Whether you’re relaxing after a long day or entertaining friends and family, the living room is just that- it’s where you live. Having trouble decorating yours? That might be because you’re not sure what your style is and how to find the right pieces. There’s so many great styles out there, why should you have to choose just one? Well, you don’t. But knowing your preferred style is a great place to start and place your focus. Worry not, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite styles below, take your pick to determine which decorating style is your starting point, and share with us in the comments below!
The contemporary style offers the most current and relevant, it’s functional yet stylish. Because of it’s ever involving nature, clean lines are a consistent staple. Playing off a black and white palette is a good starting point and allows for the addition of larger scale accessories, bold patterns and pops of color. Modern details combined with a traditional base make for an unconventional approach.
One of the more popular styles due to recycling and loft spaces, the industrial style fits best in city living. Found objects and weathered woods evoke a raw, masculine personality. Added details such as old metal letters and vintage glass bottles or lighting add a comfort element making it a convenient space to unwind.
Vintage charm starts with an eclectic blend of distressed furniture, mainly antiques and flea market finds. These treasures have a story and create a warm and welcoming feel, with final touches like layered vintage fabrics and classical lighting. This style is for those with a creative brain and tends to be more feminine, though done right, it can also appeal to the male.
The main elements of rustic style are distressed items with a casual down home feel. Think modern farmhouse or cozy cottage. It’s easy to get carried away with this style, so keep the distressed items to a minimum by mixing and matching with primitive pieces and warm, earthy tones. Wood, iron and natural accessories are key staples.
Traditional design is formal in a casual way if that makes sense. Classical elements such as rolled arms or tufted upholstery on well made furnishings in formal arrangements take hints from the past, while a neutral base is given warmth and life with the use of texture and subtle color, making it warm and inviting.
Inspired by world travels, this style appeals to those with wanderlust. Incorporating natural manmade materials and ethnic design elements creates intrigue and interest, wooing your guests to ask about your latest jaunt. Another big influence is textures encompassing warm colors and old world details such as Moroccan patterns and furnishings.
Wood accents, textured rugs and blankets, and nature accents give the impression that a living room has been lifted from a mountain resort. Organized, scaled back and disciplined with sophisticated design elements, the modern organic style uses a balance of clean basics and architectural furnishings to create a comforting retreat.
Coastal Decor has moved beyond your traditional seaside living to become not so much a theme but an overall design that inspires a calm, relaxed, soothing setting. A pastel palette and blended elements in an airy space keep it casual and comfortable. This style offers variations from modern to traditional. It’s for those that long to bring the outdoor lifestyle in, or vice versa.