Vinyl tiles for modern floors
Living room floors often mean a large investment and are not easy decisions.
After all, we do not want to take the risk of not being satisfied with the result after installation.
There are many ideas for floors and the right solution is determined by numerous personal factors and needs.
When choosing a floor, think carefully about the use of the space and the existing color scheme. Work with contrasts:
If the living space is already loaded, a plain floor can bring calm back into the design. Or look at bold and patterned options to spice up a neutral space.
Regardless of the stylistic differences, always opt for a durable and hard-wearing material with high stain resistance, as this is essential for high-traffic areas like the living room.
A real wood floor adds warmth and rustic flair to a room. Concrete floors, on the other hand, support an industrial look.
The polished concrete look has become increasingly popular in recent years with the rise of open-plan living.
Remodeling a floor can be a challenge that comes at a high cost. Vinyl tiles offer a good and relatively less expensive alternative to change flooring.
Modern vinyl tiles can mimic wood, stone, slate and concrete effects that look just like the original. This is an ideal option for open living spaces.
A strategically placed rug can help separate areas and add warmth - as these modern surfaces can sometimes feel a bit cold.
The beauty of vinyl over real materials is maintenance. Imitation flooring is often more durable and easier to clean than the original because the material is less porous.
Lay vinyl tiles yourself and save money
DIY projects can save a lot of money. Fortunately, if you want to lay your own vinyl tiles, you can do it without much effort.
However, be sure to follow the manufacturer's advice and watch video tutorials if you're tackling this project for the first time.
Numerous vinyl tile models are available as planks with a simple click system. This makes them incredibly easy to install and requires no adhesive.
Each plank clicks together, creating a seamless floor with a smooth, authentic finish.
Stage the room with lighting and decor
Well-made, beautiful furniture and a strategic layout are important elements of a successful modern living room design, but what sets the mood and the feel is the lighting!
From understated and recessed to over-the-top statement pieces, there are endless ways to use lighting and decor to set the stage for the room.
Existing lighting can often be integrated into new designs. Spots and spotlights shine here preferably only the walls, retreat behind shelves
or larger plant pots to set highlights with the light influence.
The following light pendant tips can often be purchased inexpensively and are among the timeless design classics you can't go wrong with:
- Multi-stage lamps:
Want to get a little glamorous without looking too flashy, add minimal brass accents, like a metal-framed coffee table and eye-catching metal lighting.
Multi-tiered lamps work well in both small and large rooms. Position them so they capture seating and reading nooks well.
- Paper shade and DIY lamps:
Paper shade lamps are very affordable and have been statement classics for quite some time.
Additionally, they emit a soft glow and beautifully complement the all-white home aesthetic. The best part:
Paper shade lamps are also easy to make yourself. Check out a video tutorial on how to do so and get creative!
- Sculptural wall sconces:
Opt for a sculptural wall sconce that doubles as a piece of art and spices up your living room wall.
This is a particularly effective way to transform a minimalist living room.
Modern and minimalist spaces can be warmed up with earth tones, layers of plush materials and ornate accessories. The use of spotlights allows for targeted focus on these statement objects.
Even without shining on a specific object, spotlights can be used as design objects themselves.
Besides the right lighting, other decor means also change the feeling of space. Even the smallest details can make the living room stand out. Use rugs, pillows and blankets to add a touch of color to the room.
Objects like newspaper racks, mirrors and clocks can become decorative and functional pieces.
Also in vogue are small pots with succulents. The survival artists of the plant world are unpretentious, live in a small space in case of great drought and additionally strengthen the minimalist aspect of the modern living style.
The colorful clutter of the previously popular picture walls, on the other hand, has had its day for the time being. In their place are a few, large-format motifs that are matched as closely as possible to the main colors of the rooms.