Want a contemporary lounge and cocoon atmosphere trend? If you like to host friends at home, you probably want to make the atmosphere of your living room pleasant and warm. Predisposing your guests and making them feel comfortable always guarantees you a successful and memorable evening.
Contemporary and open living room, design Clark Richardson Architects
Usually, for any room, there are four aspects that predetermine its mood: colors, materials, lighting and decoration. These four elements must be designed with care and as a harmonious whole. If one of these aspects is neglected, it will influence the rest. Contemporary lounges are generally open, which also means that the living room does not represent an isolated room and the rest will be designed (dining room, kitchen or entrance) at the same time.
Contemporary living room in light shades, Archetype Design Studio
We have already talked a lot about colors, their meaning and the energy they bring. For a zen and refined atmosphere, we will opt for light shades and white. For a dynamic atmosphere, we will choose red and orange, for example. Dressed all in black, a room will look elegant, but unwelcoming. Modern living room in very bright white, Nathalie Milazzo design If you have chosen a dark colored floor, you can “warm it up” by installing a carpet. It is especially the walls that should not be dressed in dark colors because your interior will not only be unwelcoming, but also smaller than it really is. Finally, you can allow yourself to accentuate one of your walls by painting it in brown, charcoal gray , blue or in one of your favorite colors. Before choosing the latter, we advise you to consult on what is feng shui and Zen atmosphere, and what is the energy significance of each shade. Contemporary living room with dreamy view, Dresner design Below, we see a living room interior that favors light colors with accents in black and blue added. It looks bright and elegant at the same time. Small modern lounge in a room at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, source Ruby Media Group The carpet not only warms the room, but it also visually delimits the living room from the rest of the interior. Our advice is to opt for a carpet in natural material – cotton, wool or other. This also applies to the choice of upholstery and furniture; contemporary Scandinavian-inspired interiors always favor natural materials such as wood and stone, for example. Indeed, everything that comes from nature is always to be preferred instead of what is the result of a chemical transformation. Finally, it is true that the industrial design has rethought the aesthetic role of plastic, especially by the creator Karim Rashid, but this material remains little prized in zen atmosphere interiors. Natural has been in fashion for over a decade. Open and Contemporary Interior with Beautiful View, Addison Bruley Design Living room in light shades, original wall accent and black elements, source Bam Design Lab The fireplace has become synonymous with conviviality and warmth, literally and metaphorically. Having a fireplace requires some investment, but with a little bit of creativity, it’s quite possible to find self-help fireplace solutions at an affordable price. Living room furnished with authentic furniture and fireplace, Hillary Thomas design Having a big apartment or house is a real pleasure. If you’re lucky, try to keep it open and bright by choosing light colors, blue, green and installing large windows to allow natural light to enter freely. Open and bright living room in light shades, Dkor Interiors design The interior of the salon on the image below is all white and uncluttered. For some, it may seem too sterile and lacking in heat. To make it more cocoon, we will add a carpet of soil, in color or interesting pattern. All white, sleek, harmonious, source Ewm Realty International Lighting plays a vital role in the atmosphere of any space. It has the ability to accentuate and even change the colors visually. If this aspect of your interior is neglected and you have too bright or bluish lighting, it is sure that your living room interior will not look very welcoming. This is the case of the open interior on the image below that the blue lighting makes it very elegant and stylish, with futuristic touch, but little cocoon. Open interior with blue lighting that looks very elegant and a bit cold Living in a small space can be quite enjoyable if it has been functionally arranged and if the right color palette has been chosen. This small studio, designed by Bam Design Studio, is open and favors brown and beige hues. Small, cocoon and elegant, it would have been even better if he had had a sail or a sliding and blackout panel to separate the bedroom from the living room when guests were invited. Small cocoon apartment in gray and with decoration in brown and beige, Bam Design Studio Small cocoon studio in warm and neutral tones, Bam Design Studio Dark and elegant interior with simple layout and granite floor Large open interior with interesting wall decoration, Jordan Iverson design Small cocoon lounge with beige carpet, Kelly Schandel design Open living room with magnificent views, design Michael Saunders Company Modern interior with interesting wall decoration, Mirador Group design Beautiful salon interior in white and light shades, design Nathalie Milazzo This open industrial inspired interior, designed by designer Nathalie Milazzo, mixes waxed concrete with wood and metal. The green touch, the carpet and the accents in yellow warm it up and make it more welcoming. Kitchen living room idea, Nathalie Milazzo design White Corner Sofa for the Modern Living Room, Profusion Design Agency Idea of living room with wooden floor and fireplace, source Pulp Design Studios It’s white, it’s