Turns out, you’re not the only one using the new year as an excuse to try out a new look: Thanks to their new Creative Director Vanessa Holden, West Elm is bringing in a fresh vision by redefining “modern” style and featuring items that are functional, beautiful AND fit for small-space living. West Elm’s aesthetic has always been fairly modern, but they’re softening things up with luxe materials, natural influences and mid-century modern pieces that are comfortable enough for real life. Titled The New Modern, West Elm’s spring 2017 collection is full of our favorite home decor trends — bold colors, clean lines and sleek geometric accessories.


Inspired by a trip to Scandinavia, the collection was a reimagination of where “modern” style is going. Buh-bye hard, square sofas: West Elm’s new modern brings rounded edges for designs that are as comfortable as it is good-looking.


Aesthetics aren’t the only thing changing in West Elm’s latest collection. They’re catering to those who live in small spaces (woot!) and bringing out smaller furniture and multifunctional pieces.


And while West Elm has always been a go-to place for modern furniture, the new look promises to be lighter and more simplified: “Sculptural silhouettes and rounded lines give our assortment a softness that’s new for us… statement-making pieces that add a layer of fun, color and visual interest to a space.”


Following Pantone’s lead, West Elm looks to nature as a major inspiration. “There’s something universally inspiring about nature references. They never fail to bring subtle, sophisticated beauty to the home, whether in shapes and forms — like our organic ice-texture vases, branch-like table legs, and pebble-shaped coffee tables — or in our pattern language.”


What do you think of West Elm’s new look? If you’re looking for more decor ideas, follow us on Pinterest for tons of inspo and home decor trends.

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