By Baldric Keller. Interior. Published at Monday, December 25th, 2017 - 04:51:16 AM.
Do you find yourself drawn to contemporary living room decor but concerned about how to warm it up for real life? You’re not alone. The lines also design of modern style are fluid over time (today’s contemporary won’t be the contemporary design of 2025), but currently they require a piece of minimalist modernism, which has the potential for aesthetic sterility. Here are some options to consider for easily warming up your modern living room so that you have the best of both worlds‐a great, clean‐lined design with plenty of welcome as well as staying power.
Because contemporary living room furniture is often clean‐lined plus hard‐angled, the aesthetic could appear more rigid with cold than is probably intended. Soften the feel of the entire living room by laying a foundation of muted, deep, and/or warm coloring on the walls. There is something inherently softening together with friendly about two‐tone furniture, also contrast piping on modern living room furniture is as welcoming as it is classy. Particularly when the colors themselves are neutral as well as soothing, such as are on this eggshell‐plus‐steel‐blue sofa.
From faux taxidermy to wall art, statues to rugs, animal prints, patterns, also references adeptly combine the modern zest for chic wildlife with the animals’ intrinsic natural‐ness. Even in a space where high gloss, reflective surfaces, as well as glamour are the thing, reference to animals brings the entire space down to an absorbable plus truly inviting level.
As shiny metallic, abstract, or modern as your living room’s light fixture might be, the inclusion of light bulbs with warm lumens would create an immediate softening of the space. This is a particularly successful balance to strike in the modern living room, as lighting extends throughout the entire area, not just affecting one visual experience.
Whether your first love is layering prints in front of the mirror on the mantel, or blending eight throw pillows on the sofa, or stacking area rugs, layering is an outstanding design choice for softening a space. Edges with lines don’t disappear (which is important in contemporary design), but they do blur a bit when layered. These nesting‐type oval coffee tables have an excellent layering appeal together with add depth (which usually = warmth) to this neutral monochromatic living room arrangement.
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