5 Popular Living Room Design Trends of 2019

July 23, 2019

Getting the opportunity to design and build a custom home means you get to decide how everything looks and feels. Whether you have an idea of what you want or don’t have any idea at all, looking at current design trends can provide some inspiration. The living room is often one of the most used rooms in a home. When thinking about the living room in your custom home, it’s important to get the look, feel, and flow right. Here are some popular living room design trends of 2019 to help inspire you:

1. Bright, Bold, and Colorful Seating

Some design trends are more subtle while others are meant to stand out. One of the eye-catching living room design trends for 2019 is all about bright, bold, and colorful seating. Whether the seating in your living room includes a sofa, sectional, barstools, accent chairs, or something else, this trend is all about making sure they’re in a color that stands out.

You can also get creative with your seating by creating colorful combinations with different types of seating. Whether you create interesting pairs or stick with one bold color for your seating, you’ll want to make sure you create some balance with neutral tones. Neutral walls can help a lot of colorful seating choices stand out without overwhelming the room. The exception to this would be if you were going for a maximalist look where you could have several bold elements in a room.

2. Statement Ceilings

Statement ceilings have consistently been a popular interior design trend and this year is no exception. A statement ceiling in your living room can help create a unique look and feel. Plus, it can be paired with other eye-catching living room design trends without overwhelming the room or creating an eyesore. A statement ceiling could easily be included in the design for a living room that features bold decor like colorful seating.

Statement ceilings can take many forms. They can be a standard ceiling that is painted a different color than the walls or they can stand out structurally. Tray ceilings and vaulted ceilings are popular choices for making a statement with the structure of your ceiling. They also offer further opportunities for customization with color, trim, lighting, and more to help your living room design stand out while also providing the right balance for your decor choices.

3. Larger-Than-Life Wall Art

Varying types of wall art often pop up in interior design trends. In 2019, this eye-catching living room design trend is all about bold prints and patterns that are larger-than-life. Large-scale wall art is all the rage for living rooms. Some of them are even a focal point that takes up most of a wall!

Because this trend is all about being in-your-face, you’ll want to make sure the rest of your living room provides some balance. This is important even if you are going for a maximalist style. You can successfully pair bold large-scale wall art with decor like colorful seating, but it’s also easy to get the balance wrong and end up with something a little too over-the-top.

4. Purposeful Sections

Another living room design trend of 2019 is purposeful sections. Born from the need for sectioning in great rooms, these purposeful furniture arrangements are all about making the most of the space you have. By creating sections within your living room, you can create a multifunctional space that perfectly balances form and function, whether your living room is part of a great room or not.

A successful living room design is all about functionality and maintaining a flow of the space. After all, people are constantly using it and moving in and out. By compartmentalizing the space, like using furniture to separate a work space from a play area or to section out a seating area, you can create a multifunctional room with subtle pathways for people to use while also achieving a great look.

5. Maximalism

Minimalism is all about covering the basics and leaving clutter behind while maximalism is all about doing and showing more. Although clearing out clutter is popular right now, maximalism is on-trend for living rooms this year. It’s important to note that, even though maximalism is all about “more is more”, it’s not the same as letting clutter accumulate around your home.

Instead, maximalism focuses on decadence and coziness. It is about artfully pairing textures, colors, materials, patterns, and more for a bold and unique look that stands out. Good maximalist design can often be described as “clashing stylishly” and sometimes looks like a combination of Luxe and Hygge.

Interior design trends come and go, so instead of focusing on what’s popular now, focus on what you like. These popular living room design trends of 2019 can provide some inspiration for what you do and don’t want in the living room of your custom home. Partnering with the right custom home builder, especially one with an in-house design/build process, can help bring your dream home to life. If you’re ready to talk about your own custom home, contact Custom Home Group today at 717-284-4090!