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The Best Trendy Interior Design Ideas of 2020 (So Far)

Curious about the latest and greatest interior design trends? There are some seriously great styles that are gaining in popularity right now. We’re loving some of the top 2020 home decor trends, all of which offer something fresh and new—and definitely deviate from mid-century design, which has been the trend darling for quite a while now.

If you’ve ever wondered where interior design trends come from—and why certain trends live on while others die—then you’ll definitely want to listen to episode 4 of our podcast, The Render. In that episode, we unpack some of our favorite and least favorite trends, and discuss how to incorporate trends into your home.

Speaking of which—we’re big believers in balancing trends with personal style. So, instead of going along with every trendy interior design whim, establish your own personal style, then simply incorporate pops of a trend within your space when it feels right. Wondering, “What’s my interior design style?” Take our style quiz to help pinpoint your preferences.

But back to the 2020 home decorating trends. If you’re curious about what interior design styles are trending right now, read on! We’re giving you the scoop on five of our current favorite trends—and we’ll even show you how to get the look, whether you want to go all out or just incorporate it into your home in more subtle ways!

 Trendy interior designTropical Bohemia

What do you get when you mix Hollywood glam with boho eclectic? Tropical Bohemia, a design trend we currently can’t get enough of. It’s a high-end tropical take on boho style, with a very Beverly HIlls Hotel aesthetic. It’s a style that’s not afraid of a little drama and opulence—typical of any glam style—but it’s brought to life in a way that feels playful and inviting.

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Mix natural and luxurious materials. In a Tropical Bohemia space, you’ll find the unexpected combination of natural and glam materials. There will be velvet juxtaposed with leather. Rattan, jute, and cane next to marble and gold. This style is all about the contrast of materials for a bold and dramatic look.

Take a casual approach to styling. While traditional Hollywood Regency glam takes a very formal approach to layout, Tropical Bohemia has a more asymmetrical take. Though there are moments of luxury, this is not a formal style. So, balance out the opulence and drama with casual styling—like a piece of art propped on the floor or mis-matched side tables.

Opt for a rich, vibrant palette. Tropical is in the very name of this interior design style—so go with a color palette that’s inspired by the tropics! Lush greens should be at the top of your list, along with crisp whites, rich earth tones, pops of other vibrant tropical hues, along with gold and natural materials. And know that palm prints are always welcome!

This style is perfect for…

A modern-day Dorothy Draper or Blanche Devereaux. Basically, anyone who loves a sense of drama but wants a less-stuffy approach.

New Traditionalist

Another design trend we’re loving that looks back on the past? New Traditional. It’s a more contemporary approach to traditional interior design—but in a less whimsical and more tailored style than Grandmillenial. This style takes all of the comfort and homeyness of traditional styles, but plays with that idea through a modern lens. Basically, it’s a more modern, streamlined version of traditional

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Mix comfortable foundations with traditional accents. Comfort is key with New Traditional style. So, go for a plush sofa with a hint of traditional shape. Accent pieces can feature more traditional lines, which you can see in the accent chairs in this living room. Antiques are also very welcome in this style! Incorporating a balance of hard and soft makes this style feel rooted in the past but geared toward the needs of the present.

Design with a classic color palette. New Traditional design works best with tried and true hues. You can’t go wrong with a crisp and stately blue and white color palette, which is steeped in the history of traditional style. Add pops of red if you want to take an Americana slant to this style. Rich wood tones will add warmth to the design.

Incorporate traditional patterns and motifs. Play up the traditional side of this style with traditional patterns and motifs. This can show up in an old-world rug design, striped upholstery on accent chairs, and botanical artwork, as in the living room above. But, in general, stripes, florals, plaids, and any patterns and motifs that draw from the past are welcome here! Just be sure to opt for a few prints with a more contemporary edge to bring this look into the present.

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Anyone who loves antiques mixed with modern spaces and who love the past but want to live in the present.

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 Trendy interior designEdgy Minimalism

Edgy Minimalism is an interior design style that features minimal style with an eclectic twist. The result is considered and sometimes spare spaces with a fun, energized vibe. There’s lots of room to display personality through a mixed collection of furnishings and a few bold accessories. But, even in the personality-packed elements, this style feels highly curated.

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Design with a high-contrast neutral palette. Edgy Minimalist rooms are bold yet neutral. How? A high-contrast color palette. You’ll see mostly neutral colors, but in a wide array of tones and saturation levels. We love the black and white palette of this dining room office, that also has pops of wood and metals to warm it up. The result? Energized spaces that still feel curated due to a cohesive palette.

Emphasize geometric elements. Shapes abound in an Edgy Minimalist space. There’s a lot of drama in geometry. The foundational furniture often has bold shapes with little applied ornament—meaning the pieces themselves make a statement. The lighting, accent furniture, and decor feel sculptural, acting as functional works of art.

Style with a curator’s eye. While there is a good amount of “stuff” in these rooms, they still feel edited. Basically, it’s a less-is-more, minimalist’s approach to styling, where you just display your best pieces of decor—not all of your pieces. This lends itself to curated gallery walls and styled open shelving.

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Those who can’t choose between their love of minimalism and showing off their personality—because edgy minimalism gives you both! It’s also great for couples or roommates who need to merge opposite styles into one space.

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Americana Farmhouse

Americana Farmhouse style is a rustic-meets-coastal, beachy take on farmhouse style. It celebrates everything we love about Americana design, but with coastal undertones that creates relaxing and livable spaces. It’s a fresh take on older, more traditional Americana design, brought to life in a way that feels stylish and on-trend.

