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Modsy Style Spotlight: How To Master the Mod Enthusiast Look

Modsy style Mod Enthusiast

Maybe you wouldn’t call your style modern, but you like the idea of a contemporary chair paired with a streamlined sofa (that can seat the entire family, of course)Perhaps you don’t really know what Danish Modern means, but you love the look of sleek and minimal design. Or maybe you enjoy the look of modern interiors, but don’t want to feel like you’re living on the set of Mad Men.

If that sounds like you, then the Mod Enthusiast might be the Modsy style you’ve been looking for. Our third most-popular look, this Modsy style is the perfect mix of mid-century modern and transitional furnishings. The look is perfect for people who want a modern space but still value comfort.

With our Mod Enthusiast style, you’ll find a curated mix of pieces that factor in comfort and style, for a look that’s trendy and inviting. Keep reading to see our 2018 take on the Mod Enthusiast look and pick up 7 ways you can work the style in your own home.

Modsy style Mod Enthusiast1. Start With Streamlined Upholstery

With the Mod Enthusiast style, it’s all about balancing clean lines with comfortable designs. Anchor rooms with streamlined upholstered pieces, then layer up with warm, modern accents.

For this living room, we created an inviting foundation with a mid-century style armchair, a simple sofa with big comfy pillows, and a leather ottoman. The upholstered pieces are classic and comfortable, so we rounded out the decor with edgy side tables, a geometric rug, and a contemporary sideboard, which make the space feel modern and welcoming.

Modsy style Mod Enthusiast2. Add Warm Wood Tones

After you’ve set up a clean-lined furniture foundation, you’ll want to mix in warm wood tones. These have a way of infusing modern spaces with a sense of comfort and casualness.

This dining table has a wood base that’s the perfect balance of sleek and warm. To maintain that contemporary yet comfortable vibe, we mixed in Danish Modern-inspired chairs, upholstered armchairs with wooden legs, and a wood credenza that combines function and streamlined style.

Modsy style Mod Enthusiast3. Make It Cozy

Our Mod Enthusiast style is one of our most popular looks because it’s big on style that’s of-the-moment without sacrificing comfort.

Try swapping in a simple upholstered headboard that’s clean-lined but also cozy. Pair it with a wood side table, a cool table lamp, and a sleek floor lamp to give your cozy room a bit of contemporary edge and texture.

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4. Make It Kid Friendly

With our Mod Enthusiast style, you’ll find a specially curated mix of furnishings that are modern and can be tailored for kid friendly spaces.

Make room for a kids corner with a tepee where little ones can hang out. Then add in a sofa and coffee table with rounded edges. Finish with a pouf and an easy-to-move armchair for versatile and family-friendly accents.

Modsy style Mod Enthusiast5. Mix In Some Graphic Art

Layer spaces with punchy shapes and patterns in the form of small accent art. This is a great way to add a graphic pop to even the most utilitarian of spaces.

Add bold art with modern appeal to a more practical modern space, like your home office or the entry. These small but mighty pieces have a way of adding visual impact and will help balance out your spaces with modern edge.

Modsy style Mod Enthusiast6. Mix In Comforting Accents

Along with graphic art, throw in some soothing soft accents that help to ease and also enliven your spaces.

In this bedroom, soft-hued pillows, a plush bench, and a rug in a calm neutral palette balance out the bold colors and shapes of the modern furnishings. Try spreading greenery around a room to play up a comforting atmosphere.  

Modsy style Mod Enthusiast7. Play Up a Welcoming Palette

For a classic Mod Enthusiast look that’s hugely inviting, opt for a palette of warm tones that add comfort without distracting from the modern silhouettes and sleek lines of your furnishings.

Combine a wood chair, a plush armchair, and a neutral sofa with pops of red, coral, and shades of green. A mod pendant light hung in front of a round mirror creates visual impact. It all adds up to a modern look that’s perfectly cozy.

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Style Spotlight: 7 Easy Ways to Get the 2018 Mod Visionary Look

Modsy Style Mod Visionary

Are you a fan of modern spaces with minimal styling? Do you dig any room with a retro look that reminds you of Mad Men? Is your bookmarks page filled with mid-century furniture you have your eye on? If so, there’s a good chance your Modsy style is Mod Visionary.

Our most popular style, Mod Visionary mixes mid-century forms with clean styling. This Modsy style is great for small space living, making it popular among city dwellers. (As opposes to our suburban homeowners, who tend to prefer a more rustic and cozy look).

Want more Mod Visionary? Keep scrolling to see how we shook up the look for 2018 and learn 7 ways to work the style into your home. If you’re curious what your Modsy style is, take our Modsy Style Quiz to find out.

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1. Start With Sleek & Clean Lines

Our 2018 take on Mod Visionary is all about keeping to clean lines. You want to start with simple base of furniture and then layer a few sculptural accents on top.

We anchored this living room with a mid-century inspired sofa and armchair. Then we added the geometric rug, slim bookcase, and pile of pillows too give the space a mid-century pop!

Modsy Style Mod Visionary

2. Bring in Mid-Century Forms

Once you establish a clean foundation, your next step is to mix in some mid-century modern forms. Think tapered legs, geometric prints, and organic shapes.

Combine a modern sectional with pieces that sport some serious mid-century lines. This combo creates a room that’s balanced and modern, but doesn’t sacrifice comfort.

Modsy Style Mod Visionary3. Get Comfortable

Modern spaces often get a bad rap as cold and uncomfortable. But mid-century modern designers were actually obsessed with making furniture that was affordable and functional.

