Happy Modern Living Room Decor Ideas

Sometimes, I can’t decide whether I’d like my home decor to imitate classic, Scandinavian minimalism or whether I want to saturate every corner with color. To my delight, I discovered a nice combination of these two very different styles that some people call “happy modern.” Keep reading to find out what it is and how to create a happy modern living room!

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What is Happy Modern Decor?

Happy modern style combines the sleek, streamlined silhouettes of mid-century modern¬†furniture with punches of pop color. It’s as if the neutral whites and grays prevalent in Scandinavian design are replaced with bold color.

Read more: Royal Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Decor Ideas

To keep the room from looking too crazy, I wanted large furniture in solid colors but also added interest with geometric patterns and graphic designs in accent pieces. I’m struggling to find the “perfect” throw pillows for our living room because there are SO many designs out there to choose from (have you seen all the items on Society 6?). Maybe you can help a sister out and share where you shop for your home decor!

In the meantime, create a similar look in your own home by exploring the ideas below.

Happy Modern Living Room Decor Ideas

Happy Modern Living Room



What do you think of the “happy modern” style? What’s your home decor personality?

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I love these happy modern living room decor ideas! It perfectly combines mid century styles with pops of modern color.

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4 comments to “Happy Modern Living Room Decor Ideas”

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  1. Ginger - February 13, 2018 Reply

    I’m not sure what I would call my decorating style – I just go with what I like! I like the idea of ‘happy modern’, it sounds like it’s not as sterile as some modern designs can end up feeling.

    • Jessica - February 14, 2018 Reply

      True, I think that’s a great way of describing a lot of modern designs.

  2. ondesigninteriors - February 8, 2018 Reply

    Loved the combination of neutrals with the pop of color. Great concept! Thanks for sharing!!

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