When it comes to repairing or renovating a room in a country house, we tend to deal with a fairly spacious room with no restrictions, not only on square squares, but also on stylistic currents. Especially if we talk about the living room – a common room for the whole family. It would seem that there is where to turn to creative ideas and design solutions. But freedom of choice also imposes certain obligations. It is often difficult for homeowners to determine which interior they would like to receive in the end, and to give the designer all the important decisions do not want to. After all, to live and relax in this living room, then it will be necessary for the households and their guests.
Most owners of country houses prefer the presence of natural materials in the decoration of premises and as a raw material for furniture production. Hence the love of country-style by all the designers of the world who are engaged in interiors for mansions or country houses. Wood and natural stone – these are the two main pillars on which our connection with nature, reflected in the interior of various premises, is kept. And in suburban homes, it is expressed most clearly for obvious reasons of proximity to the environment.
At present, more and more technical progress, modern technologies penetrate into our homes and country houses is no exception. But natural materials can harmoniously coexist within the same interior with modern gadgets and advanced household appliances.
Ultimately, the main criteria that are given to the interior of the living room by modern homeowners is practicality, convenience and beauty. For each of us, these concepts are expressed in different manifestations of color palette, furniture, decoration and technical equipment. We tried to collect a selection of modern living rooms, located in suburban homeowners, for every taste. Despite the different approaches used to arrange a common room, there is a general tendency for all design projects of the present time – mixing at least two stylistic directions within a single room. Rarely can you meet classics without any admixture of country style or hi-tech. Urbanization touched and suburban housing, leaving an imprint on the arrangement of furniture, the presence of steel and chrome surfaces, the lack of unnecessary decor.
Modern living room in a country house can harmoniously combine the signs of minimalism with the presence of rustic country. At the same time, the interior will look comfortable and cozy.
Let us consider in more detail which stylistic trends and design decisions can be based on the design of the living room, taking into account the lifestyle, taste preferences and color preferences of homeowners and their families.
Country in the modern living room – an indispensable attribute of suburban life
No matter how many millennia did not progress, and to the presence of natural materials in his house, people will always strive. In recent years, only the trend is growing of using almost raw materials, the appearance of which immediately becomes clear their natural origin. Progress does not stand still, analogues of artificial origin for natural raw materials appear more and more, they are presented in a wide range of textures and colors. Probably, this is the reason for the desire of designers to integrate stone and wood in the form close to their natural, natural state in the modern interior. As much as possible.
The fireplace is one of the main symbols of the living room in a suburban home. It is the focus of attention, the place of collection and the source of heat, this is a decorative element and a canvas for design ideas. And the decoration of the fireplace with the help of natural stone is a classic for all times. No matter how modern the rest of the living room was. The presence of a fireplace or a stove with a stone finish immediately indicates a country lifestyle. And add to this coordinating center of the room also canonical decoration with the ceiling tree of the room – and get a comfortable and attractive resting place for the whole family.
Rusticism is perfectly combined with a classical or modernist setting. Rough, untreated stones, facing the fireplace, are in harmony with the slightly bohemian setting of the living room.
The presence of wooden beams on the ceiling as overlapping or solely for decoration is also one of the design elements indicating the suburban location of the living room. Against the backdrop of a fairly modern environment, the natural material looks contrasting and brings to the design of the room the effect of surprise and eccentricity.
Against the background of the snow-white finish of the living-dining room, the wooden elements with roughness and extraordinary texture look the most contrast, bringing the natural element into a minimalist urban environment.
In this luxurious living room, the tree was used not only for finishing the ceiling, but also for facing the walls. Light rocks went to vertical surfaces, a dark tree was applied to the ceiling beams, reflected in the decor of the fireplace space. But this situation does not put pressure on those present, light carpeting, furniture upholstery and furniture frames themselves refresh the interior, give freshness.
The contrasting design of this living room is fascinating. Laconism of modern furniture and the presence of country elements on the background of the artistic work create a unique atmosphere.
A bright living room in minimalist style was literally decorated with a stone wall with two levels of decoration. In combination with the grayish shades of the flooring, the finish looks amazing and invigorates the whole interior.
Another example of how you can gracefully combine the stone decoration of the walls with a bright palette of the living room or dining room. Fresh and modern interior looks attractive, but at the same time practical and rational.
The light wood used to finish all the surfaces of the living room and its furnishings has created a really pleasant, cozy atmosphere of a rest room with a relaxed, relaxing stop.
Stone for walls, wood for ceilings and an abundance of living plants. Considering the abundance of natural light penetrating through glass walls and ceiling, it is felt that the living room is located in the open air, the edges with the surrounding nature are blurred.
Here is an interesting way to introduce country elements into the modern design of the living room, connected to the office. A light stone on the walls contrasts with dark ceiling beams, window frames and a forged staircase.
Despite the traditional situation, the presence of a fireplace, wood and stone decoration, the interior of the living room looks incredibly modern and urbanly advanced. A tranquil combination of shades from a neutral palette, will be to the liking of many homeowners.
Living room with stairs – interior features
The presence of stairs in the living room is a common occurrence for country houses, because many of them have more than one level of rooms. For some homeowners, it is the staircase that becomes the focus of attention, and the requirements for its design are appropriate. Others – would like to remove the foc from this device, switching it to other focal points of the living room. Here are a few examples of how you can integrate the staircase into the interior of the living room and how to decorate it.
A spiral staircase requires the least amount of space from all stationary types of stairs. It is light, does not heavier the interior, looks quite airy and does not require high financial costs for installation.
