From stripping the African hut, the cradle of humanity, we have , we have switched to decorative abundance throughout the centuries. In 2015, we have the impression of going back to square one as we progress toward the world of tomorrow. We are stripping things down again. The living room is no exception.
Living room decor will be marked by simplicity, but without austerity. In fact, tomorrow’s living room will have more of a lounge atmosphere. And God knows how much the lounge style can burst with beauty and freshness!
Screens on the walls, futuristic furniture, projectors and recessed lighting, tomorrow’s living room will go from the contemporary style to a more dazzling style. Everything will be designed, from the bookshelves to the staircase.
Curves will become more pronounced, both in number and size. Not only will furniture adopt curves, but even the walls and ceiling will tend to be rounded. Windows too, but they will sometimes take on strange shapes. High and large, they will let in an abundance of light.
Simplicity will also be expressed in ornaments. But if there is simplicity, living room shapes will be resolutely expressive, because they will be very geometric.
Pastels will dominate the interior. Nevertheless, art will cover a wall or two, while bunches of colours will appear limited places.
As with the other rooms in the house, most common materials will be metal, glass and plastic derivatives, such as vinyl. Like we said, it will be very lounge. Everything will be chic, cool, relaxed, airy.
Contrary to what one could thing however, wood will be present. Apart from its beauty, it will provide a contrast to highlight the other materials, while ensuring the environmental footprint. Just like stone.
Obviously, all of this is a matter of taste. Some people will prefer other styles in vogue. Also, today, you need a strong budget to offer yourself a contemporary decor that flirts with the futuristic style.
But like everywhere else, we should expect prices to stabilize as consumers make the leap to the world of tomorrow. Including the living room.