Living Room Combinations We Love
The way you decorate your living room gives insight into who you are. After all, the living room isn’t just the first room your guests see, it’s the room you spend most of your time in. Picking a design for your living room can be difficult, not to mention time consuming. With all the styles to choose from, how do you know you’re making the right decision? Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite living room combinations. From classic to cozy, you’re sure to find a style that will compliment your personality and stand the test of time.
MODERN & MINIMALIST
Modern living rooms are characterized by their clean lines, geometric shapes, and asymmetrical balance. While modern was previously considered cold and unfriendly, it’s now quite the opposite. In fact, modern can be downright cozy. For the perfect modern living room, start with neutral colors in the walls and furniture, then add accent pieces that incorporate sleek metal or wood lines. Avoid numerous textures in this style—it’s better to stick to two or three. Lighting fixtures make all the difference in the modern and minimalist living room. Choose fixtures that compliment your accent pieces, with dark metals and geometric shapes. Minimalism is a big part of modern as well; limit the number of pieces in your home to avoid a cluttered look.
CLASSIC & TRADITIONAL
There’s a reason traditional style has been around forever—comfort and functionality. Classic designs take soft edges and warm colors to create a style loved by all. For your traditional living room, start with neutral-colored furniture and curtains. Add a patterned rug and wooden tables for an inviting look. Paired furniture (chairs, tables, and sofas) is a keystone to the traditional style, though it doesn’t need to be exact. For a complete feel, pay attention to the small details. From vintage picture frames to detailed trim and moldings, the small things make a big difference.
Luxury living rooms reflect an upscale home. Begin designing your elegant living room with curved pieces. From tables to chairs to décor, curves communicate dignity and grace. Choose one or two accent colors to build upon neutral base pieces. Plush textures should abound with shiny metallic (often gold) accents. Complete the look by adding a luxurious chandelier to your living room.
Whether you are looking to go outside your comfort zone, or you’d like to emphasize the coarse materials of your home, an industrial style is the perfect choice. Its charm is here to stay. Inspired by historical buildings and rustic mechanics, industrial styles focus on exposing raw materials like brick, concrete, and steel to be the central point of the design. Generally, the color scheme should involve muted browns and greys. Tan leather couches are a must in an industrial style living room, as well as textured rugs. Limit the textures of throw pillows and blankets to two or three. Additionally, opt for accent pieces with stiff lines and darkened metals. One of the best aspects of the industrial style is the use of non-functional pieces. Adding a ladder or antique fan to your living room adds character without seeming cluttered.
A rustic living room is the forefront of style these days. Whether or not you own a farmhouse, this style is for everyone. Start by combining neutral shades with barnwood accents. Leather and fabric couches are both great choices for this style. Add in fur rugs or pillows, and plenty of white décor. Timeworn items make the perfect coffee table centerpieces. For more of an airy take on rustic, add more colors (warm or cool) and metallics to your rustic living room. This style is sure to make any guest envy your living space.
There’s nothing quite like a living room that makes you want to curl up on the couch and take a snooze. Make your living room as cozy as your bedroom by mixing textures. Colors can be varied, but they should complement the rest of the home. Obviously, your top priority should be choosing a comfortable couch. After that, find throw pillows and chunky blankets to cover your furniture, and end by selecting a few simple floor lamps. Not only is this style a great choice for rainy days, it’s perfect for any time you’d like to relax.
If you can’t pick just one style, pick all of them with an eclectic living room. Mix patterns, shapes, and fabrics for the perfect blend of organized chaos. With both rough and smooth textures, your living room will make a bold and beautiful statement. Eclectic doesn’t mean “everything but the kitchen sink”, though. It’s easy to cross the line from collected layers into distracted clutter if you incorporate too many contrasting styles into the living room. Avoid this by considering the layout before you begin—large furniture and floor rugs should come first. Wall décor, throw pillows, and blankets come last. Our designers recommend repeating a few of the textures multiple times throughout your home for a cohesive aesthetic.