Time for another addition to my luxury home trends series! In a previous post on my luxury home trend series, I covered elements of design that I’m seeing in the kitchen. This time around, I’m discussing more important gathering areas: the dining and living rooms. Whether you’re planning to list your home or stay put for the foreseeable future, the design of these spaces play a critical role in defining the essence of the home. Those who love staying up to date with the latest in modern luxury will want to take a look at these trends:
Fireplace in the Dining Room
A fireplace isn’t just for the living room anymore. It can also be a warm and welcoming addition to the dining room. Home design is really pushing the boundaries of creativity in 2023, and designers are letting freedom of expression lead the way. I, for one, think this is a wonderful thing. A fireplace in the dining room is the definition of multipurpose–when done right, it can serve as a focal point, add an approachable touch, and, of course, warm up the room.
Statement wallpaper can make a splash in any room, and it’s especially well-suited to the dining room or living room. The great thing about modern wallpaper is that it’s highly customizable, so the homeowner can create a truly distinctive space. From simple patterns to detailed design, you can bring your style to life through wallpaper.
Rounded Dining Tables
If you’re not into the traditional rectangular dining table, switch it out for a round table. Curves are in right now, and a rounded table is an intuitive way to get in on this trend. This shape is inherently more inviting than an expansive rectangular table, and creates a cozier and more communal feeling.
Color-drenching is a method of design that can work well in the living room. As the name suggests, color-drenching involves drenching a room in a deep, moody, or sumptuous hue. In a space such as the living room, this design choice can provide depth and add some drama.
Although minimalism is timeless, I’m seeing a resurgence of classic paneling in living and dining rooms. When you think of wall paneling, your mind may jump to the super-dated aesthetic of wood paneling from the 1950s-1970s. No one wants to return to that era, but there is a way to include paneling that’s upscale. Chair rail is one way to accomplish an ornate yet polished look in the living or dining room.
The primary gathering areas of the home include the dining and living rooms, so it’s crucial to get the design right for these highly visible spaces. Of course, individuality is the name of the game, and there are really no right or wrong answers when it comes to how you style your home. However, if you like to stay on trend, you may be interested in incorporating some of the ideas highlighted here. More articles in this series are coming soon, so stay tuned for more updates on what’s happening in the luxury market.