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Root the design in comfort. With Americana Farmhouse style, keep comfort in mind when choosing your foundational furniture, like the overstuffed sofa and comfy armchairs in this living room. Large furniture, like sofas and beds, should have streamlined forms with hints of traditional in their bones. Accent furniture can be more traditional, but should still have an easy approachability and comfort.

Incorporate plenty of natural materials. As you can see, there is a lot of texture in this Americana Farmhouse living room. With a limited color palette, textures help bring the room to life. Natural materials and textures like jute, linen, leather, cane, and weathered woods—to name a few—are incorporated in the furniture, rug, and decorative accents. All of this creates a neutral space that feels serene and approachable.

Opt for accents in red and blue. While, overall, Americana Farmhouse spaces are neutral, punctuating them with pops of red and blue brings the look to life. It gives a nautical feel to the space without becoming too beachy. We recommend incorporating the pops of red and blue in pillows, decor, art, and even accent pieces like poufs and coffee table books.

This style is perfect for…

Those who want a relaxed look that still feels polished. It’s a perfect family-friendly style, and is great if you like farmhouse or Fixer Upper style but want something fresh and for your living room to feel more unique.

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Grandmillenial Design

Grandmillenial style—also known as granny chic—is all about whimsey and an appreciation for the past. And it’s one of our favorite interior design trends of 2020. Those who embrace this style have a love of design elements that are often considered to be outdated or stuffy by the mainstream. As in: ruffles, floral patterns and chintz, chinoiserie, embroidered linens…the list goes on. Grandmillenials have a maximalist approach to decor—with patterns on patterns on patterns—and the furniture has classic underpinnings. There’s a nostalgic, old-timey aesthetic to this style, along with a sense of formality—but it’s definitely not stuffy. Rather, it’s a more fun and youthful take on your grandmother’s style.

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Incorporate granny florals galore. As we mentioned, this is a style that says: the more patterns the better! Especially when they’re more vintage-inspired patterns like toile and chintz, or even the more modern but still nostalgic patterns, like those found in the wallpaper designs at Rifle Paper Co.

Opt for classic furniture. In a Grandmillenial home, opt for furniture styles that feel classic or traditional in form. So, no modern, sleek lines here! Rather, make sure there are some ornate details, like carved or scrolled furniture legs, scalloped edges, and tufting in chairs and sofas. But this classic furniture should also be comfortable—because this style is all about creating a cozy sense of home.

Curate Your Clutter: This is definitely more of a maximalist style—but you don’t want it to feel chaotic. Rather, collections and tablescapes should have a sense of being curated or edited. So, embrace your inner grandma and layer in lots of knick knacks and decor! But just make sure it’s thoughtfully arranged.

This style is perfect for…

Those with an appreciation for the past, who have a nostalgia for grandma’s house and style. (And also a deep love for floral patterns.)

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Our Very Best Home Decor Ideas for 2020

2020 has been a weird year hasn’t it? We’re now more than halfway through the year, and it’s safe to say that it’s been unlike any other. With all of us spending more time at home than ever before, we figured it was the perfect time to start a house project or take some time to refresh your space!

Whether large or small, something for your kids or for yourself, any type of design or decor update can make a huge difference not only for the vibe of your home but also for your well-being.

We want to help you make your home more functional and comfortable for all the time you’re spending there. We know that not everyone is sitting at home with loads of time and money on their hands—but if you have a little time or some spare cash, consider some home decor ideas to update your space and give it a refresh! We’ve rounded up our best home decorating ideas in one place to give you a mega list of ideas and inspiration!

Bring the Vacation to You

Just because you had to cancel your vacation this summer doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun. Actually, we think it means you should simply bring the vacation vibes straight to your home! So, think of your favorite travel destinations, and let those influence some vacation-inspired home decor updates this summer!

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Decorate With Leafy Greens

Not into eating leafy greens? Maybe you should try decorating with them instead! Because, not only do plants improve your air quality—they’re also proven to make you happier! Now that’s a win-win. This is one of those simple, inexpensive decorating ideas that will have a big visual impact in your home. And there are a ton of different ways to incorporate plans into your decor!

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Get Comfortable

Want your home to be more of a calming haven? Comfort is key. From your living room to your bedroom, your dining space to your den, incorporating a handful of comfort-focused elements will help inspire relaxation throughout your home.

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Create the Perfect Shelfie

Looking for home decor ideas that don’t require any demo? We’ve got you. In fact, this is an update you can easily tackle in an afternoon! By rearranging your bookshelves—incorporating not only books, but decorative objects, plants, ceramics, and art—you can bring a totally new perspective into your space!

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Staycation in Style

Did your vacation become a staycation? No problem. Add some vacation vibes to your home to help your time off feel more like a getaway! Vacation-inspired decor can help set the tone for some serious relaxing—and it can also help you get better at disconnecting from work on the evenings and weekends long after your staycation ends.

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Upgrade Your Mantel

Giving your fireplace mantel a refresh might be all you need to breathe new life into your living or family room! Since it’s a natural focal point, simply curating a few objects, pieces of art, or decorative items can have a huge impact on the overall vibe of your space.

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Add A Splash Of Color

Fresh paint can give your room a whole new look. But if you don’t have the time or energy to paint a full room, consider simply painting an accent wall! It will enliven your space and create a natural focal point.

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Get Organized

Why is it that we never seem to have enough storage space? While doing a major purge of our earthly possessions is always an option, you can also get creative with storage solutions throughout your home to get organized and make the most of the space you do have.

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Decorate On A Budget

Just because you live on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style when it comes to decorating your home. There are tons of tips and home decor ideas you can use to try out some popular trends and fill your space without breaking the bank.

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Create A Cozy Reading Nook

Who doesn’t love the idea of a cozy reading nook—a place to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea? Or even a dedicated space to unwind with a glass of wine at the end of a long week? Whether you have a ton of space or just a corner, you can create a cozy reading nook where you can get away from it all and truly relax.

