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Living Room Ideas and Designs

His & Hers Sanctuaries, Wandsworth
His & Hers Sanctuaries, Wandsworth
Yoko Kloeden Design
This is an example of a medium sized contemporary enclosed living room in London with a home bar, white walls, dark hardwood flooring and brown floors.
Penthouse in Peckham
Penthouse in Peckham
Ensoul Ltd
Fabulous open plan kitchen, dining, sitting room with very clearly defined areas. Interior design & bespoke kitchen designed by Ensoul.
This is an example of a medium sized contemporary open plan living room in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring, no fireplace and brown floors.
Crittall installation for R&M Lines Architects
Crittall installation for R&M Lines Architects
Bespoke Glazing Design
Design ideas for a contemporary open plan living room in London with grey walls, dark hardwood flooring and brown floors.
Period family home
Period family home
Cathy Dean Interior Design
A large living room transformed to be a warm and inviting space with a glamorous feel and high end finishes. Cleverly hiding the TV against a dark wall helps to drawn the eye away from it. Framing the walls with art, accessories and a feature mirror above the fireplace draws the eye to beautiful pieces in the room.
A London Townhouse
A London Townhouse
Claudia Dorsch Interior Design Ltd
Design ideas for a bohemian living room in London.
Notting Hill Project
Notting Hill Project
Portland Decorating and Design Ltd
This is an example of a classic living room in London.
Playful Scandinavian Waterside apartment
Playful Scandinavian Waterside apartment
Cat Dal Interiors
Inspiration for a scandi living room in London with beige walls, light hardwood flooring, a wall mounted tv and beige floors.
London2bed2
London2bed2
AniaLev
Contemporary living room in London with grey walls and a freestanding tv.
A Warm Modern Home in Balham
A Warm Modern Home in Balham
Plantation Shutters Ltd
Overlooking the beautiful Wandsworth Common in Balham this home is a selection of contemporary style and deep-rooted character. As you enter this wonderful home in Balham you are immediately greeted with warmth and elegance. Victoria’s home reflects her personality and style flawlessly. Matching the other houses exteriors with exposed yellow brick, Victoria and her family wanted to make the inside their own by renovating and installing our shutters.
Kings Cross St Pancras Hotel Apartments
Kings Cross St Pancras Hotel Apartments
Honey Bee Interiors
Elina Pasok
This is an example of a contemporary living room in London with a reading nook, beige walls, light hardwood flooring, no fireplace and beige floors.
Eclectic Living Room
Eclectic Living Room
Photo of an eclectic enclosed living room in Hertfordshire with white walls and beige floors.
Harrogate House
Harrogate House
Anna Crecraft Interiors
This is an example of a traditional living room in Other.
Elegant Living Room, Hampstead, London
Elegant Living Room, Hampstead, London
Absolute Project Management
A formal lounge has been selected to complement the stunning original features and natural light. Elegant cream sofas, bespoke built in bookshelves, an atique chandelier and a mirrored alcove make the best of this lovely light room. This project was completed by Absolute Project Management, interior design and project management for home renovations in the London and Brighton and Hove area. Click here to find out more about Absolute Project Management: https://absoluteprojectmanagement.com/ Click here to see more of this project: https://absoluteprojectmanagement.com/portfolio/kristin-hampstead/
Joinery in a Compact Flat in Chelsea
Joinery in a Compact Flat in Chelsea
Pia Design
Photography by Richard Chivers. Project Copyright to Ardesia Design Ltd.
Photo of a small contemporary living room in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring, a reading nook and beige floors.
Mid Century Modern Living Room
Mid Century Modern Living Room
My Bespoke Room
Design ideas for a retro living room.
Zither House
Zither House
Robert's 21st Century Design
Inspiration for a medium sized traditional living room in Hertfordshire with beige walls, carpet, a wall mounted tv, grey floors and a ribbon fireplace.
Maida Vale Townhouse
Maida Vale Townhouse
Athe Design
Design ideas for a classic open plan living room in London with a reading nook, beige walls, light hardwood flooring, a standard fireplace, a wall mounted tv and beige floors.
Hampstead
Hampstead
Laroya & Co.
This large family room has lots of natural light streaming in through the windows and french doors. The clients vast collection of books is housed in a bespoke designed unit using brass accents. It is set against an aubergine dark wall that contrasts well with the materials of the bookshelf. The soft rug with a '60's feel picks out the colours used in the room. The large leather tan ottoman is perfect to put ones feet up but equally for the family to play board games Noga Studio
Edinburgh Flat
Edinburgh Flat
Alix McIntosh Photography
Design ideas for an eclectic living room in Edinburgh.
Bethnal Green House 2
Bethnal Green House 2
Brian O'Tuama Architects
chevron parquet flooring, Inchyra Blue, alcove shelving, alcove cupboards, Victorian fireplace, Victorian shutters, orange velvet sofa, column radiator, slate hearth
Looking for living room ideas? Whether your living room is lacklustre, your lounge is limited in space, your sitting room is suffering from outdated decor or your front room is full of clutter, there are living room ideas and designs that will inspire you to breathe life into your living space. Discover small living room ideas to help maximise tiny spaces or layout ideas that will work with awkward shaped living rooms. Perhaps you’re struggling to decide on living room colours? Read on for help with colours, layout and design ideas, or find inspiration from the millions of living room photos on Houzz.

