Of all the rooms in a standard home or apartment, the living room invites the most creativity and experimentation. This is still true if you’re a disciple of modern design—a stylistic movement born at the turn of the 20th century based on the idea that form follows function. Characterized by clean lines, neutral colors and simplistic decor, every piece in a modern space should serve a clear purpose.
While we certainly respect the principles of traditional modernism, design today is all about breaking the rules – we now have mashup styles like modern bohemian, organic modern, modern scandinavian, mid-century modern, modern traditional and countless other interpretations of this classic style. We get to see how modern design turns into the best 2022 living room trends. Below you’ll find inspiration for your modern living room, whether you’re a die-hard modernist or more of a hybrid design person.
The combination of black and white makes almost any space look more modern. This amazing Texas renovation shows how effective this combination can be. Here, a dramatic floor-to-ceiling black fireplace contrasts nicely with the white ceiling and accent pieces.