From a design perspective the living room is one of the greatest challenges in the home. It's a room that serves a lot of purposes that can sometimes seem to contradict each other. For example it should be personal and comfortable, a space for you to relax with your family after a long day's work, but it should also be dynamic and interesting, wowing guests while simultaneously putting them at ease. But never fear, it's not quite as complicated as it sounds, it's simply a matter of putting in the effort.
Sometimes all we need is a little inspiration to motivate us to redecorate our home, which is why today we're going to look at 17 fabulous living rooms that will give you a glimpse of the possibilities. There's examples to fit all tastes, whether you want to be bold and unorthodox, or opt for a more cosy and casual approach, so join us as we take a look at the stunning work of the professionals here at homify, and we're willing to bet that by the end you'll be itching to get to work in your own home!
For a more lighthearted and fun approach you can use abstract art, bright colours, and interesting post modern elements like that fascinating light shade.
Using dark colours lends a gravity and sophistication to the decor, and this living room has pulled it off perfectly. With a white base they are free to introduce dark and moody elements like the black brick wall and rug, and the royal purple cushions, and it looks impressive to say the least.
This living room strikes a really unique balance between the past and future, with classical decorations like the vase and candles, and contemporary touches like the textured wall, recessed blue lighting, and that fabulous light fixture.
If for you the living room is all about spending cosy nights together with the family then try using soft neutral tones, and plenty of comfortable furniture like they have here.
You can't go past the classics, and a black and white colour palette will never go out of style. This living room is so simple, yet so elegant, with a only a few black touches making a massive impact on the decor.
We love aquatic colours, they're cool and refreshing, and promote tranquility, making them the perfect choice for warm climates.
This living room has really nailed that sweet and adorable aesthetic, so if a quaint tea party sounds like the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon, this decor is for you!
When you have beautiful views like this you want to make the most of them, and that's exactly what they've done here with massive full wall windows that allow the environment to define the decor. The neutral colour palette and warm timber tones complement the vibrant views beautifully, and the green furniture ties it all together.
To infuse your living room with a little energy try dynamic modern decorations like they have here, with the post modern sculpture and the exciting cityscape featured on the wall really bringing the decor to life. We also love the shimmering steel decoration on the coffee table which is reflecting the vivid red of the cushions.
The warm earthy tones of this room look cultured and cosmopolitan in a way that will impress visitors, but still feel cosy and personal. This living room is clearly the work of master decorators!
For an exciting change in your living room try introducing exotic patterns like these zebra skin cushions and that wonderful rug. They look especially amazing when combined with the nature photography on the wall and that fantastic plant, which is a great way to keep your home fresh, and give your decor a burst of lush, living colour.
The living room is the perfect place to pay tribute to those who inspire you with framed portraits and quotes that will give your room a funky contemporary feel, and show off a little of what makes you you.
There's nothing more comforting than a fireplace, but to really help it to stand out as a design feature try pairing it with rustic elements like the stone feature wall, and those gorgeous timber rafters.
This idea is perfect for Malaysian homes, with a unique and innovative indoor garden feature protected by glass to keep the living room tidy. For a truly tropical experience pair bright colours with timber elements to replicate the natural colour palette of the jungle!
One great approach to achieving a truly impactful decor is to pick a strong theme and run with it. Inspired by the exposed rafters and hardwood floors the decorators have opted for a frontier theme, with a coffee table on wagon wheels!
Again we see how full wall windows bring the surroundings into the interior, with the gorgeous greenery looking stunning against the lively colours of the sofa, while impressively modern elements like that avant-garde fireplace give this living room a thoroughly contemporary feel.
This living room is all class, balancing traditional opulence with exciting features like the recessed lighting that follows the curve of the ceiling panel for a unique and harmonious blend of styles.
With so many wonderful ideas we're sure there's something in here that's perfect for your home! For more fantastic decorating tips you'll want to read this article on illuminating the entrance to your home.