If we could name only one room in our homes to put our soul and heart into designing, the living room will be the first. It’s the treasured, off-limits space that sets the mood for the entire decorating style of your house. Whether you’re thinking of a complete overhaul or a simple change, spice up your favorite room with these cool decoration ideas.
Look for the opposite colors to tie your design together. A glossy dark table grounds a white, windowed living room without making it busy.
The power of blue
A palette of blues will make your living room look inviting and cozy. It’s a great color for furniture, like a sofa, walls, and arts.
Small living room Ideas
The main secret of turning a small living room into a chic living area is to use properly sized furniture. A blue sofa could be too big for a small area but in fact it is there to define the space. When you use small furniture in a tight area, you only exacerbate the compact feeling.
Lively Living Room Design
This could be a formal living room, but with pops of green, pink and purple it makes a statement that is cohesive, but not boring.
Use white room as a canvas and swap seasonal accent pieces all year-round. This living room uses bright blues, greens and natural accents for a nice, beachy vibe.
If you have huge windows, position a couch under it to allow outdoor scene and sunlight be the main point of the otherwise plain room.
Does your living room have to work as a front entry? You can keep these two separated and properly defined by keeping the living room furniture match to the rug and painting wall in neutral colors.
Touch of Trend
You can easily update your living room as you would your wardrobe – with some new pieces each season. This white and beige room is like a canvas for a few pops of pattern and color – bright pillows, black square pictures, and a marble table.
There is another secret of making the small space look bigger. Choose one full-size furniture piece and surround it with many smaller objects. Your living room will look larger, and you’ll have a comfortable sofa to sit on.
The bright brown wall balanced by beige and white colors are the perfect match for a living room. The simple light fixtures add bright accents without obstructing the window.
Soft, light colors and curtains infuse this living room with a feminine grace while the blue sofa makes it more interesting.
Traditional furniture pieces can get a dash of style with an animal rug, a fireplace and glass table to anchor the space.
Your living toom will feel bohemian and well-designed if you paint the walls white and get gray furniture. The neutral floor and bright red elements make the space shine.
Sea of Space
Make your small living room a welcome respite for your friends with ample seating and a coffee table that you can navigate easily.
Less is more
Try a less is more approach by choosing a neutral color palette and clean lines. A big rug and beige pillows keep the room inviting and friendly.
The proper furniture layout, with several bright accents (like greens and pictures) added here and there can broaden any living room to welcome big parties and large rooms.
Mix It Up
Throw bright accents to the living room and mix several different patterns for a cool look. Pick complimentary colors (like white and black, blue and orange) to guide you when designing the room.
This beautiful living room is as pretty as practical. The sofa and chair are upholstered in water-resistant material to be kids-friendly and create a put-your-feet-up feeling.
What’s the main secret of having red accents? Balance it with calm colors, like white, beige, and brown. A smattering of creamy wall accents with the beige bed and light wood walls keep the bright fiery color in check.
Bold with accents
Add some personality to your living room with bright yellow chairs, and balance it with neutral walls, black furniture and big painting.
Go for yellow
A bright yellow chair underlines the striking impact of the black-and-whote living room.
If you think that your living room should be more than just relaxing, you may have a look at this multifunctional space where a designer really showed his style. The big picture on the wall are is the cherry on top.
Mix unfinished wood pieces with polished objects, and a neutral paint on walls (like white or beige) to make the room look chic and avoid the feeling of a camp.
If you don;t want to be far from neutral palette, choose the shade you love (and keep the walls white or beige, as seen in this picture) to add a bright accent that won’t affect an overall design of the room.
Everyone who loves summer should know that pops of green, red, and yellow will make your living room look summery regardless of weather outside.
Not-so-standard living room
Quite often the key to a successful design is the properly chosen palette of colors and fabrics. This black and white living room works with just two colors but adds interesting textures so that the space feels unique.
The best way to get more light is to start at the source. Replace your heavy curtains with sheer ones, making sure they go down to the floor. To accentuate the white color, add black furniture and paint the wall gray.
