Traditional living room pictures

Traditional doesn’t mean boring – as these beautiful ideas for traditional living room schemes prove. Find your perfect look and learn how to put the scheme together with our pick of the best traditional living room designs. Fancy something a little bit different? We have lots of ideas for country living rooms and modern living rooms. If you’re still undecided on your style, we have 100s of living room pictures covering all trends to help you out.

  • Quirky living room with world map

    Quirky living room with world map

    There’s a geographer, astronomer, scientist vibe to this living room corner. Vintage furniture has been given a new lease of life, from the vintage trunk to the flip-down seats. A print that casually sits on the floor adds interest below the dado rail, while the world map gives injects some colour.

    Similar storage trunk
    Scaramanga

  • Traditional open-plan living and dining room

    Traditional open-plan living and dining room

    Combine the best of both worlds. This open-plan living and dining room keep the focus firmly on the beautiful period features of the property, while enjoying an open-plan style that is so popular right now. Wooden flooring peeks out between the sisal rugs, which have been used to mark out each zone.

    Similar sofa and sheepskin
    John Lewis

  • Neutral living room with vintage trunk

    Neutral living room with vintage trunk

    This traditional living room oozes character, with its marble fireplace, elegant cornicing and attractive window. It can be hard to know how to decorate such a space, but a light palette keeps the focus on the period features. Meanwhile, an old trunk and ornate mirror are the perfect scheme ‘enhancers’.

    Similar trunk
    Scaramanga
    Similar sheepskin
    John Lewis

  • Light-filled traditional living room with cream armchairs

    Light-filled traditional living room with cream armchairs

    Take advantage of large windows by ensuring that the space is used to its full advantage. The two armchairs here are perfect for reading or a pre-dinner chat. The furniture is neutral so that the view of green trees outside can be enjoyed.

    Similar armchairs
    The Odd Chair Company
    Similar cushions
    Pentreath & Hall

  • Traditional blue living room with bevelled-edge mirror

    Traditional blue living room with bevelled-edge mirror

    Give colour to a living room with a subtle pale-blue wall paint. A number of blue hues have been combined together in this pretty scheme, from the mid-blue curtains to the deep inky colour of the armchair cushion. A bevelled-edge mirror and chandelier make sure that any daylight will make the room glisten.

    Chandelier
    India Jane
    Armchair
    Sofa.com

     

  • IH Nov 17 p26 Neutral living room with framed prints

    Neutral living room with framed prints

    Make family snaps into a feature – simply enlarge them, print in black and white, mount on white card and frame in matching frames. We love the giant footstool in this sumptuous room, as it’s an invitation to lounge. Plus it will do double duty as a coffee table (if you use a tray for stability).

    Sofa and footstool
    Sofa.com
    Rug
    John Lewis

  • Tranquil blue living room with blue velvet sofaac

    Tranquil blue living room with blue velvet sofa

    High ceilings give a room such lovely proportions and this blue living room is no exception. With curtains hung at ceiling level, the blue fabric gently drapes down to the ground, showing off its flowing length. A velvet blue sofa in a more jewel-coloured tone complements both the wall colour and the curtain fabric, while adding a richness to the scheme.

    Similar sofa
    Sofa.com
    Fabric
    Cassia Indigo at Designers Guild

  • Christmas dressed living room mantelpiece

    Christmas mantelpiece in dramatic, deep blue living room

    If you’re lucky enough to have an open fire, it’s easy to make it the natural focal point of your Christmas decorations. This home is owned by the founders of a furniture emporium, so their home is sparkle and glitz all year round – but extra glittering at this time of year. Add seasonal plants, stockings, and flickering candles for a full festive effect.

    Blue Paint
    Farrow & Ball
    Similar lighting
    Rockett St George

  • Green and blue living room with yellow accents

    Blue and green living room with exotic wallpaper

    If you prefer a colour scheme with more energy, mellow blues and greens make a gentle backdrop for brighter hues like royal blue and lime. Touches of pattern are good for breaking up blocks of colour, as perfectly demonstrated in this room. Here too, a blend of blues and greens avoids becoming murky with the acidic highlights of yellow.

    Wallpaper
    Morris & Co.
    Coffee table
    Scumble Goosie

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    Barn living room with gold accents

    Yellow painted walls embrace the generous proportions of this sitting room in a converted barn. Linen cushions add extra colour and texture, and the space is always light and bright thanks to a large paned window and double French doors.

