As the heart of the house, the living room is a perfect place for you to relax and hang out with your family members. The first design of your living room might seem cozy, but as years gone by, isn’t it dull to have the same design over and over again? Don’t you want to bring the latest trend into your living room? To help you to do so, here are the top ways to design a modern living room.
White walls never get old
Walls are one of the most important points in creating ambience in your house. Some colours might look dull over time but not with white. If you’re a connoisseur, this is the right colour for your wall. As Jennifer Fisher of J. Fish Interiors has said that you can modernise your house by adding artworks in your house and neutral colours will make them stand out. You can even make your house looks just like an art gallery. Not only it’s futuristic, but your house will also look more edgy and artsy.
White living room with hints of gold and gray color accent looks elegant and luxurious.
White walls make this small living room seems bigger. Monochromatic color theme like this one is suitable for those of you who like minimalist style.
To decorate the white wall, you can create a gallery wall, then pair it with modern standing lamp.
You can make your living room as your experiment. Combining different materials of your furniture, rug, sofa sets, etc. will add more dynamic to your living room design. You might want to put a velvety sofa with leather chair and glass or wood table in one room, adding a multi-layered texture of soft and hard material. You can even combine a futuristic table with a natural-looking wooden table. All is up to you.
Combining different materials in one design creates a unique association.
This modern Scandinavian living room combines wooden floor, marble coffee table, and mini potted plant. It feels natural and comfortable.
The leather square benches are just fabulous. Combined with greenery, they make this room fresh and airy.
A dash of popping colours
Colours and pattern are our friends when it comes to modern living room design and interior. Based on your needs and taste, there are two options that you can choose: add as much popping colours (such as neon) and notice pattern as you want or choose some for a different room to create focus. You can add a dash of colour or eye-catching pattern for one furniture in a neutral-coloured room to give focus on that particular furniture. You can also add colours and patterns to small accessories such as vases, tables, chairs or artworks.
A combination of bold colors really cheer up the room and make it feel brighter and warmer.
You can add big colorful paintings to the decoration.
Another great option is to be bold with black. Black can enhance the feeling of modern and elegant.
Keep it Simple
Indeed, making one or two furniture stand out will not hurt you. But too much is never the best. Simple combination and basic clean-lined accessories add a sense of cleanliness and organisation in your living room. You can play with furniture shapes as suggested by Susan Manrao, a designer, like adding chairs with curves into a room full of straight-lined furniture, etc.
Clean, neat, and simple. This minimalist modern living room design really makes the most of the small space.
Adding a square patterned rug to a room with a lot of round shaped furniture is pretty cool.
However, aside from the ideas aforementioned, the main idea of a modern living room is not only about its modern characteristics but also about comfort. Above all, it also has to represent your character and your way of living. Add the thing that you love and stay true to your characters.