Living Rooms Inspiration And Living Room Decorating Advice

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Living Rooms Inspiration And Living Room Decorating Advice

An understated decorating scheme allows period features to shine in this Victorian terrace.

Use these gorgeous living room ideas as a starting point for your next decorating project – and shop similar looks with our suggestions.

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.

*Layer up with this velvet cushion, £19.50 from Marks & Spencer.

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 gallery of prints and posters in the living room of this extended Victorian flat turns a blank space into an eyecatching feature wall. Plan your arrangement with pieces of paper laid out on the floor before fixing the frames in place.

A chilly, bland-looking living room is now relaxed and welcoming, thanks to a splash of dark blue

A good rug can also help to zone a living space, making it feel more intimate. Place the front legs of sofas and chairs on the rug, leaving the back legs off, to give mismatched furniture a more unified feel.

If you have a bit more space to play with, bring the furniture away from the walls to create a cosy sitting area. This works especially well in open-plan living spaces, helping to zone the relaxation area from the thoroughfares or dining, cooking and study areas. If the back of your sofa isn’t much to look at, hide it behind a low console table topped with decorative objects.

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*Marks & Spencer’s Loft range is perfect if you’re looking for contemporary, streamlined furniture for compact spaces.

*Achieve a similar look with these beautiful handmade Moroccan leather pouffes by Bohemia (£98, Notonthehighstreet.com).

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*The West Elm Mid-Century Narrow Ladder Wood Shelving Unit, £249 from John Lewis, will show off your items in style.

Green living room ideas – redecorate with the summer’s most harmonious hues

Moody greys and burnt orange tones create a welcoming, modern scheme. Offset a dark wall colour with sumptuous textures such as a wool upholstered sofa and a stylish chair in burnished leather.

An understated palette means you can focus on incredible interior architecture and dramatic statement pieces. Can we talk about those beams, please?

*Introduce pops of colour with the Hill coffee table and two side tables (£99 from MADE).

The ultimate bohemian formula: bold wallpaper, patterned pillows, a sheepskin rug, and greenery. Now go and live your best boho life.

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*Flowers will brighten any room. Shop the very best bouquets from Interflora, Marks & Spencer or Waitrose.

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.

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A corner sofa, such as this leather Freya from DFS, can help to give shape to a featureless room. A console table arranged with tall vases is a clever idea that gives the scheme height.

*Wall art is now more accessible than ever. This beautiful Blue Skies Framed Print by photographer Mike Shepherd (£95, John Lewis), deserves a place on every living room wall.

Blue and white is a classic colour combination that’s perfect for a nautical scheme. Whale motif wallpaper adds a quirky twist to this timeless look.

If you’ve got tall ceilings, you need a statement chandelier. This modern chandelier picks up the gold accents in the room.

*If you always forget to water plants, buy artificial ones instead, like this artificial indoor Eucalyptus plant, £9.99, Amazon.

Before and after – clever use of colour has transformed this living room

Sleek leather sofas and chrome details give the living room in this Edwardian home a contemporary Bauhaus feel. The floor, although dark, has a reflective surface that actually helps to bounce light around the space.

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*The Urban Obsession matt paint by Dulux (£13.12 for 1.25L) would work well for a feature wall.

*Amara sells a great selection of cushions, including this Valbonella Cushion in Alchemilla by Designers Guild (£95).

A patterned carpet, such as this striped design from Carpetright, works best when the walls are kept neutral. Pick out a colour from the carpet to co-ordinate with upholstery and accessories.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration to completely redecorate or just want to give your space a quick refresh, we’ve got living room decorating ideas, styling tips and the best shopping advice to help you choose the perfect sofa or find the ideal colour for your walls.

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Pink is still a huge interiors trend! Layer soft rose with grey, choose a classic sofa as the room’s focal point and introduce pattern with decorative cushions and a rug. Contrast the soft colours with a statement floor lamp and coffee table.

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Vintage sofas bring an elegant feel in this Victorian home. Promote a sense of intimacy in an open-plan or big room by arranging seating around a coffee table with a rug beneath. The aim is to create a cosy zone within the space.

*This geometric rug by Traum (from £45, Amazon) would suit a contemporary home perfectly.

Unlock the potential of your small living room with these easy decorating ideas

Even if you’ve got a tiny square footage to work with (if so – check out our small living room ideas) or particularly love a specific style (modern living room ideas, anyone?) we’ve got a huge amount of beautiful inspiration and expert advice to guide you through the living room design process.

*Snuggle up warm in the colder seasons with the VonHaus Electric Fireplace Stove Heater with Flame Effect (£69.99) – it’s an Amazon best seller.

To up farmhouse vibes, install shiplap. Joanna Gaines would totally approve.

*Continue your love for teal with this Large Loft Hanging Floating Frame (£22 from Oliver Bonas).

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This rustic great room was built to resemble a converted barn. And those windows, though.

