Step Inside: A Glimpse Into My Modern Living Room Oasis

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Welcome to my modern living room, where style meets comfort in a harmonious blend of contemporary design and cozy relaxation. As you step into this space, you are greeted by sleek lines, minimalist decor, and a color palette that exudes sophistication and personality. The focal point of the room is the new entertainment wall that my husband and I are truly obsessed with. 

Whether we’re hosting a gathering with friends, watching tv or simply relaxing with a good book, my modern living room is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. It's a space that reflects myself and my husband’s personality and style, a place where we can escape the outside world and just be. So come on in, take a seat, and experience the beauty and comfort of modern living at its finest

Natural light floods the room through our large window and sliding door, highlighting the curated selection books on our shelves. A patterned rug adds a touch of sophistication, while a collection of pillows and blankets adds extra coziness to the space. The room is completed with a floating media console housing a smart TV and entertainment system, perfect for movie nights (usually a musical in our house) or relaxing reading sessions in the morning.

We were able to start with a clean canvas since we recently moved into our new townhome. We chose to keep the walls white with a gray color palette as a base to create a sense of calm and openness that allowed us to incorporate pops of color through accent pillows, rugs, book, and artwork to add visual interest and personality to the room.

For our entertainment wall I drew out what we wanted it to look like using Procreate.

We chose the IKEA Besta cabinet to go under our TV and house our electronics, board games, and other essentials for the living room. My husband also hid all the TV and electronics cables in and behind the cabinet using this kit. Then we purchased a second ladder shelf to match the existing one that we had and installed them on either side of the TV and cabinet. I decided to have one shelf for all our nonfiction books and the other for our fiction books with space to grow for our daughter’s books one day. 

Now, let’s get into our plush, L-shaped sofa that invites you to sink in and unwind after a long day. Not only is this sofa comfortable but it also has a pop-up sleeper to create the perfect place to get cozy and watch our favorite shows and movies. It makes an excellent addition and great use for small and or multifunctional space! Since we don’t have a spare bedroom in our home, it made perfect sense to have the pop-up sleeper if or when needed. 

We also added two gray accent chairs to make the space feel more complete and welcoming to guests. I did not want just the sectional for seating in our living room. Eventually we may find the right ottomans to add for extra seating and if we do I will update this post. 

Every detail in this modern cozy contemporary living room has been carefully chosen to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that seamlessly blends style and comfort. It's a space where relaxation meets sophistication, offering a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

You can find everything we purchased from Amazon for our living room here

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