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.

  • Neutral living room with bold blue furniture

    Neutral living room with bold blue furniture

    Add richness to a neutral living room scheme with deep rich blues. This cabinet creates a focal point that adds warmth to the room, while the ottoman’s lighter shade of blue pulls the look together and brass lighting gives a cozy feel. To create a similar look, opt for a wooden display cabinet that you can smarten up with a lick of paint so you can choose a shade to suit the mood you want to create. 

    Similar cabinet
    Ottoman

  • Pale grey living room with stylish retro furniture

    Pale grey living room with stylish retro furniture

    Add mid-century modern style to your living room with vintage furniture. In this large open-plan living room and dining space, a retro sideboard provides streamlined storage along one wall. A white Eames-style rocking chair adds a playful touch.

    Similar vintage sideboard
    Etsy

    Vitra Eames rocking chair
    John Lewis

  • Living room with updated Victorian staircase

    Living room with updated Victorian staircase

    Update a period interior. Half of the Victorian banisters in this open-plan living space have been replaced with safety glass – an innovative way to create the illusion of space. The bespoke wavy shelves create a visual barrier from the front door and a place to display treasures.

    Bespoke shelving
    John Osborn Design

    Chaise and plaid sofa
    Roche Bobois

  • Neutral living room with colourful accessories

    Neutral living room with colourful accessories

    The bold colours in this room are balanced out by the neutral walls and floor. The enormous rug gives it a sumptuous feel and makes a very spacious room appear cosy.

    Blue sofa
    Roche Bobois

    Vase
    Brissi

  • Open-plan living and dining space with long wooden table

    Open-plan living and dining space with long wooden table

    Create unity across an open-plan space by repeating elements of the design throughout. Here, a line of built-in bookshelves draws the dining and living areas together. Using the same flooring in both areas also adds to the sense of harmony. A rug visually zones the living space, while an island unit creates a physical boundary between the dining space and the kitchen.

    Similar benches
    Ercol at John Lewis

    RAR rocking chair
    Vitra at Heal’s

  • Open-plan family living and dining room with connecting shelves

    Open-plan family living and dining room with connecting shelves

    Two walls have been removed on the ground floor of this house to create a long open-plan room that is filled with light from each end. Chunky shelves were specially designed to connect the two areas and these stand out against the modern grey colour palette. Mid-Century furniture keeps the look understated – ideal for family living.

    Dining benches
    Ercol at John Lewis

    Pendant light
    Cloudberry Living

  • Lilac living room with grey-toned sofa and floral blinds

    Lilac living room with grey-toned sofa and floral blinds

    Create a scheme that’s classic yet confident with demure, French-inspired shades of chalky heather. A calming palette of lilac, ivory and inky blue is the perfect opportunity to experiment with pattern. Layer stripes, geometrics and florals to give modest furnishings real impact.


    Sofa

    Neville Johnson

    Side tables
    Rowen & Wren

    Footstool
    The Dormy House

  • Modern blue and lime family living room

    Modern blue and lime family living room

    Choose a patterned blind in a tribal print to give your living room an on-trend global look. This room has all the ingredients for a stylish family living space, with a super-comfy sofa, hardwearing surfaces and plenty of storage for high-speed tidy ups.

    Blind fabric
    Cherokee by Clarke & Clarke

    Paint
    Vardo Estate Emulsion by Farrow & Ball at Homebase

  • White living room with framed prints

    White living room with framed prints

    Frame eye-catching fabrics and prints and display as pictures on the wall – it’s a chance to get creative and introduce vibrant colour and pattern to a white living room scheme. A vintage occasional chair adds retro style and is the perfect spot to rest with a cup of coffee.

    Similar armchair
    Made

    Similar wall shelf
    Ikea

  • Modern living room with indigo soft furnishings

    Modern living room with indigo soft furnishings

    Create a contemporary living room scheme with a palette of indigo and grey. Classic mid century pieces including the armchairs and nest of tables sit alongside deep blue low-slung sofas. Walls have been painted in indigo too, with stylish grey wallpaper above.

