How To Get The Organic Modern Look

Anika Clarke
How To Get The Organic Modern Look

Organic modern homes are designed to bring harmony and comfort to contemporary living spaces. By combining natural elements with modern design, these homes provide a tranquil and welcoming atmosphere. Here are some of the key features that are typically associated with an organic modern-style home.


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Natural Finishes

Organic modern design often incorporates natural materials like wood, stone, and other organic finishes. These natural materials can bring warmth and texture to a space that other materials cannot replicate. From hardwood flooring to stone accent walls, introducing natural finishes into your home will help you achieve that organic modern look while creating a cozy atmosphere.

  • Wood
  • Stone
  • Plaster
  • Wicker

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Old vs New

Organic modern style often leans towards minimalist decor, with a focus on quality over quantity. Vintage and modern elements are purposeful and add to the overall aesthetic. These accent decor pieces bring balance to the space provide a fun and unique atmosphere.

  • Quality over quantity
  • Modern elements
  • Vintage elements
  • Balanced design


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Statement Plants

Organic modern spaces are known for their biophilic design features, often created using plants. Statement plants, green walls, and unique planters contribute to the natural aesthetic of organic modern spaces. Olive treesdracaenas, and ficus trees are examples of sculptural plants often used to add visual interest in a room.

  • Sculptural plants (Olive trees, dracaenas, ficus trees)
  • Green walls
  • Unique planters


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Good lighting

Unobstructed windows and light-filled rooms connect the interior spaces with the outdoors. Organic modern design often includes a variety of table lamps with warm lighting, emulating the natural tones of sunlight.

  • Large windows
  • Warm light bulbs
  • Table & floor lamps

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Handcrafted Elements

The inclusion of handcrafted or artisanal elements, such as handmade pottery, woven textiles, or custom furniture is a common thread in organic modern design. This adds to the organic and natural aesthetic of the space.

  • Pottery
  • Woven textiles
  • Custom furniture

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Indoor-Outdoor Living

Organic modern homes are widely recognized for their open layout, providing a seamless flow of space and natural light. They often incorporate views of nature or outdoor spaces and use areas like patios, balconies, and courtyards to blend the lines between indoor and outdoor living areas.

  • Open floorplan
  • Merges with patios, balconies, or courtyards
  • Views of the outdoors


Neutral Tones and Textures

To achieve the soothing atmosphere of organic modern design, consider implementing neutral tones like beige, brown, or muted green. In addition, finishes like limewash, stucco, or plaster can bring texture and contrast to a space with neutral tones.

  • Stucco
  • Limewash
  • Plaster
  • Beiges, browns, muted greens


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Clean Lines

While organic modern design embraces natural elements, it also features clean and simple lines. Furniture and architectural elements often have streamlined and uncluttered profiles. Decorative elements are purposeful and add to the overall aesthetic.

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    Sustainable and Eco-Friendly

    Embracing Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Practices in Organic Modern Design
    Organic modern design often incorporates sustainable and environmentally conscious materials and practices. This may entail utilizing natural materials, incorporating handmade objects, repurposing old items, and incorporating thrifted finds.

    • Natural materials
    • Handmade objects
    • Repurposed items
    • Thrifted finds

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    Organic Forms

    In organic modern design, the use of organic forms is often used to add interest and character to a space. These pieces can draw attention to different areas of a room and create a focal point. Unique light fixtures can serve as functional pieces while also acting as works of art. Furniture with distinctive forms can also be used to create interest and add personality to a room. It's important to consider the overall style and mood of the space to ensure that these pieces complement the design rather than overpower it.

    • Curvilinear furniture
    • Unique light fixtures
    • Artwork & sculptures


    By combining these elements, an organic modern-style home creates a space that is both contemporary and inviting. The use of natural materials, open spaces, and abundant natural light creates a harmonious atmosphere that promotes wellness and comfort.

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