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home decor ideas | home decorating ideasFill Your Blank Walls

Have you been staring at blank walls for too long? It’s time to finally hang some stuff up and make your home feel a bit more lived-in! And guess what? You aren’t confined to complex gallery walls or framed artwork. There are tons of unique and engaging ways to fill your home’s walls.

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Try Out Traditional

There’s something comforting about the familiar in these unstable times. And that’s just as true in interior design as any other part of life, which is why Traditional interior design is having a major moment right now.  Leaning into this time-tested design style lends a sense of comfort and stability during a season with so much uncertainty.

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Dress Up Your Dresser

Want your bedroom to feel a bit more polished and considered? Style the top of your dresser. This small update will make a huge difference on the overall feel of your bedroom.

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Bring The Beach Home

You may live far from any coastline—but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the laid-back style of the coast to your home! Create a white a blue color palette, layer in some natural elements, and you’ll be well on your way to a coastal dream home! It’s the perfect summer upgrade.

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Incorporate Some Relaxing Bedroom Essentials

Bedrooms are a place to relax and unwind. And as our homes become even more multipurpose than they were before, it’s especially important for our bedrooms to be a true retreat where we can get away from the frenzy and stress that’s perhaps lingering in other corners of our homes. And just a few small updates can make your bedroom even more cozy and relaxing!

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Get That Modern Farmhouse Look

Modern Farmhouse is a trendy style that is ever-growing in popularity. It’s a style that’s more bold than your typical rustic or classic farmhouse look—but with its mix of modern and relaxed style, it still manages to embody an effortless, livable vibe. Perhaps it’s worth incorporating a little more of this style into your home!

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Decorate With An Old Church Pew

Whether you inherited an old church pew or you recently stumbled upon one at an antique store and dragged it home, it’s easier than you might think to decorate with them. In fact, it’s a fun way to breathe new life into an old piece of furniture and add a unique element to your home!

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Upgrade Your Home Office

Need some help focusing during these long work-from-home days? The color palette of your home office can actually make a big impact on your concentration and productivity. And there are actually a wide variety of color schemes that can help you out!

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Tackle Your Teen’s Space

If your teen is craving a more grown-up space, perhaps this summer is the perfect time to tackle an update together! It’ll mean some quality time together as you hone in on their style and update furniture and decor. And they’ll end up with a cool, updated bedroom that they love.

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Design Around Your TV

A design question we often get is “How do I decorate the wall behind my TV??” It can be quite the design conundrum. But there are actually a number of approaches you can take, with no blank walls in sight.

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Hang a Gallery Wall

Making the decision to hang a gallery wall is easy—but actually creating it? Not so much. But don’t worry, it’s not impossible. While it takes some time and patience, it’s actually not as intimidating as it may seem.

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Put the Finishing Touches on Your Room

How do you balance out making your home feel both polished and lived in? Curated but approachable? It’s all in the details. The right lighting and storage solutions, plus personalized home decor and decorative accents can help make your home feel both put together and unique.

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May Edit: The Best Living Room Designs of the Month

Here at Modsy it’s our favorite time of the month—time to reveal our favorite living room designs! The living room is one of the most important rooms in the house—it’s where you gather and convene to hang with the fam, entertain friends, or just curl up with a good book. That’s why we love looking at different ways to dress up the living room and dazzle your friends with your amazing style. Here are 25 of our favorite living room ideas of all shapes, sizes and styles—check them out and see which ones appeal to you!

best living room designsSeaside Retreat

We love living room ideas that incorporate a coastal decor scheme and bring in the colors of the ocean. This seaside retreat living room design features a crisp blue/white color palette and nautical motifs all around. The classic hues evoke the feeling of being at the beach and woven textures in the rug, coffee table and pillows make the room extra cozy. The symmetrical layout ups the formal vibes a bit and makes the room extra crisp and clean feeling, like a summer breeze.

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best living room designsTropical Glamour

Living room ideas with a theme let you take your interior design skills up a notch. This room goes big on tropical glamour, creating a bright, tropical space that’s big on Golden Girls’ vibes! The bright palette showcases vibrant pinks and greens for a little east coast prep, too. The hidden interior designer in you will have tons of fun going all out with playful shapes and patterns—check out the bright floral rug, the textured chairs, and the extra cute footstool!

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best living room designsSerene Sanctuary

Living room ideas with a neutral and blue color palette are perfect for creating a serene sanctuary in your home. This living space is great for entertaining guests as the two sofas provide plenty of seating and a calm, conversational vibe. It’s a cool, soothing atmosphere that uses contemporary furniture with a mid-century base. Pops of pattern in the rug and pillows add personality and visual interest and the soft pink curtains create a subtle romantic ambiance.

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best living room designsTraditional Collector

This living room has the vibes of a sophisticated collector with exquisite taste! It uses a fun combo of traditional and eclectic design to pull off a look that’s both comfortable and curated. Traditional furniture shapes like the double armchairs with metal trim, the luxurious leather coffee table, and the lavish royal blue sofa ground the room in classic style. And plants and artwork placed above the mantel add a beautiful touch. And unexpected pops of material and pattern, like the wicker chair, the mirror, and the pale blue rug add extra style and charm.

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best living room designsContemporary Minimalist

If you are into living room designs that are cool, calm, and collected, try pairing contemporary and minimalist style together. Minimal and transitional style elements blend together seamlessly, like this ultra-comfy sectional sofa, the chic, nearly see-through cocktail table and other contemporary decor. The overall vibe is super plush and livable—a more inviting space than minimal elements alone could create. We also love the fun gallery wall with prints of geometric and abstract art.

