Redecorate a Plain Room to a Modern Style Room

How I took a plain room and redecorated it with my wishlist modern decor

When we moved in 2015 we sold our theater room furniture along with the house. So when we moved in to our new house, we just needed something that would fit the bonus room space. I wasn’t concerned of actually decorating that room as it was going to be half playroom/half bonus room and I really didn’t know how I wanted to decorate it in a modern theme anyway. So when we recently decided to move the playroom into the spare bedroom it seemed like the perfect opportunity to finally redecorate the room property.

Our whole house is minimalist and modern themed and I wanted to keep that style in the bonus room but make it a tad different. Here’s where the GOLD and PATTERN comes in. It’s a little out of our comfort zone but decided to give it a shot anyway. I fell in love immediately. It took my husband a little longer to come around, but after a few days he decided he could live with it too (as if he had a choice!).

Here’s a breakdown with direct links to each item in my new favorite room! But I should note that not all items linked are exact but I did find similar (or even better!) options that are still available for purchase. Some items below contain affiliate links.

  • Gray modern couch- A total staple for a modern looking room. With the visible wooden legs on this couch it was a must. My new fav gray couch from the same store.
  • Gold pattern throw pillows- I searched for the perfect throw pillows and didn’t fall in love with any of them until these pattern throw pillows at At Home. They’re an off white mixed with gold pattern that is subtle and adds just the right amount of dimension. Ink & Ivy, Kiara Metallic, Gold and White covers
  • Faux fur white throw pillows- The furry white throw pillows were next on my list. I wasn’t sure if they’d mesh with everything but when it all came together there was no going back. Faux Fur Cream, Faux fur pillow cover
  • Throw blanket- And that throw! Talk about stylish and functional! It’s super cute and it’s super comfy. I love how it brings all the pieces together. And it’s totally affordable! Cream faux fur throwPink faux fur throw

  • Gold and marble coffee tableThis table is perfect for a place to kick up your feet or set down a drink but doesn’t cover up the beautiful cowhide rug.
  • Faux cowhide rug Speaking of cowhide rug…. this faux piece has GOLD accents in it. I fell in love immediately and had to purchase online asap.

  • Tall greenery When we first saw this vase we weren’t sure the silver-ish color would flow and I really didn’t feel like spray painting it, but it was the best option I could find that was close to what I wanted. Right behind the gold end table I think it actually meshes quiet well together, oddly.

  • Champagne metal and white marble end tables Gold bottom with white marble surface goes with the coffee table like peanut butter and jelly.
  • Decor Paris and NYC books- Our favorite trip so far has been to NYC and with our upcoming trip to Paris, I felt like these books were perfect to showcase a touch of our adventures. Paris (on sale!), NYC (on sale too!)

  • Gold crate– This room is directly above the garage and it gets very cold so I knew I needed a little something for the far side of the room to hold extra blankets.
  • Tall gold vase- Truthfully, when I found this piece I had no idea where I would put it, but knew I needed to have it.

  • Succulent- I mean, how does this not flow with any room? Gold dip planter, Gold geometric
  • Candle holder- Remember how I said my whole house is modern and minimalist? I felt if I added a candle to this candle holder that it would just make the space look cluttered. Sounds kinda silly, but it’s honest! Similar on clearance!
  • Coasters- Because sometimes all you need is a coaster to top off the end table. Gold & Marble square, Gold marble round (LOVE these and they’re on sale! I may be ordering these to replace the ones in the photo!)

  • White accent chair- I purchased this about two years or so ago and it’s still my favorite chair in the house. I have no idea how it remained so clean. Here’s a similar one from the same store– Karen Accent Chair
  • Gold throw pillow A pop of gold on white is seriously what this room is about.
  • Faux white leather pouf No explanation needed.

Before & After

I’d be remise if I didn’t give Jamie a shout out here because, if you don’t already know you’ll soon find out, she has the eye for decorating. I told her the type of style and feel I wanted and she told me what to look for and even came along for some in-store and online shopping sprees. Scooorreee!

Before redecorating, the bonus room was my least favorite room in the house. The couch was super comfortable but it didn’t do anything aesthetically for the space. Now, I want to be in the room all the time! Game nights, movie nights, work sessions… it’s perfect for everything! The redecorating was much needed and I’m so happy with how it came out. See for yourself!


What’s your favorite modern decor? I’d love to incorporate it into my next room makeover!

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  • Reply
    January 23, 2018 at 7:56 am

    You did an excellent job! It doesn’t even look like the space in the before photo.

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      January 23, 2018 at 10:12 am

      It even feels like a different space. Seriously my favorite room now. So comfy, inviting, and pretty to look at!

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      Shelly R
      August 13, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      Pretty, but not nearly as much seating. What will you do with holiday guests ?

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    January 23, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Woah, the whole place looks so much more spacious and bright after the change! 🙂

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    January 23, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    aww lovely lounge area! and there are soo many things that i want haha! im always looking at home ideas, and sites ect to get inspiration! i love decor and putting things into it to make it yours and unique! i need that coffee table!

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      January 24, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      The coffee table is reasonably priced too! I searched and searched and its the cheapest one I could find in that design.

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    January 23, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    I’ve recently been binging HGTV shows like crazy, so it was so fun to read this post! Modern isn’t quite my taste normally, BUT I do love the gold and marble accents here!

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    January 23, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    This looks really great. You have a good eye for interior decorating. I love the theme that you have going on and the color is amazing.

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    Brittany @ Leaving Gringolandia
    January 23, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I saw your picture on Instagram and I absolutely fell in love with this design. All of the colors blend together so perfectly. I just wish I had the same talent! haha

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    January 23, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    These are such great ideas! I’m obsessed with white decor, so I’m definitely going to implement some of these ideas when I get my own place!

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      January 24, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      Me too, girl… My house is 90% white! Good luck!

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