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 80 living room ideas for you to be inspired from.
1White 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.
2Minimal 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.
3Vintage 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.
4Contemporary Style Meets Patterns
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.
5The 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.
6Different Style and Color
Sometimes one object in contrast to the rest of the room with its style and color can make all the difference that is needed to give it a soul. One soft blue, vintage armchair can look amazing in a white, contemporary living room.
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7Cozy with Neutrals
Neutral color scheme used in decoration of a living room designs a cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Details such as a fireplace, plants or items with personality like a piano would make it even more inviting and homely.
8Blue Yet Modern
Modern living room ideas are allowed to have some color too. A bold color such as a dark blue can be used on the walls as the base of a modern living room while the rest of the objects are in black and white, contrasting and complementing each other and the room at the same time.
9Small 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.
10Modern 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.
11A Touch of a Color
This room with a white base gains character through the use of single sofa in bright blue. The golden shiny metals used throughout the space enhances the modern vibe while adding elegance.
12Neutral Color Scheme
Neutral color scheme used in this living room is revived by the colorful cushions used on the sofas as well as the fireplace located in the middle of the room, giving warmth to the room, making it cozy.
13Earthy Tones Contrasted
Against the light tones such as white used on the base of this living room, earthy-toned sofas design a great contrast. The cushions in various colors and the plants used around the space bring life to it.
14Cabin Comfort of Rustic
Rustic style goes amazingly well with living rooms that need to feel comfortable and warm especially in cold winter days. Natural wood used all around the space along with the neutral color schemes and a fireplace are all you need.
15Do 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.
16Bring Fun with Curtains
In a living room decorated with neutral colors, patterned curtains with subtle colors on them would easily change the ambiance of the room and make it livelier and fun without much effort.
17Big, Soft Cushions
This simplistic living room is turned into a cozy area to relax with those big and soft cushions. The patterns and colors chosen go well with the color scheme of the room while some of them add fun.
18Thinking 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.
19Mirror on The Wall
Even though small, this traditional living room is cleverly designed by leaving the middle as open as possible, allowing the sunlight to come in directly and putting a big mirror on the wall not only to reflect light and make the room brighter but also make it look larger than it is.
20Bookshelves 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.
21Choosing Furniture for Your Needs
Knowing your lifestyle and choosing the furniture in a living room accordingly can make the experience of living a lot easier and functional for you. For example, if you love to throw parties or invite friends, you might want to consider getting nesting tables in addition to a coffee table.
22Harmony of Brown and Cream
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.
23Open and Clean Minimalist
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.
24Cushions are Life Savers
A living room that has a neutral color scheme can be revived back to life with simple changes such as changing the colors and the patterns of cushions on the sofa. Warm or soft colors along with geometrical patterns can give the room the life it needs.
25Black and Yellow
Yellow as a bright and happy color complements black so well that even a single yellow armchair used in a black living room changes the whole look of the space while adding it a masculine characteristic.
26Tricks to Luxury
To make a living room look more luxurious, you can use lost of shiny metals as the accents in the room while using furniture with clean and sharp edges in silver-like color scheme to give it a futuristic look.
27Vintage Elegance with Pastels
This completely white vintage living room is brought to life by using pastel colors in decoration as well as the accents. The soft colors do not take away anything from the clean look of the room but help to make it look elegant and calm.
28The Focus Can Change
By dedicating the bigger portion of the room as the dining area and pushing the living area far back, this living room decor changes its focus. The long table becomes the focal point of the room for family dinners.
29Pastels in Modern Style
Pastel pink and blue harmoniously blend with the whites and the clean lines of this modern living room. The shiny rose gold metals spread around the room fits perfectly with the color scheme and the style.
30Small but Open Spaces
Small living rooms can be made to look bigger and open by choosing neutral and light colors in decoration such as white, beige or gray, allowing the sunlight to reflect. Also, putting the furniture against the wall on one side of the room leaves the middle open, making it look larger.
31Simple and Elegant Scandinavian
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.
32Simplistic, Industrial Bookshelves
Black, metal, open bookshelves are the perfect option to decorate both minimalist and industrial living rooms. Its open and simple nature allows décor objects to be displayed, adding character to the room itself.
