The living room is at the heart of every home as a place to gather and unwind, to hang out with friends and relax with family. Getting the look just right isn’t an easy task. After all, you want to create a living room decor you can feel truly relaxed in, but which at the same time shows off your style credentials. Every pick, from the sofa to the wall color, needs to be carefully considered – and that’s where studying the latest trends can really help. Take a look at these ideas that will be playing a key role in how to decor our living room design this year.
When it comes to living room furniture, both fabric and color choices are becoming bolder. Velvet has been on the radar for a few years, but it’s 2018 that sees it really shine. This luxurious fabric oozes a warming quality, especially on sofas – it has that tactile appeal that instantly draws you in.
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The return of TV units
The fad of giant plasma TVs mounted to walls is finally going out of style. Wall-mounted televisions are good news from a space-saving point of view, but not great for style credentials or practicality – you can’t rearrange furniture as freely if the TV is secured in place. The TV unit has made a glorious comeback, this year more than ever.
‘A key living room trend for spring/summer is accessorizing using plants and greenery.’ informs Amy Peacock, head of homeware at Urban Outfitters. ‘From small cacti and succulents to hanging foliage and larger potted plants, greenery can completely transform any living space for the summertime. Whether used in abundance or as a minimalistic finishing touch, both can be equally impactful.’
Forget feature walls – this year is all about feature floors! While wooden flooring has taken center stage in many homes over the years, there is still a desire for carpets when it comes to creating a cozy living room. Brintons has revealed a dramatic rise in sales in the last few years, particularly of patterned carpets.
Corner sofas and occasional chairs
Velvet may be the fabric of the season, but a classic corner arrangement still rules the roost when it comes to sofa design.