Glam living room
the living room is the heart of the house and should be a reflection of your personality. This amazing chic living room can look simple at the beginning, but when you give a closer look, you’ll find many decorating tricks that can be applied to any living room. It has beautiful touches of flower palette and greens which pair effortlessly with the sofa.
Don’t forget to add color and natural textures. You can use wicker baskets, antique lamps, or even a wooden wall as a focal point to warm up your rustic living room.
Enjoy a quiet moment in your beautiful living room and have a little reading time. Drag cozy sofas and chairs over to windows or next to your bookshelf and be sure to provide enough light for late nights with a book.
In the Garden
If you need a welcome element in your black-and-white living room, add some greens and natural accents.
You can easily achieve the drama of one big art piece by displaying multiple small frames. Play with sizes and colors to get a playful look.
Pretty and Layered
This layered, cute living room – combined with a working space – proves that white isn’t a boring color if you choose proper color accents. The best things is that all little objects you can find there are pretty cheap and you can get them from eBay.
The neutral colors of this living room is enlivened by adding a variety of colors – the curtains are red, pillows are graphic, doors and pictures are white and little accents are gold. This is a perfect example of how you can make a room comfy, not boring.
Instead of a traditional coffee table, choose a glass one, like this, which mirrors the flowers on it and the rug.
Section off your room with the black walls and black fireplace paired with golden frames and lanterns. This combination adds depth and function to the otherwise neutral area.
White and Airy
Your living room can handle a lot of things – even a fireplace and a massive TV – if you keep everything else from weighing the room down. White furniture, walls, and big windows paired with a creamy sofa and rug keep the room from feeling busy.
This living room achieves the balance design without feeling to busy or matchy. The accent pieces and furniture are diverse, but the symmetrical chairs ground the look.
Don’t play safe
Choosing a neutral color palette doesn’t mean you can’t go a bit crazy. Layer different textures and mix colors to make things interesting like this glam living room and avoid boring appearance.
Peaceful and functional
Neutral palette and natural light in this elegant living room are so peaceful. A small rug and a glass table is a brilliant way to attract more attention to the cozy are at the center of the room.
Light and spacious
Neutral couches are classic, and always look pretty paired with a colorful rug and wooden picture frames. Paint walls white or beige to make the room look spacious.
Bright blue pillows bring coziness to this living room. The wooden wall makes a strong statement, too.
This girly room combines pastel fabrics with springtime pinks, greens and whites for a design that causes lots of smiles.
You can easily create a formal conversation area in your living room to warm up the space and spend time with your guests. Use several armchairs arranged around a coffee table and add decor elements, like pillows and pictures, to create the rich ambiance.
Inviting and girly
This is a perfectly inviting and cozy room. The walls are a white color and work beautifully with pink accents, which creates a very relaxed feeling.
Best of nature
This living room combines outdoor elements with a cozy fireplace and white wall as a focal point.
You can easily create a comfortable, stylish home office in your small living room: Instead of a traditional black desk chair (that wouldn’t fit here at all) get a futuristic white chair that looks great facing the rest of the space or the desk.
Place for a TV
If you’re short on space and wondering what you should do with the TV, try placing it in a corner so that the atmosphere of your living room is uninterrupted (but you can easily enjoy your favorite shows from a comfortable sofa).
Mix old and new
This living room features beautiful proportions that suit family living, has different textures throughout the room and is a perfect mix of old and new. It’s calm. relaxing, and welcoming.
This oversized sofa makes a beautiful centerpiece and provides a practical solution for everybody who likes having big parties at home. Choose neutral colors for walls and go with minimalist accents for the rest of the area.
If you think your room look boring, you can easily fix it using different pattern and texture. In a beach-house design, furniture in the same color and accent pieces keep the airy room from looking bland.
Thanks to black walls, framed black-and-white photographs will really pop.
