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4 popular and modern living room interior styles

When it comes to choosing a modern interior style for your living room it can be hard, especially with so many options out there today. It can also be difficult to visualise what works well together but don’t worry, we can help you.

To get a contemporary, modern interior style we’ve pulled together some inspirational style boards/mood boards to make decision making that little bit easier for you. Sit back and see which styles catch your eye.

  • Mid-century modern
  • Modern minimalism (Japandi)
  • Modern country
  • Industrial
Mid-century modern

Mid-century modern is a blend between the past and where we are today. It is becoming an ever-popular trend that you now see in many homes. Something we love seeing as it’s a nod back to our heritage.

This timeless interior style is full of character and charm with sleek, clean lines, organic shapes, and fine craftsmanship, featuring iconic, vintage or even upcycled traditional furniture.

To achieve this look, use natural elements, such as exposed beams, brick, or wood. You can then accessorise with iconic, vintage or upcycled furniture paired with abstract, geometric prints, and moodier colours with pops of brighter tones like burnt orange, or yellow. There are lots more colours you can consider too.

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Modern minimalism (Japandi)

‘Japandi’ is a beautiful combination of Japanese aesthetics and Scandinavian minimalism which encapsulates inner peace and tranquillity. The two popular trends focus on minimalism with clean lines and uncluttered interiors. The two interior styles work seamlessly together to create a warm, modern, minimalistic space. The mantra ‘less is more’ sums this style up perfectly.

The essentials to creating a Japandi style:

  • Declutter your space to create a sense of minimalism.
  • Choose furniture with simple, clean lines.
  • Use neutral colours and textures to accessorise.

Read more about how to achieve the Japandi look here or visit our Japandi Pinterest board. And, for daily inspiration, follow ‘@japandi_design’ on Instagram.

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Modern Country

A modern country interior style has become a very prevalent trend in recent years. It’s a style where you retain the traditional architecture of a country home and weave in modern features to give it a new, fresh, modern feel using a neutral palette of pastels, muted colours and accents. This living room style is very homely, with a relaxing ambience, and oozes personality and rustic country charm.

Achieving this look can be easy with smart furniture choices. To complement your wood burners, natural beams, and natural stone flooring, choose modern or vintage-inspired furniture. Accessorise with contemporary, but natural décor for a modern, stylish finish:

  • Wicker baskets
  • Handwoven rugs and throws
  • Muted, or pastel lamps or vases
  • Accent cushions
  • Fresh flowers and real plants

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Industrial

Fancy the dark side? When it comes to the industrial interior style, it’s all about exposed brick, minimalism, and metal furniture – inspired by old warehouses and factories. The most distinctive component to this interior style is the metal furniture – making it an easy to achieve style, no matter your homes architecture. So, don’t worry if you haven’t got exposed brick walls, high ceilings and an open-plan layout, you can still get this look through your furniture choices.

This interior style predominantly features moody hues and embraces the natural colouring and texture of various metals. It also pairs beautifully with other natural materials such as reclaimed dark wood, grey, brown leather, and retro, vintage-inspired accessories.

To soften the room and make it feel super cosy, as well as stylish, accessorise with black and white artwork, lighter plain or geometric rugs, throws, cushions and greenery from plants or fresh flowers.

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