Our Favorite Modern Pieces for a Small Space

Want to update your apartment décor? Get with the times, and make it modern. Modern décor is a perfect option for a small apartment: it’s subtle and simplistic, so the style won’t overwhelm your space. Plus, it’s a pretty easy look to create. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite modern pieces that will work in any space. We hope you’ll get inspired!

  1. Glass Candle Boxes

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Geometric shapes and designs are super modern. These glass candle boxes are subtle, but would make a huge statement in a small space, especially as a centerpiece on your coffee table. You can get similar ones here.

  1. Geometric Terrarium

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Keepin’ it geometric, this terrarium would fit right into your modern living room. Stick a tiny flower arrangement in there, like the picture above, or create a succulent terrarium. Find a similar style here.

  1. DIY Himmeli Side Table

Or, you could go all out and make this awesome Himmeli side table. It’s small enough that it won’t take up too much space, but such a statement you could use it as your coffee table instead. The instructions look pretty easy too!

  1. Large Mirror

Decorating with oversized mirrors is a hot trend right now, and the bonus for your small space? A big mirror like this one will reflect light, and that extra natural lighting will help your space feel larger. Get it at Urban Outfitters.

  1. Monochrome it up

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Nothing says modern sophistication like good ol’ black and white. Even when everything else seems to be going out of style, this color combination is sure to stick around. This little work station features white shelves with black picture frames, tin planters, and white vases. This ceramic white vase would be perfect.

  1. And/Or Chrome it up

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Chrome isn’t just modern—it’s futuristic. And it’ll fit right in with your monochrome color scheme. Here’s a vase similar to one pictured above.

  1. Geometric Photo Display

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Yep, another geometric design. What can we say? It’s an easy way to make your small space more modern. This one is a DIY project with an awesome outcome.

  1. Black and White Striped Accent Wall

In a small space, it’s easy to overdo it when you start painting the walls. Dark colors or designs can make the space feel cramped and overwhelming. But this black and white stripped accent wall is the perfect solution: it’s modern, subtle, and easy to paint over when it comes time to move out.

  1. Vintage-Style Cage Lights

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Modern décor = industrial décor. These vintage-style cage lights really aren’t so vintage, and hey, what goes around comes back around, right? These lights would look great in a kitchen or even as a highlight over a bookshelf display. And who’d have thought—you can get them at your local Home Depot!

  1. Diamond Shelving

These shelves would create vertical storage, which is always a plus in a small space, and they’re chic and modern as well! Use them to display your favorite monochromatic trinkets, and you’re golden. You can get the set at Urban Outfitters.

So, there you have it. Those are our favorite modern décor items that we think would be just perfect in a small apartment. We hope it helps! Oh, and hey, if you’re looking to put some of that old décor in storage until those trends come back around again, consider UrBin Storage. They’ll come to you, so you can focus on revamping your space!

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