As the heart of the home, a living room design is more than just a sofa and TV. It is the room that is reflective of the dweller’s personality while accommodating family and friends for many events. A young family found their own living room design needed help. Their hope was to keep the room’s functionality while incorporating a cozy and inviting feeling. Through Decorilla’s online interior design services, this family got the mid century modern living room design they’d been dreaming of.
THE CHALLENGE: CREATE A FUNCTIONAL MID CENTURY MODERN LIVING ROOM DESIGN
Wanting a mid-century inspired design, this husband and wife share the admiration many people do for a style that has outlasted decades.
- to make the room feel proportional and comfortable
- add mid century modern inspired decor
- to incorporate living room design ideas that are kid-friendly and functional
THE INSPIRATION: MID CENTURY MODERN LIVING ROOM IDEAS
When the clients were searching for living room design ideas they were drawn to mid century modern interior design from the start. Part of the attraction is the shape of the furniture itself. Normally having straight, clean lines with accented smooth, curved angles, mid century pieces stand apart and are wonderfully kid-friendly. Minimalist in nature, a room in this style is rarely ornate and finishes usually use only one or two colors with few or no patterns. Pieces rely on the use of wood which is warming but can also include fiberglass for added interest. Mid century modern living rooms often utilize smart storage solutions to hide any clutter from plain sight.
COLLECTED AND COZY LIVING ROOM INTERIOR DESIGN
With an inspiring style to guide her, online interior designer, Anna T., started with the most prominent piece in a living room design, the sofa. She switched out the large, bulky sectional for one sleek lined and on lovely walnut wooden legs. An oversized abstract painting directs the color palette with teal and deep navy accents bringing a calming feel to the room great for lounging after a long day. Iconic arc-shaped lamps provide additional, versatile lighting. In addition, long mid century modern style media console and geometric patterned rug accentuate the room.
The window treatments are kept minimal but still provide all the privacy the client needed. The warm wood tones mixed with the texture of the rug and upholstery create a welcoming feeling to the living room. Anna was able to maximize the seating in the space and create a great conversation sitting area.
THE ONLINE LIVING ROOM RESULT
With a distinct style that is appealing and comfortable pieces enhancing the livability of the space, Anna successfully created the room this family craved. Want to see more? Check out the whole online interior design project here.
The glass coffee table is perfect for helping the room feel larger. The geometric base brings interest to the space without being too overwhelming. The oversized wall art ties the overall color scheme together. Large scale art is a great way to add simplicity to the space without lacking any character. Especially when the room also has a gallery wall. Mid century modern interiors like to keep it simple.
Before scale was a big factor in why the living room didn’t work the way it was. The sectional provided great seating, however it is too large for that particular living room. By adding a smaller sectional and a few accent chairs it opens up the whole room and allows it to feel so much more open and inviting.
DESIGN YOUR OWN MID CENTURY MODERN LIVING ROOM
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Written by online interior designer, Christine M.