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// LIVING ROOM IDEAS //

It's feeling truly springlike outside and nesting instincts make it a great time to spruce up your insides and get decorating. 

Interior trends seem to come and go as fast as high street fashion these days. But there are certain looks that stand the test of time. To help inspire you, we’ve trawled Homify for some of their best living room ideas and given you some tips to achieve the look. 

Industrial warehouse living room ideas

First up, the industrial warehouse style. Bricks and big windows have formed a central part of building design for centuries and with the new resurgence in using bricks for residential developments in the UK, the style is clearly here to stay. But we don’t all live in a warehouse so how can you achieve the look at home? 

Industrial style living room by Lev Lugovskoy
by Lev Lugovskoy


Squirrel cage bulbs

Save on lampshades for your living room, and tap up the industrial style with squirrel cage bulbs. Cleverly subverting regulations that ban incandescent bulbs, they are pitched as ‘industrial use’. But they come in all shapes and sizes and look damn cool. Check out Nook London for their range of Nostalgia lighting. 

Lİghting : Industrial style living room by Esra Kazmirci Mimarlik
Lİghting by Esra Kazmirci Mimarlik
 

Exposed brick and concrete

Like most people you probably don’t have exposed brick or concrete on your walls or ceiling. But never fear, new printing techniques mean that modern wallpapers can create the look for you. The wallpapers aren’t cheap, but apply the paper well in the right context and it will look ace.

Industrial style living room by арх бюро Edificoby арх бюро Edifico

Get the look with this concrete wallpaper by Piet Boon from Bodie & Fou

Neon

Never one for subtle designs on the living room wall, we love a bit of neon. Use it sparingly to create a statement on a feature wall. It looks particularly good against brick and concrete. If you ever get the chance to visit Gods Own Junkyard in Walthamstow then do it! It is a mecca for neon signage, and everything is for sale. 

Industrial style living room by Studio ro+ca
by Studio ro+ca
 

Also check out Rebecca Mason’s neon artworks available at Laura Lea Design

  
The Dream by Rebecca Mason

Scandinavian living room ideas

Scandinavian interior style has always been a huge inspiration to Alfred & Wilde. But it can be hard to achieve in the UK with our love of carpets, curtains, clutter and colour. Here are some top styling tips to start you on your scandi journey.

Monochrome graphics

Scandi style relies on careful use of whites and monochrome. But it doesn’t mean you have to be plain. Style up a grey sofa with bold, graphic printed cushions to add some personality.

Scandinavian style living room by razoo-architekci
by razoo-architekci
 

Display your prints

With white walls, and minimal styling you have an opportunity to display all that wall art that has been hiding under your bed. Stand the frames up on sideboards, picture shelves or just on the floor. Don’t hold back! Changing the prints on show is a great way to instantly refresh the space.

Living Spaces : Scandinavian style living room by ERC
Living Spaces by ERC
Private House | Delft : Scandinavian style living room by Nu interieur|ontwerp
Private House | Delft by Nu interieur|ontwerp
 

Green plants

The trend for cacti, succulents and tropical plants is huge at the moment. Style them up with concrete or copper planters and you are on to a winner. The green, grey and copper colour palette is a perfect combo for the monochrome of a Scandi-style living room.  

Design Letters : Scandinavian style living room by Design Letters
Design Letters by Design Letters


For more tropical style inspiration and all your green plant needs, visit the gorgeous Geo Fleur.

 

Happy decorating! 

 


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