Living Room Ideas
Decorating a living room in a home can be challenging and frustrating. Therefore, it is important to collect ideas and draw inspiration from different sources in order to come up with your own idea and style. In this huge list, we have carefully chosen 75 living room ideas for you to be inspired from.
1. Cozier and More Inviting
Contemporary style living rooms are great bases for incorporating any color or pattern to make the room look a lot cozier and more inviting. The patterns or the colors do not have to match, just go with the flow and see what happens.
2. High Ceilings
If your large living room also has high ceilings, low furniture can get lost in the huge space. Try to choose stately and tall furniture and big chandeliers to balance everything and fill the room.
3. The Sophisticated Black
Black is an amazing color to be used as the accent because it brings depth to the room. Black, leather sofas added to a neutral living room with wooden details, would make it immediately look sophisticated and elegant.
4. All Over White
This is one of the favorite photo in our living room ideas. A white living room is dreamy however it can be overwhelming. Introducing neutral colors like soft gray or different patterns and textures can help to layer things out to warm up the cold look.
5. Accent Blue
Using blue as the accent color in a room with modern-looking sofas and furniture would complete the rich look without the feeling of the modern style.
6. Neutral Yet Classic Living Room
In this living room, neutral colors are used throughout while character is added through floral fabrics used on the seating set and cushions. The seating set and the pieces of furniture are in a classical style, drawing the attention to themselves, while the rest of the room is simple and subtle, highlighting the objects.
7. Play with Colors
Choosing every single piece of the sitting group from different shades and colors would be a fun way to play with colors. Mixing pink with orange and a yellow can look very inviting when supported with right decor pieces and accent colors.
8. Neutral Colors
Neutral colors along with black and white are the trademarks of the contemporary style to build a base that enriches the overall clean and sophisticated look of the room.
9. Traditional White
Dark hardwood floors enrich this living room both by quality and by the contrast it makes with the white walls and ceiling. The big windows add to the brightness of the room while the accents bring character to it.
10. Decorative Fireplace
Fireplaces themselves can be a decorative option. Using only the frame of an old, vintage fireplace is a beautiful way of showcasing artworks and plants while the fireplace itself enriches the decoration even more.
11. Different Patterns
Eclectic style allows different patterns to be used together. Keeping the base of the living room neutral help to tie all the different patterns and colors in the accents together.
12. Rustic Look Mixed with White
White painted wooden walls and a contrasting fireplace is a good way of incorporating the rustic vibe into a white living room. You can combine the rustic style with different colors on the sofa and other pieces of decoration to create a farmhouse-look that looks unbelievably comfortable.
13. Symmetry and Lines
Using vertical and horizontal lines is important in the contemporary style. While desinging a symmetrical living room, the use of lines in contrast to each other help to enrich the clean look.
14. Velvet Green
Using a rich and dark shade of green on a velvet sofa along with metal accents on a monochrome base makes the room look luxurious and elegant.
15. Modern and Wooden Beauty
A modern living room does not need to be all decorated with metals and stones. Unpainted wood used moderately as the accent is enough to make a modern living room look warm. A few touches made with warm tones around the place would also support the wooden details and make it even more inviting.
In a monochrome living room, plants are the best option to bring in color naturally. Plants in different sizes and types can be put into monochrome vases to go with the style of the room.
17. Big Windows
Having big windows in a minimalist living room is an architectural advantage as it adds to the clean and bright look of the style by bringing the sunlight in.
18. Large Place
In a large living room, using contrasting colors to add depth and decor items such as tall floor lamps to fill the vertical gap would help to design a collected space that does not look as large.
19. Wooden Details
Some styles can be cold-looking unless the right choices are made. Wooden details added to the room such as coffee tables or chairs can warm up the atmosphere.
20. Stone Fireplace
A stone fireplace with clean and simple lines may complement any contemporary living room design, especially when chosen in neutral or cool tones such as gray, matching any color scheme without a problem.
