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.

  • Contemporary living room | Living room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Contemporary living room

    Mirrored alcoves on either side of a classic Chesney fireplace create a pleasing sense of symmetry and space in this elegant living room. The symmetry is continued in the matching wooden sidetables with lamps and framed photos, and smart padded footstools. A coffee table leads the eye to the fireplace. The stylish sofas are by Helen Green Design.


    Paint and Paper Library

    Sofas, tables
    Helen Green Design

  • Glamorous metallic living room | Living rooms | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Glamorous metallic living room

    Silver patterned wallpaper adds a touch of shimmer to this luxurious living room, and is complemented with warm cream furniture and golden accessories. The dark-wood bookshelf adds definition to the neutral colour palette as well as bringing life to the corner of the scheme. Mix-and-match striped cushions are a great way to liven up a sofa.


    Furniture, curtains and lamp


  • Classic living room | Image |

    Classic living room

    The red trim of these Theydon Gallery curtains inspired the feature wall, which adds character to an otherwise neutral palette. With such a low ceiling, low-backed deep sofas are a good choice and wine-coloured cushions add contrast while tying in with the scheme. The unimposing Perspex coffee table is from Muji.

    Coffee tableMuji


    Theydon Gallery

  • Striped and patterned living room | Living room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Striped and patterned living room

    This simply-furnished sitting room features warm tones and a mix of pattern, stripes and checks. A comfortable red sofa from George Smith and a polished dark wood coffee table on a bright rug make a welcoming area for relaxing.

    George Smith

  • Classic living room reading area | Living room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Houseotohome

    Classic living room reading area

    Zimmer & Rohde floral designs on cotton and linen give warmth and colour to this classic Simonburn chair from Hepple. Built-in bookshelves painted a subtle grey, shaggy porcelain lights and a Twentytwentyone stool create a welcoming and stylish reading area.


    Chair fabric
    Zimmer & Rohde

    Seat cushion fabric
    Anna French



  • Fancy florals living room | Living rooms | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Fancy florals living room

    Pretty classic-style pieces and restful shades of sage, taupe and chalky white create a traditional feel in this living room. Natural flooring introduces a country touch, while vintage-style accessories add decorative detail to the fireplace. Teak and walnut tones add depth to the scheme.





    The Alternative Flooring Company

    Sofa and rug

    Laura Ashley


    John Lewis

  • Traditional living room | Living room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Traditional living room

    An Elverdon plaid sofa in pinks and browns is warm and inviting in this traditional living room. Add cushions in different designs by Eleanor Pritchard, a Susannah Hunter leather screen and a Zebra lampshade with twisted stand from Neisha Crosland to complete the look.

    George Smith


    Leather screen
    Susannah Hunter

    Eleanor Pritchard

    Lampshade, stand
    Neisha Crosland

  • Modern and vintage-style living room | Living room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Modern and vintage-style living room

    A contemporary armoire in this living room, lined with Grasscloth wallpaper from Altfied, helps to frame the space and draws the eye towards the Valerie Wade Art Deco mirror and classic fireplace. The leather coffee table from Louise Bradley adds a modern twist.

    Coffee tableLouise Bradley

    Armoire fabricAltfield

    MirrorValerie Wade

  • Traditional living room | Living room design | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Traditional living room

    This living room is a relaxed interior with neutral flooring and walls, plus a feature French antique mirror. This provides the perfect backdrop to display patchwork upholstery from Brocante Fabrics. Alcove bookshelves add to the traditional look.

    FabricsBrocante Fabrics

  • Living room with fireplace | Living room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Living room with fireplace

    Favourite ornaments displayed on a subtly-painted mantelpiece and comfortable seating grouped around a roaring fire makes a cosy, inviting area to relax in. Show off your china collection on built-in alcove shelving. Delicate linen upholstery on the armchairs is offset by a bold leopard print throw on the sofa.

