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Farmhouse Decor Ideas: 21 Ways to Get Farmhouse Style in Your Home

Farmhouse design is a trendy-but-approachable interior design style that’s been quite popular for the past few years. While modern farmhouse style à la Joanna Gaines has far and away been the most popular take on farmhouse design, there are actually tons of different ways to get this look (most of which are decidedly more rustic than modern farmhouse).

This is also a style that blends well with other styles! Today, we’re going to introduce you to the key elements of a farmhouse style home and then show you the many different ways you can bring this style to life!

What is Farmhouse Design?

What is farmhouse interior design? It’s a style that takes inspiration from the simplicity and rustic nature of an actual farmhouse. Think: weathered woods, comfortable furnishings, character-filled details, and an approach to design that embraces the simplicity of country life. Ultimately, this style is all about coziness and warmth.

But, like we already mentioned, there are many different ways to bring this look to life. There’s classic farmhouse, which is a more on-the-nose interpretation of this style. But there’s also rustic farmhouse, French farmhouse, modern farmhouse, and so many other ways to mix-and-match this look with other styles, from coastal and traditional to eclectic and even Victorian-inspired!

Read on to explore 21 farmhouse decor ideas, with tons of examples of ways to get a farmhouse look in your own home!

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1. Vintage Touches

Adding vintage-inspired touches to your decor is key for pulling off a farmhouse look. We love adding vintage touches in a gallery wall with antique-style prints, through the use of weathered wood and galvanized or distressed metal (like the light fixtures, decor, and chairs pictured above!). All of these pieces add to the farmhouse look, harkening back to true farm materials.

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2. Pretty Pastels

Pastel colors are soft, charming, and definitely have a place in farmhouse decor. These colors beautifully complement the natural materials that are prevalent in farmhouse design. Use pastel tones in wall colors, textiles, and decor, like we did in this pastel farmhouse bedroom. To keep this space feeling earthy and rustic, strike a balance between pastels, neutral tones, and rustic natural materials.

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3. Bold Walls

Farmhouse decor ideas don’t have to just include neutrals and lighter tones. In some cases, farmhouse design can be quite bold! We love the idea of bold, saturated tones in a farmhouse room. Just be sure to keep these colors in the earth tone family to help ground the space in a more country sensibility. (A saturated jewel tone would make a space feel much more glam or boho.) This entryway does it perfectly. It uses rich rust orange, ochre and a deep forest green—all of which adds an earthy and rustic feel that is very in line with farmhouse style. But it’s not just the color palette. Beadboard walls are quintessential to farmhouse style and help further drive home the vibe.

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4. Joie de Vivre

French country style is a softer, more feminine take on farmhouse style, which features classical shapes; light, distressed wood; vintage-inspired floral patterns; and a neutral, almost faded, color palette. The French country take on farmhouse design is directly inspired by country homes in the south of France, giving it a light and airy vibe that also feels collected and full of rustic elegance.

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5. Plant Life

Farmhouse style is all about outdoor living brought inside and going back to the basics through rustic natural elements. One of our favorite ways to do this? Adding botanical art and decor to your space, which gives it an organic vibe. Botanical art prints, featuring flowers or greenery, are a Farmhouse staple. A botanical print on it’s own is lovely—but hanging a series of three or four will hammer home the look even more! And, of course, incorporating plants in your farmhouse decor ideas is a given! Incorporate plants throughout your home—whether it’s a fiddle leaf fig in the corner, a small fern on a shelf, or a vase full of hydrangeas on the table! You can, of course, go faux if you don’t have a green thumb.

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6. Wrought Iron Touches

Wrought iron is a timeless material and furniture made of this material are often used as rustic farmhouse decor ideas. You can incorporate wrought iron into your home’s decor through light fixtures or a classic metal bed frame. This material adds a rustic, earthy touch to any farmhouse space.

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7. An Americana-Inspired Palette

Red, white, and blue. This is a classic color palette that’s often used in traditional and Americana-industrial design, and it also happens to translate very well to farmhouse design. Use this color palette in large, bold ways. We love the application pictured above—with a deep blue wall color, a vintage-inspired rug with red tones, and fresh white linen upholstery for a classic-but-updated look.

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8. A Lesson in Layering

Laying textures through decor adds depth and helps you create that curated and collected farmhouse vibe. Layer surface decor on shelves, consoles, and even coffee tables adds a comfy, lived-in feel. Be sure to incorporate a lot of textures into your decor—like wood bowls, plants, ceramics, and even antique books!

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9. A Sophisticated Take

You might be surprised to discover that the comfortable and approachable nature of farmhouse design actually pairs beautifully with classic style. While these two styles may seem like opposites—one being more formal and ornate and the other being more rustic and relaxed—the blending of these elements creates a sophisticated take on farmhouse. Classic touches, like scalloping, elegant upholstery, and refined stylized surfaces elevate the more down-to-earth elements of farmhouse style. A limited, muted color palette helps perfectly bridge the gap between these two styles.

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10. Modern Contrast

An easy way to make farmhouse design more modern? Contrast. Since traditional farmhouse style is all about weathered natural materials, with a more neutral color palette, pops of black really add a modern edge. In this modern farmhouse dining room, we did that through black dining chairs. They’re in a classic Windsor shape, which fits well with a farmhouse style home, but the black finish gives them a more modern vibe. Metal accents, like the iron table legs and copper pendant take the best of both modern and farmhouse design, blending the two styles together. And a vibrant emerald green wall drives home the look!

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11. A Slipcover Soliloquy

If you’re going for a classic or French farmhouse look, it’s definitely worth considering a white slipcovered sofa. This can set the whole tone for your living room—evoking a sophisticated but relaxed vibe. Drive home the look with some provincial decor touches, additional upholstery, and pieces with some patina.

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12. Bits of Boho

We already told you that farmhouse style can mix together with a multitude of different styles. But in case you didn’t believe us—let us introduce you to boho farmhouse style. This look is full of eclectic touches, like woven macrame, carved wood and fringed textiles, which are quintessential elements of boho design. But the addition of some rustic touches brings in a relaxed farmhouse feel. This is a great style combo to play with if you love farmhouse but are a little more eclectic!

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13. A Mix of Old and New

You can have a farmhouse look and go a bit contemporary, too! When considering rustic farmhouse decorating ideas, keep the materials and vibe rustic through the use of raw natural materials, but opt for more sleek forms—as you can see in the accent chairs and coffee table, above. Balance these contemporary elements with more organic shapes, like plants, fluffy pillows, and a pile of logs.

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14. Check Mate

Checkerboard, buffalo plaid, and gingham patterns are seen a lot in farmhouse design. They’re classic patterns that have a very bucolic feeling. So, if you’re going for a farmhouse vibe, incorporate some of these checkered patterns into your decor! Applying this pattern to a rug makes a big statement and adds a lot of pattern to a room, complementing the other rustic-inspired pieces throughout the space.

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15. Kid-Friendly, Naturally

Farmhouse style has durability at its core—making it a naturally kid-friendly style. Think about it: sturdy, rustic wood furniture; comfortable upholstery; a warm, approachable color palette. It’s the perfect family-friendly style! The pieces of furniture you’ll find in a farmhouse-style home will last years if cared for properly. Go the extra mile to make things kid-friendly with a rug that has natural patina or a rugged texture for a piece that’s easy to clean and doesn’t show lingering stains!

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16. Bring the Outdoors In

Fresh flowers are the perfect way to add life and color to your farmhouse space. Even if you don’t have a farm or a garden, buying real or faux flowers and botanicals can give your home that extra fresh and earthy feeling. The blooms add texture and color, while the weathered wood furniture brings in a sense of history.

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17. All About Antiques

When it comes to farmhouse decor, you don’t have to stick with vintage-inspired pieces. You can also incorporate actual antiques! Using an antique church pew as a dining bench in farmhouse dining rooms or upcycling barn wood into furniture and decor are classic moves. This keeps your farmhouse look original and helps tie it back to the origins of this design style!

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18. Classic and Collected

Victorian farmhouse style? It’s a thing. This take on farmhouse features a mix of rustic, classic and eclectic styles to create an elevated but livable space. Warmth and comfort are the center of this design style, brought to life through pops of saturated earth tones in decadent materials (like the accent chairs above) and ornate, classical details, like spindle furniture legs and gold scrolling like you can see on that mirror!

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19. Pops Of Glam

You can add subtle pops of glam style to any farmhouse space, especially if it’s something like these crystal and antique bronze chandeliers! This works especially well when paired with white wood and upholstery. Subtle glam elements add a level of sophistication without compromising the basis of farmhouse style.

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20. The Wonders of Wallpaper

Adding wallpaper that has a worn or vintage feel can go a long way in a farmhouse space, especially if you have a home with less inherent character and more modern architecture. Choose wallpaper in muted colors, with a classic pattern like pinstripes or vintage florals.

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21. Minimal Farmhouse

We love a minimal and modern take on farmhouse design. Go minimal with sleek, clean-lined furniture that still celebrates natural materials. Style surfaces intentionally so that they have visual impact, with texture and interesting forms, but remain simple and minimal. Black accents—like in the chair, lamp, and mirror above—bring a modern edge to this rustic style.