21. Clean and Simple
Clear lines of the modern style as well as the reflective metals help open and brighten up the space, making it look clean and simple.
22. Small but Open
The simplistic character of the modern style is a great choice for small spaces. The white and pale shades of grey open up the room while the clear lines and clutter-free environment with only a few functional furniture make the room feel spacious.
23. Wall Decor
When it comes to decorating the walls, using metal frames with wooden shelves contrast each other, add depth and dimension to the place.
24. Do Not Be Afraid
There are attractive colors also in our list of living room ideas. If you love bold colors, do not be afraid to use them as the main color in a living room. The key to it is to choose a contrasting color. For a blue painted room with blue furniture, white floors and a white fireplace are an amazing way to design a flow between the two.
Whether it is modern, industrial or classic, a big clock on the wall may be enough to change the ambiance of a living room without much effort.
26. Monochrome Prints
In a grey living room, monochrome prints are an amazing choice to brighten up the space without adding color. Mixing realist and abstract pieces together also helps to add variety, making it a beautiful collage.
27. Pure White
White is one of the most preferred color schemes for a modern living room. While it fits perfectly with simple and clean understanding of the modern style, adding one statement object that has a different color and style would complement the modern air.
28. Blue and Orange
Blue sofas combined with white walls makes the furniture focus of the room while the white walls themselves brighten it up. Orange that is used as the accent color makes the room feel warm and friendly.
29. Pillows and Rugs
Patterns added through pillows and rugs spices up a simple and minimalist Scandinavian living room without tiring the eye and cluttering the space.
30. Harmony with Curves
A unique harmony is achieved in this living room by combining clear and sharp lines with lots of curves around the place, designing a contrast. The big windows combined with shiny metals and simplistic furniture makes it look luxurious yet futuristic.
31. Colorful Modern
A modern living room does not have to be monochrome. Using colors that are in harmony like blue and pink on sharp-edged, clear-lined furniture would emphasize the modern look while making it playful.
32. Modern in Blue
Soft blue accompanying white and grey in a modern living room does not take away from the clean and simple look but adds a soothing and calming vibe to it.
33. Bookshelves as Wall Decor
Instead of paintings, you can opt for huge bookshelves that go well with the style of your living room to decorate your walls. Using open shelving units with brick walls as the backdrop would add depth and allow you to display décor objects to personalize the space.
34. Neutral Colors and Industrial Touches
Industrial pieces combined with neutral wood suits well with a white living room. The wooden pieces bring everything in the room together while making it cozy.
35. Tall Objects
In order not to damage your walls, you can opt for tall objects in front of a wall like big picture frames on top of dressers, bookshelves, mirrors or plants to fill in the space.
36. Pastels and Plants
Coastal style is a great option to decorate a white living room, bringing the beach breeze to the atmosphere by a touch of pastel blue. Plants added to the environment would also further enrich the beach vibe.
37. Small Shelves
Small shelves are a good way to add a character to the room. White walls are also used to showcase the art pieces, making them the focus of the room.
38. Harmony of Brown and Cream
We continue our list of living room ideas. Brown is a warm and comforting color that goes amazingly well with neutral colors such as cream. A living room that has a cream base and dark brown, wooden furniture looks luxurious and elegant while feeling very clean and calm.
39. Rustic Vibes
Adding rustic vibes is easy enough with wall decors such as a wooden ladder to hold knitted, comfy blankets and small baskets to hold knick-knacks.
40. Simplistic Style
The monochrome look of this minimalist living room enhances the simplistic style and the use of less, but stately furniture allows the place to look clean, uncluttered yet functional and cozy.
41. Simple and Elegant
Scandinavian style is very elegant due to its simplistic nature and the generous use of unpainted wood in living room ideas. Instead of adding color to the room, you can add patterns and textures to bring some life and fun to the space.
42. Green Touch
A classic looking green sofa would be a great contrast and a complementary touch to an industrial living room that has lots of plants in all shapes and sizes spread around.
