Does your living room need a fresh new feel?
The living room is the heart of the house. It’s where you snuggle up on the sofa with a good book on a lazy Sunday, and where you have deep conversations with your best friends over a glass of wine (or two!) after dinner.
Because the living room is such an important part of the house, it’s important to keep it looking its best so you feel comfortable spending time in it.
If you feel like your living room could do with an update, there are plenty of living room trends in 2019 to spruce up your space. Read on to learn what’s hot in the living room this year!
1. Colorful Seating
Want to add some color to your living space?
Adding bright, colorful seating is one of the latest living room trends to crop up this year.
Go bold with a cozy bright sofa, or for a more understated look opt for colorful accent chairs or even bar-stools. Today, seating for the living room comes in a huge variety of bold shades and hues.
Jewel tones such as ruby red, emerald green, and sapphire blue, in particular, are trending in the living room.
However, if you’re going to adopt the colorful seating trend, there’s one thing you must keep in mind. Whichever colorful piece of seating you go for, you must make it the statement piece of the room. Don’t overdo it by choosing lots of different types of seating in different bold colors as this will just cause a headache!
Instead, balance out a bold piece of seating by using neutral and fresh tones in the rest of the space. These shades will give the eye a place to rest and will help avoid making the room seem overwhelming.
This colorful living room trend links in with the style of maximalism – the focus on bold, fearless color and patterns. As well as colorful seating, the trend of maximalism in the living room can include fearless fabric choices and unexpected pattern pairings.
2. Statement Ceilings
Another of the new trends for living rooms is the statement ceiling.
Although this ceiling style has fallen in and out of fashion over the years, in 2019 it’s made a big comeback. The difference is that this year, darker, moodier colors for the ceiling are in.
Think dark browns, grays, and even black for your ceiling!
However, if you don’t fancy going dark, feel free to try another color that works for you. The key is to incorporate colors that are used in other elements in the living room, so the color scheme is cohesive and links together.
You don’t need to limit your ceiling to paintwork, either. Consider using other materials to highlight your ceiling – wallpaper or temporary wall decals will do a fine job of making a statement on the ceiling!
3. Large-Scale Wall Art
Artwork in the living room has always been a trend, but in 2019 it’s even bigger. Linking back to maximalism, this year we’re seeing an emphasis on large-scale prints that take up a huge portion of an entire wall.
Just like the color trends mentioned, popular wall art is big, bold, and in-your-face! And these days it’s a trend to feature a favorite piece of artwork as the main focal point of the living room.
If you do decide to go for this trend, like with the colorful seating trend, it’s important to balance out the rest of the room with neutral shades so it isn’t too overwhelming.
4. Purposeful Arrangements
In 2019, it’s all about careful and purposeful furniture arrangements in a living room. No longer is it acceptable to simply shove a couch up against the wall without considering the space around it!
This year, the key is to design a room layout that is both functional and aesthetically-pleasing to the eye.
The main criteria are to create a space that works as an inviting seating area. Today, so much of our media is available on various streaming devices like mobile phones or iPads. This means that the living room no longer needs to have television as the main focal point of the room.
Instead, position furniture so that the living room can center around comfort and people having conversations with one another.
Try adding a cozy and appropriately sized rug to help ground the space of the living room, while also adding some visual interest to the room. Then, arrange seating around a central point of the room such as the fireplace for those cozy vibes.
It’s also key to arrange furniture to best maximize the use of natural light in your living room. For example, don’t block windows with any items, or opt for blinds that welcome in as much light as possible. Discover more inspiration on how to maximize the light for an indoor-outdoor living space.
5. Form-Fitting Furniture
The last of the living room furniture trends is the new style of form-fitting furniture.
To save space and for a funky and fresh feel, hard lines are being replaced with softer curves that fit the room perfectly. So, seek out furniture that features rounded angles instead of the sharp corners that we’re all used to.
Sofas, armchairs, coffee tables, and even beds are now taking up the curved design, turning them into statement pieces for the living room that are also functional.
Which of These Living Room Trends Will You Choose?
By opting for any of these living room trends, you can be sure that your living space will feel cozy, fresh, and updated.
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