Living rooms come in all sizes, colors, materials, textures, lighting and styles. They also serve different purposes. Some homes have a formal living room in addition to a more casual family room, while other homes have one living room serving as both family room and living room.
But, what elements make a modern living room…modern?
Modern Living Room Elements
Most modern living rooms have an open floor plan
- It’s also important that the room is not cluttered whatsoever and is cleaned regularly. White is a commonly used color in modern living rooms, and regular cleanings help to get out those tough spots and stains. It also helps the colors to stay crisp and contrasting.
Floor-to-ceiling glass windows or walls
- Using crown molding helps to give the appearance of floor-to-ceiling walls. It makes the room seem as if it were custom, while also creating a luxurious and modern atmosphere.
Crisp paint jobs with bold, beautiful accent colors
- Choosing a vibrant color palette creates the modern aura that you’re trying to achieve. For example, bright reds, black doors, and stark whites is a popular color scheme. Painting the doors black throughout a modern living room give it an elegant and expensive look.
The modern look calls for a kind of high style that most other living rooms don’t, and it can get a little pricey. The most simple way of saving money on decorating your living room is by shopping online. Check out our massive list of 107 online furniture stores.
Whatever your living room tastes, you’ll find something you like below. Enjoy our gallery below.
Be sure to check out our modern sofa gallery here.
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If you love the high ceiling look, you should see our gallery of living rooms with soaring ceilings.
Below are more small living room designs!
One way to really jazz up a room is to use furniture for color like the living room above. Red sofas can really do the trick. If this design appeals to you, check out this list of modern red sectionals.
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I like how the TV stand is built into the wall here. While mounting flat screens is popular, you certainly have other options such as using stylish TV stands.
One of the most popular types of floor for living rooms is hard wood as pictured above. If you like the look, check out our huge gallery of living rooms with hard wood flooring.
The modern sectional sofa above is one of my favorite designs. It’s elegant, sturdy and comfortable. Check out many modern sectionals here.
Check out our follow up video, 27 Luxury Living Room designs.
But, the fun doesn’t end there! There’s more.
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