43. Green in Modern
A monochrome modern living room is never boring with a sea green sofa with clean lines as the statement object of the space.
44. Curtains Have Accents Too
Even though it is not frequently used, curtains with lots of colors and patterns can be combined with plain curtains to balance it out, making it look interesting yet collected.
45. Built-in Shelves
To incorporate a color of your choice such as green to a living room in a subtle way, you can try to paint the back of the built-in shelves to emphasize depth and paint a background for décor items.
46. Cabin Coziness
In an old, rustic cabin, red is a great color to use moderately to bring some warmth to the atmosphere.
47. Light Wood
Using unpainted, light wood around the place would enhance the coastal vibes while lightweight and airy curtains would add to the beach-like atmosphere.
48. Vintage Furniture
Grey painted walls make a good background for showcasing vintage furniture in a living room. The grey easily blends with other colors without taking over the room, allowing other pieces of furniture and décor to draw attention.
49. Wood Against Gray
In a room with lots of wooden details like ceiling beams or the cupboards, grey would be a complementary yet contrasting color with its cool tone against the warmness of the wood, adding depth and dimension to the room, and balancing everything out.
50. Sophisticated Grey Base
A grey base for a living room designs the perfect canvas that is subtle yet sophisticated, allowing any colors to interact with it. From a minimalist room to a classic one, grey complements each style easily with almost no effort.
51. Add Depth
A grey sectional put in front of a fireplace can immediately add to the cozy and comfortable atmosphere of a contemporary living room. Additional shades of grey spread around the place add depth to the room while the different types of wood would echo the same effect.
52. Blue Meets White
White is not the only color that goes well with blue. Natural look of wooden details complements blue, making it look cozy. A bookshelf decorated with just the right amount of blue and wooden décor would also complete the look.
53. Modern Blue
Modern style does not necessarily mean all white and black. A blue living room can be modern as well. Achieving a chic look is not difficult with dark blue and steel as the accent. Consider painting a wall different shade of blue to contrast the overall look.
54. Thinking Out of The Box
The blackboard paint used on a portion of a white wall help to rescue this room from being boring, making it inspirational by displaying the artworks of the family members.
55. Rich Background
Blue is an amazing color to combine with the interior styles. Dark blue walls paint a rich background for the black metals of the furniture to bring the spotlights over. Lots of plants and additional white decor would complete rocking look.
56. Importance of Material
Choosing eye-catching materials like marble tiles to decorate a fireplace is enough to make it a statement object in a room.
57. Experiment with Fun Colors
A blue living room does not need to be boring. Experimenting with different colors like pink and green can make the room feel cozy and fun.
58. Focal Point
In a living room that is mainly decorated in white, a yellow sofa and a patterned yellow rug in the middle can easily be the focal point of the space while adding character to the room.
59. All Black
Going all black in furniture is always an option in an industrial style living room. Black couches, black metal furniture and black accents would design a dark atmosphere fitting for the style while white painted walls would brighten the room.
60. Brick Walls
If your place originally has brick walls, leave them as they are instead of painting or covering them to enrich the industrial look of a space without much effort.
61. Pink Accents
Pink is a great accent color for grey base. Instead of pink, you can choose your primary color to be grey and use soft pink in your decoration. A painting that incorporates different hues of each color would blend everything together.
62. Bookcase Background
In a room with contrasting colors, you may want to blend the bookcase into the background to bring forth the main colors of the room. A little trick you can use is to face the opposite sides of the books on display in order to avoid adding any more color to the still-looking background.
63. White Background Bold Colors
White is the perfect background color to use when decorating a living room especially if bold colors will be used. A bright blue sofa as the signature object in a completely white living room would bring character to it.
64. Small Ideas, Big Chances
Brick-like wall panels installed on a wall in a contemporary living room can change the whole vibe of it by adding character and dimension with its color and texture.
65. Minimal and Eclectic
A minimalist living room can also be eclectic. Not every item of decoration has to match each other in terms of style. Metals mixed with woods, neutrals mixed with warm and cool colors can end up looking amazing and unique at the same time.
