5 living room decor ideas to inspire a new style

These living room decor ideas are sure to make you want to reinvent your space...

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On the lookout for living room decor ideas to kickstart your own makeover? Well good, you are in the right place because we have been looking at all the gorgeous A/W  living room trends and thought we should bring together our favourite looks to help you get you off the decorating starting blocks. 

Whether you are into bold bright colours or minimalist designs, traditional styles or contemporary vibes, you will find some inspiration here. So just keep reading for five looks that you can recreate in your space, and head to our living room ideas feature for more. 

1. Go bold with all the bright colours 

This wonderful bright and cheerful living room is most definitely for those who adore colour and a smidgen of pattern. The sofas steal the show and the bonus of modular designs, is that you can create your own ideal sofa using different combinations and colourways. Eclectic is a word that could be used to describe this vibrant look, it’s about choosing accessories that bring you joy teamed with textures that you love. 

2. Keep things traditional but with a touch of glamour

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This look is so luxurious and decadent, and quite frankly, why not? Who wouldn’t love to sink into this deep Royal blue sofa and relax? The mixture of florals and plains is really interesting and we love the gold accessories. Source some vintage paintings from a car boot and pop them up, florals are a key trend this season and old is good! 

3. Add in all the Mid-century modern vibes 

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This lovely airy living room shows you how to create a slightly mid-century modern feel in a period property. Clean lines, mid-toned wood and graphic prints are the mainstay of this look. Furniture is simple and functional, the storage unit oozes retro style which we love! This look is non-fussy so keep your accessories neat and tidy and choose a sofa style that won’t date. 

4. Go for a grown up take on pastels 

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We’re not talking saccharine sweet pastels here, more of a subtle combination of pastel shades. Dove grey and rose pink mainly, two colours that work really well together to create a calming room. The look is pretty yet not overtly, and the rattan is the perfect antidote to the colour scheme. Opt for patterns and prints for interest and we adore the textured grey wall! 

5. Keep things minimal for an elegant living room

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 Isn’t this living room stunning? It’s so refined and elegant, and is beautifully curated. At first glance it is very traditional, yet look closer and you’ll see the walls, skirtings and woodwork are all painted the same shade and the side and coffee tables are modern. This mix of styles creates an edgy yet sophisticated living room. Invest in classic armchairs and sofa and team it with contemporary elements to recreate this stylish living room. 

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Sophie Warren-Smith

Sophie has been an interior stylist and journalist for over 22 years and has worked for many of the main interior magazines during that time both in-house and as a freelancer. On the side, as well as being the News Editor of indie magazine, 91, Sophie trained to be a florist in 2019 and launched The Prettiest Posy where she curates beautiful flowers for the modern bride.