Your home decor should reflect your style and taste, so if you’re feeling like the design just isn’t you anymore, it’s time to do some redecorating. Fortunately, there are many ways to revamp your living room for a more modern look. From upgrading your furniture to making just a few small changes, you take your living room from outdated to ahead of the curve.
Here are some of the ways we’re seeing contemporary design implemented here in the Hamptons.
Upgrade Your Furniture
Furniture plays an important role in setting the tone for your room. When you look at your current furniture think about what it says. Is it heavy, oversized, or warm tones? While it might feel homey, it definitely doesn’t coincide with today’s minimalistic look.
Modern furniture is better characterized by simplistic design, geometrics, structure. Plus, many modern furniture pieces are a blend of functionality and style. If you’re ready to swap out some of our outdated furnishings, look to these popular brands to find pieces that suit your taste and take your decor into the new age:
- Rove Concepts
- Blue Dot
- Annie Selke
Whether you’re looking for a new nest lounge chair, sleek and sophisticated couch, or a gravity defying coffee table, you’re sure to find exactly what you need for the modern living room of your dreams.
Redo Your Flooring
One of the things many homeowners are unhappy with is their flooring, especially if the home is over a decade old. Fortunately, it is a fairly easy fix that can have a big impact. Tile is one of the best ways to create a trendy, luxurious feel in your home.
Whether you prefer marble, stone, or mosaic, there are many flooring options that can transform your living room. Just make sure to choose tiling that compliments the rest of your decor. If you’re keeping your furniture, wall art, and other decor to a minimum, you can afford to go with dual-toned ceramic tiles or patterned tile. Tile can also be a great choice if your floors tend to get a lot of traffic or if you live near the beach because they’re very easy to clean.
Rugs are another way to add contemporary flare to the room and they preserve more of that warm, homey feel. Placing a smaller rug in the center of the living room under the coffee table can create a focal point for the overall design.
Or, choose a large rug that can spread under the bigger pieces of furniture like your table, ottoman, and couch so it works into the overall design. When finding the perfect size and placement for your rug, bear in mind that rugs can make a room look smaller. This is especially true with busy patterns and dark colors.
When it comes to creating the perfect modern living room, it’s all about the details. Here are a few small changes you can make to freshen up your space:
- Paint: When choosing to play with paint colors there’s a fine line between going overboard and achieving a chic and playful design element.
- Throw pillows & blankets: Adding a few throw pillows and a blanket to your couch or ottoman can take some of the edge off of structured furniture. Plus, it’s an easy way to introduce a secondary or tertiary color to your decor without going all out.
- Mirrors: Big or small, mirrors can open your space and update your decor. When choosing a mirror or two to make your living room more modern, ones with sleek designs are usually the best match.
- Art: While you might have a special place in your heart for classic art styles, modern art comes in so many forms you’ll surely be able to find a few pieces you like. Adding contemporary art is an easy way to update any room, especially if the rest of your furnishings are monochromatic.
Next time you have friends over for tea or your family comes to visit for the holidays, they’ll be blown away by how majestically modern your living room is. And don’t just stop there, surely your home office, master bedroom, and kitchen could all use a modern touch to really take your home to the next level.