AS MULTIFUNCTIONAL SPACES FOR ENTERTAINMENT, HOSPITALITY AND RELAXATION, LIVING ROOMS ARE ONE OF THE MOST TRAFFICKED AREAS OF OUR ENTIRE HOME.
If you’re looking to spruce up your home with some new decor, we can’t think of any place that deserves a little extra love as much as the living room. That’s why we’re excited to share some living room accents and trends that will give your space a refresh.
You have our permission to lean in (or out) of these expert-approved ideas as much as you want. At the end of the day, your home is a place to express yourself and create your own version of style.
NOW IS THE TIME TO PULL THE TRIGGER ON THAT FUNKY CURVED COFFEE TABLE OR SOFA YOU’VE BEEN EYEING
While the sharp lines of mid-century modern will never go out of style, more and more decor trends are leaning toward soft furniture silhouettes and dramatic curved shapes. Anything with a waterfall edge creates just the right amount of contrast against more natural-looking pieces. Curved furniture creates a cozy yet stylish space and can even double as art!
LOADS OF DIFFERENT TEXTURES AND EXAGGERATED PATTERNS
EVEN THE MOST NEUTRAL- INSPIRED HOMES NEED SOME BOLD MATERIALS AND PATTERN-HEAVY ELEMENTS.
Say hello to the unique, exaggerated home decor moments—from statement-making wallpaper to velvety-soft fabrics.
Committing to a specific texture or pattern can feel intimidating, especially when it’s something difficult to remove like wallpaper, or expensive like window treatments. Luckily, there are many ways to incorporate patterns into your living room that don’t involve covering the walls floor-to-ceiling. Mix and match textures and patterns of throw pillows, layer rugs and don’t forget the throw blankets. When it comes to wall art, try canvas prints, woodwork or digital art. Patterns and textures are a great way to add personality to your living room!
YOU CAN EXPECT SUSTAINABILITY TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF EVERY HOME DECOR TREND IN THE YEARS TO COME.
From furniture to counters, consumers are looking towards more innovative products designed with sustainability in mind.
Products made of natural materials like bamboo, cork and stone are becoming more widely available to the everyday consumer. But don’t worry about sacrificing style — since sustainability is an entire movement (not just a trend), you’ll have no problemfinding options for sustainable and natural products that fit your home. You can also embrace this style with green technology like energy-efficient appliances, LED lights and smart thermostats.
PARISIAN-INSPIRED FOCAL POINTS
IF YOUR PASSPORT IS CURRENTLY COLLECTING COBWEBS, BRING THE EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE INTO YOUR HOME INSTEAD!
Design trends are leaning toward modern interpretations of a Parisian-inspired aesthetic.
Incorporate living room accents using pastels and metallics — like a translucent coffee table with an iridescent crystal as the centerpiece. This will brighten up the space and bring a dreamy, warm atmosphere indicative of the classic Parisian look.
BLACK PAINT AND MOODY TONES
A TOUCH OF BLACK PAINT IN YOUR LIVING ROOM IS THE PERFECT WAY TO ADD IN SOME DEPTH AND DRAMA. PLUS, IT WILL MAKE YOUR INTERIOR STYLE FEEL ULTRA-SOPHISTICATED.
For a statement wall, use a fully saturated black in a high-gloss finish. The Sherwin Williams shade “Tricorn Black” is ideal for this situation. You could even add some wall molding for an extra pop. If you’re fully committed to paintingall four walls, use a soft black color with blue-gray undertones. Benjamin Moore’s “Soot,” for example, is the perfect amount of moody without being too cold.
CLASHING COLOR COMBINATIONS
EVER THINK TO PAIR HOT PINK WITH A BRIGHT TURQUOISE?
Sounds completely nuts at first, but carefully considered color combinations can create the most joyful living space. Think: minty green with marigold or lavender with a soft yellow.
The key here is balance. Use neutral tones as your foundation and offset them with bold hues in dedicated places. The accent piece could be something as minor as a yellow lampshade or as major as a bright pink couch. If you’re into funky, out-of-the-box home decor, color-clashing accents are the way to go!
GREEN COLOR PALETTE
GREEN PAINT IS QUICKLY TURNING INTO THE NEW NEUTRAL.
Don’t take our word for it! Ask the folks over at Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams about their bestsellers lately.
If you’re interested in repainting your living room, aim for calming shades like emerald or sage that will bring a sense of rejuvenation and tranquility into the space. Whatever you do, avoid lime green at all costs.
LUXURY STYLE MINIMALISM
ONE OF THE PRIMARY HOME TRENDS RIGHT NOW IS A MINIMALISTIC AESTHETIC.
The concept of luxe minimalism includes a ton of natural materials (e.g., marble, wood and terracotta) and a neutral color palette with shades of cream, white and gray. The goal is to create a sense of calmness in the space, without making it feel too bare.
For a warm and inviting, yet minimalist, vibe, add a white, sherpa-lined couch or accent chairs. This will maintain the neutral shades of the color palette while adding some dimension and texture back into the living space. Or you could incorporate darker hues with a black, marble-top coffee table or vintage, oversized vases in a dark gray color. These contrasting elements will keep things interesting without losing the main aesthetic.
THE GRANDMILLENNIAL PHENOMENON IS CURRENTLY HAVING A MOMENT, AND WE DON’T SEE IT GOING ANYWHERE ANYTIME SOON.
Essentially, younger generations are embracing the traditional design that was once popular during our grandparents’ era — of course, with a fresh twist. Think: floral wallpaper, skirted tables, patterned upholstery and dark wood furniture.
You can find antique pieces by scouring thrift stores, estate sales or some secondhand marketplaces online. Nowadays, many popular brands are even incorporating fresh and unique perspectives on this style.
IF YOU WANT TO TAKE
SUSTAINABLE DECOR EVEN FURTHER, BIOPHILIC DESIGN MIGHT BE JUST WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR.
Its main goal is to seamlessly integrate the natural world into our homes and workplaces. This style isn’t all about looks — it’s also shown to improve mental and physical health and productivity.