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Modern Living Room Ideas and Designs

Monohaus
Monohaus
Juliana Maxime Interiors Ltd
Medium sized modern open plan living room in London with white walls, no tv and grey floors.
Full Victorian home re-model & refurbishment
Full Victorian home re-model & refurbishment
Willum Long
Design ideas for a modern living room in Other with beige walls, medium hardwood flooring, a wood burning stove, a metal fireplace surround, a freestanding tv and brown floors.
Islington Courtyard House
Islington Courtyard House
Mitzman Architects
Photo of a modern open plan living room in London with white walls and light hardwood flooring.
Lay House
Lay House
Strom Architects
Modern living room in Surrey.
Mews house Living room
Mews house Living room
David Money Architects
This is an example of a large modern open plan living room in London with white walls, concrete flooring, no fireplace, no tv and grey floors.
Modern Living Room
Modern Living Room
Modern living room in Oxfordshire.
London apartment
London apartment
LWE Interiors
huntsmere
Design ideas for a medium sized modern enclosed living room in Manchester with grey walls, dark hardwood flooring, a wall mounted tv and brown floors.
Elegant Grey Media Unit - Hampton, London.
Elegant Grey Media Unit - Hampton, London.
Fitted Lifestyles
Photo of a small modern living room in London with grey walls, light hardwood flooring, no fireplace and a wall mounted tv.
HI-MACS® s’invitent dans la maison emblématique de Richard Rogers
HI-MACS® s’invitent dans la maison emblématique de Richard Rogers
HI-MACS® France
Pour Philip Gumuchdjian « 22 Parkside n’est pas seulement une structure emblématique et flexible, ni une simple construction expérimentale inscrite dans le temps et faisant figure de précurseur dans l’architecture; il s’agit d’un foyer et d’un jardin avec une histoire, une patine et une aura uniques. Notre objectif était d’en conserver l’esprit dans une composition urbaine du 21e siècle entièrement rénovée». Donnée à l’Université par Lord Rogers et Ruth Rogers, cette demeure héberge aujourd’hui le nouveau siège du programme de bourse de la Harvard GSD de Richard Rogers. C’est dans une ambiance décontractée et accueillante que les résidents pourront participer à la recherche d’un avenir urbain alternatif et où les grands volumes seront propices aux événements et séminaires récurrents. © Petr Krejčí www.petrkrejci.com
Could this be Twickenham's Most Stylish Home?
Could this be Twickenham's Most Stylish Home?
Plantation Shutters Ltd
Chris Snook Photography/Plantation Shutters Ltd
Design ideas for a large modern enclosed living room in London with grey walls, yellow floors and a wall mounted tv.
Tischler House
Tischler House
studio.skey
Design ideas for a modern living room in Other.
Notting Hill
Notting Hill
MM Project Ltd
Design ideas for a medium sized modern living room in London with grey walls and medium hardwood flooring.
Sheen House
Sheen House
R2 Studio Architects
Andy Stagg
This is an example of a modern open plan living room in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring, a standard fireplace and beige floors.
Contemporary apartment with Sweet Chestnut flooring throughout.
Contemporary apartment with Sweet Chestnut flooring throughout.
Sutton Timber
The grain of solid sweet chestnut wood flooring is very decorative and of varying widths which swirl along the board it is one of our most beautiful native trees. Sweet Chestnut flooring boards are available tongue and grooved or straight edged to suit your bespoke flooring requirements. Supplied direct to you our Sweet Chestnut floorboards can be either finished or unfinished.
Lounge space with tibetan feature wall
Lounge space with tibetan feature wall
TFQ Architects
Light, bright and open lounge area with large feature mosaic wall featuring Terracotta Soldiers.
Design ideas for a modern living room in Devon with white walls and a wall mounted tv.
Westlands House, Hertfordshire
Westlands House, Hertfordshire
Poplar House
This is an example of a modern living room in Other with white walls, dark hardwood flooring, a wood burning stove and brown floors.
Jura
Jura
Lewandowski Architects
Contemporary Interior, Berkshire
This is an example of a modern open plan living room in Berkshire with dark hardwood flooring and brown floors.
Bungalow Remodel & Extension | Wilmslow
Bungalow Remodel & Extension | Wilmslow
theCAVE architecture + design
Andy Marshall
This is an example of a medium sized modern enclosed living room in Cheshire with white walls, light hardwood flooring, a ribbon fireplace, a metal fireplace surround, a built-in media unit and beige floors.
Wandsworth House
Wandsworth House
Koldo&Co
Photography by Koldo&Co.
Photo of a medium sized modern enclosed living room in London with white walls, dark hardwood flooring, a ribbon fireplace, a plastered fireplace surround and brown floors.

Does your living room need updating? Looking for some design inspiration to create a modern living room?

The living room is a social space where friends and family gather together. It is one of the most frequented rooms in a house. It’s important that this room is a relaxing and pleasant space to be in. There is actually a belief that modern rooms are cold and lack in individuality. Yet nothing can be better from the truth. Modern living spaces may be warm, welcoming, as well as comfy. While a modern living room might not have some of the extravagance of other styles, they offset this with their sleek design.

Sleek lines and an uncluttered approach to decorating is actually both modern and minimal, yet there is actually nothing at all cold or even impersonal about it. With warm finishes and also delicate home furnishings, modern design can create a beautiful living room for enjoying a relaxing night in.

When modern design is ‘done right’, your room will look stylish for many years to come without having to be constantly made over. Modern design is all about clean lines, neutral base colours with bold and simply coloured accessories and accents.

White, grey, beige, cream are all colours that are typically used as a neutral base in a modern living room design.

White is a great colour as it has a very clean feel to it. It is a colour often used in bathrooms as it is seen as sanitary or clinical. Because of this, white works like a clean slate in modern design which can then built upon with more colour.

For a long time, beige was the go to colour for neutral, inoffensive design. These days it has a reputation of being quite boring and unimaginative, but beige (and all its varieties) is actually a great colour to use when designing a modern living room. With warm undertones, it evokes a warm, cosy, homely feel - perfect for a living room.

If you want to try something a little different, why not go with grey. Grey is a mixture of black and white and comes in many shades and tones. It works well with several other colours and is neutral so it doesn’t overpower a colour scheme.

How can I design my living room ideas

To bring your modern living room ideas to life, you may want to work with an interior designer or an interior stylist. These are professionals whose job it is to create a space suited to your needs that fits the style you want. They will work with the size of your living room to design something that will look good, to your taste and budget. With their experience and trained eye, they will be able to deliver a modern living room design that comes together and is more stylish than if you were to do it yourself. Of course, designing your living room yourself is an option and these ideas on Houzz will help you with that.

So, if you’re looking for inspiration to update your living room, these modern living room ideas are a good place to start.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a modern living room renovation or are building a designer living room from scratch, Houzz has 193,729 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Making the World Beautiful and Willum Long. Look through living room photos in different colours and styles and when you find a modern 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 modern living room ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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