10 sleek & modern decorating ideas

Get inspired by rooms with clean lines, simple palettes, and modern design

Streamlined palette

Photo by Thomas J. Story

Streamlined palette

The blue and white color scheme pulls this room together. Soothing blue furnishings and accents add just the right amount of color while also providing a tasteful mix of textures and shapes.

Let there be light

Photo by E. Spencer Toy

Let there be light

Floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed wood beams, and modern pendant lights create a light and airy backdrop for a stunning open sitting and dining room area.

Less is more

Photo by Thomas J. Story

Less is more

The open kitchen-dining room keeps it simple with white furnishings, a modern lighting fixture, and dark-wood cabinetry to balance the white counters, flooring, and paint. Cream-colored seat cusions balance nicely with the crisp whiteness of the chais and table.

Clean yet colorful kitchen

Photo by Thomas J. Story

Clean yet colorful kitchen

The clean design of this blue and white kitchen is layered with pops of energetic color. The red drum pendant from Croft & Little illuminates the bamboo island top from Teragren. Glass-front cabinets provide a showcase for colorful pottery.

 

Artful dining

Photo by E. Spencer Toy

Artful dining

A wall painted with a deep blue anchors this dining area. Chrome and leather Brno chairs―modern classics from Room & Board―contrast with the simple, deeply grained wood table and bench by Mebel Furniture. To add further impact, group small art pieces in a single row, such as the six square works here, which echo the horizontal niches built into the corners of the room.

Mix cool and warm

Photo by Lisa Romerein

Mix cool and warm

Steel columns make this living room’s glass corners—and airy feel—possible. The fireplace serves as an interesting focal counterpoint, yet keeps the room warm and cozy.

Maximized space

Photo by John Clark

Maximized space

This white kitchen's flat cabinets and sleek counters enhance the spacious feeling.

Bold statement

Photo by Thomas J. Story

Bold statement

To add drama to an otherwise modern, neutral palette, introduce one colorful element to the room. A brick-red island is the star of this kitchen.

Eclectic yet modern

Photo by Thomas J. Story

Eclectic yet modern

This colorful open kitchen adds refreshing cheer with tomato-red stools, blonde wood cabinetry, and blue-green backsplash tiles, counterbalancing the the white walls and high ceilings yet staying sleek and modern.

White and tidy

Photo by Daniel Hennessy

White and tidy

An all-white palette keeps a small bedroom looking clutter-free and sleek. Floating shelves add unexpected yet clean lines.

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