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best living room designsEarthy Modernism

Vibrant living room designs are a great way to make your living space bright and lively! This mustard yellow mid-century modern living room says goodbye to white walls and ushers in some personality and pizazz. It feels warm and cozy, not overly yellow, and the color is balanced by natural materials like leather and wood. We also love the patterned rug that breaks up the color and adds a little extra energy to the space. And the organic touch of houseplants temper the brightness and add some natural life to the space.

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best living room designsDiscerning Collector

Living room designs that blend minimal and eclectic design styles make a great choice for the discerning collector. This living space starts with a neutral palette and incorporates sleek furniture like the sectional sofa and gorgeous gold cocktail table. The design blends eclectic patterns and layers along with pillows, poufs and plants galore—it’s a great opportunity to add your own personal decor to show off your taste! Pops of gold and brass add warmth and character and help bring the whole style together.

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best living room designsIndustrial Bohemian

Boho style meets industrial vibes in this swanky living room setup. Sure, it’s an unlikely combo, but industrial materials like leather, metal and raw woods blend well with the black and white palette. Boho patterns abound—check out the carved front cabinet and chunky knit rug with tassel detail. The mix of patterned pillows and furniture with rounded edges offers a soft, livable take on industrial design.

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best living room designsTraditional Symmetry

This traditional living room design takes the classic, formal space up a notch with perfect symmetry and a luxurious, all-white color palette. It’s an elegant space for entertaining, with two large sofas facing each other in a layout designed for conversation. Ornate details like the button tufting and carved legs on the coffee table add to the luxurious atmosphere. And there’s nothing like a gilded mirror and sconces above the mantel to make a space even classier and more refined.

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Retro Roots

We’re super into living room ideas with retro roots like this gorgeous living space. It offers a super-pure take on mid-century modern style for a totally refreshing look. The tapered leg sofa and coffee table are key mid-century modern furniture elements along with the geometric patterns like the rug, pillows and art. It features a warm palette of orange, red and pink along with color blocking in the pillows and lots of playful pops of color. It’s a great look if you love retro style or want a slightly updated version that stays true to mid-century modern roots.

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Mid-Century Mood

Mid-century magnificence abounds here in this cheery green room that’s perfect for summer. mid-century modern furniture like the cushy sofa and cocktail table add that cool mod style. And natural materials and motifs like the woven pouf and cactus art round out the look. Playful pops of pattern like the pillows, overhead light and funky rug look excellent in the monochrome palette, which doesn’t feel too heavy alongside the natural materials.

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best living room designsTraditional Chic

Living room ideas that blend traditional and classic style can create gorgeous formal spaces like this one. Steeped in tradition, it’s one of the best living room designs for an elegant look with a chic finish. It’s a great option for contemporary style lovers and features slightly updated takes on traditional shapes of furniture, including the chairs, sofa, coffee table and console. The warm, rich color palette of reds, purples and browns keep the room feeling extra warm and cozy, and pops of pinks and white help lighten it up.

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best living room designsCountryside Charm

This sweet rustic living room design offers a classic twist on the sweet interior design style. Farmhouse vibes abound in the dark and white woods along with ornate details like the carved coffee tables, nailhead and urn-shaped lamps. Pastoral art and charming patterns in the pillows and rug warm up the space and add pops of fun to the overall atmosphere of this cozy, sunny room.

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best living room designsContemporary Modernist

Contemporary modernist living room ideas like this one are the perfect blend of minimalist cool and modern comfy. The style is reminiscent of the gorgeous homes featured in Big Little Lies and the scale of the room adds an awesome touch of drama! The sleek, clean-lined furniture keeps the room crisp and cool and the conversational layout makes it a great space for gathering with friends. And we love the elegance of the minimal, abstract art as a backdrop to this sophisticated design.

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Jewel Toned Lounge

For a rich, luxe living space, consider living room designs that use a vibrant, bold color on the walls. This jewel-toned lounge features luxuriously rich tones, velvet upholstery and extra glamorous elements like the throw pillows and coffee table decor. The daring colors offer tons of flair and then mid-century accents like the coffee table, lamp and sofa silhouette help ground the look.

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best living room designsClassic Warehouse Vibes

For a classy, sophisticated vibe, check out this living room design that mixes up classic formal and industrial designs for a fun unexpected combo. The leather and metal armchairs, case side table and floor lamp bring strong industrial style and the tuxedo rolled arm sofa and floral wall decor give it a classic edge. There’s a balance of hard and soft elements and tons of natural light. This look is living-room proof that you can merge opposite styles in a cohesive space!

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Rustic Views

For those of you who love the beauty of cozy, contemporary living room ideas, this rustic look is perfect! Start with neutrals and streamlined forms—the white sofa, lamp and all of the natural light help to balance out the dark wood. Bold pops of natural texture round out the look and the blend of traditional and contemporary styles is elegant and serene. There’s a craftsman vibe to the wood pieces that grounds the design in an earthy, rustic feel.

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Organic Modern Living

We are super into this organic, earth-toned modern living room look with dazzling pops of pattern! It’s a negative space that gets energy from the minimal styling—a less is more approach that works well for a living room. The saturated rust sofa anchors the space and the room has an emphasis on geometry in the shapes of furniture, like the chair, coffee table, floor lamp and overhead lamp.

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Contemporary Coastal

For a modern take on coastal style, go for living room designs with beachy elements paired together in new ways! This living room has a sea glass-inspired color palette featuring neutrals with pops of seafoam and turquoise. The live edge wood coffee table with hairpin legs pairs well with the natural textures in the chairs, cocktail table, rig and mirror. And beach motifs in the art, pillows and decor pull the whole look together.

