Don’t spend an arm and a leg on minimalistic accents. Instead, make them yourself. When it comes to contemporary spaces, less is essentially more and a personalized touch or two can help bring in some warmth. Here are 15 pieces of modern DIY home decor that will help in the transformation while leaving your unique mark on the space.
1. Wall Clock
The Lovely Drawer starts us off with the sleekest piece of funtional wall art on the list. This minimal wall clock is easy to conjure up and easy to blend with what you’ve already added into to your home. From apartments to 2-story homes, these kinds of pieces can hold their own.
2. Steel Mesh Board
This is a great addition to the kitchen or home office. Organize your desk and countertops a bit more by installing one of these. It’s also a great way to display some pretty pieces of art and Insta-pics! Grab the tutorial at Homesick.
3. B&W Vase
This black and white, contemporary vase is so easy to recreate. We found the inspiration on Dream Green DIY and realized that even novice crafters can make this happen. Grab a vase (or a bottle that you paint any color you’d like) and then add some vinyl stickers to finish!
4. Circle-Shelf Planter
A Beautiful Mess always has a lot of great ideas when it comes to home decor. And this one you can easily whip up using circle wood cuts and dowel rods. It’ll give your corners the perfect breath of fresh air and mid-century modern style.
5. Copper Air Plant Holders
Visit The Merrythought for all the details behind these beauties. Add a bit of greens to your wall without taking away from your modern vision. These designs bring in bouts of metallic shades while staying true to your clean, posh style.
6. Blushing Chair
Even your thrift store finds can be given a modern update. Dream Green DIY found this chair and did an entire makeover with a bit of pink and gold spray paint. And then it became the best way to fill a bare corner!
7. Hoop Wreath
Wreaths are necessary the most modern additions to the home – but they are warm and welcoming. If you want something with a more contemporary spin, then check out this design from Lemon Thistle. It has cleaner lines but with the same welcoming spirit that we’re accustomed to in more traditional spaces.
8. House Number Sign
You can even bring some of that modern vision to the outside of your home. Do away with those traditional numbers and give that space a makeover. Your curbside appeal with be so much more contemporary with this idea from A Crafted Passion – just grab some wood shims!
9. Paint Swatch Art
Grab your favorite pantone shade and turn it into art! It’s modern, it’s chic, and it’s super simple to learn how to recreate with A Beautiful Mess. Lean them on the mantle or add a splash of color to the hallway walls.
10. Hanging Copper Hat Rack
Here’s another DIY where copper comes to call. We are loving this fuctional hat rack and how it brings a modern art twist to the space. Check it out at A Pair and a Square.
11. Starburst Mirror
Mirrors are a must-have addition to any and every home – no matter the style. And this one so happens to resemble a piece of modern art. Add a spark to the home office or vanity area of the bedroom with this beauty from Blitsy.
12. Chic Coffee Table
We’re loving this coffee table from Wonder Forest as well. There’s a clear mid-century modern vision and the end result is a product that blends and molds within a variety of home genres. And play with colors if you want a pop of personalization.
13. Honeycomb Shelves
What’s great about this design is that they can be used for displaying small pieces or stand on their own making chic statement on the walls. Keep them in their original wood form or add some neutral tones. Grab the tutorial over at Burkatron.
14. Marble Hexagonal Coasters
Again, we love when style meets function and these are no exception. Take the marble trend seriously and whip up a set of these with some help from Homey Oh My!. You’ll keep rings off thet able and add a bout of mystery and posh appeal to your overall decor.
15. Beauty Dock
And finally, at Merrythought you’ll learn how to make your vanity a bit of an organized space. Do it in style though! This minimal beauty dock will make everything neat and tidy but in a contemporary, modern-loving way.