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.

Beautiful Homes 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.

Coffee table


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

Psychedelic wallpaper in a super colourful living room

Psychedelic wallpaper in a colourful, modern dining room

If you love colour, own it. Go all out with your wallpaper choices, like in this living room. The marbling effect makes for a dramatic backdrop, so keep your accessories simple. Metallics work well as a contrast, and keep the fun up with more quirky touches, such as this porcelain leopard’s head hook.

Designers Guild
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Rockett St George

Striking living room with marble fireplace and open fire

Striking living room with marble fireplace and open fire

If you have an open fire, make it into the focus point of your living room. Add an easy-access basket of logs to keep toasty all winter long and accessorise with candles and fir branches for a Christmas touch. Keep the colour scheme to classic white, gold and red, particularly if your everyday colours are bright and eye catching, like these sofas.

Log basket


Christmas living room with wood burner and ski theme

Christmas living room with wood burner and ski theme

Dream of a white Christmas this year with a ski-themed Scandi living room. Look for snowy accessories, white stars and white and blue decorations for a frosty feel. Keep the wood burner fired up for cosiness, and add vintage prints of the ski slopes to get in the winter holiday spirit.

Christmas lantern
Light in a Box

Vintage ski posters

Neutral living room with minimalistic Christmas decor

Neutral living room with minimalistic Christmas decor

It can be easy to go over the top with Christmas decorations, but as this living room demonstrates, less is more. Go for a classy minimalistic tree with baubles in red, white and silver. With neutral walls and furnishings, the tree makes an even bigger impact. A few wintery-looking accessories are all you need to transform your space for the season.

Silver crackers

Christmas tree

Festive living room with colourful decor

Festive living room with colourful decor

The mix of colourful accessories stand out against the white background. Antique finds have been given a festive twist with a bauble garland and clip-on-birds. The basic floor lamp has been updated with a pom pom trim and fairy lights, adding to the boho theme. The screen divides the open space while keeping the room as light as possible.

Rocking chair
Lakeland Furniture

Serengeti rug
Plantation Rug Company

Floor-lamp turned advent calendar

Floor-lamp turned advent calendar

Make the most of your tropical home accessories, and repurpose them to breathe a little magic into your advent calendar this year. A gilded palm tree floor lamp makes a great base for a double birdcage decoration, each of which is filled with colourful (fake) feathered friends bearing the day’s advent treat. A special treat for the whole family – it should bring smiles to a few faces!

Floor lamp

Rockett St George


Faux birds
Talking Tables

Feather-covered Christmas tree

Feather-covered Christmas tree

If the classic red-and-gold or blue-and-silver colour combinations aren’t taking your fancy this Christmas, and your home has more of a modern feel step outside the (gift) box and try a flamboyant tropical theme instead. This tree is festooned with colourful feathers (dipped in glitter), golden and glassy baubles and topped with a festive peacock! Add some oversized paper decorations for an extra lighthearted finish.

Fir tree
Balsam Hill

Peacock tree topper


Retro living room with statement Seventies storage

Retro living room with statement Seventies storage

Forget shabby, this retro living room scheme can only be described as chic. Combining a Fifties colour palette – muted blue panelling and mood-boosting yellow upholstery – with the clean silhouettes of a Seventies brass shelving unit, this living room space is nothing short of sophisticated. This glowing etagere is inspired, whether you use it as a statement display unit or as a beautiful room divider.

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