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Muted Mid-Century

Muted mid-century living room designs are a great way to create a warm, earthy vibe. This room features pinks, creams and warm beige that work together to form a serene atmosphere—it feels airy but the cushy sofa and velvet armchair make it extra cozy too. mid-century modern accent pieces like the coffee table and bookcase add tons of style and the minimalist approach let’s these core pieces shine.

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Rustic Traveler

This living room design pairs eclectic and rustic styles and is a great way to achieve a fun, colorful boho decorating style! It has the collected feel of a world traveler’s home and plenty of unexpected design elements—the gallery wall offers a mix of colors, a woven egg chair and a funky purple wall. The mid-century modern sofa, rustic table and eclectic accent chair show how well versatile styles can work together!

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Neutral Territory

Transitional and minimal design elements work together to create a contemporary minimal look in this living room design. It features a super neutral palette with pops of gold to warm it up. Textures from the chunky knit throw, pillows and the woven rug help enliven the space and sleek furniture shapes with no ornamentation or frills keep it calm and collected.

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Elegant Connoisseur

If you love living room designs that make a bold statement, a rich, luxurious space like this might be just what you need! It combines elements of classic formal with glam materials like velvet, gold, brass, sheepskin and jewel tones. The symmetrical layout offers a formal vibe but it’s still super playful and elegant, perfect for a luxury space with a classy design.

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Contemporary Calm

Living room designs with a bold accent wall are a great way to make a statement! This room features a contemporary fireplace with a touch of modern, using natural textures like the pouf, rug, coffee table and pillow to enliven the space. It has a neutral color palette with a beautiful brick red accent wall with earthy undertones. The overall design creates a balance of contemporary furniture with modern rustic elements for extra cozy warmth.

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Industrial Funhouse

If you’re into living room designs that are a little offbeat, try pairing industrial and eclectic together! It’s an unexpected combo of styles that offers a fun, refreshing take on living room design. Industrial materials like leather, metal and unfinished woods merge with eclectic styling such as pops of patterns and the leaning art. The rich color palette of browns, blacks and greens bring a strong nature vibe with a studious appeal.

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April Edit: Best Living Room Designs of the Month

Living rooms… they’re one of the most important spaces in your home, but can also be tricky to design. Living room updates are a great way to revamp your home styling when you’re in need of a change of scenery. Maybe you’ve had the same living room furniture and style for ages and want to totally refresh your living space with the help of a designer. Or maybe you just have a couple of new home decor ideas for living room upgrades, like a cool modern coffee table, new floor plan, or other design tweaks. If you’re looking for living room inspiration, we create hundreds of living room designs every month! We rounded up some of our April favorites to show off living room ideas of all shapes, sizes, and styles. Read on and get inspired by April’s best living room design ideas for your home!

living room designsWest Coast Casual

This living room design blends California Bobo with a casual-cool coastal living room look to create a laid-back and welcoming setting. It has a casual feel with lounge chairs, a deep sofa, and a wicker coffee table. The rug anchors the space and, paired with the complimentary patterns on the pillows, ties the whole color scheme together into a vintage feel. This is a great example of using minimal living room decor ideas in a way that’s still impactful.

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Modern Minimalism

Living room designs that blend minimalist and mid-century modern style are all about creating a clean and crisp look. This space has a casual layout with furniture that makes a statement! The large pouf and modern daybed give it a lounge feel and stay in line with the low coffee table and neutral color palette. Pops of blue throughout the room pair well with the beautiful distressed rub and shibori patterned swivel chair. And the balance of modern and organic shapes feels ultra serene and stylish.

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living room designsEclectic Energy

We are really digging this eclectic living room with a vibrant, multi-color palette! The blue wall sets the stage and pops of reds and yellows from the rug are mimicked in the wall art and pillows. The floor plan is open and airy, one of the best living room ideas for creating an inviting space. All in all, it’s a casual but curated look that will make your guests feel right at home.

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Rustic Ranch

This living room style blends eclectic furniture and art with a rustic color scheme and decor. The design definitely has a global flair with Moroccan-style carved tables and a woven basket wall. Warm color tones on the neutral furniture create balance. The large billowy sectional alongside the cozy floor pouf create a casual living room lounge feel.

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living room designsBoho Eclectic

Another example of a great eclectic design, this living room uses a warm neutral color palette and a variety of textures to create an inviting, laid-back living space. Rattan chairs and coffee table give it a bohemian design vibe and furniture is arranged in a conversational setting in front of the fireplace. The contrast comes in from all the patterns and varying textures—and we love the funky art!

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Rustic Mod

This living room makes a bold statement with the dark green walls and fantastic mid-century living room furniture! The sofa and chairs are very much mid-century forms and the side tables and coffee table add organic balance with a rustic touch. The color palette stays somewhat monochromatic even with the bold blues, greens, and soft pink neutrals. And the layout design feels formal with L-shaped seating that’s still great for conversation.

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Modern Industrial

For a funky living room design that ups the ante on style, check out this modern industrial look. It has an open and inviting layout with formal symmetry, but the low furniture keeps it casual and cool. A black and white color palette keeps it interesting with varying patterns and sculptural tables. And the large wall artwork adds a definitive focal point!

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living room designsRustic Contemporary

We love the calm and balance of this rustic contemporary living room design. An earth-toned color palette keeps it extra sophisticated and the vintage rug adds a little bit of a boho touch. The rug also anchors the seating area and creates an intimate, welcoming conversation setting. Double coffee tables give the space a very stylish vibe while also adding a formal touch.

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living room designsContemporary Calm

This living room style is contemporary, rustic, and minimal all at once! A neutral color palette grounded in warm tones keeps the look clean and fresh with an inviting brightness. The woven rug and patterned coffee table create an intimate area in front of the fireplace, the focal point of the room. And the styling is minimal with decor that is simple and impactful with a welcoming circle for conversation.