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Style Spotlight: A Designer’s Guide to Shabby Chic Decor

Are you a fan of a more soft, relaxed, and romantic interior design style? Then Shabby Chic design might be right up your alley. Shabby Chic is a look that’s comfortable and inviting, but with a hint of old-world elegance that’s evocative of an old English country estate. In fact, Great Britain is where this design style was born.

It came onto the style scene in the 1980s, a decade of opulence and grandeur. Expensive, modern furniture and decor had become very fashionable during this time. A counterculture movement of bohemians and artisans bucked this trend, instead of adopting a Victorian-inspired look in their modern homes. It was faded and worn, with the type of decoration found in old country houses—full of chintz upholstery, faded portraits and landscape paintings, and sagging furniture that had solid frames. The result was a charming, elegant look that also evoked the sense of an English estate that had been in the same family for generations.

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This style was more broadly embraced in the late 80s and early 90s, with Laura Ashely prints and ruffles becoming quite popular. Author, designer, and entrepreneur Rachel Ashwell even launched a brand in 1989 under the name Shabby Chic—which was full of pieces that embodied this design style. While this style faded from popularity in the 2000s, with the surge in popularity of Cottagecore style, Shabby Chic is actually having a bit of a moment right now—but in a slightly different format than years past. It’s no longer Laura Ashely-style frills and florals, but a more refined take on this cottage style.

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What is Shabby Chic Design?

As an interior design style, Shabby Chic combines rustic style with elements of classic design. It’s a twist on farmhouse design, with feminine touches and more frilly accents. Furniture and upholstery has an intentionally worn down and faded look about it—but these distressed pieces feature classic silhouettes that elevates the aesthetic. This style is often associated with distressed wood and vintage furniture, soft hues, linen and cotton upholstery, sofas with slipcovers, and florals galore.

The rustic design elements of Shabby Chic come through in the focus on comfort (think: sink-in sofas and plush upholstery) and the wood finishes used in Shabby Chic spaces. Natural materials are very popular in this style, with plenty of jute, rattan, and caning found in furniture and rugs. Wood pieces often have soft finishes, like a whitewash or grey wood finish. You’ll also see a lot of reclaimed, painted furniture in Shabby Chic spaces. Antiques, flea market finds, and upcycled objects are celebrated in this style, with lots of old trunks, stools, cabinets, and dressers painted in soft neutrals or pastel colors. These painted pieces will often have an antique look, with intentionally distressed finishes or chipped paint that reveal layers of other colors and finishes beneath. Shiplap walls are also a hallmark of the Shabby Chic look.

The classic side of this style shows up in the details. Upholstered furniture with nailheads and tufting add some refinement to this style, and scrolling and turned-wood legs on furniture add subtle ornamentation. You’ll also see some classical elements in furniture shapes and light fixtures—whether it’s an English roll-arm sofa, a scalloped headboard, or Rococo-inspired or vintage chandeliers.

The combination of these rustic and classic design elements results in a style that’s charming yet accessible, elegant but a little undone.

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Is Shabby Chic Still in Style?

Right now, Shabby Chic is undergoing a bit of a facelift. Today, we’re seeing it remixed in a way that’s reminiscent of French Country design. This style has always involved European influences, and the more modern take on Shabby Chic involves European elegance taking the place of some of the more kitchy elements of the traditional Shabby Chic aesthetic. So, say goodbye to mason jars and bring on the vintage vases! Today’s Shabby Chic also involves more gray wash and natural woods than painted finishes. Gone are the days of painting and intentionally distressing wood furniture. Rather, Shabby Chic style now celebrates antiques and vintage-inspired wood pieces in all their natural glory. But soft neutrals, upholstered furniture, and plenty of natural materials? That’s definitely still at the heart of this look.

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Since this style evokes the simplicity and elegance of the European countryside, you’ll notice that it has a lot of the same stylistic roots of the wildly popular Cottagecore aesthetic. The more “precious” side of Cottagecore involves florals and ruffles, which is where Shabby Chic elements primarily show up in this style. But Cottagecore and Shabby Chic also place the same premium on comfort and lean into a more romantic aesthetic.

The collected nature of Shabby Chic interior designs means that, depending on the furniture silhouettes and decorative objects you choose, it could also lean a bit bohemian. In this case, you’d dial back on the florals and ruffles and lean more into the farmhouse side of this style, with plenty of natural materials.

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What colors are good for Shabby Chic interiors?

Shabby Chic is big on the neutrals. Whites, creams, beige, flax, and other soft neutral colors form the base of this design style. But other soft colors—like bleached out pastels and earth tones—bring some color into Shabby Chic spaces—the most common colors being pinks, blues, and greens. In a more 90s/early 2000s take on Shabby Chic, these colors would have shown up in upcycled painted furniture. Today, you’ll see them more in patterned upholstery—in vintage floral patterns, ticking stripes, and linen pillows, bedding, and slipcovers in earth tones.

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7 Tips to Ace the Shabby Chic Look

Below are some of our designers’ key tips for getting a modern Shabby Chic look in your home.

1. Start With a Neutral Paint Color

This vintage-inspired style requires a neutral base which everything else can be layered over. So, go for neutral paint colors that lean a bit warmer to balance out the crisp white upholstery often used in this style.

2. Prioritize Comfortable Base Furniture

When choosing base furniture like sofas and beds, Shabby Chic style demands comfort. Cush, comfortable sofas are a must—and a slipcovered style is ideal to pull off this look. You want it to be something that you can really sink into, while still looking somewhat elegant. For a bed, opt for an upholstered bed with tufting for an extra dose of comfort.

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3. Opt for Upholstered Pieces

Rather than choosing a wooden bed frame or clean-lined modern accent chair, lean into upholstered styles that are super comfortable. Linen and cotton upholstery in white, cream, and beige are particularly popular in this style. Though, adding in some vintage-inspired patterns in bedding, throw pillows, and even accent chairs is a perfect way to mix in some color and add some charm. Slipcovered or upholstered dining chairs in soft hues are also big in this style. But your upholstery doesn’t just have to be cotton and linen fabrics. You can also mix in a bit of leather (bonus points for pieces with patina!) and even some velvet to add in a bit of luxury. These two materials are especially great in accent chairs!

4. Layer in Classic-Inspired Accent Furniture and Decor

While Shabby Chic design has rustic style as its foundation, classic design elements are what visually elevate this style. Bring in classical elements through accent furniture like side tables and ottomans, plus sofas or chairs with more ornate legs. You can also bring in classic-inspired elements into Shabby Chic decor through art and small decorative objects. This is a style where you can lean into collections—especially if they’re something like tea cups, porcelain plates, or Staffordshire dogs! A very Victorian move, this affinity toward collections comes from the English estate side of this style, where homes tend to strike the delicate balance between ornate and cluttered.

5. Mix Woods in Similar Tones

Light-toned and raw wood add the perfect rustic tone to Shabby Chic style. But this look doesn’t demand perfectly matching wood tones. You can mix wood tones, as long as they’re in the lighter finish range. (You could also go for some natural, light finishes mixed with whitewashed wood pieces.)

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6. Look for Finishes with a Patina

Finishes should feel rustic and a bit organic and vintage in their patina. Historically, that has meant intentionally distressed pieces of painted wood furniture. But you can also get furniture with patina by looking for antique furniture and rugs that show a bit of wear. We always prefer genuine patina over a manufactured look! (Flea markets are a great place to uncover unique pieces of vintage furniture!)

7. Bring in Cozy Accents

We mentioned this earlier, but Shabby Chic has comfort at its core. So, bring on the cozy accents through plush pillows and bedding, soft throws, and antique or vintage-inspired rugs in traditional patterns (but in faded colorways). Poufs and ottomans add to the sense of comfort in Shabby Chic spaces!

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Shibori: How to Decorate With This “It” Pattern

Is your home in need of a visual pop? Something to enliven a room or add some extra flair? Whenever we feel like our homes need a little something new to freshen up the vibe, we bring in some new patterns to the space. And one of our favorite patterns and decor trends for warm-weather months is shibori.

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What is Shibori?

As a word, shibori is a verb that means to wring, squeeze, or press—which makes sense when you discover how shibori patterns are created. It’s a Japanese manual dyeing technique that dates back to the 8th century which produces a number of different patterns on fabric. (Though it’s generally thought of as a Japanese dyeing technique, shibori also has a history in Chinese culture.)

Shibori is reminiscent of tie-dye patterns and is most often created with deep indigo dye on crisp white fabrics. There are six main techniques used to create shibori patterns, each of which results in a different style of indigo dye patterning. Some techniques are very reminiscent of how we tie-dye fabrics at home, while others are more involved and are created by folding fabric and clamping it together between two wooden blocks.

Regardless of technique, shibori patterns turn out best when it’s used with strong, durable-but-pliant fabrics like canvas. (But we also see it on cottons and linens as well!) The prints and patterns that are created are usually derived from geometric patterns or shapes. However, because of the way the pattern is created, it takes on an organic, one-of-a-kind design.

