Update your Charleston apartment style (without the risk of losing your security deposit) and try out some new furniture trends! Current decorating trends allow you to express your individual style in your living room decor with just a few exciting new pieces. A wide variety of affordable, easy to love designs, shiny accents, and bold pops of color can make your apartment look like a brand new space!
One of the easiest trends to enjoy for 2019 is the return to throwback textures and textile prints – chintz wallpapers, velvet upholstered seating sofas and chairs, richly textured crochet pillows and handmade blankets lend bold, eye-catching color and produce an enticing blend of textures with minimal financial investment. Look for accents that feature bold colors and textures to dress up your existing furniture and add appeal to your sofa.
Trends in 2019 take a different approach to the traditional sofa-centric living room, replacing boxy couches with statement pieces that boast soft curves and gentle slopes. Smooth, curving lines create a moody, lush atmosphere, providing plenty of little nooks for potted plants or accent tables. Curved sofas upholstered in velvet add to the luxurious and inviting effect.
Some modern living rooms have discarded the sofa in favor of grouping seats in clusters of four or more around the room. This layout creates flexibility that is appealing in smaller spaces and for those who entertain often, allowing seating to adapt as needed to accommodate guests. Eschewing with the clunky sofa as the focus of your living room also allows you to rearrange your room often, rather than being anchored by a heavy couch.
Modern decor is obsessed with texture: throw your favorite vintage afghan over the back of the sofa, add some colorful furry pillows or a terrazzo-topped table, use a curving lamp in shining gold to reach over a curved sofa, and rearrange your seating to highlight an art deco rug that contrasts playfully with colorful abstract art. Contrasting textures can find harmony through tone, color, and theme to create an artistic effect that is filled with energy.
While working to create a visually appealing room, remember to consider what will make it a comfortable room for your guests, a place where they will feel welcome. Place seating and tables in inviting configurations, and provide easy access to outlets so that guests can charge their phones discretely. Modern decorative pieces, tables, and lamps often feature USB outlets for easy access to chargers. Chairs, sofas, and other living room staples are also beginning to feature chargers.
In Charleston, shop your favorite trends at Wells Home Furnishings, Salvaged to Sassy, and Contemporary Galleries. Consignment shops are a great source for vintage accents, and Gallery Eleven is a delightful place to find beautiful, unique local art.
Try updating your apartment with these simple new trends to love today and tomorrow – and save yourself the hassle of painting!