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!
We wanted to make Lorelai’s space feel loud and energetic without the compromise of comfort. The velvet sofa with a deep seat, and rolled arms, makes for the perfect spot to kick back and binge watch old movies and binge takeout from Luke’s diner or Al’s Pancake World. Quirky trinkets are scattered throughout the space, a result of her impulsive habits that lead her to buy whatever she loves in an instant.
This space has a rustic flair with a leather sectional that brings some color to this neutral space. A reclaimed wood coffee table completes the space and adds texture and interest. Elements like natural woods help to add to the rustic style.
When we last saw them, Monica and Chandler were happily married and raising their adopted twins, Jack and Erica. But what if they hadn’t decided to move out of the city? Would their apartment still sport those purple walls and eclectic mix of furnishings? If we had to guess, Monica and Chandler would have kept the original style of the place, but given it an upgrade.
Green and red often recall Christmas time. But, because no one wants their living room to look like Santa's coming in August, many interior designers avoid the color combo all together. However, green and red can create a space that feels both fresh and interesting when used correctly. In this living room, a subtle terracotta red mixes organically with a cactus green for a Southwestern relaxed vibe and not Santa Claus.
This living room is what Modern Farmhouse dreams are made of. The seating arrangement, with two stunning white sofas flanking the fireplace, creates drama and a true wow factor! The neutral color scheme allows the furniture to pop, and it's all offset by the unexpected but welcome pop of light blue seen in the distressed rug.
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.
Boho style doesn't always have to be light and airy. The style can have a hip moody vibe as well. If you'd like to add a little edge to your boho space, all you have to do is pair some darker colors with rustic boho trademarks. In this design, dark walls pair with cozy faux-fur rugs, woven pieces, and a tapestry for a look that's as boho-chic and edgy-cool as a fringe motorcycle jacket.
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.
Create a space anchored in comfort but bold in style by pairing moody wall art with inviting decor. In this space, a stormy landscape image hangs above cozy modern-rustic decor. Pops of blue throughout the room tie in the art's colors and make it stand out.
A mix of warm neutrals and cool grays make this living room—conversation area, both chic and inviting. The contrast of the gray wall against the warm furniture pieces in the foreground help define the seating area and show off the interesting detail on the wall behind it.
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