If you’ve heard the saying “Change is the only constant” a hundred times by now, you’ve heard right. Look around, and you see everyone constantly trying to keep up with the times, staying ahead of the curve and following latest trends like their lives depend on it. But when it comes to living room design ideas, how would you define modern? Here’s where we step in – giving you a definitive guide to modern and classy living. Read on to know more:
Use Imaginative Furniture
The phrase ‘modern living’ has a certain inclination toward a sleek, stylish and innovative design experience. A traditional living room layout would ideally consist of sofas, coffee tables, side tables, a TV area and probably a carpet. You can stick to this layout, but switch it up by changing the type of furniture design. By opting for a coloured couch instead of a plain shade, you can make it your statement piece. Have a look at our Mili living room package for inspiration.
Make it chic and inviting
A few potted plants or a couple of tastefully placed succulents can add a fresh feel to your living room. Mix this with a pop of coloured cushions and a chic coffee table. You can even keep your couch against a coloured wall with a few mismatched frames, and you have now achieved a sharp and urban look for your living room.
Have an All White Palette
White, as we know it, has a tendency to create an expansive feeling, when used in abundance. Pair this with sleek lighting and clean lines, and you have all the essentials required for a modern living room. The other good thing about a white space that it gives everything else in the room, a chance to stand out clearly.
Take advantage of natural lighting
Natural lighting makes a room look bright, open and airy. Designing your modern living room around a large window, under a skylight or opening into a balcony, can really change the aesthetic. Rearrange existing furniture and find the configuration that brings out natural lighting in the best way.
Create a fusion look
Blend a traditional living room with a contemporary design, or make it ‘transitional’ as the trend is going around. If you have a conventional sofa seating arrangement, spruce up the coffee table, the wall art and add some pieces like an ottoman, or a Scandinavian rug. This eclectic style really draws attention to the unusual pieces, while also highlighting the traditional ones.
Remember that your living room is a reflection of ‘you,’ and you will be seeing it everyday first thing when you enter the home; so decorate it to match your own unique personality.