Turns out, you鈥檙e 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 鈥渕odern鈥 style and featuring items that are functional, beautiful AND fit for small-space living. West Elm鈥檚 aesthetic has always been fairly modern, but they鈥檙e 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鈥檚 spring 2017 collection is full of our favorite home decor trends 鈥 bold colors, clean lines and sleek geometric accessories.

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

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Aesthetics aren鈥檛 the only thing changing in West Elm鈥檚 latest collection. They鈥檙e catering to those who live in small spaces (woot!) and bringing out smaller furniture and multifunctional pieces.

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

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

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

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