Vintage charm is found throughout mid century design. We are obsessed with the subdued mustard, lime and charcoal tones featured in the mid century aesthetic.
Mid century homes have a funky underlying tone you experience the moment you walk through the door. What the first thing that usually catches your eye in one of these eclectic homes? The sofa! Arguably, the couch is your living room’s foundation– the focal point and piece of furniture that will gather guests to the area.
Check out the mid century couches we are swooning over this season– simplistic, minimalistic, yet undeniably funky!
Ready to transform your living space with one of these vintage charmers? We are too! Show us your style by using the hashtag #enlightenyourhome on your next home feature.
With halloween just down the line, we’ve got all the festive decor for you that will fit right in with your modern home. No need for those ten year old plastic pumpkins or terrifying witch statues! Instead, try decor that will compliment your current design while still bringing in fun, halloween vibes.
Headed to the pumpkin patch this weekend? Pick your favorite, but instead of carving a spooky face into the side of it– make the pumpkin a DIY succulent pot! This succulent will be sure to set the halloween spirit in your home and turn heads.
Simple decor such as brass skulls are an effortless way to bring in spooky details on your mantel or tabletop!
These Hammered Metal Candle Sticks from restoration Hardware will bring in a fall/festive aesthetic. For extra spooky vibes, pair with a black candle! Candles are the easiest way to set the halloween mood around your home. In the evening, turn down the lights and let your spooky red and orange candles create an eerie scene!
This Eastsiders Pillow by Bunglo will bring dark autumn colors into your space. Perfect for creating a modern, eerie feeling in your living space for the season!
Mix your halloween cocktail elixirs in sleek, black glassware! These will give your tabletop or bar a modern halloween aesthetic.
Happy halloween and happy decorating!
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Do you have a space that feels a bit hollow? Add some texture! Rugs are one of the best decorative additions to create layers and depth in your home set up. An open, empty floor space can be completely transformed by laying a rug under your sofa, dining table or even just as a runner in your foyer.
We have rounded up our favorite rugs that redefine texture! Bring on the textiles.
REVIVAL RUGS ANUNCIACAO RUNNER
RAHBA TRIBAL VINTAGE BERBER RUG “BOUJAAD”
BENI RUGS “BOXES” DESERT COLLECTION
REBECCA & GENEVIEVE HOME DECOR ELLA MARIE VINTAGE RUG
SOUKIE MODERN MOROCCAN RUGS
BUNGLO MOMBASSA RUGS
URBAN OUTFITTERS GINNY WOVEN JUTE RUG
Want to add even more texture?? Layer your rugs! Layering gives off an even deeper effect to your design. This way, you can add extra colors, patterns and textures in a simplified manner. If color isn’t your thing, layering two neutral rugs can give an intricate look without the busy patterns and colors.
NEUTRAL LAYERING FOR A BEACH HOUSE VIBE
LAYERING WITH A POP OF COLOR
Feeling inspired to add texture into your space? Use the hashtag #enlightenyourhome next time you post a photo of your redefined rugs! For more modern styling tips, head to the journal for more articles!
As the weather starts to change, it’s a good idea to switch out your summer textiles for more hearty, warm fabrics. Wool and organic cotton bases for autumn will refresh your design and create a cozy winter bunker in your space!
The wool family is large and a cold weather staple. Cashmere, merino, mohair and flannel are all a part of the wool family, which makes them incredible insulators to keep the heat in. Wool is the most hearty of winter fabrics, perfect for living room throws or even a full bedding set for cold climates.
Organic Cotton is a versatile textile, making it a great option for any season. Soft and breathable, yet still able to keep the heat in, this fabric can be used for bedding as well as upholstering chairs, couches etc. Pick colors that bring your space into a dreamy, autumn landscape.
Linen is another trans-seasonal fabric. Not everyone needs a heavy wool blanket for fall, so if you find yourself in more moderate weather, linen will be your best option. Flax linen is a natural, soft fabric. You can add warmth by simply adding extra layers, yet the properties of linen ensure that you will still be kept cool. If you still desire a fall aesthetic, simply purchase bedding, upholstering fabric or blankets in colors such as rust, terracotta, clay and burgundy.
We love the deep fall colors, such as the Eclectic Moon Fabric featured above, from bunglo! Check out hundreds of patterns on. organic cotton and linen fabric. Perfect home fabric for your next interior design project going into fall.
Mirrors are wave reflectors of visible light, and can illuminate any space.
The earliest mirrors in 6000 BC Turkey, were made from polished obsidian. In Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, polished copper mirrors have been dated back to 4000 BC. Metal-coated glass mirrors were invented by Sidon, or modern-day Lebanon, and appeared in the first century AD.
