The living room is certainly one of the most attractive areas in every home. Relaxing, working, and socializing are just some of the many activities we practice in it. Therefore, it is very important that the living room is functional and attractive, which the newest trends from the Salone del Mobile furniture fair suggest.
Colors and Materials for the Living Room
This is the area where you need to feel comfortable, so use the trendy neutral base colors like gray, white, or brown and add accents to it. The ideal color for accents this season is yellow or green.
This story will further be highlighted by the use of natural materials such as wood and stone, as well as metal and glass. The glass is painted, and in combination with the full surfaces, it is often used to reinterpret some of the classic styles.
The metallic effects in the color of copper, gold, or aluminum are extremely trendy. You can use them in the details of furniture, but also in decorative items of large dimensions.
Contrasts are trendy elements designed to create a strong identity for the interior. They can be expressed through colors, materials, or spaces, depending on how much you want to emphasize them.
Comfortable and Ergonomic Seating Furniture
Softness and suppleness are an integral part of the trendy living room. This is certainly achieved with comfortable and ergonomic sitting sets, but also visually and with armchairs soft to the touch.
Furniture and Decorations – Patterns, Styles
Softness will also be achieved with fine carpets that should be of abstract, ethnic, or geometric patterns, and curtains and decorations that follow the style of furniture or create contrast.
Simple furniture lines are enriched with a combination of different materials and lighting effects. Apart from the TV cabinet, the use of large wall shelves, enriched with lighting and unusual details is very trendy.
Lighting Design in the Living Room
Lighting fixtures are voluminous and expressive, always in a retro style. They can be placed centrally or asymmetrically, depending on the situation, and the voluminosity is achieved by a composition of smaller connected elements.
The unavoidable element of every living room is greenery, and this year the size of the plants is very important. You will not go wrong if you bring a seedling of a tree into your home!
Author: Izabela Galovic Ninic, Architect
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