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Ultra Modern Living Rooms for Hospitable Homeowners

Modern living room is not only a place to relax and watch TV. Today it is a highly multifunctional area with all kinds of additional purposes. But if you just want to make it look good enough to receive guests, your design/decor brief should be quite straightforward and simple. Ultra modern living rooms are just right for this type of living, where versatility comes second to style.

Spacious sectionals, double sofas, and beautiful views seem to be the core of ultra modern living rooms. Neutral tones, while favored and revered by many designers, can give way to brights and even dark shades.

Airy living room by Sarah Barnard
Elegant luxury living room by Allison Lind
Spacious living area by Brooke Wagner
Stylish living room in dark tones by Caitlin McCarthy Designs

Designing a modern living room, think about the overall picture and atmosphere you’d like to create. A balanced color scheme will always help the interior look well-designed.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with modernist and contemporary furnishings as both do well when it comes to creating that modern look. Although be wary of tilting more toward mid-century modern aesthetic too far, as your living room may end up looking mod rather than modern (as in contemporary).

Contemporary Modern

Contemporary modern style is a fine balance between minimalism and unique designs. Think minimal sectionals and mid-century modern armchairs and coffee tables or vice versa. Tripod floor lamps, iconic lounge chairs, and cool modernist couches will help furnish your new open plan living room to create that perfect balance.

Airy living room via Profusion Agency
Minimal living area by [STRANG] Architecture
Contemporary modern living room by Nathalie Milazzo
Modern luxury living room by Chango and Co.
Super stylish living room by Clark Richardson Architects
Atypical living room by Nathalie Milazzo

Don’t forget to take advantage of more postmodernist furniture as well. It can be quite designing, and it mixes beautifully with mod pieces.

There is a lot of fun to be had, mixing and matching items from the last seventy years. Each and every one has its own little history.

Modern Luxury

It is hard to imagine contemporary style interiors without one or two luxurious elements or objects in view. It may be just the sheer number and size of windows or a gorgeous sculpture. If you cannot afford designer furnishings, we say go with unexpected finishes instead like metallic spray paint or luxurious-looking wallpaper.

Bright modern living by Caitlin McCarthy Designs
Luxury living room by Hillary Thomas
Grand living room design by Archetype Design Studio
Ultra modern living room by Design Styles Architecture
Coastal contemporary in the living room by Aria Design

Tufted or velvet sofa makes for perfect focal point in the room, especially if it’s a vibrant jewel hue. 3D wall coverings are great at bringing dynamic to the interior, but they can also fake a luxury finish.

Don’t underestimate how much impact lighting has on interior. A statement piece can instantly transform a minimalist room into a luxurious den.

Ultra Modern Living Rooms with a View

Ultra modern living rooms often have such breathtaking views, they don’t need a fancy design. But most of them still come well-designed. This combination makes for a truly luxurious area that you’d want to keep sharing with guests and relatives.

Living room with a view by Abbe Fenimore
Living room views by Addison Bruley
Impressive minimalist living room from EWM Realty International
Sleek living room by Dresner Design
Contemporary luxury living room from WETAG Consulting
Amazing living room views by Studio MM Architect, PLLC

Floor to ceiling windows are a very modern architectural element, and they happen to work best for opening up the views and harvesting daylight.

They also create the coveted indoor/outdoor atmosphere that each and every one of modern homes should have in order to feel and look truly contemporary.

Neutrality on the Middle Ground

Neutral tones are the best when it comes to creating a base for your decor. They mix nicely together, and support almost any bright accents. Neutrals can also promote the feeling of contemporaneity in an interior.

Modern living room with open layout by Nathalie Milazzo
Neutral living room by Kelly Schandel
Open living room design by Brown Design Group
Contemporary modern living room by Nathalie Milazzo
Beachfront living room from Michael Saunders & Company
Airy modern living room by Pulp Design Studios

Light greys and taupe browns are quite popular today, and it’s no wonder since they can turn an average room into a subtle beauty. It’s just a matter of how you use and accentuate them.

Golden metallic finish is, of course, one of the more widespread accent, but black steel makes for a decent alternative.

Color Game

Brights can always liven up the decor, make it more dynamic. You don’t even have to think much about combinations. If it looks good, it looks good. And even a simple single bright element in decor can pay huge dividends. Don’t make things complicated.

Colorful living room by Caitlin McCarthy Designs
White living room by Blackband Design
Contemporary white living room with bright accents by Prairie
Modern elegance by Kapito Muller Interiors
Spacious bright living room by Justin DiPiero

If you want more sophistication in your interior color game, though, take a cue from professionals – mix contrasting hues in sparing quantities.

Not sure about which colors to put together? Here are a few unusual examples of pink and green, magenta and blue, and dark blue and pink pairings that look pretty nice.

Ultra Modern Living Rooms with Feature Walls

A feature wall hasn’t fallen out of favor. It’s just that huge windows in contemporary living rooms have taken its place. Still many a designer try to accentuate TV or fireplace with new kinds of wall coverings and architectural elements.

Cool living room design by Shelley Gorman
Living room with a stone fireplace feature by Shelley Gorman
Living room with a feature wall by BAM Design Lab
Eclectic living room by Mirador Group
Ritz Carlton living room via Ruby Media Group

A feature wall or wall feature is a great way of filling up all that blank space in ultra modern living rooms. Not all of them have to be typically white and sterile.

Double Height

Double height ceiling is another modern architectural element you’ll often see in our ultra modern living rooms. It opens up the room further, and gives it more grandeur.

Sleek living room interior by Steve Domoney Architecture
Stylish living room design by Decor Aid
Contemporary living room by Specht Architects
Modern living room by Jordan Iverson
Open living room by DKOR Interiors

While some may argue that the sense of privacy in such living rooms may be lost in vastness of space, others may appreciate all that area that can accommodate more people.

While these ultra modern living rooms are beautifully contemporary, these stylish bedrooms come in all kinds of styles that will suit any personality.


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