We always hear the word ‘chic’ these days, but some of us are not entirely sure what the word entails. Context clues will tell us that it means a unique style with a touch of elegance. For this reason, lots of clothing brands have released elegant looking apparel that is perfect as a casual, daytime set or a modish, nighttime attire.
Chic has also seeped into interior design. We do not just want functional areas in our house, but we also want a space that looks sophisticated and unique. This means carefully picking out the living room furniture, textures, and colors that will give our living room a personality of its own.
If this is your first living room project, you should know that a chic design is all about combining congruent styles for a room to stand out perfectly.
Splash Of Colour
The trend is to use minimalist colors like off-white, cream, and grey. But too much of this might make your living room look boring instead of making it pop. Do not be afraid to add a splash of color to the room to give it more life.
Use the off-white color as your base, and then add two or three shades of your chosen primary color. You can also choose neon colors, but try to limit it to three different colors like neon, yellow, green, and blue.
Choose Accessories With Intricate Details
This is to give your living room texture so that it does not look flat. You can do this by choosing crochet or linen fabrics, distressed wood, or brushstroke designs.
For a more robust design, you can pair upholstery with the distressed wood. Then choose a wallpaper with a soft blue-grey brushstroke design. Pick vases and other trinkets which do not match but complement each other in their difference. This will give your room an artisan vibe.
Go For Vintage
Another trend you can jump into is the vintage-chic look. For this, you can choose pastel colors like mint green, powder blue, or lemon yellow matched with an off-white backdrop. You can use patterns like floral and polka dots to give it that extra nostalgic tone. So you can contrast the colors and clashing patterns, you can choose a simple woven rug.
Consider Sticking To A Classic Palette
If you are hesitant to match patterns and colors, you can always start your living room redesign project with just the country home palette. This involves sticking to colors like cream and beige. So you can enhance the rustic look, you can add materials made with oak and linen, incorporate subtle stripes, then finish it off with an aged-effect laminate.
Remember that chic is stylishness that is given a touch of elegance. You do not need to change up the whole living room just to provide it with a modern, sophisticated look. What is important is to incorporate your unique style when decorating your living room.