Mid Century Couches We Are Swooning Over

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!

Mid Century Couches
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Mid Century Couches
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Mid Century Couches
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Mid Century Couches
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Mid Century Couches
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Mid Century Couches
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Mid Century Couches
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Mid Century Couches
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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.

If you’ve enjoyed this article, make sure to check out Mid Century Modern Consoles You’ll Love to get more mid century furniture inspiration for that room redo!

Modern Halloween Decor

It is officially spooky season – Hello October!

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.

Modern Halloween Decor
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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.

Modern Halloween Decor
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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!

Modern Halloween Decor
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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!

Modern Halloween Decor
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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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Rugs That Redefine Texture

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.

Textured Rugs
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REVIVAL RUGS ANUNCIACAO RUNNER

Textured Rugs
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RAHBA TRIBAL VINTAGE BERBER RUG “BOUJAAD”

Textured Rugs
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BENI RUGS “BOXES” DESERT COLLECTION

REBECCA & GENEVIEVE HOME DECOR ELLA MARIE VINTAGE RUG

Textured Rugs
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SOUKIE MODERN MOROCCAN RUGS

Textured Rugs
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BUNGLO MOMBASSA RUGS

Textured Rugs
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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

Textured Rugs
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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!

Fabrics You’ll Love For Fall Weather

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!

Fall Textiles
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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.

Fall Textiles
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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.

Fall Textiles
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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.

Fall Textiles
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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.

Transforming a Space with Mirrors

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!

Wall Sized
Wall Sized

 

Reflected Light
Reflected Light

 

Rustic Modern
Rustic Modern

 

Light Window
Light Window

Modern Meets Antique
Modern Meets Antique

Creating Depth
Creating Depth

Through the Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass

Rustic Portal
Rustic Portal

Modern Oblong
Modern Oblong

 

Modern Beanbags for Luxury Floor Seating

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!

 

Earthy Charcoal
Earthy Charcoal

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Subtle Geometric
Subtle Geometric

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Dark Knit
Dark Knit

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Linen Textile
Linen Textile

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Woven Linen
Woven Linen

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Clean White Down
Clean White Down

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Grey Wool
Grey Wool

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Triangle Lounge
Triangle Lounge

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Faux Fur Nest
Faux Fur Nest

Photograph Courtesy of Honestly WTF

White Leather
White Leather

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Boho Knit
Boho Knit

Photograph Courtesy of Honestly WTF

Dark Wedges
Dark Wedges

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Floor Seating Dream

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Soft Faux Fur
Soft Faux Fur

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Earthy Nook
Earthy Nook

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Cozy Lounge
Cozy Lounge

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Twin Knit Set
Twin Knit Set

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Velvet Corner
Velvet Corner

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Learn about how to maintain a clean and minimalist environment in your home in Cleanse Your Home, Cleanse Your Mind.

How to Decorate Large Rooms

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.

Oversized Ottomans
Oversized Ottomans

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Dividing with Sectionals
Dividing with Sectionals

Photograph Courtesy of El Mueble

Sectionals and Earthy Centerpieces
Sectionals and Earthy Centerpieces

Photograph Courtesy of Pinterest

Moon-shaped Sectional
Moon-shaped Sectional

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Area Rugs

The perfect way to create environments for lounging in a larger room are to align your furniture atop an area rug. Use the rug to define the borders of a particular zone for sitting or laying.

Coastal Blues
Coastal Blues

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Area Rugs and House Plants
Area Rugs and House Plants

Photograph Courtesy of My Domaine

Chaise and Area Rugs
Chaise and Area Rugs

Photograph Courtesy of Houzz

Creating Spaces
Creating Spaces

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Making a Large Room Cozy
Making a Large Room Cozy

Photograph Courtesy of Pinterest

Cairo Rug by Bunglo
Cairo Rug by Bunglo

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Day Beds

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.

Hanging Day Bed
Hanging Day Bed

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Day Bed to Divide
Day Bed to Divide

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Twin Chaises
Twin Chaises

Photograph Courtesy of Home Adore

Ottomans, Area Rugs, and Day Beds
Ottomans, Area Rugs, and Day Beds

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Japanese Screens

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.

Privacy Screens
Privacy Screens

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Delicate Divider
Delicate Divider

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Vintage Screens
Vintage Screens

Photograph Courtesy of Pinterest

Modern Screens
Modern Screens

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Accent Walls

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.

Deep Accents
Deep Accents

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Floral Accents
Floral Accents

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Teal Accents
Teal Accents

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Marble Accents
Marble Accents

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Incorporate Tall House Plants

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.

Exotic Elements
Exotic Accent

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Earth Tones
Earth Tones

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Jungle Entryway
Jungle Entryway

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Top Three Kitchen Trends of 2018

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!

