Comfy, Uncluttered and More Casual: The Modern-Day Living Room

While once formal and reserved for special occasions, living rooms have transformed into more laid back and decluttered spaces, where everyone is welcome to get comfortable. 

Here are just a few living room design trends that will likely be satisfy your longing for comfort for a long time to come: 

Sectional sofas. Whether they’re two-sided or three-sided, sectional sofas continue to make their style mark in living rooms round the world. Who can resist the temptation to stretch out and relax? How great that today’s sectionals come in plenty of designs, from modern to Old World, and feature fabrics ranging from natural leather and leather match, to soft chenille and everything in between.

  • Entertainment furniture. Comfort is king as we settle in with our flat-screen TVs. Power-operated reclining mechanisms, deeper-seated sofas and affordable home theater setups are all part of today’s functional living rooms.

  • Home bars. Whether you like to entertain, or just appreciate a good cocktail, adding a “happy hour” area can make your living room a lot more livable. 

  • Vintage-casual looks. Thanks to today’s relaxed design rules, expect things like fewer matched sets, more accent chairs and linen-like fabrics to be popular choices for living rooms. 

  • Accessories. A must for any living room, accessories are an easy way to add personality. Choosing spicier hues, intriguing patterns and more “hand-spun” fabrics will add a splash of color and texture to your space. Themes (e.g., 1960s patterns, exotic Moroccan market finds, distressed Parisian antiques, etc.) are also trendy in the accent arena.