4 Popular Living Rooms That Do More With Less
From Copenhagen to San Francisco, here’s a countdown of the four most popular living room photos uploaded to Houzz in March 2019. These sublime spaces reveal a strong emphasis on eliminating clutter and doing more with less, and a turn toward what some designers we spoke to are calling extreme minimalism.
“Lately, I have so many clients who have ‘tidied up,’ and they’re asking me what they can do to take this to the next level,” says designer Jessica Holland. “I believe what we’re seeing is the start of a new trend in minimalism.”
The designer behind this living room in Copenhagen, Denmark, strongly recommends working in threes, as exemplified by this bold space featuring a rug, chair and plant. Sitting quietly in contemplation of a touch of nature for a few minutes a day sparks immeasurable joy for the homeowners, who have recently welcomed a new baby.
Case Study Ceramics cylinder planter: Modernica
In this photo of a New York living room, which has been saved to more than 56,000 Houzz ideabooks, a rug and a floor lamp suffice for the always-on-the-go homeowner. The plush rug adds a layer of warmth to the room and provides a cozy place to sit and read under the sculptural floor lamp.
Gilmour floor lamp: Moe’s Home Collection
Walk into a home filled with happy houseplants, and you’re bound to feel instantly more relaxed. This San Francisco living room contains a single potted plant, creating an incredibly open and airy space. The strategic placement of the plant next to the window casts playful shadows on the hardwood floors that change throughout the day.
It’s no surprise that this white-and-wood living room was the top choice for readers in March. White walls keep the low ceilings from feeling oppressive, helping to create a light, bright space that exudes a quiet energy. Note how the unadorned walls accentuate the grain of the wood floors, providing a subtle but undeniable visual feast for the eyes.
April fool! We hope you haven’t actually emptied your house, but just in case, you can always restock your space