Here are our top three picks for the most captivating trends of the year!

 

Marble Everywhere

Brass + Marble
Brass + Marble

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Smooth and Sophisticated
Smooth and Sophisticated

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Blanc et Noir
Blanc et Noir

Photograph courtesy of Style by Emily Henderson

Bright and Minimalist
Bright and Minimalist

Photograph courtesy of Style by Emily Henderson

Modern Marble
Modern Marble

Photograph courtesy of Style by Emily Henderson

Marble Walls
Marble Walls

Photograph courtesy of Style by Emily Henderson

Built-in Sink
Built-in Sink

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Dining Alcoves

Window Box Nook
Window Box Nook

Photograph courtesy of Style by Emily Henderson

Paris Chic
Paris Chic

Photograph courtesy of Style by Emily Henderson

Mid-Century Modern
Mid-Century Modern

Photograph courtesy of Style by Emily Henderson

Minimalist Nook
Minimalist Nook

Photograph courtesy of Style by Emily Henderson

Modern Rustic
Modern Rustic

Photograph courtesy of Pinterest

Seaside Style
Seaside Style

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Black Fixtures and Details

Ebony Stove
Ebony Stove

Photograph courtesy of Pinterest

Dark Details
Dark Details

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Bold Brass and Black
Bold Brass and Black

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Dark and Minimalist
Dark and Minimalist

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Dark Jungalow
Dark Jungalow

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Edgy Tropical
Edgy Tropical

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Monochrome
Monochrome

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Black + Brass + Marble
Black + Brass + Marble

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Brass and Black
Brass and Black

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Our Favorite Rugs Under $300

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!

Small Cairo Rug by Bunglo - $98
Small Cairo Rug by Bunglo – $98

Shop Bunglo

Handmade Mayan Waves from the Highlands of Guatemala
Handmade Mayan Waves from the Highlands of Guatemala – $228

Shop Teysha

Simona 3'x5' - $78
Simona 3’x5′ – $78

Shop Anthropologie

Embroidered Tiger - $248
Embroidered Tiger – $248

Shop Anthropologie

Elegant Aves Birds - $248
Elegant Aves Birds – $248

Shop Anthropologie

Ivory Kamala - Starting at $98
Ivory Kamala – Starting at $98

Shop Anthropologie

Forest Wicklow - $298
Forest Wicklow – $298

Shop Anthropologie

Tufted Ceren - $298
Tufted Ceren – $298

Shop Anthropologie

Badia - Starting at $98
Badia – Starting at $98

Shop Anthropologie

Jaipur Geometric Cotton - $120
Jaipur Geometric Cotton – $120

Shop Etsy

India Paisley Cotton - $120
India Paisley Cotton – $120

Shop Etsy

Moroccan Azilal Berber Cotton - $199
Moroccan Azilal Berber Cotton – $199

Shop Etsy

Kashmiri "Namda" Bohemian - $37.86
Kashmiri “Namda” Bohemian – $37.86

Shop Etsy

Latin American Forest Friends - $65
Latin American Forest Friends – $65

Shop Etsy

 

Reading Chairs To Spend Hours In

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.

 

Luxury Chaise
Luxury Chaise

Photograph courtesy of Book Hub

Forest View
Forest View

Photograph courtesy of Book Hub

Under the Stairway
Under the Stairway

Photograph courtesy of Straight Away Design

Sleek Palette
Sleek Palette

Photograph courtesy of Pinterest

Reclining Chaise
Reclining Chaise

Photograph courtesy of Pinterest

Boho Chic Lounge
Boho Chic Lounge

Photograph courtesy of Melissa Darnell

Cozy Corner
Cozy Corner

Photograph courtesy of Design Listicle

Library Lounge
Library Lounge

Photograph courtesy of Design Listicle

Masculine Edge
Masculine Edge

Photograph courtesy of Melissa Darnell

Contemporary Corner
Contemporary Corner

Photograph courtesy of Melissa Darnell

Modern Nursery
Modern Nursery

Photograph courtesy of Project Nursery

Tropical Lifestyle
Tropical Lifestyle

Photograph courtesy of My Ideal Home

Floating Nest
Floating Nest

Photograph courtesy of Book Hub

Wicker Swing
Wicker Swing

Photograph courtesy of Book Hub

Modern Hammocks
Modern Hammocks

Photograph courtesy of Book Hub

Suspended Satellite Chair
Suspended Satellite Chair

Photograph courtesy of Book Hub

Exotic Geometric Swing
Exotic Geometric Swing

Photograph courtesy of Book Hub

Swinging Gemstone Book Nook
Swinging Gemstone Book Nook

Photograph courtesy of Book Hub

 

 

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