Modern living rooms have to pack in so much! Entertainment, work, rest can all be accommodated in your space with just a few tips and tricks.
There are tired rooms and then happy ones, ones splashed with colour and those with a neutral palette. Modern living rooms combine everything, like the plot of a novel that has romance and adventure, mystery and intrigue. Such rooms make for a great story, something you can show off to whoever comes home, a showcase of all that you love.
Living room designs since time immemorial have been quintessentially functional. There’s a set of seating – sofas and coffee table – for guests to indulge themselves, great looking curtains covering large French windows, a fireplace in some homes or a mantle. Indian homes also have a large showcase that usually stores toys and knick-knacks, cutlery and special items. This layout came to be omnipresent in most of our homes. There was little divergence, given how everything mostly centred on entertaining family and friends with hardly any time thereafter.
Homes of today mix work and pleasure, have to be tailored to fit few people and a large number of guests, must be inviting and yet not lose out on decor sense. Given such contrasting virtues to carry and yet balance out the look and feel of a home, it is quite a task in home design. To help you through your choices and take you through putting together the best kind of living room designs, below are some ideas you should explore.
Pops Of Pastels Are Absolutely Pretty
Modern living room interiors do great with splashes of colour. But what if you were to go overboard? Then it might seem too much like the Bollywood posters of old! The trick is to tone down colors, lend a subtlety and this is where pastels matter. Pastels are light toned, even when contrasting never clash. Blending them with white spaces or earthy accents like a textured wood bookshelf, makes your living room look crisp, clean and refreshing.
Textured White Never Out Of Style
What is about white that is forever? Perhaps the fact that it’s blank and empty, waiting to be filled. Or that it can be made as subtle or as over-the-top as one wants. Whatever the case may be, modern home interiors work great with this colour. Besides, texturing it can bring in so many kinds of visual aesthetics. Like the faux fur cushions in white to lend sophistication to space, exposed brick walls or white cupboards, and these when combined with subtle gold and blush tones look stylish and yet inviting.
Colourful Sofas A Comfortable Seating For A Modern Living Room
There’s something about modern living room furniture and their need to experiment. Having never been in the visual conscience for decades, bright, bold, glam sofas are suddenly all the rage in homes. Unusual colours such as turquoise and sunny yellows are changing the way living rooms look and feel. Such contrasts are easy to master with alternate soothing colours and show your adventurous, exciting side that reflects in your home.
Also Read: 15 Sofa Designs For Your Modern Living Room
Boho-chic Modern Living Room Design
Boho-chic has many connotations and variants. It means different things to different people. At its heart, it is a carefree, casual, almost ‘me’ vibe to the living space. Casual and put-together, you can showcase boho-chic in so many different ways. Nail it effortlessly in knit and lace furnishings, leather tassels, off-white balanced with bright colours, mix-and-match chairs and seating. Try out a design that makes your living room feel ‘lived in’ and you’ve nailed the look.
Emphasis On Geometry
It’s amazing what straight lines and linear shapes can do, the order they lend to a seeming place of chaos. Geometric patterns by their very nature are eye-catching. Adding them into the modern living room space through light fixtures, tables, wall hanging and wall separators sets off a theme by itself. The trick to geometry is never to go overboard but subtle, preferably in white and neutral colours and almost always as an eye-catching centrepiece.
Minimalism Rocks And How
Clean, crisp, minimalist are buzzwords for modern living room interiors. With the past decade being loud and mainly functional in living room design, the focus has moved away to aesthetics and how the room makes us feel. If you’re designing a living room for yourself, add in sleek furniture and furnishings, light colours and less decor. Incorporate one iconic piece, a sofa set or chandelier, and work the rest of the design around it.
Bring In The Ornate And Nostalgia
As much as the emphasis has been on minimalism and clean living rooms, the same can be replicated with ornate and period pieces. The trick is again not to go overboard. Modern living room furniture ideas don’t have to be simple, but can also be old furniture off-set by minimal surrounding decor. An heirloom wall rug surrounded by white furniture, or heavy wooden sofas balanced with a simple textured coffee table. Use vintage but do it judiciously.
Add-In The Art
When you keep all the living room elements minimal, crisp and uncluttered, you can then focus on having more art in the space. It could be your own paintings or a beautifully designed wall clock, gorgeous hand stitched cushions to a bright, colourful carpet. A living room filled with art becomes a focal point by itself.
Also Read: Wallpaper designs for your living room
Modern living is more than just tweaks and ideas in interior design and decor. It’s the coming together of everything in a space that you’ll love to spend with family and close ones.