Long have mirrors been a way of reflecting light onto your face, and pouring illumination into any space. In ancient Egypt, tombs and chambers were illuminated using an ingenious system of series of mirrors reflecting light from the ground surface. Mirrors are used in scientific apparatus, enabling the function of telescopes, cameras, lasers, and industrial machinery.
To create depth and spread light in any space, place large or a series of small ornate mirrors along any wall, and utilize the natural light of the home to reflect brightness into any corner. See how these modern homes utilize mirrors to brighten up the environment!
Sitting on or nearer to the floor will help you bring grounding energy to your body and your environment.
Beanbag chairs are a way to enjoy the luxurious, lounging element of floor seating, while still enjoying some support to the spine. In a beanbag chair, you are allowing some additional extension to your lower body by having less strain on the psoas muscle, therefore helping to maintain a higher level of circulation in a seated position.
“Floor culture” has been widespread across Asia for centuries. In Korea, sitting on the floor was a way to stay warmer due to the ondol, or underfloor heating systems. In India, sitting on the floor while eating is part of the Ayurvedic lifestyle, aiding in digestion, circulation, and portion control. In Japan, there is at least one room of the house with washitsu, a traditional style room that is adorned only with woven tatami mats across the floor, a simple low table, and some floor cushions. In modern times, we enjoy floor seating as a means to feel more cozy and comfortable in our own homes, and when welcoming guests. With an array of contemporary designs to choose from, one can maintain a modern look in their home, while still offering a relaxed and inviting aesthetic.
We hope you enjoy some of our favorite modern beanbag chair selections!
When designing the interior decoration of a larger space, it is important for the room to feel cozy, while maintaining the flow of openness. Here are some tips on making a large room have the perfect balance!
Large Room, Large Furniture
Depending on the shape of the room, or where windows are placed, you may easily divide up areas of a larger room with and L-shaped sectional. In addition, you may even compliment your sectional or sofa with an oversized ottoman.
Placing a day bed or chaise lounge chair in the center of a large room can be the perfect divider between different areas. If your living room and dining room are conencted in the same large space, separate them with the bold placement of a larger piece of furniture.
A wooden or paper Japanese screen can be used for shade, privacy, or be a means to section off different areas within a larger space. Create a reading nook, or separate your dining area from the main living space by placing a screen between the two environments.
If you’d like to tone down the openness of a large room, or simply give it a little warmth and character, try adding an accent wall showcasing your favorite pigment. Use a color that is calming and comforting, but makes a statement nonetheless.
A perfect way to fill a large room with warm, earthy energy is to place taller house plants along the edges of your furniture, in corners, or on side tables. Try a potted ficus tree, a majesty palm, or Madagascar palm to fill out your environment with forest vibes.
If you’re a foodie like me, the kitchen is often where you spend the majority of your waking moments in your home. Although you may lounge in your living area or bedroom, your kitchen is where you begin your day with sipping coffee, reading the paper, and eating breakfast. You pass time in the kitchen preparing and eating meals, and you also may often entertain guests for drinks and snacks.
Keeping your kitchen sparkling with creative and innovative design and decor with make you feel like you want to take your time spending the energy preparing food. With a fresh and alluring aesthetic, the overall experience of prepping, cooking, and even cleaning will be immensely rewarding!
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Rugs and carpets are where we rest our feet, to nestle our toes into something cozy beneath the sofa, next to our bed, or beneath our dining area. They can assist in keeping an area neat and tidy, and prevent the spread of dirt and dust being tracked inside from the outdoors. They tie a room together with bursts of colors and patterns, and subtly section off areas of your home to separate each element.
A rug can be ornate and vibrant to make a statement in a room with a neutral palette, or the it can be the luminous neutral element to create grounding tone in a room of bright colors. Take a walk with us across this gorgeous selections of rugs, observe each pattern and texture and become inspired for your own modern home decor!
Whether you are marathoning through a fantasy series, hitting the textbooks for a class or exam, or reading the daily news, designating an area of your home to create a comfortable reading area will change the flow of your home for the better.
Choose a quiet, peaceful place in your bedroom, dining room, or living area to place your comfy chair. Let it be nestled amongst plants, near to the natural light of a window, with bookshelves full of your next readings and a coffee table to compliment the arrangement. Let it be long enough so that you may naturally recline, or be accompanied by a matching ottoman to prop up your legs. Cover it with decorative throw pillows and cozy blankets, or keep it bare and sophisticated for a setting for more concentration.
We have selected this styles to inspire you to acquire a reading chair specific to your needs or the current design of your home, or to simply rearrange your current interior to give yourself an environment dedicated to your readings.