TOP-80 of the best photo furniture for the living room in a modern style. We identify general trends and analyze particular manifestations in various modern styles..
A selection of photo ideas for furniture in the living room in a modern style. A variety of interiors, an abundance of solutions for decorating a room for receiving guests.
- General trends in contemporary style in the design of living rooms
- Laconicism of minimalism
- Futuristic motifs
General trends in contemporary style in the design of living rooms
Multiculturalism and globalization have generated new trends in the design of interiors of residential (and not only) premises:
- High tech
- Eco style
Each of these styles is unique in its own way, each of these styles in its own way reflects certain manifestations of the modern era. However, despite all the diversity and inconsistency of the above styles, there are basic trends that characterize and combine them under the motto “modernity”. Namely:
- Geometric shapes. Most of the modern styles for interior design are based on the severity of lines and the clarity of geometric shapes. Moreover, geometric shapes do not always imply symmetry..
- Refusal of accessories. Although not completely, however, the giants of the furniture industry at the present stage are trying to minimize the use of outdoor furniture by replacing it with more technological mechanisms (for example, opening drawers with a single touch).
- Functionality and practicality. To some extent, this can be seen from the previous paragraph, however, in this case, we are talking about all kinds of furniture decors: the vast majority of modern furniture styles prefer its “usefulness and convenience” rather than details and accents. It is not only practical, but also stylish..
- Conciseness. Modern living room furniture does not imply anything superfluous and meaningless. Its main hobby is simplicity and sophistication..
- Originality of accessories, which compensates for the lack of decor on facades and other surfaces.
- The integrity of the interior. This is the main feature of the modern style of interior decoration, which consists in the smooth transitions from one design element to another, without focusing on the borders, the gap between them. Such an interior is perceived as one, into which you are completely immersed, barely crossing the threshold.
Laconicism of minimalism
It would seem that it could be simpler than a living room in the style of minimalism? Remove the decor, remove all unnecessary – and here it is! Ready! However, not everything is as primitive as it might seem at first glance. Not every room without details will look as stylish as a minimalist living room.
What are the nuances to pay attention to in the living room furniture, so that it is fully consistent with the minimalism style, and not be a primitive piece of wood attached to the wall?
1. The furniture in the headset should be exactly as much as is necessary in fact: there should be no decorative bedside tables, shelves or chairs in the room. In this regard, cabinet furniture from modules is very convenient, which allows you to independently select the components of the headset.
2. Furniture in the style of minimalism should be basic neutral shades:
- The black
- Shades of brown
These colors should not be evident, on the contrary – are designed to scatter attention around the room.
3. Clarity of lines and shapes. Even asymmetric furniture placement should be as geometric as possible.
4. There should be no decor on the furniture! Even if it is desirable, if not completely, then to refuse as much as possible.
5. Dominant materials – glass and metal instead of wood, especially for horizontal surfaces (for example, a coffee table).
“Upholstered” furniture in the style of minimalism should be as rigid and concise as possible, without folds, ruffles and other things. The fewer details an eye could catch on, the better.
In general, it is worth noting the practicality of the minimalism style in terms of cleaning – the less “dust collectors” in the room, the easier it is to clean. However, keep in mind that in such a room, any accidentally thrown thing will stand out very much and cut the eye like a foreign body.
Futurism is relevant today in everything: in clothing, in art, in cinema, in the interior. This style allows you to reveal the full rich potential of your imagination, to look a little beyond reality.
The main features of high-tech furniture:
In the framework of this style, you can experiment not only with colors (although it is recommended to use 1-2 colors as the base), but also with textures. For example, using a combination of materials such as:
- Faux leather
If in the classical style the naturalness of materials is fundamentally important, then the high-tech style almost completely eliminates it, focusing only on the ultramodern achievements of science.
A huge role in the design of the living room in high-tech style is played by additional lighting: it can be located not only on the ceiling or walls, but also on furniture: a cabinet, a bar counter, shelves.
Futuristic hi-tech style can manifest itself in unexpected forms of furniture. Instead of traditional rectangular shelves, you can hang shelves in the form of rhombuses or polygons.
Do you like home appliances of the latest models, as they say, in the heat of the heat? Then you will surely like the techno style. To create it, furniture with chrome facades, as well as various combinations of glass, are perfect. Special cabinets for built-in appliances will fit perfectly – this invention is relevant not only for kitchens.
Glass facades made of dark glass in an ensemble with a plasma TV can look advantageous and original, as if reminiscent of LCD screens. But who knows, suddenly this is truly an innovative espionage technique disguised as a closet?..
In general, furniture for storage (that is, cabinets, cabinets, shelves) is very far from traditional, as safes, cameras or even containers are more likely to resemble. They can be of various shapes, but the most popular are parallelepiped or cylinder..
Instead of chairs, prefer stools with round metal metal legs. Seats can be made of glass, plastic or perforated metal.
