In this week’s article, we talk about living room design ideas. The living room is the first place you, or your guests, see when they step into your home. The living room also speaks a lot about one’s design aesthetic. Being in the central and most-frequented location in the house, the living room is crucial in setting the vibe you want your home to exude.
Whether you’re into eclectic design or minimalism, your living room is a good space for you to explore your personal tastes. Play around with colour palettes, statement art, furniture and light fixtures to find the best fit for your home.
Now let’s go straight into 15 inspirational living room design ideas! Hopefully, you’ll find one that’s your cup of tea.
If you’re into natural spaces and want your home to be filled with greenery, this is for you! Try to stick to a minimal colour palette, such as white and grey, and fill those empty spaces with plants. Your fern, forest green and moss will help to add a touch of natural luxury to the living room. To make it classier, add a little bit of gold decorative pieces or gold accents to the predominantly white living room design.
We all know how popular Muji is, and yes, this is influencing a lot of living room design ideas today! Muji-looking homes use a lot of natural elements, such as wooden furniture, hanging plants and knitted rugs. This palette will definitely make your home cosier than anything else!
A little bit of that American vibe, yes! Add in pops of bold colors – pink, red, blue or yellow, your pick! – to make your home vibrant. We would suggest going for white walls or a light muted colour for your walls and flooring. This way, the furniture and decor that you pick can be a little wilder as striking focal points! Play around with textures too to add more depth into your living room.
This style of interior design was especially popular during the 1940s, hence the term ‘mid-century’. For apparent reasons, it remains popular in modern design up till today. The mid-century design consists of clean lines and little ornamentation.
Generally, you could use unique pieces of furniture or source for vintage home decorations to help! Give your living room a contemporary twist of timelessness with some statement art.
The industrial look is well-known for its open layout, high ceilings, visible ducts and pipes and brick accent walls. Typically, colour schemes fall within the grey, white and black shades. Hence, concrete is a commonly-used material for both flooring, ceiling and walls. Those who like wood might add that into your living room ideas for a unique twist.
An industrial concept should have few walls to separate spaces. One room should flow smoothly to the next, and the key is to get as much natural light as possible. If you have a mezzanine or wish to install one in your home, an industrial concept will fit nicely!
Want to live out your inner geek dreams? Well, look no further. The living room is a great space for you to boast your collections of sophisticated books.
Construct built-in bookcases to store all your books, notes and refined collections. Add an interesting tapestry or rug to make the room look more dynamic. Opt for leather armchairs or furniture for a classy and modern living room. Contemporary floor lamps would add a nice touch to the living room as well.
Haven’t heard of the term negative space? Negative spaces make rooms look larger than they are. If you’re into this, go for a light gray colour scheme and add minimal furniture to not clutter the living room. Velvet sofas of muted color schemes could work well in this particular floor plan design.
Use see-through furniture and glass in things like your coffee table, side table or dining chairs. This will make small spaces feel bigger than they actually are!
Who said living room art cannot be 3D? Gallery walls are amazing, but a 3D statement piece offers a lot more visual interest and adds life to your living room.
Have a vase, plant or sophisticated sculpture you want to display? Put it on a pedestal (literally) like the ones you’d see in an art gallery or museum. These can be found in luxury furniture stores or even online. They add a classy feel to your living room, but just exercise care if you are living with the young or the elderly!
We hope you’ve gained some inspiration for your living room design ideas. Looking to give your living room a makeover? Contact us today for a free consultation!