The modern home living room is a place of comfort and relaxation but also a space to entertain the family and guests. This dual role can sometimes be difficult when deciding on what goes in the living room. Choosing between what would look nice but also maintaining the sense of casualty to allow for relaxation can be a challenge.
Whether you are redesigning your living room or simply looking to add a touch of something new, below are some helpful ideas to help you find that perfect balance.
Keep Everything Minimal
One of the number one characteristics of a modern living room is the minimalistic look. This may be a challenge sometimes in the real world where clutter begins to appear day in and day out. The best way to do this is to have “neat messes”. This can include a designated drawer to place things that may not have a specific home, or a magazine bin like the WACTOR Magazine Rack to put all the books, papers, and magazines that would otherwise be lying around the table. The WACTOR Magazine Rack is also nicely designed with stainless steel and will fit in perfectly with the modern look you are going for.
Have an Accent Piece
Another key component to most modern living rooms are to have a strong accent piece. Whether this is a lovely piece of artwork, a vase of flowers, a clock such as this DIY Ball Clock in Chrome, or the lighting, such as this Midsummer Light, the accent piece should be the center of focus. Something unique such as the Midsummer Light which has been cut through layers of Tyvek, a resistant paper material, will be the center of conversation when guests come to visit your home.
You can also choose a color as an accent color and use this with smaller decor such as throw blankets, pillows, or side tables.
Show Your Personality and Character
In order for the living room to not feel impersonal or simply a cookie-cutter modern room out of a magazine, put in some personal touches. You could include personal photos hanging on the wall, or add something that tells your story. For example, if you like playing chess, finding a unique board such as this Wobble Chess Set would be a great addition to your home. Not only can you play a traditional game of chess, the chess board is made of concave squares that holds each piece in place.
Are you looking to modernize your living room? Have these tips given you something to work with? What else would you add? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!