Transitional blue and white
This bright and light living room features a perfect blend of blue and natural colors on the furniture, pillows, and a big picture that also acts as the main point of the room.
Create the interest in a neutral living room with several different patterns and colors. The designs on pillows and greens could feel overwhelming in a large scale, but in this room they just add a chic vibe.
If you’re afraid that black-and-white will be too boring for you, add some playful patterns, like an animal skin rug or a dressy chair.
Plus Size Arranging
If you have an extra-large sofa, it can require a lot of space to stretch out, but it can easily engulf the room. The main point is to anchor it against the wall and use several voluminous objects (like a coffee table) for balance.
Contemporary Living Room
Large brown couch blocks out a comfy seating area in the living room, facing the TV and near the window. Pictures of different sizes add interest to the neutral color palette of this room.
Here you can see a truly brilliant idea: keep oversized patterns in control by limited them to certain objects or spaces (here a splash of color is limited to a huge artwork and a rug. It will keep powerful patterns from taking over your living room.
White brick walls and a glass coffee table have a modern effect in this living room, placing the emphasis on the striking piece of art on the wall.
All about the style
This living room just screams style. The furniture choice is classic and simple, but kid friendly and stylish. With beautiful accents, there is no need to add huge accents to make it unique.
If you love bright colors, it can be a perfect living room for you. White walls and natural light are a perfect canvas to decorate around. These red accents look luxurious but comfortable.
This living room nails cozy country style. Underused neutrals and light brown walls mixed with a white lamp and soft pillows make the design complete.
Gray sofa and neutral pictures on walls allow other pieces to stand out in this room. Beige and white colors are illuminated by lamps.
Bright focal point
When we look at this picture we immediately pay attention to the unusual wall color and unique use of paint. This trick makes the living room feel spacious and airy, while provides a lot of color and looks fun.
The aesthetic of this living room took shape based on everything you can find in a local store: colorful pillows, pictures on the walls and curtains. A palette of black and beige creates a neutral, but still dramatic, background for the bright accents.
Spacious but intimate
if you want your room to be both spacious and intimate, you should add funky fabrics to the space. This furniture adds personality to the room, making it feel cozy, while massive windows, big lamp and rug allow light into space. The light balance the gray ceilings, making the living room feel large.
Make a statement
This living room is all about the unique atmosphere, with bright, rich colors that make a statement. The combination of textures and paint on the wall create an edgy atmosphere.
Black, white and gray
A new trend in the design world is a combination of black, white and gray that adds sleek aesthetic to any living room. White curtains, black and white furniture and gray pictures add a subtle glow to the room. Add greens or flowers for a touch of color.
Massive TV stand
This massive TV stand (there could also be a fireplace) is a centerpiece in this comfortable conversation living room. With its neutral color palette and rich array of materials, the room offers luxurious living.
Blue furniture accents give dapper style to the living room: gray pillows and table with white lamps make the space feel cozy and welcoming.
Purple accents can break up the space and offer a dramatic contrast between light and dark.
White walls combined with black or even gray furniture and accent pieces embody a rich aesthetic, which you can pair with almost anything.
White on White
All-white space is a timeless design that you can never go wrong with. However, if you’re afraid of ending up in a hospital-like room, add different textures. On this picture, a sofa, rug, windows, and mirrors all add depth to an all-white look.
Many would agree that the best rooms combine different styles to create a unique vibe. Take this gorgeous room, for example. This design balances white furniture with unique ceiling pattern and a colorful rug. The sofa is modern and simple and adds personality to the area. It’s advised to add natural light, and you’ve got a dream room.
If you have a richly colored space, adding neutral colors will provide the cooling effect. For example, if you have blue walls, you may look for beige furniture to tone it down.
Add something new by rethinking the stuff you already have there. Use up leftover white wall paint on the table or refresh pillows by sewing fancy cases for them.
We love living rooms that successfully balance the warmth and glamor. This modern living room can function in many ways – a great space for entertaining and a cozy place for you to relax.