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How to Decorate with Shibori

There are so many fun ways to incorporate shibori patterns into your home—from small to large pieces! Today, you’ll see shibori used in a variety of styles and applied to numerous home decor items. This pattern brings an eclectic twist to coastal designs, which we love. But those with more modern styles can also embrace shibori as a way to add a pop of color and print to their space. And it’s a great way to add a bit of global flair to any home!

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Shibori Accent Decor

Throw pillows are one of our favorite, easy ways to add shibori home decor to your space. (And a favorite spring decor update since pillows can easily be swapped out. They’re a fun way to add color and pattern to your living room or bedroom without the commitment of keeping those patterns in your space forever. This is also a great way to give shibori a try if you aren’t totally sure it will jive with your space or style!

You can also find shibori patterns applied to other textiles, like curtains, bed linens, poufs, and even rugs! While shibori-patterned rugs aren’t often dyed using the traditional methods, they’re woven in a way that mimics the organic, unique nature of this pattern.

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Shibori Wall Art

Art and wall hangings are another great way to embrace shibori home decor. Antique Curiosities, a brand in the Modsy catalog, has a beautiful collection of framed shibori-dyed fabric that’s beautiful as a piece of solo art or hung in a collection, since each piece has a unique dye pattern! We also have a few tapestries with shibori-inspired patterns, which is perfect for those looking for decor ideas for large walls!

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Shibori Patterned Furniture

Modsy’s own Ravine Home furniture line even has accent chair upholstery that mimics a shibori pattern. We love this for those who want to decorate with shibori patterns year-round and make a larger statement in their space! And you won’t just find indigo dye coloring; Ravine Home’s shibori patterns also come in ink, brown, coral, and a bluish-green.

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Top 10 Bedroom Paint Colors For 2021

We all spent a lot more time at home last year. And we’ll likely be doing the same the year, too. While our living and dining rooms may have turned into action-packed offices and classrooms, our bedrooms became the ultimate sanctuary for rest and retreat.

So, to get set for the rest of 2021, now’s the time to give your bedroom a facelift and make it feel even more relaxing and special. Beyond having all the right bedroom essentials, consider sprucing up your wall color with a fresh coat of paint! It’s the easiest way to transform your bedroom into a serene and cozy haven—whether you’re painting an accent wall in a minty green or going for an earthy neutral all around.

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But with so many paint options, narrowing down your bedroom paint colors can be challenging. To help you with that, we’ve rounded up our top 10 bedroom paint colors from Benjamin Moore, Farrow & Ball, and Sherwin-Williams that are sure to change up the vibe in your space. Read on to see the colors and get our tips along the way!

If you’re just starting to think about paint colors for your bedroom, check out our guide for how to choose a color palette. Or get inspiration from the 2021 colors of the year and our gallery for bedroom design ideas.

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1. Hague Blue, Farrow & Ball

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Hague Blue is a deep, saturated blue and it makes for a bedroom paint color that feels traditional and stately. It has undertones of green, which give it a timeless, dramatic touch.

The vibe: Compared to other bedroom colors, Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue can make your bedroom feel like a cocoon—or a cave but in the most positive way! It’s a wall color that plays up an instant feeling of warmth and comfort, and it will add a calming and cozy look.

How to make it work: Hague Blue is great for updated traditional and modern rustic interiors. You’ll want to contrast it with pops of lighter colors in your decor for balance—think white linens, a vintage rusty-orange rug, a green ottoman or art. The color also works beautifully with Mid-Century Modern designs and jewel-tones for a more bold look.

It’s perfect if you… love bold wall colors but want something sophisticated and timeless.

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2. Pavilion Grey, Farrow & Ball

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Pavilion Grey is a cool and classic medium-toned grey. It has subtle blue undertones, which makes it the perfect neutral that still feels warm and cozy. It’s closest in color to earth tones.

The vibe: Farrow & Ball’s Pavilion Grey can bring in a contemporary and spacious look that opens up a bedroom. It’s a paint color that mixes with most colors and it creates a soothing environment—especially when there’s nice ambient lighting or lots of natural light.

How to make it work: This shade is a true universal neutral, which means it goes with many different styles of furniture and decor. You can play up the color’s warmth by pairing it with other warm accents and furnishings, like beige upholstery and wood tones, or it can blend seamlessly with cool blue tones. Try contrasting this grey wall color with white trims for a crisp look.

It’s perfect if you… want color on the wall that’s not too bold and has just enough personality.

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3. Ripe Olive, Sherwin-Williams

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This rich and earthy olive-green by Sherwin Williams is the perfect hue for an elegant bedroom. It’s a paint color with cool yellow undertones, which makes it feel sumptuous and sophisticated.

The vibe: Sherwin-Williams’s Ripe Olive is one of those bedroom colors that immediately gives your space a rustic, updated traditional look and feel. It’s the perfect bedroom paint because it brings a grounded, inviting feel. And even though it’s on the bolder side, it still feels calming.

How to make it work: You can count on this Sherwin-Williams olive shade to work with other rich neutrals, such as darker wood tones, crisp black and white upholstery, or tan leathers. It will also stand out next to metal details, such as brass and gold tones, which will make it pop.

It’s perfect if you… like an earthy, saturated color that has a timeless yet trendy vibe, or if you love the look of green room color schemes.

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4. Saybrook Sage, Benjamin Moore

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Part of Benjamin Moore’s historic collection, this paint color exudes traditional elegance. It’s a tried-and-true classic green and yellow undertones, making it a warmer green shade.

The vibe: Benjamin Moore’s Saybrook Sage offers a springy vibe for a bedroom. It has a subtle presence, making it a shade that’s light and airy, like a breath of fresh air. It’s the perfect blend of energetic and calming.

How to make it work: While this Benjamin Moore sage can feel very traditional, it can also be eclectic depending on your bedroom furniture and decor. Try pairing the color with natural materials, like caning, rattan, natural woods, linen, and jute, for a layered and texture look.

It’s perfect if you… like classic colors or something earthy that’s not overly saturated or dark.

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5. Georgetown Pink, Benjamin Moore

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Also from the Benjamin Moore historic collection, Georgetown Pink is one of the best bedroom colors for an easy, elegant look. Its beige undertone makes it a warm pink that goes with lots of color schemes.

The vibe: This is a classic Benjamin Moore hue that still feels somewhat youthful. With this soft pink, you can bring a warm, peachy vibe to the bedroom. and it adds a cozy-cottage-like ambience, so your space will always feel homey.

How to make it work: Perfect for classic, coastal, and traditional-style interiors, this shade can sway more pink or beige depending on the lighting and accent pieces in your bedroom. Try pairing it with bright blue-and-white pieces and natural textures—preppy pillows, a patterned rug, colorful art, woven seating—to keep this pink bedroom look from looking flat or muddy.

It’s perfect if you… want a timeless paint color with a hint of bright warmth.

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6. Simply White, Benjamin Moore

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Simply white is fresh, clean and crisp Benjamin Moore classic. It’s neither cool nor warm, which makes it a universal go-to paint color for a bedroom, no matter the style.

The vibe: The best thing about Benjamin Moore’s Simply White is that it has universal appeal, meaning it can work across all interior styles, from modern to traditional to rustic. It also always sets a crisp tone while providing a backdrop that’s simple and serene.

How to make it work: The best way to work in this Benjamin Moore white, without it feeling stark or cold, is to add in lots of textures, like a carved-wood bed and a sheepskin rug. And layer in art and bright lighting for pops of color and pattern. You can also get more ideas for furnishing a white room in our guide to decorating with white.

It’s perfect if you… want a tried-and-true bedroom color that’s a blank canvas to build on.

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7. Revere Pewter, Benjamin Moore

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A light gray with warm undertones, Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter is a classic shade of grey that’s the perfect, unifying neutral.

The vibe: Revere Pewter has a way of instilling a warm, calming, restorative feeling in the bedroom. It’s also an anchoring neutral, meaning it can easily work with multiple color schemes because it has a bit of weight to it visually.

How to make it work: This soothing Benjamin Moore grey is the kind of bedroom paint color that’s great in transitional, rustic, and minimalist interiors. Pair it with other warm neutral furnishings and accents, such as textured gray bedding, light-toned and white-painted woods, and natural fiber pieces. It will all work with this pewter grey shade to add an earthy, restful feeling to your bedroom.

It’s perfect if you… want a neutral paint color that’s more saturated and cozy. Also check out our tips for decorating with neutral paint colors.

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8. Moody Blue, Sherwin-Williams

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Almost like a turquoise blue but a bit more unsaturated and sophisticated, Sherwin-Williams’ Moody Blue has green undertones and brings both lightness and energy into a bedroom.

The vibe: Soft and easy on the eyes, this Sherwin-Williams blue is both calming and uplifting. It has effortlessness to it’s one of the best bedroom colors if you want a space that’s serene, soothing, and stimulating all at once.

