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.

  • Modern navy blue living room with armchair and wooden sideboard

    This deep blue creates a comforting, cocooning feel in winter or a cool and shady mood in summer. Just switch light cottons for velvets and faux furs when temperatures drop. Warm and light – nude pink is the perfect accent for a moody, midnight blue colour scheme.

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    Buy now: Grand Orinoco sideboard, £845; Burbler armchair, £445; sheepskin, £75, all Loaf
    Buy now: Dutchbone wall light, £119, Beut

  • Modern living room with midnight blue colour scheme and wooden furniture

    Whatever the shade, deep blues make any room feel calm and relaxed. This hue is more dramatic than dusky denims, but less fierce than power-glam sapphire or cobalt – use it to give your home a timelessly chic backdrop. As with any dark colour, it’s important to balance it with large areas of neutral – we’ve used white and pale greys, as well as lighter blues, for a gentle, natural combination.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Walls painted in Hague Blue estate emulsion, £45 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball, and Grey Steel 2 mixing flat matt, £27.56, Dulux
    Buy now: Brandon sofa in Tor Marl, £969, Sofa Workshop

  • Modern green living room with fretwork wallpaper and grey sofa

    The simplicity of this elegant fretwork wallpaper is its strength – it makes it easy to mix with other patterns, and its soft colour is subtle enough that it doesn’t steal the show. Grey sofas tone things down further, making this a restful space where you’ll want to linger.

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    Buy now: Sanderson Mawton wallpaper in Willow/Cream, £55 per roll, Wallpaper Direct
    Buy now: Peska rug, £350, Cox & Cox

  • Modern grey living room with modular wall of storage

    Fully bespoke built-ins are costly and require a clear brief for the joiner, but this smart and solid solution simply involves choosing from a menu of top and bottom sections, which will be assembled and painted for you to easily put in place. Paint your wall the same colour as your units to make them less obtrusive.

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    Buy now: Walls painted in Plummet, £45 for 2.5L estate emulsion, Farrow & Ball
    Buy now: Modular 6-way bookcase in Charcoal, £1,365, The Dormy House

  • Modern green living room with painterly-effect cushions and lampshade

    Paint effects are back! If you have zero confidence with a paintbrush, get the look with pretty watercolour-effect cushions covers or a freehand-striped lampshade, instead. Or, look for rugs and curtains that feature an ombre-effect wash of graduated colour.

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    Buy now: Wall paint, Caribbean Blue 160 active emulsion, £43 for 2.5 L, Sanderson at Style Library
    Buy now: Rug, Teal Paint Box rug, from £990, Bluebellgray

  • Coral blush pink living room with hints of taupe and blue

    This earthy, faded-terracotta tone will give your living room a natural glow. We recommend trying this colour if your furniture is simple and modern. It’ll look too sugary with traditional cottage-style or shabby-chic pieces.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Celestial Sealife rug (160 x 221cm), £169, Modern Rugs
    Buy now: Bumpster sofa in Rose Quartz clever deep velvet, from £1,945, Loaf

    Buy now: Ripple glass and matt black coffee table, £189, Danetti 

  • Warm grey-brown living room with yellow accents

    This look starts with key pieces in simple shapes – a square-angled sofa, metal-framed box tables and handleless storage. Then it gets interesting, when you add accent colours, patterns and textures. Here, a warm grey-brown base colour feels cosy and works with any accent. Yellow is the perfect colour to lift all grey tones. The addition of teal or turquoise gives depth to the scheme.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Wattle IV pure matt emulsion, £46.50 for 2.5L, Paint & Paper Library
    Buy now: Flint four-seater sofa in Dusty Blue, £999, DFS

  • Green living room with blush pink sofa and raw wood furniture

    This pale, fresh green is the perfect base for a modern look – and can be styled to be as contemporary or rustic as you like, So natural, it goes with both brown based and grey neutrals, so it will work with wooden flooring and wood or grey-toned furniture.

    Painterly florals are still a bit trend in fabrics at the moment, and this watercolour blind lends a relaxing and calming feel. Colour-blocking is another key to the scheme’s success. It features right down to the vases sitting on the coffee table.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Similar Izzy sofa, from £940, Sofa.com
    Buy now: Nestor Green Marble Square Coffee Table On A Metal Base, £595, Habitat

  • 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.

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

  • 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 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.

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

  • 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 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.

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

     

  • Eclectic living room with scrapbook-style wallpaper and leather sofa

    The wall in this retro-style living room has been decorated with magazine cuttings for a unique and personality-packed scheme. A tan leather sofa adds a distinctive 1960s feel, while vintage accessories complete the highly idiosyncratic look.

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    Buy now: Similar sofa, Sofa.com

  • 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

    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

    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 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

  • Neutral living room with coral rug and sunburst mirror

    Your floor can make a big impact. Just because it’s low down in a room doesn’t mean it isn’t noticeable. A large-scale pattern like the one on this coral rug creates a striking look without being over the top.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Coral rug, from £449, Woven
    Buy now: PiazzaDuomo sofa bed, from £4,000, Flou

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