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16 Living Room Trends for 2017 (And 4 on the Way Out)

The living room is definitely one of the most important rooms (if not the most important) in any home. Think of it this way. The living room is the place to which you and yours return every day. It’s a place for relaxing and reading a book. It’s a place for gathering with friends and family, enjoying conversation in the process. It’s the place that you’ll return to when it comes time to create new holiday memories at the end of the year.For this reason, 2017 may need to be the year in which you finally give the living room in your home the upgrade that it’s so desperately needed. Gone should be the days of clutter and madness in the living room. Instead, you need a living room design that speaks to the spirit and aesthetic of your family and the home you’re creating together.

That’s why we’re going to take a look at 16 living room design trends that are definitely coming into the fore in 2017. Simply put, these trends are ones you should follow if you’re looking to have a living room that’s every bit as beautiful as it can be. To help you get there, we’ll also tell you what trends to avoid, as they’ve definitely begun to fall out of favor…

1. HEADING OUT: Uniform Style

For many years, most homeowners have tried to make their living rooms as uniform in look as possible. Not so anymore!

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2. Eclectic Style

Instead, you’re seeing eclectic style taking over, with many disparate pieces coming together in unique and exciting ways.

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3. Geometric Patterns

For example, you’re seeing geometric patterns used in all aspect of living room design, from flooring and throw rugs to pillows and upholstery.

4. Natural Touches

Likewise, you’re seeing wood, wood and more wood. In some cases it’s exposed beams, and in other cases its beautiful wooden furniture pieces.

5. Wainscoting

Those looking to create a luxurious feel in their living rooms are starting to opt for wainscoting on the walls.

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