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5. SymmetricalThere is something to be said for symmetry – it imparts a sense of order to the space. This living room has identically paired sofas, side tables and armchairs that strike a perfect balance in terms of colour and design.Search for living room furniture in Houzz products
1. Firm: Building DesignsLocation: KochiThis living room is neutral to the nth degree. The entire space is awash with cream, making it hard to separate the sofas from the walls. The only colour element that acknowledges that the sofas even exist are the wine-hued cushions. Their rich colour is echoed in the arm chairs.Take help from an interior designer to find the right neutral palette for your home
3. Wood ’n’ whiteIncorporating a beautiful piece of wood, whether a table or flooring, adds a hint of colour without overpowering the clean, fresh look of an all-white scheme. Minimal cushions on plush sofas add comfort, yet keep the room uncluttered for just the right airy feel.
1. Choose earthy neutral schemesThe all-white colour theme is a staple of minimalist design. However, this is sometimes impractical in the Indian scenario, where the climate and dust can create maintenance issues. Choose neutrals like browns, greys and beiges, which are easier to maintain. These colours are also popularly used in minimalist interiors, since they are visually soothing.
…or woodAlthough it has a strong tinge of yellow or brown, wood can be considered a neutral element when it comes to spaces. If you incorporate a beautiful piece of wood, whether a table or flooring, it adds a hint of colour without overpowering the clean, fresh look of an all-white decor. Tip: Aged woods or those that have a rough finish or a pronounced grain, especially give a space a sense of softness. Try adding an antique coffee table or shelving unit to the mix.
FurnitureClean, straight lines are the norm. The pieces display the deftness of design and the craft of the creator. There is a sense of optimisation and there is no overt embellishment. ColourSterile colours, muted colours, beiges, light browns and greys are often used in a modern décor. There are plenty of bright shades used, either as base tones or as accent elements – either in walls or on upholstery or through accessories. But the key is to keep the whole look balanced and sophisticated.
For monochrome palettes, opting for cousin colours in shading the walls and ceilings doubles the visual space instantly. “Opt for lighter tones in veneer and stick to similar shades in all the rooms,” suggests Mumbai-based interior designer Mona Dogra.