bright! This living room interior, designed by the designer Sarah Barnard, is very cocoon and modern: the white is dominant and the rustic wooden table adds rusticity to the atmosphere. The small orchid decorating the table brings a very feminine side to the atmosphere. White Lounge with Sea View, Sarah Barnard Design 2017 is the year of blue and all these nuances! This living room interior, designed by the Caitlin McCarthy Design studio, marries beautifully gray, blue and black accents. The wooden floor and the large plant in green pot are a must to bring a natural side to this part of an urban dwelling. Modern living room in gray, blue and wood with deco plant, source Caitlin McCarthy Designs If you like to have a lot of friends at home, consider ensuring enough comfortable seating: sofa, armchair, ottomans, stools. This large salon designed by Brooke Wagner, on the image below, will seem overloaded with furniture, if the two stools were not transparent. What a good idea ! Lounge that can accommodate multiple guests, design Brooke Wagner These two elegant armchairs in leather and gold legs are very far from the glass coffee table placed in the middle of the living room. Allison Lind has found the best solution that will allow guests sitting on these two chairs to put their glasses easily: the installation of a small coffee table between the two chairs is more the same style! Very elegant appearance and very design furniture designed by Allison Lind The false ceiling, the chandelier and the marble coffee table make this living room interior look very luxurious. It still has a very warm atmosphere thanks to the wooden floor, the floor mat and its brightness. Photo modern living room all white, all modern, design Chango and Co The industrial interior style is one of the most loved lately. Nevertheless, it too is heavily influenced by Scandinavian design and we find more and more furniture and decorative elements of the latter in industrial-inspired interiors. This is the case of this interior designed by the company Decor Aid, which focuses on metal and steel, but also light wood and, of course, plant decoration. Bright and open interior of industrial inspiration, Decor Aid design To enjoy the beautiful view of the sea while staying warm in front of his fireplace inside, comfortably seated on his soft sofa, it’s a dream … Living room with comfortable sofa and indoor fireplace with sea view, source Aria Design When it comes to decorating your living room, it all depends on your preferences, your means and your personal taste. An interior rich in accents and colors or, a refined and Zen lounge, it’s up to you to make your choice! Small apartment open in white with accents in blue and yellow, source Bam Design Lab Cushions, blankets, floor mats and wall accents remain the best decoration for any interior, sleek or colorful. These elements are always practical, easy to maintain and change at any time if you need to refresh your living room decor. Industrial-influenced style living room with wood and metal coffee table, Shelley Gorman design Here is a living room interior in an urban apartment whose sofa has been installed in such a way that one can enjoy the view and at the same time feel cocoon. It’s the decor, simple and not at all cumbersome, that makes the ambience cocoon: the round floor rug in royal blue with blue cushions and abstract pattern. Living room in light colors accented with blue carpets and cushions, Abbe Fenimore design Living room in an open and bright interior, decorated with ethnic style floor mats If you live in a large, two or multi-storey space, the floor mat is a must for your living room. A soft carpet is even better! Very modern interior decorated with soft white carpet, Steve Domoney Architecture design Finally, we must not forget the importance of plant decoration. Any room, living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and even bathroom, deserves a beautiful green decoration in the form of potted plant or bouquet of flowers. There are many houseplants, easy to find in specialized and easy-to-maintain stores, perfect for beginner urban gardeners. Check out our article to know more about houseplant species and their maintenance. All-white interior with Japanese-inspired floral decoration, Strang Architecture source Living room in a house in the woods, source Studio MM Architect PLLC Orchids are beautiful, delicate and charming plants, which can also be grown inside your apartment. The most common species of orchid is the white orchid, also known by its Latin name Phalaenopsis . You will be amazed how these plants are not very demanding and easily adaptable. Having a beautiful orchid in your living room, will be very appreciated by your guests. Before buying one, make sure the temperature and brightness in your living room meet these requirements. She usually blooms and lives better in a bright place where it is between 20 and 30 degrees. Elegant and luxurious lounge with breathtaking exterior view, source Wetag Consulting Installing a bouquet of flowers on your coffee table or elsewhere to decorate your living room, when you receive guests, seems in general a good idea easy to achieve. Unfortunately, this decoration is ephemeral and unecological. White interior with royal blue sofa, source Caitlin McCarthy Designs Living room with padded sofa and similar accent color wall, Shelley Gorman design Living room with floor and sofa in gray, source Kapito Muller Interiors Cocoon living room interior and rich in contrasts, Prairie source Living room with fireplace, blue sofa and green decor, source Blackband Design Large living room rich in contrasts that can accommodate several guests, design Justin Dipiero Large blue corner sofa in a trendy interior, Caitlin McCarthy Design