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.

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Modern living room with autumnal auburn scheme and navy sofa

Auburn is the perfect shade for cosying up a living room for winter. Don’t dismiss it as orange – this smooth shade has more than enough brown in it to make it more of a neutral than an accent colour. Layer it with velvet cushions warm wood furniture and metallic accents – like the coffee table and taillights seen here. Then in summer, give this baked terracotta colour a global spin with Moroccan lanterns and crisp cotton it fabrics.

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Buy now: Tilda square glass coffee table, £295, Habitat
Buy now: Banner cabinet, £549, Swoon Editions

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Modern living room with burnt orange velvet curtains and armchair

In this living room, burnt-orange upholstery and soft furnishings work together to create a look that’s glamorous, cosy and dramatic. Going for a full-on auburn shade on the walls, too, however, would be too hard to live with. Instead, a faux-surface wallpaper with a mottled look creates a softer effect.

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Buy now: Watson footstool in Henna velvet, £425, Arlo & Jacob

Modern living room with ink blue walls and owl canvas | Ideal Home

Modern living room with owl photo canvas

This strikingly modern living room has been zoned into two areas using colour. A seating area is made cosy with dramatic inky blue walls and modern modular seating. The opposite white walls and lime flooring makes the room wonderfully open and spacious. Lots of texture and pops of pattern creates Scandi comfort and a graphic owl portrait adds a touch of endearing humour.

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Buy now:  Owl canvas, £115, Photowall
Buy now: Walls painted in Valspar Inky Prose matt emulsion, £13 for 2.5ltr, B&Q

White conservatory with house plants and leather arm chair | Ideal Home

White living room with large palm plant

The corner of this fresh, white living room connects with the garden using natural textures and rich green foliage. The large architectural plant creates a beautiful focal point and adds natural colour to the all-white back-drop. Stacked sea grass  footstalls and a jute rug continues the natural theme while an inviting white, modular armchair and footstall is positioned perfectly to enjoy both inside and out.

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Buy now: Alseda banana leaf stools, £20 each, Ike

White living room with blue sofa and foot stall | Ideal Home

White living room with charcoal sofa and foot stall

A white backdrop has been made homely with the use of natural textures and comfortable furniture. A dark coloured sofa and footstall anchors the room and adds depth. Choose low back seating so not to block sight-lines in open-plan spaces. The over-all look is pared-back and feels fresh and calm.

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Buy now: George three-seater sofa in ebony, £699, Out & Out Original

 

Blue living room with vintage furnishings and shaggy cushions

Blue living room with vintage furnishings and shaggy cushions

A few elements of vintage, retro and country have all been mixed and matched together to create an eclectic scheme. The walls have been painted in a rich blue which matches the sofa beautiful to give the space a modern edge. A selection of plump cushions add texture and pattern.

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Buy now: Cushions, Dunelm
Buy now: Cushions, Primark

White living room with large floor-mounted artwork

White living room with large floor-mounted artwork

Yellow is great as an accent colour in a neutral space – all you need is a throw or a cushion to add a little brightness. A floor-propped picture looks really stunning, yet it is far easier than hanging a really big print on the walls – finding the perfect position and ensuring it’s straight can be really rather tricky, after all.

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Buy now: Lappljung cushion cover, £9, Ikea
Buy now: similar rug, Habitat

Elegant reading corner with floral armchair and artwork

Elegant reading corner with floral armchair and artwork

An abstract floral on a beautifully soft velvet brings a contemporary mood to this smart, elegant interior. The superb cabinet is an ideal colour complement to the armchair fabric, while its geometric pattern shows that opposites attract.

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Buy now: chair upholstered in Mrs Robinson cotton velvet, £162 per m, Rubelli
Buy now: Nizwa cabinet, £7,000, Bethan Gray

Neutral living room with blue sofa

Neutral living room with blue sofa and palm print cushion

If you want a bit of colour in your living room, why not try a blue sofa? The colour of denim, blue can be very versatile and almost act as a neutral. Whether you like botanical palm prints or monochrome zigzags, a sofa in this colour will work well with either print or both combined. Plus the dog seems to like it, too.

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Buy now: Tetrad

Eclectic modern living room with grey walls and pink doors

Eclectic modern living room with grey walls and pink doors

Grey walls and white woodwork are hugely popular in living rooms just now. The colours are so versatile and make a great backdrop to almost any scheme and style of furniture. Here, the room is filled with eclectic pieces, from the standout chandelier to the fun ampersand decorations and driftwood coffee table. Pink doors add a quirky touch.

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Buy now: Driftwood coffee table, £500, Tristan Cockerill
Buy now: Lappljung Ruta rug, £60, Ikea

Neutral living room with white gloss storage unit

Neutral living room with white gloss storage unit

This neat living room corner has a couple of valuable lessons to learn. Firstly, the white gloss sideboard has been used to house the DVD player and router, and keep wires neatly out of the way. Secondly, the shelf above was old and past its best, but a vinyl-look marble covering has given it a brand-new look.

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Buy now: pink lamp, £68, Oliver Bonas

Dark blue living room with round wicker armchair

Dark blue living room with round wicker armchair

Create a stunning backdrop in dark blue. Against white woodwork, this deep hue takes on a really modern look that lends itself well to standout pieces such as the wicker armchair and brass floor lamp. The colour also lets favourite artworks ‘pop’ beautifully against it.

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Buy now: Heart of House floor lamp, £54.99, Argos
Buy now: Wish wall art, £16, Debenhams

Modern living room with geometric painted feature wall

Modern living room with geometric painted feature wall

Try painting a pattern on your wall. This one is based on geometric shapes, but you could also try stripes or spots – or anything you like. The colours here are a mixture of a strong blue and pretty pastels that keep the scheme bright.

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Buy now: Verona corner sofa, £1,699, Dwell
Buy now: Detroit oval coffee table, £250, Graham and Green

White living room with flamingo cushions

White living room with flamingo cushions

Enhance the sense of flow in your home by painting walls in the same colour throughout. White is super clean looking and creates a very bright feel. Where walls are neutral, accessories and furniture are a great way to give each space its own unique look.

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Buy now: similar dining table, Furniture 123
Buy now: similar copper pendant, Made In Design

Grey living room with brightly coloured triangle rug

Grey living room with brightly coloured triangle rug

Paint walls in a steely grey if you want to use bright colours liberally on your fabrics and accessories. If you’re going for a standout piece of furniture, try to choose a colour that’s present elsewhere in the room. The fuchsia pink chair here picks out the same hot hue from the triangle rug and cushions.

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Buy now: Penelope armchair in Peony, £830, Sofa.com
Buy now: Mirror, £399, Heal’s

Jewel-bright living room with yellow tub chair

Jewel-bright living room with yellow tub chair

Deep turquoise, jade green, true pink, amethyst, citrine and emerald – it’s a group of gorgeous colours that work naturally together for a vibrant, non-clashy mix. Scary? Not if you offset them with a black accent piece, such as the chest of drawers here. When colours are this good, why play it safe?

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Buy now: Betty chair in Olive, £480, Sofa.com
Buy now: Fuchsia lamp shade, £55, Pooky

Basement living room with stairs into garden

Basement living room with stairs into garden

Sliding doors and steps into the garden mean this basement room feels anything but cut-off. Floor-to-ceiling glazing also creates a light and spacious feel, and there’s a good flow from the inside to the outside. The flooring and paving is very similar in colour, which helps to create a sense of continuation.

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Buy now: similar flooring, The Natural Wood Flooring Co

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