Now that the decorations and fairy lights have been packed away, is your home looking a little drab? A new interior design scheme for your living room will help to banish those winter blues and lift your spirits for the year ahead. First, you’ll need to decide if you want to simply spruce up your space with new textiles such as a throw, cushions, a rug or curtains; or whether you’re ready to take the plunge and go for a radical overhaul of your living room. Whatever you decide to do, here are our hot living room interior design tips to refresh your living room in 2017.
Living Room Interior Design Tips:
Go Bold –
With splashes of zesty orange, shimmering turquoise or tropical green…
Living room interior design tips often advise against using bold colours, because it can be seen as risky. However, at A Fancy Home, we love bold moves within the home. Contrast ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ colours to create a welcoming and vibrant look for your living room. This contemporary style living space lets natural light flood in and goes all the way with confident splashes of ‘hot’ orange paint colour on the walls. Visual interest and contrast are added in ‘cold’ shades of turquoise and green for sofa cushions and accessories. The finishing touch which brings this whole scheme together is an over-sized metal pendant lamp in bright turquoise.
If you’re looking to make a visual impact on a small budget, pick out one or two key pieces in contrasting ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ colours and arrange them in the corner of your living room. Add further interest by mixing retro, and antique furniture and fittings like this orange upholstered armchair, turquoise cupboard and ornate metal coatrack. Be bold and take this one stage further by placing your collected pieces against a crisp white painted wall and dark-stained floorboards.
With pastel shades of dusky pink, powder blue or buttercup yellow…
Make the boys wink with this new scheme for your living room! Bathe walls in a soft pink paint colour then bring in additional layers of pink textiles and accessories. Stylish statement pieces such as this floor lamp and armchair upholstered in lush velvet exude confidence and will ensure you feel pampered. Stay on trend with a geometric patterned rug such as this ikat-inspired design in blue and white. Keep things refreshed with fragrant cut flowers from your garden or local florist.
Freshen up your existing scheme with hints of pastel blue and yellow. Mix and match different pastel shades and deeper hues, then contrast them with patterned textiles like these sofa and window seat cushions. Introduce a decorative piece of occasional furniture such as a reupholstered stool, oriental storage chest or shabby chic style lamp table. Add further interest by painting bespoke joinery such as this window seat storage in a complementary shade of pastel blue or yellow.
Stay Serene –
With earthy tones of mossy green, chalky grey or rich clotted cream…
You don’t need to have green fingers to feel the benefits of Mother Nature. Bring the outside into your living room by painting a feature wall in a calming green like this one. Balance this effect by keeping the remainder of your scheme neutral with white or cream coloured surfaces and upholstery. Cushions with contrasting patterns in complementary colours will help to add visual interest. If your budget allows, lay a real timber floor to create that wow factor.
Celebrate architectural features in older properties such as this stone fireplace surround by using a tranquil backdrop of grey and cream colours. Introduce natural finishes to add texture such as wicker accessories and sisal floor coverings. Drape chunky knitted throws over furniture and display mismatched framed pictures, found on lovely lazy afternoon visits to vintage shops with friends. Reclaimed or upcycled furniture and fittings like this lamp shade add character and create unique focal points.