How to make it work: Although it’s a relatively light shade, this Sherwin-Williams blue is still very saturated, so pair it with neutrals or even lighter tones to offset it. This will help add lightness to your space and open it up. It’s a great pick for coastal and boho interiors. Mix it with other pastels, eclectic furnishings, and woven accents for a chic and whimsical look.

It’s perfect if you… love blue room color schemes or simply want a space that’s bright without being overwhelming or too bold.

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9. Dimity, Farrow & Ball

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Farrow & Ball’s Dimity is similar to a very pale taupe because it has red undertones. It also means this a great color for adding warmth and depth without feeling intrusive in the bedroom.

The vibe: Dimity is an elegant and soft neutral shade that gives a room a sumptuous feeling without coming off as overly dainty. It’s the perfect paint color if you want something that’s slightly warmer than white but not as saturated as beige.

How to make it work: It’s a paint color that’s super versatile, so it works with classic, rustic, traditional, or eclectic interiors. Contrast it with other neutrals, such as bright whites and warm grays, and natural wood tones. The key is to play on both the cool and warm sides of Dimity, so mix it with beige and pink accent seating as well as crisp white bedding and sheepskins.

It’s perfect if you… like neutral colors but want warmth, depth and something that adds a bit of coziness to a space.

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10. Sea Salt, Sherwin Williams

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A light shade of green, Sherwin Williams’s Sea Salt has a freshness and airiness to it. It feels instinctively coastal, and it’s the paint color you want for a bedroom that feels light and breezy.

The vibe: Sea Salt brings the ease of oceanside style and coastal homes to any bedroom. So it’s a perfect relaxing shade to lean into for coastal, transitional, and minimal interiors.

How to make it work: It’s one of those bedroom colors where a little can go a long way, so consider using it as an accent wall color. It’s a great way to play up this green, as it can easily feel overwhelming on all four walls—which can be the case with greens that appear soft at first. (You find out more in our tips for accent wall designs.) Pair this Sea Salt shade with other neutrals, shades of blues, and light wood tones for that elegant seaside look.

It’s perfect if you… want a bright and light paint color without it being a neutral.

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Year In Review: Best Bedroom Designs of 2020

It’s time for our annual Year in Review! While 2020 didn’t turn out how any of us expected, here’s one thing that did go well: home design. At Modsy, we designed countless rooms this year—and today we want to share some of our favorite designs.

This year, our bedrooms shifted from merely the place we start and end each day to a place of rest and retreat. We needed a space in our homes that was a calm in the midst of the storm of this year—especially for those of you juggling working from home and managing distance learning and keeping everyone in the house fed and relatively happy.

To celebrate this room that gives us a little privacy and some room to breathe—we’ve rounded up our favorite bedroom designs of 2020! Keep reading for some inspiring bedroom design ideas.

modern rustic bedroom with tall tufted headboard and large blue rug

1. Modern Farmhouse

This Modern Farmhouse bedroom is cozy but refined. Rustic accent furniture helps drive home the Farmhouse vibe—but the tufted linen bed makes this bedroom a true retreat. The warm, earthy color palette supports the relaxing vibe of this space.

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Why We Love It

It feels indulgently relaxing—just what we all need after the year we’ve had.

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2. Earthy Boho

A stunning example of bohemian design, this bedroom brings in layers of textures, patterns, and colors to create a bedroom that’s playful, inviting, and a little bit trendy!

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The muted green walls add an earthy element to this boho bedroom, while the pops of orange (an unexpected color pairing) brings in a trendy element that keeps this space feeling fresh!

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3. New Traditional

This bedroom has its roots in American Traditional design—but it manages to have a slightly modern edge. Take the bed frame for example. It’s a celebration of the classic spindle bed, but the shape and finish give it a decidedly modern air.

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New Traditional design gives us all the comfort of Traditional interior design, but with more streamlined and unfussy design elements.

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4. Discerning Collector

This eclectic bedroom is all about those high-contrast neutrals. A mix of black and white patterns give this space a dynamic, energized feel. But the simple mid-century-inspired furniture helps ground the look, and sticking with this simple color palette keeps the eclectic mix of patterns feeling cohesive.

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Why We Love It

We’re so inspired by the fun mix of black and white patterns throughout this space!

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5. Industrial Glam

This Industrial Glam bedroom has a bold look that not everyone can pull off. But for those who love to make a statement with interior design, this bedroom does just that. With a minimalist edge, the furniture and light fixtures do most of the talking in this space and help celebrate the architecture of the room.

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This bedroom is absolutely striking, and we love that this canopy bed is the visual centerpiece of the space.

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6. California Modern

California Modern style is all about relaxed comfort—and this bedroom pulls off that vibe beautifully. An upholstered bed, cozy bed linens, and a plush, textural rug lay a comfortable foundation, while the wood and leather tones in the accent furniture add visual warmth.

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Why We Love It

The laid-back-but-pulled-together look of this bedroom makes us want to turn on our out-of-office replies and stay for a while.

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7. Victorian Farmhouse

This Victorian Farmhouse bedroom has a sense of opulence to it. But the high-contrast black and white color palette and simplicity in the styling helps balance out the more ornate moments and ground it in the Farmhouse camp. The result? A bedroom that feels both refined but comfortable.

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This bedroom has an old-world feel with modern sensibilities—perfect for those Victorian-loving people out there!

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8. Organic Modern in Color

This monochrome bedroom infuses some color into the Organic Modernism trend. In terms of style, geometric and curved forms set the tone. But its spectrum of oranges and browns—autumnal shades of warm earth tones—that make this bedroom feel both calm and energized.

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Why We Love It

There’s a laid-back 70s vibe to this bedroom, thanks to both the color palette and furniture shapes—and we’re here for it.

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9. Tropical Boho

The mix of pink and a variety of natural materials gives some really fun energy to this eclectic boho pink bedroom. The curved rattan bed brings some big boho energy to this space, while the mix of materials, colors, and patterns play up the eclectic nature of this style. Meanwhile, the gold side table brings in just a touch of glam!

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This bedroom feels so fun and feminine. It’s a great look for teenagers and grown-ups alike!

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10. Scandinavian Modern

This Scandinavian Modern bedroom is all about embracing those cozy vibes. Soft fabrics and plush textures gives this room a refined and relaxed vibe. Natural materials—like cane, jute, rattan, and rustic tones—mix together to create an inviting warmth in this bedroom.

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The minimal styling but textural feel of this bedroom is giving us all the cozy vibes!

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11. Mod Collector

A fun take on a kids’ bedroom, this space packs a lot of personality with the fun use of colors and decor. But the mid-century furniture helps ground the look—and gives kids furniture pieces that can grow up with them.

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This bedroom feels so joyful. We love the bold color palette, which feels youthful but not at all childish.

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12. Modern Coastal

This cozy and approachable Modern Coastal bedroom has a casual but pulled-together vibe. The modern lines of the furniture and the beachy color scheme makes the space feel light and airy and oh-so-inviting.

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The color scheme of this bedroom gives us those beach house vibes, but the mid-century lines of the furnishings help the look feel really relevant.

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13. Rustic Warmth

With an approachable mix of rustic and transitional style, this bedroom feels both refined and relaxed. The foundational furniture features simple transitional silhouettes, which contrast with but complement the rustic, organic natural wood and woven textures throughout the space. The result? A bedroom that’s elegant yet approachable.

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Why We Love It

There’s a simplicity to this bedroom that we can’t get enough of. The neutral color palette with natural textures, wood tones, and pops of blue makes it feel very relaxing indeed.

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14. Modern Farmhouse

Modern design elements mix with rustic materials and natural textures in this Modern Farmhouse bedroom. This bedroom features traditional elements—like the spindle bed and bench at the end of the bed—but each piece is given modern updates. Overall, this bedroom has a relaxed but stylish aesthetic.

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This bedroom looks so pulled together and stylish. But we love that comfort is at its core!

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15. Crisp Contemporary

Natural light makes this small bedroom feel much larger than it actually is. The styling is simple in this smaller space to keep it from feeling over-crowded—but the pops of fun colors and patterns gives the space some dynamic personality.

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The rug and wall art bring in some lively pattern and color to this space. We love how they play together and make the whole room come alive!

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16. Modern Art Deco

Art Deco design has been around for more than a century—but we’re loving this modern take on this age-old style. The bold pop of color in this decadent curved headboard makes this room feel very fresh and trendy. And the burl wood side table uses material as decor—a decorative approach Art Deco design is known for.

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We love the modern way this room pulls together Art Deco elements—the luxurious colors and textures, the sculptural decor, and the geometric patterns.

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17. Rustic Traveller

A mix of textures throughout this space gives this rustic bedroom a ton of depth. That, and the lovely use of saturated earth tones in the rug, pillows, and wall decor. This color palette was one of our favorite fall color schemes this year—but it’s a combination that holds its own year-round.

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The combination of colors and textures in this space feels both trendy and timeless—and also very cozy!

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18. Mod Collector

This bedroom combines pink and navy in a very sophisticated but fun manner. The transitional bed frame has an understated quality which lets the color take center stage in this bedroom!

