The living room is arguably the most important room in the home. It is the place we allow ourselves to unwind at the end of a hard day; a place filled with familiar comfort. No judgment or expectations await, just the opportunity to sit and relax or even entertain friends. With this in mind, it is vital to choose an indoor arrangement that suits your personal taste and needs. 2016 has brought with it a number of stunning interior trends – which one will you choose?
Bold & Bright
Dare to go bold. Try revamping your living room with psychedelic colours that lift the tone of the room. Mixing clashing colours with bold prints has become a popular trend this season, all with the intention of bringing notions of cheer and whimsy into our living spaces. A number of our prestigious brands have catered to this inclination, providing dramatically bright furniture and home accessories. Choosing a decoratively designed rug or wallpaper design is a good way to set the tone of the room and base your colour scheme on. See below our stylish products that will allow you to recreate the look in your own living room:
This arrangement by Artifort (left) makes the lively aqua chairs the central point of the room and mimics the tone in the surrounding accessories. This enables each separate piece to complement one another without being too garish. They have incorporated patterned cushions with elements of green, along with subtle splashes of red and pink across the space for a glorious result.
Our selection of vibrant furnishings are bursting with energy and will transfer this feeling into your home. We have been inspired by Artifort's fearless chair design and have therefore based our scheme around this item. Its iconic style and energetic colouring mean it will liven any interior. The soft furnishings mirror the vibrancy of the chair's colouring. The Moroso sofa involves a slightly muted tone so as not to overpower the aesthetic, this was matched with a similar shaded rug for a cosy effect. Finally we have selected a dark wooden coffee table by Hamilton Conte to unite the pieces. These beautiful items work together harmoniously to create a fun and quirky feel.
This refined setup by Innermost is defined by the gold metal accents that are dotted around, along with the dark wood coffee table which anchors the room’s scheme. The arrangement would be most effective within an newer property in need of some additional character. The seating area is softened with a light rug which makes this section feel more intimate and social. There is also a wonderful mixture of textures which seem to complement one another; the soft aspects of the neutral cushions, the individual spokes of the metallic lightshade and the marble fireplace. Each of these luxurious materials manage to enrich one another and add to the overall air of elegance. If you intend to decorate your living room with this particular scheme in mind, it is essential to select high-quality materials to fill your space. You’ll notice that Innermost have utilised all of the wall space, from floor to ceiling. By doing so they have made the high ceiling more apparent and the space seems larger. Use oversized mirrors with
If you are not partial to a flashy aesthetic that involves grouping furniture with detailed accessories, why not try designing your living room décor around a contrasting concept like Minimalism? Clean lines and simple designs mean this scheme isn’t overbearing or loud in its effect. If you wish to lose yourself within a tranquil space, the clean and simple approach is the form that we suggest you adopt. The majority of minimalistic arrangements involve plain walls in washed out shades; this provides a blank canvas in which to style your space. Ideally it is best to choose one or two statement pieces, either with bold lines or an iconic pattern. The rest of the furnishings should be plain and simple so as not to clutter the space or impose on the ambience. Being selective with the dramatic elements will mean they will be more eye-catching within the room.
These two arrangements by Creative Mary (left) and Misura Emme (right) reveal a dark and light interpretation of minimalist interior design. In each case they have matched the sofa’s colour with that of the walls to increase the sense of space. The arrangement (left) involves a striking floor-lamp, vibrant cushions and a decorative frame as their stand-out pieces. The other (right) has included a marble table, striking teal-coloured cushions and metallic lampshades to add intrigue. Both dark and light minimalist themes have created a calm and cosy atmosphere.