Modern living room pictures

We have all the modern living room inspiration you need. Browse our pick of the best modern living room schemes and find your dream scheme for the most important room in the home. We also have lots of inspiration for traditional living rooms and country living rooms. If you haven’t decided on your scheme, take a look at our living room pictures covering all styles and trends.

Living room with cloud wallpaper

Living room with cloud wallpaper

Give a traditional room a thoroughly modern look with a daring wallpaper. This cloudscape design makes for a stunning backdrop to the classic blue furniture. It’s also neutral enough to allow for colourful pieces to be added to the room. We love the drinks trolley.

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Buy now: Fornasetti Nuvole wallpaper, £268 per roll, Cole & Son
Buy now: similar drinks trolley, Graham & Green

Neutral living room with picture shelves

Neutral living room with picture-shelf display

Hang picture shelves in your living room to create a pretty display of your favourite photographs. And if you bore easily, it’s simple to move them around or add new ones when you fancy a change. Picture frames aren’t the only thing that provide colour here – the eclectic mix of cushion prints adds plenty of interest to the pale-coloured scheme.


Modern grey living room with copper floor lamp

Modern grey living room with copper floor lamp

Got a narrow living room? Finding the right furniture can be a bit tricky, but sofas come in many sizes that won’t mean compromising on comfort. Ideally, you should have room on either side so that you can move around the room freely. A copper floor lamp lends effortless cool to this chic grey scheme.

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Atkin & Thyme
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Scandi hideaway with Chesterfield-style sofa

A traditional Chesterfield-style sofa can work brilliantly in a contemporary Scandi scheme. Alongside sleek, modern and mid-century-inspired pieces, it’ll make a room friendlier looking, for a cool-but-comfy spin on rustic style. A wood-effect wallpaper looks more interesting and feels cosier than a plain wall, but is much more subtle than a pattern.

Albany at Wallpaper Direct

25BH Nov16 p143 Flowing open-plan living area with garden

Flowing open-plan living area with garden

Plan an open-plan space carefully to really get the most out of it. This room flows beautifully from the kitchen to the dining area to the living space, with the garden immediately behind it and doors that open out onto it. This means that members of the family can be easily in sight but enjoying one of four different spaces at any given time. Huge windows give this room a lot of light, too.

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John Lewis

CHI Nov 17 p60 Grey and white Scandi living room

Grey and white Scandi living room

Go for a grey and white colour scheme to create the relaxed look of Scandinavian interior style. Choose colours in earthy tones, fabrics in natural materials such as linen, and place the emphasis on solid, good-quality furniture, and you’ll be on the right track. An antique Mora clock adds an individual touch, while adhering to the colour scheme.

Sofas & Stuff
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25BH Nov 17 p111 Colourful reading corner

Colourful reading corner in living room

If you don’t have space for a separate library or reading room, why not create a reading nook in one corner of your living room. All you need is a chair, good lighting and a bookcase, and you’ve got yourself the perfect place to retreat to with a favourite read. Books add lots of colour to a space so a reading corner makes a great feature, too.

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Bronte by Moon

25BH Nov16 p143 Decadent living room with tripod lamp

Decadent living room with tripod lamp

Create a living room scheme that’s the ideal spot for a couple of pre- or post-dinner drinks, or even just some alone time after a long day. Tan leather club chairs lend this space a luxurious feel and are arranged in such a way as to facilitate long chats or reading time. Simple window dressing, a statement rug, black and white photographs and a metallic tripod lamp keep the look more modern than traditional.

B Southgate
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Maisons du Monde


Yellow living room with pastel accessories

Yellow living room with pastel accessories

Pair yellow walls with pastel accessories to create a pretty scheme that’s pleasingly subtle, but colourful at the same time. Similar tones of each colour are the key, so that one doesn’t come across as bolder than the other. Grey fabrics on the curtain and sofa, plus wooden furniture anchor the look, keeping it low-key, rather than sugary.

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Villa Nova

Yellow living room with statement wallpaper

Yellow living room with statement wallpaper

Paper the wall around a fireplace to create maximum impact in a living room. This design packs a real punch and has been perfectly paired with muted yellow walls and mid-century-style furniture in a neutral palette of natural wood and greys. Cushions in tones picked out from the wallpaper help to tie the look together and add brightness throughout the rest of the room.

Wallpaper and cushion fabric
Villa Nova

Urban living room with soft golden colour scheme

Make your living room glow golden; this shimmering golden wallpaper sets the tone for modern opulence, without being OTT, while accessories in a mixture of glittery and aged golden finishes heighten the warm and welcoming mood. Contemporary pieces, such as the streamlined black metal shelving unit, glass coffee table and geometric rug, endow the space with a little urban style.

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Pink living room with glamorous golden accents

Boost a soft pink decorating scheme, and create a touch of old-school Hollywood glamour, with metallic wallpaper, faded velvets and touches of brass or aged gold. In this sophisticated living room, a mint-green sofa – piled with tactile cushions – modernises this decorating look, and provides a hit of fresh colour that cuts through the rosy and golden hues. Offset the rich detailing with a cream or white accent chair and a neat tray-top coffee table to match.

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Ayers and Graces
Sofa Workshop

Moody blue sitting room full of style and glamour

If neutrals are your go-to colour palette, the idea of a predominantly inky blue sitting room may need some careful consideration. But for drama, style and wow factor, this shade really is hard to beat. Team it with contrasting metallics, sleek fabrics, such as velvet and silk, and a softly textured rug… and, of course, a perfectly co-ordinated Christmas tree.

Farrow & Ball
House of Fraser
Graham and Green

Deep blue Christmas living room

Christmas decorated deep blue living room

High ceilings and and dramatic colours in this stylish living room make it perfect to dress up for the season. Many of the decorative elements are actually permanent features in the owner’s theme. Real sprigs of ivy cover the mantelpiece for the festive period and match the bunch of wintry flowers on the table.

Mirror Ball pendant
Tom Dixon
Ikat Bamboo rug
The Rug Company

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