There are a lot of living room décor ideas out there – it’s hard to pick just one that fits your personal style. Here are some inspirations for choosing the right design!
We all know that the living room is the most important room in the house. It’s where we entertain guests, watch TV, and hang out. So it’s important to make sure that your living room décor is on point!
If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for new living room decorating ideas. I love flipping through home magazines and scrolling through Pinterest for inspiration. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.
That’s why I’ve gathered 25 of the latest living room ideas to help get you started! Whether you’re looking for a rustic, modern, or traditional feel, there’s something here for everyone. So scroll on down and get inspired!
- Neutral Paint
- Refreshing Mint
- Cool Grey
- Monochromatic Harmony
- Dark Rich Hues
- Painted Brick
- Wallpaper Statement
- Art Gallery
- Wood Feature Wall
- Sheer Curtains
- Flow Function
- Multipurpose Furnishings
- Family Friendly
- Home Bar
- Streamlined Shelves
- Incorporate Greenery
- Mix Natural Accents
- Light It Up
- Candle Cozy
- Mirror Mirror On The Wall
- Soft Layering
- Area Rugs
- Quirky Table
- Vertical illusion
- Relight my fire-place
Bonus Tip: The walls and flat surfaces are foundations that set the tone for the rest of the home. Place emphasis where needed by starting with them before furnishing the room!
1. Neutral Paint
Giving your walls a fresh coat of paint is an instant way to refresh the look of any living room. Neutrals like beige and off-white match everything and give flexibility when accessorizing the room. It also makes the space look bigger with clean lines.
2. Refreshing Mint
Ever thought of mint green as a refreshing neutral color as opposed to common off whites? It feels brighter and lighter, whilst retaining a calming soothing vibe. It also blends well with other colors.
3. Cool Grey
Deep contemporary grey is the new black when choosing colors for walls. Match with warmer colors for a modern and soothing tone, or go with splashes of bold for a dramatic yet integrated look.
4. Monochromatic Harmony
If contrasts are harmonious with you, go to town with a monochrome scheme. The black and white duet allows for a full array of patterns, textures and prints. Not only is it a statement in design, it brings about a vibrant playful personality to the living room.
5. Dark Rich Hues
Dark hues like deep cyan or navy blue bring richness, intimacy and extra depth to any space they occupy in a room. If layered with artwork or accents, it can create an incredible texture which enlivens any living room.
6. Painted Brick
Fret not if your living room walls are made of brick. Paint them to give the room a textured yet warm feeling.
7. Wall Paper
If painting is not your thing, consider these next few ideas for wall beautification. When it comes to turning spaces into high impact statements, nothing beats wallpaper. Wallpapering your living room gives an instant makeover without costly undertaking. Apart from bold prints, consider fabric effect wall-paper to bring upholstered texture to the walls.
8. Art Gallery Wall
A feature wall serves as a simple way to act as a focal point. Use small frames or memorabilia to DIY (Do-it-yourself) an art gallery wall to personalize your living room.
9. Wood Feature Wall
There are so many qualities wood brings into living room design. It pulls the outdoors in and breathes a sense of warmth into the home. Use reclaimed wood or wood flooring laminate to bring about a chic eye-catching feature which is sustainable. This is especially useful for preserving heritage when rebuilding or utilizing material when renovating.
10. Sheer Curtain Walls
If minimalist is your thing and large feature walls are passé, use sheer curtains to adorn simple white walls. They are a great way to make the bare walls come alive. Hanging panels add texture and interest while also letting natural light flow through the room
11. Flow Function
A good living room layout has a flow where people can move around freely. It also connects various elements in the room to generate a wholesome aesthetic. Choose furnishings that fit the needs and size of your living room, and pull pieces towards a central area. This creates more space especially for families with young children.
12. Multipurpose Furnishings
When it comes to furnishings, use multipurpose pieces to increase the flexibility of space in your living room. For example, ottomans, loveseats or stools come in handy for extra seating during gatherings. Otherwise use them as extra storage!
13. Family Friendly
One might wonder, the choosing of colors and furnishings is all good, but can they survive in a house full of kids? The answer is a definite yes! Choose durable textiles (ie. leather, fabrics) and easy wipe surfaces (ie lacquered wood) for family friendly maintenance.
14. Home Bar
For those whose drink is a must (especially for parents!), a bar in the living room is not far-fetched. Apart from bringing depth to the living room, it is great as a conversation area during gatherings. If the space allows for a built in bar, opt for bar stools for a polished and thought out area. If space is a premium, go for mobile bar carts which serve as an aesthetical focal point apart from being a conversation starter.
15. Streamlined Shelves
Floating shelves are an excellent way to maximize vertical space. Built-in shelves also follow the contours of the living room, which helps to streamline awkward shaped corners. Bonus tip: Decorate with a maximum of 3 pieces on each shelf to avoid a cluttered look.
16. Incorporate Greenery
After laying out the main colors and features of the living room, bring in natural essence with plants! Apart from adding a pop of color, they serve psychological and physical benefits.
17. Mix Natural Accents
Punctuate living room furnishings with natural accents such as wood, leather, ceramic or bamboo. For example, choose mixed element chairs with metal and wooden frames, or woven storage baskets. This softens and brings coziness to a space that is often used for interaction.
18. Light It Up
There’s nothing more disheartening than walking into your living quarters and greeted with a dim and badly lit room. To energize the living room and create a statement centerpiece, use overhead chandeliers or pendants. They work well for large living rooms and low ceilings.
19. Candle Cozy
Give your living room an intimate, inviting feel with the perfect lighting. Candles aided by general illumination are an excellent way to do this. The diffused glow from candles (even flameless candles), added with an aromatic scent will transform the mood of the room instantly.
20. Mirror Mirror On The Wall
Mirrors are an under-utilized furnishing.. Not only are they useful in bouncing light and brightening the house, they give the illusion of extra space. They can also serve as statement pieces in the living room. Try positioning one perpendicular alongside the window or in different locations. Slight changes like this can transform the living room at little cost!!
21. Soft Layering
Layering with soft throws and pillows serve to mellow and integrate spaces around the living space. Choose materials and colors to suit the mood of the season. For example, the use of throw pillows & blankets over a sofa, faux fur area rugs or smooth leather table mats..
22. Area Rugs
Area rugs are a great way to add personality and style while making your living room feel homely. With so many different types available for both indoor or outdoor use, area rugs can also be rotated for each season. When choosing the size, a general rule is that you choose one with enough space to accommodate all the furniture. If not, at least the front legs of the main pieces should be on top.
23. Quirky Table
Instead of opting for a conventional square coffee table, go for something quirky or unique. If unconventional is not your thing, look out for subtle features that are unique, such as carved stands or iron wheels. This helps to break the monotony of a right angled room.
24. Vertical Illusion
For living rooms with low ceilings, use low slung furniture or floor seating. This gives the illusion of a raised ceiling and generates an informal relaxed setting. Bonus tip: Hang curtains 3-4 inches higher than the window casings to give your room an extra boost in height.
25. Relight My Fire-place
A fireplace is a perfect place to draw visual interest. Restyle an unused fireplace with tiles or freshen it up with a simple coat of paint to turn it into a center of engagement.
It’s always exciting to make changes in your home, especially when it comes to the living room. But with so many options, it can be hard deciding which direction to go. We hope these design inspirations give you some ideas for how to update your living space and incorporate more of what you love into your daily life.
We’re always looking for new and innovative ideas to share with our readers. If you have any living room decorating inspirations, we want to hear them!