The modern decoration embraces combinations of shapes, colors, and textures that blend to create a comfortable and friendly space, where we feel relaxed, in good spirits and inspired. Here are some ideas for decorating modern living rooms 2018.
Modern Living Room Trends 2018
In 2018 there will be a burst of vibrant and vital color, so one thing is certain: the decoration of the living rooms will not be boring at all.
Colors and materials of living rooms
The color will be seen on chairs, armchairs, sofas, and accessories, as well as tables and lights. And the modern classic models, whether Cassina, Ligne Roset or Thonet, return to be protagonists thanks to the updated colors, which become one of the most distinctive trends this year.
A single piece of furniture in a distinctive color may be enough to revitalize the aesthetics of any space. Also notable is the strong and playful presence of pastel colors. We can see sunny yellow or lemon yellow, red-orange or green in all its varieties.
Another intriguing and profound trend is a combination of green pine, mustard, royal blue or burgundy red, which form an interior style inspired by the Vienna living rooms of the twentieth century.
And speaking of baroque influence and richness in textures, we must turn our attention to the use of rich materials such as velvet, different shiny metal surfaces and the addition of dark wood. Satin gold or brushed brass can also contribute to this type of decoration. While the use of bronze was highlighted in recent years, we are now seeing more shades of gold and brass. That puts a strong emphasis on the splendor of the interior in our home.
The combination of the modern Scandinavian style and the charm of vintage, when composed with a dash of gold can give a sense of luxury and nobility that is unmistakable.
Design of living room furniture
Inspiration inspired by pieces of vintage furniture is observed in almost all the collections of the most renowned brands. The use of new materials, new technologies and aesthetics are inspired by designs that remain in the time. This makes the interior design much richer and more entertaining. These new designs have sprinkled with confidence different times, taking ideas, prints and solutions of the forties, fifties, or of the seventies and that are bringing great variety and exuberance of forms.
However, this rethinking and reincarnation of furniture design show its unique contemporary direction: the sofas expand and stretch, the seats are large and fluffy. Inviting comfort and leisure, the new trend in armchairs indicates that they are large, swollen and fluffy, as an expression of modern life, where people return home after a busy day and want to rest and feel comfortable. The atmosphere should be luxurious and elegant.
With regard to the shelves, when they are located in the living room, can cover a whole wall without being too overwhelming and offer functionalism and style at the same time. In this case, the installation of the shelf can also be mobile, airy and elegant, and can also serve as a room separator. Modular systems are very versatile, that in a minimalist language, can accommodate all the pieces of entertainment.
The coffee tables and sideboards also offer a world of originality and versatility. Marble, wood, and metal, geometric and linear with unexpected rounded curves, can contribute their granite of sand to form a spectacular living room like the ones we see in these images.
Textiles and carpets
For a pleasant life and a vital interior composition, we need contrast and dynamism, and the textiles we use cannot help to achieve this. If the walls are monochrome and colorless, you can add vitality using accents of yellow, green, pink or blue.
Lighting and wallpaper
All small and not so small details in the rest of the room composition, such as art objects, wallpaper, ceramics or lamps, are composed of fashionable materials: steel, marble or wood, glossy brass or satin gold. How to combine them and create a chic mix? Take a look at some of these examples.
The modern hall is characterized by simplicity and minimalism. The furniture has clean lines and there are no unnecessary details or decorations. The inspiration is based on the practicality, the functionality and the capacity to save space, creating a well ventilated and spacious decoration.
The color palette is usually based on soft and warm colors like beige and brown. You can enter the color by means of some accent pieces. They can take the form of furniture or decorative elements, such as cushions or rugs.
Another very important element in modern living rooms is modular furniture. They allow a flexible interior and a configuration according to personal tastes and preferences. They are very practical and versatile since they allow to reorganize the decoration with ease.
You can also manage the contrast between the old and the modern. For example, some rustic or period touches can add great aesthetic interest in the living room.
The glass is a material widely used in modern interiors. Its transparency makes it very versatile and can be easily coordinated with minimalist decorations. A glossy finish on the furniture would help make the room look stylish.
Since interior design should be simple and clean, many designers use contrasts to create focal points, for example, a modern space with industrial touches, or by means of color, for example, a room where white predominates, with some touches of black color
Another element that characterizes this type of spaces are the large windows, which let in lots of natural light and also allow beautiful views outdoors.
Modern living room colors
Modern living rooms in white color schemes
We will show you some of the many ways to use white as the predominant color in a room. Some designs have accents in color, others are quite purist, others use a minimalist style of modern design and others are rather eclectic.
A blank living room does not necessarily mean you have to remove all the colors. You can paint the wooden floor or white walls and buy a white sofa. It can be complemented with a brightly colored coffee table or chair. It is recommended not to choose a white carpet as it is very difficult to maintain it. For a rug, it is best to use neutral colors or a colorful rug.
White lounges also look spectacular if combined with neutral colors. In this way, we can create an environment where the chiaroscuro forms interesting reliefs and dimensions. These colors also help to highlight the textures that make up the room.
Monochromatic in neutral tones
Many who enjoy the monochromatic decoration can take it to their living rooms to achieve the purest modern style.