66. Vintage Blues and Pinks
It is the best one in our list of living room ideas. Vintage living rooms are known with their neutral color schemes however, you can always use one or two central objects that are colorful to design a contrast, and balance the washed out look of the naturals with the soft and cozy colors.
67. Open and Clean
Using simplistic furniture that are raised high from the ground with simple legs enhances the clean and clutter-free atmosphere of a minimalist living room while only having a few décor items around.
68. Elegant Grey
Incorporating different shades of grey in a living room against white accents is a pool-proof way of decorating a beautiful living room that looks elegant and up to date.
69. Wood and White
Dark hardwood floors and an accent wall furnished with wooden panels complemented by wooden ceiling beams look especially beautiful when combined with contrasting white walls and furniture.
70. Apartment Living
Minimalist style is a go to if you are living in an apartment. Choosing a few basic furniture with specific functions and clearing the surfaces of clutter can make your space look much bigger than it actually is along with the light color scheme.
71. Studio Home Style
In a studio apartment, you can use brick walls to separate one area from the other and use metal bookcases to put invisible walls around the place in an industrial style living room.
72. Black Walls
Black painted walls do not make a room look smaller contrary to the popular view. Using natural wood and light colors along with fun patters around the space help lighten up the room while the black molded walls become the perfect background for displaying your furniture.
73. Different Shades
Using many different patterns and shades of blue in a blue living room would not clutter the space as you may imagine but make it look aesthetically pleasing when they are spread around the room and complemented with contrasting colors.
74. Brown Sofas
Brown is a color that is not so bright and bold, yet it can change the atmosphere of a minimalist monochrome living room without spoiling its aesthetic by the use of vibrant colors.
75. Light Grey
A minimalist living room is easily done with monochrome look. A light grey sectional put in front of tall, dark curtains contrast the dominant white color in the space, adding depth and character.
Popular Living Room Colors
Colors are one of the key components of decorating a living room. Since every color has a different effect on human psychology, it is important to know their effect and choose the right one according to the atmosphere you wish to design in your own living room. It is also important to choose the color that is suitable for the style of your space to get the best results. In this list, we have 20 most popular living room colors to introduce you to the world of color psychology and their use in interior design.
Mustard is the sophisticated and classy version of yellow with its darker shade. Mustard goes especially well with dark colors like gray or black, giving the room a relaxing atmosphere and bringing character to it.
Grey, while being a modern color, is also a subtle one for those who prefer to keep things quiet and sophisticated. It goes really well with modern, Scandinavian and minimalist styles. It also is the perfect background color for both soft and bold colors to pop up.
White is usually associated with purity, it feels clean and fresh. When it is used in a living room, it makes the room look much bigger and brighter due to reflecting the light and distributing it everywhere. It is also the perfect background color as it looks amazing with any given color.
Lilac is a very calm and serene color. It is perfect to feel relaxed while feeling cozy and warm due to its pleasant hue. It goes well with neutral colors that are comforting as well as darker shades such as grey.
Blue is known to be the color of serenity and calmness. In a living room, the color blue designs the perfect place for you to relax and rest after a long day. However, since blue is a cold color, try to use soft and warmer shades and avoid the dark shades of blue as the main color as it can be a bit depressing.
Green takes its calming and refreshing effect from the nature itself. It is an amazing accent color in modern and minimalist styles due to having a natural hue. It can also be used as the main color so long as it is accompanied by neutral tones.
Peach is a softer version of orange for those who do not like the boldness of the orange itself. As it has a calming effect like many soft shades, it also promotes communication where it is used, so it would be great for a living room.
Teal is the perfect combination of both super calming colors: blue and green. In order to double the soothing vibe and amp up your concentration for productivity, choose teal as your main color.
Salmon is a pinkish tone and a warm color. It is known to increase energy levels as well as the emotions. When combined with neutral colors, salmon would become more noticeable and effective.
