Modern style is about more than just neutral color palettes and minimalist decor. Today's contemporary decor seeks a balance between clean lines and cozy accents. And fitting contemporary style into your home's design is easy when you use our helpful tools and inspiring real-life photos. Browse our modern style guide to learn our best tips and tricks for incorporating modern decor that's both easy on the eyes and big on comfort. Take a look at our favorite contemporary kitchen designs to find the materials, amenities, and accessories that can take the cool edge off modern spaces. Check out our favorite real-life homes to see how any architectural style can lend itself to modern decorating. Our best house tours are jam-packed with tips and tricks you can steal to update your own space. We also have the best do-it-yourself projects you can use to create modern style without breaking the bank. Finally, use our Arrange-a-Room tool to find the layout and modern furniture styles that will suit your decorating preferences. Find even more inspiration in our decorating gallery, which is filled with photos of bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and more that showcase different ways to achieve a modern look.
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Contemporary Decorating for Real Life
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Warm Contemporary Kitchens
Use these ideas to create a warm and welcoming modern kitchen in your home.
Contemporary Decorating Makeover
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Fresh Perspective on a Classic Design
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Then Again: A 1950s Better Homes and Gardens Idea Home Today
New homeowners revive a 1957 Better Homes and Gardens Idea Home with 21st century amenities and retro style.
House Tours: Bright & Modern Condo
Color gives this 1,100-square-foot condo a decorating style all its own.
House Tour: A Colorful Modern Bungalow
A bungalow home with classic bones recieves an infusion of bold style thanks to pops of bright orange and modern ac...
House Tours: Family-Friendly Modern Style
Bargain buys and design smarts blend together to make a chic and contemporary home for a designer and her family.
House Tours: A Modern Beach House
This beachside cottage blends ocean-inspired colors with sleek lines for a look the exudes modern flair.
House Tours: East Coast Bachelor Pad
Modern goes masculine in this colorful coastal condo.
House Tours: Hipster Atlanta Home
Two photographers decorate their 1950s home with vintage finds and minimalist approach.
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House Tours: Ranch Home with Natural Touches
Bringing the outdoors in, a family infuses their modern home with warmth and a decor inspired by nature.
House Tours: A Warm Twist on Modern Style
Fall colors in modern styling offer a designer look that is both chic and inviting in this brick row house.
Young and Fun: Home Makeover
Savvy homeowners transform their boring ranch into a modern home on a budget.
Young and Fun: Home Makeover Part 2
Part two of this ranch home makeover offers eight smart ways to amp up the style in your home.
Young and Fun House Makeover: Part 3
The conclusion to this ranch home makeover wraps up with a dining room and bedroom transformation.