When you think about a modern living room you think about a minimalist style. So, if you choose this style you have to know that it has to be a simple, elegant and casual design, with few ornaments and furniture pieces. The idea of a minimalist design is that of clean lines with basic geometric shapes.
The motto is ”Less is More” which means that the fewer things you have in the room, the more pure and peaceful the energy will be. In terms of colors white is dominant, and it may be associated with grey or black, but in present times, the designers encourage us to also introduce bold colors like orange, green or red.
The furniture has an important role in setting the minimalist style. It has to be modern and practical, replacing the massive pieces of furniture with shelves that are not only decorative but also very useful. Another essential piece of furniture is the sofa, which is the centerpiece of the living room, so is absolutely necessary for it to follow the same rule of simplicity. At the same time it has to be comfortable and utilitarian.
The lighting in a living room is also significant therefore big windows will definitely provide all the necessary sunlight. Curtains are in general very simple or they are not used at all, because they can easily change the modern aspect into a traditional one. In terms of decorations the regular shapes and natural materials are preferred. They all have to be modern so you can use lamps, abstract paintings or mirrors. You can even spice the place up by adding some colorful pieces such as decorative pillows, simple home made decoration or books.
For a glossy effect, the floor is in general a bright one, so it will give you the impression of a bigger place and it is recommended for it to have a similar shade with the doors, all of these elements becoming part of the interior. The main idea is to keep the room as simple as you can, and only to highlight some specific things that give you a positive and restful energy as it is the room in which you spent the most part of your day.
From the aesthetic point of view, the minimalist style is very contemporary and it follows the idea of keeping things as simple as you can, to strip away the items that are not actually necessary, but at the same time to keep the identity of the room. The style has become a way of life so if you decide to approach it, you can be sure that you can achieve some very interesting things in your living room, with less than you can imagine.