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Keep your living room fresh with these timeless trends

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The living room has always been a space to express yourself, splashing your personality all over the room to create a space that you love and can proudly show to guests. This is where you come to relax, potentially to get some work done, and where you might entertain your visitors. You definitely want this space to reflect your own personality, but by keeping in with trends, you can also craft a space that has an impact on you and the people you share it with.

The Scandinavian Touch

As Scandinavian interior design trends washed through the 20th century, one colour stood out;

White. Walls washed with white or pale paints add to the simplistic yet functional minimalism that defines this interior style. The fact is, the freshness of the white walls and the clarity they bring isn’t going out of style. The colour white sets a neutral mood or those within the room, allowing conversations to flow out in any direction, and it also has a magical way of making rooms feel larger. There’s no denying that these Northern Europeans got it right, and these trends are here to stay.

Breathe in Some Life

Like it or not, plants are no longer restricted to the garden and have become a bit of a staple when it comes to interiors. Bringing plants into your home displays your relationship with nature and can be another way to introduce balance by filtering your air and adding some contrast in colour or their unruly nature to offset a minimalistic theme. Think about potting that compliment your interior and consider hanging features, too. Don’t worry if you can’t seem to keep a plant alive, here are some  easy house plants to start with and their benefits.

A Social Layout

As technology advances, life speeds up and mental health drops, more and more people are opting to have technology free areas in their homes, the living room being an excellent choice for this, despite its undeniable association within being the TV room. With this s mind, living rooms are now being set up as more of a social space where you can actually switch off from tech, do your own thing or one with family. Rather than having a fancy television as the main attraction in the living room, luxury sofas are taking centre stage.

Area Rug

No living room appears to be complete these days without the finishing touch of an area rug. Adding a rug can be the element to link everything together, they can be used to define various sections, or they can simply add a layer of excitement. There are so many types and styles to choose from, you should be able to find one suits your exact desires, and when your fancies change, simply switch it out for a new one! This versatile home addition can be used in many ways, so don’t overlook the opportunity to freshen up your lounge with one.

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