    FabricsBrocante Fabrics

  • Antique-filled living room | Living room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Antique-filled living room

    A beautifully-decorated George II lacquered cabinet, with tassles from Nina Campbell, takes pride of place between two antique armchairs, below a pair of portraits. This smorgasbord of styles, patterns and textures lends the room a rich, tapestry-like quality, full of history and interest.

    Tassle on cabinetNina Campbell

  • Living room with floor-to-ceiling storage | Storage solutions | Living room designs | Image | Housetohome

    Living room with floor-to-ceiling storage

    Floor-to-ceiling storage, comfy chairs, a small side table and floor lamp create a decicated area for relaxed reading in this living room.

    Similar chairs

  • Gothic living room | Living room design | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Gothic living room

    This Gothic-style living room, with its rough wooden panelling and dark antique furniture, is given a dramatic look with armchairs covered in richly-patterned Zoffany fabric and red accessories. Sisal flooring adds a modern twist, while keeping the rustic feel. A plaid cushion from The Isle Mill adds contrast to the floral fabric of the chairs.


    Pimpernel & Partners (020) 7731 2448

    I & JLBrown

    Glass bowl
    Marston & Langinger

    Chair fabric

    The Isle Mill

  • Living room fireplace | Living room design | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Living room fireplace

    Create a relaxing yet sophisticated fireplace seating area using Andrew Martin dark wood chairs and a table, together with neutral shades for walls and flooring. Subtle colour can be provided with candles, plants and a lambswool throw from Atelier.

    Chairs, side tableAndrew Martin

    Painting by Daisy CookNorthcote Gallery

    Amber vaseValerie Wade

    Lambswool throwAtelier

  • Cottage living room | Living room furntiure | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Cottage living room

    Pale walls and a built-in bookcase make the most of space in this cottage living room. A dark green squashy sofa and cushions, a wooden coffee table and flooring add warmth. Fresh flowers and candles fill the air with scent.

    CandlesTrue Grace

  • Formal living room | Living room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Formal living room

    It’s only natural that the fireplace should take centre stage in a traditional living room and this Robert Adam-style marble fireplace from The Fireplace Centre is worthy of attention. Gold-coloured frames, sconces and ornaments add a bit of sparkle to the neutral colour scheme.


    The Fireplace Centre 02476 711032

  • Mellow yellow living room | Living rooms | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Mellow yellow living room

    The secret to mixing a variety of different patterns is to use a single colour that will draw the scheme together. In this living room, a palette of fresh lemon yellow gives the space a sunny spring-like feel, while the deeper ochre colour of the walls acts as a backdrop. A sleek coffee table lends a modern touch to an otherwise traditional room and the whole look is set against a neutral floor covering.

    Coffee table


    Farrow & Ball


    George Smith

  • Traditional living room | Living room design | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Traditional living room

    The fireplace with its decorative tiles is turned into a focal point by displaying favourite objects and a Designers Guild mirror and grouping furniture around it. The TV is tucked into a window bay but can be viewed from the sofa. Floral walls and a decorative cupboard in muted shades set off the purple velvet sofa, footstool and cushions.

    Sofa Workshop

    Nicolas Haslam

    George Smith

    Cath Kidston

  • Living room lighting | Living room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Living room lighting

    A comfortable button-back armchair from Graham and Green and soft lighting creates the perfect reading corner in a living room. Here, a shimmery metallic shade from Liberty with a stylised pattern updates the classic drum on a standard lamp, while the tripod stand makes a dramatic base. Set against a plain backdrop the lamp creates a decorative focal point in a simply furnished room.

    LampJocelyn Warner at Liberty

    Graham & Green

    Similar drawers
    Castle Gibson

    John Lewis

    Nicole Farhi

  • Duck egg living room | Living rooms | Living room ideas | Image | Housetohome

    Duck egg living room

    Blend a mix of duck egg and taupe in your living room for a look that’s restful and easy to live with. A luxe floral print at the window is mixed with cushions in a modern grid fabric to keep the look from being too feminine. A starburst mirror and shiny accessories provide contemporary glamour. Love this shade? Then check out our duck egg living room ideas gallery.





    John Lewis



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