Modern Living Room Design Ideas

Living Room Styles and Features to spruce up your Living Room Remodeling Plans

By Mark J. Donovan

For many families the living room is the central gathering spot in the home. With most of today’s new home styles the modern living room or family room is located near the kitchen area and it is where most people spend a large portion of their free time relaxing and enjoying each others company.

The living room is also the room where we usually bring guests. As a result the living room is a place where we like to showcase our interests and styles.

If you are planning to kick off a home remodeling project that involves the modernization of a living room there are a number of living room ideas you should think about before pulling out the hammer and saw.

Modern Living Room Styles

Today’s common modern living room styles include country, contemporary, and transitional. Many of today’s new living room styles included touches of art deco and retro looks.

Country living rooms use decorative painting techniques on the walls and wood accent pieces to create a warm homey feeling. They typically include soft general lighting and larger furniture pieces.

The modern contemporary living room of today uses sleek lighting techniques, and limited wall furnishings and accessories. When designing a modern living room of this style the goal is to achieve clean lines both with the structure of the room and the furnishings within it.

The modern transitional living room is a room that sits adjacent to the kitchen area and provides ingress and egress to the backyard.

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French doors or sliding glass doors are common door styles that are used in a transitional living room design.

Modern Living Room Lighting

Key to a modern living room design is the use of the latest in home lighting technology. This includes the use of spot lighting, track lighting, halogen lights, suspended lamps, and energy efficient lighting.

Natural lighting is also commonly used in modern living rooms, particularly in contemporary living room designs. Sky lights and palladium windows are frequently used in today’s modernized living rooms.

Modern Living Room Electronics

Since many modern living rooms or family rooms are the central hub of the home the need to support the latest in home electronics is critical. Central to the home electronic requirements should be a home theater system that includes a large flat panel television and multi-speaker sound system.

Great rooms are common today in modern living room design

There are a variety of modern living room styles to choose from today and there is something for everyone’s taste. So when developing your modern living room design, consider some of these living room ideas in your home remodeling plans. They bring both style and functionality to one of the most important rooms in your home.

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