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 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


Sunshine yellow living room with blush pink sofa and curtains

This golden yellow looks great partnered with white, but to make it really sing, team it with a chalky pink. Add a touch of grey to tone down the colour scheme, by way of lighting, rugs or cushions.

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Buy now: Boston three-seater sofa in powder pink, £1,825, Graham & Green
Buy now: Round Rattan Coffee Table, £285, Graham & Green


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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.

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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.

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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.

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Buy now: Similar Izzy sofa, from £940,
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.

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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

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 ink blue walls and owl canvas | Ideal Home

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.

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

White conservatory with house plants and leather arm chair | Ideal Home

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 blue sofa and foot stall | Ideal Home

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.

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


Blue living room with vintage furnishings and shaggy cushions

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

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

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

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

Eclectic modern living room with grey walls and pink doors

Eclectic modern living room with grey walls and pink doors

Grey walls and white woodwork are hugely popular in living rooms just now. The colours are so versatile and make a great backdrop to almost any scheme and style of furniture. Here, the room is filled with eclectic pieces, from the standout chandelier to the fun ampersand decorations and driftwood coffee table. Pink doors add a quirky touch.

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Buy now: Driftwood coffee table, £500, Tristan Cockerill
Buy now: Lappljung Ruta rug, £60, Ikea

Neutral living room with white gloss storage unit

Neutral living room with white gloss storage unit

This neat living room corner has a couple of valuable lessons to learn. Firstly, the white gloss sideboard has been used to house the DVD player and router, and keep wires neatly out of the way. Secondly, the shelf above was old and past its best, but a vinyl-look marble covering has given it a brand-new look.

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Buy now: pink lamp, £68, Oliver Bonas

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