Yellow is one of the happiest colors out there. It does not only make a room bright but also make it feel fun, happy and energized almost like a kid who can’t stand still. It looks classy when it is used with dark colors such as grey or black and it looks elegant when it is used with neutral colors.
Brown is one of the most calming neutral colors and perfect for the places where slowing down is needed like a work space or reading corner. Brown can also be used in a living room through natural materials like wood or leather while also giving the room an elegant touch.
Purple is known to be the color of royalty. Especially its dark shades look luxurious, elegant and sophisticated. Combining it with creams would enrich the purple even more while grays would add a cooling effect to it to make it more elegant.
Aqua is also a shade of blue, therefore, it has a soothing effect. Aqua is also known to give a feeling of homeliness and belonging. So, it would be a perfect choice for a living room for both relaxing and feeling right at home.
Orange is the other half of yellow because of its energizing, happy nature. Using orange in a living room would help you to release all the emotions you may have and uplift the mood. Orange is also a perfect accent color when it is used with dark main colors as well as neutrals.
Black is the color of depth. When it is used as the accent color, it does not darken the room, but it gives the room a dimension and grounds everything while looking sleek, minimalistic and luxurious.
Red is a passionate color that can change the mood of the room and the people immediately. While using bold red can make you feel energized, a warmer shade can make you feel in the mood. Try to complement red with neutral colors to have a balanced ambiance.
Turquoise, as it is a shade of blue, has a calming effect. It also promotes clear thinking while implying cleanliness when it is used with neutrals. Turquoise gains character when it is used in combination with darker shades such as gray or black.
Beige is a quite popular color in interior design. It is a neutral color that is comforting while looking clean and bright. Beige often paints the perfect background color for other warm colors to be displayed as well.
Pink is not necessarily the color of princesses. It is actually quite a calming color especially the soft shades of it. Darker and warmer shades of pink can also look very elegant when combined with neutral colors.
Silver is associated with modernity and innovation due to being used on technological products. When it is used in a living room, it would enhance the modern vibe and make it look futuristic.
Popular Living Room Styles
Decoration styles are the backbone of interior design. The style of a living room tells a lot about it and the person who is living there, as it also reflects the soul and the character of those who live in it. When decorating or redecorating a space, it is best to decide on a certain style and move on from there. In that case, you need to know exactly what each style means to choose the one that is right for you. We have prepared this list of 15 most popular living room styles to get you started on your journey.
Modern style is known with its clean and sharp lines combined with a monochrome color scheme that bring out the crisp look of the style even more by its contrasting nature along with the metals and glass used around that adds to the cool vibe. Modern style is a simplistic one that does not include a lot of furniture. It looks sleek and calm.
Contemporary style is not as strict as the modern because it refers to the time you are living in. Therefore, it is changeable according to the era, it could include curves and natural shapes instead of sharp and clean lines.
Minimalist style is even more simplified version of the modern style with its motto “less is more” and it generally uses more neutral color schemes and wood throughout the space. What is important in this style is to use only a few fundamental furniture that has functionality.
Rustic style brings the feelings of old days with unfinished wood, ceilings beams and stone walls with elements incorporated from the nature.
Scandinavian style focuses on simplicity. White walls complementing unpainted wooden floors would paint the perfect base for this style.
Eclectic style is one of must eccentric and fun styles out there. The main idea is that you can mix and match any style you wish to design your own that reflects your soul.
Industrial style attracts attention to its raw, unfinished look with the use of distressed wood or exposed brick walls. High ceilings, neutral color schemes and matte black metal details complete the style and give it a natural yet masculine look.
Country style is cozy and comfortable with many patterns and textures mixed with warm colors that gives of the feeling of a small cottage.
Traditional style is a classic one with warm and neutral color schemes, dark wooden furniture, textures and lots of accessories that fill the room.
Coastal style’s inspiration is the sea. It brings the beach vibes to your room by using blue and white colors along with wicker furniture and lightweight, airy curtains.