Reclaimed barn wood or old planks of wood from the attic given a new lease of life might not always fit in seamlessly with the aesthetics of a contemporary living rom. If you are looking for a finish that is far more urbane and classy, the accent walls in redwood, cedar or other locally sourced woods make a good option. The idea here is to cut back of excesses and to keep the visual appeal of the wooden accent wall minimal even while allowing the natural grace of wood to shine through. The more neutral the living room is, greater will be the impact of this woodsy composition.
Today we take a look at a completely different aspect of sunroom design, which moves away from style and focuses on a love for all things green. Indoor plants are far easier to maintain than you think and with air plants currently a part of hot decorating trends, it makes plenty of sense to give your sunroom a green upgrade. From orchids and passion flower to the resilient ZZ plant and awesome succulents, there is plenty of variety to choose from. Then there is the matter of countless displays you can try out.
If you don’t want many colors in your room and you’d rather keep the setting coherent and neutral, turn your living room into a calming space where every single element matches the color of the sand and so charms anyone who steps into it!
A modular sofa need not always be used to usher in bold color. You can still go down the tried and tested neutral route and add a couch in light bluish-gray, pastel pink or just plain brown while embracing the adaptability. Here, it is the functional aspect of the modular couch that becomes the protagonist while its aesthetics feel no different from a regular sofa in white or gray.
When working with the constraints of a monochromatic room, textural contrast becomes your best pal! Instead of adding greater number of contrasting shades of white, turn to different materials and diverse finishes to create visual interest in the room. Wooden decor, accessories and accent walls usher in warmth while concrete walls and flooring provide a steely, more stoic presence. Exposed brick walls might bring a hint of red or orang-y tinge to your all-white living room, but they take nothing away from its gorgeous monochromatic finish.
In the design world, having ‘more of the same’ generally does not work all too well as a decorating approach. This is truer in case of color. Filling up a room with the same color is considered both ungainly and bland. It is often the contrast between three or more colors that gives a room its uniqueness and personality. Yet, for those who are really set on using largely one color to shape their living room, there are still plenty of exciting options around! Monochromatic living rooms are once again trendy and as is the case in most other rooms, it is neutrals that hold sway here.