A modern living room with comfortable furniture, cozy fireplace and a stunning view is the perfect place for family gatherings. The key to this room’s comfort is the seating. Raven Inside Interior Design created an arrangement that provides a certain amount of intimacy while the softness encourages comfort and relaxation.
Sometimes modern design is about thinking of things in a new and different way. Traditionally sofas have been an integral part of living rooms, but this modern space from NDC Homes shows that sofas are not a necessity. While the natural inclination would have been to place a sofa in front of the fireplace, in this room three Barcelona chairs provide a modern substitute.
A modern living room can be given a little vintage boost with mid-century modern furniture. This sleek living room from Third Stone boats a smooth paneled wall, glossy floors, and a large picture window, but the Barcelona chairs and sofa, as well as the sunburst clock, add a little 1950’s flair.
The ultimate bohemian formula: bold wallpaper, patterned pillows, a sheepskin rug, and greenery. Now go and live your best boho life.
It’s hard to go wrong with an all-white color palette. Since modern design is about simplicity, white is a natural fit. It’s also surprisingly easy to add personality. This room from Marina Dagenais at Design Premier is very simple, yet it has a definite feminine flair. The curved lines of the furniture, the shapely chandeliers, and the floral arrangements bring a feminine sensibility to this modern living room.
In order to take some of the severity away from modern style, consider light but warm colors. The built-in wall unit in this room from Fiorella Design is most certainly modern in style, but the light wood tone adds softness.
Gray has been the go-to neutral for at least a decade, and it works beautifully in modern living rooms, like this one form Grand Design London. Cooler shades, in particular, speak to the aesthetic of modern design, and when combined with black furniture you get a sleek and urban look.
Nothing says nautical more than blue, but it can get way too monochromatic, fast. Use varying shades of blue (and even some touches of green) to keep your space more intriguing.
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A pendant lamp adds to the jewel-box effect of this lush living room. Even though they used contrasting colors, the darker tones keep it from feeling too bold.
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This floor is covered in 10 different vintage Moroccan rugs for an inviting feel. To recreate the look, make sure you choose all comfy, durable fabrics.
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Dark beams add contrast to high and light ceilings. Add a gothic-inspired chandelier to ground it even more.
Though the walls and floors in this cottage are neutral, patterned chairs give it a pop. Bright pillows on the sofa add to the tropical feel.
A pop of bright color and a take notice pattern are great ways to add a little excitement to a modern living room. In the case of this room designed by Shirley Meisels, the bright yellow chairs add life and excitement yet they don’t detract from the fireplace focal point. For anyone who thinks modern is boring, this living room should change their mind.
Can modern design be fun and interesting? Absolutely! All it takes is a statement piece or two, some bold colors, and the willingness to follow one’s own sense of style. While the majority of pieces in this room designed by Amitzi Architects are modern, the Turkish rug pulls them together in a unique way. Combined with the statement light fixture and bold wall art, this room manages to be modern, yet has its own distinct personality.
Lacking on space? Permission to forgo the traditional coffee table/sofa setup. A fireside table is the coziest spot for reading or a casual dinner.
An understated palette means you can focus on incredible interior architecture and dramatic statement pieces. Can we talk about those beams, please?
Lavender walls help this otherwise busy living room feel calm. Chinese ancestral paintings hang over the sofa, framed by ginger jars on wall brackets, and the sofa is upholstered in an overscale ikat.
Shiplap over a fireplace and built-in bookshelves feels cozy and inviting. Beach vibes for days.
It’s what happens when you create a jungle inside a bungalow. No, we’re not just trying to make fetch happen here.
The mosaic Moroccan tiles are the focal point of this blue-and-white living room. They add an exotic touch to a beach house.
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The trompe l’oeil paintings, such as the scrolls that frame the windows in this living room, help break up large walls. You don’t have to worry about hanging art in this space.
Here’s how you get paneling when your house has none. Red leather nailhead trimming creates the look of wall paneling in this living room.
A common element found in ultra-modern homes is large windows that open up and connect the space with the outdoors. In order to make the most of this arrangement make sure to stick with a somewhat minimalist style. Make sure there’s plenty of breathing room between pieces and don’t over accessorize. Take this room from D’Cruz Interior Design as a perfect example.
In some corners of the decorating world “modern” is considered a dirty word. There’s a belief that modern rooms are cold and lack personality. But nothing could be further from the truth. Modern living rooms can be warm, inviting, and sometimes even downright cozy. While modern living rooms may lack some of the frills of their more embellished counterparts, they make up for it in their sleek sense of style.
Raw-poplar walls give the feel of “a fisherman’s shack.” We’re forever on island time.
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What many people don’t appreciate about modern design is how easily it can be combined with other styles. This room, for instance, has some traditional architectural bones (courtesy of Murphy & Co Architects) yet the furniture and art skew modern. Together they form an almost transitional style which can be appealing to a wide variety of people.
