Another Year of the Outdoors
So why will living rooms of 2016 be wrapped in light colors of pink and stylish shades of blue? Well, Pantone has certainly pointed in this direction by choosing Rose Quartz and Serenity as the Hues of the Year for 2016. Of course, you are not strictly leap by what Pantone picks, but with styles like shabby chic and Scandinavian being the most popular right now, it does create sense to use pastel and lighter hues of colors like pink and blue. Of course, those looking for bolder choices able to try out brighter shapes of both the colors in the living room, but with restraint.
Blues & Pinks
Organic Décor Choices
An entire generation is turning towards a greener, cleaner and a more planet-friendly culture, irrespective of whether they select to vocally make a statement on bigger matters like global warming or not! Nothing needs to be wasted and everything in your attic or store room can obtain a new lease of life with a little DIY-styled imagination! Vintage is certainly in and old wall signs, décor and accessories in the living room are all the rave. Hop in on this trend and even if you are not especially crafty, shop eco-sociable and be a part of the trendy green wave.
Increasingly style is becoming more a personal option than an industry defined guideline in modern homes and 2016 will see an extension of this in the living room with both local creators and homeowners coming together to create a personalized look that fuses two or three unlikely, individual styles. While styles like industrial and Scandinavian will ongoing to make waves in more homes globally, touches of tropical charm and vivacious prints will provide this wonderful alchemy of the exotic and understated. Extensive and ethnic or scruffy chic and modern – create your own fun fusion.
The social kitchen joined with the backyard, the attractive dining room that opens up into the patio or the roomy living room connected visually with the sparkling city skyline in the distance – it is another year where outdoors will outside the interiors. The emphasis on turning the view into the real showstopper of the family room while the décor and atmosphere make second fiddle is definitely the look to aim for in coming months. Even if you are not blessed with the best of views, try to bring in more genuine light and ventilation giving the room a less ‘boxed in’ feel.
And today, we are going to take a look at vogues that will form living rooms across the world in the year ahead. Some of these design options seem like an extension of the top trends from last half of 2016 (which clearly makes plenty of sense) while others are defined by industry leaders and top designers across the globe. Then there are those that inventive homeowners have pushed to the top of the graph because they absolutely love a certain style or look. If you are thinking about redecorating your living room, then don't miss out on these modern elements!
Define Your Own Style
An expansion of the sustainable design, there are plenty of ways in which your living room can be more natural and less ‘plastic’ in 2016. You could append an magnificent green, living wall to the living room, bring in a coffee table or side table with live edge or turn to other organic forms to create a cozy and pleasing ambiance. It is all about ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ but with an added green tinge!
It is that time of the year again when we try to shake off the holiday season blues and find our way back to work and a lifestyle that is far less frenetic and festive. This is also the time when most owner think about a quick home makeover as they try and absorb decorative pieces and design elements that will stay in touch with the hottest trends of 2016. That clearly means keeping an eye out for those styles, colors and furniture and accessories which will make the biggest impact in the next 12 months.