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Why We Love It

The saturated pink rug is a really fun way to incorporate pink into your bedroom. It contrasts beautifully with the navy walls and white accents.

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19. Bohemian Elegance

This playful-but-polished Bohemian Elegance bedroom is the perfect place to crash at the end of a long day. The tailored bed, traditional nightstands, and classic bench contrast with the boho pillows and colorful rug for a space that feels charming and elegant.

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The rug brings a lot of personality to this bedroom and gives a playful pop of color to a space that’s otherwise fairly straightforward.

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20. Organic Modern

Making use of the 2021 Sherwin-Williams Paint Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze, this minimal bedroom feels almost hotel-like in its simplicity. The natural and organic nature of this color seem to inspire the organic shapes and decor of this space, while all of the natural textures bring depth to an otherwise neutral space.

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The earthy undertones of the paint color go beautifully with the natural elements incorporated throughout the space.

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Year In Review: The 20 Best Home Office Designs of 2020

It’s time for our annual Year in Review! While 2020 didn’t turn out how any of us expected, here’s one thing that did go well: home design. At Modsy, we designed countless rooms this year—and today we want to share some of our favorite designs.

Well, suffice it to say that home offices were the spaces we didn’t know we would need at the beginning of 2020—but now hold a place in people’s homes. These spaces were one of our most popular design requests this year, with so many people trying to figure out how to incorporate a work-from-home space into their home.

From dedicated rooms to desks tucked in closets and in nooks under the stairs, we enjoyed the challenge of bringing a home office design into even the most unlikely of spaces. Today, we’re looking back on our 20 favorite home office design ideas from 2020. Perhaps you’ll find some inspiration for your own home office in the mix!

rustic home office with two small wooden desks facing the shiplap wall

1. Reclaimed Visionary

Whether you’re homeschooling two kids or both you and your partner are working from home, this side-by-side desk set-up offers a solid workspace with a minimal footprint! And the rustic decor adds visual interest and looks great against the shiplap walls!

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Why We Love It

With the simple desk designs, this is a perfect way to add a two-person workspace to your home when you don’t have a ton of space to spare!

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2. Contemporary Minimalist

This home office is pared down to just the basics—a simple desk, a comfortable and practical chair, and some storage space for necessities. This keeps the space organized and uncluttered. Perfect for those who like a minimalist aesthetic or for those who are easily distracted! There’s nothing here to steal your attention away from your work.

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Why We Love It

Each piece in this home office has strong silhouettes. So, while the overall design is simple, it’s definitely not boring.

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3. Urban Collector

A workspace with a view outside and plenty of natural light is the perfect way to embrace the work-from-home life. (Celebrate the fact that you didn’t have to work in a cubicle this year!) Since this is a narrower space (it’s actually a converted dining room), wall-mounted bookshelves offer plenty of space for storage and display without taking up much floor space.

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Why We Love It

The unexpected color of these walls makes this home office feel cozy and inviting.

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4. Rustic Traveller

This home office is a total power move. The large desk and wingback chair, floating in the room rather than pushed against a wall, gives off those CEO vibes. But the accent furniture, the high-contrast black and white palette, and the pop of color and pattern in the rug brings in some really fun personality to the space. (Fun fact: this office design was inspired by Kendall Jenner’s home office.)

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The eclectic mix of furniture and decor styles in this space creates a home office that feels unique and personality-packed.

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5. Vintage Farmhouse

The design of a space can definitely iimpact how you feel. In this space, we harnessed feelings of empowerment—going with a rich, dark wall color and traditional executive desk for a space that feels established. We think this office could inspire confidence in just about anyone!

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Why We Love It

The dark wall color feels unexpected—but offers just the right amount of contrast to the more traditional furnishings.
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6. Modern Industrial

Don’t have spare room for a home office? Tuck one into any corner you can—like that awkward nook under the stairs! This small space is just the right size for a desk and a bit of storage. And the angle of the stairs offers a sense of privacy to the space!

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Why We Love It

A coordinating desk and storage piece lends a sense of cohesion to a small home office. (And the dark wood pops against the white walls!)

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7. Mod Enthusiast

We love this clever home office solution for those who live in small apartments. The minimal, modern desk keeps the workspace feeling visually clean. And opting for a bar-height desk not only gives you the option of using it as a standing desk, but it offers extra storage space beneath! Hanging a floating shelf above the desk and having a bookshelf nearby gives you all the storage space you need while keeping the footprint of your actual workspace to a minimum!

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Opting for all-white furniture gives this workspace a clean, modern vibe which is perfect for a home office in a small apartment.

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8. Organic Modern

For a home office with a bold look, try a monochrome color palette. Earthy green walls and a mossy green velvet desk chair—combined with warm wood tones—creates a space that feels soothing and cozy.

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This color scheme—a warm neutrals take on Organic Modernism in color—creates a space that’s perfect for getting in the zone!

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9. Atomic Industrial

We love this set-up for those who have a larger space to dedicate to a home office. Two separate desks give individual workspaces for focused work. But a table in the middle offers the perfect space for a shared coffee break—or for working collaboratively

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Opting for matching desks and chairs when creating a home office for two is a great way to keep the look of a shared home office cohesive.

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10. Mod Visionary

Setting up two desks back to back is a great way to minimize distractions while working. But opting for swivel chairs means you can spin around and chat when you need a break! And a wall of shelves allows both people in this shared home office to show off their personalities and style (and have plenty of storage space).

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The wall of shelves gives the look of a built-in, which we love. It’s the perfect way to maximize storage and bring some personality into a home office!

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11. California Modern

Whether you need a shared home office for two or just need a little extra space to spread out, this is the perfect set-up to try. It’s great for collaborating or for supervising your child’s distance learning while you work! Bonus: the dark walls and light curtains create beautiful contrast, and the colorful rug adds just the right amount of warmth to the space!

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This desk has serious rustic vibes—but with legs that angle slightly outward, it has some modern flair! This space is the perfect embodiment of California Modern style.

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12. Discerning Collector

This dining room home office is brimming over with bold and dynamic style. With a wall of low shelves, you can show off your collections and sneak in some storage, while the table can transition from workspace to mealtime with ease.

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Why We Love It

The modern, minimal furniture gives this workspace for two some serious style—while the shelving on the back wall gives the opportunity to showcase collected objects, creating a workspace that feels personal.

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13. Coastal Cloffice

An office in a closet? That’s right. We call it the “cloffice” and it’s one of our favorite ways to squeeze in a home office when you don’t have extra space. Simply clear out a closet, remove the closet doors, and tuck a desk inside for the perfect little work nook!

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We love when we can make use of an unexpected nook. Painting the inside of the closet a different color and hanging up some small artwork makes this space feel intentional.

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14. Industrial Visionary

Want space to both work and lounge? Consider this approach. A great desk and office chair are perfect for computer work. But when you need to do some screen-free brainstorming (or just need a break in the middle of the day) the couch and bench offer the perfect place to kick back and think or relax.

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Why We Love It

This modern home office balances work and rest, while combining the functions with beautiful and non-traditional color scheme for a home office.

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15. Rustic Minimalism

Designing a home office doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply investing in a few key pieces is all you need to create a home office that’s comfortable and inviting. This rustic desk is the perfect focal point for the space, while the bookcase adds beauty and functionality to the office.

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The neutral color palette of whites, ivories, and natural wood in this Rustic Minimalist home office create a truly calming atmosphere.

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16. Boho Corner

Home offices aren’t just for the grownups! With 2020 came the idea of distance learning. And to pull this off, it really helped to give your kids a dedicated workspace! Replacing a nightstand with a small desk is the perfect way to sneak in a homeschooling zone into a kids bedroom.

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Why We Love It

This is a practical solution for adding a workspace to your kid’s bedroom. But choosing a desk or chair with some personality—like this rattan number—is the perfect way to make it feel more fun!

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17. Modern Farmhouse

The desk-as-a-nightstand approach isn’t just for kids! For small spaces, this is also a great approach for a grown-up home office. Just look for a table lamp that works for a bedside lamp and for shining light on your workspace. And save one drawer in the desk for your bedside necessities!

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Why We Love It

This is a great way to get double-duty function out of one piece of furniture and to fit a home office into a small space!

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18. Elegant Connoisseur

Want to make a big statement in your home office? Go glam. A brass buffet, floral rug, and pink velvet desk chair add a major glam factor, while the curved acrylic desk adds a dose of modern style. Recognize this savvy style? It’s our take on Kelly Kapoor’s home office for 2020. See all our designs for The Office characters.

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In your face and over the top, this office was inspired by what we imagine Kelly Kapoor’s home office would look like in 2020. Check out our take on how all of our favorite Office characters would decorate their WFH set-ups in 2020.
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19. Rustic Farmhouse

If you’re looking for a home office color palette that inspires productivity, try an earthy green. It’s a color of hope, growth, freshness, and prosperity. And who doesn’t want a bit of that in their work life?? This color is saturated but easy on the eye, creating a sense of calm within this home office.

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This shade of green pairs perfectly with natural, rustic wood finishes, like this desk and cabinet.