33Green Against Monochrome
A monochrome, modern living room can be boring sometimes. However, you can still add color to bring it back to life. A green, modern couch can adapt to the room with its style while standing out with its color, designing the perfect balance that is needed.
34Fun Patterns Can Look Luxurious
In a luxurious living room, fun patterns like stripes can be used on sofas or cushions to personalize the room and to introduce a bit of a color without disturbing the sophisticated ambiance.
35Diagonally Put Furniture
This big living room is utilized by putting the furniture diagonally to fill the empty spots without needing to use extra furniture or decor objects, and also designing an interesting look.
36Minimalistic Yet Cozy
This minimalistic living room decor achieves coziness through the use of different kinds of furniture with different neutral shades. The colorful rug in the middle binds all of them together while the fireplace adds warmth to the room.
37Sweet Minty Green
Green base in this living room is an amazing idea, combined with white furniture and complementary accent colors, designing a flow between the contrasting colors.
38All 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.
39Luxurious and Futuristic
Golden metal accents are the key to turn a mediocre living room into a luxurious one in no time. Choosing furniture with sharp and clean lines with minimal designs can also add to the luxurious look and also make everything look futuristic.
40Classic Style with Neutrals
A classic style living room gains its beauty through neutral color schemes. Combining white with beige and soft gray would give the room a clean, cozy and homely feeling while still looking elegant.
41Yellow Accents Bring Joy
In a living room decor that has a mostly neutral base, using yellow accents immediately changes the atmosphere and bring joy and brightness to the space, rescuing the room from being boring and dark.
42Large Living Room Ideas
Large living rooms may look empty if not designed properly. Using big chandeliers and high furniture and tall plants allows the room look much collected by filling the empty space in between the ceiling and the floor.
43Fresh Flowers as Accents
In a luxurious living room designed with soft and pastel colors, using fresh flowers would complement the color scheme while adding a bit more color and liveliness to the ambiance and make it come to life.
44Eclectic Style Combined with Scandinavian
White walls and wooden floors are the fundamentals of the Scandinavian style. Using different styled furniture on that base could turn the room into an eclectic one while still looking sleek and simplistic.
45Royalty of Purple
A room with a neutral base can always be made into a sophisticated and an elegant one with the color purple. Dark purple contrasts the neutrals and thus adds dimension to the room when it is used in the accents such as curtains and cushions.
46Coziness Is Not Difficult to Achieve
This big living room is made cozy with a fluffy carpet, a leather lounge chair with a blanket thrown on top, lots of pillows used around and soft lighting. When all the right choices come together, coziness is inevitable.
47Interesting Furniture Choices
An armchair that gives off the feelings of a hammock like this one drastically changes the experience of relaxing in a living room decor. Though it is a simplistic armchair, it sure gives of the cozy vibes.
48Small Rooms, Bright Colors
Bright colors like yellow and purple used in this small living room add dimension to it, making It look larger than it seems against the solid white background and other white furniture that blends in with the background.
49The Lighting Matters
Using the right kind of lighting is important in designing a specific ambiance. Lamp shades are perfect for reading corners or dim nights while wall mounted lights are great for highlighting certain areas or paintings.
50Soft Colors Can Be Powerful
In a neutral based living room, using soft colors like pastel yellow, blue or pink can bring life to the room and change its atmosphere into a calm or energized one, which ever you wish, without spoiling the neutrals.
51Functional Corners, Not Empty
Empty corners in a living room can be frustrating at times. A reading corner with a comfy armchair, a floor lamp and a bookshelf would be perfect to fill that empty space and make it functional.
52Blue Wins Over Monochrome
The one and only colorful object, the blue armchair used in this monochrome living room is the best idea to give a character to the space while maintaining the monochrome look.
Patterns used on the pillows changes the whole atmosphere of this living room that is very modern and clean looking without needing to add color or spoiling the style.
54Minimalist Can Be Colorful
On a completely white base, using minimalistic seating set in fun colors, this living room proves how a minimalist living room can handle colors like a boss.
55Sophisticated 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.
56Traditional Living Rooms
A traditional living room can also become eclectic through the use different styles such as vintage and classic together, making the space look luxurious and classy.
