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Trendy living room ideas

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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The living room is one of the most used and functional spaces in the home. It is also one of the very few rooms that has more than one purpose; we use it to relax and unwind after a busy day, and we also use it to entertain guests—two polar opposite activities. For most, we put off undertaking renovations to our bathrooms and bedrooms in favour of the living room for these reasons.

So what are some of the fundamentals we should consider when we are looking to redesign or redecorate a living room?

1. The size—is it open plan, pokey or oddly shaped? This will determine the furniture you buy.

2. Access to natural light—is it a dark space that requires artificial lighting or, conversely, bathed in light?

3. Colour scheme—dependent on the above factors, but of utmost importance.

4. Budget—will you investing in furniture, or giving yourself the opportunity to change it in the future? And is comfort or style your main objective?

At homify today, we are going to help you through this seemingly difficult task and show you some amazing living room ideas from our Indian experts!


​Reminiscing about the 60s and 70s, or just a true devotee to the retro style? This is actually one of the most popular trends for home decorating today, with some homeowners sourcing vintage pieces of furniture from all around the world. The pictured chairs, which are modern evolution of the classic Eames bucket chair, will add an air of charm and eclecticism to your living room. The half-tone ensembles are in mustard yellow and black, which were, and still are, two widely used colours from the 70s era. Complemented wonderfully by the low-rise circular white table, and black shaggy rug, this is the perfect setting to have an evening soiree with your friends and family.

Retro revival

As mentioned in the previous photo, the retro decorating trend is one of the most popular today. In this image, we see a wonderful two seater couch upholstered in a stunning shade of green velvet, and finished with simple, yet elegant steel feet. The room has been finished wonderfully by these two analogue photos of swans. In a hybrid fashion, these pictures combine both modern and old world charm. The red spotted pillows take it another step further, reminding us of the ties our fathers wore to work once upon a time. But of course, no vintage living room would be complete without a well-maintained polished timber floor. This room is a wonderful culmination of so many beautiful retro and vintage elements. 

Muted tones

Patil Residence:  Houses by Design Ecovation
Design Ecovation

Patil Residence

Design Ecovation

A neutral-toned living space is recommended by many design professionals if you want to create a space that is relaxing and encourages the occupant to unwind. After all, the living room is supposed to be a space where you can do just that. We're told to avoid overly bright tones and especially stimulating colours – unless of course, you wish to feel energised and awake each time you lay down! Nonetheless, Design Ecovation has created a soothing and inviting ambience with their choice of a rich yet soothing colour palette. We also absolutely love the shape of the furniture, it's perfect for a large family!


No ideabook would be complete without a regal and opulent photo. Ideally used for more of a formal purpose instead of everyday use, this example shows you how two colours, repeated multiple times in different patterns and textures, can have a huge impact on a space. The absinthe green, in conjunction with the off-white, creates both a glamorous and inviting space. The designers have also managed to fuse modern and classic design elements together to create this wonderful space.   

Sheer elegance

​A large open plan living room means you can employ dark colours and bold pieces of furniture without the risk of enclosing the space. Here, Persian rugs and chocolate brown couches create an ambience of elegance and luxury. The colour scheme has been selected, no doubt, with the larger fixtures in the room such as the wooden panels on the ceiling and exposed brick around the windows and sliding doors. This rich colour scheme also ensures the space looks warm and inviting, which can often be a difficult feat on a mass of white marble flooring.

White & bright

​If comfort is what you had in mind, you cannot go past a modular leather sofa. Offering you, or your guests the capability to stretch out, you can unwind and watch TV, put your feet up or even sneak in a little power nap. In this light-bathed space, the designers have made the most of the penetration of light and kept the colour scheme to a minimum, with the odd splash of pink and red on the cushions. This ensures the room always looks open and fresh, and, it means that as the trend change, so can your living room. By adding a new rug or set of throw pillows, you can update the space as often as your heart desires.

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