10 Eye-Catching Modern Decor Ideas
If your decorating tastes run modern and you want to give that clean, streamlined look a shot in the arm, peep these ideas for inspiration
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Accent pillows with graphic patterns add a contemporary touch to any couch or bed. This design with metallic thread is hand-woven by artisans in Rajasthan, India. Langdon Hex Pillow ($168).
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Unconventional Art Placement
Sometimes what's modern about an object is its placement. Here, a colorful portrait adds contrast and intrigue to a black-and-white bathroom.
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Modern décor can be fun, too. This three-pound porcelain bookend masquerades as a lightweight balloon. (And is sure to induce smiles from houseguests.) Balloon Animal Dog Bookend ($49).
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Hearts are forever, especially illuminated ones. These neon pieces add a joyful and modern glow above a console. Neon Loves Red ($299; includes wall-mounting hardware).
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Look for decorative objects in unexpected shapes. These glazed earthenware vases buck the round-shaped vase tradition, acting as much as tabletop sculptures as they do for flower vessels. Totem Vases (from $24).
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Bright colors and finishes can put a modern spin on a traditional design. These metallic globes might even get the kiddos excited about geography class. Decorative Globe ($38).
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Go bold with dark colors. Here, a velvet indigo wing chair exudes quiet drama against an ebony-stained TV cabinet.