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Living room ideas: Inspiring your next renovation project

Looking for inspiration and some of the hottest 2020 living room ideas?  Well, look no further. We’re here to showcase the latest trends and wake up your inner interior designer.

Living rooms are the hubs of our homes. (The clue is in the name). We spend most of our time either relaxing or socialising in our lounges, which is why we want them to match our style and taste. There’s nothing worse than a home without a personal touch, so whether you’re looking to spruce up your space or completely renovate your sitting room, check out our latest ideas for living rooms below and start honing those decorating skills.

Modern decorating ideas

One of the latest on-trend living room decors is ‘nordic chic.’  There’s a minimalist movement sweeping the globe, spearheaded by Marie Kondo and her tidy following. She’s the person who has us throwing out everything that doesn’t spark joy – be it the dusty rugs of yesteryear, the cabinet/heirloom you don’t have the heart to scrapheap, or the gifts from relatives you only display to avoid hurting their feelings.

What is nordic chic?

Nordic chic is all about clean lines, block colours, geometric shapes and eco-friendly products. These modern living room ideas include clay pots, chalk paints, big blooms and leafy plants, which all add to the Scandinavian aesthetic. If you’re handy with a brush and enjoy a project, you can adapt almost anything to honour the scandi-style.

Paint colour trends

Colour trends come and go, but there are a select few that rarely go out of style. These anomalies include grey and white (perhaps because they’re technically shades and not colours). So, when it comes to painting your walls, try to keep them neutral and uncontroversial.

Why? Because it’s easier to replace accessories and furniture, whereas repainting walls is a chore (unless you call in a professional). If you do go for some colour, try to limit it to a feature wall. That way, you’re less likely to regret your decision or have any issues when it comes to redecorating your living room again.

Be brave.  Be bold. Be colourful.

This motto isn’t for everyone, but it sure sounds exciting. Even so, it’s good to tread with caution when choosing a colour palette to suit your style and taste. After all, you have to live with it and accept the choices you’ve made.

Some colourful 2020 living room ideas include taking a step back in time to the 1940s and 50’s when the retro decor trend was in full swing. Think teal feature walls, bright yellow furniture and clashing block colours. Now think neon signs, bohemian rugs and tub armchairs. Not enough? Try flamingo lamps, purple drapes and Andy Warhol pop art. See where we’re going with this?

Just remember: whatever you do, do it with style. (And don’t blame us if it goes wrong. We did warn you…)

Like what you see? We have plenty more where this came from. Check out Checkatrade’s blog for more home inspiration, how-to’s and project ideas.

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