminine mid-century design that would make Miss Masel jealous!

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10. Embrace Retro Shapes

Starbursts were a very popular accent during the peak of mid-century modern style—the classic shape above the headboard might look familiar to you. Have fun with fun retro shapes in your mid-century bedroom decor! We are into the way this retro mirror and lamps pair with the classic blue and white color scheme.

You can even pick a theme for your retro collection! But don’t get carried away—it’s starburst or boomerangs, but not both. A single mid-century bedroom shape or style feels more fresh and contemporary and you risk leaning too far into eclectic if you start combining too many. In this room, we played with starburst shapes in the mirror + lamps for awesome mid-century modern design with balance and composure.

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Get in the Zone With These 8 Clever Home Office Layout Ideas

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These days, more people are working from home than ever before. The “gig economy” means a huge part of the workforce is freelancing instead of reporting to an office. And with the state of technology today we even have the option of having full-time remote jobs with companies all across the globe! All of this is to say that home office design is a top priority for many of us right now.

If you have an office space at home or a plan to design an office, you’ve probably thought about your style preferences—but have you considered the layout? We tend to get excited about office design and decor but office layouts are just as important to think about as you plan! While choosing between types of office designs is a great start, layouts actually impact the functionality of space and your effectiveness at work. Depending on the type of office work you do, your office layout plan might even make or break your productivity!

If you plan on coming up with your own workspace design, read on! This post will show you the importance of office planning with 10 office layout ideas to inspire you!

office layoutThe Standard Desk-Against-the-Wall Layout

Most standard office layouts feature desks against the wall, creating a solid plan for the design. A typical room has all 4 walls as potential options for desks—plan on using one as your basecamp and boom! Your office layout is up and running.

This office layout leaves room for extra seating, which is a great way to plan for guests and coworkers visiting. It even makes a nice spot for a quick power nap to get you through the workday.

This office layout is perfect if your work plan requires a traditional set-up or you want space for extra seating for guests. It’s also ideal if you plan to work on a big monitor and/or have lots of cords because this office layout lets you tuck them away between the wall and desk.

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office layoutDesk Space in an Under-Stair Nook

We love how this office layout makes use of an otherwise hard to fill space. You can make the most of an under-the-staircase space by putting storage in the smallest part under the sloped steps. Use an area rug in your plan to help create a visual “zone” and distinguish your office from the rest of the space.

An office layout like this is a perfect solution if you don’t have a spare room to turn into a dedicated workspace. It is not ideal for someone who doesn’t want to work out in the open i.e if you need to concentrate or plan to host meetings with clients/co-workers. But all in all, this office layout helps make the most of a small and/or awkward space and provides a cozy place to focus!

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office layoutL-Shaped Desk Office Layout

This is an excellent home office layout for multi-use rooms, like an office space that the whole family shares, for example. The L-shaped desk is great for maximizing the usability of the space. The desk tucks nicely into the corner and also saves floor space for other essential furniture. It’s a great multi-purpose space for busy homes!

An office layout like this is great for someone who needs a combined workspace and reading retreat. It’s also ideal for an office layout that family members or roommates will share and use for different things.

Steer clear of this office layout if you are easily distracted from work by cozy relaxation areas because it has plenty of them! It also might not be the best if you need a lot of privacy in your office layout.

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office layoutHome Office in a Pass-Through Space

If you have an open, passthrough space or hallway that can’t serve many other purposes, this office layout can make use of that empty area. It’s a good design for open floor plans or if you don’t have room for a full office. For this look, consider using a desk with closed storage, and place it against the wall so the work area stays tidy and neat (a must-have for offices on display like this).

This office layout is good for someone who works from home but has limited space. It’s also great if you need a study spot for kiddos to do homework and want it to be visible in the main part of the house.

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office layoutThe Perpendicular Desk Layout

Most office designs have a desk facing the wall—but this office layout invites you to go “off script” and turn yours perpendicular. This simple pivot totally changes the feeling of the design and how you can use the room. Not everyone likes having their back facing the open room, for one.

An office design like this also leaves more wall space open for storage and seating options. Somehow the layout creates a sense of airiness, almost like an at-home cubicle but way nicer to work in!

This is a great office layout for someone who wants their work space to feel open and unrestrained. However, it’s not the best layout choice if you get direct sunlight through your windows—you’ll have to deal with a pesky glare on your monitor all day.

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office layoutThe Executive Suite Office Layout

Letting your desk float in the middle of the room lends a more formal feel to an office layout and creates the illusion of more space in close quarters. This design also frees up more wall space for storage. Plus, you still have room for additional seats in front of the desk!

This is a great design if you have frequent meetings at home or if you need an office layout with room to consult with clients. It’s not the best choice if you work on a large monitor and have cords galore to deal with.

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office layoutDual Work and Play Office Layout

This office layout is on double duty as both home office and play space! It’s a multitasking heaven where you can keep an eye on the kids while taking care of business. You can choose to either put the desk up against a wall or float it so you’re facing into the room and can keep an eye on kiddos nearby.

To make sure this office layout can accommodate two separate areas, make sure you use light, movable pieces that can easily be rearranged. The kid’s table and stools are light enough to be moved to another space if you need to use the room for a meeting.

This office layout works best for busy parents who freelance or need a home office space where kids can hang out too. It’s not ideal if you need a private space to work where you can concentrate or if you have a tiny room that can’t fit quite so many items.

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office layoutBistro Home Office Set-Up

We love this modern office layout with a tall desk and high chair as a workstation. It’s an ideal layout for studios or loft spaces where you don’t want a bulky desk taking up half the apartment. This is a good hack for people who like the option of standing as they work but don’t own an adjustable height desk.

Plus, this office layout leaves more room for under-desk storage! It’s a perfect solution if you have a small live and workspace or if you feel more energized in an elevated seat or standing at a tall desk while you work.

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