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living room designsRetro Relaxation

This blend of retro and mid-century modern styles creates a super stylish aesthetic we love. The playful color palette features iconic mid-century colors like blue and deep mustard yellow to spice things up. And the iconic retro furniture shapes like the slingback chair and Noguchi coffee table add visual interest to the room. And we love how simple decor pieces like the artwork, cactus, and layered mirror still makes a strong mid-century statement.

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Refined Rustic

This living room design is rustic in style with sophisticated touches like the classic blue and white lamp and carved side table. The blue color scheme features neutral shades and gets lots of warmth from the leather ottoman. This living room design is super casual with lots of room on the sectional and the ottoman taking the place of a coffee table. And lots of windows and open archways give the room a spacious and airy feel.

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Subtle Sophistication

Contemporary and mid-century modern always make a great pair! This living room features the two styles in a formal layout with lots of decorative accents in ceramic for a little drama. Cooler tones in the neutral color scheme are warmed up by the hide rug and wooden sideboard. And the conversational seating features solid furniture with a contemporary feel.

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Cozy Contemporary

This living room pairs elements of contemporary and coastal styles to create a bright and cheery space. Pops of yellow provide an accent against the neutral base and the inviting layout makes the room even cozier. The jute rug, jute pouf, and sea-themed decor create cool, coastal vibes and the extra layers of pillows add extra comfort to the sofa.

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April Edit: Best Dining Rooms of the Month

Now that most of us are working, studying and eating at home these days, dining rooms are getting a lot of extra attention. If you’re spending more time there, you might be on the lookout for dining room design ideas to spruce up your dining space. Or maybe you’re just getting inspired and need some modern or formal dining room ideas to kickstart your project.

How do you design dining rooms?

The best way to revamp your dining area is to start with your foundations and go from there. What size and shape is your dining space? What do you want to be the focal point? Are you looking for a traditional dining room with a wood table and dining chairs or do you have more modern dining room in mind? Once you have a sense of your interior design plan, you can move on to more specific elements of the dining space.

Dining Table

Your dining table is most likely going to be the focal point of your dining area. Do you need a large dining table? Expandable? Consider how many people you’ll need to seat on a regular basis and what else you might be using the dining table for. You can explore our guide to dining tables to get a sense of your options.

Your dining table will also set the stylistic tone for the rest of your space, so give some thought to what kind of look you want. Are you thinking about a formal dining room? Mid-century? Farmhouse? Explore our guide to dining table styles for more dining table ideas and the pros of these most-popular styles.

dining room designsDining Chairs

Next up is selecting your dining chairs! You’ll want to consider the chair material—ideally it will match your dining table (i.e. wood table and wood chairs) or add contrast (i.e. metal chairs and wood table). Upholstered chairs add comfort but can also pose a challenge to keep clean depending on your lifestyle and if you have kiddos who love eating with their hands!

Decide if you want all matching dining chairs or if you like dining room designs that mix and match a bit. For instance, you could add a bench on one side (great for kids) or make the two end chairs different to add a formal air.

Dining Room Decor

The style of your dining room will depend a lot on your decor! Dining room designs are a way to express your personal tastes and style with elements like light fixtures, rugs, table top decor, and more. These pieces can help determine the focal point of your space and add finishing touches and polish, whether you have a modern dining room or a traditional style.

Ready for some dining room inspiration? Read on to take a tour of 20 of our best dining room designs of the month!

dining room designsOrganic Modern Dining Room

This formal dining room design is a blend of modern and minimalist styles. It features a neutral color palette with a muted green backdrop that makes the light and dark contrasting elements pop. It’s very minimal in styling, but still comfortable. And the look feels balanced with the repetition of arches and circles in the round table, globe pendant, bookcase, and even the  fireplace.

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Country Cabin Charm

We love the rustic country style that makes this dining room feel just like home. It’s a very cozy and casual space with a two-tone matching dining set that’s very trendy in rustic, farmhouse dining room styles. The faded rug helps pull together the overall color scheme and the mason jar lighting fixture adds a trendy and simple element to the mix.

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dining room designsDine in Rustic Minimalist Style

We love how the rustic minimalist style of this dining room fits so well into the big open, airy space. The neutral color scheme gives it an earthy, organic essence and pops of black and white add a modern twist. The natural wood dining table creates a bold statement in this space and looks great with minimalist white ceramic decor. The geometric patterned rug adds visual interest and texture to the otherwise solid furniture pieces and color scheme.

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Coastal Comfort

For those of you who love dining a bright, airy space, this type of coastal style might be just what you need. It features a neutral color scheme with warm tones and sage green walls and casual style furniture in a formal setting. A round dining table with woven chairs feels beachy and laid back. And the light, washed wood in each of the materials makes the overall aesthetic feel soft and lived-in.

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Classic Elegance

This dining room blends traditional and classic style in a way that doesn’t feel stuffy or old-fashioned at all! The crisp whites and neutral palette give it a modern upgrade and touches of gold add sophistication and a little sass. The classic rug pattern in florals mimics the floral centerpiece on the table and the upholstered chairs paired with the two captains chairs offer a  more formal feel.

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dining room designsMid-Century to the Max

This dining room is mid-century modern all the way, with avocado green and blue as staple mid-century colors. The brass tapered legs add sparkle to the dining room and the dynamic rug adds a pop of color and pattern for heightened visual interest. And the atomic starburst lamp is one of the iconic looks of mid-century style, adding a sculptural element to the overall design.

