How to Decorate Your House With Modern Home Design


By Holland Baker

Knowing how to decorate your house with modern home design isn’t as difficult a skill to acquire as one might think. With a new year comes a new outlook on all aspects of life, so why not spruce things up around the home?

A major update could be as simple as buying a bucket of paint, or purchasing just one statement piece that can totally transform a room. Modern home design isn’t really that complex, so here’s how to decorate your house with just a few minor adjustments.

Invest in a Statement Rug

Sometimes a great area rug is just enough to turn a space around. Take a look at your current home design scheme—if your living room seems a bit plain, look into finding a rug that will both complement and enhance your interior decor. For example, a contemporary-style rug such as the Ivory Machine Made Trellis Sonya by nuLOOM Rugs is a safe choice since it is neutral enough to work with almost any basic starting point, and interesting enough to provide a new look to your space. Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone. If you have a room featuring minimalist design, try finding something with a pop of color to liven up the space.

Update Your Bathroom

Take a minute and get down to the nuts and bolts of what makes your house work. Sometimes the question isn’t how to decorate your house, but instead, it’s what updates you can make to have it function more seamlessly.

Modern showerhead from WayfairTake a look at all of your home’s faucets and shower heads to see if they’re in tiptop shape and how old they are.

Modern Faucet from Wayfair

If they seem a little tired (design-wise or functionally), then consider investing in sleek new shower heads—such as the Volume Control Shower Head by Elements of Design—or some updated sink faucets. These days, there are so many options to choose from design-wise.

A popular style in modern home design is the Sanibel Single Handle Bathroom Sink Faucet, which borrows a look more commonly found in the kitchen.

Get Rid of Clutter

After living in a house for some time, all of your things can start to add up, and your storage space just gets smaller and smaller.

Modern Shelving from WayfairBy investing in some easy-to-install shelving, you’ll not only clear up your living space, but also update your modern home design.

By installing subtle shelves like the Hendricks 3 Piece Floating Shelf Set throughout common areas in your house, you’ll create pleasing new eyepieces where you can store loose items and display things like art and photos.

Update your living room with a contemporary Ivory Machine Made Trellis Sonya rug from


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