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Living Room Design Ideas

Modern Living Room Ideas For A Modern Home

Every single design blogger, architect, interior designer, and home guru on youtube is preaching "modern," "modern," "MODERN!". It's because Modern is a broad genre of design and makes room for variety, thereby not constraining you and your sensibilities. Surely there is an official definition of this style of interior design floating somewhere, but we find it easy to understand what it is not, rather than what it is. 

Modern Living Room Design Source:

Modern design does not follow a set template - it channels the art movement that's predominant in this period. Present-day modern decor involves a whole bunch of movements- Minimalism, Bohemian, Eclecticism, Rustic, and Millenial tropic. And a common thread that we see running in modern decor is that it has an element of future pointing.  Here are some modern living room ideas for you -

Keep It Minimalistic

Modern minimal living room designSource:

Modern minimal usually espouses clean lines and a uniform color scheme. A living room that has a running color scheme across the walls, the furniture, the paintings, and light, creates those clean lines. The central theme to a minimal living room that isn't bland is to have an accent piece. It could be a sofa, could be art or even sculptural decor that is complemented by other minimal parts in the room. Minimal living rooms are not afraid of highlighting excess space, and it only makes the area look bolder and chicer. 

Living Room For Your Bohemian Soul

Modern living room design with a touch of bohemian design Source: Elle Decor

What's fantastic about bohemian themed decor is that you can use as many colors or as little color and bling as you like. Bohemian decor plays with different textures- mostly of ethnic weaves. For instance, the above design is made from a heavy-duty display of velvet and suede. To create an extra dimension, the designer has added a striped center table as well. Go bold with paintings and art since boho gives you the license to do just that. If you love putting colors, prints, and textures out there, this modern living room is for you.

Eclecticism Or Call It Mid-Century Modernism

Modern Eclectic Home

This style evolved out of a need to revive furniture and art from the mid-'50s. The plushness of metal and wood was a movement that picked up pace back then and added that element of luxury to otherwise dull rooms. Look for sofas that have wide seats and broad headboards. Add poufs as they're making a huge comeback. Eclecticism also gives you a license to play with color, but be sure to use metal accents to create a mid-century modern living room.

Rustic Living Rooms For Your Environment-Friendly Soul

Rustic living room with a touch of modern

Rustic living rooms make eco-friendly living incredibly stylish by allowing you to upcycle old family favorites. Key things to note while designing a modern rustic living room are wood accents, neutral color palette, soft furnishing, and cozy textiles. Now mix this with a couple of modern pieces, and you've got yourself a nice rustic room with a touch of modern. 

Tropical Theme For The Holiday Obsessed

Tropical modern living room idea

Millennial living has managed to sneak into the decor, and people across all generations are finding themselves turning into tropical-themed set-ups. There's not too much to do here. Pick solid colored furniture and rugs (preferably in peaches, creams, and beiges). Go for plush rug textures that ooze luxury and frame leaf prints. If you want to go bold, you can have a highlight wall that espouses these prints. For added drama, pick up neon-colored elements like the light fixtures displayed on the wall.

Decor and design have become so much more accessible than it was a few years ago. Vision boards are easy to find and quirky home elements are easy to source. We hope you find some inspiration from these ideas.

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