Gone are the days when living rooms were designed to serve only one purpose. Over the years, they have evolved into the hearts of our homes where everyday life happens, where we welcome our guests, create memories or unwind after a long day. Ultimately, it has become the space where every corner tells a story.
Whether you are moving to a new home or thinking about refreshing your space, designing your own living room can be a great exercise in expanding your creativity and personality.
Below, we’ve made notes on some of the shifts in the space we at Stunning Chairs have seen this year, and how you can bring them into your home to best optimise your space.
Invite Quiet Luxury into Your Home
This year there’s been plenty of home décor trends, but only one has made its mark in both worlds of fashion and home: quiet luxury. At its core, quiet luxury is about selecting quality over quantity. It is opting out of getting mid-to-low ranged furniture for everything, and instead going for a few carefully created pieces of furniture that will stand the test of time. When you look for new chairs you might take into consideration stylish metal legs, versatile design or a rich, smooth finish. Also consider just how you use the room. If you’re often hosting guests, eclectic chairs make a great option, and just one or two standouts can make a space have that quiet luxury feel easily.
Shift in Design Aesthetics
While we have seen quiet luxury rise, there are other design aesthetics that are coming into their heyday, while others are slowly losing popularity. One of these is minimalism, which, while still popular with its advocates, has been falling away to more maximalist spaces, driven by dopamine inspiration and sparking joy. Here at Stunning Chairs we’ve been obsessed with embracing warm tones and rich color palettes to evoke a sense of comfort and nostalgia. It’s been a shift from the less-is-more approach and a nod to the idea that a well-curated blend of colors and textures can transform any room into a welcoming living space. For instance, imagine this Lovesofas' corduroy corner sofa next to that metal frame chair. Play with the textures and colours you love, that’s the key to the current wave of design philosophy.
More Than One Purpose
In a time when our personal spaces are evolving into multifunctional areas, the integration of dining sets into the living room has become more and more significant. It encourages family bonding, social interaction and works best for special occasions. It also serves as a great alternative for a home office. In fact, a good quality dining table can serve you well for years to come, whether it be for dinner parties, family occasions, or when you’re busy getting work done. Plus, having a variety of seating options allows you to switch out chair styles whenever you want to update your seating area or prepare for extra guests. This level of multifunctionality is so important to us, and to many in their homes, that we have even created our own line of Stunning Dining furniture, helping people foster connections, create memories, and embrace the essence of your home.
Design is an ever changing thing, and with us reclaiming the living room as a space for work and relaxation, it’s only natural that it is entering a new era. So, with these shifts in the status quo noted, let’s celebrate the fusion of elements from quiet luxury to warm tones to multifunctional dining sets, as they elevate our living rooms into spaces that are not only practical, but able to help create meaningful moments we can carry for the rest of our lives.