Trending Living Room Looks
Whether you’re going for a minimalist retreat or a comfort haven, your living room reflects who you and your family are. From large sectionals for movie nights to accent chairs that encourage conversation to large wall art to modern fireplaces, the many design directions for your living room can make your head spin! We found advice from the pros to inspire your next living room refresh or redesign.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with where to begin, arranging your furniture is the first step! Pick a focal point or consider traffic, but your layout should be where you focus your initial efforts.
One tip from the pros that we never knew we needed: Make sure your sofa talks to the chairs. Grouping your furniture in a way that naturally lends itself to conversation is key for balance and intimacy in your space. Furniture conversations aside, a U-shape and H-shape furniture layout creates a gathering place where your family can comfortably congregate with each other or visiting guests.
Living Room Design Trends
Let’s talk about what’s currently on-trend. Neutral and tranquil tones, natural textures, and wood are all very hot right now. Adding large plants and florals into your decor brings a little life back into your environment. That’s not to say you have to be boring or minimal with decor — definitely add in trends as much or as little as you want. Whether you spring for a velvet couch or add a colorful light fixture, you might be surprised at the trends that speak to your inner designer!
Navy, gray, and neutrals are all popular colors as 2020 wraps. Not ready to fully commit to an entirely new room color? Adding accent walls or art can easily refresh an entire room. And high-contrast looks in your living room can make the space feel luxe and exciting.
Accents are Everything
Art brings your entire room together and creates a cohesive look. When you find a piece of art that absolutely must feature — use it as a jumping-off point! Draw inspiration from colors and textures and feature them throughout your room. And when choosing art for your room, go with your instincts, not with what others say makes sense or is on-trend. You’re the one who has to look at it every day, after all. Currently, gigantic art pieces are the “it” item. But if you find mass and oversized art overwhelming, thoughtfully-curated gallery walls can add the same large scale effect, but in smaller morsels.
And here’s another rule-of-thumb: pillow talk is key. Use throw pillows and blankets to add color and texture to your living area. The secret to pairing different patterns, say the experts, is to pay attention to scale. Mix big patterns with small ones to create balance, and add in neutrals and subdued textures to round out your bold statements.
Design a Home You Love
When designing your home, why not start from the ground up? That way, you can customize your floor plan, your features—even your paint colors. There’s never been a better time to buy a brand new home in the master-planned community of Crystal Valley, a fast-growing Castle Rock community. Choose from a variety of layouts and styles to suit your own tastes from Richmond American Homes, Kauffman Homes, Century Communities and D.R. Horton, with ranch or two-story models priced from the $300s.