The living room is where you gather, lounge, and share stories as well as your personal style. Our favorite living room trends are perfect for all styles, whether it’s boho, classic, modern, or a little bit of everything. Keep on reading to see our favorite living room looks, trending living room colors, and decor trends of 2020 as well as trends from 2019 and 2018 that are still going strong in interior design.
Eclectic & Boho Looks
Many are abandoning single-style spaces for a storied, layered boho look that borrows a bit from every style — and not just in the living room. The only rule is there are no rules, which makes this one of our favorite interior design trends. An eclectic home look is best created with pieces you love. Start with key anchor pieces (sofas and accent chairs) and add in tables, if you need them, and an area rug to anchor your living space.
Take cues from desert life with warm terracotta hues against blues and greens. Tribal-inspired patterns on decorative pillows and rugs are big for this look, and always remember to integrate natural, handmade-inspired elements. This southwest living room trend is going to be a forever favorite, as it combines laid-back California style with a hint of boho and mid-century modern elements.
This look is all about organic style and eco-friendly elements with a modern update. For this decor trend, embrace woven pieces, layered textures, a soft, neutral color palette, and some greenery for some serenity in your living space. After all, your living room is the prime spot for unwinding after a long day — let it relax you in style.
Whether it’s art or furniture, abstract design has a way of adding intrigue to your space. Unique forms can stand on their own as a focal point in your living space or pair with more aspirational pieces. Shapely chairs, abstract wall art, and geometric pillows work for this trend which can make a traditional or formal living room become more current.
Wicker & Rattan Accents
Wicker accent chairs contrast beautifully with a leather sofa and fabric upholstery. Complement the country, coastal vibe of wicker and rattan with some geo-patterned pillows, modern accents, and sleek furniture and living room decor. Try a wicker hanging egg chair in your living room for a majorly on-trend look.
You don’t usually hear “more is more” but that’s exactly how to interpret the maximalism trend. Go nuts with decor, color, pattern, and texture — and don’t forget to pile on all of the pillows. Whether you go for neutral colors or bold hues, this look is best pulled off with pieces you love and filling every inch of your living room.
Yes, the wallpaper you once tried to get rid of is back — and it’s surprisingly super stylish. Anything goes, from bold patterns to subtle hues and textures in the living room. Try fun removable wallpaper ideas to make a big impact in small living rooms too.
Coffee Table Alternatives
It’s true that the coffee table is a living room staple, but many living rooms function just as well without one. So if you’re strapped for space or you just prefer the look of something else with your living room design, there are several ways to have a living room without a coffee table. Coffee table alternative include ottomans, poufs, decorative trunks and chests, accent tables, and end tables. Just make sure to get the height right with your sofa and to have space you need for what you want to use it for.
Looking for More Home Design Trends?
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