The world of decor is the beautiful union of form and functionality and putting your own signature on a space. Deciding on the desired feel or style of your space is the first step to creating a cohesive space that flows from room to room. There are many different style choices out there from country to cottage, modern to minimalist, industrial to chic. For those having a hard time defining what style they want, having a look on Pinterest, or some design sites, or home magazines can be all you need. Collect some pics with décor ideas that you like and simply try and emulate them in your home.
Below are 30 living room decor ideas to help get you started. Let the images be your guide on the journey to deciding what kind of space you want for yourself. These are simple steps, styles, and ideas to help you create a living room you will enjoy spending time in and your guests will not want to leave.
The Power of a Neutral Palette
Creating a soft delicate space is simple by combining neutral colors like whites, beiges and creams. The slight color variances add layers of softness and luxury.
Adding a bold geometric carpet to a space is a fabulous means to a decadent end. The boldness of the pattern pops instantly, lending the space an air of opulence.
Choosing two bold colors to use in a space will play off each other and creates visual interest and flow.
Warm Wood Tones
Adding warm wood tones in a space, via flooring or furniture pieces, brings a warm homey feel to any living room, especially when paired with crisp whites.
Leather and Brick
Adding textural elements like leather and brick add depth and texture to a living room. Invoking the feel of a cosy study or reading nook, these textural elements play off each other perfectly.
Bold Floor Covering
Adding a bold floor covering with strong patterns or color in an otherwise neutral space adds the perfect ‘pop’ element to help anchor the eye.
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Gallery walls are ideal over a sofa as they form the perfect focal point for a living room. Choosing the items for the gallery wall helps communicate the tone for the space.
Having dark tones in a living room gives it a modern late-night feel. The space wraps around its guests beckoning them to stay within its walls.
Stone Detailing on Walls
Adding stone detailing on walls adds instant character, warmth, and rustic charm into a living room space. It can also create an interesting architectural element.
Bold Modern Art
Adding a bold piece of modern art to a living room instantly elevates the space into a modern contemporary haven.
Adding greenery to a living room is an ideal way to marry the indoors with the outdoors, uniting inner decor with the natural external beauty surrounding our internal spaces.
Symmetrical Furniture Placement
Placing living room furniture in a symmetrical way lends the space a sense of cohesion, while subtly directing the flow of traffic. It also has a more modern feel and grounds the eye.
Using a large-scale photo print as art adds a modern vibe to a space, especially one done in black and white. It provides an intense graphic punch.
Having open shelving in a living room space is a great decor idea. The items placed on the shelves can easily dictate themes and styles, and be switched out to reflect the changing seasons.
Recessed ceilings add drama and architectural interest to a space. A living room with a recessed ceiling will instantly make the room feel grand and spacious.
Adding a patterned sofa to a living room gives the eye something to instantly focus on, while adding some visual interest.
If a subtle rustic touch is needed, it can be achieved by adding a few rustic pieces like an animal image, baskets, or a rustic wooden furniture piece.
Sofa tables are fabulous furniture additions to a space as the items placed on top can frame the sofa and help the space tell a story.
Hanging a dramatic and bold large-scale piece of art over a sofa draws in the space while giving the eyes an instant grazing point.
Built-ins Around a Fireplace
Adding built-in shelving units around a fireplace is the ideal way to create a feature wall that becomes the focal point of the living room.
White and Black
From photography to home decor, white and black is the perfect color pairing to produce dramatic flair in a space.
Wood and White
Juxtaposing natural wood elements with the crispness of white gives living rooms a warm, cosy, spacious, and clean feel.
Shades of Blue
Combining different shades of one color creates a strong emotive reaction and unifies a space.
Having one large-scale piece of art in a space truly defines the look. Furniture and other accents are easier to plan around one large piece that carries the bulk of the style.
The Layered Look
Creating a layered look is truly an art form as too little falls flat, while too much looks cluttered. Having layers in a space lends depth and emotion to its surroundings.
Grey and White Tones
Grey and white color combinations are en pointe when it comes to creating a neutral space with warmth and depth.
Animal Print Rug
Adding a vibrant animal print rug is a sure fire way of adding a visual pop to a space. It also instantly modernizes its surroundings.
Pairing navy and white in a living room provides a nice neutral contrast, with a subtle nautical vibe. The contrast of light and dark adds an interesting element of drama.
Furniture pieces that can be moved, repositioned, and reconnected in different ways are both fun and practical additions to any space.
Adding furniture to a living room with clean lines and minimalist features makes the space feel crisp, clean, simple and modern.