    Sofas
    Roche Bobois

    Paint
    Sanderson

  • Botanical living room with metal egg chair

    Botanical living room with metal egg chair

    No need to hand this cocoon-like chair from the rafters – all it requires is a sun-soaked corner and a good book. This statement egg-shaped lounge chair creates a stunning focal point, especially when set against such botanical fancies.

    Chair
    Anya Egg chair from B&Q

    Blanket
    Zara Home

    Moss dog
    Abigail Ahern

    Rug
    The Knots at Pad Lifestyle

  • Chic monochrome living room with panelled walls

    Chic monochrome living room with panelled walls

    Use blocks of pattern against a soft grey backdrop to create a sophisticated monochrome room scheme. The beautiful proportions of this living room are emphasised with wall panelling, the perfect backdrop to modern black and white upholstered furniture. Patterned fabrics and artwork add interest and personality to this chic look.

    Sofa
    Designers Guild

    Swivel chair
    Talisman

    Rug
    Habitat

  • Eclectic white living room with mirrored console

    Eclectic white living room with mirrored console

    Choose a mix of cool white soft furnishings alongside more striking pieces for a contemporary living room. Reflective surfaces such as this decorative mirrored glass console and clear acrylic coffee table allow plenty of light to bounce around this living space. A modern blue rug adds a hint of colour.

    Similar white sofa
    Ikea

    Console table
    Maria Raposo

    Rug
    Jonathan Adler at The Rug Company

  • Cool white living room with contemporary art

    Cool white living room with contemporary art

    Create a focal point in a neutral space by choosing a striking piece of modern art. Here a framed photographic portrait of the Queen has been given pride of place above the fireplace. Accessories add pops of colour and a wool footstool lends texture to this cool white living room with black wood flooring.

    Mongolian lamb bench
    Jonathan Adler

  • Ultramodern living room with designer lounge chair

    Ultramodern living room with designer lounge chair

    Keep a room monochrome then let your furniture shine. Here key designer pieces, accessories and wall art each earns its place without crowding out the rest. Oversized table lamps turn the stunning Bowie-Ronson print into the centrepiece of the scheme.

    Chair
    Jonathan Adler


    Side table

    The Conran Shop

  • Smart modern living room with low-slung corner sofa

    Smart modern living room with low-slung corner sofa

    Sit back in an oasis of white… This perfectly poised contemporary living room combines a low-backed angular corner sofa in white with black standard lamp and coffee table and monochrome cushions. A neutral rug brings form and order to the space.

    Sofa
    Alter London

    Similar floor lamp
    Made in Design

  • Living room with darkwood wall and storage

    Living room with darkwood wall and storage

    Use dark wood to make a statement in a modern living room. The feature wall shown here sports wood cladding, fitted shelving and a run of smart wall-to-wall cabinetry. Use the dark backdrop to showcase displays of artwork, books and decorative pieces. A mix of contemporary furniture in neutrals, white and black makes for a smart contrast.

    Designer chair
    Ebay

    Similar coffee table
    Swoon Editions

  • Grey living room with pastel accessories and L-shaped sofa

    Grey living room with pastel accessories and L-shaped sofa

    Go to town and play with coloured furnishings in a neutral living space – it’s a great way to add colour and character without committing to wallpaper or block colours painted on the walls. This neutral living room uses a grey sofa as a display for bright cushions that pick out the colours in an abstract patterned floor rug.


    Alphabet cushion

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    Bronze hare ornament
    George Home

  • Turquoise living room with traditional fireplace

    Turquoise living room with traditional fireplace

    Create zones in an open-plan living room – or split period property – by using paint to break up the spaces. Here white paint is used to separate the living area from the turquoise dining area. Painting the chimney breast the same shade create a cohesive space, and also brings the metal reclaimed fireplace to life. Personalise the space further by printing your holiday snaps on canvas for some one-of-a-kind art work.


    Similar armchair

    John Lewis

    Similar statement rug
    Modern Rugs

  • Spacious living room with mid-century furniture

    Spacious living room with mid-century furniture

    In a compact living area, maximise space with functional furniture. A armchair with a slim silhouette, an extendable table – which folds away when not in use – and a small sofa make for a practical living and dining room that doesn’t feel cluttered. Patterned prints, throw and lampshade give the space personality.

    Similar table
    John Lewis

    Similar sofa
    Habitat

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