The euphoria of the New Year and the high of the Holiday Season might have waned away with passing days, but early January is still the time for making new beginnings and embracing designs trends that will serve you well for the next 12 months. From beautiful Spring Collections that promise to drive away the winter blues within no time to sparkling pendant lights that promise to enliven your world, it is the time to treat yourself to the latest decor finds. And as you get ready to give your home a makeover, the hot design trends that are predicted to rule 2015 will aid you in creating an even more smart and fashionable home.
Today we take a look at the living room decorating trends that combine a sense of timeless design with the current hot trends to shape a classy and tasteful interior. While some will serve you well for years to come, others promise to bring a dash of excitement and playfulness that will transform your existing living space. Take a look at the top four decorating trends that will shape living rooms in 2015 –
A Splash of Cozy Color
Gone are the days of the plush living room couch in boring beige, simple white and unassuming gray. It is time add a bit of vibrant color to the contemporary living room with a colorful sofa that reflects the style of the room. Considering how most modern living rooms already use a neutral backdrop, it is barely surprising that home decorators are turning towards bold couches in bright hues to create an instant focal point in the room. A couch in bright red, sensational blue, daring green or even energizing orange will fit in with almost any theme you have going.
Picking a classic like the Chesterfield sofa in one of these primary colors is also a safe bet that works in most rooms. And in case you are not happy with just one peppy hue, there are also several multi-colored options that will steal the show and provide a balance between the traditional and the modern.
A Gorgeous Galley Wall
There is something about a collection of picture frames or curated artwork that turns a normal house into a cozy, inviting home. It is this personal touch a gallery wall brings to the living room that makes it a must have in the contemporary home filled with glazed surfaces and simple, straight lines. There are plenty of ways that you can compose a gallery wall without actually investing in an expensive art collection. Use your favorite family photographs to shape a truly ‘memorable’ accent wall in the living room. Using frames with similar styles and finishes is often the best way forward, as it gives a coherent look to the collection.
Framed black and white photographs or monochromatic artwork is another trendy way to shape a gallery wall that will hold the attention of friends and family. This spring, add a colorful backdrop to the framed collection to let it stand out visually. And for those living in a rental home, picture ledges offer a smart alternative that allows you to shape a gallery wall without having to drill any holes to hang the picture frames!
Flip over New Trends
Adding a bookcase to the living room might sound like a very simple idea on the surface. But considering the wide array of options you have in regards to stunning, sculptural bookcases and exquisite wall units, it can get a bit overwhelming. Irrespective of the choice you make, ensure that the bookcase becomes an organic and integral part of the living room. It need not be filled with a ton of books right away, though. Give yourself the time to build a collection and use other decorative pieces in the meantime to fill up the empty space. Standalone bookshelves can also be used to demarcate space in an open-floor living area without actually using half-walls.
Your Three-Legged Buddy!
Rounding up the fantastic four are tripod floor lamps, which have taken the interior design world by a storm in late 2014. This is set to continue through the next year, and you will do well to add one of these cool lighting fixtures to the living room. For most of us, though, space is the biggest issue when we think of tripod floor lamps. Clear out a cool corner or make some extra room by moving the side table at the end of the couch for one of these. A bit of de-cluttering and editing is all you need! If you are blessed with a really large living space, then you can even add an oversized tripod that will set the tone for the rest of the room.