As modern-society human beings, we are continually changing and looking for a better way to improve and innovate our lives; and leave the old-fashion living style behind.
Looking at the current living environment, do you feel satisfied with it? Perhaps a few modern living rooms in this article might light you up with a gentle spark of joy.
Few recommended modern living room designs that popular to any urban home
Change is the necessity to move on forward and make more progress for our meaningful life. However, we cannot achieve a better outcome if it is not improving from what we already have. Thus, the idea for a modern design interior should be better if it preserves the traditional value that it is already lovable and memorable.
Sometimes, we do not need to ask for more complicated detail or busy design pattern. The ‘modern’ breaking point for an incredible living room is a clean and simple feature that creates a pleasant feeling for those who live within. Most types of furniture are monochromatic with minimal patterns and mix elegantly with each other. This classic-modern living room presents by a delight color scheme with Azure Blue, Lime Stone, Neutral White, and Pebble Gray.
While the classic-modern term is a little confusing and conflicting, this design is even more ‘classic-modern.’ Seriously, the trend of interior design is continuously changing. Similar to fashion, some of the out-dated designs and models became popular in discussing topics.
The living rooms that embrace the industrial style generate bold and rebellious characteristics. Unlike classical, the ‘industrial’ living room does not restrict conventional materials use such as Fabric, Cotton, or Wood. Instead, the standard industrial set relies more on raw materials such as metal, leather, animal fur, or exposed concrete. Thus high contrasted scheme is favorable for this style.
The initial idea of minimalism is to reduce the dependence of materialism that affects our pleasant and meaningful life. Overloaded with a majority of different clothes, tools, kitchenware that people rarely use within their home. This under-rated issue is the source that takes most of our valuable time, energy, and effort. Besides, surrounding with piles of cluttered also make the living space filled with overwhelming stress and distract our focus on the more essential things.
Minimalism in interior design encourages this modern idea and transform it into a realistic aspect. It does not only provide a modern solution to organize our room but also create a more profound and stylish living environment. The usual color scheme for minimal living room is monochromatic, with a few high light colors. Neutral Grey, Ivory, Beige often appear in the background color. Black and Wood one is suitable to the remodeled Scandinavian while high contracted yellow, red, or blue can match well with the innovative and eclectic personality.
Similar idea to the minimalism, the natural decoration style also oriented to create a more positive lifestyle, and less disruption by the materials produce adverse health consequences. According to the Journal of Environmental Health Perspective, living in a green environment is excellent in reducing the risk of cardiology related diseases and increase lifespan.
Indeed, health and wellness-oriented design are the factors that appear in the modern living room design. The lighting of these designs often benefits from the natural light that reduces the electric usage by minimal artificial light from the ceiling light, task, and pendant light. The interior materials also rarely include Plastic and Metal that release chemical substances that cause harm to our body. Instead, Cotton, Wood, and natural plants ornaments are the best fit for aesthetic purposes in this design. As a result, Green, Creamy White, and Natural Brown set a tone in the natural living room.
Scale and Proportion
It is quite a disappointment when we finally fell in love with a piece of furniture, but too big or too small for our room. Many great modern interior designs take place in the vast urbanized cities due to the rapid social and technological advancement in the area. Therefore, the limitation of space could be a challenge for modern homeowners. As a result, carefully measuring the size of the room as well as the interior can provide us more ideas and information to design the living room effectively.
Perhaps lighting is one essential part of the overall design. It does affect not only the general visual of the room but also direct emotions and mood for the people who live inside. Again, I always think about using natural ambiance from sunlight in the day. At night, setting up lighting is more dependent on the activities in the living room. Unlike the dining room, focus task light from the pendant lamp is not suitable for night time activities. Instead, it is better to arrange accent light such as accent ceiling or chandelier with warm and low brightness, to reduce the lighting conflict with the technology devices in the living room such as TV, smartphone, or tablet.
Wallpaper and Floor Mat
Looking at the big picture, all of the great room designs have the connection between wall and floor to furniture set. So if you already have the furniture set for the living room, the wallpaper and floor mat can be used to adjust the color scheme and pattern. In my opinion, there should be a contrast between the color and design between the layout and furniture. For example, if the wallpaper is colorful with details and textures, the wall and floor should be simple and vice versa.
There are many combinations of furniture sets, even when they come with the same style. Therefore, it isn’t simple to discuss one fix rule for every modern furniture. However, the contemporary preference for furniture encourages clean and straightforward features. If possible, consider choosing high-quality material the essential furniture such as a table, TV stand, and couch for their durability and luxury look. It is also a good idea to place art ornaments to improve the aesthetic feature.