A tastefully designed mantel is one of the most important design aspects of a living space. It’s often the first thing the eye is drawn to when entering a room. Much like the rest of our homes, the way we decorate our mantels is a direct reflection of our style. Want to update your mantel, but […]
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The graphic combination of black and white is ideal for the often graphic sensibilities of modern design, like in this space from ZR Architects. The sharp lines and streamlined silhouettes suit the acute contrast in color and result in a look that is both contemporary and gender neutral.
Every room needs something special—a conversation piece that grabs your attention and really completes the space. In this room from ZR Architects, it’s obviously the unique light fixture. It stands out and draws the eye to it, but it still fits in beautifully with the space. Notice how the shape mimics that of the side table, creating a connection and a sense of unity.
If you’ve got tall ceilings, you need a statement chandelier. This modern chandelier picks up the gold accents in the room.
Think red, white, and blue feels too patriotic? Not when it’s paired with geometric lamps and a neutral, patterned rug.
Elegant furniture juxtaposed with exposed brick walls feels cool and lived-in. Add statement art to break them up.
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A pine mantel frames the cozy hearth in this farmhouse living room. Along with apron sinks, Windsor chairs, and tin sconces, an assortment of baskets ups the home’s rural charm.
Modern design is really ideal for those who favor minimalism. All unnecessary elements can be stripped away, be it furniture, accessories, or decorative embellishments. The simple and streamlined aesthetic encourages thoughtful design and suggests that items that are not absolutely needed can be eliminated, leaving an open, unencumbered space. This is a great way to showcase beautiful flooring, like in this room courtesy of The Hudson Company.
An L-shaped couch not only looks cool, but it makes a corner living area way more functional. To make it stand out even more, choose a bright color.
Create a cozy cottage feel with an intimate grouping of furniture. Also, this vintage root table is everything our wood coffee tables aspire to be.
Modern design has the capacity to be very sexy and dramatic. Long, luxurious drapes, a take notice fireplace wall (courtesy of Apex Custom Fabrication), and a restrained color palette comprised mostly of charcoal make it happen in this living room. To create a look like this avoid anything that could be considered visual clutter and focus on large expanses of color and material.
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Who says modern can’t be fun? Cleary not the team from Michelle Lewis Interior Design, the masterminds behind this room. Abstract art, a unique light fixture, and an array of colors and finishes come together to create a space that looks great and doesn’t take itself too seriously.
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This living room was blessed with original Beaux-Arts plasterwork and parquet, but you can still recreate a French-inspired room at home with a linen-covered bergères and a Louis XVI side table. Vintage curtains and a crystal chandelier complete it.
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Add vibrant color without it overpowering your room by painting bookshelves. It’ll accent the room, but not be the focus of the room.
The eclectic mix of vintage armchairs, a blue-glass mirror, and a glass-topped rattan side table is total ’70s vibes. With a style like this, the bolder, the better.
This rustic great room was built to resemble a converted barn. And those windows, though.
The fireplace is almost always the focal point of a room, so why not beef it up to create an entire focal wall? In this modern living room, the focal wall (designed by Beinfield Architecture) is not particularly flashy, but it has a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the space. The metal panels add texture which provides more depth than something flat like paint would. It’s minimal, yet the results are huge.
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Despite the fact that there are guidelines for every style of decorating, there really are no rules. This room, courtesy of M.B. Jesse, definitely fits the bill for modern style, yet it has a number of unique elements that separate it from the crowd. Between the wow-factor feature wall, large-scale art, and ball side table, this modern living room has a style all its own.
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What’s not to love about a room with comfortable furniture, a soothing palette, and a take notice focal point? This modern living room from Raven Inside Interior Design has them all. The sleek lines and no-frills approach to decorating is both modern and minimal, yet there’s nothing cold or impersonal about it. The warm finishes and soft furnishings make this a great room for spending a cozy night in.
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This living room is simple, clean-lined, and inviting, with a little bit of glamour and a lot of comfort. To highlight the architectural details, the moldings are painted in high-gloss white.
Make a small modern space appear larger with a white color palette and see through furnishings. This modern condo designed by Lori Pedersen Staging & Styling has a small footprint but thanks to the use of negative space (mainly around the acrylic coffee table) it appears larger than it really is.
In every modern living room, there’s room for one statement piece. And there’s no reason why that piece shouldn’t be either an antique or something totally unusual. In this room from Nicole Hollis, the console table has a decorative Moroccan flair which is a definite contrast to all the other sleek pieces in the room. The piece stands out, but thanks to muted brown finish it doesn’t look out of place with all the other neutral pieces.
There’s something very soothing about a room with simple furnishings and basic, clean-lined accessories. In this modern living room there’s a pronounced sense of cleanliness and organization, but to keep things from becoming boring or sterile, designer Susan Manrao played with the furniture shapes, contrasting curved lines with straight. A unique wall mirror and sculptural floor lamp complete the look of this simple yet dynamic space.
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Yellow upholstery will make sure your living room is always sunny, no matter what the weather is outside. Keep the rest of the room white and it’ll feel even brighter.
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