8933 Living Room Ideas

A living room, or a lounge, is a space that serves multiple purposes. Whether you are relaxing with family, entertaining guests or hanging out with friends, the living area is often the central space that brings people together.

Traditionally, the living room was the first room in which guests were received and entertained, which explains its air of formality and accompanying décor and furniture. Traditionally separate from the more informal family room, a living room would also host a display of more sophisticated items, such as heritage furniture, art pieces or an elaborate fireplace.

The key question to ask when decorating a living room is whether it is inviting enough. It is after all the first room a visitor is invited into, so it is important to ensure that there is comfortable seating and that furniture pieces don’t get in the way of traffic flow. One way of making space inviting is to include photos, art pieces or plants.

Some families choose to use their living room as a family room, due to space constraints or purely as a personal preference. If you choose to make the living room your go-to daily space, then it would be wise to put extra thought into the functional aspects of furniture, room layout and even storage options.

An open concept living, dining and kitchen space zoned effectively with thoughtful placement of the sofa. The running wooden slats on the ceiling and the harmonious palette of similar-toned blue and green furniture tie the separate areas together.

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Transitional open concept kitchen and lounge with pale blue walls and light hardwood floors. The bright and airy theme is punctuated by the deep gray of the coffee table.

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Living room with an easy breezy coastal theme, complete with rustic wood tile floors, teal sofa, light timber coffee table, textured ceiling and beach-themed canvas pictures.

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Standout dark beams and a modern fireplace with sleek marble surrounds heighten the sense of luxury in this bedroom with a view. The timber floors are a mix of light and medium tones.

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Wood accents in the living room complement the rustic exposed beams to create different levels of visual interest, filling the volume of space.

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Shiplap cladding and a mid-tone gray creates a strong masculine theme in this spacious bedroom. The rug at the foot of the bed scales the cavernous room to a more intimate size while providing textural interest.

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Wide decked patio in a Contemporary home, decorated with wicker furniture, a sculptural coffee table and dining table set at the far end.

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Contemporary beach-front home with a Hamptons color palette of soothing gray, tan and white. The heavy timber beamed ceiling, white corridor arches and terracotta tiles add a rustic feel to the home.

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Transitional living room with sash windows and shade that pull up from the bottom.

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Huge windows let plenty of natural light into this contemporary apartment. The stunning view is on display here as neutral-colored furnishings, such as a fabric sofa and shaggy rug, provide a cozy vibe.

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Mediterranean Spanish living room with large windows and white French doors.

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If you can't get rid of a load-bearing pillar, let it blend in with the rest of the room. This pillar is wallpapered in a soft metallic silver that mirrors the panes and furniture. The open plan in this room is cleverly demarcated with a beautiful rug while the candlestick chandelier and ornate details on the dining chairs add a touch of opulence.

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Light-filled living room with a magnificent timber-clad vaulted ceiling, picture window and stone fireplace. The furniture is kept simple with a dark gray sofa and tow light gray armchairs.

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The modular sofa, armchairs and ottomans provide suitable heft in this huge living room with a vaulted ceiling. The high ceiling is left completely white to let its angular structure shine. Neutral-colored sofa mirrors the same tones in the light hardwood floors.

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Contemporary living room with light hardwood floor, fireplace and slatted timber ceilings along the edge.

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This open concept room with a mezzanine floor is a great example of using texture to liven up a simple layout. Stone veneer provides the backdrop for a feature wall, while a shaggy tan carpet lends contrast to polished large-format tile flooring. Mirror-clad coffee table and chairs keep the space interesting.

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Beautiful dining and family room in an Italianate home that opens through to an expansive patio and ocean views.

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French Colonial home with a mix of Mediterranean sensibilities. The different textures in this white family room – such as the white brick wall, knotted pine floor, wicker coffee table and beamed ceiling lend a homely touch to the space.

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A slim oval dining table lends balance to the sharp rectangular layout in this open plan space. Timber flooring in the dining area subtly marks a different activity zone while the choice of a white dining table provides a sense of continuity to the kitchen.

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The rough wooden beams juxtaposed against the smooth flat ceiling of this living room adds an interesting texture to the space. The wooden theme is continued with the open shelf under the television and long stone ledge under the fireplace.

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