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Furniture and featured decor from: Structube, HomeSense, Sacwal Flooring and Austin & Taylor Home Furnishings

Yes, modern can be classic. Don’t be afraid to kick your classic living room up a notch with modern touches that really set the room off. In this space, it’s all in the trim details. The unique 10-foot, coffered ceiling defines the room, and is complemented by picture frame mouldings that create a subtle but high impact wall detail – all painted to soft cloud white (Benjamin Moore ‘Cloud White’). Bold colour and contrast play across the room with warm, matte gold finishes that dance in the light. Symmetry is key in this design, along with modern window coverings that keep the space light and airy, carrying your eye to a show-stopping light fixture. Choose a light fixture that is guaranteed to wow your guests by embracing something a little different. Tip: Move away from a traditional chandelier or round light.

The engineered hardwood colour is ‘Kentwood’, a light flooring trend that is set to continue this year. A standard fireplace acts as the focal point in the room, with a dark tile that draws the eye out from the black fireplace box creating a monochromatic theme against the light walls. And have you heard? Velvet is back! Evergreen coloured velvet upholstery and faux fur bring luxury into your everyday space and carefully placed pops of colour and pattern jump out against the various textures.

The styling in this room is fairly simple. A bold and interesting book anchors the table, different heights and shapes are in mixed metals, and floral is on-trend. Tip: A bar cart provides an easy way to display glassware if you don’t have a sideboard or built-in.

Have you ever really asked yourself why your furniture is shoved against the walls and into corners? You may feel like your room looks larger, but who needs a dance floor in the middle of their living room? Bring it in! Pull in the couch, chairs and coffee table to create a cozier conversation space – you’ll feel the difference instantly.

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