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.
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.
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.
We have highlighted Danish Kvadrat cloth or textiles before but their Clouds innovation is something else! This creative tile notion named Kvadrat Clouds lets out the artist in you. The single tiles can be collected together using unusual rubber bands. Each detail also comes with crease lines which allow you to manipulate the tile reminiscent of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. Large complex pieces can thus be made – as installations or as wall or ceiling art. With two separate textiles in 7 colors, the permutations are enormous. For you promising architectural types out there, this is your chance to express yourself in your home or office! Kvadrat Clouds is designed by Ronan also Erwan Bouroullec. You can inspect for a local stockist through the Ligne Roset website.