How to get the chic and sleek look
Create a sleek modern living room
Give your home a stylish and vibrant update with a bold and sleek makeover. Take a browse through our gallery for inspirational ideas — we’ll show you how to give your living room a striking new look.
This style works beautifully in a formal living room or bedroom. Choose sleek furniture such as streamlined sideboards, coffee tables and consoles and opt for classic shapes in smart, contemporary finishes such as gloss surfaces, or glass.
Add signature pieces — decorate with gorgeous feature wallpaper, or add a mirror such as a sparkling mosaic design, or perhaps hang an oversized mirror above the sofa as a focal point. Choose accessories that will really add impact, such as a beautiful faux fur rug.
Make the right choice with the sofa, too. Modern low-level sofas with luxurious upholstery work well (take inspiration from the luxe design of a Chanel quilted bag), or go for a contemporary L-shaped design in ivory leather.
Go for eyecatching lighting designs, such as a glossy dome pendant light in laser-cut Perspex, or a shapely black acrylic table lamp with a white shade.
If you decide to decorate using a monochrome palette, add interest to the scheme with a striking patterned wallpaper and keep the look fresh by adding vibrant colour, such as cushions in cerise pink, zesty lime or electric blue.
Colourful glassware is a really inexpensive but effective way to add pops of colour to your room. Buy jewel-coloured wine glasses, or display decorative tealights on your mantelpiece or side tables.
Monochrome living room
Striking monochrome, a pop of colour and a little bit of sparkle give instant gloss and glamour; but what we really love here is the rebirth of classic forms in ultramodern materials and finishes.
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