Curvaceous designs and pops of colour continue to reign in our living room, as we pursue cosiness with a touch of fun

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Curvaceous designs and pops of colour continue to reign in our living room, as we pursue cosiness with a touch of fun

Without question, one’s living room is where we spend a significant amount of time, whether it’s entertaining friends or binging on Netflix. Given the significance of this space in your home, it’s important to give extra consderation to its décor. Fortunately, our seasoned designers are here to provide invaluable tips and recommendations to help elevate your living room from the mundane to the exquisite with ease.


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As the world emerges from the pandemic, interior designer and decorator Christine Ritter has noticed people are favouring a “cleaner” aesthetic in their living room, with the “less is more” philosophy taking centre stage. This approach emphasises clean lines, simple shapes, and a focus on functionality over decoration.

Another popular trend that has emerged is Japandi, a fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian design elements. This style combines the natural warmth and simplicity of Scandinavian design with the elegance and serenity of Japanese aesthetics.

Meanwhile, interior designer Naomi Astley Clarke predicts that houseplants will continue to be a top décor trend for living rooms. Incorporating plants into your design can provide many benefits, such as improved air quality and the feel of nature.


When it comes to choosing colour palettes, there are a few shades that are making waves in the world of interior design. According to Clarke, neutral shades with strategic pops of colour will always be in vogue. This timeless approach can enhance the elegance of any living room design.

On the other hand, Ritter has been observing a particular trend towards green in living room spaces. The popular shade of green can vary from a gentle mint to deeper emerald tones, creating a calming, natural and sophisticated ambiance in the living room.

According to Clarke, textiles and finishing materials such as linen, velvet and bouclé are rapidly gaining traction in the world of décor. She highlights the particular appeal of bouclé, already a synonymous feature of Chanel jackets, for its ability to add refinement to any interior space. Pairing the fabric with a timeless colour trifecta of black, white and gold, à la Chanel, ensures an effortlessly chic aesthetic.

Ritter echoes this sentiment of the continuing popularity of bouclé in current design trends, especially in chairs and sofas. Bouclé’s sumptuous nature adds a touch of luxury and softness to any casual setting. The richness of bouclé also creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, making upholstered furniture the perfect spot for lounging and relaxing.


Living Room

Clarke is particularly loving FMS New York’s console table. The Ombré Radius Console Table’s cement exterior boasts a delicate and refined texture, exhibiting an ethereal beauty in its soft, smooth, and subtle details.

The exquisite ice blue to white ombré finish adds a finishing touch to its overall elegance. On the inside, the hand-carved rock salt presents a wholly different texture which is organic and evocative of natural formations. These contrasting elements come together harmoniously in a unique semi-circle form to create a work of art that transcends its functional purpose.

  • Curved sofas are best suited for larger spaces where they can be placed in the centre of the room to show off their elegant curves. Avoid positioning them against a wall as this won’t allow them to be fully appreciated.

  • Adding a vibrant splash of the Pantone Colour of the Year, Viva Magenta, is an excellent way to uplift neutral shades such as sandy beige and cinnamon brown. Moreover, this hue perfectly pairs with deep green tones to create a visually appealing combination.


Yale’s newest digital lock Yale Luna Pro+ boasts facial recognition technology powered by 3D structured light, providing a highly secure user experience. Its patented off-center design is ergonomic and versatile, suitable for all genders and ages. In addition to its efficient and intuitive fully automatic lock body, Yale Luna Pro+ provides a quiet operation, making it a user-friendly and foolproof security solution.

Hunter Douglas

Offering luminous colours and crisp, consistent pleats, the Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades are among the most energy-efficient window treatments available. Enjoy even greater insulation with the Duette Architella® design, a state-of-the-art construction featuring three insulating air pockets that reduce heat loss and unwanted solar heat gain.

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Ditre Italia’s Ada sofa is created by renowned designer Stefano Spessotto, recallingan archipelago of islands, which can be arranged as required and complement each other to suit fluid spaces in the home. The sturdy wooden structure welcomes the comfortable seat in double density polyurethane foam and memory foam, with a mixed feather backrest available in three different kinds.

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Natuzzi’s Eufolia sofa, designed by Marcel Wanders studio, is a modular seating system. With elegant and minimal design, it evokes the lightness of one of the most characteristic elements of the Apulian landscape: the olive leaf. The piece is a surprising interpretation of contemporary living – a different way of thinking about the proportions between objects.

Zodiac Lighting

The Obin collection by Delta Light is a manifesto of the Belgium lighting brand’s 05 commitment to quality and innovation. Obin is 360° rotatable and 45° tiltable without the need of an additional hinge, melding ultimate flexibility with supreme user comfort in a minimalistic design that caters to different project needs. On the frontside, its sleek lenses create a sense of depth while channeling a subtle and sophisticated ambiance to any room. Available at Zodiac Lighting.

Roche Bobois

Conceived by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, who lives and works in Lisbon, Roche Bobois’ Bombom collection flaunts bold and playful shapes in pastel-hued palettes that summons muted sunset tones informed by the houses in Lisbon’s Old Town. The collection comes in an optimistic set of sofas, cocktail tables, rugs and ceramics that is suited for both indoor and outdoor use.

Expert Advice
Danny Cheng
Danny Cheng Interiors Ltd.

Danny Cheng

To create an interesting living room, the first step is to understand the preferences and needs of the clients. Then carefully consider whether it can be used in conjunction with other functional areas, making full use of the length and width of the space, placing proportionate furniture and lighting fixtures;If possible, lay a very large carpet to cover the entire room, which can enhance the sense of

Naomi Astley Clarke
Naomi Astley Clarke

Naomi Astley Clarke

To create a well-furnished and decorated living room, remember to prioritise proper storage options. Selecting furniture pieces that offer ample storage will help keep your space organised and neat, as well as prevent clutter from accumulating.

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