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dining room designsGlam-a-Go-Go

Pairing mid-century modern with glam touches is a great way to give your dining room a totally unique and gorgeous style! Here, the distinctive mid-century features stand out, like the tapered legs on the dining chairs and the starburst chandelier. It creates a formal setting that’s great for entertaining—plus the white banquette provides a spot for extra storage. There’s a neutral color scheme with heavy use of brass, gold, and creamy whites to up the elegance of this setting and then the plush greenery adds extra texture.

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dining room designsContemporary Composure

This contemporary dining room style is cool, calm, and composed—perfect for big gatherings where you need a large dining setting and don’t want the space to feel overwhelming. It’s simple with no frills, the perfect practical dining room for a busy household. And the durable jute rug adds just the right amount of visual interest without creating too much distraction in the calm, collected space.

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dining room designsSeaside Sleek

We love the blend of modern and coastal styling in this sleek dining room. The black and white color palette gets tons of warmth from the wood tones and the metal light fixture blends both modern and coastal styles. The gallery wall adds a personal touch and an editorial aspect with the grid of black and white photos. Woven chairs are coastal but the sleek wooden table feels modern, and the patterned rug helps to balance out the two styles.

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dining room designsEarthy Eclectic

This dining room style uses a colorful, earthy palette and eclectic furniture pieces and decor to create a cool, collected look. The vintage rug pulls together the color scheme and the mid-century modern style dining chairs add a lovely decorative touch. A gallery wall in the same hues adds visual interest and cohesion and it creates a cozy, casual setting for a dinner gathering.

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dining room designsBoho Chic Treat

This dining room design uses an eclectic style to set the tone and incorporates bohemian style with rattan and tropical elements. The high top table and stools keep it casual and offer a unique take on the dining space. A floating wall shelf adds space for a funky, layered gallery wall. And the neutrals, green and yellow colors used feel tropical and beachy for laid-back dining vibes.

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Eclectic Elegance

We love how this eclectic dining room design uses a black and white color scheme with sand toned accents to warm up the space. The woven texture in wall art and pendant looks funky and modern in the space and the Moroccan style rug adds pattern, texture, and warmth, pulling the whole style together. Elegant style dining chairs add extra sophistication to the dining space.

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Sophisticated Safari

This dining room features a sophisticated design with a safari-style flair. It’s an organic and earthy space with a sense of adventure! The woven teak chairs add a casual feel and the abstract art ties in blues and greens throughout the color palette. The patterned rug feels global and lightens up the muted color scheme. And to top it all off, the beaded chandelier adds a stylish sculptural element.

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Eclectic Roots

We dig the mix of minimal, rustic, and modern styles in this eclectic design. It has a warm color scheme with warm tone woods, reds, and subtle pops of blues. The natural wood of the dining chairs and table and the woven elements of the decor and furniture pieces give it an organic feel. And there’s a delicate balance of light furniture complemented by larger forms.

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dining room designsEdgy Industrial

This look is as stylish and hip as a dining room design can get! The dining chairs feel retro with an S-shape, but the padded leather gives them an extra comfort. The black and white color scheme isn’t harsh because muted tones and the green accents help warm it up. Sleek edges are balanced by organic touches like plants and curved chairs to create a formal setting that still manages to be inviting.

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dining room designsLight and Lively

This stylish dining room blends mid-century modern and industrial style for an airy, light-filled look that your guests will love. The lighting and rugged table feel industrial and the tapered legs and furniture cover the mid-century aspect. It has a bright and lively color palette using retro-inspired hues but still offers a very sophisticated look with captain chairs and a styled buffet table.

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Rural Rustic

We love this elegant rural rustic dining room design featuring a neutral color scheme with pops of black for a little drama. It’s a serene setting with light colors and the upholstered chairs give it a soft texture. The rustic art and weathered wood add extra texture to the space. The handsome buffet and fireplace setting give it a formal look but using lightwood and casual furniture make it feel comfortable and laid-back.

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dining room designsCasual Kitchen Nook

This dining area is tucked away into a casual area of the kitchen to create a simple and compact dining nook—a great dining room layout idea for a small apartment! It uses a half bench and chairs to create a “booth” feel in the kitchen. The neutral color scheme and vintage style rug have mid-century appeal, and the whole look is pulled together by the greenery both indoors and out!

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dining room designsFormal Mid-Century Style

Mid-century modern is such a versatile style, it can go well in both casual and formal design schemes. This dining room design uses iconic Jenerette dining chairs (which have a great backstory) with their cane seats to create high style. And the setting in front of the fireplace is very formal with a touch of elegance. The straight lines of the table balance out the round pendant and mirror for a classy look overall.

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dining room designsClassy Coastal

This style is simple and sophisticated, with a classic blue, white, and sand palette contributing to the calming coastal vives. It is very seaside-themed but in the most elegant way. The furniture, colors, and materials give it a beach house feel and it is sophisticated with casual touches, like the bench seating and jute and woven textures.

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April Edit: Best Home Office Designs of the Month

Home is where the heart is. But these days, it’s also where your desk, your conference room, work materials, and your brainstorming space are! More and more of us are coming up with inventive home office ideas that give us a comfortable space to work while we quarantine inside. (Check out this Guide to Staying In if you’re going a little stir crazy at home alone.)

It’s no stretch to say it’s more important now to create a work space where you feel inspired and full of ideas. Whether that means a contemporary home office with tons of natural light, a tiny nook for a work desk in the stairwell, or an office space in a corner of the bedroom, there are plenty of ways to make sure you have a home office where you can find a quiet space to work.

