5 Living Room Trends You Need to Try

by Jacqui Zuzgo 11/28/2021

Does your living room need a refresh? If you’re looking for home decor ideas, there are several popular trends to consider. Let’s go over some of the biggest trends for living room design to help you get inspired.

Multipurpose Furnishings

A major shift into working at home has turned many people’s living rooms into their home office. You can enhance your living room design by adding elements to celebrate and improve upon this need for versatility. End tables and ottomans with storage, bold statement chairs that can double as desk chairs and decorative task lighting are all ways you can work with this trend.

Natural Elements

It’s time to bring the outside back in. Nature inspired color palettes are rising in popularity as are natural finishes and materials. Wicker baskets, jute rugs and natural unfinished wood are great ways to bring this idea into your design. Opting for sheer curtains that let in as much natural light as possible will also help your space feel more open. Indoor plants are a perfect way to add greenery to the room and improve the air quality at the same time.

Curved & Round Edges

Furniture and decorative pieces featuring curved edges are on the rise in living room design. A plush and curvy sofa is the perfect way to bring this sense of softness into your space. Contrast curved items like round end tables, spherical light fixtures and round-backed chairs with sharper angles for a bold and modern take on the trend.

Statement Art

Another big trend is using statement art and other wall decor to add personal style to your living room. Instead of a gallery wall, try going for a single piece of art in a larger size. Other options that work well for this include bold textiles and oversized reprints of antique posters. Keep the frame simple and let the art itself be the focal point of your living room.


Moving away from the sleek, clean lines popular in the last few decades, a rising trend in design is embellishment and softer details. Think ruffles, pleats, fringe and plush trim. Frilly ruffled drapes look great in the window when layered and contrast well with the sharp edges of larger pieces like bookcases or coffee tables. If you want to start small with this trend, try throw pillows and blankets to add some whimsy and softness back into your living room.

Low Furniture

The biggest upcoming trend we’re seeing in living room design is the return of low-slung furniture. Chaise lounges, hammock chairs and low sofas are all excellent options for creating a sense of casual comfort with this trend. While this style of furniture is popular both in mid-century modern and minimalist styles, there’s no reason they can’t be extra cozy. Add thick texture upholstery and throw blankets to further soften those comfortable edges.

Trends will continue to do just that, trend. However, no matter what’s popular, your personal preference will always make the best design choice for your space. Use these trend ideas to inspire you and create something all your own.

About the Author

Jacqui Zuzgo

I have been a REALTOR® in Massachusetts since 1984 and hold both a salesman and broker license. I am currently affiliated with Five College REALTORS® located at 190 University Drive, Amherst, MA. Over my career, I have consistently been a Top Producer in the Pioneer Valley and have gained a reputation for being a strong-minded, no-nonsense negotiator in the industry. I also frequently rank highly on Boston’s Top 20 for sales in Western Massachusetts. Some of my best qualities include my listening and communication skills. I have time and again proven to work well under pressure with exceptional attention to detail. My commitment to my clients and professionalism is obvious in every transaction.

Representing both buyers and sellers in Hampshire and Franklin Counties, as well as assisting in relocations throughout the United States and globally has helped me embrace the need for quality performance and develop an acute and sincere sensitivity to people's needs. Honing in on what matters most is almost a sixth sense. Communication and awareness of the situation at hand produce a final result that has undoubtedly led to the large referral business I maintain.

Education has been a theme throughout my 30 years of experience. Well versed in technology and holding key designations have proven to be assets to my performance and dedication to the Real Estate field. My never-ending enthusiasm, availability, knowledge and drive make for a seamless transaction every client, every time.

I am a native of the Pioneer Valley. I am committed to sharing all the area has to offer in making your transition, whether long distance or short, a satisfying experience.


  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Bachelor of Science 1983
  • Top Individual Seller for Residential Sales in the Pioneer Valley since 2006.
  • #1#1 Realtor in the entire Franklin/Hampshire Counties for Millions Sold since 1999.
  • Highest producer in sales since 2004 in Franklin/Hampshire Counties.
  • ABR®– Accredited Buyer's Representative
  • CRS – Certified Residential Specialist (only 3% of REALTORS® hold a CRS)
  • e-PRO – Digital Marketing, Certified e-PRO Realtor®
  • GRI – Graduate, Realtors® Institute
  • SRES– Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

Biographical Highlights:

Life long, active member of the community, born & raised in the Pioneer Valley. Graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BS 1983.

Current Committee Involvement:

Member of the local Chamber of Commerce - Post Board of Director's member Volunteer for the Road to Recovery.

Greenfield Community College Foundation Board Member 

Greenfield Savings Bank Corporator

MLS Professional Standards Committee Member

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