We always love a collection of sofas in vivaciously different hues while talking about colorful couches and this section offers precisely that! Ravishing red seems a touch risky as a choice for your sofa, but get it right and you have a sophisticated, modern living room full of flair. The red sofa works well with white when it has a comfy, tufted design and blends in with hints of black to deliver a masculine vibe when draped in leather. It is the choice between the different materials that makes as much of an impact as the color itself.
Why waste all that vertical space on offer in your living or dining room by choosing bookshelves that barely stand a few feet tall? Modern masterpieces like the one below ensure that you never have to again worry about finding space for the new bestseller at your home! These gigantic bookshelves also create a stunning backdrop in the living room and generally seem most at home in loft-style residences and industrial apartments. Throw in a library ladder or even a mezzanine-style, metallic walkway, and you have a home library / living room that would be the envy of every bibliophile.
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!
Colorful sofas have become much more accepted in recent times with neutral interiors allowing a bright and colorful sofa to shine through visually. Since living room backgrounds are becoming ‘increasingly colorless’, the onus of bringing excitement and brightness to the space seems to fall on the furniture that you bring in. This is precisely where a brightly colored sofa comes in handy. From brilliant red to bold blue and sunny yellow, here is a look at the best and latest finds that we have unearthed for you. Enjoy the flamboyant feast
The feeling that beige captures so well is one of comfort and security that we all yearn for within our homes. Emphasise that feeling by adding some wooden pieces to your neutral living room. A relaxing atmosphere by the fireplace calls for a color palette that knows how to channel tranquility. You could hardly find a better choice than beige. There are plenty of beige hues to play with, from soft cream to dark sand. You can easily layer them within one room and awaken the traditional ambiance. Use the brightest hues of beige to capitalize on the room’s incredible lightness, but balance the scale by framing some wall art in black frames.
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.
If you have noticed it already, then wooden décor is on a grand comeback in recent months. It does not matter if your living room has a contemporary vibe or a cozy rustic appeal; décor in wood seems to find space in almost every living room these days. It is the silhouette of the décor that determines its style and an all-wood entertainment center with a cool TV stand, additional wooden cabinets and wall-mounted floating shelves can feel as much at home in a modern living room as it does in one with traditional flair. Just browse through the classic and yet timeless choices from the likes of ercol or Hartmann and you will not be disappointed.
We always advice our readers to think beyond the confines of the square footage of their home and to harness all that additional space which those walls have to offer. Wall-mounted décor not only frees up precious foot space, but these cool floating cabinets, shelves and modular units also give the living room a more cheerful, breezy ambiance. They undoubtedly cut back on visual clutter and you can even use them to introduce new patterns, textures and sculptural features. Just remember though that you might not want to go berserk with wall-mounted modular units in smaller living rooms as they can easily seem overbearing when done wrong.
A gorgeous wooden accent wall can offer much more than just textural contrast in a contemporary interior dominated by polished finishes. A fabulous curved accent wall like the one below brings with it loads of intrigue and a touch of 3D beauty that brings the interior alive. The wavy strips of wood that hold both the television and the shelves around it seem like a work of modern art as they elevate the style quotient of the dashing apartment in Columbia.
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.