By Alair Aubel. Living Rooms. Friday, September 08th 2017, 18:22:41 PM.
This contemporary living room demonstrates how large textures can give small spaces huge personality. The bold patterns avoid looking too heavy thanks to the simple colors and the clever addition of indirect cove lights. Dramatic! The fractured wooden panels are oh-so-slightly tilted to catch the light at different angles to recreate the effect of shattered glass. It’s part accent wall and part art installation, and fully impossible to miss. Geometry takes center stage in this sharp modern living space. Black-edged curtains tucked away behind the ceiling panel make the room feel even more open and expansive.These pewter-colored tiles have a slightly cloudy texture that contrasts well with the simple white and gray shelves, and their simple arrangement continues the emphasis on horizontal lines and rectangular forms present throughout the open space.
Plants and earthy furniture unite the interior with the unobscured view of the outdoors. The dining room has an especially amazing position: a double-height wall of windows gives a full view of sky and landscape. It’s not easy to find artwork to suit the scale of a wide-open atrium wall like this one. This painting flawlessly integrates the natural colors used throughout the dining and living spaces.
From material to lighting to layouts, interior design trends move in and out of style at an amazing pace. This post features five living rooms that embrace current best practices but in ways that will likely remain appealing for years to come. Some of these spaces are subdued and subtle, sparking interest without overwhelming the eye. Others take a bolder approach yet reduce risk by anchoring their designs around traditional features or palettes. Most importantly, these living rooms explore the ideas most popular in contemporary design without blending into one homogeneous group – each has its own distinctive personality.