The living room is the hub of family activity and the gathering place for friends and extended family. Out of all the rooms in our home, our living room is the one where we should put our best foot forward and demonstrate our unique sense of style to our guests. It can be tough to see the final product, which is why we’ve compiled a collection of 51 attractive living room designs that are brimming with original ideas. There are a variety of imaginative and colorful settings that express fun and frivolity; airy, minimalist living rooms that exude peacefulness; enormous luxury living rooms with double-height ceilings; bold mid-century modern blends; and more to be found in this inspirational gallery.
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White on white decor never fails to meet the expectations of a calm minimalist living room plan. This low-set sofa design takes simplicity a step further, looking like it has sunken partially down into the milky white floor. | Visualizer: Igor Sirotov.
Shade melt. A dark ceiling makes high ceilings feel closer & cosier in a spacious modern living room. Fade the colour to lighter shades as the eye moves down, and finish with bright bursts of anchoring colour at ground level. Hang long glass pendant lights to drip through the melt. | Visualizer: Roman Kolyada.
Even a small concrete yard makes a valuable addition to a modern living room. Glass bi-fold doors facilitate a seamless connection that will instantly increase your floor space. | Designer: Anna Flanders.
Complementary curves. A racetrack-shaped book nook, and round-backed lounge chair and a curved sofa design fashion a full and flowing layout around a circular coffee table core. | Visualizer: Tamara Batsmanova.
Glass sided sophistication. Making room for outdoor space on each side of your living room, even if it’s just a sliver, will give your lounge a light and airy outdoor feel without the chilly breeze or pesky bugs. | Visualizer: DD Visualization.
Gorgeous garden rooms. If you have a well-groomed garden then roll it out for all to see. Install multi-aspect, floor-to-ceiling. living room windows for a fully immersed experience. | Visualizer: Gedeon Render.
Connect with nature. Appreciate the natural panorama from the comfort of a built-in window seat. Then, bring in a slice of nature without losing any living room floor space by installing a lush vertical garden wall that will complement the vista. | Designer: Turkel Design.
Create a mood. Use atmospheric lighting to transform the mood of your room at the flick of a switch. Think recessed perimeter light strips and chic modern wall sconces. | Visualizer: Shexia Space Design.
Pastels in perfection. Rosy pink, chalky aqua and pale pistachio fashion a gentle colour scheme that’s buoyant and bright. A black wall light disrupts the subtle palette, giving it a modern edge. | Visualizer: Viktoriya Petrukhina.
Let art dominate. Massive pieces of wall art decorate a room without a single strip of wallpaper or panel moulding. Throw in some plinths and classical busts to complete your masterpiece. See more inspiration for interiors with art. | Visualizer: UDesign.
Casually cushioned. Many tufted sofa designs can appear a little stuffy and uninviting but sectional sofas like this cushiony soft design could not look more cosy. Add scatter cushions and throws in complementary tones for extra appeal. | Visualizer: Anthony Flores.
Light up your life with a stunning chandelier. This modern chandelier makes the perfect foreground to a black statement wall with backlit shelving. See more seductive interiors with statement chandeliers. | Visualizer: hilight. design.
Round and around. Wrap a curved sofa around a circular coffee table to create a fluid layout with no sharp corners. A round living room chair will add an extra curvaceous flair. | Visualizer: Shexia Space Design.
Cosy courtyards. This luxurious living room features a linear modern fireplace that’s installed in a courtyard situation. Natural light rains down from a skylight onto the raised hearth and a graceful green shrub. | Visualizer: Shexia Space Design.
Make it natural. Warm wood tone, a natural woven large area rug and soft white walls make a peaceful setting. Add in a mature indoor plant for a fresh spray of lush greenery. | Designer: Melanie Burstin.
Create balance. This time around, indoor plants are used to balance out two different sized arches. A bushy shrub widens the effect of a small arched window to bring it into balance with the larger door arch. | Visualizer: roomdesignburo.
All hail the hero. Neutral decor schemes don’t have to be plain or boring. Picking out just one hero piece can transform an understated space from “meh” into amazing. This mesmerising little piece is Frank Gehry’s Wiggle chair. | Architect: Fooman Architects.
Color swatches and art installations are featured. A tiny ledge is transformed into a platform for displaying art in this room. Accent chairs and sofas in the living room take their color cues from the artwork, and a striped living room rug matches the linearity of the slimline shelf in the dining room.| Via: Dwell.
Floral fun. It’s easy to feel summery in this red living room, thanks to the daisy-shaped coffee table and round side tables decorated with flowers and rainbow carpeting. Douglas Elliman took a photograph.
The layout should be unveiled. It’s cozy to have four-sided lounge seating, but consider a backless bench that allows the eye to wander straight over to open up the look. Instead of being completely enclosed, the sitting space will appear much more inviting.
Walton A.E. is the designer.
Bright and white. Using white walls and ceilings in an area with many windows and a sunny outlook will enhance the ethereal feel. Using a white globe pendant lamp and a white braided area rug, this room’s clean design is accentuated by a bright white highlight on the dark floor. | Designer: Robert McKinley.
Beautifully abstracted and bursting with color. A vibrant piece of artwork and an eye-catching woven rug bring waves of color into the space, while white walls and brown leather chairs provide the perfect balance of serenity and neutrality. | Designer: Studio Guilherme Torres.
There’s something for everyone here: color, quirks, and fun! When it comes to expressing one’s distinct identity in a living room, nothing beats a bright green dinosaur statue and a stunning pink wall painting for doing so. Rooms with artistic features can breathe and flourish in large expanses of gallery white. | Photographer: Philippe Le Berre.