Since a few years ago, the modern style applied to all the living rooms of the house is booming: kitchen, bedrooms, living room or bathrooms. For this reason we are going to give you a series of ideas for decorating modern living rooms, following the latest trends for 2019.
With the arrival of a new year, many are thinking about making the leap that they have expected so much and changing the appearance of the living room once and for all. For all of them, we will show below, some ideas that impart a tendency and that can serve as inspiration to achieve the best result.
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2019 Modern Living Room Trends
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, presented at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago the latest trends in home decoration that will rage next year 2019. Pantone used to predict only the Color of the Year, but for a few years He also ventures into the forecast of decorative trends.
Pantone predicted that the color of the year will be the millenium rose, and he was not wrong. This week, New York Magazine published an article explaining why the Tumblr or millennial rose refuses to disappear.
These are the trends that predicts that you will reach the top. We will see them reflected in the living rooms.
There are many ways to incorporate geometry into decoration; It is one of the most accessible trends in the group.
We will see geometries in everything from tiles to wallpaper. You can apply this trend on a single accent wall. You can also start this type of printing on small cushions.
Cushions with words, for example. The trend of typography is still present and going strong.
The messages in articles for the home have been popular for a while, and will become increasingly popular, given the way we all communicate on social networks. It will continue being a complement in a living room, in small touches like cushions and art.
The presence of technology will make us want natural elements such as wood more than ever. It is expected to see wood in unexpected places such as roofs and accent walls.
Utilitarian pieces such as lamps and pots for plants are excellent places for natural wood. The hand-carved wooden bowls offer a natural element, simple but powerful.
They are going to be a very fashionable home trend. Currently we see them on decorative pillows and blankets, but they also vary in small furniture such as stools and ottomans. Nor would it be strange to see them in the curtains.
Another trend that is increasing and is destined to continue until next year is that of the metallic details of a living room. Metals can have a more dominant role in 2019. You can balance a traditional upholstered sofa with a full-metal side table.
Metallic elements painted by hand on fabrics and art can be an excellent way to incorporate this trend.
Most living rooms need a bit of brightness, and a cushion with golden threads may be the way to do it. We are seeing the shine through metallic and pearly accessories, such as pillows, lamps and even small side tables.
This is undoubtedly the most futuristic trend of the group. Unfortunately, this trend is still quite expensive. For now, you can use small accessories such as a side table, a clock or a cushion.
Lighting in modern living rooms
The first thing that must be taken into account when decorating a living room, is the luminosity. To do this, and to give an impression of spaciousness, use light colored curtains that let all light pass, and the most sober possible, since the modern style leaves aside all the Baroque style of previous decades.
The ideas to decorate the living room that are elucidating, mark a clear line that points to the functionality of the space, the use of natural light, the end of several focal points, to match all in one.
Walls in modern living rooms
The next step is to choose how to decorate the walls. The simplest thing is to paint them with light colors, or perhaps choose a wall to include another color, but keeping the colors pale.
If you plan to opt for decorative wall paintings or elements, keep in mind that the modern style is very minimalist, so do not fill in an entire wall of pictures or photos. You can choose two or three squares of a plain color, for example white, or red, if the wall is white, or you can replace these with decorative vinyls, which besides being cheap, you can renew them over time without any complications or holes on the wall.
The warm colors will be present again, although they will give way to a wide segment of soft tones, very typical of modern decoration. As you can appreciate here, the focal point includes fireplace, television and central table with vase.
If you like parties at home, a space for adults and another for young people, it is common to place half a wall with a fireplace on both sides, one and at the same time divide two spaces.
Furniture trends for living rooms
When choosing furniture for modern living rooms, it is important to opt for those that offer simple and minimalist lines. These should be straight lines, that is, forget the bar furniture, and opt for the minimal decoration, perhaps a candle center or a smooth vase.
Place the set of chairs forming a closed space, where the largest sofa is facing the television, the fireplace or at best, both. At the same time, the need for television to be perpendicular to the entrance of light is emphasized, so that it does not generate reflections in visibility.
Another tendency that is beginning to be seen more and more in modern halls, is that of the bed type chairs, but permanently. In other words, not to sit down, but to be reclining wide, in meetings, more informal and more comfortable.
The sets of armchairs in a single large piece, provide style and warmth, as well as clearly delineate the space dedicated to the living room.
This would be an ideal arrangement for a living room, which without being large, fulfills all its functionality to the fullest.
If you like to be with your family, you can place a corner for the computer in the living room and work there, while the children play within your reach.
