Trends in Den and Living Room Remodeling
Just as every other room in your home has a purpose, the living room, or den, is a place where members of your family and guests can gather and spend quality time together. Dens and living rooms are commonly used as spaces to entertain friends, watch a movie, or simply relax and read a book.
Because the living room is central to the daily function of most homeowners, this space requires a design that is striking, functional, and inviting to everyone.
Think Before You the Leap
How you design your living room or den depends on two essential factors. First, it is important to ensure that you are familiar with the shape and size of the space.
Next, think about your personal design preferences. For example, do you like contemporary, traditional, rustic, or a combination of numerous styles?
Once you determine these key aspects, living room and den remodeling ideas should come naturally.
Infinite Options for Your Space
Whether you are hoping to do a fall refresh or you are seeking an entirely new look, living room and den design options are endless.
Here are some of Republic West Remodeling’s favorite den and living room remodeling trends to help get you started on finding your distinct look.
Less Is More: Minimalism Becoming More Widespread
As our lives today become more and more connected, people are increasingly looking to “declutter” spaces in their homes. The simplicity of lines, functionality, and sophistication are playing a crucial role in living room designs right now.
Strategically placing pieces so as not to appear cluttered is the focus of minimalism. It is also about selecting a few select statement pieces that are meaningful to the homeowner, or that stand out. The key is to avoid drowning them in a cluster, but rather allowing them to shine on their own.
An Appreciation for the Natural World
Calming shades of taupe, green, and purple have appeared on almost every major paint brand’s color palette this year. These soft tones radiate sustainability, spirituality, and peace.
Pantone announced “Greenery” as its 2017 Color of the Year. “The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world,” the brand recently stated.
Also, the colors in Valspar’s 2017 palette are all tied to the natural landscape, including a “botanical yellow green, terra cotta, apricot, and warm stone gray.” Finally, Benjamin Moore announced earlier this year that a purple shade called Shadow and inspired by dusk, as its “Color of the Year.”
Mixed Patterns Are On the Rise
Whether you like it or not, mixed patterns are here to stay. They give living rooms and dens more character, create a cozy feel, and help break down any monotony.
Not sure where to start? Our design team suggests starting with a base texture and color and slowly add pieces, such as throw pillows, blankets, or area rugs, of various patterns in a similar texture. Keep simplicity top of mind, as it is easy to get carried away. You want your living space to reflect your refined tastes.
Unconventional Lighting Adds Character
Lighting is not just a room function anymore. The trend of incorporating unique, fun, and eccentric lights to add character to a room is becoming more popular.
Playing with unconventional lighting is an opportunity to be innovative, unique, and whimsical. You can include interesting lighting as part of your living room or den’s ceiling fixtures, floor, or even desk or table lamps.
A Personalized Approach to Den and Living Room Remodeling
Are you looking to renovate your living space in preparation for fall and winter? We can help.
Republic West Remodeling is committed to providing an exceptional experience to you throughout the entire living room and den remodeling process, from creative design to detailed planning, execution, and construction.
We accomplish this task by adhering to a strict set of guidelines that serve as the foundation of our living room and den remodeling process. By ensuring certainty on the project’s scope, time, and quality, we make sure our customers experience a dream project.