In a complicated and chaotic world, people often want to build their own safe haven of simplicity and clarity which are the trademarks of the modern style. If you are also looking for building your own safe haven, you can check out these 30 modern living room ideas.
Tall, tree-like plants are a subtle way of incorporating color to a mostly monochrome modern living room decor. An armchair that is chosen from the same color family with a different shade such as navy blue would make a great statement piece in the room.
A modern living room design does not have to be monochrome. Using colors that are in harmony like blue and pink on sharp-edged, clear-lined furniture would emphasize the modern look while making it playful.
Modern style does not need to be cold and soulless. Adding a fireplace that has horizontal lines and reflective surface would bring warmth to the room while keeping with its modern look.
Neutral colors as well as neutral materials are widely used in modern style. Sectioning the tv area with unpainted wood panels is an easy way of spicing up a modern living room style.
Having big and simple-shaped windows are one of the features of the modern look. Choosing white furniture around the place would not only suit the modern style but also reflect the light, making the room much brighter.
It may come to mind that a monochrome modern living room would be boring. Incorporating different shades of the monochrome color scheme and lots of different shapes and textures help to make a modern living room more inviting and appealing to the eye.
7Metal and Wood
Sometimes mixing what would normally be considered opposite materials can bring a new breath to the decoration. A cubical-looking sectional with metal details and a wooden television unit can come together with the help of smaller décor objects and a coffee table.
White is one of the most preferred color schemes for a modern living room. While it fits perfectly with simple and clean understanding of the modern style, adding one statement object that has a different color and style would complement the modern air.
Similar to textures, shapes play a huge role in a modern living room that has clear lines. Specifically, geometric shapes that is used around the room can bring everything together without cluttering the space.
10Neutral and Earthy Tones
Using neutral color shades that complement each other along with wooden details may be a great way of designing a classy but modern living room.
11Go Bold or Go Home
Painting the walls with bold colors like teal is great way of contrasting the clean look of the monochrome furniture in a modern living room. Additional accent colors like golden helps tie the two opposites together, bringing harmony to the room while changing its atmosphere.
Instead of choosing metal furnishings, unpainted wooden furniture would make a modern living room look cozier and inviting while complementing the clean aesthetic.
Different shades of grey can be used together to create a rich canvas to work with. The wooden furniture on top of a grey base would bring enough contrast to the room while giving it a masculine and charismatic vibe.
14Keeping It Simple
The main idea of the modern style is to keep things simple. While the shapes and the textures of the furniture bring richness to the space, leaving the surfaces as clean as possible with only a few decor objects, help to keep the simplistic look.
15Power of Exposed Structure
Leaving the bricks or concrete of the structure exposed immensely complements the modern look. You can also opt for building a brick wall yourself with panels to get the same effect.
Using curves in addition to the clear lines of a modern living room softens the sharp edges and blends everything together, while using copper accent instead of bare metal adds an elegant touch.
Combination of modern and country mixes the sharp edges with smooth curves, making the room feel inviting without sacrificing the clean and crisp look.
One of the fool-proof ways of decorating a modern living room is to use patterns in decor such as pillows or the rug. Geometric shapes or lines complement the linear look of the modern style.
Using a variety of different textures and materials as the accents enriches a modern living room decor. Adding a leather lounge-chair or metal light fixtures would change the atmosphere effortlessly.
20Small but Open
The simplistic character of the modern style is a great choice for small spaces. The white and pale shades of grey open up the room while the clear lines and clutter-free environment with only a few functional furniture make the room feel spacious.
21Modern in Blue
Soft blue accompanying white and grey in a modern living room does not take away from the clean and simple look but adds a soothing and calming vibe to it.
Instead of shiny and reflective metals, you can opt for matte-black-metal look on the furniture and décor to add an industrial touch to a modern living room.
23Mix It Up
The furniture with sharp edges, wooden-panels on the ceiling, straw lounge-chair and vintage-looking light fixtures can be used together to design a room that is modern yet personalized with a few touches from different styles.
Modern decoration works perfectly with open floor plans. High ceilings and big windows build a spacious base while the combination of vertical and horizontal lines in decoration adds depth and character to the room.
Modern style’s simple and functional perception is in accordance with the urban, apartment living. Small spaces can serve multiple functions while being simple and open with neutral colors and clean lines.
One bold color such as red can be the statement itself in a modern living room whether it be the walls or the accents. Mixing it with the subtle colors in the room does not only add a characteristic touch but also makes the room lively.
A modern living room is possible without using white at all. Contrasting hues like dark blue and soft pink make the room look easy on the eye while keeping the modern look with the sharp and clean lines as well as shiny metals as the accent.
In addition to the monochrome look, choosing a stripe-patterned sitting group would complement the linear aesthetic of a modern living room while adding a playful touch.
29Warm and Cool Tones
In a modern living room decoration, you can use warm and cool tones together to make a contrasting look and to separate the living and the dining sections in open floor plan.
30Soft and Sharp Lines
The contrasting look of sharp and soft edges can be a good way of softening the crisp look of a modern living room while making it cozier and more inviting.