If you wonder what the main trends in living room design are, you should take a look at spring in the fair trade halls of the imm cologne. And this year, the exhibition has a very special trade, there is an explosion of colors – vivacious, vital and engaging, so one thing is sure, that the decor trip this year will not be boring at all.
Researching and researching colors is well worth the time – chairs, armchairs, sofas and accessories are all available in a wide range of bold and characteristic colors, as well as tables and lights. And the modern classics, maybe Cassina, Ligne Roset or Thonet, are back in the limelight thanks to updated colors – this is going to be one of the most striking trends for this year, so let’s enjoy this exotic journey.
So, colors as a trend, which raises many questions – which colors, which combinations, in which area? Considering that the fashion scene often paves the way for furniture design in terms of color and texture, we can assume that in the end, a single, colorful piece of furniture can accentuate and revolve the whole aesthetic of a room. Also noteworthy is the influence of brands that introduce the strong and playful presence of pastel Girlie room colors that can quickly become the norm.
On a tour of the halls in Cologne you can see the repeated presence of bright sunshine or lemon yellow as a character-determining choice. But this is not the only bold and strongly present choice of designers when it comes to color choice – a note new takes shelving system called in red-orange by Werner Aisslinger for Piure in a burnt reddish-orange or pad board in a lush grass green, Green in all its lively variety is highly acceptable and introduced in a number of different tones including the spicy yellow-green that Pantone has made its color of the year.
Another intriguing and spicy deep exploration trend for 2020/2021 is the creation of a dwelling where pine green, mustard yellow, royal blue and bordeaux red are combined into an interior style inspired by the Viennese salons of the turn of the 20th century.
And when we speak of the Baroque influence and wealth of sensational experiences, we must turn to the use of rich material compositions such as velvet, various shiny metal surfaces, and the addition of dark wood. Highlights of satined gold, made of brushed brass, a worthy successor to the copper, can also adorn the rich features of the feature. While bronze has been strongly represented in recent years, we now see more gold and brass colors. This places great emphasis on the splendor of the interior in our house.
As in this interior composition, the combination of modern Scandinavian approach and vintage charm, sprinkled with a pinch of gold dispenser, can create a sense of luxury and nobility that is unmistakable. The creator of the Indre Sunklodiene décor had found a balance to retain some of the rich features of vintage expression, adding luxurious materials, strong, bold color accents, and inviting textures.
Ok, now this creation by Philippe Nigro for the Ligne Roset has all the fashionable charming features of a perfect piece of furniture for modern living room experience: decided in bold or soft girly colors, with rich texture, unique shape and remarkable comfort the welcoming appearance of this sofa is almost unprecedented.
Large, comfortable furniture, chosen in rich colors and inviting textures, was inspired by an iconic model introduced over 35 years ago, adding a touch of vintage experience. The Plumy collection features characteristic large cushions filled with goose feathers that fold into a chaise longue position to create a personalized and relaxing experience.
This modern apartment in Kiev, Ukraine and designed by Olga Akulova has a strong dynamic urban presence. Thanks to the concrete constructions of the series, an unusual arrangement of functional zones and the contemporary artistic spirit reflected in the unique brass elements, the designer has successfully composed a memorable interior design.
Another design project in Kiev this time by Oleksii Venediktov, the design features not only bold and characteristic color combinations, but also trendy large piece of furniture, which is to become the main focus of the living room premise. Inviting and masculine with a geometric shape that matches the rest of the Tetris-like play of interior elements.
Clear lines, modern simplicity and eminent style characterize this project from ARCH. 625 in the urban landscape of Moscow, Russia. And again wide soft seating elements with inviting cushions and inviting emanation.
Living room in Risskov, Denmark. This project is a great example of modern Scandinavian architecture and design: a four-storey V3 villa, developed by the progressive ADRESS studio, which presents an elegant mix of urban serenity and style. Space presents itself in contemporary simplicity, geometric style, combined with an organic range of materials and inviting textures, which are kept in a minimalist and serine color palette.
Speaking of housing design, there are only a few important guidelines that you may have already noticed: apart from the intense color and light bulb explosion that we’ve explored before; The inspiration that comes from antique furniture can be noticed almost everywhere. And we’re talking about inspiring new materials, new technologies and aesthetics to rethink and revive a proven design. And that makes the word Interior Design a richer and more entertaining place – many of these new designs are self-confidently found in different epochs, picking up ideas, patterns and solutions of the 1940s, 1950s or 1970s and bringing variety and exuberance of forms.
But notice, this rethinking and reincarnation of furniture design, shows its unique contemporary sense: the sofas are expanding and expanding too, seating arrangements are large and fluffy, seats are made to fold and turn until you lie down. Inviting comfort and leisure. The new trend of over-sized, swollen and lazy-looking seating and sofas is an expression of modern life – where people come home after a busy day to rest, relax and feel good. But do that in a luxurious and chic atmosphere. This is another trend that can be observed in the world of interior design: when you glide back and forth between the exhibition stands, you are greeted by shiny gold, smooth velvet and exclusive materials, seductively shimmering stained glass and finely brushed metal dazzled design. Sophistication is certainly “the rug” in the current interior design world. In fact, the trend towards elegance is perceptible everywhere.
Not only the sofas and seating elements of the living room offer a lot of variety, also other furniture details are worth seeing: The LEMA Selecta is a perfect example of the shelf. When it is in the living room, it can cover a whole wall without being overpowering while providing functionality and style.
The coffee tables also offer a world of entertainment and original versatility. The Clyde double-top table harmoniously combines no less than three materials in a completely contemporary way. Brass-plated steel, marble effect ceramic and smoked glass of the table offers finesse, style and charm for any modern living room arrangement.
