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Choose Your Style with These Living Room Ideas

living room design ideasYour living room is more than just a place where you entertain your guests. With the right decor, it can be transformed into a warm, comfortable, and inviting space your family and friends can enjoy as well. Here are some ideas to help you narrow down your style choices for this space.

Modern Style

If you are going for modern design, lines and space should be as minimal as possible. A modern space has fewer curves, edges, and embellishments (like nailheads accents and tufting) than other styles. Modern design includes simple straight lines, a mix of metals, wood, leather, soft fabrics, natural materials, and neutral colors.

Minimalistic Style

A minimalistic living room, or Scandinavian style, is an ideal choice for homes that are small by opening up that small space with a clean and organized look, making the space look larger than it really is. Scandinavian design takes a modern look to a new level by incorporating clean simple lines with functionality. Scandinavian is very simplistic, functional, and natural with lots of wood, clay, and natural fibers.

Traditional Style

If you love old-school living room styles, a traditional look will fit the bill. Known for being elegant and sophisticated, this style features furniture that is typically handcrafted from wood. Traditional style includes a lot of accents and embellishments like nailheads, tufting, intricate woodwork, deep color palettes, and patterned fabrics.

Cottage Style

A cottage-style living room should be designed keeping specific elements in mind. The furniture should be centered to make the space look warm and inviting. Avoid pretentious pieces and keep the ambiance humble to add to the cozy feel. Add lots of soft fabrics and pillows. Think of bringing the outdoors in with warm colors, wood, faux furs, and centering the room around the fireplace (if you have one).

Industrial Style

Industrial style incorporates the strong elements of modern design with a stronger focus on the architecture of a space. Industrial design includes simple clean lines, mixed metals, wood, glass, and leather. It has a stronger focus on exposed beams, brick, exposed ductwork, and cement. Industrial also strays slightly from modern in color – add pops of vibrant shades of red, pink, blue, or green. Draw inspiration from the architecture of the building and the views from the windows.

Bohemian Style

A Bohemian living room is one that takes advantage of rich patterns and textures to achieve a unique look. Introduce such elements in the form of wall tapestries, colorful backdrop, and rich hues in the furniture you choose for this space. Bohemian style should evoke a calm feeling by incorporating pieces that bring joy, happiness, and peace.

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