Emphasis can be placed on shapes, textures and fabrics.
Undoubtedly there is something we all enjoy is the meetings with friends and family, and that is also why, as a way to flatter them, we like to have a pleasant and very warm space to receive them; that’s why we show you some meeting spaces that have become a trend.
They are based on a very creative idea in common, capable of providing both halls, as well as their interior and exterior courtyards, a high dose of style and good taste; which consists of a very interesting design, through the adoption of a level slightly below the height of the floor.
Which, being slightly sunken, results in a more intimate environment, ideal to enjoy with our loved ones. In addition to being very warm and intimate spaces, they can also become an excellent option for hours of rest and relaxation.
Then, in the photos that we leave you can see several beautiful examples both to create these spaces indoors as well as outdoors.
Modern decoration accessories and ornaments
The following photo, serves to describe an increasingly common trend, by young couples, which is to buy second-hand homes, with several things to fix, but instead of improving them, take advantage to achieve the best style second hand chic
Exotic decorations always have adepts, in addition to a couple of specific objects, you can get the best atmosphere. In this case, an Arab model, thanks to typical blinds and the design of the fireplace.
Probably, for the coming season, the paintings will be the most important focal points of the living room. Very large paintings, with intense colors and canvases of artistic paintings.
The use of isolated shelves, such as large wooden planks, give a renewed look to the living room, at the same time that it will offer new variants when choosing luminaries, ornaments and ways to organize what is displayed there, such as books or collections of things.
The model that we see below combines the rustic and modern, where the trends of the countryside, are expressed in specific things, such as the rustic wooden table, or the texture of the cushions.
For its part, the second is more attached to the cosmopolitan style, where old suitcases are widely used instead of furniture, rustic mirrors and abstract painting.
If you are looking for refined trends, this is your option. Design furniture, predominance of white, brown and aged shades. Porcelain chandeliers and a mirror clock in the middle, completing a great living room.
The black and white prints are difficult to introduce into the home. Turquoise is allowed to mix, but the line that divides the sophistication of bad taste is fine, so think it over, before carrying it out.
Trends 2019 for small modern living rooms
Building and decorating a small living room can be complicated. Especially if you have to also incorporate a dining living room, a kitchen or a study. Sofa, armchairs, coffee table, TV, shelves, a wardrobe. You must ask yourself: what do you do in your living room? Do you use it to watch TV with the family, do you get friends or do you prefer a quiet place to read or relax? Determine the main function of the living room will allow you the best benefit and configuration of it.
Obviously avoid large furniture: for example sofas that cover too much space, or too many shelves. The walls full of books give a feeling of oppression.
Trying to gain height, keep in mind that very tall furniture tend to crush the living room. In addition, contrary to popular belief, everything painted white will not expand the space. A touch of color will help attract the eyes, and in this way, the living room will feel wider.
A minimalist style decoration is always recommended. Light wood, natural materials, soft colors, high quality fabrics.
You can create optical illusions, a mirror or the use of stripes, can give the impression of volume. Also, remember to put green: with some plants, a living room gives the feeling of freshness.
Multiply the light sources. The more light placed in a living room, the space will appear larger. A ceiling lamp, a floor lamp, a reading light, a good table lamp, a pair of colored lights, everything will create not only moods, but also a feeling of volume in your living room.
Choose furniture that offers storage space, however small, choose a sofa with a compartment under the seat. Another tip to save space: folding furniture. Nest tables, folding chairs or stackable stools allow guests to be received without having unnecessary furniture all the time.
Avoid accumulation. Do not put too many pictures on the walls. A set of small frames grouped in a wall, for example, or on the contrary, a very large frame.
Minimalist modern living rooms trends 2019
Minimalism is not just a way to decorate. It is a philosophy of life inspired by oriental cultures. The main idea of this philosophy is that with a minimum of furniture, there will be more energy in space.
That’s why with a modern minimalist living room you’ll have a living room full of pure and positive energy. The basic elements of this decorative style include reducing the number of furniture to a minimum, which eliminates excess decoration.
The minimalist design is perfect for open interiors and full of natural light. Typical materials for minimalist design include concrete, glass, metals such as aluminum, stainless steel and chrome, light wood tones, artificial materials such as vinyl, PVC and acrylic, stone and tiling. The emphasis is on the contrast between light and darkness. White, black, gray and blue tones are the most used.
The walls of the living room are usually white. Some black polished natural stones, such as marble or basalt, are also popular as decoration. The lights are another important element. They should not be too sophisticated and make the most of natural light.