5 Urban-Inspired Living Room Ideas

Living Room Design Ideas

Have you recently moved into a new house or apartment? Are you just in the mood for a little redecorating? Do you have your heart set on a soft, sleek urban look?

Urban design encompasses design elements of industrial, modern, contemporary, and minimalist styles to create a softer, more inviting style.

So, if you crave this kind of intimate look, look no further than these five tips on how to design a chic urban living room no matter your location.

Tip 1 – Pick comfortable pieces such as a neutral colored couch or sofa

These pieces will be the soft, livable areas that you will work around to make your interior design. Your couch will be the focal point of your living space, so pick a neutral base and add contrasting throw pillows to cleanse your urban look.

Trendy Sawyer Sofa

Image courtesy of Urban Home Furniture

Tip 2 – Get a funky, unique piece of art

Nothing says uptown more than eclectic art, so troll the art department of any college for one of those cliché starving artists and buy a piece of original art that will knock your guests socks off.

Boy Shouting At Microphone

Tip 3 – Incorporate industrial pieces

Try exposed an exposed bulb and coil lighting fixture or a metal pipe turned bookshelf to give that ultra-stylish city feel. To keep the “urban” style, pick a few key industrial pieces and keep it light!

Handmade Industrial Decor

Image courtesy of Architecture Art Designs

Tip 4 – Take advantage of natural light

The best urban style homes, apartments, or businesses use more natural than artificial light to cast their rooms in a healthy glow. So, ditch the curtains and show off your windows!

Using Natural Window Lighting

Tip 5 – Bring on the greenery!

So far, you have built your living room on a neutral color pallet, but now is the time to add a personal, colorful touch to your living room. Spice it up with a fern, cactus, or another other plant!

Houseplants

Image courtesy of Sunset Magazine

Bonus Tip: If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect house or apartment, check your home-to-be for exposed beams and brick, tons of windows to bathe your home in natural light, and stainless steel.

Any – or all – of these ideas will give you that urban vibe!

Picking and sticking to a design plan can be tough, but don’t sweat it. Take note of these five easy tips for cultivating an urban living space, and you’ll be on your way to building the perfect space for you and your family, but the best advice to take is this:

Use your imagination and make your space just that – yours.