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.

  • Living room with contemporary bird wallpaper

    Living room with contemporary bird wallpaper

    Love neutrals but want a little something extra? Then try a large-scale wallpaper design that looks more like an artwork or mural than a wallpaper. What sets this print apart is the fact it is one continuous piece, rather than a small pattern repeated over and over. We absolutely love it.

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    Buy now: Pattern Jay wallpaper, £31 per m, Scandinavian Surface at Photowall

  • Double-duty snug and home office

    Double-duty snug and home office

    This small room off the main sitting room provides an extra living space that doubles up as an office. For a family with children, this set-up is ideal because it means that kids can play in one room while their parents are nearby. Glass doors create an open-plan feel, whether they’re open or closed.

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    Buy now: similar chair, The Conran Shop
    Buy now: similar brick wallpaper, Wallpaper Direct

  • Striking living room with bookshelf wallpaper

    Striking living room with bookshelf wallpaper

    Add wow factor to your living room with a bold wallpaper. This bookshelf wallpaper certainly does the trick here, prompting you to ask, ‘Is it real?’ A dark leather sofa toughens up the pastel-coloured print, while the accessories add texture and a hit of yellow.

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    Buy now: Pastel Library wallpaper, £65 per roll, Graham & Green

  • Lilac living room with grey corner sofa

    Lilac living room with grey corner sofa

    Bored of neutral walls? Then get the paint brush out and try a pinky lilac in your living room. This shade goes really well with the grey corner sofa. Cushions in various colours and prints make for a fun and relaxed look. A dark berry hue in the curtains adds depth to the scheme.

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    Buy now: Dusted Fondant paint, Dulux
    Buy now: similar corner sofa, Loaf

  • Scandi-style living room with large arc lamp

    Scandi-style living room with large arc lamp

    Love Scandi style? Grey walls are a key ingredient. They’re also great for enhancing the period feel of a property, especially when contrasted with the freshness of white painted windows. Sheepskins and cosy rugs will always look the part, too, no matter the time of year.

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    Buy now: Harp Strings paint, Valspar
    Buy now: similar arc lamp, Made

  • Living room with cloud wallpaper

    Living room with cloud wallpaper

    Give a traditional room a thoroughly modern look with a daring wallpaper. This cloudscape design makes for a stunning backdrop to the classic blue furniture. It’s also neutral enough to allow for colourful pieces to be added to the room. We love the drinks trolley.

    Get the look
    Buy now: Fornasetti Nuvole wallpaper, £268 per roll, Cole & Son
    Buy now: similar drinks trolley, Graham & Green

  • Neutral living room with picture shelves

    Neutral living room with picture-shelf display

    Hang picture shelves in your living room to create a pretty display of your favourite photographs. And if you bore easily, it’s simple to move them around or add new ones when you fancy a change. Picture frames aren’t the only thing that provide colour here – the eclectic mix of cushion prints adds plenty of interest to the pale-coloured scheme.


  • Modern grey living room with copper floor lamp

    Modern grey living room with copper floor lamp

    Got a narrow living room? Finding the right furniture can be a bit tricky, but sofas come in many sizes that won’t mean compromising on comfort. Ideally, you should have room on either side so that you can move around the room freely. A copper floor lamp lends effortless cool to this chic grey scheme.

    Similar floor lamp
    Atkin & Thyme
    Similar rug

  • Scandi-hideaway-with-Chesterfield-style-sofa

    Scandi hideaway with Chesterfield-style sofa

    A traditional Chesterfield-style sofa can work brilliantly in a contemporary Scandi scheme. Alongside sleek, modern and mid-century-inspired pieces, it’ll make a room friendlier looking, for a cool-but-comfy spin on rustic style. A wood-effect wallpaper looks more interesting and feels cosier than a plain wall, but is much more subtle than a pattern.

    Albany at Wallpaper Direct

  • Living room with rust-coloured walls

    Living room with rust-coloured walls

    Create a bold backdrop with walls in earthy terracotta. Then build up layers of interest with a pale linen sofa, patterned rug and two-tone accessories. A floating shelf provides a great spot for displaying monochromatic artworks in different sizes.

    Wall paint
    Commune Collection for George Smith

  • Au natural living room with earthy tones

    Au-natural living room with earthy tones

    Choose warming shades of ochre, chestnut and terracotta for an inviting scheme that’s full of character. Don’t be afraid to mix your fabrics, from velvet and wool to leather. And the same applies to patterns, which range from geometric to florals in this relaxing living room.

    Side table
    Michael Sodeau at Modus

  • Neutral living room with lime cushions

    Neutral living room with lime cushions

    Create a sense of flow with neutral colours throughout the ground floor. Off-whites, taupes and greys all blend together here, despite the various finishes and fabrics. Lime cushions offer a hit of brightness.

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    Similar mirror
    The Chandelier & Mirror Company

  • Scandi living room with distressed-wood dresser

    Scandi living room with vintage pieces

    Scandi style isn’t all about modern looks and clean lines. Vintage pieces have their place, too, as does Gustavian furniture, which is very close to French-style furniture in design. The distressed finish of the dresser gives it a contemporary feel.

    Similar clock
    Maisons du Monde
    Similar sofa
    Swoon Editions

  • Neutral country living room with Mora clock

    Neutral country living room with Mora clock

    Cosy faux-furs, cute pheasant cushions and tartan blankets give the elegant French-style sofa a rustic appearance. But the giant Mora clock leaves you in doubt of the Scandinavian influence behind this scheme, adding a hit of colour to the neutral decor.

    Mora clock
    Stenvall Interiors
    Flohr & Co at Oak House Design

  • Sumptuous open-plan living area

    Sumptuous open-plan living area

    Blur the lines between your kitchen and living area in an open-plan room. The use of only low-level units is a clever trick that deceives the eye and makes the kitchen very unobtrusive. The positioning of the sofa also provides a visual separation between the two spaces.

    Similar table lamps
    Similar mirror

  • 25BH Nov16 p143 Flowing open-plan living area with garden

    Flowing open-plan living area with garden

    Plan an open-plan space carefully to really get the most out of it. This room flows beautifully from the kitchen to the dining area to the living space, with the garden immediately behind it and doors that open out onto it. This means that members of the family can be easily in sight but enjoying one of four different spaces at any given time. Huge windows give this room a lot of light, too.

    Similar sofa
    Similar flamingo cushion
    John Lewis

  • CHI Nov 17 p60 Grey and white Scandi living room

    Grey and white Scandi living room

    Go for a grey and white colour scheme to create the relaxed look of Scandinavian interior style. Choose colours in earthy tones, fabrics in natural materials such as linen, and place the emphasis on solid, good-quality furniture, and you’ll be on the right track. An antique Mora clock adds an individual touch, while adhering to the colour scheme.

    Sofas & Stuff
    Similar rug

  • 25BH Nov 17 p111 Colourful reading corner

    Colourful reading corner in living room

    If you don’t have space for a separate library or reading room, why not create a reading nook in one corner of your living room. All you need is a chair, good lighting and a bookcase, and you’ve got yourself the perfect place to retreat to with a favourite read. Books add lots of colour to a space so a reading corner makes a great feature, too.

    Similar bookcase
    Similar cushion
    Bronte by Moon

  • 25BH 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
    Similar floor lamp
    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.

    Similar wall paint
    Similar cushion fabric
    Villa Nova

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