For me, there’s no room in the house more important than the living room. Why? Because it’s the room where we all sit down together and enjoy time as a family. Whether we’re watching television, playing board games, entertaining guests or just relaxing with a cup of tea, the living room is most definitely the hub of our home.
And as it’s such a key area for both unwinding and spending quality time with loved ones in, it’s vital that you make it a space in which you take great pride in. It’s a good idea to decorate or make minor changes to this room on a fairly regular basis to keep things fresh and exciting. With this in mind, here are a few current trends to bring into your living room.
I’m sure it will come as no surprise when I say that colours go in and out of fashion faster than you can say ‘Jack Robinson’ when it comes to home decor. And this year is no exception. I think it comes down to your own personal taste and the style of the room when you’re choosing the colour palette for your living room. But a few of the current most popular colours to incorporate include bright pinks, punchy pastels and bold violets. If, like me, you’re not brave enough to decorate in bright colours I highly recommend going for a grey and white colour-scheme – always a modern classic. Additionally, 2018 is a good year for using multiple shades of the same colour in the same room, with the ability to bring them together with furnishings.
Believe it or not, there are also some fabrics which are proving to be hugely popular in 2018. Velvet, in particular, is on the rise as it has a feeling of luxury and comfort – this makes it a good option for sofas, curtains and cushions.
This year is all about using different textures on a feature wall. And believe me, this is a trend I can really get behind! Glittery wallpaper, staggered wooden blocks and even stone cladding can all add an interesting look to a living room. But my favourite way to add some texture to a feature wall is to use brick tiles. The tiles are based on old bricks which gives them a very traditional look and feel, but at the same time, they don’t look out of place in a more modern setting. When we finally get round to decorating our living room I want to use these on our chimney breast. I think they’ll look fab!
Flooring is a key area to address when updating your living room this year. And it seems that patterned carpets are making a comeback along with tartan and stripes. Although it isn’t necessarily for me, I do think it could be an interesting way to add some visual appeal to the room. We usually stick with laminate flooring, but maybe we should be thinking outside the box and trying something else for a change!
Corner sofas are another current trend which can look great in any living room. They can help give it a lovely, relaxed vibe as well as providing plenty of seating for the whole family to sit on. The next time we buy a sofa I want to go for a corner one. They’re just fab!
These are the main living room trends for 2018 that can really revitalise any lounge area. Like I said before, this should be a space that you take great pride in. So make it somewhere that looks fantastic but is also comfortable and welcoming at the same time.