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.

  • Yellow living room with statement wallpaper

    Yellow living room with statement wallpaper

    Paper the wall around a fireplace to create maximum impact in a living room. This design packs a real punch and has been perfectly paired with muted yellow walls and mid-century-style furniture in a neutral palette of natural wood and greys. Cushions in tones picked out from the wallpaper help to tie the look together and add brightness throughout the rest of the room.

    Wallpaper and cushion fabric
    Villa Nova

  • Urban living room with soft golden colour scheme

    Make your living room glow golden; this shimmering golden wallpaper sets the tone for modern opulence, without being OTT, while accessories in a mixture of glittery and aged golden finishes heighten the warm and welcoming mood. Contemporary pieces, such as the streamlined black metal shelving unit, glass coffee table and geometric rug, endow the space with a little urban style.

    Coffee table


  • Pink living room with glamorous golden accents

    Boost a soft pink decorating scheme, and create a touch of old-school Hollywood glamour, with metallic wallpaper, faded velvets and touches of brass or aged gold. In this sophisticated living room, a mint-green sofa – piled with tactile cushions – modernises this decorating look, and provides a hit of fresh colour that cuts through the rosy and golden hues. Offset the rich detailing with a cream or white accent chair and a neat tray-top coffee table to match.

    WallpaperdirectSimilar mirrors
    Ayers and Graces
    Sofa Workshop

  • Moody blue sitting room full of style and glamour

    If neutrals are your go-to colour palette, the idea of a predominantly inky blue sitting room may need some careful consideration. But for drama, style and wow factor, this shade really is hard to beat. Team it with contrasting metallics, sleek fabrics, such as velvet and silk, and a softly textured rug… and, of course, a perfectly co-ordinated Christmas tree.

    Farrow & Ball
    House of Fraser
    Graham and Green

  • Deep blue Christmas living room

    Christmas decorated deep blue living room

    High ceilings and and dramatic colours in this stylish living room make it perfect to dress up for the season. Many of the decorative elements are actually permanent features in the owner’s theme. Real sprigs of ivy cover the mantelpiece for the festive period and match the bunch of wintry flowers on the table.

    Mirror Ball pendant
    Tom Dixon
    Ikat Bamboo rug
    The Rug Company

  • Psychedelic wallpaper in a super colourful living room

    Psychedelic wallpaper in a colourful, modern dining room

    If you love colour, own it. Go all out with your wallpaper choices, like in this living room. The marbling effect makes for a dramatic backdrop, so keep your accessories simple. Metallics work well as a contrast, and keep the fun up with more quirky touches, such as this porcelain leopard’s head hook.

    Designers Guild
    Chin Chin banner
    Rockett St George

  • Striking living room with marble fireplace and open fire

    Striking living room with marble fireplace and open fire

    If you have an open fire, make it into the focus point of your living room. Add an easy-access basket of logs to keep toasty all winter long and accessorise with candles and fir branches for a Christmas touch. Keep the colour scheme to classic white, gold and red, particularly if your everyday colours are bright and eye catching, like these sofas.

    Log basket


  • Christmas living room with wood burner and ski theme

    Christmas living room with wood burner and ski theme

    Dream of a white Christmas this year with a ski-themed Scandi living room. Look for snowy accessories, white stars and white and blue decorations for a frosty feel. Keep the wood burner fired up for cosiness, and add vintage prints of the ski slopes to get in the winter holiday spirit.

    Christmas lantern
    Light in a Box

    Vintage ski posters

  • Festive living room with a golden finish

    Festive living room with a golden finish

    Forget red and green, Christmas decorations can be any colour and still look great. This white and gold theme goes perfectly with the neutral palette of the room. Placing the tree in the bay window is a great use of space.

    Mistletoe cloche
    Marks and Spencer

    Vintage decorations

  • Quirky Christmas living room

    Quirky Christmas living room

    These Christmas decorations are offbeat, with a hint of Scandi. The bright, but neutral walls allow the colourful decorations to have an impact without clashing with the rest of the room. Draping eucalyptus on a mantelpiece is an easy and cheap way of making a room feel festive.

