The modern home aesthetic isn’t just a phase in the world of home decor — it’s here to stay, even as trends come and go. These gifts make great additions to a home decorated with crisp, clean lines and futuristic details.
A modern style is typically something that looks clean and sleek. Neutral colors are often used when styling a modern home to keep the look universally appealing, even as home decor trends come and go. Lighting fixtures often play a key role in styling a modern home, as one of the main features of modern decor is bright, almost industrial-like light. Recessed lighting, track lighting and pendant lighting is used to add light in a unique yet minimal way. A simple addition of a piece of artwork, or even a plant can liven up the look, and bring it all together.
Some people prefer a modern industrial look with exposed brick, metallics and glass, but even a “colder” looking style can be warmed up with subtle pops of color and textures. What is really great about the modern style is you can have fun with it by trying out many different types of patterns and textures to see what would look best together in a room. This style is pretty different in that aspect, many people would normally think that the patterns or textures picked would never go together, until they see them styled in a room side by side.
BEST GIFTS FOR A MODERN STYLE HOME
People who decorate their homes in a modern style are likely to keep up with trends and culture, and enjoy a lifestyle of prioritizing health, wellness and self care. These gifts subtly complement the sharp lines, metal and glass that modern-style homes are known for, and add a touch of comforting “softness” to offset the “cold” feeling of bright lights and sleek edges.
HOUSEPLANTS (HORTI SUBSCRIPTION, STARTING AT $25/MONTH)
Plants are the most lively way to add warmth to a modern-style home. The mix of colors and textures feels organic yet grounding when mixed with the glass, brick, black and white of most modern homes. Plus, keeping plants in your home is actually linked to better sleep and overall wellness. With a plant subscription, the recipient of this gift will always have a collection of colorful plants to liven up their space and keep the air fresh!
BATH SET (LUSH WINTER WONDERLAND SET, $42.95)
Skin care has become more popular over the years, as people have realized the importance of knowing exactly what goes into their personal care products. Lush products include in-depth ingredient descriptions of what each natural ingredient does, making the bath experience feel personalized. The scents will relax and soothe, adding a sweet scent to your home.
PRODUCE STAND OR FRUIT BOWL (UNCOMMON GOODS, $65)
As mentioned earlier, the best way to add subtle pops of color to a modern-style home is with organic objects such as plants — which can include produce! A wood and glass produce stand or bowl turns everyday fruits and vegetables into a colorful display that will liven up any modern home. Food that doubles as decor… seems like a win-win situation!
HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP (WAYFAIR, $33.99)
Salt lamps create such a warm atmosphere with the light they give off, while adding a touch of decoration to any modern styled home. They are made of naturally found Himalayan salt, adding an organic touch of beauty and simplicity that will fit in perfectly with the modern home decor aesthetic. Putting a salt lamp in the bedroom provides a dim, glowing red light, which counters blue light exposure and is proven to help you fall asleep faster.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL SMART MUG (EMBER AT BESTBUY, $99.99)
This mug represents everything that the modern aesthetic is about: simplicity, elegant appearance, and extremely functional and timeless! This cool and creative technology maintains your drink at a warm temperature for as long as you need, with adjustable settings. No more cold coffee in the mornings! The range of neutral color options are also great for a modern decor style.
HOTEL-STYLE DUVET COVER (FEATHER & STITCH NEW YORK, $79.99)
Give everyone on your list the best gift of all: a comfortable good night’s sleep! Made of 100% pure OEKO-TEX certified cotton, this versatile duvet cover is sure to keep even hot sleepers cool and cozy all night long. With elegant details like a sateen striped weave and a hotel bedding-inspired design, this duvet cover would fit in seamlessly in a modern home. And best of all — it’s extremely affordable, starting at $79.99 and including two matching pillow shams!