How Modern Living Room Furniture Can Refresh Your Room

Modern living room furniture is definitely IN right now. That means it's time to get on board with the newest design trends and start ditching your retro, shabby chic, and other looks. But, how, you ask?

The good news is that you don't have to be uber creative to come up with a modern design in your living room. Today's furniture is all about functionality and clean lines. Of course, there are designs for every taste and style so even your country cottage can handle the update.

As for the how, we've put a few tips together that may help you come up with a new look for your living room that aligns with the standards of today's modern designs. Keep reading to learn more. 

How Modern Living Room Furniture Can Refresh Your Room

Modern living room ideas often get a bad rap for being cold with a lack of personality. But, this doesn't have to be the case if you set your furniture up according to your own personality. Add a splash of color and you'll be living like a king or queen in this modern world.

So, let's get down to the basics about how modern living room furniture can and will look great in your living space. 


Modern designs are all about sleek yet fresh looks. When choosing a living room sofa or sectional, look for something with finished lines and structure. An earthy tone looks nice with most other features in your home, no matter what the design. 

Make sure it's comfortable, of course. Soft and warm is what you're looking for. 


Modern living rooms are supposed to be comfortable. This is the space where you'll spend your time watching TV, reading, and hanging out with family and friends. Throw an ottoman in the mix to add an element of comfort to your main sitting area; it can also serve as extra seating when you have company. 

End Tables

The best way to add a touch of modern to your living space is to use glass. Glass tables open up a room and make it not only appear larger but feel larger. 

If you don't like glass, think more industrial and use pieces with steel and wood combined.  

Coffee Table

Your coffee table serves as a focal point in your living room so it's important for the design of this piece to tie in the rest of your design. If you went with glass end tables, consider a glass top coffee table as well. 

Again, feel free to mix it up and search for other modern designs that incorporate various materials that will still provide a sleek surface.  

Other Seating

Remember what we said about comfort? Just because you're trying to create a modern look doesn't mean you can't have additional seating in your living room. In fact, it's encouraged.

To create a truly modern feel, find seating that alternates with your sofa. That is if your sofa is ultra fluffy, look for sturdy chairs with solid bones and firm seating. 


Many modern living spaces feature built-in bookshelves. If you don't have them, don't worry, standalone bookcases will do just fine. The point is to add a touch of intellect to your room.

You don't have to use your bookshelves specifically for books, either. As long as what you're storing there is clean and organized, you'll have a truly modern look without much effort. 

For Your Television

The most modern look in today's living room is where and how you display your television. Most of us use our TVs as modern, in-home entertainment centers and therefore want to display our set proudly. And that's just what a modern look calls for.

Consider hanging your television on the wall, above the mantle is best if you have a fireplace. Otherwise, find a focal point in the room and set it up so that it's easily accessible. 


You might not think of rugs when you're buying furniture. But, you should. Modern rooms tie together best with a centerpiece that feels warm and cozy. 

Especially if you have hardwood or tile floors, consider an area rug under your coffee table for an added touch of livability in your modern space. 

Colors Are In

Today's modern interior calls for a splash of color. Whether that be on your walls or on your furniture, it's necessary if you want your design to flow.

Add some throw pillows to the couch. And a throw blanket or two while you're at it. Match them from colors in your throw rug for the ultimate tied together feel. 

For the Kids

Instead of fighting spills and stains on your lovely new furniture, create a special place in your living room for the kids. As long as the space is dedicated to the children, it will fit nicely in your modern space. 

For the Pets

Same goes for the dog. Or the cats. Keep them off the furniture with their own designated beds and play places. If you feel like splurging, you can find furniture makers that will design beds to match your current furniture. 

Final Thoughts

It may take you some time to completely update your space with modern living room furniture. That's okay. Just keep these tips in mind as you begin piecing it all together so you can create a look that will stand the tests of time.

Start with something small and build your way up to the bigger things. This will allow you to get a sense of your style before spending too much money.

When you're ready to pick out that first piece of furniture that will set the tone for your journey, don't hesitate to contact us. We have a comprehensive line of modern products to fit any taste. 

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