With New Year fast approaching, you might be thinking about revamping your home’s interior. The last few years have witnessed an upsurge in the demand for urban-inspired home décor, with many people beginning to favour more minimalist and abstract aesthetics in their home.
Your home is your place to relax and get away from it all, so it makes perfect sense to create a space that is captivating and uniquely you. And you don’t have to be eighteen-years-old or a hip-hop enthusiast to appreciate an urban interior, as the concept simply represents the contemporary way of life that more and more of us are beginning to embrace.
The living room is the hub of your home, so it’s a great place to start experimenting with new colours and themes. Below are five simple and effective ways to transform your living room into an ultimate urban haven.
Sofa so good
The look and feel of your interior space can be dramatically changed by switching up your furniture. You can instantly add an urban edge to your living room with a low-profile contemporary sofa that has clean, minimalist lines. This Verona three seater fabric sofa from World Stores is only £140 and brilliantly encapsulates the modern aesthetics of urban interior design.
Remember to accessorise
You can add the perfect finishing touch to your sofa with some urban-inspired cushions and accessories. Abstract and bold patterns work particularly well, as they serve to balance out more neutral tones of the furniture. Don’t be afraid to add quirky pieces either, as this really brings your room to life.
These Tara McPherson cushions from Fat Buddha Store brilliantly fuse fashion and art to create a gloriously abstract and modern design. Priced at £39.99 each, you can use these home accessories to add a touch of New York style to your home.
Spice up your walls
Neutral walls look great with urban interiors, however if they are left undressed there is a danger that they can appear too sparse or clinical. You can avoid this by including some pieces of vibrant wall art or accessories, which will really boost your whole room. Canvas prints work well in contemporary spaces due to their minimalist look. This urban Indian goddess canvas from Wall Art Direct is £22.99 and would look great hanging above a sofa or fireplace.
A striking rug is a great way to fill space in your living room, as well as making it feel much cosier. Look for a rug that has a unique and interesting pattern, but that doesn’t incorporate outlandish colours. Striking this balance will draw a good amount of attention to your floor, without it becoming the focal point of your living room. The Satara rug from Urbanara is £170.10 and features a contemporary grey and white geometric design.
Complete your urban makeover with a chic and minimalist floor lamp. Not only is this a lovely finishing touch to your overall space, but in the evening it also creates distinctive mood lighting. A corner lamp or a lamp at either end of the sofa works particularly well at creating a warm ambience. This retro floor lamp from The Lighting Company is priced at £80.40 and features a polished chrome finish and antique shade.