Set Up your Own Modern Living and Dining Room

Follow our furnishing tips for a modern and original dining room.
Set Up your Own Modern Living and Dining Room

Last update: 24 February, 2019

If you’ve been thinking about renovating your living and dining room and giving it a more modern feel, you’re in the right place. In today’s post, we have some ideas that’ll give you the inspiration  that you need to get started. Join us today and create a modern living and dining room.

Nordic chairs, a huge trend

Nordic-style furniture is very in. But if you’re not familiar with it yet, it’s characterized by its natural wooden legs. The seating is typically plastic or lined with fabric. It’s resistant, nice to look at and lasts a long time.

If you want a furniture set, remember that you can also buy Nordic style chairs, sofas or armchairs. While it’ll ultimately depend on your preference, choosing Nordic styles for your entire furniture set might end up being boring and monotone.

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Original and daring light fixtures

We’re setting up a modern living and dining room, so why not use a bold light fixture? You can find all kinds of sizes and designs, all being true works of art. There are so many varieties available that you’ll have a hard time choosing between the beautiful options.

Besides lighting up rooms, ceiling lamps play a decorative role

If your living room has two sections, we suggest hanging a ceiling lamp above your dining table. In the sitting area, where your sofas and TV are, use a standing lamp to create a cozier atmosphere.

Here are some great modern and bold light fixtures that can inspire and help you pick out the best one for your home. Don’t forget to make sure that your choice has the right brightness but never sacrifice the design for brightness.

Vintage elements, combining the old with the new

Even though we’re creating a modern living and dining room, vintage elements can still play a role. Combining modern and antique pieces can create beautiful decor.

We’re setting up a contemporary living and dining room, so using small vintage elements is key to keep the overall decor modern. We recommend browsing antique shops, flea markets or secondhand stores for accessories.

You can find light fixtures, paintings, mirrors and other elements that’ll give your living room a special ambiance at a low price. They’ll definitely catch the eye. Try mixing and matching pieces that come from different eras. Don’t worry– the result will be absolutely lovely.

Personal decoration and a modern style

If you want a different living room that’s original and modern, we recommend looking beyond typical paintings, plants, and candles. While they can decorate nicely, take a risk and try something new every once in a while.

We suggest decorating your living room with personal memories. You could make collages and frame them, create a mural or simply place them on a shelf or your TV cabinet. You might just be thinking about photographs, but your memories linger in many other objects as well.

Movie ticket stubs, boarding passes, newspaper clippings, a card or lovely note… You probably have dozens of special memories stored away in a box somewhere. Get them out and enjoy them every day. Seeing them will help you remember those special moments, and they’re sure to make you smile.

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Your living room will have a combination of images and objects that create a unique, modern and lighthearted setting.

Those were some of our ideas for creating a modern living and dining room. Now, you just have to choose the best trends for your home and preferences. If you still need a push to get started, check out some of these modern living rooms; you’ll love them!

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