Create an open-plan living room that is seamlessly linked to the rest of your home

Some people call it a living room, others, a lounge, or more formally, a sitting room. But however you refer to it, there’s no doubting this room’s main purpose in your home: to be a comfortable space where the household can relax. These living room ideas will help you create your dream space however much you have to spend.

*You can’t go wrong with a statement vase. The Fifi red ceramic vase (£15) from Habitat is stunning.

*This Small Silver Decorative Buddha Elephant Ornament, £5.91 from Amazon, is perfect for a coffee table.

*Modern, traditional or shaggy, Modern Rugs has a great selection for your floor.

A neutral colour palette and an emphasis on adding texture and light have turned this Grade II listed former schoolhouse’s living room into a family home.

The vivid teal sofa and footstool in the living room of this Victorian home rich with bold colours and original features, demonstrate a confident use of colour that really brings the space to life.

Good living room storage  is almost as important as a good living room layout. Clutter can build up quickly in a space that’s used by the whole household every day, so it’s important that everything has its right place.

White walls, soft grey upholstery and pale wooden furniture create a relaxed and welcoming look. Choose a classic sofa as the centrepiece, then introduce pattern with a mix-and-match collection of patterned cushions and a geometric rug.

A feature wallpaper helps to emphasise the shape of this open-plan living room makeover. Plain white roller blinds allow the beauty of the traditional sash windows to shine through.

*Velvet cushions work well here. This oversized velvet cushion by Linea (£20, House of Fraser) fits the bill.

*Achieve a similar look with Vita Copenhagen’s Eos lampshade (£99, Amazon) – it will give guaranteed wow factor!

The living room in this 1950s house is a glorious example of how to indulge your love of a particular interior style or period without the scheme becoming clichéd or too kitsch. Simply include a few modern pieces for contrast.

For a laid-back, soothing feel, introduce these natural, easy-on-the-eye shades to your living room

A formal, parlour-style living room demands decorative lighting to impress, whether it’s a statement standard lamp or a designer chandelier. You might also consider adding accent lighting, such as a picture light to draw attention to a favourite work of art.

*The Anself Shabby Chic Console Table, £79.99 from Amazon, features three cabinet drawers for extra storage.

*If you want a show-stopping lighting display opt for this beautiful Montserrat Leaf Gold Table Lamp, £95 from John Lewis. Everything about it is spectacular.

The key to this colourful look is to layer intricate pattern on pattern while keeping the backdrop understated. Spots, stripes, ikat prints and colour block all work together beautifully when united by a harmonious palette.

*If you have no space for a large coffee table, alternatives like this gorgeous Small Selenite Side Table, £145 from Oliver Bonas, is top of our list.

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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.

The mosaic Moroccan tiles are the focal point of this blue-and-white living room. They add an exotic touch to a beach house.

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.

So what are you waiting for? Get started on these living room décor galleries before you even pick up a paint brush.

If your living room is your main TV room, it goes without saying that seating needs to be positioned to give a good view of the television, and that it isn’t so far away that viewers need to squint. Living rooms without a TV give you the freedom to choose a more aesthetically pleasing focal point, whether it’s a period fireplace, an ornate mirror or a statement coffee table. If you do have a TV but don’t want it on show when you’re not watching it, you can always hide it away behind the doors of an attractive TV cabinet.

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If you like to entertain in your living room, it’s a good idea to have a few lightweight side chairs that can be moved into more sociable arrangements when people come to visit. Small side tables or nesting tables are another handy addition, giving guests a place to perch their drinks.

Dark beams add contrast to high and light ceilings. Add a gothic-inspired chandelier to ground it even more.

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A simple Roman blind and textured flooring has resulted in an elegant update for this neutral living room.

Select a neutral paint colour with a warm tone as a backdrop for soft furnishings in rich russet shades. Team with classic patterns and choose rustic wooden furniture with simple industrial lines to complement the look.

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.

Add vibrant color without it overpowering your room by painting bookshelves. It’ll accent the room, but not be the focus of the room.

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.

You spend a lot of time in your living room, so it not only needs to look great, but it needs to be functional and comfortable. Blending all three things can be tricky, but we’ve got plenty of ideas to inspire you. Need ideas for other areas too? Our bedroom and bathroom galleries will get you ready for a full house reno!

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Love pattern? Then check out our pick of the best living room wallpaper ideas. From alcove shelving to stylish media units, keep clutter at bay with some clever living room storage ideas and give rugs, cushions and other decorative accessories space to shine.

*Etsy is a great online portal for finding some vintage furniture.

This classic country style scheme is made relaxed and informal with a squashy sofa and chairs, neutral colours and natural textures. The gilt-framed mirror and glamorous table lamps add a touch of elegance to the look.

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.

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Elegant furniture juxtaposed with exposed brick walls feels cool and lived-in. Add statement art to break them up.