    Cushions and side table
    Oka

  • Cosy Christmas living room with fireplace

    Cosy Christmas living room with fireplace

    When it comes to your Christmas colour scheme, make sure it complements the colours you already have in the room, rather than clashing against them. Here, the blue walls are brought out with navy accents on the tree and the ribbon holding up the wreath above the fireplace. This brings in the Christmas reds and golds nicely, without the jarring, making the whole scene look classic and well co-ordinated.

    Similar wallpaper
    Lexington

    Christmas Wreath
    Not On The High Street

  • Sitting room with bold colour scheme

    Sitting room with bold colour scheme

    Layers of rich textures and a tartan-covered rocking chair bring a club-like fed to this hospitable room. The bold blue walls provide a striking backdrop, enhancing the white skirting boards and gold picture frames. Dark wooden floorboards add to the overall grandeur.

    Ballroom chandeliers
    Abigail Ahern

    Rocking Chair
    Kirkby Design

  • Traditional sitting room dressed for Christmas

    Traditional sitting room dressed for Christmas

    To make a bright backdrop for the owner’s classic paintings, family heirlooms and intriguing bespoke furniture, they decided to have pale walls throughout. High-street buys have been woven in among antique finds.

    Similar chairs
    The French Bedroom Company

    Similar lamp bases
    La Maison Bleue

    Similar wall candelabra
    Envy

  • Festive sitting room dressed for Christmas

    Festive sitting room dressed for Christmas

    The owner spent ages sketching plans for the inglenook fireplace. Once they were happy with the design, they bought a reclaimed wooden beam then the stone was given an aged effect so it would look original. French Regency furniture and traditional English architecture make for a harmonious match in a welcoming country home brimming with charm.

    Oak fireplace
    Oak beam UK

    Lynden sofa
    Laura Ashley

    Artificial Christmas tree
    Balsam Hill

  • Elegant Christmas living room with panel-effect wallpaper

    Elegant Christmas living room with panel-effect wallpaper

    Create a merry and bright living room for Christmas. This eyecatching scheme has been designed to bring a contemporary twist to the traditional country-house look, with panel-effect wallpaper and brightly upholstered seating. A tree complete with festive red and white decorations sets the scene for Christmas.


    Wallpaper

    Koziel


    Christmas tree

    Balsam Hill

  • Opulent red Christmas living room

    Opulent red Christmas living room

    Bring a relaxed, contemporary style to a traditional living room. In this elegant room, the intricate patterned soft furnishings have warming touches of crimson and cherry alongside uplifting accents of blue. The theme is continued with shimmering red, white and blue Christmas tree decorations. This beautiful mix of pattern and colour lends an inviting air to this festive decorating scheme.

    Curtain fabric
    Baker’s Indienne by GP&J Baker at Kingdom Fabrics

    Wyatt sofa
    Zoffany

  • Traditional Christmas living room with open fire

    Traditional Christmas living room with open fire

    Create a beautiful Christmas living room that’s filled with festive charm. This country home has an open fireplace and fresh pine branches, holly and candles decorate the mantelpiece. A Christmas colour scheme of traditional red, white and green decorations, including candles, baubles, ribbons and a rich red check tablecloth, lends an inviting look that’s perfect for get-togethers by the fire.

    Similar red tablecloth
    John Lewis

    Similar garland
    Balsam Hill

  • Soft grey living room with woodburning stove

    Soft grey living room with woodburning stove

    For a warming glow in the living room, consider installing a woodburning stove so that you can cosy up on a winter’s day. This restful living room scheme includes walls decorated in dove grey along with blush pink and gold Christmas decorations and candlesticks. A low-level storage unit creates an extra place to display vintage style accessories.

    Similar woodburner
    Charnwood

  • Pretty grey living room with Christmas tree

    Pretty grey living room with Christmas tree

    Go for a pretty Scandi look in the living room with soft grey walls and pretty white shutters as the backdrop. This cosy living room has been dressed for Christmas, with the tree positioned in the bay window, and decorations in pink, silver and gold. A sleek white gloss tv and storage unit keeps the space clear of clutter.

    Similar storage unit
    Dwell

  • Snug woodland theme Christmas living room

    Snug woodland theme Christmas living room

    For a snug Christmas living room go for a woodland theme. It’s all about the texture on the walls, floor and accessories. This wallpaper has a fake bark texture that makes this neutral room feel extra cosy, while an industrial-style table will add a tougher twist.

    Tree bark wallpaper
    Clarke & Clarke

    Sofa
    Ikea

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