6 Living Room Design Trends We’re Homing In On
Anything but stuffy, the modern-day living room design is versatile and high-functioning (and dare we say, fun?!) space that makes a house a home. Even well into 2024, there is no better time to rejuvenate your living room than now.
From packing in the plants to adding in furniture with a mod-retro twist, scroll below for 6 trending living room designs to try in 2024.
It’s time to shake (and shape) up your traditional living room with furniture and features that have curve appeal. Yes, from sumptuous half-circle armrests and ultra-scooped and tufted back sofas to arched doorways, Art Deco shapes are all the rage.
Rather than straight-and-narrow square or rectangular aesthetics, try more feminine silhouettes that feel like a hug and look like a work of art—say, a hanging egg chair with plush pillows and throws, a kidney-shaped tufted sofa, or a wavy coffee table that looks like a cloud. No matter how small or big the arch, features that visually “flow” feel both organic and unexpectedly fun in any 2024 living room.
Baseboard Tip: Why not give your living room a well-rounded finish with the curvy Elliptus baseboard heater cover?
Giving some attention to your ceilings in the living room will take a good design to a great one. Even simply painting the ceiling a different color from the walls will bring a new dynamic to the space. Wallpaper is another fun consideration for the ceiling that will add a pattern that makes looking up a joy.
Tin ceiling tile is another option that brings, color, pattern, and texture to your design. Check out our sister company, American Tin Ceilings to add some vintage style, or classy modernism to your ceiling.
A living room is meant to be lived in . . . laughed in, and loved, right? From quiet R&R to WFH office Zoom calls to movie or family game nights, work/life balance since 2020 takes place under one roof—and why not one focal-point room?
Inspired by the minimalism trend, the 2024 living room is best dressed today as a multifunctional space in our multifaceted lifestyles (and not just a place to sit). If your living room is open concept, get creative with sectioning off areas with room dividers, attractive storage, or modular furniture that can be quickly converted from a cozy circle around a fireplace to a full-blown play area for kids and their go-to toys.
Baseboard Tip: No matter the activity or foot traffic, a heavy-duty galvanized steel Premium slip-on baseboard heater cover doubles as a modern-clean aesthetic and must-have protection against dents or dings.
As minimalism takes a decided back seat in 2024, a new form of maximalism is emerging. Gena Kirk, vice president of KB Home Design Studio puts it this way, "2024's maximalism is . . . about how you mix and match to express your unique style." Instead of throwing in anything you want, as much as you want, try focusing on certain elements of the design. Maybe you use as many metallic colors as you can. Or maybe you mix organic curved lines with whimsical accents. even bold colors can be enough to edge the space out of the minimalism era.
Warm, Soft Tones & Textures
Comfort is key to a 2024 living room (yes, even if your visual style is maximalist. . . lounge at its luxest). Warm-tone colors and cozy textures are here to stay.
Think of a fall or winter night spent cocooned in; now that same hygge vibe will be a year-long presence in the living room. Rather than all-white and gray rooms, embrace toasty shades of greige, chocolate brown, tans, and creams, as well as varied textures and materials like wood furniture, a fluffy ‘70s shag rug, boucle throws, and brass metal light fixtures.
Baseboard Tip: Consider not only upgrading your baseboard heater with a new and improved cover, but getting one in a dark Oil Rubbed Bronze finish to complement a warm-toned living room scheme.
Just like jewelry makes or breaks an ensemble, ceiling, wall and floor trim captures the eye and makes an instant statement. Not only do details transform a space, adding personalized details infuses life into the design as well.
Designers are calling it the "curated" living room. It's full of meaningful decor that carries a story with it. It doesn't have to be expensive or even meant for decor. Little mementos can become what makes the design your own.
Why not make your ground-level views a sight to be seen with polished and mod baseboard heater covers? Baseboarders has four different baseboard heater cover styles to fit every need and style —all a snap to put on (no tools required).
From laidback comfort to loud and proud color schemes, today’s living room design trends fit every lifestyle. Whatever living room aesthetic speaks to you, don’t forget that baseboard covers are a conversation piece, too—make them one to remember with Baseboarders.