Modern living room with Travertino Sand porcelain tiles – Atlas Plan

4 Modern living room ideas

Updating your living room with a refreshed design can be an exciting project to start in any season. Whether you are getting rid of old, worn furniture, or are looking to update specific finishes, there are several ideas for designing a living room, including large living room tiles that can be used for both floors and walls. Also, modern living room cladding ideas can inspire you to create fantastic designs. These can inspire contemporary small living room ideas, as well as a modern contemporary living room. Here are some suggestions to get you started with great living room designs, no matter the space that you are working with.

Modern living room ideas: 4 suggestions

Before you start with a modern living room design, decide upfront what your main focal point will be, whether you have a large modern living room design in mind, or a small and cosy living room. Also, keep an eye on how natural light will flow throughout the room, and ensure that there are no obstacles in the way. Of course, you also need to remember to not have too much clutter in your living room. This could make large living rooms look too busy, while a smaller living room with oversized furniture can feel uncomfortable and stifled.  

Modern and elegant living room with Desert Soul porcelain tiles – Atlas Plan

1. Create a statement wall

A statement wall in a modern style living room can be a fantastic way to add both a feeling of depth and a pop of colour. You can choose to get this modern living room wall design effect by painting one wall in a contrasting colour that your other walls, or by using eye-catching large format tiles to create a seamless wall effect that you could match with a similar tile flooring. The benefit that you get from using tiles as your statement wall materials is that you easily can add texture to your walls, enhancing their contemporary appeal.

2. Update your flooring to match your open plan kitchen

If you are looking for open plan kitchen living room ideas, you can consider creating beautiful design flow in open plan spaces by using the same flooring in your living room as your kitchen. Another contemporary modern living room design is to match the materials of your kitchen island with the flooring finish that you use in your open plan living room. A soft mineral grey colour palette will help you achieve a tranquil atmosphere throughout.

3. Use timeless stoneware furniture to create a contemporary feel

Stoneware furniture, such as travertine-effect coffee tables and side tables, can create striking focal points in a modern living room. Their natural beauty gives them a timeless feel, and because these types of materials are hard-wearing, they will not easily be damaged. This means that if you invest in high-quality porcelain surfaces, you will get long-lasting modern living rooms with lasting visual appeal.

4. Include eye-catching patterns to instantly make a living room feel revived

Use graphic elements such as flooring withgeometric patterns, abstract wall art, or bold colour variations to add visual interest and personality to your living room. Create colourful borders for your living room flooring with stunning patterned tiles and consider updating your fireplace with beautiful tile patterns that match your tile flooring.

Living room table and wall coverings with Desert Soul porcelain tiles – Atlas Plan

Contemporary small living room ideas

  • Use colourful tiles to create a statement rug effect. Because this is part of your flooring, it will not add clutter to your living room.
  • Consider smaller pieces of furniture such as porcelain top coffee tables or side tables to get gorgeous texture in your design.
  • Use light colours such as whites, creams, or pastels to create an airy and spacious feel. Pair this with minimalist decor to maintain a clean and uncluttered look.
  • Use colour contrast when you need to divide a small living room and open plan kitchen space. This can be done with complementing flooring or wall finishes, which gives your living room a modern, classic feel while also streamlining the design balance between this space and the kitchen.
Beige wall cladding with Desert Soul porcelain tiles – Atlas Plan

Large modern living room: how to match colours and space

To match colours and space in a large modern living room, it is important that you know what theme design you are trying to achieve for this space. Colour plays a vital role in setting the ambience and style of the space, so choose hues that resonate with your design vision. If you want to achieve tranquillity, neutral tones would be best for your walls, flooring and furniture. On the other hand, if you want to achieve vibrancy, patterns and natural textures would help you get the look.

Wall claddings and living room table covering with Fior Di Bosco porcelain tiles – Atlas Plan

Contemporary living room furniture ideas: mistakes not to make

  • Do not push furniture up against walls. It could make your space feel cluttered and even damage your walls.
  • Be careful to not choose the wrong rug sizes. Too small will look out of place, while too large can be tripping hazards. Consider choosing patterned tiles to get a rug effect for your floors instead.
  • Steer clear of using excessive furniture. Too many furniture items can make a living room feel smaller and restrict movement, so, rather choose key pieces such as beautiful marble top coffee tables and space appropriate sofas to maintain design balance.
  • Do not forget your living room focal point, otherwise, there could be an imbalance in your overall modern living room design. Your focal point can be a statement wall, a striking piece of art or even the stoneware tables that you use.

Get in touch with the Atlas team today to find out more about our available options for tiling and furniture that suit modern living room designs and inspire how to decorate modern house spaces.

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