Getting to the Root of Organic Modern Style


Organic modern style bathroom with the 55" Dempsey Round Acrylic Freestanding Tub & Sebastian Freestanding Tub Faucet in Chrome Organic modern style bathroom with the 55" Dempsey Round Acrylic Freestanding Tub & Sebastian Freestanding Tub Faucet in Chrome

What Is Organic Modern Style?

The foundation of organic modern design is all about joining simple sophistication with natural beauty. Derived from interior design movements such as boho, mid-century modern, and minimalism, this style encourages us to coexist with the outdoors while maintaining a clean, contemporary core.

By thoughtfully combining the simplicity of modern design with the timeless inspiration of the natural world, organic modernism can be achieved in any space. The following tips will help you bring this grounding look into your home.


How to Create a Modern Organic Interior

Drown Out The Noise With Muted Colors

The first thing you’ll likely notice about an organic modern space is its subdued color palette. The overall look is light and airy, ultimately evoking an ultra-calming atmosphere. To achieve this, you’ll want to use earth-inspired neutrals in abundance throughout your furnishings. This includes tans, browns, and creamy shades of white, such as eggshell.

This palette can effortlessly be incorporated through natural wood tones as seen in our Ayanna Mindi Vanity and Polson Bi-Fold Barn Door. These lighter woods strike the perfect balance of inviting yet bright and airy. Bring dimension to the visual scheme with accent shades that still fall within the earthy palette such as terracotta and olive green.

48" Ayanna Mindi Vanity with Rectangular Undermount Sink in Natural Mindi for organic modern decor

Use Materials That Encourage Touch

Bringing the outdoors in inherently involves using natural materials in your design. While the color contrast is quiet, don’t be afraid to juxtapose raw textures. In your furniture pieces, opt for dense solid woods with exposed woodgrain. To take your pieces to the next level, find those with unique surface detailing from reeded to fluted to interesting inlays such as herringbone, as seen in our Frey Wall-Mount Vanity.

For a relaxed yet refined look, layer in additional texture with soft natural fibers like cotton or linen as well as woven accents like rattan. Our Biddeford 3-Light Pendant Light serves as a stunning example, encouraging touch with its braided rattan shade. While artificial surfaces are necessary at times, the more materials found from nature, the better.

Biddeford 3-Light Pendant Light in Oiled Brown for organic modern decor

Mix Clean Lines With Organic Forms

Successful modern organic style requires a deliberate use of shapes and silhouettes. You want to reference the style’s modern roots with clean, simple lines while weaving in the organic forms we see in nature. Effortlessly combining these elements, our Winifred Resin Freestanding Tub exudes a minimalist, uncluttered exterior amongst a gently curved double-slipper silhouette.

To achieve this with your metals, seek a curated collection designed to complement each other such our Rotunda Bathroom Collection, which features simple, unadorned silhouettes with soft, rounded edges throughout each piece.

organic modern bathroom with the 71" Winifred Resin Tub and the Rotunda Widespread Faucet in Polished Brass

Let There Be Light

In creating a light and airy atmosphere, your lighting makes quite an impact. As natural light is important in an organic modern space, the ability to mimic this during any time or type of day is essential. To avoid a poorly lit room, integrate both ambient and accent lighting.

A striking chandelier with natural texture will add stunning visual interest to a room, but overhead lighting won’t be enough in non-ideal conditions and can create harsh, unflattering light if not supplemented. Bring in plenty of accent lighting through pendant lights such as our Harney Pendant Light, along with wall sconces and lamps.

Modern organic kitchen with the Harney Single Light Pendant Light in Brushed Gold

Embrace Negative Space

With a variety of design elements to keep in mind, every item you select matters. In an organic modern space, you want to highlight these thoughtful selections by letting each of them breathe and hold space. Rather than clustering lots of smaller accents together and teetering on the edge of maximalism, use larger, intentional modern organic décor and furnishings whenever possible.

Organic Modern Design Tips for Every Room

Living Room

For a room dedicated to comfort and relaxation, you’ll want to lean heavily on earthy designs and textures in your main furniture pieces. Among seating and tables, your lighting choices will make such an impact in this space. Not only the source of the perfect ambiance, these functional accents offer an excellent opportunity for bringing in textural flair without adding clutter.

Support these pieces with simple lines and an open flow for the ultimate organic modern living room.

Organic modern living room with the Biddeford Single Light Pendant Light in Oiled Brown

Bathroom

In this fixture-forward room, you’ll want to be highly intentional with your hardware choices. Evoke minimalist yet organic forms with your selections from vanity mirrors to faucets to bathtubs—think simple yet gently rounded shapes. For the effortless comfort necessary in an organic modern bathroom, opt for a beautifully textured wood vanity to set the scene.

Modern organic style bathroom with the 60" Frey Vanity in Gray Wash, Lentz Widespread Faucet and Towel Ring in Brushed Gold

Bedroom

For an effortless organic modern bedroom, remember to balance a relaxed, layered look with modern simplicity. Complement cozy earth-toned textiles with intentional furniture pieces and lighting while prioritizing a clutter-free space. In addition to minimal décor, opt for low profile doors into closets or bathrooms with a minimalist barn door or pocket door, polishing off the look with sleek hardware.

Organic style bedroom with the Bankloft 6-Light Semi-Flush-Mount Drum Light in Polished Nickel

Kitchen

For an effortlessly sophisticated look in your kitchen, mix organic materials with simple yet elegant fixtures. Anchor the room with an understated gooseneck faucet, adding the perfect hint of sheen among rustic woods and a muted palette.

A modern organic kitchen thrives on a refined yet lived-in look, which can be achieved by carefully mixing metals. For your cabinet hardware and other metallic surfaces, try using a different yet complementary finish from your faucet.

Organic modern style kitchen with the Ravenel Single-Hole Pull Down Bar Faucet in Matte Black

Make Modern Organic Style Your Own

Now that you understand this unique take on modern interior design, are you ready to make organic modernism your own? Choose from our wide selection of meticulously crafted, highly durable furnishings and fixtures to ensure each piece counts.

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