Is 2019 the year you need to change your living room decor? In this case, we’ve compiled a list of over 20 living room decorating ideas that our decorators believe will provide endless inspiration. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer a thoroughly modern living room design or want something more traditional. We’ll cover you.
From simple living room designs to abstract and interesting ideas for decorating living spaces, here are all the tips and tricks you need to take your living room to the next level.
Section the room
Divide your living room with furniture to create a multifunctional living space with multiple aspects. Living room interiors are all about making the most of the space available (whether small or large), and dividing the space with furniture is a great way to do this.
A glass coffee table on a carpet, a cocoon chair in the middle of a sofa and a couple of comfortable chairs make for a perfect seating area and close off the space from your dining area, children’s play area or work area. Furnishing the living room is all about functionality and flow. Subdividing your space is a clever way to achieve both in a subtle way.
Compact side tables
Compact side tables are ideal for freeing up space in a living room while giving you the space and functionality you need. Metals are very trendy right now and we see a lot of gold, silver, and bronze being worked into the designs, as well as interesting geometric shapes.
Metal-based glass-framed side tables work wonders when it comes to creating space in your living room designs. Double table end tables and sofa consoles allow you to ditch chunky pieces of furniture like bookcases and sideboards in favor of something modern and practical.
We don’t have to explain the benefits of nesting tables to you – the secret space savings speak for themselves. Three tables take up the place of one, but once you’ve got guests around there is more than enough space for cups of coffee and glasses of wine. Our most popular styles right now are round metal-framed tables, and we’ve seen some hexagonal nesting tables that caught our eye as well.
How about anthracite nesting tables with a subtle hue for a super modern living room decor to really open up your living room interior?
Unique console tables
If your living room design isn’t complete without an original piece of furniture to make a statement, then go for a bold console table. We can’t get enough of Hervé Van der Straeten’s designs – his use of bronze is like nothing else we’ve seen, and his pieces are truly amazing.
However, if your living room decorating budget doesn’t stretch to a piece of Hervé, keep your eyes peeled for console tables with clean, sharp lines that help bring the abstract to everyday life.
Cut out the couch
One of the biggest changes in interior design evolution is that you don’t follow tradition and like everyone else you need to have a couch in your living room. Be brave, be different. Leave the classic couch behind and choose something different, such as bench seats, a group of comfortable chairs, or a lounger or sofa.
A sleek sofa will add a regal flair to your living room design, while a set of comfortable chairs will help make your living room interior feel more intimate and cozy. Set up your chairs around a coffee table to ground your living room, while bench seats are great for relaxing or when you are not gifted with enough space.
We know we keep going, but honestly, it’s worth talking about the velvet upholstery. There is nothing that you cannot upholster with velvet. From sofas and armchairs to stools, pillows and curtains, there is nothing that does not look stunning in velvet.
It’s plush and luxurious, and it will add depth to your living room interior like no other fabric. We all know jewel tones are there right now, and velvet is perfect for a bold hue – peacock blue and burnt orange are high on our living room design lists right now.
Minimalism is out and maximalism is pure; If bare surfaces, a muted color scheme, and constrained personality weren’t for you, then you’re in luck. Maximalism permeates the interior design of the living room like never before – think about your living room decor in a cozy and decadent way and use it as an opportunity to present valuable treasures and at the same time to liven up your personality in your entire living room.
Don’t be shy with this style; Patterns, prints and colors collide so that they merge into a look that can only be described as “more is more”.
Confuse the senses and test the limits of interior design by ignoring the tired rules of scaling in your living room design. Tips for decorating a living room are usually the following: the larger your room, the larger the furniture, and the smaller your room, the less imposing your pieces should be.
It’s time to try something different. Bring oversized lamps, dainty sofas, large chairs, mini nesting tables, and imposing lights – mix it up and don’t let your living room decorating ideas hang in the past.
Salon style seating
A salon has always been the place for the entertainment, and if you’re a social butterfly, salon-style sitting is a good direction. A sofa and chairs arranged around a table are guaranteed to make for the best social entertainment space the living room interior can offer.
If you have a lot of space in your living room, you can add a smaller table with a couple of chairs arranged in a different part of the room. Traditionally, salon seating would have been a suitable set, but we encourage you to introduce different colors and styles of furniture while creating a well-judged salon feel for a more versatile living room interior.
