Creating a living room design can feel like a challenging mission, but it doesn't have to be! A well-designed living room should be a natural blend of style and function. From a sofa that draws you in, to storage that is both decorative and functional, the possibilities are endless for living room design. There are so many living room design ideas, and understanding what you like is the first step! After deciding on a style that you love and that fits your lifestyle, narrowing down on living room layout ideas is the next step. The layout of your living room will greatly determine the size, shape and amount of furniture you add to your home. Whether you are simply just rearranging what you already have and adding finishing touches or starting from scratch, determining a layout that flows best in the space is essential. A living room is often a hub of the home after the kitchen, so making it a space that caters to everyone who will be using it is also very important. There are many uses for a living room, and your living space may just serve one purpose or several! A living room can be a quiet room in your home, with bookshelves full of reading material and a place to enjoy coffee and conversation. A living room may also look like the hub of a family home, with a TV for movie nights, loads of comfy seating for hosting game days, and furniture that is durable for children and pets alike. Your living room might look like something in between or all of the above; that is the best part of living room design, it is personable to you and your needs. When gathering living room design inspiration, you can also think about how often you like to switch up your home decor. Are you more of a trendy home-dweller or someone who wants to invest in timeless pieces? These decisions can help narrow down on budget, colors, decor and ultimately living room design style. Whether you know your style, need a little or a lot of help, we are here. We've gathered living room design ideas to get your creative wheels turning!
Here is a clever idea for the warmer months: clean out your fireplace and decorate it with books and plants. Since you probably won't be lighting any fires in July this is an excellent way to add character to your space. Plus the cool tiles will feel nice as you lounge plant side and finish your summer reading list.
This living room features a neutral color palette — whites, blacks, browns. But a variety of natural materials adds texture and visual interest to this space — from the patterned jute rug to the variety of woven baskets and pendants, the solid wood coffee table, and the leather pouf. And no space with natural materials is complete without a pop of greenery!
A light tan-leather sofa is a statement piece, no matter the style of your living room. Give it a colorful and modern eclectic edge by combining it with an industrial metal coffee table and a blue geometric rug. Then mix it up by layering in lots of pillows, graphic art, a woven pouf, and some cool lighting. It'll all add up to a look that's cheery and bold but still warmly inviting.
Turn any bedroom or living room corner into an instant reading nook by anchoring it with a comfy armchair, side table, ottoman, and tall open bookcase. How you style it is up to you. Or take a page from this comfy corner and try taking a modern rustic approach. All you need to infuse the spot with lots of warmth is to bring in furnishings that are big on woven textures, cozy wood tones, and crisp whites and neutrals.
A coordinating accent wall can add drama to any space. Matching perfectly with the dark sofas and black stripes in the rug, this painted wall helps to tone down the brightness of the crisp white walls and accents in the design. Don’t be afraid to go dark, especially in a sunny room like this.
Neutral tones in this living room provide a calming space that can easily be livened up for holiday gatherings by just switching out the pillows! The large Florence Table Lamps by Jamie Young provide ample light for reading and entertaining with a mid-century flair. The leather and exposed wood accent chairs add a sculptural element to the living room.
This is our idea of a refined-rustic farmhouse living room that would make Chip and Joanna Gaines proud. From the symmetrical white sofas and the rattan side tables to the arched mirror and display cabinet, all the pieces in this open living room nail the rustic comfort look. If you're looking for a living room layout that always works, this is it.
This Mid-Century Modern Living Room has a chic feminine vibe that is sure to impress guests! The blue velvet sofa makes a big statement in the space along with the bold jewel tone artwork and area rug. To add to the chic vibe, a touch of sparkle with metals is included in the coffee table, floor lamp and chandelier.
Tapered legs and tufted upholstery are the little details that bring mid-century style to these armchairs. All the cool, gray fabric needs is a black and white lumbar pillow for comfort and a touch of pattern. Add a basket of books to your seating area and it can also serve as a reading nook!
Neutral and cozy! This family-friendly living room is both modern and welcoming. The cool tones of the Ravine Home sofa and chair are contrasted by the warm leather of the kid-friendly ottomans. The soft wool rug anchors the whole seating arrangement, adding a polishing touch.