6 | Visualizer: Phan ArchAnother neutral option, the geometric pattern on this living room’s accent wall stands out against the calmly colored furnishings.
4 | Visualizer: HodiduAdding personal effects like books and artwork give this smaller living room a unique and homey feel.
7 | Designer: Valkyrie StudioIn a small space, a living room may have to take on more than one function. Here we see how a narrow room can be a comfortable seating area and a shared home office.
11 | Designer: Mimar InteriorsLow to the ground with a bit of mustard yellow, the furniture in this room screams mid-century.
12 | Designer: Mimar InteriorsThe unique coffee table in the center of this spacious and modern living room is a tiny bit retro futuristic. Coupled with the white, grey, and red color scheme you’re almost in the Home of the Future.
I wonder if there’s a refrigerator attached to a telephone hidden somewhere in the kitchen.
23 | Designer: Valkyrie StudioOverwhelming white can be a bit sterile, but with the addition of some slick art and plenty of light, this living room feels more elegant than ER.
10 | Designer: Mimar InteriorsSurrounding by glass and stunning views, the last thing this ultra modern living room needs is the obligatory television.
21 | Designer: Valkyrie StudioAnd in a different look, we have the same flood of natural light and simple furnishings, but this time with massive lighting overhead and a wide open floorplan.
2 | Visualizer: Jean RegauerOf course, bright colors are not everything. This grey and black design is sleek and sophisticated – it wouldn’t be out of place in a decadent 1980’s movie.
3 | Designer: Valkyrie StudioThe plush seating in this living room makes you want to sink right in for an evening of casual, bright conversation.
19 | Designer: Valkyrie StudioCoat the walls and ceilings of this modern living room with bamboo skewers and be instantly transported to a weird hipster luau, which sounds ironic.
8 | Visualizer: Vic NguyenAnd sometimes decadence is the name of the game. Most of us will never have a grand piano, but if you do you should certainly make it a focal point of a room like it is here, with small, subtle furnishings sinking into the background.
22 | Designer: Valkyrie StudioSwap out a camel chair for a tufted version in chocolate brown and you’ll have this version of the same Valkyrie Studio.
16 | Visualizer: Design at SketchThis artsy loft style with painted wood floors and cute sayings in frames makes you feel like finally getting to work on that novel.
13 | Designer: Mimar InteriorsThis living room does a stylish job of mixing and matching textures from a soft shaggy rug against hard tile to carved wooden ottomans and sleek upholstery. The curvy black floor lamp underlines the black in the decor.
1 | Designer: Desiron LizonWarm colors are just one way to bring that cozy feeling into a living room. Here, it’s pops of a shocking red that contrast the cement bricks and other neutral furnishings for a vibrant, exciting space.
If you like the traditional exposed brick look in the living room do check out: 30 Living Rooms With Exposed Brick Walls.
14 | Designer: Mimar InteriorsIn this slightly altered version of the previous room, the larger wall art is gone, bringing focus to the beautiful wood paneled wall.
24 | Designer: Valkyrie StudioAnother day, another Grand Piano. This lovely living room would have you longing to learn your scales once again.
9 | Designer: Mimar InteriorsAn open floor plan demands creative use of furniture and decor. Here an area rug and large, heavy pieces keep the living area separate from the foyer.
20 | Designer: Valkyrie StudioAt the end of the day, a living room really just needs a place to sit and a coffee table. This simple living room fills those requirements without much fuss, but with a lot of style.
The living room is somewhat of a modern institution. Older estates might have had sitting rooms, drawing rooms, or studies. But the multipurpose living room – a gather spot for families, a cozy area for entertaining, or even just a place to put your feet up – is kind of a new concept. It’s not necessarily fussy or fancy, but with the right design it can truly become the heart of a home. Represented here are 26 beautiful living rooms that take this modern space and make it not just welcoming, but beautiful. Have a look.
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5 | Visualizer: LushvizGrey and turquoise is a combination that is very ‘of the moment.’ This living room uses it subtly for a warm and feminine effect.
18 | Visualizer: Velizar DimitrovIn a small apartment, the living room is visible from every angle. This stylish sectional and neutral coffee table are unobtrusive.
25 | Designer: Valkyrie StudioJapanese-inspired sliding doors keep books and documents hidden away when they’re not needed while allowing for necessary storage space.
15 | Designer: Mimar InteriorsPristine white furniture that contrasts with inky dark walls is probably not idea for a family, but is super sleek for the most fashionable couple you know.
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26 | Designer: Valkyrie StudioAny furniture would feel dwarfed by these massive windows, so keeping things simple and comfortable is the right way to go.
17 | Designer: MoskouSimple is perfect in this cool grey living room with massive, deep sofas. They make you want to take a nap even when you’re barely out of bed.