Every dwelling needs an ingenious, witty or even quaint element for a focal point of their establishment: here are some examples. Yoroi has a high visual impact, and it is also beautiful and functional. With a natural oak frame, iron and copper upholstery treated with various finishes, the desk secretaire clearly states that this is a piece of furniture that will have fun secrets to enjoy exploration.
Marble, wood and metal, geometric and straightforward with unexpected rounded corners: modern vintage atmosphere. These are the sideboards and consoles of Bonaldo. The frame collection is characterized by the metal frame that makes up the structure, while the side panels and wooden panel are inserted into the frame, leaving the metal frame visible thanks to the rounded corners. The contrast between the frame painted in different colors and the different surfaces of the wood panels gives this sideboard a dynamic look.
The Tratto sideboard is characterized by its simple yet sophisticated geometric shapes, where the alternation between filled volumes and cavities and the various surfaces and colors offer infinite combinations. All the components of Tratto: from the legs to the panels, the doors and the shelves; to the pure geometric composition that makes it a simple furnishing object that blends seamlessly into any decor.
Mesh creates a modular system that offers simplicity and class, while playing with color, transparency and form, creating a friendly atmosphere in the office or at home. Composed of a functional mix of materials: colored tinted glass, a luxurious touch and simple form combined with a dynamic variety of colors. Like blue, yellow or red; to make a modern statement.
The Ruché- Bank brings us back to the seating arrangement of the living room – an example of the Ligne Roset. This piece has a solid wood structure wrapped in the waves of the chic pink duvet, creating a harmonious blend of austere straight lines and soft, inviting curves. It’s sexy somehow.
The armchair Flint unfolds into the basic form of a chalice: “In terms of formal design, it is comparable to the methods of sculpture,” explains designer Jürgen Laub. “Everything that is superfluous has been cut away to reveal the flowing contours of the body, the back, the armrests and the round seat inside.”
In modern architecture and design, there are hardly any limits and limits of imagination, boundaries for space. When you have large spaces, planning and operating it is a simple and pleasant task where you can get creative. We have already shown you this project by Patricia Urquiola for Cassina – it’s a fascinating way to zone a room and demonstrate how a solid, even sturdy material can be ethereal. The bricks are turned so that they form an airy room divider. So, here are some fascinating and unique proposals for zoning spaces – with a wide range of materials: from ceramics to textile installations.
The new technologies and the benefits of research are combined with the best traditions of handcrafted products. Tierras is a new collection of porcelain in beautiful colors and unique shapes increase durability.
Wood is a material that never fails – it offers great flexibility and variety of possible shapes, textures, tonalities and expressions. Wooden lattice is always a classic choice of room layout. Such a woven wooden room divider by ALKI by Iratzoki Lizaso.
This contemporary creation by Marco Zito for Saba Italia uses textiles for the minimalist and elegant use of the divider in their traditional Japanese purpose. A compact system that can build spaces, decorate and create intimate cones and privet zones.
Here we have an artistic and clever installation by Castern Gerhards and Andreas Glücker for B & B Italia. This room divider is made of felt and steel frame and is designed to display and hold various objects.
The designers of Archiplan Studio have designed this three-storey apartment in Milan, Italy, using natural, organic materials as an expression of luminous charm and ingenious grid installations.
For a pleasant life and a vital interior composition we need contrast, dynamics – if the walls are monochrome and colorless, we can liven them up by adding accents in yellow, green, pink or blue. In this Australian home, designers have combined Patricia Urquiola’s trendy furniture for Moroso with the attractive yellow carpet accent.
Beautiful and stylish composition: Francesco Rota’s Yard sofa, which combines classic expression with cushions with graphic patterns, a carpet that has texture in the same color scheme as the rest of the décor, but with a strong yellow accent. In the end the nice focal point of the Pulpo lamp in addition.
The original pattern of the Creative Matters rug is wonderfully complemented by the textiles of the seat composition. They vary in the same color palette with different shades of gray, so complement each other beautifully, and the delicate yellow threads of the upholstery bring the necessary contrast and dynamics.
More organic, minimalist composition with a leather sofa by COR. Cubic shapes and a carpet with animal skin-like graphics, all in warm earth tones.
This composition by LEMA is characterized by the simple elegance of the gray sofa, contrasted by the warm ginger: the honey tonality of the carpet, complemented by the luminous presence of the brass coffee table.
A bold, contemporary composition that combines the artistic, colorful graphics of the Portego, Sottoportico rug with a dynamic, modern interior, dominated by glass and mirrors.
All the small and not so small details of the rest of the living room composition: art objects, wallpaper, ceramics, lamps are made of trendy materials: steel, marble or wood, shiny brass or satined gold. How do you combine them and create strong accents or a chic mix? Take a look at some of these examples.
This interior design by Massimo Castagna is located in a historic Milanese house with preserved elements that have been spiced up with trendy and modern fixtures. Brass and copper elements and lighting solutions embellish the décor composition alongside an exquisite range of materials: marble, polished concrete, soft, inviting structures; and fashionable furniture.
Cole and Son wallpapers offer attractive and colorful combinations for wall decoration and structural play. With wallpaper you can let your imagination run wild and as they say “the devil is in the small details”.
And when we talk about small details that make a big difference, the lighting concepts and lighting solutions that you choose to complete your décor composition are always very important and we can call it compelling. Here are the lamps that are often present, we love the glassblowers Oda by Sebastian Herkner and the dynamic and playful Steel Drop by e27 Berlin, both for Pulpo. Keep her in mind for the next season of living room decoration.