For the “Modern Minimalist”: How To Achieve A Contemporary Look With Your Home Furniture Rental

A contemporary furnished living room with white chairs and couchEarlier this week we launched a Facebook Quiz Sweepstakes that asks “What is your interior decor style?” with 8 questions that lead to a style description suited most for you, and a visual inspiration pinboard from our home decor Pinterest page. It’s fun stuff! You can even win a $350 gift gard to Jet Blue airlines by participating in our home furniture rental quiz! One of our “interior decor theme” quiz results is the classic, and contemporary “Modern Minimalist” look. If this style appeals to you, you we have some tips that can help you achieve a fresh look for your home interior.


As a design minimalist, you want guests to feel calm, balanced, and oriented to their surroundings. To achieve the “Modern Minimalist” look with your home furniture rental, start by integrating strong lines and stone colors (grey, black, cream, white), and contrast with furnishings that offer a pop of color or splash of print. Accent with delicate florals (orchids and bamboo create nice touches), crisp lighting, and a display of contemporary art that takes the stage as a centerpiece for the room. The key to creating a “Modern Minimalist” setting is to always strive for a “less is more” environment and highlight the unique parts of the room.


A challenge of the “Modern Minimalist” look is to create an illusion of space without making the home feel sterile or cold. You may also be working with a small space and want to make it feel more open and airy than it is currently. Here are a few tricks that can help make your designed space feel more open and airy:

  • Hang mirrors – Chose one wall that reflects a window or another natural element. Use variation and smaller mirror pieces
  • Use a consistent color scheme – Remember, less is more! Staying with a primarily neutral theme with an accent color can create a more minimal atmosphere
  • Get rid of clutter – Use home furniture rental pieces that offer storage and also create some wall shelving. Try to have multiple functions for every accent choice. If it is not functional or deeply sentimental, it probably does not belong in the space


Do you have contemporary interior design tips to share? We’d love to hear from you on Facebook and Twitter! Link us to your blog and tell us what works for you! For more visual inspiration check out our “Modern Minimalist” and “Contemporary Black + White Affair” boards on our Pinterest page.