Focus on Modern Design: Sleek Decorating Ideas From Rate My Space

With clean, straight lines, plenty of polish and very little clutter, modern design is more popular now than ever. Discover our favorite ways to use modern design for bedrooms, bathrooms, baby nurseries and more.

Modern Style Kitchen Island

Chrome Kitchen

Marble countertops, stainless steel appliances and a set of square hood vents above the island make this kitchen more than modern. The space is even wheelchair-friendly with lowered countertops for convenient cooking at any height. Design by RMS user njhaus

Bathroom With Floating Nightstand

Bold Bathroom

When their clients asked for a modern yet warm bathroom, RMS user Rethink Design Studio started with a custom vanity, marble countertops and earthy tones of brown and beige. Of all the gorgeous touches, installing faucets right into a wall of glazed glass tile is one of our favorites.

Modern Open Plan Loft

Lofty Ambitions

To make the loft's open floor plan work, the clutter had to be eliminated. RMS user Matt99 achieves a thoroughly modern look in his urban Philadelphia loft by only showcasing sleek, purposeful designs. Everything is on display, yet everything you see has a use.

Corner Desk and Shelves

Compact and Cool

The space may be small, but it's certainly packed with style and color. A handmade bookshelf provides clean lines and a bold framework while the coordinating file cabinet and wall art add just the perfect pop. Design by RMS user victorhabush

Modern Style BoyA?U?s Nursery

Getting Graphic

To achieve a clean look in a boy's nursery, RMS user freshchickdesigns created a graphic focal point with a wall of oversized squares. But it's the unexpected color combination of aqua, lime and brown that brings the entire room together with a modern twist.

Beach House Modern Bathroom

Beautiful Browns

RMS user modernemama made over her 1960s bathroom using several shades of brown. From the floor and vanity to the sink and shower, each shade blends beautifully, all brought together by the multicolored Porcelanosa tiles.

Modern Industrial Kitchen

Cool Kitchen

For this kitchen makeover, RMS user pattyeb first painted the walls and cabinets, then added new hardware. Updated lighting plus a new sink, backsplash and island from Ikea brought this kitchen into the most modern of times while still costing less than a full-scale kitchen remodel.

Modern Boy's Nursery

Modern Monkeys

Even the littlest members of the house can go mod these days. For a sleek but stimulating nursery, RMS user nicobus created a wall mural that mimics the bedding with letters and numbers in shades of soft blue.

Modern Cape Cod Style Bathroom

Naturally Sleek

Who says modern has to be cold? This Cape Cod-style bathroom by RMS user gogirlgo is warm and modern thanks to earthy tones of brown and beige set in crisp, clean lines.

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