Traditional living room pictures

Traditional doesn’t mean boring – as these beautiful ideas for traditional living room schemes prove. Find your perfect look and learn how to put the scheme together with our pick of the best traditional living room designs. Fancy something a little bit different? We have lots of ideas for country living rooms and modern living rooms. If you’re still undecided on your style, we have 100s of living room pictures covering all trends to help you out.

Neutral living room with pink armchair

Neutral living room with pink armchair

Fans of pastels will love this pink armchair. The modern shape of the seat keeps the look up to date. A neutral backdrop is important when choosing colourful furniture, so that it doesn’t become over the top.  But that doesn’t mean it has to be the only colourful element in the room – a paler pink curtain fabric tones beautifully here.

Sofa Workshop

Traditional living room with concrete-effect wallpaper

Traditional living room with concrete-effect wallpaper

Don’t let a shabby-chic living room drift into dated territory – a concrete-effect wallpaper and metal accessories keep it cool and contemporary. Copper is the chosen metal here and the table lamp and candlesticks give this vintage palette some welcome edge. Texture has been added with varying fabrics in pale pink and cushions in subtle patterns.

Curtain fabric

Red living room with cosy clubhouse feel

Living room with cosy clubhouse feel

Choose classic ingredients, such as rich red walls and leather seating for a living room with a clubhouse feel – laid-back living is the key in this beautiful scheme. Sumptuous velvet cushions in saffron yellow provide a beautiful contrast to the spicy red, while the artworks on the wall take more of a ‘blend-in’ approach.

Erin Clarke at King & McGaw

Shabby chic living room with pastel-pink highlights

Shabby chic living room with pastel highlights

Forget fussy frills – the shabby-chic look is having a renaissance with polished metals, luxe fabrics and rough finishes for the ultimate in modern elegance. However, while rough textures are a great way to update shabby chic, this room still has a soothing colour scheme at its heart, with champagne pink, vintage lilac and dove grey.

Coffee table
Graham and Green

Neutral living room with vintage trunk

Neutral living room with vintage trunk

This traditional living room oozes character, with its marble fireplace, elegant cornicing and attractive window. It can be hard to know how to decorate such a space, but a light palette keeps the focus on the period features. Meanwhile, an old trunk and ornate mirror are the perfect scheme ‘enhancers’.

Similar trunk
Similar sheepskin
John Lewis

Traditional blue living room with bevelled-edge mirror

Traditional blue living room with bevelled-edge mirror

Give colour to a living room with a subtle pale-blue wall paint. A number of blue hues have been combined together in this pretty scheme, from the mid-blue curtains to the deep inky colour of the armchair cushion. A bevelled-edge mirror and chandelier make sure that any daylight will make the room glisten.

India Jane


Tranquil blue living room with blue velvet sofaac

Tranquil blue living room with blue velvet sofa

High ceilings give a room such lovely proportions and this blue living room is no exception. With curtains hung at ceiling level, the blue fabric gently drapes down to the ground, showing off its flowing length. A velvet blue sofa in a more jewel-coloured tone complements both the wall colour and the curtain fabric, while adding a richness to the scheme.

Similar sofa
Cassia Indigo at Designers Guild

Christmas dressed living room mantelpiece

Christmas mantelpiece in dramatic, deep blue living room

If you’re lucky enough to have an open fire, it’s easy to make it the natural focal point of your Christmas decorations. This home is owned by the founders of a furniture emporium, so their home is sparkle and glitz all year round – but extra glittering at this time of year. Add seasonal plants, stockings, and flickering candles for a full festive effect.

Blue Paint
Farrow & Ball
Similar lighting
Rockett St George

Green and blue living room with yellow accents

Blue and green living room with exotic wallpaper

If you prefer a colour scheme with more energy, mellow blues and greens make a gentle backdrop for brighter hues like royal blue and lime. Touches of pattern are good for breaking up blocks of colour, as perfectly demonstrated in this room. Here too, a blend of blues and greens avoids becoming murky with the acidic highlights of yellow.

Morris & Co.
Coffee table
Scumble Goosie

Cosy Christmas living room with fireplace

Cosy Christmas living room with fireplace

When it comes to your Christmas colour scheme, make sure it complements the colours you already have in the room, rather than clashing against them. Here, the blue walls are brought out with navy accents on the tree and the ribbon holding up the wreath above the fireplace. This brings in the Christmas reds and golds nicely, without the jarring, making the whole scene look classic and well co-ordinated.

Similar wallpaper

Christmas Wreath
Not On The High Street

Festive sitting room dressed for Christmas

Festive sitting room dressed for Christmas

The owner spent ages sketching plans for the inglenook fireplace. Once they were happy with the design, they bought a reclaimed wooden beam then the stone was given an aged effect so it would look original. French Regency furniture and traditional English architecture make for a harmonious match in a welcoming country home brimming with charm.

Oak fireplace
Oak beam UK

Lynden sofa
Laura Ashley

Artificial Christmas tree
Balsam Hill

Elegant Christmas living room with panel-effect wallpaper

Elegant Christmas living room with panel-effect wallpaper

Create a merry and bright living room for Christmas. This eyecatching scheme has been designed to bring a contemporary twist to the traditional country-house look, with panel-effect wallpaper and brightly upholstered seating. A tree complete with festive red and white decorations sets the scene for Christmas.



Christmas tree

Balsam Hill

Opulent red Christmas living room

Opulent red Christmas living room

Bring a relaxed, contemporary style to a traditional living room. In this elegant room, the intricate patterned soft furnishings have warming touches of crimson and cherry alongside uplifting accents of blue. The theme is continued with shimmering red, white and blue Christmas tree decorations. This beautiful mix of pattern and colour lends an inviting air to this festive decorating scheme.

Curtain fabric
Baker’s Indienne by GP&J Baker at Kingdom Fabrics

Wyatt sofa

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