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20. Less is More Chic

This is another great example of a stylish home office for two. In a smaller space, placing the desks on perpendicular walls helps you make the most of your square footage. And a piece of large scale wall art helps create some visual space between the two workstations.

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Despite being small, this space feels very stylish. The zebra-print rug and wall art offer some personality, but keeping the color scheme neutral helps the space feel more open and airy.

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Year In Review: The 20 Best Living Room Designs of 2020

It’s time for our annual Year in Review! While 2020 didn’t turn out how any of us expected, here’s one thing that did go well: home design. At Modsy, we designed countless rooms this year—and today we want to share some of our favorite designs.

The most popular room we helped customers design this year were living rooms. As the hub of the home, these are rooms that saw a lot of action in 2020 and holding so many different functions.

To celebrate the end of the year (and we really are celebrating!), we’re looking back on the 20 best living room designs of 2020. It’ll inspire you with so many living room design ideas. Explore and shop them all below!

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1. Modern Farmhouse

This Modern Farmhouse living room is full of comfortable foundational furniture—but it has more modern appeal that a traditional farmhouse look. This space features a mix of materials—like wood, linen, brass, marble, ceramic, and seagrass—which gives it a dynamic look. You might not think of mod velvet club chairs or marble and brass side tables for a farmhouse look. But, when mixed with more down-to-earth elements and arranged in a symmetrical layout, you get a look that perfectly blends the warmth of rustic design with the elevated nature of modern decor.

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Why We Love It

This space is full of unexpected elements that add a refined element to rustic decor.

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2. Bohemian Elegance

This living room takes all our favorite parts of bohemian design—the eclectic, collected nature; the global colors and patterns; the warm materials—but in a way that’s more pared down and curated. The result? What we like to call Bohemian Elegance. The use of color and pattern isn’t center stage, but it’s still very present in the throw pillows and rugs, giving some definite personality to this space.

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This space is proof that boho design can come alive in a more formal and elegant way.

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3. Modern Southwest

A living room full of earth tones and natural materials has us dreaming of a desert getaway. This Modern Southwest living room is brought to life through a mix of rustic and mid-century design elements, which are combined in a way that recalls the desert Southwest.

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Why We Love It

The muted colors used throughout this space are exactly the hues you’d find in the desert, which really creates a sense of place with this look.

Hygge style living room with white and grey decor

4. Scandinavian Rustic

This Scandinavian Rustic living room brings all the coziness of hygge to life. A neutral color palette with a ton of textures and natural materials create a layered look that makes hunkering down for the winter actually sound appealing.

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It has all the simplicity of Scandinavian design and all the warmth of rustic spaces for a living room that’s peak coziness.

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5. Bohemian Glam

Love the opulence of glam design but the laid back appeal of boho? No need to choose when you can combine them for this stunner of a design style! Bohemian Glam is a more modern and casual approach to glam—but in a way that definitely still celebrates moments of opulence. We love the lavish but cheeky nature of this eclectic style.

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We’re swooning over the mix of glam materials with a boho color palette and natural materials.
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6. New Traditional

This New Traditional living room takes all the best parts of Traditional interior design, but with more streamlined and contemporary silhouettes. While it has a more formal, symmetrical layout, it still feels cozy and inviting—the perfect space for conversations with friends or for curling up with a good book.

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A blue and white color palette and traditionally inspired furniture bring to life our favorite parts of traditional design—but unexpected moments like the upholstery and modern shape of the wingback chairs give this space a contemporary spin that we absolutely love.

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7. Bold Contemporary

When you think of Contemporary interior design, you may think of a very neutral color palette and minimally styled spaces. But not this living room! While it has the streamlined forms contemporary design is known for, the bold use of color and graphic black and white patterns—plus the more maximal take on bookcase styling—give this space a ton of personality.

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The simple furniture forms mean the bold colors and patterns in this living room get to steal the show and let the homeowner’s personality shine through.

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8. California Modern

The California Modern look is all about comfort. The foundational pieces are comfortable and cozy—but the high-contrast color palette and mix of materials and textures in this space take this look from rustic into a space that’s a bit more modern. The result? An easy, elevated look that prioritizes livability.

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Why We Love It

Subtle eclectic elements through the living room give the space a personalized and approachable vibe.

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9. Modern Glam

This jewel box room brings the bold-colored rooms trend to life with a fun mix of jewel tones. The color palette and materials used in this living room establish a decidedly glam vibe. But the shapes of the accent furniture bring in modern design elements that make this look feel fresh and of-the-moment.

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There’s some major contrast happening in this space with all these bold colors. And we are here for it.

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10. Contemporary Collector

This is a living room made for lounging. The large sectional is the perfect space to gather for a movie night or to curl up with a book. The vibrant earth tones and natural materials gives this living room an eclectic but down-to-earth vibe!

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Why We Love It

This sectional maximizes the space in this living room, offering enough space for the whole family to pile on!

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11. Victorian Farmhouse

This Victorian Farmhouse living room combines rustic, classic, and eclectic elements so beautifully. It’s full of adorned elements—like the elegant chandelier and the ornate, gold-framed floor mirror—that have a classical vibe. But the foundational furniture also makes it feel very livable and comfortable.

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A design style that mixes Joanna Gaines’ down-to-earth farmhouse aesthetic with Victorian styling and antique-inspired elements? What’s not to love!

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12. Desert Modern

The mix of olive green and terracotta is one of our favorite earth tone color palettes—and a great way to try out a trendy but unexpected green color palette. A mix of natural materials adds to the earthy nature of this living room, for a look that’s warm and welcoming.

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The combination of these rich, saturated takes on earth tones gives this living room a lot of warmth.

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13. Traditional Comfort

Is it possible to use traditional silhouettes and a formal layout in a way that still feels relaxed? Look at this living room and you’ll say a resounding “yes!” While this space has classic formal design elements, the combination of plus materials, mixed wood finishes, and clean lives gives this space a Traditional Comfort vibe.

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This is a really approachable take on traditional interior design while still leaning into classic patterns and motifs and a traditional blue and white color palette.

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14. Earthy Eclectic

A deep green wall mixed with warm wood tones and leather creates a very cozy living room indeed. The wood tones pop against the saturated, earthy green of the wall. Bonus: This particular shade of green can compliment just about any wood tone. This look made it into our favorite fall color schemes round-up—but it’s a look you can embrace year-round.

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Why We Love It

This look is simple but feels both cozy and refined. Plus, you can easily layer in pops of other earth tones for a no-fail color palette.

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15. Modern Coastal

This Modern Coastal living room has major beach house vibes. The furniture is very Mid-Century-inspired. But the beach-inspired color palette, weathered wood, and tons of natural textures tap into that coastal vibe—creating a relaxing but stylish space.

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Why We Love It

We’re big fans of coastal-inspired spaces. But we love how pops of dark contrast keep the look feeling fresh and modern!

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16. Grandmillenial Americana

Floral patterns, a quirky mix of decorative objects, and a nod to classic Colonial design captures some of the best of the trendy Grandmillenial look. With an appreciate for heritage pieces and vintage-inspired designs, this living room feels both modern and timeless all at once.

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Why We Love It

The colors, patterns, and decor throughout this space pack a ton of personality into this small living room.

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17. California Coastal

This living room is a more West Coast take on coastal style—a look we call California Coastal. Mid-Century forms, pops of cheerful colors, and mix of natural materials embodies that laid-back, cool, and unfussy Southern California vibe.

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Why We Love It

This living room has a bohemian edge that makes it feel so casual and comfortable.

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18. Industrial Glam

Industrial and glam design elements might be an unexpected pairing—but if this living room is any proof, it’s a combination that absolutely works. This Industrial Glam living room highlights and celebrates the architecture of the space (a very industrial move) but brings in materials and textures that add a definite glam factor.

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Why We Love It

Bold, dramatic, and elegant, this look is absolutely striking and packs a big punch!

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19. Saturated Southwest

Jewel tones are used in a big way in this living room. But the mix of textures in this space, plus the injection of some desert-inspired earth tones, gives it a decidedly eclectic flair—something you don’t always see in a jewel-toned space. Meanwhile, the leather sectional helps ground the look.

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Why We Love It

The clean lines of the contemporary furniture means that the colors can do all the talking in this living room!

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20. Rustic Retreat

This cozy and serene living room has rustic farmhouse vibes—but in a way that feels very elegant. With its minimal styling color palette of soft neutrals, this living room feels light and airy. The perfect place to retreat at the beginning and end of each day!

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Why We Love It

This living room has such calming vibes. It feels like a space you might find in a cozy mountain getaway!

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12 Cozy Living Rooms We Want to Hibernate in all Winter Long

With temps dropping and colder days settling in, it’s officially cozy season. It’s the time of year when you feel the need to snuggle up at home and get ready to hibernate all through the winter months ahead.

