How Designers Are Re-Creating the Meaning of Living Room

In the last few years, we have seen a number of home decor trends evolve. This offers homeowners a lot of inspiration to change up their spaces to make it more suitable for today’s needs. Moving further in this new decade, we’ve come across certain living room themes that designers are implementing in their projects. Here are just some of them.

1. DIY’s big come back

There’s no doubt that the current pandemic has affected the way we live. Many designers have taken on the lead in inspiring stuck homeowners to decorate their homes with what they have. Hardware stores have seen a rise in sales as people undertake DIY projects in their homes whether it’s refurbishing an old coffee table or building a wooden art frame for the living room.

2. Interest in nature

You can bring nature indoors in your home by incorporating a few natural elements. Indoor plants are an obvious choice and they have been quite a trend in the last few years but there are other items you can add as well such as rattan-made accessories, wooden furniture, and linen upholstery.

3. Love for linens

Speaking of linens, designers have definitely taken an interest in this fabric not only for its sustainable nature but because it gives a more relaxed informal feel. Opt for linens in neutral colors like grey, natural, or stonewash and incorporate these in items such as your sofa, rugs, and curtains. 

4. Trying bold colors

Minimalism became the trend in the early 2010s but these days, individuality has taken centerfold. With that, people are embracing their personal style which translates to more bold choices when it comes to home decor. A sofa can add flair to your home but you can take it a step further by opting for trendy colors like deep green or terracotta? Decluttering is still certainly in but homeowners are not afraid to opt for items that reflect their tastes. 

5. Vintage accents

As we’ve mentioned, people are still into decluttering their homes. This means you’ll find a lot of vintage gems for sale at the secondhand market. Designers are seeing more decor that gives a nod to the vintage-like ornate chairs, lamps, and vases. To pull this off, you want to only use a few key statement pieces so it doesn’t look too overdone.

6. One-of -a-kind pieces

Because people are getting more personalized in their style, designers expect to see more customized furniture in people’s living rooms. Homeowners will want to be able to decide on the shape, color, and pattern of their decor –something that will feel unique to them and their spaces. This can be achieved by undertaking DIY projects or having it done by a professional builder. 

7. Modern luxe at a friendly price

Gone are the days where you have to spend thousands of dollars to create a luxurious ambiance in your home. There are plenty of ways to achieve it such as shopping for secondhand furniture, refurbishing it, and focusing on the details. Then there’s shops like Ikea and Urban Outfitters where you can buy beautiful, modern furniture for cheap. 

8. Creating a sense of calm

We live in a loud, busy world and having that one place where you can escape and relax is more important than ever. The living room isn’t just a space to watch TV or entertain guests anymore, it can also be a place of rest. Designers urge homeowners to focus on creating a sense of calm in this space. Choose relaxing palettes, add plants, bring in comfy cushions, embrace natural light. These are just some of the ways you can transform the living room into a space you actually want to hang out in. 

Which of these tips are you going to try out in your living room?

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