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.

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

Neutral basement living room with glazed roof panel

Neutral basement living room with glazed roof panel

Think carefully about lighting when planning a basement conversion. Here, a large glazed door, plus a roof light ensure the space is anything but dingy. A trio of mirrors also help to bounce light around the room, while adding a decorative effect. At night, spotlights take over and keep things bright.

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Buy now: one-arm Hamilton sofa, around £6,000, Minotti

Living room with grey-patterned upholstery

Modern living-dining room with grey-patterned upholstery

A casual seating area just behind the dining table gives this open-plan space a cosy feel. Grey walls create a cocooning effect that goes perfectly with the patterned upholstery on the armchairs and footstools. Above the fireplace, a modern landscape painting adds a hit of colour.

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Buy now: artwork, Tom Rickman
Buy now: Roath armchair, £1,750, Whitehead Designs

Living room with contemporary bird wallpaper

Living room with contemporary bird wallpaper

Love neutrals but want a little something extra? Then try a large-scale wallpaper design that looks more like an artwork or mural than a wallpaper. What sets this print apart is the fact it is one continuous piece, rather than a small pattern repeated over and over. We absolutely love it.

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Buy now: Pattern Jay wallpaper, £31 per m, Scandinavian Surface at Photowall

Double-duty snug and home office

Double-duty snug and home office

This small room off the main sitting room provides an extra living space that doubles up as an office. For a family with children, this set-up is ideal because it means that kids can play in one room while their parents are nearby. Glass doors create an open-plan feel, whether they’re open or closed.

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Buy now: similar chair, The Conran Shop
Buy now: similar brick wallpaper, Wallpaper Direct

Striking living room with bookshelf wallpaper

Striking living room with bookshelf wallpaper

Add wow factor to your living room with a bold wallpaper. This bookshelf wallpaper certainly does the trick here, prompting you to ask, ‘Is it real?’ A dark leather sofa toughens up the pastel-coloured print, while the accessories add texture and a hit of yellow.

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Buy now: Pastel Library wallpaper, £65 per roll, Graham & Green

Lilac living room with grey corner sofa

Lilac living room with grey corner sofa

Bored of neutral walls? Then get the paint brush out and try a pinky lilac in your living room. This shade goes really well with the grey corner sofa. Cushions in various colours and prints make for a fun and relaxed look. A dark berry hue in the curtains adds depth to the scheme.

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Buy now: Dusted Fondant paint, Dulux
Buy now: similar corner sofa, Loaf

Scandi-style living room with large arc lamp

Scandi-style living room with large arc lamp

Love Scandi style? Grey walls are a key ingredient. They’re also great for enhancing the period feel of a property, especially when contrasted with the freshness of white painted windows. Sheepskins and cosy rugs will always look the part, too, no matter the time of year.

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Buy now: Harp Strings paint, Valspar
Buy now: similar arc lamp, Made

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.

Shelves
Ikea

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.

Similar floor lamp
Atkin & Thyme
Similar rug
Ikea

Scandi-hideaway-with-Chesterfield-style-sofa

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.

Sofa
Tetrad
Wallpaper
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.

Similar sofa
Sofa.com
Similar flamingo cushion
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.

Sofa
Sofas & Stuff
Similar rug
Ikea

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