Use the new year to update your living room with the best living room trends for 2019 as predicted by the interior designers at Décor aid. From a fresh take on ceilings to essential console tables, here’s everything you need to know to keep your most commonly used and seen rooms on-trend.
SECTION THE SPACE
Section your living room using furniture to create a multi-functional yet cohesive living space. And since common rooms are more and more often paired together to create the biggest space possible, you’ll have an easier time defining the purpose of each area.
COMPACT SIDE TABLES
Free up space in your living room with petite side tables that make for stylish ways to inexpensively bring in new focal points in your living room.
When it comes to smaller living rooms or corners in larger ones, a set of coordinating nesting tables is great for quickly opening up the room for more guests since you can easily move them around. And, they’re much more affordable than many coffee tables.
ONE-OF-A-KIND CONSOLE TABLES
Though they can be an investment, the more unique a console table is in design, the better as it will work as a stunning focal point in your living room, or any room for that matter.
CUT OUT THE COUCH
By skipping a sofa altogether and going for a mix of various seating styles, you’ll make your living room appear much larger than it is while having more money to spend on other elements since a sofa is usually the most expensive furnishing in a living room.
Plush, sumptuous jewel-toned velvet has made a huge comeback in the interior design world as of late and for good reason. Velvet is much more comfortable, is sturdier, and lends a living room a more sophisticated spirit than any other upholstery fabric around. And it boasts a timeless appeal that will never go out of style.
Go for bold with the trending return of maximalism for a warmer take on living room decor than spartan minimalism. Plus, you’ll find that you have so much more freedom when you can bring in as many well-designed objects as you think looks right.
Surprise guests with unconventional and unexpected plays on various scales with furnishings brilliantly juxtaposed with one another to add needed depth to your living room.
Create a distinctly cozy and charming living room by developing an inviting parlor-like feel by sourcing a variety of seating in the same scale and height, all facing each other in a circular pattern.
WALL LAMPS AND SCONCES
Refresh your living room lighting with on-trend wall sconces and lamps – even better when in a timeless yet unexpected matte black finish instead of the expected brass or silver.
The inspiration for decorating your most used and seen common spaces should always be finding fresh alternatives to make it feel like there’s no other room in the world like it. Sometimes all it takes is a little ingenuity, and sometimes unique furnishings, like an on-trend chaise lounge can make all the difference.
ADD AN INTERESTING MOBILE
Long overlooked, 3D hanging mobiles make for a stylish yet playful way to add visual interest in your living room to make it all the more unique to your home. And for a modern take on the living room trend, a vintage-inspired Mid-Century Modern abstract mobile will instantly work wonders while captivating guests.
One of the easiest living room trends of them all is the return to tonal harmony where everything in the room is a related shade for a timeless effect. By going tonal you’ll have a much easier time bringing everything together while sticking to a color that you feel really drawn to.
While a bright room always looks larger, there’s something to be said about darker, moodier tones that’ll lend your living room a polished, handsome vibe. And though a dark wall may be too much of a gamble for your home, bring in more dramatic hues with accessories and extras to set the tone.
For a richly layered and lively feel, do juxtapose furnishing styles, patterns, and prints for a heady mix of beautiful elements that are sure to make your living room feel well-judged and one of a kind.
SKIP THE COFFEE TABLE
If you’re short on space or want a more intriguing take on expected living room decor ideas, ottomans and easy to move nesting tables make for a wonderful alternative to coffee tables.
By skipping out on a coffee table altogether you’ll make your living room appear larger while allowing the eye to focus on other distinctive focal points.
ADD A UNIQUE SCREEN
Used as a partition or simply as a decorative accent, the return of screens makes for an easy way to add elegant pattern and play in your living room design. Screens not only help to create privacy and block sunlight, but they’ll also work to make your living room feel one of a kind when you source a vintage screen.
While the living room interior design pictured above may come off as heavy-handed, there’s something about the enviable harmony throughout that’s inspiring.
Take a cue from it and create a lush living room that’s warm and inviting with layers of furnishings and decor for a well-judged look.
With all eyes on the return of the colorful, spirited, and avant-garde design style Memphis, expect to see more playful and irreverent elements gaining popularity in the interior design world.
And while a full on take on Memphis styling will make your home look dated, do bring in inspiring notes that touch on the trend in small doses like linens, pillows, and throws.
BLEND FROM ROOM TO ROOM
For consistency throughout your common areas, find common design threads to tie all of the rooms together for a harmonious look that will help keep everything from feeling random.
RETHINK YOUR CEILING
For another take on living room design that no one else will have, think about making a statement with an often neglected area – your ceiling.
From graphic color blocks to an unexpected color, a surprising ceiling treatment will make your living room all the more unique to you.
It should go without saying that mirrors are essential in any room and that you can find stylish ones affordably with ease.
From mirrored accessories to unique wall mirrors, it pays to bring in high-shine reflective surfaces in your living room as they’ll help to make the space appear larger and brighter, and everything in it more expensive.
As the popularity of minimalism continues to diminish alongside the return to warm maximalism, bold graphic prints look all the more viable.
Follow suit and bring in striking graphics and carefully juxtapose them together for a unique and memorable feel.
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