Wall lights and sconces
You may have thought that sconces and sconces in living room interiors were a thing of the past, but our interior designers keep reporting new desirable styles and our customers keep asking for lighting options that take up the least amount of space. Sconces and sconces are back in full power; From modern matte finishes to oversized swivel arms to Art Deco-inspired lighting and double lights, the lighting options are taking a remarkably different twist.
Not only do wall lights look old-fashioned, they are also an elegant and chic addition to a beautifully implemented living room design that gives your interior lighting in the living room a traditional but unexpectedly modern touch. Metals are strongly represented here and look good against shiny surfaces.
The key to your most-viewed common spaces should always be exploring routes to make those spaces feel unique. Make the interior of your living room even more memorable and unique with an interestingly shaped chaise longue that does double duty while providing an enviable feeling of comfort and warmth.
Add an interesting cell phone
Although they’ve been out of fashion for a while, there is something intriguing about the new cell phones that our interior designers have been seeing at industry trade shows around the world for a number of years. And when it comes to richly layered and beautifully implemented living room decor, a meaningful silhouette will undoubtedly underline a room.
While the graphic cell phone highlighted above is large in size, if you have your own living room decorating ideas, you can bring almost any cell phone you want with you. However, make sure it doesn’t blend in with the rest of the room and work as a distraction sight.
When it comes to decorating small living rooms, it’s a great way to make the area look bigger and more defined, and the best part is that decorating your living room will be a lot easier as there are fewer mistakes.
However, make sure you go for a timeless color that you have long admired and pair it with colors that are relatively close to the color wheel for a rich and dynamic living room.
Add brooding sophistication to your living room decor by introducing darker hues that are easier to keep clean, and opting for more intimate, darker lighting to keep it feeling cozy and luxurious.
Note that although the room shown here is full of furniture in various prints and patterns, due to its very tight color manipulation, it feels a bit dull without this oversized abstract painting anchoring it.
And because everything doesn’t have to fit together, create a varied interior design for the living room by playing with opposites and different elements to make the room pop. We love that the artwork also highlights how traditional the furniture is, rather than downplaying everything.
Skip the coffee table
If you’re short on space or looking for a completely unique path to a beautifully realized living room decor, who says you need to have a standard coffee table?
Since unusual decoration ideas for living rooms often lead to unforgettable rooms, you should do without the necessary coffee table and opt for an intelligent alternative such as an easily movable ottoman with plenty of additional storage space.
Add a unique screen
By now, you probably know that any room can take advantage of mirrors, as a room instantly feels bigger, brighter, and more glamorous. But when it comes to a chic living room design, our interior designers suggest sourcing unique mirrors that will make the space stand out.
From mirrored shutters to mirrored screens, there are plenty of unique mirrors you can bring in that will give you a unique feel.
Sure, the living room interior design pictured above seems a bit stubborn and busy, but there is something to be said about the enviable harmony that comes through throughout.
When it comes to creating a lush living room that feels warm and inviting, move away from the rigidity often found in showrooms and add layers of furniture and decor for a really vibrant look.
Add a sense of warm maximalism to your living room design by drawing on the forever charming design movement from the Memphis era that became popular in the heyday of maximalism in the 80s.
Think playful silhouettes, exaggerated colors, and abstract prints and patterns in small doses to conjure up a similar mood and feel. Remember to keep it as modern and pared down as possible to avoid getting your living room inspired by a taco bell.
Mixture from room to room
When it comes to flawless living room decoration, think outside of the room as well. If you can see into your living room from other areas of your home, think about how they work together in terms of design and design to keep the flow consistent.
Cover your blanket
For a different take on living room design that no one else will have, think about not just covering or painting your walls, but also what you can do to make a statement on your ceiling.
From high-gloss enamel to graphic wall coverings, there are many interesting living room decorating ideas that you should consider when creating your plan of action.
We have said it before and we will say it again. Mirrors are indispensable in every room and can be obtained inexpensively. For a raised, light-filled living room interior design, bring in as many unique mirrored surfaces as possible to achieve everyday elegance and make the room appear larger.
As minimalism is gradually losing momentum in the world of interior design, explore stylish ways how you can increase much-needed visual interest in your living room design while making it unique to your home at the same time.
We like the fact that the living room shown above uses a number of two-tone patterns side by side to create a rich and stimulating area that is full of personality and considered elegance. Follow your example by carefully paying attention to consistency and scaling of your color palette and print combinations, as every element, especially in a small living room, should harmonize with one another.
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