Remember in the '90s when minimal décor was all the rage? Sure, it was as cool as a Calvin Klein supermodel, but interiors also felt really stark and cold—more akin to a museum lobby than a family home. This year, minimal décor is back in full force under a new name with a fresh, inviting, and warm twist. The new modern style, spearheaded by retailers like West Elm and Danish brand Gubi, embraces principles of simple, clean design, all the while taking into consideration the feeling of coziness and comfort we all crave at home. It's the best of both worlds, really.
So what exactly is new modern, and how can you infuse it into your home? What paint color should you choose? How should you accessorize? We detail the style's characteristics with a few handy tips to re-create the look at home. Get ready for major cool-girl vibes—new modern is the new décor trend you didn't know your home needed.
Classic Architectural Details
Another element that warms up a new modern interior is the architectural details that surround it. Just like the perfect French interior, the best spaces are the ones where an attention to detail has been paid to the floors, crown moldings, doorways, and even hardware. It doesn't need to be an 18th-century Parisian apartment; it just needs to be thoughtfully designed and representative of the period your home was built in.
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