The heart of the home, the living room is one of the most important rooms of every home. It is where you relax and spend time with your family. How can you make your living room stylish and trendy while preserving all of its functions? These days, it is easier than ever!
Colour with a POP
Add character to the interior and express yourself. Modern living room designs are increasingly often featuring bold colours. If you are looking for luxury, you will find it in deep navy blue, dark green or sophisticated claret. Colours inspired by the hues of precious stones may appear on walls, accessories inspire a theme but just remember to use them wisely, without letting them overshadow the interior. It is a good idea to combine them with equally trendy but more subtle colours, such as powder pink, beige or sage green. Dark colours on the walls and accessories can be balanced out with a bright floor, for instance in white or grey hues. Do not shy from even bolder combinations. A living room exploding with colours is the hit of the season! The safe grey or white is going out of style, and if you want to use it, treat it as a neutral base for feisty orange, pink or coral. If you are afraid of such an intense mix of shades, try a design embracing a specific range of colours.
This season is definitely eclectic – bold accessories, a frenzy of colours, patterns and textures, a joyful mishmash of seemingly distant styles. And all this maximised. So do not restrain yourself! If you have been dreaming of a tuxedo- or Chesterfield-style velour couch forever, now is the time to make those fantasies come true, as they are consistent with the latest décor trends. Just like terrazzo, velour is returning as an iconic element that gives any room a retro-style chic. Going through current interior design magazines, you will notice it not only in sofa upholstery but also in lamps or thick heavy curtains with a dramatic effect.
Captured the Nature
No wonder nature-inspired themes have been used in the design of our living rooms for a few seasons now. The immediacy of nature puts us in a good mood and helps us relax. They can turn any cold suite in a city centre into a cosy, relaxing haven. Raw stone and concrete, warm wood, fabrics, such as wool, rattan, wicker, or glass are all perfect for a living room following the latest trends. Wool rugs help build a warm atmosphere, while concrete flower pots give an interior a loft-like feel. This season, the forgotten terrazzo, is back in style. If you are afraid of letting it dominate your living room, you can just apply small terrazzo touches in the form of coffee tabletops. If you are dreaming of a lavish living room where you can proudly receive guests, you can use elements inspired by the elegant marble, also trending this season. Unfortunately, porous and absorbent, it is a highly demanding material. You do not have to give up on “royal” floors, though – just replace traditional marble with its milled rock imitation, for example, Lake Stone Lapatto, it will help you design a stylish but warm interior.
Great comeback of the 1970s
Inspirations based on the 1970s are among the hottest trends in interior design. Renovated chests of drawers, dressers, cabinets and tables from that period are now stylish must-haves for every living room. Decorated with subtle geometric patterns or painted in powerful colours, they attract the eye with their timeless form and original finishing. Instead of sharp edges, choose softer edges for your lounge suite. Rounded armchairs, Togo-style sofas or chairs with armrests of bentwood will fill your living room with an idyllic atmosphere conducive to relaxation. Remember about a round or cylindrical coffee table and enjoy an exquisite and stylish while also comfortable and functional room. Do not overly worry whether particular pieces of furniture represent the same style. Boldly combine various models of chairs, armchairs or couches. Perfectly matched living rooms sets are a thing of the past. However, pay attention to the type of floor that you choose. A wooden floor could prove impractical, especially if you pick heavy chests of drawers or cabinets. In that case, try Grand Wood tiles, which combine the beauty of the natural material.