No matter your style or space, a cozy living room is essential since it’s where you lounge and spend most of your time. The key to cozy living rooms is furniture and textures that play up a warm and inviting atmosphere. You can start with these easy cozy decor updates, then layer up with winter decor all in your own style. For instance, if you have a rustic-style living room, you can cozy up natural wood textures by adding a fluffy sheepskin; or if you’re more of a minimalist, swap for ribbed and textured pillows on your sofa.

For inspiration, we’ve rounded up cozy living room ideas that show how you can easily cozy-ify any style space. Scroll for our tips on creating a winter-ready living room that’s cozy to the max!

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Cozy Organic Modernism

Serene and calming neutrals anchor this warm and cozy living room look. Here, it’s all about the modern furnishings made with natural materials and textures, which give the room a cozy organic feel.

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It’s cozy because… 

  • A plush sofa with throw blankets and plush pillows make it perfect for snuggling up.
  • Layered natural-fiber and sheepskin rugs add extra soft texture underfoot.
  • A comfy armchair that’s low to the ground makes for an inviting seat for curling up.

It’s perfect if you… love a modern look that’s light and soft with tons of texture.

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Layered Rustic Scandinavian

Part rustic and part modern, this cozy living room perfectly captures the Scandinavian winter ethos of hygge. The concept centers around all things cozy and organic, from soft colors, earthy textures, and pieces that convey a lived-in feel.

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It’s cozy because… 

  • The spacious and plush sectional is great for snuggling, lounging, and napping.
  • Oversized pillows in soft textures, from fluffy to tasseled, offer major comfort.
  • A soft patterned rug, knit ottoman, and fluffy floor pillow add warmth from the ground up.

It’s perfect if you… are a fan of hygge decor and the slower-paced winter life.

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Rustic Eclectic Warmth

Take a cue from this cozy living room for a polished take on rustic. Large-scale neutral furnishings help to fill the spacious room with a cozy vibe despite the size, and pops of colors bring an eclectic touch that also adds warmth and ambiance.

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It’s cozy because…

  • Extra-deep facing sofas are perfect for conversation and lounging for hours on cold days.
  • Side stools and footstools are easy-to-move pieces that can cozy up next to the sofas.
  • The neutral layered rugs add plush texture without overwhelming the space visually.

It’s perfect if you… have a large sitting room or family gathering space that needs warming up.

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Vibrant Boho Glam

Bold patterns and vivid colors are the keys to this comfortable living room. The bright palette sets an instantly welcoming tone, while the mix of upholstery and closely placed furnishings make this the perfect hangout spot on chilly days.

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It’s cozy because…

  • A tufted green-velvet sofa and upholstered side chair make for cozy winter-ready seating.
  • The triple-layered rugs (natural-fiber, traditional, sheepskin) make for triple the cozy underfoot.
  • A patterned pouf, rattan table, and fur-lined pillows are warm finishing touches.

It’s perfect if you… find inspiration in bold decorating ideas that don’t sacrifice comfort.

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Comfy Clean-Lined Modernism

For a simple way to warm up your living or family room, focus on elements that make up comfortable room designs. That means, large plush furnishings, easy textures, and lots of walking room, which will result in a cozy living room.

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It’s cozy because…

  • An overstuffed sectional lets the whole family pile on and comfortably lounge for hours.
  • Long weighty curtains add texture and keep the room heated and warm.
  • A little faux sheepskin rug adds softness while baskets hold blankets for cold days.

It’s perfect if you… live in a family home and need just a few easy cozy accents for winter.

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Inviting Refined Rustic Style

Play up an elevated lived-in look in a corner of your living room with big upholstered seats and rustic accents. Carving out a warm and inviting seating area is one of our favorite cozy living room ideas for any space.

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It’s cozy because… 

  • Deep wingback chairs with pillows and throws are comfy and cozy fireside seats.
  • A faux fur rug creates a soft landing that’s also plush and gentle on the feet.
  • A pouf doubles as an easy footstool while antiqued wood accents add rustic warmth.

It’s perfect if you… need to set up a cozy zone with a lived-in feel within a larger living space.

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Traditional With Eclectic Ease

When it comes to cozy decorating ideas, a traditional look is always great for layering. Anchor a trad living room in any number of fall color palettes to give it an eclectic, comfy twist, then add in cozy textures and warm-hued accents.

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It’s cozy because…

  • A slipcovered sofa in soft linen with lots of pillows is an easy-to-clean winter seat.
  • The tufted ottoman table does double duty, adding instant texture and function.
  • A plaid wing chair paired with its own side table is like an instant reading nook.

It’s perfect if you… are after a living room that’s easy to cozy up and dress down as you like.

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Modern Rustic Coziness

One design style that naturally lends itself to warmth and comfort is modern rustic. You can easily play up a cozy living room by combining clean-lined upholstered pieces, warm organic tones, and inviting textures and colors.

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It’s cozy because…

  • The close-knit conversational sofa and chairs setup turns it into an instant cozy spot.
  • The armchairs with pitched backs are made for comfy lounging for hours.
  • A dark green accent wall adds visual warmth that also cozies up the space.

It’s perfect if you… love modern style and are after decor ideas that add warmth to the look.

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Textured Organic Minimalism

A calming, comfortable, and cozy living room doesn’t always have to be layered with lots of furnishings. You can achieve the same cozy feel with a minimalist living room that plays up rich textures and shapes.

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It’s cozy because…

  • A contemporary sectional balances streamlined style with lots of plush textured pillows.
  • Moroccan-style rugs have a fluffy texture that’s always winter-ready.
  • A dark coffee table adds rich visual contrast and further emphasizes a cozy atmosphere.

It’s perfect if you… prefer pared-down spaces with a focus on comfy but curated decor ideas.

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Modern Rustic Made Intimate

The best part about designing a small living room is that it automatically feels warm and cozy. The key is finding the right living room furniture pieces and an arrangement that maximizes warmth. This modern rustic-style space with its space-saving seating manages to do just that.

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It’s cozy because…

  • The love seat and lounge chair make for small-space seating with big comfort.
  • A perfectly sized natural-fiber rug brings texture and tons of warmth to the area.
  • Heavy curtains always bring coziness to a small living space.

It’s perfect if you… have a small living space that can use some smart cozy updates.

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Luxed-Up Eclectic Style

For a warm and inviting living room that’s layered and chic, this eclectic space has it all and more. Here, it’s all about furnishings with elegant detailing and gorgeous colors and patterns. An open-living arrangement is also optimized to heighten a cozy look and feel.

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It’s cozy because…

  • A plush, bright-pink velvet sofa is floated in the room to allow for multiple seating areas.
  • A striking tufted ottoman brings luxe texture into sharp focus in the room.
  • Patterned throw pillows that match an accent chair by the window tie the space together.

It’s perfect if you… want inspiration for a cozy living room that’s fashionably-chic in every way.

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Warm & Festive Boho Glamour

There’s no better time to warm up your living room with festive touches. Some of our favorite cozy living room ideas right now involve layering in lots of greenery, fun notes of red, and big fluffy textures—all of which add up to a boho-chic holiday look.

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It’s cozy because…

  • Festive colors, patterns, and shapes help set a cozy and glam holiday vibe.
  • Greenery and a furry footstool lend lushness and organic warmth.
  • There’s easy access to comfy essentials, like blankets and a tea tray for books.

It’s perfect if you… are looking for cozy holiday decor inspiration that’s easy and stylish!

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A Few of Our Favorite Things: 8 Festive Holiday Mantel Decor Looks

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is practically here! It’s been a long 2020, so it’s more the reason to break out the festive holiday decorations and cozy up the home for some much-needed celebration (and relaxation).

The best place to start decorating? Your fireplace mantel, of course! It’s where the stockings go after all. But it’s also an easy surface to layer with candles and ornaments or string up lights and a garland. Not to mention, the fireplace is also the centerpiece of the living room, so your holiday mantel decor is guaranteed to be a focal point in the space.

Explore more holiday decorating tips from Modsy designers! Need help pulling your living room together? Check out these ways to lay out a living room with a fireplace and even this guide to living rooms with corner fireplaces.

Although, there are many ways beyond classic Xmas red-and-white to deck out the mantel. To give you some wintry, holiday mantel inspiration, here are a few of our favorite looks for a festive and dazzling fireplace. Read on to get our tips on how to bring each look home.

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Hygge It Up

Create a mantel focal point inspired by hygge, the Scandinavian winter mindset of embracing all things cozy and comforting. It’s a layered and lush alternative to a holiday mantel display that will bring in a sense of calm and quiet all through winter.

Learn more about acing a hygge design style.

Stick to simple pieces that are sculptural and have a handmade, organic feel. That means layering up your mantel with decor such as a textured greenery garland, a macramé hanging, woven baskets and accents, and artisanal white ceramics. It all helps convey a feeling of comfort and warmth.

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Keep It Classic Christmas Style

Nothing beats red and green Christmas mantel decor for that classic holiday look. It’s perfect for those who want a tried-and-true mantel that goes with the traditional holiday colors throughout the living room.

String a garland or simple branches of pine across the mantel, then add in festive accents in the Christmas palette. That can be a piece of vintage art (like this sleigh drawing), some candlesticks and berry stems, a reindeer figurine or special family ornaments, anything that nods to the holidays. It’ll make for an attractive focal point that can rival any Christmas tree.

