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.

  • Festive living room with dark grey walls as a backdrop to a lit-up tree and gallery wall

    Paint up and over a picture rail to make a ceiling seem higher. Stop a room featuring one strong colour from looking flat by adding a variety of patterns and textures through plush cushions and a tufted rug. An understate Christmas tree, dressed in golden fairy lights and paper decorations is festive without dominating the room.

  • Modern grey living room with characterful photo wall with uniformed black frames

    A feature wall of family portraits is the perfect way to add personality to a living room. The frames hung precisely in one continuous line, as if on a picture ledge, creates a more striking finish.

    Grey is the ideal accent colour to soften a smart monochrome decorating scheme. Here a blue-grey wall colour and a darker charcoal sofa lend two contrasting tones to the black and white cushions and frames.

  • Modern living room with floating shelves filled with artwork and accessories

    Contemporary living rooms need modern storage solutions, that are as attractive as they are useful. A stack of floating shelves creates a wall of storage and display in a living space. Just add chairs for the perfect place to perch with a laptop and make the space work as a home office.

  • Modern living room with open sideboard, statement colour block rug and pink accent chair

    In a modern living you can afford to have fun with functional furniture pieces. Turn functional storage into a display opportunity for all the things you want to show off. Dress with propped artwork, decorative vessels, plants and a reading lamp. Add interest to the walls behind with a panel of painted colour and giant hooks for hanging planters and baskets.

  • Modern living room with mustard yellow sofa, abstract artwork and round marble coffee table

    A mustard yellow sofa paired with modern artwork helps to create a style statement in an otherwise neutral space. The are of wall above the sofa is often crying out for a mirror or picture to add interest. go for one big piece, whether picture or mirror, for a sense of simplicity and scale. If choosing a picture or piece artwork let the colours inspire and dictate the scheme for the entire room – as the ochre yellow does in this living room.

  • Rustic country living with wood burner, exposed beams and glam furniture

    A rustic living room can be giving a glam edge thanks to smart furniture choices. While the bones of this living room are rustic and natural, it’s been given a contemporary and luxurious twist with plush velvet upholstery and touches of matt gold.

  • Rustic coastal living room with natural linen sofa and reclaimed wooden furniture

    For a softer take on coastal styling, take inspiration from chalky cliffs and shingle beaches. The key to emulating this more off the beaten track coastal look is embracing imperfections. From hewn wood to jagged edges of broken seashells. The feel is textural and relaxed, with slubby linen upholstery and bleached wood tones.

  • Laid-back living room with grey sofa, contemporary armchair and striped footstool

    A grey sofa is brought to life with statement blue and burnt range accent cushions. The laid-back decor is further enhanced thanks to a mix of playful patterns. The Berber-style rug provides a diamond print pattern, the armchair adds an Ikat inspired print while the footstool adds a classic stripe.

    The mix of patterns, elements of natural textures and houseplants creates a very on-trend aesthetic.

  • Modern living room with window seat and clever built-in storage

    Make best use of space by framing windows with bespoke storage. Make the most of unused wall space, especially up high, with built-in storage solutions. Window seats provides the perfect place to sit and make you feel that little bit closer to the outside. Enhance that vibe further by surrounding a window with plants.

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    Buy now: Frame Accent Chair, £499, Made

  • Modern living room with midnight blue colour scheme

    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 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-eclectic-furniture

    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 

  • Scandi modern classic with grey walls and yellow accents

    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-ideas-pair-with-bare-wood

    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.

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    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

    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

  • Modern-living-room-with-burnt-orange-velvet-curtains-and-armchair

    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.

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

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