A comfortable sofa is undoubtedly the most essential piece of any living room and often ends up defining the style and the decorating scheme of the space. With open plan living growing in popularity, this extends to the style of the kitchen, dining area and the social zone as well. With that in mind, it is essential that you choose a couch that is comfortable, elegant, adapts with changing trends and also acts as the perfect focal point in an open living space. While we have nothing against bolder, more colorful sofas and sectionals, today we delve into a world that is predominantly black and white!
While most people gladly embrace white while shaping the backdrop of the living room, kitchen, bedroom or dining space, white décor is an entirely different proposition. Speaking for a strictly practical perspective, they are pretty difficult to maintain over a period of time. In a living room that sees plenty of traffic along with kids and pets constantly moving around, the white sofa is definitely a poor choice. But for those who do not have to deal with endless rush and little ones jumping around on the couch, the white sofa can bring sophistication and elegance to the living room.
A really great combination for the living room is a subtle shade of mint paired with bold golden elements. It makes the room look radiant but peaceful at the same time! For a living room decorated with much consistency, choose your decor pieces (such as cushions) wisely. Have them match your mint walls to create a similar color palette all throughout the room. Mint isn’t scared of bold and vibrant colors. It actually makes them even more outstanding and simultaneously softens the feeling of contrast better than a plain white wall! Here’s another great example of how mint can soften the contrast between colorful and neutral: the sofa pictured is plain white, set on the vibrant red rug, decorated with colorful pillows, but as your eyes catch the minty wall, the feeling of overwhelming contrast instantly disappears.
It would barely come as a surprise to anyone following early trends of 2017 that natural design elements are currently a hit among homeowners and designers alike. Wood is the undoubted leader of this pack with modern homes embracing the warmth and organic elegance of the material at its beautiful best. Be it ingenious décor, stylish accessories or even exceptional backdrops, wood is pretty much everywhere you look around! Now is definitely a great time to get in on the ‘woodsy wave’ and you can do it without completely revamping your existing living room.
They say that all trends tend to eventually fade away. But that is not always the truth, and in the case of decorating with bookshelves, you can rest assured that you are picking an option that is as timeless as it is trendy. It is easy to decorate with bookshelves, and they are much more than just aesthetic additions, as they also showcase your love for books, decorative art pieces and a whole lot more! Bookshelves need not always be filled with books. From stylish ceramics and fancy china in the dining room to indoor plants that create a wall of greenery, contemporary bookshelves can offer much more than just a space to stack your vast book collection.
A sofa in neutral hues that vary between pristine white to light browns and bluish-grays are generally the norm in most living rooms… that is, till just a few years ago! Today’s living rooms are going down a more exciting path with revitalized trends from ravishing 80s and nostalgic 70s making a grand comeback. A colorful and striking sofa is definitely a part of this exuberant new look. Visually captivating and yet still decidedly modern, here are 30 latest sofas and sectionals that combine comfort with color and panache –
Everything in this living room is a small piece of a mosaic forming a bigger picture. Each element, from the seashells to the wall gallery, is an important contributing factor to the charming coastal room. Dark woven chairs and navy blue cushions are the ideal contrast for a white interior, giving the room a feeling of balance and coziness. The subtle sandy rug reminds us of a sunny beach day! The storage chest coffee table is a unique element that feels very nautical and a little mysterious. It’s the perfect centerpiece for a living room decorated in light blue shades that resemble clear ocean water! This open and breezy room is so delightful and inviting! The natural lighting is a strong attribute that marvelously lights up the colorful furniture and corresponding plants!
A smart side table or end table is a space-savvy choice that is as much about aesthetics as it is about practicality. While there are endless choices around, we have today the 20 best and latest side and end tables out there that pack a big punch despite their small size. Delve in and find out which one works best in your own living room –
The DS-600 from de sede is an icon in its own right. Unique, sculptural and presenting an unending array of possibilities, this unmistakable sofa is for those who wish to add something truly amazing to their living space. Providing and entirely different, yet equally versatile are sofas like the Cassius Deluxe Excel Lounger that can also double as a daybed. Then there are alternatives like the sofa bed from ACTONA turns the small living room of your studio apartment into an additional guest room with ease.
Modular sofas – they are quickly becoming the next big thing in contemporary living rooms. Allowing you to use the small urban living room in multiple ways and turning the large, open living area into a more social setting, modular sofas work well in pretty much every home. Apart from allowing you to easily move around individual pieces to fashion multiple compositions, modular sofa units also give you the convenience of adding more seating with growing family needs. Adaptable, fun and undoubtedly colorful, they bring an air of playfulness to the living room.