The living room is often the heart of the home; it’s where you congregate, relax, curl up with a book or binge on movies.
You spend a great deal of your time in the living room. Not only that, but a living room is often the first space that any guests in your home will enter. It goes without saying, therefore, that you want a space that reflects you and your sense of style in the best possible way.
If you’re looking to makeover your living room but haven’t quite decided on the decor, we’ve got you covered. Here at I Want Wallpaper we’re discussing some of our favourite living room styles, and detailing the wallpapers you need to achieve the look in your own home.
Create a feature wall
So, you’ve fallen head over heels in love with a bold patterned wallpaper, and want it to take pride of place in your home. But perhaps you’re worried it’s a little too much for your whole living room?
It is in these situations that a feature wall is a perfect solution. A feature wall allows you to have fun with statement colours, styles and patterns, without overpowering the room.
In a living room, you need to think strategically about where to place your feature wall. If you have a fireplace already creating a focal point, working around that is a good place to start. Hang your wallpaper around the fireplace, or on either side of the chimney breast, to make an instant style statement. Otherwise, look for alcoves that will catch the eye and allow you to create depth and further interest in your room.
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If you’re looking to create a chic, timeless living room, look for countryside inspired styles. Countryside styles will bring warmth and a cosy atmosphere to your space while remaining constantly on-trend!
To nail the countryside chic look in your living room, look for rich, traditional colours, classic details and natural materials. Blue and white wallpapers are perfect for bringing a farmhouse vibe to any abode, as are natural materials such as wood and stone.
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Create an urban loft style
Perhaps you’re living in a city, decorating a flat, or just looking for a more urban style? You can create a cool, urban loft style no matter your location with a touch of modern decor.
The key to urban style is to look at industrial features, such as exposed brick, beams and metalwork. If you’re not lucky enough to own a property with these features, you can easily fake it with wallpaper.
Faux brick, slate and stone effect wallpapers are all perfect for creating an industrial style in your living room. From warm red bricks to warm up a space to white bricks for a minimal finish, you can discover the perfect option to complement your home.
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Use fashion-forward shades
If you’re still unsure how to makeover your living room, why not look at some of the must-have colours of the season?
This season is all about grey and mustard. The great thing about this trend is the versatility it offers; you get the subtle, calm vibes from the grey, while the bright contrasting mustard shade offers a stylish pop of colour.
There are two ways to go with this trend when it comes to your wallpaper. Either opt for a stylish grey and mustard combination or cover your walls with an all grey wallpaper and use mustard soft furnishings to create eye-catching, fashion-forward accents.
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And there you have it – four fashion-forward styles to take any living room to the next level! For more inspiration, be sure to explore the full wallpaper collection at I Want Wallpaper.