Many successful artists and designers draw on the past for their innovative breakthroughs, and this principal certainly extends to interior decor too. It's hard to browse through design magazines without coming across a modern room that incorporates a standout Mid-Century chair, or an industrial kitchen that relies on the exciting colors of vintage appliances. This post examines 30 fabulous living rooms that infuse their contemporary sensibilities with classical design inspiration - these throwbacks range from architectural features to upholstery patterns and, most often, vintage-inspired furniture.
The eye can't help but be drawn to the pretty pastel wall art in this living room. You don't even miss the TV. A cool, neutral color palette keeps this living room simply chic. An area rug is one thing, but painting an entire section of wall in a contrasting color really drives home the point that this living room is separate from the rest of the home.
In this bright and modern living room, we also get a view of a spacious dining area and sunny kitchen. The open floorplan ensures that the home is welcoming from any angle. The patterns in this lovely living room from visualizer Gaurav are a bit whimsical and distinctly feminine. From the delicate wallpaper to the bold zebra print rug, each piece plays together for a cozy bohemian feel. This next living room is also from Gaurav but uses various soothing shades of blue to make visitors feel like they are drifting across a cool blue ocean.
Green is a lively color that will refresh any room! There are so many ways to add it to your grey lounge that you are sure to find your own one or mix several. First of all, decide on the shade of green you want: emerald, sage, lime, mint, dark green or any other. The lighter shade you choose, the fresher the room will look, and if you choose bold green accents, they will give your room en elegant look, such shades are amazing for mid-century modern and art deco interiors and will also light up a modern living room. Need a lively super modern ambience and planning to have guests? Opt for lime green details and your living room will look amazing!
Decide on your room style first: modern, minimalist, retro, mid-century or beach. Neutral beige shades will become a perfect soothing backdrop for almost any kind of room. If you are looking for a moody ambience, opt for rich brown shades or dark brown. Brown shades are more often used for walls, floors and furniture, while blue can be added as accents. Coastal-inspired rooms look amazing with brown and blue, opt for rich blue shades and calm brown ones, beige or other neutrals.
Grey and green are a very natural combo, they are suitable for almost any décor style, from moody dark or art deco to light Scandinavian or mid-century modern. Vary the shades and complement neutral tones with vivacious green pops.
Unless you have the luxury of an oversized closet — or can live with three turtlenecks and two pairs of jeans, Steve Jobs style — conquering your closet is a necessity. Below are some small closet products that will not only help you organize your clothing, shoes and accessories, but also add storage space and beautify your closet.
Irresistibly smooth and balanced. Fixtures centered on the wall of the tub can accommodate an occupant lounging in either direction. A subtle pedestal permits a lighter aesthetic than designs that rest on the floor. The slender faucet lacks any excess or ornamentation, allowing its graceful curvature to capture the spotlight.
When choosing nightstands, be mindful of the space available. Smaller spaces may not be able to handle more than one bedside table. Mix it up, if you are so inclined; the matching nightstand rule was made to be broken.
Neutrals or moodies? Choose the shades of grey to your liking: from very light and subtle to dark charcoals and almost black to create an ambience that you like. It will be a perfect base for further decorating, and then choose shades of green that you like: emerald, mint, sage, lime or else, it depends on your taste and mood you want to create.