*Full length mirrors can create an illusion of space in a room. The Linea Eden Leaner Mirror, £130 from House of Fraser, is bold yet elegant enough to work with in any interior.

Raw-poplar walls give the feel of “a fisherman’s shack.” We’re forever on island time.

*For a wide selection of posters, art prints and framed art, visit Art.co.uk for an affordable selection. There’s something for everyone!

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Shiplap over a fireplace and built-in bookshelves feels cozy and inviting. Beach vibes for days.

A good starting point is to think about how many people you need to fit in your living room on a regular basis. This will help you to choose the right living room furniture. A large family will need a sizeable sofa and a couple of armchairs  at least to make sure everyone has somewhere comfortable to sit. If space is tight, beanbags and poufs are a smart way to sneak in extra seating, and can be stowed away easily at times when there are fewer people in the house.

Inject a neutral palette with highlights of bold colour through the lighting and accessories. This way you can draw attention to key areas of the room – and ring the changes from season to season at a relatively low cost.

It’s a good idea to have at least two electrical circuits for your living room lighting – one for the main light, and one for softer lighting – as well as dimmer switches so you can control the level of light to suit the time of day, task and mood.

How to make your living room look lighter, brighter and bigger

Living rooms are multifunctional spaces, so they need lighting for all the different tasks they need to perform. First, you’ll need a general light source – a ceiling pendant light, for example – that will light the room at darker times of day when the household are milling about. Wall lights and table lamps will give a softer glow when it’s time to relax. An adjustable reading lamp next to a comfy chair will allow readers to focus on their book without dazzling the rest of the room.

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A limited black and white colour palette always looks stylish. But introducing just one or two pops of bright colour, such as in this Glasgow flat, will add a sense of fun.

Soft grey tones and crisp white details bounce light around this contemporary living room. Pale wooden furniture also helps to keep the room looking bright and airy.

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.

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.

A sofa with a low back looks contemporary and won’t interrupt a great view, as can be seen in this modern farmhouse in Scottish highlands.

*Decorate your space with ornaments like this WINOMO Nautical Beach Wooden Boat Ship Steering Wheel, £9.99, Amazon, and display your treasured photos in this Beach Themed Triple Hanging Photo Frame by Carousel Home, £6.99, Amazon.

While it’s contemporary and designed for modern living, this derelict barn transformed into a stunning family home also makes a virtue of retaining original details, such as this exposed stone wall.

*Oliver Bonas do a great selection of gold accessories, all with a chic twist.

Let the rich colours and textures from far-flung locations be the inspiration for your scheme. A dark wood floor and textured wallpaper provide a perfect base for this opulent look. Turn up the luxe factor with a mix of tactile fabrics and gold accessories.

Incorporate antique and vintage furniture into a modern home, as seen in this Edinburgh flat, by including different pieces from a similar period.

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.

This living room was originally a landing but an L-shaped sofa and clever planning has transformed the unused space into a comfy relaxation zone.

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.

Neutral living room ideas for a cool, calm and collected scheme

This depends on the size of your living room and what the room is most commonly used for. Small living rooms may require you to place furniture against the walls to ensure there’s enough space for people to move about without sidling around chairs or banging their shins on the coffee table. Ideally you need at least 50cm between each piece of furniture to allow for optimum traffic flow.

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.

Who says backsplashes are just for your kitchen? Try tiling your fireplace — blue and white if it’s a beach house, obvi.

A coffee table with drawers or a hidden shelf is perfect for keeping remote controls within reach but out of sight. Footstools that open up to reveal a secret storage compartment are another neat tidying trick, especially in small living rooms. Open shelving is great for books and ornaments, but it’s useful to have some kind of drawer or cupboard storage in your living room as well, where you can tuck away things like laptops and other items that you don’t want on display. Remember to leave plenty of room for any furniture with doors or drawers to open properly.

*The Hudson Living Capri Leather Chair (£379 from John Lewis) is ideal for a lounge.

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.

*This gorgeous Wild Flower Blush Wallpaper from Graham & Brown would make a great feature wall.

*Never be afraid to bring some colour into your interiors. This Scandi Teardrop Rug (from £315, John Lewis), is a great way to stamp your personality on a neutral interior.

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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Choose eyecatching furniture and accessories to create impact in a big, airy room with high ceilings – as seen in this Regency townhouse renovation that’s a perfect mix of old and new.

Toning grey walls teamed with upcycled furniture and vintage finds give this living room a cosy feel.

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Think red, white, and blue feels too patriotic? Not when it’s paired with geometric lamps and a neutral, patterned rug.

The living room in this 1940s house is a celebration of luxurious finishes. The velvet sofas and plush carpet are complemented by silky cushions for a wonderful feelgood factor.

Turn your living room into a masterpiece with painterly patterned fabrics, arty effects and a palette of soft colours. Choose fine cottons, linens and silks printed in washes of colour as a starting point for your scheme. Team highly decorative pieces with streamlined furniture for a perfect balance of form and function.

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