Monochromatic in lively colors
Combination of neutrals with touches of color
It is perfect to maintain a monochrome room and add interest, for example, with a flower decoration on the wall.
This other proposal is perfect to create a climate of calm and relaxation, where a strong commitment is made to the color of gray and takes advantage of the red notes of the carpet and lamp.
A small space can still be a statement of style if you have good taste in the furniture and you add a lot of white and some hint of color in decorating elements.
Mix of colors
A very good way to achieve a contemporary room is to bet on original furniture, vibrant color accessories and modern textures like velvet.
Using brightly colored colors only in furniture is a way to add color to a monochromatic environment and add modernity to a room. Complements such as contemporary art and leather furniture are perfect for generating a modern ambiance.
Inspired by nature, using green accessories and organic shapes is always in fashion. Using original furniture as well.
The combination of white, red and black also ensures a modern environment. To also be sophisticated, keep the walls white and add illustrations that help a modern setting.
Color is a way to generate a modern atmosphere. Combined a bright furnishings and a neutral carpet not to overload the room.
Wearing black upholstery is synonymous with modernity. Combined with vibrant colors, original patterns, and storage shelves, you will achieve a very modern retro space.
Lighting in modern living rooms
A well-lit room is a perfect example of modernity. Large windows, high ceilings, and low furniture are a summary of modern design.
Modern living room materials
You can achieve this elegant living room by coating its wooden walls and opting for dark furniture.
The leather upholstery in chocolate and the walls in dark brown wood, create an elegant, refined and very sophisticated living room.
This luxury penthouse combines the glamor of white marble and the large windows with modern, simple furnishings and a hairy carpet.
The cement and the wood can fuse surprisingly, to recreate an elegant space and not at all cold, as is often thought.
Modern minimalist living rooms
A modern room does not have to have many elements. Only with leather sofas, a plasma TV and maintaining the room with neutral colors, you will achieve a very modern space.
Ethnic Modern Living rooms
The ethnic style is probably one of the most successful decorative models in recent years, boosted by its warmth, good taste and, above all, the exoticism it transmits, giving a clear image of fineness mixed with a search for decorative tendencies more natural. Now, few will have seen what happens from the conjunction of this style with the modern, so that next we will see some living rooms ethnic and modern style.
Basically what happened was that many people were not encouraged to make ethnic decorations, however costly they were, preventing them from achieving the designs that had been projected, either because of their value or availability.
That is why the designers sought the way to convey the style, avoiding many decorative accessories that at first glance would seem fundamental to the decoration, but that time proved otherwise. They emphasized the typical colors and textures representative of East, Southeast Asia, and Africa, and any of these barely added a representative decorative element.
As you can see, the result is fantastic, as the combination of earth colors for African styles, as well as the red with black and gray for the oriental models, have generated really fantastic spaces, dominated by furniture rich in textures, but loaded with a clear modern accent.
Modern living rooms with fireplace
The living room is a very special space, and it is very important to achieve maximum comfort. A modern fireplace provides warmth and comfort. It is characterized by its simplicity and contemporary appearance, and its glass panel offers a beautiful view of the fire.
During the night, the living room fireplace becomes a central place in the home. They do not take up much space and allow you to economize heating bills. Even if you have a small living room, you can have a fireplace to enjoy its nice warmth.
A fireplace creates a special atmosphere and provides a better quality of life. Next, to the fireplace, you can add the furniture to sit and read the favorite books or just relax quietly.
Small modern living rooms
In small rooms, it is advisable to use white or another luminous color as predominant, to visually enlarge the space. Corner sofas are also an excellent solution. You can also consider enlarging a window. This will give the feeling of breadth.
Large modern living rooms
Long modern living rooms
In this type of living room, it is advisable to use shallow sofas, and place it against the wall. To break the length a little, it is advisable to place two small armchairs on both sides and a central table, accompanied by decorative objects.
Celebrity living rooms
We all have the curiosity to know how the homes of celebrities are, whether they have good taste or not, whether they are simple or not. Here are the living rooms of some of the most famous personalities of the moment, such as Reese Witherspoon (A Very Legal Blonde), Rachel Bilson (Jumper) and Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen, among others. In all the examples you can see a normal environment, where most of us would not have problems adapting.
Rachel’s house has everything we can expect. Located in the hills of Los Angeles, the living room combines the bohemian with the elegance of a discreet style.
Also in the State of California is the Witherspoon ranch. It has beautiful architecture and an impressive setting. You can even notice a Renaissance Spanish touch, such as plaster walls and vaulted ceilings.
Always in the same area, we see the living room of Nate Berkus, with a healthy mix of vintage and new, very modern and fresh.
While most Hollywood stars prefer to live in a big way, Vincent Kartheiser is one of the few exceptions. Your house has “only” 580 square meters, but it is his room that takes all eyes. Totally decorated to give it a cool atmosphere from the middle of last century.
Although the whole house of Gisele leaves us with the mouth open, it is the living room that surprises us. Comfortable seating, outdoor fireplace, and giant glass doors. Undoubtedly it is a space where we can stay all day.