A modern decor scheme is more than just super-sleek lines and a monochromatic palette. It can be the foundation for just about every design aesthetic. Case in point: this year’s near epidemic obsession with the HGTV-approved modern farmhouse look. Whether you are a color enthusiast, a minimalist, or down with organized chaos, infusing your space with a contemporary element or two will make it that much more dynamic and fresh. Inspired by the anything-goes decorative mosaic that is New York City, we set out to source the pieces that encapsulate this spirit of eclecticism.

The Lounge Spot

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Upholstered Lounge Chair, Walmart ($279.5)
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Equal parts chic and practical (hello, removable seat cushion and zippered covers), this Scandinavian-inspired chair is the piece your living room corner was missing. 

The Planter

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Algreen Valencia Planter, Walmart ($45.78)
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Planter, bowl, sculptural piece…the choice is up to you. Crafted from cast stone and wood with a marble-like finish, this indoor- and outdoor-friendly vessel is definitely a prime spot for your greenery. 

The Throw Pillow

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Velvet Decorative Throw Pillow with Tassels, Walmart ($24)
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Here’s proof that contemporary doesn’t always mean colorless. A jewel-toned finish combined with velvet upholstery earmarks this one as an autumn essential.  

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The Stool

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Bar Stool Set of 2, Walmart ($155.33)
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Translucent stools are a tiny kitchen’s best friend. Line this duo up by the counter for seating that doesn’t add to the visual clutter.

The Rug

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Novogratz by Momeni Topanga Roberta Flat Weave Black Wool Rug, Walmart ($111.83)
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Couple a bold, geometric pattern with a high-contrast scheme and you’re bound to make a statement. This Art Deco–inspired rug is soft to the touch and easy on the eyes. 

The Pendant Lamp

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Incandescent Pendant Plated Gold Finish, Walmart ($208)
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Don’t be fooled; this understated light fixture will be the highlight of the room thanks to its sculptural shape. 

The Couch

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Convertible Futon Linen Tufted Split Back Couch, Walmart ($219.99)
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What is a futon if not versatile? Tufting elevates this small-space staple, while a split-back feature makes it conveniently adaptable. 

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