Modern ideas for living room interior designs feature cold furnishings which appeal to those with minimalistic aesthetic views. Gone are the days of interior frills and bold colors; nowadays aesthetics are little more than minimalistic appeal!
And yeah, you could paint the walls white and get purely white furniture and live in a sci-fi movie with no color or contrast but is that really the only way to get a modernized interior for your living room? It most certainly isn’t and we are about to tell you some amazing ways you can amp up your living room with a modern design without making it bland!
Choose a Neutral Base Color
According to the rules of modern interior design, the base color of your living room must always be neutral. Neutral colors add strongly to the contrast of the other colors and they add to the minimalist appeal which modern interior design is so revered for.
Commonly used neutrals include different shades of white and gray. Alternatively, you can even choose a pastel color for a softer look.
Bring in Some Contrast
A living room must always feel warm and inviting. If you have guests over and you want to take them to your living room, it should make them feel welcome and not intimidated. Rooms with a single, neutral color scheme often seem really cold to the people who set foot in there.
To eliminate this feeling of coldness, the first thing you should do is introduce some contrast of color in your living room.
By contrast, we mean to choose a secondary color that goes well with your décor and occupies around 30% of the space while the primary color takes over 60%. You could choose a different shade of the primary color or a slightly bolder color as well.
Add a Pop of Color
For a completely white or neutral background, you would be surprised to see what a little pop of color can do. And there are many ways to go about this.
For example, you can add a couple of brightly colored cushions on the couches. You can even throw some colorful floor cushions and beanbags on the floor for a fun little seating arrangement. This can work with anything, the neutral base will really help in bringing out the color.
Bring in Some Sunshine
Big windows are back in. When you have a large window in your living room that overlooks a lovely view, it can really enhance the appeal of the room.
Natural light is the best sort of light we can get. Not only is it great for our health as it prevents a number of diseases and strengthens our immune system, but it also makes your room look airy and spacious. And, in case you didn’t know, airy and spacious rooms are everything to modern design.
This tip works especially well for smaller living rooms since the large window gives the illusion of the room being bigger than it actually is.
In winters or when the view is too much for you, you can cover it up with light curtains.
Make a Statement
Up until now all the tips we have given are great for a modern look but there is no “oomph” to the living room yet. You need your living room to make a statement using all the different options you have for décor.
This includes adding a pretty little chandelier in the middle of the ceiling. Also, put up matching lights on the walls to add some flavor to the place.
You may also install a little fireplace on the wall that your couches are facing.
Another option is putting up a shelf with all sorts of cute things that the visitors can come and admire.
There is the option of indoor plants as well. Indoor plants cannot get old, be they natural or artificial. You can put them in vases, indoor pots, or you can even show vines with flowers creeping up to the shelf and other places.
Let Your Furniture Reflect Your Personality
The kind of furniture you choose to put up in your living room can also say a lot about it. For example, plain and simple furniture usually suggests you like things easy.
You can add furniture with an intricate design to make it look more feminine. Add some childish bits to show that there are kids in your house!
Make it Spacious
We no longer live in a time where full rooms with lots of furniture were all the rage. Nowadays, it is all about space.
So try to huddle up your couches so you leave a bit of negative space in the room. Also, put up lamps with slender bodies. The more negative space you have, the more inviting your living room with seem.