Organic Modernism Design Style

Organic Modernism: Home Style Tour


If you haven’t heard about this trend yet, it is one of the new trends for 2020. To further break down organic modernism, it is a style that was born in the 1940s and 1950s. The word “organic” meant a design that perfectly suited someone’s lifestyle and how they lived.

The interpretation of the current style introduces a natural touch through organic materials, colors, shapes, and textures surround by many of the same iconic pieces from the mid-century. The result is an accessible and warm, but minimal space designed to fit your lifestyle and look great too.

Here, I have dreamed of a house designed with my vision of this trend. Tour the home below and get my inspirational tips for rebuilding this style in your own space.


The entrance to my house sets a beautiful tone from the start with furniture and accents that emphasize sculptural forms and simple materials.


Lean into the curves. Choose pieces that have unique curved silhouettes, whether it’s an oval mirror or a console or stool with smooth, rounded edges. That would create an elegant and natural environment.

Go for slim details. From the narrow legs of a modern chair to the thin frame of a mirror, look for pieces that emphasize a streamlined look. Seek to minimize the visual impact of your design to allow organic elements to shine.

Think industrial but softer. Consider this style as a milder version of the industrial. Choose crisp fabrics, earthy woods, and smooth stone pieces instead of a strong visual impact.


I love the clean and sophisticated vibe of this trend. In the living room, this may mean combining curved light leather armchairs with a low sofa that has deep seating and a smooth, round coffee table.


Embrace earth tones. The organic modernism trend has a strong palette of earth tones. Bring neutral and natural colors together with warm woods, ceramics, stone, leather, and rattan.

Modern mix. The style has less to do with the type of modern furniture and more to do with the shape, colors, and materials of these pieces.

So don’t be afraid to combine minimalist pieces with mid-century designs and even contemporary furniture.

Opt for organic shapes. Just remember: there are no sharp angles in the furniture. Maintain curved, asymmetric, and rounded shapes inspired by forms found in the natural world.


Organic modernism is an aspect that takes advantage of the modern and minimalist elements of the mid-century style. Be sure to take that to every corner of the house.


Focus on essential pieces. If you’re taking this look into a corner, start with furniture in its precious natural state, it could be a wool chair or maybe a burl wood cabinet and minimize its accents.

Go for abstracts. When we talk about art, this look is all about subtlety and simplicity. So lean on pieces that add visual impact through the shapes. Bold pieces are allowed here and only here!

Minimize style. Of course, to achieve this look, you’ll want to take a minimal approach to the style. Less is more, and the pieces you display must have a story worth telling.


I love how the introduction of softer edges and organic shapes helps bring comfortable warmth to spaces. In the dining room, this can be reduced to balancing elegant shapes with bold natural textures.


White is your new best friend. When it comes to using this color in the home, the dining room is where white can provide a perfect base for organic modernism style.

Try a white dining table and pendant light as centerpieces that you can mix other designs with.

Add textured impact. In a clean-lined space, add the main piece that provides a warm textured contrast.

Bring tons of plants in. If there is one detail that never has too much with this style, it is the vegetation and plants, which will add color and a bit of life to your neutral spaces.

Choose greenery with large leafy branches, which is another way to add a sculptural touch to rooms.


Just because there is so much emphasis on materials and shape doesn’t mean that the look of organic modernism is anything but practical.

Style can create a quiet, productive, and profoundly inspiring design approach in the home office.


Keep surfaces smooth. In the workspace, organic modernism equates to furniture that has super sleek surfaces and minimal accent accents.

That means reducing wood grain textures and implementing rugs that have a subtle pattern.

Have some substantial pieces. Unlike other rooms, you don’t need to mix as much here. You can bring an interestingly designed desk and perhaps a streamlined sofa bed.

Keeping large pieces in beautiful materials is one way to master this look in the home office.

Add bold fixtures. Go for a good floor lamp with a bold design. An industrial-style light with an open base will add to the overall modern and sculptural vibe.


What makes organic modernism such a relaxing and dreamy style is the combination of modern lines with soft natural materials. In the bedroom, it is a safe combination that adds to a quiet and Zen personal retreat.


Play varied textures. The texture is what keeps this look from falling off. Therefore, it is vital to place different textures, such as an upholstered bed with a variety of pillows and a cozy carpet.

Hard and soft balance. Once you’ve mixed your soft textures, don’t be afraid to contrast them with some sleek surfaces like a stone table and bedside tables in warm wood tones.

It is this juxtaposition that gives organic modernism an infinitely inviting appeal.

Mix subtle patterns. Just like the texture adds depth to the room, subtle patterns can add visual intrigue and provide a touch of extra warmth.

These are delicate motifs that create interesting focal points that you may not immediately notice!

Try Organic Modern Interior Design in Your Home


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