Trending Living Room Furniture worth Checking Out

Last updated on May 17, 2024

Whether through media exposure, the release of new materials, or simple changes in what the public believes looks good, furniture and home decor trends change significantly every decade. In the ’70s, for example, bold colors and maximalist centerpieces were all the rage.

By the 2010s, interior design had completely flipped by pivoting to sleek, minimalist, and multipurpose furniture—sometimes Scandinavian and sometimes a sign of what Hello! Fashion calls the quiet luxury trend. 

Though that means it can be hard to keep up with what’s hot in the world of home decor, you can streamline the process. Many homes have timeless features that you can focus on redesigning, narrowing down the number of furniture trends you need to keep an eye on.

Take the living room: one can scarcely imagine a house without it, given how crucial it is for providing functionality and comfort. Other types of recreational rooms, like home theaters, game rooms, and family rooms—which Today’s Homeowner finds is just an offshoot of the living room—rise and fall in popularity, but the living room remains eternal. 

So, if you’re looking to keep up with the latest in home decor, keeping your attention on your living room is a great place to begin. To get you started, here’s a brief rundown of the trending furniture for the one room that makes your house into a home. 

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Statement Sofas

Statement Sofas

Statement sofas continue to be all the rage, from the sharp-edged, minimalist furniture we’ve seen in the past few years to organic shapes in the form of curvy couches. Such a piece in your home can help soften any hard, geometric lines nearby, like tables, dressers, and TVs.

Of course, you can also stick to the classic L-shape sectionals that feature ample seating and legroom while maintaining clean lines in your living room. The Bonaterra Charcoal 97″ model on Living Spaces features a reversible chaise, so you can move it around as needed.

Choosing a statement sofa in cozy, neutral colors allows you to play around your space, so you can mix and match with bright throw blankets or detailed cushions for a couch that’s uniquely yours.

Sculptural Lamps

Sculptural pieces with organic shapes are becoming more popular. Lamps, which show off these natural features incredibly well, are the most prevalent form of this particular trend. They’re both functional and aesthetic pieces for your home.

No two lamps are the same, with artists like Analuisa Corrigan even upping the ante by using 3D printing to make every lamp unique. That makes them the perfect focal point for any living room—and one that will provide warmth when you’re near it. Pick one that matches your style and your living room’s current look for a unique look. 

Upsized Coffee Tables

Upsized Coffee Tables

With the above trends pointing to furniture letting go of the minimalist aesthetic, it’s no wonder that other classic pieces are reinventing themselves by going bigger and better. Arguably, the most notable one is the coffee table.

Typically much smaller than the average couch and only big enough to hold a couple of accent pieces, its more modern counterparts make waves with sleeker and broader tops. This trend primarily stems from functionality: hosts can accommodate more guests as they lounge in the living room with a larger coffee table.

At the same time, its unusual size helps it stand out as a highlight piece for any home. As with couches, you can experiment with different woods and finishes. Just make sure the table you choose only goes up to knee level!  

Vintage Accent Pieces

Traditional furniture designs are often timeless, and that’s the case with home decor today. Whether they’re plant stands, room dividers, shelves, or accent tables and chairs, the classic look of vintage pieces can breathe warmth and authenticity into your living room and make it look more lived in.

To pull this aesthetic off, our post 6 Things That Will Make Your Living Room Instantly Retro recommends picking accent pieces in bold colors and various materials. You can also add contrast by placing furniture with more modern designs in the same space. 

It can be challenging to keep up with all that’s happening in the interior design world. If you want to change your furniture to prevent your home from looking outdated, focus on nabbing pieces for essential areas of the house—especially the living room!

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