Most of us love the comfortable and inviting feel of the contemporary style, maybe we need some ideas. Here are 47 contemporary living room ideas we selected for you in this gallery. There are beautiful examples of contemporary living room designs among them from successful interior designers.
We try to find the best examples from popular designers and decorators.
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.
2Designed by Janie Molster Designs
3Designed by New South Home
4Designed by Leclair Decor
5No Right or Wrongs
Contemporary decor style is often confused with modern. However, you can incorporate any current decoration style into the contemporary style, adding patterns and colors as accents, using natural stones or any texture, for that matter, without fearing of doing something wrong.
6Designed by Kelly Wearstler
7Designed by Lindye Galloway
8Designed by Prix de Solde
9Bookshelves as Backdrop
Bookshelves can turn into the focal point of a room when used correctly. A black bookshelf with horizontal and vertical, clean lines would immensely enhance the contemporary vibes of a living room by becoming the backdrop.
10Designed by Kalu Interiors
11Designed by Leclair Decor
12Designed by Greg Natale
13Rugs or No Rugs?
Ideally, the contemporary decoration style opts for clean and open floors, however, if you want additional coziness and warmth, modern and curved rugs would fit into the setting.
14Designed by Rees Roberts & Partners
15Designed by Kelly Wearstler
16Designed by Abbe Stanton Fenimore
In the contemporary living room decor, it is important to leave a space empty as much as it is important to fill one. In a place filled with not only furniture but also colors, patterns and accents, consider leaving certain places empty to balance everything.
18Designed by Finntage
19Designed by Paula Daher
20Designed by Project 22 Design Inc
The contemporary decorating style does allow the usage of color in moderation. You can use bold colors such as green if you keep the base fairly neutral both in color and in shapes and patterns as well.
22Designed by Jenkins Interiors
23Designed by Jaclyn Harper
24Designed by Kelly Wearstler
25Clean and Simple
Similar to the philosophy of the minimalist style, the contemporary style favors less materials in a space. By doing so, a living room does not only look clean but also simple and elegant.
26Designed by Zoe Feldman
27Designed by Carbon 6 Interiors
28Designed by Rachel Reider Interiors
29Plants Used Differently
Instead of the traditional way of designating a space for the plants you may have, you can also use tall, tree-like plants to separate areas in an open space while adding color in a natural way.
30Designed by Jess Cathell
31Designed by Greg Natale
32Designed by Kelly Wearstler
33Symmetry 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.
34Designed by Alison Giese Interiors
35Designed by Jenkins Interiors
36Designed by KT Marshall Design
37Large Living Rooms
In a large contemporary 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.
38Designed by Kelly Wearstler
39Designed by Paula Daher
40Designed by Jenny Martin Design
Light fixtures with shiny metals or indirect lights that are installed in a hidden way are popular ways of using light in a contemporary living room. Lights can also be used in a way to attract attention to certain pieces of art or decor in such a setting.
42Designed by Kalu Interiors
43Designed by Paula Daher
To design a simplistic contemporary living room, using furniture with bare legs as well as reflective surfaces like mirrors, shiny metals or glass is the way to go.
45Light Walls, Dark Floors
To keep everything simple and fill the space at the same time can be quite tricky to pull off. Walls that are painted with a light color, contrasting the dark hardwood floors is the easiest trick in the book that immediately fills the space without cluttering it.
46Pop of Color
Using bold colors require a neutral base. In case of wanting to use a bright and bold color like red, it is best to limit it to a few objects in a contemporary living room while keeping everything else subtle and neutral.
Textures like stone or wood can be used in a contemporary living room to warm up the space and add character without using any additional pieces of furniture, therefore, avoiding clutter.