The greatest strength of modern decor is its simple, timeless aesthetic. Most minimalist’s flock to this style because of its clean lines and straightforward appeal. What I love about it is how versatile it can actually be. There are so many directions to take this style in, from the classic mid-century modern flair to a more contemporary look. It’s easy to put your own twist on it.
The following posts offer a large spectrum of ideas and inspiration for modern decor. You’ll see that you can interpret it in so many different ways – rustic, coastal, traditional, masculine, feminine – and translate it to any area in your home, even the exterior.
Modern Decor Ideas
A Look at Mid-Century Modern Decor
We see many styles come and go through the years, but there are some that stand the test of time. The term “outdated” never applies to them, as they become “classics” instead. Mid-century modern is one of these styles. Its recognizable aesthetic can be seen in both residential and commercial design alike. Here are some examples of the versatility of mid-century modern decor.
Jason Bateman’s Mid-Century Modern Hideaway
Actor Jason Bateman’s mid-century modern hideaway in the Hollywood Hill, which is 2,879 square feet, is a beautiful mixture of mid-century modern details and contemporary comfort, with a neutral palette that is occasionally accented with a pop of color. Check out the home tour of this stunning property fit for a movie star.
Marvelously Modern Outdoor Spaces
The modern look is all about clean lines and simplicity. In an outdoor space, this can be greatly beneficial to keep the emphasis on your landscaping and/or a beautiful view. Also, because of the minimalist nature of the style, it can be very budget friendly. Take a look at these 10 marvelous examples of modern outdoor spaces to pick up some more ideas and inspiration.
Backyard Art: Modern Landscape Architecture
For some homeowners, taking a modern minimalist approach to their outdoor living is more their style, so I’ve gathered 10 ideas and tips that can help out anyone looking for a modern approach to outdoor spaces. This includes spaces with very little upkeep that look more like a work of art than most traditional backyards. They are peaceful, zen, and totally unique.
Celebrity Photographer’s Mid-Century Modern Home
Celebrity photographer John Russo’s LA home is a minimalist and midcentury modern lover’s dream. The home’s original flair has been preserved and mixed with just the right amount of contemporary touches. Its palette is a stark white canvas, but well-chosen bursts of color give it charm. Enjoy the tour of this uniquely fresh and polished midcentury modern home.
Jenni Kayne’s Modern Beverly Hills Retreat
Fashion designer Jenni Kayne outfitted her Beverly Hills home with a rustic, modern flair that had at least one devoted admirer ─ supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who purchased the home for over $12 million. The home is full of rich textures, a fresh neutral palette and a wonderfully modern sense of style. Enjoy all the inspiration it has to offer.
Modern decor is a lot of fun to work with and is a great choice for someone who wants a timeless aesthetic.