The interior, so imbued with the influence of country-style, literally demanded a massive wooden staircase, as reliable and durable as all the elements of this country living room. The abundance of wooden and stone surfaces and the presence of natural elements, even in the decor and lighting system, creates a truly suburban atmosphere of rural luxury.
Obviously, this version of the staircase is suitable for small modest rooms, the space of which simply does not allow the installation of a stationary ladder with spans. For a living room in Scandinavian style with minimalist furnishings, this ladder of light woods came up as well as possible.
Another example of a staircase leading from the living room to the upper level of the country house. This is a more reliable and stable version in steel design with wooden steps. Of course, when installing stairs of this type, it is important to take into account the presence of children and elderly people in a suburban home.
In this case, it's not so much about the stairs, as about a pair of steps leading to the living room, located on some elevation compared to the ground level. Wooden decoration in the design of the room was extended to the space of the stairs, harmoniously connecting both objects.
The light, almost airy design of the staircase with fine forged decor elements, very harmoniously blended into the modern interior of the living room. A comfortable soft sofa, original armchairs and a shelving system with open shelves created a cozy and yet luxurious atmosphere.
The staircase in this living room is also contrast, like the interior itself. The classic combination of a dark shade with a snow-white color became the main trend of the whole design.
Dark shades of a reliable and sturdy staircase were repeated in the decoration of window frames and doorways, finding shelter and in the coloring of the upholstery. Bright, non-trivial design of the living room at the same time is simple and laconic, devoid of excessive decor and pretentiousness.
The fireplace in the modern living room is a creative solution to the traditional environment
The presence of a fireplace in the country lounge is a tribute to tradition, classics of the genre and practical convenience. But designers of our days have found a way to create from a rational object for obtaining heat and an element of decor, an art object with its own history and accompanying attributes.
In this bohemian living room with elements of Rococo style, a fireplace in royal execution and a luxurious, huge chandelier with an abundance of crystal elements, it is difficult to find out the country living room. But with all the luxuries of the room, the atmosphere in it is cozy enough and comfortable.
The surface of the wall with a fireplace is made in contrasting furnish to the general almost snow-white decoration of the living room. The accent wall perfectly fits with the flooring and the wood of the dining table.
Strict and fairly traditional furnishings of this living room with a bay window needed a somewhat rough way of finishing the prikamnogo space with the help of brickwork.
The fireplace acts as the focus of attention, on its design the whole concept of the living room design is built. A great attention is paid to the fireplace shelf and works of art over the hearth.
Another vivid example of design, in which the fireplace is the center of symmetry and the key object of the interior. The design panel above the hearth makes an incredible impression, completing the extraordinary image of the living room with many book shelves and soft sofas for reading.
The original design of the fireplace in this living room with a corner for reading has become a logical conclusion to the image of a comfortable, bright room for the whole family.
Full contrasting design finds the living room with a non-trivial approach to decorating the fireplace, creates a festive mood and sets up a cozy holiday.
Eclectic living room in a country house – the flow of creative solutions
The very style of eclecticism involves mixing different stylistics within the same design of the room. Where, how not in the living room, can we find an opportunity to apply our creative projects, realize design solutions? Given the considerable space that usually offers as a canvas for creativity a living room in a suburban home-ownership, the scope of stylistic confusions can be impressive. We bring to your attention several non-trivial and colorful design projects of living rooms located outside the city, in private homes.
Eclecticism, as if specially created for lovers of travel, to bring souvenirs and collect collections. Open shelves and shelves allow you to provide a nice overview of the sweet things of the heart. Collected in an interior antique pieces of furniture, modern lamps and lamps, handmade products and novelties of technological progress, created an amazing and unique atmosphere of the living room.
Filled with contrasts, bright colors and unusual decor, the living room makes a strong impression. The personalized interior provided space for design ideas and color solutions.
Despite the snow-white finish of almost all surfaces, the living room looks incredibly bright and the reason is not only the active colors of textiles and the creative design of lamps and a central chandelier, but also the abundance of natural light penetrating through arched glass windows-doors in Spanish style.
This living room in a cool color palette is full of eclectic finds and incredible blending. Such an interior is never boring, its details can be enjoyed forever.
This built-in reading area in the living room saves a lot of space. Convenient and practical arrangement of working surfaces, allows you to use a wide window sill not only as a storage surface, but also as a desk and a seat for sitting.
Minimalism as a way to organize the space of a country living room
One of the branches of modern interiors design constantly strives to simplify the situation, minimize the decor and the primacy of the function over the external appeal. Many homeowners like interiors, devoid of pretentiousness, excesses, filled with simplicity and laconicism, having a practical and rational set of furniture and a minimum of accessories.
Living room with a modern fireplace – an example of integrating the principles of minimalism in a modern, but cozy design. The room has everything you need, but it is not overloaded with details, our sight freely slides over surfaces with clear geometric lines and volumes.
Spaciousness and peace are the basic concept of any minimalist design. The two concepts fit perfectly to the living room in quiet neutral tones with a minimum of furniture and a maximum of free space, which only this room was capable of.
Elements of minimalism can be very cozy, if placed in the framework of small rooms. Only a couple of soft sofas with a coffee table can create a comfortable living room environment for a country house or villa.
Light and warm shades in the color palette of this minimalist living room with the original execution of the fireplace, are set to pacify and calm. The ascetic, but comfortable environment helps to relax.
This snow-white living room was converted from the former garage premise – a vivid example of how an unused space can acquire a second life and serve tenants as a spacious, bright relaxation room with a continuation in the fresh air.
The urban design of this space lounge is full of designer extraordinary solutions and bold moves. Storage systems are hidden behind the ensemble of closed panels. As a screening zoning space used ceiling beams and glass surfaces, and the main chandelier is more like an old street lamp with gilding.