Too keep our Modsy style true to these values, the Mod Visionary look is all about comfort. Swap a side chair for comfy upholstered armchair. Add function and style with a mid-century credenza. And add a woven pouf and a soft graphic rug to make the space warm and homey.

Modsy Style Mod Visionary

4. Make It Family Friendly

Our Modsy designs are more than pretty, they’re meant for real life. That’s why we curate special collections for our kid and pet friendly households.

An alternative to poufs, try a wouf for a stylish alternative that pets can enjoy. Replace the coffee table with a large round surface. And add a leather sofa that can stand up to some wear in high-traffic rooms.

Modsy Style Mod Visionary

5. Mix in Mod Accents

Small graphic elements are essential for rounding out modern spaces. The more visually impactful the better!

Layer in high-contrast art and an organic shaped lamp on top of a mid-century credenza. These pieces play up the modern look while keeping a minimalist edge.

Modsy Style Mod Visionary

3. Add in Organic Shapes

You can’t go wrong with organic designs that add visual interest to your modern space.

Consider hanging a sculptural pendant or pulling in an organic shaped chair. Throw in some abstract pillows or a chunky jute rug to give your modern space a touch of texture and pattern.

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7. Keep It Neutral

Mid-century modern design favored organic and earth-toned colors. If you’re looking to stay true to the style’s origins, opt for a neutral palette of greens, browns, yellows, and neutrals. These colors pair well with warm and natural woods. Another favorite material among mid-century modern design.


Not sure if Mod Visionary is the style for you? Take our Modsy Style Quiz to find out your decor style!


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Style Spotlight: 9 Easy Ways To Nail The Rustic Warmth Look

rustic styleDo you love the look of spaces with a rustic style paired with trendy touches? Would you count Chris Loves Julia among your favorite home design blogs? And do you still have a soft spot in your heart for shiplap, along with everything else Chip and Joanna Gaines style? If so, your style might be what Modsy calls Rustic Warmth.

Rustic Warmth is our second most popular style at Modsy (right behind its more modern and minimal counterpart, Mod Visionary). Our take on a rustic style starts with a foundation of comfortable furnishings to create a warm and inviting space. Then, we say tweak your accessories to make the style yours. Some people lean more industrial, while others prefer modern. Sometimes rustic can be cozy, and other times it can push more trendy.

Here, we’ve pulled together some spaces that showcase our 2018 take on the Rustic Warmth style. Get inspired by these rustic spaces and pick up ideas for bringing a cozy, rustic style into your own home. Not sure what your style is? Take our Modsy Style Quiz to find out.

rustic style1. Mix Rustic & Modern

Rustic furnishings are more versatile than you think, meaning they work great with a range of different design styles. Try mixing a chesterfield sofa with updated armchairs and a contemporary natural fiber rug for a totally welcoming rustic style living room.

rustic style2. Mix Rustic & Industrial

Similarly, rustic furnishings can work great with industrial pieces. Try pairing yours with a steamer trunk, a stone-top carved table, or even a steel pendant. This combination results in a rustic-style living space that makes a statement but still feels inviting.

rustic style3. Make Rustic Kid and Pet-Friendly

A style that’s all about comfiness, the Rustic Warmth look is an easy style for kid- and pet-friendly homes. Swap the coffee table for a plush leather ottoman. Mix function and style by layering a cowhide over an indoor/outdoor rug. And throw in some fun accent pieces like cute baskets and kid’s chairs to make the space more family-friendly.

rustic style4. Make Rustic Feel Relaxed

You can’t go wrong combining rustic style with beachy vibes. Furnishings like a woven chair, a light-wood coffee table, and blue and white pillows are a surefire way to give any living space that relaxed-rustic, beach house look.

rustic style5. Try a Formal Rustic Look

You can also veer towards darker tones with rustic furnishings if you want a look that’s a tad more formal. The farmhouse-style bed mixed with black nightstands and an armoire, give this rustic style bedroom a more elevated atmosphere.

rustic style6. Try a Streamlined Rustic Look

Sometimes all you need are a few rough-hewn rustic touches to ground a space. It’s also the approach you want to take if you’re looking to mix in a few contemporary pieces. Here, the woven chair and basket and the wood-and-steel bookcase help to balance out the streamlined desk and rug for a charming yet cool work space.

rustic style7. Take a Bright Approach With Rustic

Most rustic furnishings come in natural and neutral shades – think back to the open leather armchairs, the woven poufs and sisal rugs, the gray and white pillows. Rustic furnishings go great with bold patterns and color. Not sure where to start? Try using blue and white with rustic pieces to brighten up a living space with rustic furnishings.

rustic style8. Take a Layered Approach With Rustic Style

Try layering different textures and materials to create a rustic look. Think cowhide rug and a jute rug, leather armchair and a carved wood-and-stone-table, a neutral sofa with pops of yellow. Mixing these different materials, colors, and elements will help create a warm rustic atmosphere in a room.

rustic style9. Go For Classic Rustic Warmth

If you’re looking to create that classic rustic style in your living room, pull in a mix of modern, industrial, and formal elements. This living room combines a modern rug and art, an industrial floor lamp, and a formal coffee table and armchair, which are all mixed together with a neutral sofa and a leather pouf. The result is a perfect cozy rustic living space that’s warm and inviting.


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9 Easy Ways To Nail The Rustic Warmth Look