Contemporary Living Room Decorating Ideas

You want your living room to look clean, chic, inviting and modern, and also have an element of sophistication about it? Well, you can achieve all that and even on a small budget. The harmony of a modern living room depends mostly on its symmetrical arrangements and limited hues.

If your furniture is still in good shape, you can make a few changes to get it to look mare modern. For example, change your wall colors into a nice and soothing color; add a few plants or flower arrangements or a lace or modern table cloth. This can make a world of difference to your living room. It would transform your room into a warm and cozy place where you will be excited to come home to or where you can entertain your guests. On the other hand, if your furniture is worn out, do not think twice, empty out the room completely.

You should remember while you are designing your living room that you should not think about that room alone, but how it is going to work out with the rest of your home. If you have redecorated the rest of the house recently in a particular style you should continue with the same style in the living room as well. Try to maintain nice modern furniture throughout your house. Pay attention to colors as well, as there are colors that just do not do well with certain other colors. If you want to add colors to your living room, you can use bright pillows printed with symmetrical patterns, such as inter-woven colored squares.

Another idea you can apply in your modern living room is to have a sectional sofa. Its L-shaped design embodies the classical right angles of modern decor. Your coffee table should be square or rectangular to be in harmony with the symmetrical simplicity of your modern living room sofa. If you have bought a sectional sofa in a light color, choose a modern arm chair that is in a dark shade, and vice versa.

The rug in your modern living room should be fluffy and playful in contrast to the tailored angles of your furniture. A shag rug would be perfect. For example, choose a shag rug with inter-woven circles in different colors. It would not only look beautiful, but it will also add bright hues to your modern living room decor.

You can get inspiration from the following pictures.