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10 to 20 Generic Interior Trends of Contemporary Decor

How often do you look at your living room decor and wish you would have gone in a different direction? With so many unique design styles it’s difficult to resist a complete overhaul. Not to mention, most modern living rooms serve more than one purpose. This makes it perfect to mix and match design styles for a contemporary feel.

From the natural sunlight found in coastal decor to the statement rugs and bold colors found in bohemian styles, there is something for everyone. With 50 different living room ideas, you will be inspired to make subtle upgrades to your own space or explore vibrant modern living room decor ideas that will enchant guests. You can simplify your search by using our filters that sort based on your living room size and furniture or decor ideas.

Once you’ve found the perfect modern living room design, discover various home decors accents like pillows, blankets, and wall art to complete your look.

To begin with, rose gold, subway tiles, and exposed lighting was some of the top home decor trends of 2018. With a new year come new decorating patterns, stylish, timeless pieces to fresh takes on old styles. 2019 is going to have some fantastic home design trends. Read on and watch out for the trends our senior designers say will make their way into your home.

ARTISANAL FIXTURES

Like velvet pieces many designers have noticed a shift and that more decorators are partial to fixture from local artist and small businesses, especially lighting. An artisan fixture personalizes your home, and like natural elements, helps shifts homes focus from the tech world to the natural world.

NATURAL ELEMENTS

Stepping away from the tech-obsessed decor we saw dominate the 2018 design trends, 2019 move towards fresh, natural materials such as stone, copper, concrete, and granite. These elements will help bring an organic and serene ambiance to any space while reflecting the world around your home. Get some ideas on how to add natural elements to your urban abode

VELVET FURNISHINGS

Believe it or not, velvet was seen as old fashion and stuffy, now viewed as a luxurious yet funky. This multi-dimensional fabric has already started gaining a lot of attention, leading many designers to believe velvet decor will be one of 2019’s most sought-after trends. Get inspired by our designers selection of velvet sofas

FLORAL PATTERNS

This decorating trend has been around for a while, in the upcoming year. However, we will see floral patterns in a new light. Decorators expect to find exaggerated proportions and contrasting colors used for this timeless decor pattern.

COPPER ACCENTS

Rose gold was one of 2018’s most used decor trend, yet for 2019 we are expecting to see less rose gold and more copper accents, along with a mixture of other metals. With its red and orange tones and overall earthy hue, copper is a much-needed breath of fresh air for the new year. Don’t forget to check our guide for including Metallic object into your home.

RICHER COLOR PALETTES

Though muted colors can help you avoid making spaces feel overwhelming, designers believe that 2019 will be a year where bolder colors are preferred. Richer hues throughout your home can make your more muted furnishings and decorative decor pop. Lookout for dramatic reds, statement pinks, bold yellows and organic greens.

BRASS DECOR

2019 is setting up to be a year where we wave goodbye to stainless steel and polished nickel, and welcome brass accents back into our homes. Brass is a surprisingly warm and subtle alternative to the expected steel accents.

BLACK & WHITE DECOR

A truly timeless design trend, black and white furnishings will want to be on your list of trends to incorporate into your home’s decor this 2019. The visual contrast of black and white will provide a sense of balance and boldness to your home’s space. Need some inspiration? Read our tips to decorate with black and white

MILLENNIAL PINK

A massive hit in 2018, this trendy hue is getting a lot of attention. We’ve already seen this pink shade make its way into home decor and fashion, but for 2019 get prepared to incorporate this hue in new creative and unique ways, as an easy way to update any space.

TONAL REDS

The past few years we have seen designers and homeowners gravitate towards cooler colors such as blues and greens, so we are excited that warmer tones are going to be in for the new year. Tonal reds are a great way to add complimenting contrast while providing the warmth that makes your home more inviting.

GEOMETRIC PATTERNS

Similar to floral patterns and brass decor, incorporating geometric patterns is no new trend. Yet for the New Year geometric patterns are expected to become a dramatic presence. Colors will be bolder with oversized patterns. This is a trend that will help make a bold statement in any room. A chic and easy way to incorporate this pattern into your home decor is adding geometric throws.

CONCRETE ACCENTS

Some may wonder why concrete has left the construction zone, yet 2019 will be the year it steps into many homes decor. Providing a crisp, clean look that’s easy to compliment Concrete isn’t just for countertops. Geometric concrete tiles will become increasingly popular and pair two of next years hottest design trends into one stylish piece.

VINTAGE LIGHTING

A trend that many will be shocked to see making its way back into the new year. The vintage lights we are expecting to see will be less exposed lighting and more of vintage pendants and sconces, in brass and copper finishes. 2019 will be a year where trending designs come together in unison.

BURNT YELLOW

Previously this shade of yellow was seen as too overwhelming and dramatic, yet in the coming year, the bolder the better. Yellow is a color that exudes happiness, confidence, and cheer. Whether used in accents or statement pieces, burnt yellow is sure to make your home feel joyous in 2019. If you feel that this is a risky color, read our designers guide to incorporate yellow accents.

70’S CHIC

With many old design trends coming back in style this 2019, such as velvet and geometric patterns, our designers are expecting to see many nods to the 70s era. 70’s chic decor is all warm palettes, funky textures, and abstract silhouettes. Incorporating this trend into your home will bring out amazing personality into everyliving room or bedroom design.

AGATE WALLPAPER

Many seem to stay away from wallpaper in general, yet 2018 was a year that saw wallpaper used in more homes. 2019 will be no different, and it is all in print. Agate wallpaper is making a splash for its pops of colors, and its natural ununiformed lines and colors perfectly marry both the bold and natural trends we expect for 2019.

MATTE FINISHES

From beauty products to customized cars, technological advancements have made matte finishes all the more alluring and viable. Compared to the dramatic effect that high-shine finishes conjure, matte finishes lend furnishings a more relaxed, however, futuristic appeal.

Take this sleek console brought to life by a sensational yellow and periwinkle color combo. In a more traditional color combo it would have come off as standard. And if it were finished with a high-gloss effect, it would come off as overly loud. Instead, thanks to its matte patina, it’ll lend any room a quiet sense of dignity and grace while remaining ultra-cool.

For a similar effect, look for matte finished furnishings that boast unexpected hues and silhouettes, or go for classic styling as when a piece is finished with a matte technique, it will remain forever-cool.

CANOPY BEDS

Though they haven’t been in vogue since the late 80’s, we’ve seen a steady rise in clients requesting updated takes on grand canopy beds. It could be because hotel inspired bedroom suites have been all the rage over the past decade, or it very well could be that people are seeking out the ultimate comforting oasis.

Whatever the case, minimally minded canopy beds are readily available in an endless array of options. And since they usually boast a slim silhouette and elements, they can now fit in almost any room with ease without coming off as overbearing and unnecessary. To make one work in your bedroom, follow suit and source a canopy bed that is quiet and slim to ensure that it won’t take up too much space or ever go out of style.

Okay so the drill here is that if you are wanting your old or revamped furniture to gel into the new atmosphere , and you don’t want to get into the hassle of renovating your house according to the update trends than just follow these tips.

More tips to improve the already existing interior

  • Use mirrors to balance a fixed color scheme while adding a polished look to any modern living room.
  • Let the past meet the present by curating pieces that are sure to spark conversation.
  • Keep small spaces clutter-free with a minimalist’s approach to decor and neutral foundation colors.
  • Don’t have enough space to decorate the walls? Incorporate a patterned rug with a bold design.
  • You don’t always need a couch. Opt for non-traditional pieces that create a retro vibe.
  • Bring a level of zen to your design by invoking nature with a couple of green plants.

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