57Apartment Decoration Can Be Tricky
In small apartments, decoration has an important role. Having a simplistic approach is the best. While it is ideal to keep the base neutral, adding a touch of color with a few furniture or accents is a great option to bring life to it.
58Don’t Forget the Coffee Table Decor
Coffee table decor is a small detail that brings everything together. Try to use different sized objects that are made of different materials to design a collage that reflects the overall style of the living room itself.
59Leather Sofa Elegance
In any living room with any style, using a leather sofa with neutral colors changes the atmosphere into a more sophisticated, elegant and luxurious one. Combining it with shiny metals in gold and neutral accents enhances the look even more.
60No Carpet for Bigger Rooms
In a minimalist style living room, using no rugs or carpet is a good idea to enhance the simplistic look and make the room feel larger by allowing the hardwood floors to cover the entire space if that is the effect you wish.
61Red is Bold but Fun
Red is a bold color that is best when used as the accent color in a room to give off a passionate vibe. A red sofa can easily become the statement object in a neutral based living room, drawing all the attention to itself.
62Unpainted Wood in Country
Country style living room can be enriched with the use of unpainted wooden furniture and details used all around the space that are combined with neutral colors that complement the woods, making it cozier.
63Pastel Yellow Walls
Painting a living room that is mainly decorated with neutral colors with pastel yellow can change the ambiance into a happy and fun one without disturbing the overall calming and cozy effect of the room.
64Pink and Pink
Pink does not have to belong to the kids’ room. Using different shades of pink with different patterns and textures can actually design a living room that is calming and dreamy.
65The Classy and Elegant Industrial
Brick walls, matte, black metals and black couches used in an industrial decor make it look sleek and elegant while the exposed pipes and construction details add character.
66Coffee Table Decoration
Plants, candle holders and books are only a few décor objects that can be used on top of coffee tables to support the whole atmosphere of the room by using the right style, material and color in the accents and give off the vibe that is targeted.
67Plants Are Decor Objects Too
Using plants in cute planters that are matching the style of the living room does not only bring things together but also naturally adds color to the space without disturbing the overall harmony.
68Blues and Patterns in Coastal
Coastal style gains its character through the usage of blue and white together as the main colors while different patterns and textures enhance the beach vibes even more.
69Curtains Can Chance the Ambiance
While airy curtains enhance the light and calm vibes of a space, choosing different colored curtains can help to add a hint of color to the overall look, filtering the light coming through.
70Fireplaces in Different Styles
Fireplaces have their own unique styles that can complete the style of a living room. From a traditional one to a modern, with its color and material use, a fireplace can enhance the atmosphere of any room while also adding warmth for a cozy effect.
71White on White
A brave attempt to make a interior design completely white works wonders in this example. With the use of various textures, fabrics and patterns throughout the room, depth and dimension are added to the room, making it look pleasing to the eye.
72Classical Curtains for A Change
This classical decoration has these old-looking, classical curtains and it fits beautifully with the overall style of the room while adding color and character to it.
73No Limits to Decoration
An old, vintage chest placed in the middle of this living room instead of a generic coffee table draws all the attention to itself, becoming the signature object in the space, differentiated both by its look and its inspiring use.
74Dealing with Long Rooms
Long living rooms need to be dealt with correctly for the right effect. Separating a long room into different areas is the best option to make the room feel spacious.
75Same Color Family
Using different colors in different shades from the same color family can design an interesting but harmonious look.
76Beautiful and 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.
This living room becomes an eclectic one with its use of different styled furniture all around the space while using variety of colors, patterns and materials. The bright colors combined with the patch-work-like rug in the middle designs a shabby-chic decor.
78Earthy Tones in Harmony
Browns and earthy tones are believed to be boring and old looking, yet this very living room manages to break the taboo by using lots of different materials from leather to wicker and lots of different shades from light to dark along with subtle patterns combining them all.
79Decoration with Plants
Instead of using the traditional decor objects, this minimalistic home uses plants in all shapes and sizes to fill the space and bring color and character to it.
80Coffee Tables Need Attention
Coffee tables’ decoration is as much important as the rest of a place. This one succeeds in decoration by using various objects in different sizes and materials matching the accents. We have selected 80 wonderful living room ideas for you. I hope you like it.