Designing a living room can be more challenging than most people imagine. Between balancing the lighting, color, and layout of the room, it’s difficult to add one piece of décor without changing the overall plan. But it doesn’t have to be a headache, either. That’s why we’ve put together these modern classic living room design ideas all in one place.
The key to bringing balance to a living room? Understanding that room’s foundation. Your own living room might have a large fireplace or floor-to-ceiling windows that will naturally draw much of the attention. If that’s the case, you can go with muted and understated furnishings to accentuate these pieces.
But you can also bring in your own central piece. The Swift Sofa, for example, makes an outstanding feature piece that’s particularly good for hardwood or carpeted floors, thanks to round tapered legs and neutral colors of flax, grey, and denim. With this piece firmly in place, it’s much easier to select the furnishings that develop the simple, modern classic living room design you’ve established. Fill in the space with matching end tables, coffee tables, wall décor, and more.
Is it better to lean toward modern or classic in the modern-classic living room spectrum? The truth when it comes to your overall design is either. The most important thing about your design is that you stick with the choice you’ve made. In the example above, the Swift Sofa makes for a modern piece that’s ideal for lofts and apartments—or living rooms of any size. But what if you want to try something more modern-classic?
In that case, go for something fuller like the Martin Sofa. The rustic minimalism of this sofa neatly fits into the “modern classic living room” theme no matter if you lean more toward modern or classic. You can pair it with antique-style end tables or go for a darker color and use it to explore more modern themes.
Once you select your central pieces, which will most likely be a great sofa, you should choose your accessories and accents accordingly. Stick to a color palette as determined by that central piece.
To settle on a great modern classic living room design, try to match your chosen theme with great pieces of furniture for your space. The following pieces will serve as great additions to any living room:
Want to match your furniture to your chosen home décor theme? Browse all the furniture available here at Swift to find more modern classic living room ideas.
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