Living room wallpaper ideas


A good place to start when it comes to redesigning your living room is with the walls. While paint may seem the simplest choice, and easy to change, don’t discredit the design opportunities of wallpaper in living rooms. There are tons of great living room wallpaper ideas, from modern geometric patterns to traditional florals, and loads of ways to use them – you don’t have to cover the whole room or go for the ubiquitous feature wall. You could wallpaper only above the dado rail (if you have one), either side of a chimney breast, or behind a shelving unit to give your displayed items a stylish backdrop.

Discover more living room wallpaper ideas or if paint is more your style, there’s plenty of living room designs to discover when it comes to paint ideas; just browse through the huge selection of living photos and search for the specific paint you’re after if you really want to narrow it down.

Small living room ideas


When it comes to our living room design, we want it to feel as welcoming and personality-filled as possible, but that can be a struggle when we’re working with a small space. But not to fear, there are small living room ideas to help you make most out of what you’re working with.

A couple of small living room ideas can include: working with the height you have – installing floor-to-ceiling bookshelves or drawing the eye to the top of the walls with wallpaper; choosing space-saving or storage-incorporating (or both!) furniture, such as corner sofas with storage space under the chaise longue section; and keeping things symmetrical – a central fireplace with seating opposite, or seats facing each other, can give the illusion of a larger, more grand room. When it comes to the best decor for small living rooms, you can either choose to keep things light and airy to open up the space, or embrace the cosiness of the smaller area you have by going for warm colours and filling the room with your favourite accessories.

Living room layouts and choosing the right living room furniture


When it comes to the layout of your living room, it will depend on what pieces of furniture you have – but how do you choose what living room furniture to add, whether you’re refreshing your living room design or starting from scratch?

The best place to start is with the seating – one corner sofa will usually seat three to four people, and if that’s all you think you’ll need, then you can leave it at that. Placing your sofa along the longest wall helps to make the most of the space, but think about where you want the focus of the room to be, too. If you need more seating, look at armchairs that offer comfort but don’t take up too much space – cramming a room with too many large armchairs is something to avoid. But armchairs and sofas don’t have to be your only options – go for bean bags and floor cushions for an eclectic feel, pouffes and ottomans if you’re more traditional, and smart design chairs for contemporary living room ideas.

Coffee tables are always handy, but you can always add a couple of side tables if you don’t want to clutter the central space in front of seating with anything. If you centre your living room design around a fireplace or TV, then you might want storage and shelving to feature around the focus of your room. There are plenty of style options when it comes to TV units, and you can even go for bespoke living room storage units to make the most of the space if you want a sleek, built-in look. Keep reading below for more living room storage ideas.

Discover a huge range of living room furniture, as well as living room accessories, to help you finish your room design.

Living room design ideas


Struggling with what living room colours to choose, or what style to go with? While a grey living room design is popular at the moment, you might not want to go with the ubiquitous colour. Although, if neutral and contemporary are the living room ideas you’re after, a grey sofa or grey walls will give you a good base to work on. If you want to stay neutral, beige is not your only other option, either. Light yellows, taupes and soft greys will work. Why not try adding simple but plush cushions to your sofa and a rug in these colours to achieve a modern-traditional look?

For contemporary living room ideas, dark blues and greens are on trend, but if you don’t want to dive straight into the dark wall trend, you could opt for a couple of pieces of furniture, or go for dark-hued living room accessories instead. Whites, woods and pastels could work well for Scandinavian living room designs. If an eclectic living room is what you’re after, you could go for large print wallpaper, a statement lighting piece, vibrant rug and lots of colourful book or ornament displays. For a country feel, rustic carpet, stone hearths, comfy armchairs and traditional patterns in creams, greens and browns will give you that cosy cottage feel.

Living room storage ideas


It’s natural that our living rooms tend to attract lots of items and belongings seeing as they act as multipurpose living spaces. Whether you love to read a book; watch a film; let your children play with their toys; practise a craft like knitting or drawing; play a musical instrument or play video games in your sitting room, there will always be a need for a few extra living room ideas that can help you with storage.

Apart from the standard bookcases, side tables and TV units, there are a few other handy living room storage ideas you can invest in. As mentioned before, if you have the room and budget for it, a built-in storage unit could be the way forward. With a well-built unit you could hide your TV, DVDs, players, books, video consoles and all sorts away in one place. If you don’t quite have a large enough area for one, you could look at shelving – either side of the chimney breast is a great place to install shelving if you have one in your living room. And don’t forget living room furniture such as sofas, benches and ottomans that lift up to reveal hidden storage; providing seating and storing space at the same time. With the right storage solutions your living room design could open up and feel so much more spacious and stylish.

Discover more living room storage ideas by browsing these photos.

Once you have your living room storage, colours, design, layout and furniture sorted, all that’s left is to browse the millions of living room ideas on Houzz and save your favourites to an ideabook. If you’re still searching for specific living room ideas, check out the popular pages below:



Whether you want inspiration for planning a living room renovation or are building a designer living room from scratch, Houzz has 1,594,359 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including My Bespoke Room and Honey Bee Interiors. Look through living room photos in different colours and styles and when you find a living room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful living room ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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