First, select a neutral - browns/tans or grey/blacks - and find the major pieces with those tones, such as a couch/sectional, large rug and media storage. Be sure to include patterns and textures that add depth to your design. Then, spice up your living quarters by pairing the neutrals with some bright, yet harmonizing colors...navy and yellow, grey and pink, brown and teal, for example.
Feel free to combine multiple colors and don't be afraid to change your mind (and room), whenever you desire. Incorporate your favorite colors, shapes and objects. So long as you stick to what feels right to you, you can't fail. Below are some modern and fun living spaces to provoke your imagination!
(1) Dupioni Silk Pole Pocket Drape, $239, Potterybarn (2) Meryl Floor Lamp, $299, Crate and Barrel (3) Wave ambient fireplace, $1,198, Chiasso (4) Molto sectional pieces, $3,000, CB2 (5) Lima Alpaca Throw, $169, Crate and Barrel (6) Emma Rug, $179, Potterybarn (7) Kira table, white, $468, Chiasso
(1) Peyton Linen Cotton Grommet Drape, $178, Potterybarn (2) Newkirk Media Collection, $798, West Elm (3) Boka table lamp, $179, Crate and Barrel (4) Gerber Upholstered Chairs Collection, $299, Target (5) Annex mocha sectional pieces, $2,300, CB2 (6) Vista Coffee Table, $599, Crate and Barrel (7) Carmen Chartreuse Pillow, $49.95 and Henley Citron Pillow, $24.95, Crate and Barrel