Contemporary Living Room Design Ideas

Setting the Tone with Wall Art


Setting the Tone with Wall Art

Whether you're building your decor around you wall art or trying to find art pieces that compliment your decor's vibe, it's important to understand that what hangs on your wall is often what speaks loudest about your intentions for the space. If you really want a space that feels like you, make sure to pair images and design styles that make sense together. For example, in this room, a gallery wall of black and white photos feels sentimental, casual, and inviting and perfectly complements the rustic-contemporary decor.

Transitional Living Room With Sectional and Accent Chair

Transitional Living Room With Sectional and Accent Chair

Comfy and casual seating ads an approachable quality to the high-quality materials in this design. Pops of gold and marble accents are made more relatable by the asymmetrical seating arrangement.

Two for One Contemporary Coffee Table Set-up

Two for One Contemporary Coffee Table Set-up

They say two heads are better than one, and this design makes us think the same rule applies to coffee tables. Not only does the light woven ottoman serve as additional surface space, but it also balances the larger black coffee table with it's neutral tone. Making the whole area feel more harmonious.

Large Patterned Rug Adds Interest to Comfy Contemporary Living Room

Large Patterned Rug Adds Interest to Comfy Contemporary Living Room

We love how the patterned rug in this space adds a lively quality to this tranquil and comfy living room.

Seating To Scale

Seating To Scale

A beautiful sectional and two swivels add enough seating positions for this small apartment. Simple lines are perfect for a contemporary style. Black and white tones add a sophisticated touch to the room.

Airy Home Gym

Airy Home Gym

Suppose you're lucky enough to have a separate room to work out in taking some time to make this space feel special is a great idea. Try breaking up the room by activity—a cardio machine, a space to roll out your mat, and stretch or practice yoga, a zone for weightlifting.

Bring Modern Elegance To Your Open Living Room

Bring Modern Elegance To Your Open Living Room

Create a combined living and dining space that's sophisticated and inviting with furnishings in gorgeous neutrals. Upholstery and decor in soft brown, gray, and white tones work together naturally and will bring a modern and elegant look to your home. Be sure to mix in silver accent pieces, such as reflective nesting tables, polished side tables, and a shiny mirror, all of which will add to the room's chic, streamlined look. 

A Horse of Bold Colors

A Horse of Bold Colors

Who doesn't love a moody use of color in the right space? This living room mixes warm earth-toned decor with jewel-toned walls to create a refreshing sense of style that's truly a horse of different (and exciting) color!

Deep: Textured Layers

Deep: Textured Layers

Big, beautiful lamps fill the space with brightness. Smooth textures and straight lines give this space a clean feel. Layered rugs, plants, and different pillows give the room depth while remaining simple.

Rich Earth Tones in Contemporary Living Room

Rich Earth Tones in Contemporary Living Room

A rich array of autumnal earth tones makes this living room feel so warm and inviting. The vivid rust and moss colors of the foundational furniture are brought together with the black & tan accents throughout the room.

Sweet Below Stairs Reading Nook With Contemporary Style

Sweet Below Stairs Reading Nook With Contemporary Style

A reading nook tucked under the stairs is a great way to make practical (and adorable) use of an awkward space. Adding a rug can help make the area feel like it's own little room.

Transitional Style Living Room with Formal Symmetrical Styling

Transitional Style Living Room with Formal Symmetrical Styling

This living room is equal parts refined and relaxed thanks to smart transitional styling and a formal symmetrical conversational area. The gray blue accent wall picks up the color in that vintage inspired rug and keeps the eye focused (intently) on the conversational area and it's transitional style.

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