We recently moved into an older home with a formal sitting room in the front of the house. The previous houses we have lived in all featured open concept floorplans without many closed off rooms other than bedrooms. For this reason, our living room decor has always reflected the style of the nearby kitchen or adjoining dining room. The actual living room decor is a mixture of both of these decorative tastes, featuring modern art paired alongside antique pieces. Combined, the whole thing looks like a very high end design, and is a great source of room design ideas for my makeover project. I have never had to decorate an independent living area like this and I feel a bit lost.
The modern living room has taken on many forms in the past few years. We used to think of these spaces as formal zones meant for entertaining. Now they are becoming much more lived in areas for the whole family to enjoy. If you prefer a space to have that elegant formal nature, I would suggest looking at sitting room ideas. Today, these are the “new” formal living room. They tend to be on the smaller side since they are not used as often for daily television watching or hanging out. Consider small living room ideas as a starting point for determine the layout of your space. We typically see a small sofa with a few coordinating arm chairs to balance the space and provide extra seating.
If you are looking for unique sitting room ideas, look no further than this stunning design we recently completed. With all of the home decor living room featuring the same monochromatic tones, it brings simplicity to the wild design. Our client wanted the room to have a wow factor. For this, we choose to add an absolutely stunning panelled fireplace that takes up the majority of the room. This decor statement is not for the faint of heart. It is large, bold and an edgy dark shade that completely contrasts with the soft neutral palette of the wall paint colors and floors. We always love when our clients are willing to try out bold interior design ideas, so we were thrilled to take on this project.
Formal living rooms are quickly becoming a lost art. With the growing popularity of open concept homes — where the kitchen, dining area, and living room are all combined into one space — there is a decreasing need for another formal sitting area. To me, this is such a shame because I absolutely love the elegance that sitting room ideas bring to a home. This gorgeous floorplan is a perfect example of what I am talking about. The stately dining room is mirrored by a classically decorated formal living area across the hall. The room decor ideas that the designer used are cohesive across both spaces and encourage both areas to be used as a pair when entertaining.
I have been looking for living room wall decor ideas and thought that this fun space was an interesting twist on your typical designs. Rather than utilizing a ton of art and trinkets to bring style to the room, the designer relied on the gorgeous panelling and exposed beams. I love the rustic yet elegant look that these features bring. I am not sure if the beams are original to the home or added later, but I feel like it would not be that challenging to install something similar in our living area. What seams like a fairly simple project could really transform our room design. Another thing I really liked about this room was their mix of dainty modern furniture against more rustic features like the stone and brick fireplace, dark beams, and untreated wood mantle.
So many homeowners ask us to help them decided on the best living room colors for their space. We are contractors as opposed to interior designers, so I wouldn’t necessarily say that we have a professional eye for decor. However, throughout all of our home remodel projects, I have noticed which color palettes tend to work best in different homes. This house was one of our favorite projects and is a great source of living room design ideas for somebody trying to pick out paint. When in doubt, I always tell homeowners to go with a simple neutral tone. The most popular shades in this family are generally greys, beiges and taupe.