    Pom poms

    Plantation Rug Company

  • Cosy and Christmassy living room corner

    Cosy and Christmassy living room corner

    The velvet armchair stands out against the neutral backdrop, creating a bigger impact. Keeping a basket of throws and blankets adds to the comfort and warmth of the room, while also keeping it looking tidy when they’re not in use.

    Velvet armchair

    Wall hangings
    La Redoute

  • Neutral living room with minimalistic Christmas decor

    Neutral living room with minimalistic Christmas decor

    It can be easy to go over the top with Christmas decorations, but as this living room demonstrates, less is more. Go for a classy minimalistic tree with baubles in red, white and silver. With neutral walls and furnishings, the tree makes an even bigger impact. A few wintery-looking accessories are all you need to transform your space for the season.

    Silver crackers

    Christmas tree

  • Festive living room with colourful decor

    Festive living room with colourful decor

    The mix of colourful accessories stand out against the white background. Antique finds have been given a festive twist with a bauble garland and clip-on-birds. The basic floor lamp has been updated with a pom pom trim and fairy lights, adding to the boho theme. The screen divides the open space while keeping the room as light as possible.

    Rocking chair
    Lakeland Furniture

    Serengeti rug
    Plantation Rug Company

  • Festive living room with an eclectic style

    Festive living room with an eclectic style

    The Christmas decorations follow the same offbeat theme as the rest of the room, with a dash of Scandi style thrown in. The room reflects the owners love of old and new items and bold patterns. The bistro-style shutters provide privacy, style and plenty of natural light.

    Kilim rug
    West Elm


  • Floor-lamp turned advent calendar

    Floor-lamp turned advent calendar

    Make the most of your tropical home accessories, and repurpose them to breathe a little magic into your advent calendar this year. A gilded palm tree floor lamp makes a great base for a double birdcage decoration, each of which is filled with colourful (fake) feathered friends bearing the day’s advent treat. A special treat for the whole family – it should bring smiles to a few faces!

    Floor lamp

    Rockett St George


    Faux birds
    Talking Tables

  • Feather-covered Christmas tree

    Feather-covered Christmas tree

    If the classic red-and-gold or blue-and-silver colour combinations aren’t taking your fancy this Christmas, and your home has more of a modern feel step outside the (gift) box and try a flamboyant tropical theme instead. This tree is festooned with colourful feathers (dipped in glitter), golden and glassy baubles and topped with a festive peacock! Add some oversized paper decorations for an extra lighthearted finish.

    Fir tree
    Balsam Hill

    Peacock tree topper


  • Retro living room with statement Seventies storage

    Retro living room with statement Seventies storage

    Forget shabby, this retro living room scheme can only be described as chic. Combining a Fifties colour palette – muted blue panelling and mood-boosting yellow upholstery – with the clean silhouettes of a Seventies brass shelving unit, this living room space is nothing short of sophisticated. This glowing etagere is inspired, whether you use it as a statement display unit or as a beautiful room divider.

    Similar vintage furniture

    The Mint List

  • Pale grey living room with winter white textures

    Pale grey living room with winter white textures

    A few simple touches can turn a living room into a seasonal celebration. This on-trend grey scheme is made extra snuggly with tactile rugs and throws in snow-like textures. Touches of gold on accessories, decorations and artwork add festive glints.

    Similar sofas

    Similar tree

  • Modern pale grey living room with Christmas tree

    Modern pale grey living room with Christmas tree

    Choose a soft grey shade for walls as a contemporary backdrop in your living room. This modern space has a comfortable, mid century style sofa and large circular mirror above the fireplace. The real tree is dressed with stylish grey and white decorations, and for the walls decor, images from a vintage fashion magazine have been framed to create individual and stylish wall art.

    Zinc sofa

    Similar mirror
    Cox and Cox

  • Small grey living room with corner sofa

    Small grey living room with corner sofa

    In an open-plan living room keep furniture low-level to increase the sense of space. This compact living room has been decorated in a soft grey shade, and has a neutral corner sofa with pastel cushions. The staircase has been decorated for Christmas with pretty pink and gold baubles.

    Similar sofa

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