8 Living Room Design Trends to Include in Your Mountain Home
A well-designed mountain home living room requires a balance of both comfort and style. It should be a space in your home where you can unwind and relax after a long day filled with outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, or simply being out on the lake.
This multipurpose room in your mountain home makes it easy to get creative in its design while showcasing the beauty of the mountainous landscape around you. Here are eight ways that you can create a living room filled with rustic charm and personal touches.
1. Use a Natural Color Scheme
Color has the ability to control the ambiance of a space and evoke certain feelings. It can single-handedly make or break any design.
When choosing a color scheme for your mountain living room, opt for warm, neutral tones in the majority of the space, as they compliment the beauty of the outdoors nicely. Some examples include beiges, grays, and browns. Then, use a bolder color, like a rusted orange or deep burgundy, to add interest to the design.
If you’re having trouble deciding what colors to use in your mountain living room, look outside your home for inspiration. Rich browns from the tree bark, deep reds from fall foliage, or even muted greens of native grasses can form a wonderful color scheme applicable throughout your luxury home.
2. Enhance the Natural Light
Natural light in a living room is an asset, so enhance it! Use large picture frame windows to allow the most light into the space as possible. As an added bonus, they will highlight the magnificent views that surround your mountain home.
If you are building your luxury home and have the ability to personalize the architectural design, you may want to consider a wall made entirely of windows. The abundant natural light will flood the space while giving your mountain living room a grand feel.
3. Use Unique Light Fixtures
When it comes to lighting, look for a unique sculptural piece that will stand out artistically in your home. If you want to add a rustic flare, consider incorporating metal fixtures or lamps, as these natural elements fit the mountain style perfectly.
If you have a high ceiling in your mountain home living room, be sure to use a larger light fixture to naturally draw the eye up while filling the space appropriately. Along with one-of-a-kind pieces, use recessed lighting in your design to subtly brighten the room.
4. Use Large Furniture
When you have a large living space in your luxury mountain home, the furniture you choose should match this grandeur. Use large couches in order to fill the larger-volume living room proportionally. Also, go with larger side chairs and coffee tables, so they don’t get lost in the space.
5. Incorporate Distressed Wood
Wood is a natural element that can help you achieve a warm feel in your mountain home living room. It is also extremely versatile. While most commonly used in flooring, we recommend using natural wood in other areas of your room as well.
One way to add interest is to use exposed wooden beams to accentuate high, vaulted ceilings. Wood also makes beautiful window frames or wall panelings. Consider adding planks into a unique pattern or use thinner panels for a sleek, modern design element. Don’t forget about wooden furniture, as it can be a beautiful statement piece in any room.
6. Highlight the Fireplace
If your living room has a fireplace, make it the centerpiece of the space. One way to make this floor-to-ceiling feature stand out is to use a natural material, such as stone or metal. You can even incorporate a large, chunky wooden mantle to add additional rustic charm.
7. Choose Interesting Textures
Texture creates visual interest in a room. One of the finest textures to use in a rustic mountain home is leather. Use rich, natural browns or deep reds to compliment the natural color scheme. Then, use soft pillows, throw blankets, and rugs to balance out the rougher elements in the mountain home. A unique texture to incorporate is hair-on-hide, which is often used as an area rug or throw pillows.
8. Connect with Outdoor Space
If your living room opens up to an outdoor area of your dream mountain home, connect the two spaces together. One way to achieve this is by using the same material on the flooring to visually unite the two spaces. If this isn’t possible, try to use the same color to create the same effect.
Another way is to use large patio doors that open to the outdoors. A sliding glass door is a great option that can be hidden from sight, like a pocket door, minimizing distraction from the views. An unexpected design option to consider is a modern bifold door with a sleek metal frame, allowing the indoor and outdoor areas to seamlessly flow together.
Design Your Mountain Home at The Cliffs
A mountain home living room is just one of the many rooms you can add your personal touches to when you build your luxury home at The Cliffs. Located in the Carolina mountains, our exclusive homesites are the perfect place to create a place you can’t wait to come home to!
The Cliffs is made up of seven distinct communities found in both North and South Carolina. Our Lake Region offers all the perks of lakeside living, while The Asheville and Mountain Regions bring the rich mountain culture right to your backyard.
Once you choose the perfect homesite location, it is time to get construction underway! When choosing a homebuilder for your project, be sure to consider our Prefered Builders. This group of builders have experience building luxury mountain homes in the area, ensuring a quality home that lives up to our standards at The Cliffs. To get started, simply browse our available homesites online. If you would like to schedule an appointment to further discuss life at The Cliffs, click the button below.