Defined by clean lines, natural materials and minimalist decor, modern home design is one of the most well-known interior design styles. In the living room, the aesthetic translates to a space that feels airy and uncluttered, yet cozy and welcoming. Here, we’ve rounded up dreamy modern living room ideas that showcase steal-worthy design trends and functional layouts for casual family time.
When the pandemic brought on record-low mortgage rates, many Americans bought new homes or refinanced.
Fast-forward about three years to now when rates have nearly doubled, though, and a lot of those people are realizing a claustrophobic truth: That great deal has now shackled them to a property they might have outgrown.
But if you’re in that situation, you’re not without options.
Many homeowners are now reinventing their houses rather than trading up to a different house and a much higher rate.
“With low inventory levels in the housing market, many Twin Cities homeowners are turning to home improvement projects
Because mirrors aren’t just for bathrooms and vanities.
Things like paint, hardware, and lighting may be integral parts of a room’s decor scheme, but it’s the decorative elements that really help bring your design to life. While there are many ways to accessorize a room, there are certain pieces pros turn to time and time again to bring both function and beauty to a space. One such item? Mirrors.
Available in nearly endless shapes and styles, mirrors have the ability to lighten and brighten any space, as well as increase a
Fall decor that makes a home look expensive definitely doesn’t have to come at a premium price. Interiors knowhow can bring high-end results without a big spend.
An expensive fall look can be an aesthetic rather than the result of purchasing power, and that’s a principle that applies generally, as well as proving applicable to fall decor ideas.
Beautifully curated interiors that reflect nature’s colors and bounty to make a home warm and welcoming can appear to have been achieved as if expense hasn’t been spared without that actually being the case.
How to create elevated fall decor on
Poring over the best new decorating books, we found the best design ideas to steal for your own home.
With so many must-read home design books available, it can be tricky choosing just one. So we took the guesswork out and compiled a list of eight great books, all available this fall, that will help you find your personal decorating style—and explain how to achieve it.
Interior design journalist and consultant Amy Moorea Wong showcases 20 homes to demonstrate how to add color in a way that’s sophisticated yet accessible.
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These smart patio decorating ideas will turn your outdoor space into an inviting, entertaining-friendly oasis.
Whether it’s located in the front or back of your home, your patio has serious potential to become an inviting extension of your indoor living space. With that in mind, it makes a lot of sense to invest extra care into your patio so it feels cozy and welcoming to family and guests alike. With just a few designer-approved tweaks and some attention to detail—and lots of comfortable seating—your patio will quickly become a destination to kick back, soak up the outdoors, and make
This Mediterranean Revival home was built in 1910 and although the house has been updated a number of times since then, its layout and aesthetic were very much rooted in the past. This historic property was just waiting to be brought up to date.
Luckily the home’s new owners had an ambitious vision that was to put it among the world’s best homes, equipping it with modern systems, while remaining good stewards of the historic residence, by restoring it to its original condition true to
The pandemic saw many American families with adult children share space temporarily, but the trend toward multigenerational living is here to stay. According to the Pew Research Institute, the number of cross-generational households in the United States has grown four times over since the 1970s. And in 2021, 18% of the population was living in a home with family members spanning generations. As a result, many architects have turned their attention to creating well-designed accessory dwelling units (ADUs) for backyards in low-density areas across the country to accommodate this new living reality.
Constructing an entirely new structure
You’re in need of some living room design ideas but hiring an interior designer or contractor to revamp the space sounds daunting (and expensive)? Before you resign to spending yet another evening in a lackluster living room, consider this: It’s possible to transform the core room in your home with a modest budget and minimal heavy lifting. Noz Nozawa, principal designer and owner of Noz Design, knows that a little bit of savvy can go a long way. “You can absolutely make meaningful improvements to your living space without completely overhauling what you have today,” the San Francisco–based designer says.
Showcase globes, maps, suitcases, and other accessories from your travels throughout your home.
Most everyone has souvenirs from their travels, whether it’s shells from the beach, novelty T-shirts, or even just plenty of photos. Luckily, there are plenty of both subtle and bold ways to incorporate your love for travel into your home.
Hanging photos is simple, but you can also turn them into a statement by creating a gallery wall or even unique wallpaper. Or use photos of places you dream of going, maps, or subway routes for more graphic, abstract art. Small touches can also add elements of