Whether you have had a dedicated office space in your house for ages or you’re newly in need of a work space at home due to shelter-in-place, you’re probably noticing that at home office ideas are becoming more the rule than the norm! And if you are finding it hard to concentrate while working remotely, check out these tips to make working from home more productive! Once you get into the groove, it’s great to have a dedicated work space in your house. It’s also fun to come up with design ideas for your ideal home office. If you’re in need of a desk or work space at home some, check out some of our favorite home offices of the month!

home office designsCoastal Office Nook

This cozy little work space is a great solution for those in need of home office design ideas but lacking the space for a dedicated office. It makes clever use of the quirky layout in a nook/closet space—one of our favorite small space hacks for a home office design. The design is pure coastal style, a great choice for a cozy nook and also one of the best ways to put an office in the bedroom! It uses a classic color palette and is simple but full of personality with cute, artsy decor.

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home office designsMid-Century Modern Home Office

We are super into this handsome mid-century modern home office. The office design features a desk and storage tucked into the alcove and the daybed lounge offers plenty of space to stretch out and daydream. The C-side table snuggled up by the daybed adds an additional work surface and the layered rugs add extra coziness and a tucked-in feel. The neutral color scheme creates cohesiveness and pulls all of the office furniture together.

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home office designsWork In Industrial Rustic Style

This Industrial style home office design is one of our favorite ideas for fitting a desk into an open workspace. The sleek bookcase offers plenty of storage and it’s also featherlight so it doesn’t add visual weight to the room (a great idea for small home office designs). There’s a comfy spot to relax/read in the industrial armchair when you need a break from sitting at the desk. And the dark walls give it a moody, serious look—great for staying focused and honing in on your work! The minimal styling has a practical touch and the rug adds a pop of personality so the space doesn’t feel too dark.

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home office designsEasy Breezy Mid-Century Office

We love this beautiful mid-century modern home office design! It’s one of our favorite design ideas for a serene, focused space. The desk against the wall tucks you into the work space—a great layout for an office within another room or small space. The black and white gallery wall adds a focal point for the office and tons of visual interest and personality. And the cool, neutral color palette gets extra warmth with the wood tone desk and lush green plants.

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home office designsGet In The Retro Zone

The best home office ideas are both practical and stylish, like this swanky mid-century modern office that oozes with sophistication! The beautiful mid-century desk has a large surface area for getting work done, as well as large drawers for storage. The credenza nearby offers additional surface space and storage so you never have to worry about a cluttered home office space. Like most mid-century modern design ideas, the look is warm and inviting with honey-colored wood tones. This is a great option for anyone who loves a classic mid-century modern space!

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home office designsEarth Toned Workspace

Mid-century forms take center stage in this funky home office design! This is one of the best home office ideas for anyone who is crazy about iconic MCM touches –  like tapered legs, streamlined forms and soft curves! It’s also perfect if you love a home office that feels like your living room! The cozy setup has both a reading chair and extra storage so you can kick back and relax in a tidy and inspirational space. Glam textures on console, velvet chair, and brass decor give it a little extra pizzazz and the bright and cheery plants add an organic touch.

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home office designsEdgy Industrial Vibes

This simple but efficient desk setup has all the office furniture you need for a proper workspace at home. You can turn around to have additional surface space as needed, and the credenza doubles as extra storage! The neutral color palette features pops of black for an edgy, industrial touch, and pairing brass and leather together against the minimal edges of the desk helps the space feel more inviting.

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home office designsEarthy, Chic Home Office

This mid-century modern work space is one of our favorite home office ideas because it incorporates lots of decorative but functional furniture! The slim desk has plenty of surface area for work, and the window bench and cozy reading nook in the corner add extra seating options in your work space. Added home office inspiration: Layering a sheepskin rug on a soft yellow geometric print adds depth and a touch of glam and the camel leather and honey woods warm up the room.

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home office designsOrganic Minimalist Office

This cool, contemplative home office design sticks to the basics for an ultra serene study space. It features light and bright neutrals with maple woods for an extra rejuvenating and fresh look. The office space still gets warmth from the rich wood tones and creamy neutrals. Wide open home office layout ideas like this are good for focus—there’s no room for any distractions to hide in this office design. The home office features minimal decor, but the intentional pieces on the desk and bookcase definitely add a stylish touch.

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home office designsThe Less-Is-More Workspace

This minimal style desk features a simple stool as a chair and low furniture so the beautiful view out the window remains unobstructed. The desk has the look of a console table and, paired with the stool, all the office furniture very much blends into the subdued earth tones of this home office design. This is a great way to have a desk with natural light in a small place where you don’t have room for a dedicated home office! You can set this up in a living room, entryway, hallway, or any small nook at home.

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home office designsSmall Space Working

Mid-century modern and minimalist style make a great pair when it comes to a work space. And we love a high top desk like this for Home office designs. It offers a streamlined working desk with room for storage underneath—and the elevated perch gives you a bright vantage point in a small space or apartment. The mounted bookcase adds tons of extra storage with taking up too much space. And the design is colorful but calming, with lots of blues, whites and textures from the plants to give the room personality. This is also one of the best home office ideas for a walk-through space!

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home office designsClassic Modernist Home Office

If you love home office ideas that are pared down to the bare essentials but don’t want to sacrifice on style, this cool, moody work space might be just right for you! It has classic touches, like the antique white desk, along with minimal decor and streamlined furniture. The whole design is focused on the desk against the dark wall—a super dramatic and stylish aesthetic. This is a great design for a small space, too—it would make a great home office in the living room. The only downside is that it doesn’t offer much room for storage.

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Get Productive in Rustic Style

We can’t get enough of rustic design when it comes to home office ideas. This look features weathered woods and natural materials for a more formal office setup that’s still super homey and comfortable. There’s lots of hidden and open storage and plenty of greenery as decor to help liven up the neutral color scheme. And we love the look of the antique white wood desk on the patterned, cream-colored rug.

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