The living room is definitely one of the most important rooms (if not the most important) in any home. Think of it this way. The living room is the place to which you and yours return every day. It’s a place for relaxing and reading a book. It’s a place for gathering with friends and family, enjoying conversation in the process. It’s the place that you’ll return to when it comes time to create new holiday memories at the end of the year.
For this reason, 2019 may need to be the year in which you finally give the living room in your home the upgrade that it’s so desperately needed. Gone should be the days of clutter and madness in the living room. Instead, you need a living room design that speaks to the spirit and aesthetic of your family and the home you’re creating together.
That’s why we’re going to take a look at 16 living room design trends that are definitely coming into the fore in 2019. Simply put, these trends are ones you should follow if you’re looking to have a living room that’s every bit as beautiful as it can be. To help you get there, we’ll also tell you what trends to avoid, as they’ve definitely begun to fall out of favor…
1. HEADING OUT: Uniform Style
For many years, most homeowners have tried to make their living rooms as uniform in look as possible. Not so anymore!
2. Eclectic Style
Instead, you’re seeing eclectic style taking over, with many disparate pieces coming together in unique and exciting ways.
3. Geometric Patterns
For example, you’re seeing geometric patterns used in all aspect of living room design, from flooring and throw rugs to pillows and upholstery.
4. Natural Touches
Likewise, you’re seeing wood, wood and more wood. In some cases it’s exposed beams, and in other cases its beautiful wooden furniture pieces.
Those looking to create a luxurious feel in their living rooms are starting to opt for wainscoting on the walls.
6. HEADING OUT: Cluttered Look
Living rooms have long been a catch-all for all manner of things. But, in order to create a more relaxing space, people are kicking the clutter to the curb.
7. Minimalist Contemporary
As the clutter goes, homeowners are trying to create more serene living room environments by adopting a minimalist attitude.
8. Matte Finished Light Fixtures
That minimalist attitude can definitely be seen in the increasing preference toward light fixtures that feature matte metal finishes.
9. Raffia Pillows and Throws
There’s something breezy and cozy about raffia, which is why this material is being used for pillows and throw blankets.
10. The Chaise Lounge
As a place where one can luxuriate, you’re seeing more homeowners opt to include a chaise lounge as part of their living room’s design.
11. Marble Accent Décor
Marble can make any room feel luxurious. This is why you’re seeing marble décor items being used by interior decorators with more and more regularity.
12. Parlor Games
People want to be able to come together in their living rooms. Having parlor games at the ready is perfect for this!
13. HEADING OUT: Gaudy Floor Lamps
Floor lamps can really make a living room feel cluttered and closed in, which is why people are starting to excise them from their designs.
14. Industrial Touches
People aren’t afraid of cold contemporary feels anymore, which is why the industrial aesthetic is starting to creep into the living room.
15. No Technology
Even if things are getting industrial, though, people are trying to limit the noise in the living room. That’s why the TV and computers are being banished!
16. Fireplace Central
Instead, the living room is now starting to center around that old-familiar standby: the fireplace.
17. Green Color Schemes
In attempting to increase the coziness of living room designs, you’re seeing some homeowners opting for interesting green color schemes.
18. Neutral Pink
In addition to this, you’re seeing the ‘neutral tones’ of living room design shift. Now, those colors are more likely to be pink.
19. HEADING OUT: Drab Colors
This is indicative of a greater trend away from traditional drab colors like beige and ecru.
20. Bright Color Combinations
Homeowners are now getting bold in their living rooms… And that’s why you’re seeing brighter color combinations coming into the fore.