Upholstered furniture to create living room interior in the techno style should be low. Upholstery – synthetic, bag-shaped cut.
Mix of motives
Appeared at the beginning of the last century in New York, the loft style is relevant to this day. This is not surprising, because even in a post-industrial society of global urbanization, traditions and a tribute to antiquity always take place..
Originally arose as a need to combine technical and living rooms in one room, today it is rather a special chic.
This style allows you to turn any construction flaw in the form of an unprocessed wall or open pipes into a bright accent.
To create a living room in the loft style, the line of furniture in retro style (for example, from Ikea) is ideal and minimalism is the main thing that they should contrast with the overall decoration of the room.
Upholstery fabric for upholstered furniture – leatherette, jeans, jacquard.
To create a loft style, dark-colored furniture is used, but it is desirable to dilute it with a couple of bright or light objects.
Instead of a curbstone or a sofa, you can use an antique-styled chest. At the same time you will have additional storage space.
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Can’t decide what is closer to the soul – Provence or hi-tech, classic or art deco? Then mix! So you not only satisfy all your desires, but also create a fashionable interior in fusion style!
Unlike the avant-garde, fusion is designed to find harmony and balance between decor items. They should not “shout over” each other, on the contrary – maximize the charm and uniqueness of each other..
Choosing furniture from the photo in the catalog, armed with scissors, you can “try on” different pieces of furniture to each other.
Furniture should be united in groups, for example, upholstered furniture in one style, modular in another, and hinged in the third. But don’t overdo it! Total should be in moderation!
In the fusion style, there are no restrictions regarding the palette – it can be a wide variety of colors and shades. However, remember that if you do not have the talent of a colorist, it is not advisable to combine more than three colors in one interior.
The Internet is full of pictures in which matching colors are taken out. It is believed that if a picture (photograph) looks natural and organic, then all the colors on it are combined.
When creating a living room in the modern style, it is important to remember that despite the fact that “modern” literally translates as “modern”, this style arose and existed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Since then, a lot of time has passed and the whole era of postmodernism.
But, as you know, everything ingenious is simple, and fashion has the property of returning. And now modernism is gaining momentum again and becoming relevant.
The main idea of modernity is unity and harmony with nature. That is why – modern denies geometricity and clarity, giving preference to smoothness and asymmetry, because nature can not be driven into frames and drawn under the ruler!
The main material for the manufacture of modern furniture is wood. No paints, varnishes and unnatural colors – only naturalness! The main colors are korchinovy, coffee, beige, terracotta, which can be combined with white. The same colors should prevail in textiles and upholstery..
The charm of the Art Nouveau style is that you can create many interesting design elements with your own hands from improvised materials.
All the furniture that is in the living room in Art Nouveau style, must be on its feet. At the same time, the legs should not be even and boring, but florid, interesting, with thread. And although someone may consider this a too small and insignificant detail, it is thanks to her that you can create a unique atmosphere of modernity in your home.
Ecostyle, the name of which comes from the word “environmental friendliness”, incorporates the sophistication and elegance of modernity, as well as the simplicity and practicality of country style.
Its main feature is that, in addition to using natural materials to create furniture, they must be subject to minimal chemical treatment.
Modular furniture to create a living room in eco-style is practically not used. But a lot can be made to order. For example, instead of traditional chairs, couches or stools, you can use wicker armchairs.
Ecostyle, by virtue of its naturalness, does not have to be boring and monotonous. It is quite possible to give it an ethnic flavor, for example, using different species of trees that are not characteristic of your locality.
To create a living room in Japanese eco-style, you will need bamboo and rice paper, and in Canada – maples.
The main features of modern ecostyle are lightness, airiness, unobtrusiveness.
The main palette is beige, green, gray. In this case, it is better to choose shades as light as possible.
Pay special attention to fabrics – textiles should only be made from natural raw fibers. Most often it is linen or cotton.
An interesting detail for decorating a living room in eco-style can be decorating with scourges: they can be used to decorate floor lamps, furniture legs or curtains.
Modern luxury – art deco
Luxury is always awesome..
Of course, the main indicator of the luxury of the interior is the wealth and high cost of the materials used. A luxurious interior involves the use of not only traditional materials for the manufacture of furniture, such as wood, metal, stone, but also much more rare and valuable materials:
- Exotic tree species
- Precious metals and stones (e.g. for inlay)
- Skin of rare animal species (reptiles)
- Hides and furs
Of course, all these materials were used, one way or another, to decorate the homes of noble people. What then is the modernity of this style?
A feature of the art deco style is its obligatory thematic stylization. Any of the aspects of the life of the “rich and famous” can be the leitmotif:
- Expensive cars
- Horse Racing
- African safari
- Travel on a cruise ship
Refined and original forms, rich accessories, a lot of details and accents will look great here..
Art Deco requires space! Only in a spacious room can you use all the variety of materials and textures to create an interior!
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