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Go For Color & Glam

Give your mantel a glam update for the holidays with decor that dazzles and sparkles. This is perfect if you like your holidays to have a punch of color that’s not red and green and like a living room that’s fun, and festive.

Add decor in bright jewel tones and metallics to up the glitz factor. That includes everything from mercury glass votives and candleholders and mirrored sconces to silver ornaments and metallic tree sculptures. This is all about adding colors and glamour that shine, so no need to hold back!

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Think Refined & Rustic

If you’re a fan of rustic style, this refined-rustic approach has farmhouse appeal but still brings in that wintry, holiday spirit. Instead of classic Christmas mantel decorations, this is all about layering rustic and vintage elements for that cozy, lived-in feel.

Start by adding sophisticated vintage accents, like flea-market art, antiqued brass animals, and weathered candlesticks. Then work in natural elements, like the wood-bead garland here and the full cypress greenery, for seasonal and organic touches. For a soft nod to the holidays, you can round out the mantel with white stockings, mini Christmas trees, and a woven basket for fireplace logs.

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Give It A Quirky Twist

For an eclectic holiday mantel, mix quirky festive decor. If you prefer casual holiday decorations, this is the perfect twist for you. Not to mention, it’s a great solution if you don’t have room for a full-size Christmas tree.

You can take it in any direction you want, but a fun garland is a must (like this cute ‘Oh What Fun’ one.) Add in other charming decor, like red and green candles, some greenery branches, and a nutcracker or toy soldier sculpture. It’s about turning the mantel into a holiday scene, and when the time comes you can stack presents in front of the fireplace.

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Opt For Trad & Organic

In the same vein as a rustic holiday mantel, this elegant take on classic holiday ushers in an elevated festive look. For those who have a formal living room or want a polished and sophisticated fireplace focal point, this is an easy way to do so.

Lean into classic mantel decor that lets you play up symmetry, like a pair of brass sconces flanking a mirror, a garland of gold pine cones that runs the length of the mantel, sculptural glass trees at varying heights. This is also a great moment for a wreath, which adds a pop of greenery and texture that balances out all the formality

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Make It Minimalist

For true minimalists and modern-decor lovers, a simple mantel in black and white with touches of silver is the way to go. Believe it when we say there are ways to work a high-contrast palette so that it still feels cozy and full of holiday spirit.

Be sure to keep to small white accents, like ceramic vases, miniature trees, and black-and-white stockings. You can go big and top it all off with a black-and-white frame mirror that draws attention to the mantel. The key is to work in greenery, like small cypress trees or branches for some organic texture and for a nod to the wintry outdoors.

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Try Polished Blue & Silver

Like holiday red and green, blue and silver make for a wintry palette that can instantly bring the outdoors in. For those who celebrate Hannukah, this is color scheme also perfectly ties into the festive decor for the holiday.

The key is sticking to simple and modern blue-and-white decor, like sapphire velvet curtains, sky-color modern art, and silver candlesticks or menorahs. You can easily add a holiday touch by layering in mercury glass votives and candle holders, blue and silver ornaments. Practical finishing touches, like a big woven basket, will bring an instant warm appeal.

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Merchant Picks: Why We’re Loving The Cane Furniture Trend

Cane furniture is having a major moment right now—and we’re really loving it. While traditionally cane has shown up more in coastal styles, we’re seeing it transcend any one style and be integrated into modern, mid-century, traditional, and eclectic spaces as well. Large furniture retailers and small design houses alike are bringing this beautiful material into their furniture designs and we’re feeling so inspired by the many ways you can use this material! It’s the perfect way to bring some natural texture into your home.

We sat down with Meg Donovan, Modsy’s Senior Director of Product Development and Sourcing, to get the scoop on the cane furniture trend. Here’s what she had to say:

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What is it that makes cane so special?

One of the things I love about working with and designing furniture is the artistry and craftsmanship that is required to make beautiful pieces. Even the most common and familiar materials look deceptively simple but actually require hours of labor by skilled artisans to produce. Rattan and cane are two such materials.

What exactly is cane, and how is it turned into furniture pieces?

The rattan vine naturally grows in the forests of Indonesia and supplies two amazing furniture materials—cane, which is the outer bark, and rattan, the inner pole. The art of harvesting, prepping, and weaving cane and rattan have been practiced for centuries in this area of the world. Despite the industrialization of manufacturing, the production process has changed very little over the years, as the natural fibers respond best to the skilled hands of an artisan rather than machine production.

Like the look of rattan furniture more than cane? Check out our best rattan design ideas.

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What design styles does cane furniture go with best?

Most often, caned furniture evokes thoughts of coastal, beachy looks. The natural look of caned furniture lends itself beautifully to coastal designs, and I love using them there. But I am also obsessed with the new revolution of cane. Paired with solid, rich colors and interesting shapes, cane is going beyond the coastal vibe and is making a statement across multiple styles. In both traditional applications and this new evolution of cane work, I can’t help but marvel at the masterful work and appreciate the uniqueness of each piece. With cane, each hand-woven element represents the culmination of skills and passions passed from artisan to artisan across generations.

Below is a round-up of my favorite cane furniture ideas, all of which utilize this incredible natural material. I hope you find your new favorite among these or many other pieces in the Modsy assortment.

Keep reading to explore some of our favorite cane furniture designs!

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Azalia Bed, Scout Home

This cane headboard is a total showstopper. It has a very earthy, organic vibe. But the mahogany backing and iron base give it a fresh, refined look. It’s a very chic way to bring cane into your home decor.

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Pulley Cane Side Chair, Scout Home

These cane dining chairs are super stylish yet offer a subtle way to add texture to your space. They have a clean, modern shape, and the mix of nettlewood, cane, and linen give them a look of casual refinement. Wondering if cane is the right material for your dining room? Check out our guide to dining chair materials.

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Macon Club Chair, Hyde Park

This cane armchair is a real beauty. It perfectly combines an elegant, classic form with coastal ease, thanks to the combination of cane and linen. It’s the perfect addition to this Americana living space—but could go just as well in a transitional, traditional, or rustic space.

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Bosca Table Lamp, Ludlow Living

Can you spot the cane in this design? It’s actually the table lamp on the console! This is a totally different look from other ways we tend to see cane. The lampshade is made of cane but painted black, giving it more of a modern boho vibe.

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Cane Chair, Global Views

This super stylish cane chair offers traditional design with polished appeal. We love how the design of the chair, with its cane back and black lacquer finish, works in formal spaces—but that it can also be a fun addition to eclectic homes! That, and it makes a splash against bold wall colors, as you can see in the design above!

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Dolores Cane Buffet Cabinet, Pottery Barn

A cane-front credenza is a perfect piece for a coastal dining room like this. It adds easy, breezy texture and elegance to the space. But the black frame adds some contrast as well, giving this piece a modern edge.

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Woven Cane Stool, Baylin

Looking for a small way to dip your toe into the cane trend? Try a pop of cane in a woven stool! It brings in just a little bit of texture without stealing the show. And a piece like this is super versatile. It can serve as a side table, a footrest, or an extra seat—plus you can easily move it from room to room!

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Caned Teak Armchair, Cascade Accents

This stylish cane and teak accent chair has a sculptural form, making it almost a work of art in and of itself. It’s simple design is reminiscent of the 80s—making it a perfect way to marry today’s cane trend with another one of our favorite trends of the moment: the 80s revival trend!

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Desiree Headboard, Ludlow Living

This white-washed cane headboard is a simple way to add rustic charm to any bedroom. It’s the perfect piece for a farmhouse, countryside, or shabby chic aesthetic. Pair it with a linen duvet cover for an effortless, cozy look.

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Abbott Canned Desk Chair, Scout Home

Elevate your WFH vibes with a cane office chair. With only a subtle pop of cane, this is a great way to try cane on for size if you’re worried about the trend falling out of style. (Although we don’t think that will happen anytime soon!) The retro-modern design of this chair will keep your office looking good for years to come.

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Harbour Cane Bed, Serena & Lily

A white wood and cane bed frame for your little one adds a stylish, charming look to their bedroom. It feels whimsical right now—but it also won’t be too childish in a few years. In fact, this whole look will grow up with your kiddo and, with a few swaps, can transform into something quite sophisticated!

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Jude Chair, Noir

Want something iconic to go with your trends? Try a pair of Jeanneret-style chairs! This iconic chair style is made of cane and teak—offering sophisticated design with a story to your space. It’s also a great style if you live in a hot climate, as the cane back and seat are super breathable!

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Harbour Cane Bed, Serena & Lily

Get a Farmhouse or Rustic look with the natural finish version of the Harbour Cane Bed. The combination of cane and a natural wood finish adds warmth and depth to this look and keeps this pink bedroom design from feeling too frilly.

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Want to get the scoop on more decor trends? Explore our trending design ideas page, and get ready to be inspired! And if you love the cane furniture trend but aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your home, check out our online interior design services. Our designers can help you bring the look to life!

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