If one wonders what are the main trends in Living room design should take a peek in the fair trade halls of imm cologne for an early year preview. And this year exhibition has one very distinctive trade there is an explosion of color – vibrant, vital and capturing, so one thing is sure this year decor journey won’t be boring at all.
Living Room Colors and Materials
The research and exploration of color are worth a time – chairs, armchairs, sofas, and accessories were all offered in a wide range of color tones, strong and characteristic, as were even tables and luminaries. And the modern classics, may they be by Cassina, Ligne Roset or Thonet, are all taking the limelight again thanks to updated colors – that becomes one of the most distinctive trends for this year, so let’s enjoy this exotic journey.
So, colors as a trend, which raises a lot of questions – which colors, what combinations, in what range? Well if we keep in mind that often the fashion scene paves the way for furniture design when it comes to color and texture we can assume that in the end a single colorful piece of furniture can accentuate and spin the whole aesthetic of any space. Also notable is the influence of brands that introduce the strong and playful presence of pastel girlie room colors that quickly can become a norm.
Touring the halls of Cologne one can notes the repeated presence of bright sunny, or lemon yellow as a character defining choice. But that is not the only bold and strongly present choice of the designers when it comes to color choice – take a note of new shelf system called Mesh in red-orange by Werner Aisslinger for Piure in a burnt reddish-orange or Pad Board in a lush grass green. Green in its all vivid varieties is highly acceptable and introduced in any number of different hues including the zesty yellow-green that Pantone has made its color of the year.
Another intriguing and wort deep exploration trend for 2018 / 2019 is the creation of living premise where pine green, mustard yellow, royal blue and Bordeaux red allied to form an interior style inspired by the Vienna salons of the turn of the 20th century.
And speaking of the Baroque influence and richness of sensational experiences we must turn our attention to the usage of rich materials compositions like velvet, different shining surfaces of metal and the addition of dark wood. Highlights in satin gold, created by brushed brass, a worthy successor to the copper can also adorn the rich decor of the feature. Whereas bronze was strongly featured in recent years, now we are seeing more gold and brass tones. That puts a strong emphasis on the splendor of the interior in our home.
Like in this interior composition the combination between modern Scandinavian approach and vintage charm when sprinkled with a dash of golden spender can acquire a sense of luxury and nobility that is unmistakable. The creator of the decor Indre Sunklodiene had found a balancing point of preserving some of the rich features of the vintage expression and adding luxury materials, strong, bold color accents and inviting textures.
Ok, now this creation of Philippe Nigro for the Ligne Roset possesses all the trendy charming features of a perfect furniture for modern living room experience: decided in bold or soft girly colors, with rich texture, unique shape and offering remarkable comfort the welcoming appearance of this seating set is almost unprecedented.
Ploum seater with low backrest is a darker version of the seat that looks like one single large cushion placed on elegant base – intriguing solution for any trendy living space.
Prado nomadic settee are more open and exotic version in the collection.
Large comfortable furniture decided in bold colors and inviting textures this time inspired by iconic model introduced over 35 years ago, thus carrying the hint of vintage experience. The Plumy collection features characteristic large cushions that are filled with goose feathers and can be folded into a chaise lounge position to create a customized and relaxing experience.
This modern apartment located in Kiev, Ukraine and designed by Olga Akulova has its strongly dynamic urban presence. Thanks to the row concrete constructs, an unusual layout of functional zones and the contemporary artistic spirit reflected in the unique brass elements the designer has successfully composed a memorable interior decor.
Another design project located in Kiev this time by Oleksii Venediktov, the design features not only bold and characteristic color combinations but also trendy large furniture piece which is to become the main focal point of the living room premise. Inviting and masculine with a geometrical shape that suites the rest of the Tetris-like game of the interior elements.
Clear-lined stylistic, modern simplicity and eminent style characterize this project of ARCH. 625 located in the urban scenery of Moscow, Russia. And again vast soft sitting elements with inviting cushions and welcoming emanation.
Residential space in Risskov, Denmark. This project is a magnificent example of modern Scandinavian architecture and design: a four level villa V3, developed by the progressive studio ADRESS and presents us with an elegant take on urban serenity and style. Space features contemporary simplicity, geometric stylistic, combined with organic material palette and inviting textures decided in minimalist and serine color palette.
Living Room Furniture Design for 2018 / 2019
Speaking of living room design arrangements there few main guidelines which you may already have noticed: that’s apart from the intense color and shining materials explosion which we explored previously; The inspiration drawn from vintage pieces of furniture is to be noted almost everywhere. And we speak of inspiration the usage of new materials, new technologies and aesthetics to rethink and give a new life to a time-proven design. And that’s making the word of interior design a richer and more entertaining place – many of these new designs have confidently dotted on different epochs, taking up ideas, patterns and solutions of the 1940s and 1950s or the 1970s and that is bringing great variety and exuberance of shapes.
But notice, this rethinking, and reincarnation of furniture design, shows its unique contemporary direction: the sofas are expanding and extending too, seating arrangement are big and fluffy, seats are made to fold over and swivel until you are lying. Inviting comfort and leisure the new trend of overly big, puffy and lazy looking sitting arrangements and sofas is somewhat an expression of the modern day life – where people come home after a busy day and want to lay, relax and feel snug. But do so in a luxurious and chic atmosphere. So that’s another trend observed in the interior decor world: walking amongst the booths of the exhibition one is dazzled by the gleaming gold, smooth velvet, and exclusive materials, seductively shimmering colored glass and finely brushed metal that constitutes the feature of interior decor living rooms design. Sophistication is certainly ‘the rage’ in the current interior design world. Indeed, the trend toward elegance is perceptible everywhere.
Not only the sofas and sitting elements of the living room offer great variety, other furniture details are also worth attention: the LEMA Selecta is a perfect example of how the shelving. When situated in the living room, can cover a whole wall without being too overwhelming and offer at the same time functionalism and style.
In this case, the shelf installation can also be mobile, airily and elegant as is this system, which can, also serves as a space divider.
Versatile modular system decided in minimalist language that can accommodate all the modern entertainment system pieces Pass-Word, by Dante Bonuccelli.