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.

  • Living room with portraits and festive pine cone swag

    Living room with portraits and festive pine cone swag

    Set up a Christmas display in the living room. Comfortable armchairs positioned next to a candlelit side table offer a cosy spot where guests can relax. Traditional sugared fruits and nuts are not only delightful to eat but look beautiful presented in vintage-style bowls. The portraits have the feel of a Dickensian Christmas and are made festive with delicate white garlands. Pine cones and fairy lights bring additional sparkle around the windows.

    Similar armchair
    Laura Ashley

  • Christmas mantelpiece with pale blue wallpaper and decorations

    Christmas mantelpiece with pale blue wallpaper and decorations

    A delicate palette of greys, blues and cranberry is a contemporary take on classic seasonal colours and creates a stylish yet understated Christmas scene. A festive wreath adorned with winter berries and foliage takes pride of place along a mantel. Hints of silver add to the shimmer and shine, while blue accessories further emphasise the background.


    Candle holders

    The White Company

  • Living room corner with gold-theme Christmas tree

    Living room corner with gold-theme Christmas tree

    Mix super-size gold, white and rose pink decorations for a super-luxe Christmas tree. In this cosy living room corner, the tree has been dressed for Christmas in a gorgeous gold theme, with a mix of new and natural decorations, including dried hydrangea heads sprayed gold to add wow to the tree. Gold wallpaper and an antique brass-finish console complete this luxe look.

    Console table
    Atkin and Thyme

    Decorations, giftwrap and ribbon
    By Sainsbury’s

  • Gold traditional living room with Christmas tree

    Gold traditional living room with Christmas tree

    Use gold on the walls in your living room and it’ll feel warm and cosy but look super-chic at the same time. Here pearl-grey upholstery and flooring, with creamy white woodwork work beautifully with the gold, while soft pink decorations bring the scheme to life.

    Wallpaper
    Alchemy by Osborne & Little at John Lewis

    Sofa
    Multiyork

  • Modern green and red living room with Christmas candle display

    Modern green and red living room with Christmas candle display

    Update a red and green living room scheme for Christmas with a mix of traditional and contemporary decorations. A fir tree decked with classic red and gold baubles sits happily alongside on-trend accessories in rose gold – also a great colour for gift wrap. Arrange candles in front of a mirror for double the glow.

    Similar paint
    Farrow & Ball at Homebase

    Similar chair
    Swoon Editions

  • Traditional neutral living room with double aspect layout

    Traditional neutral living room with double aspect layout

    Evoke easy elegance in a large living room with a wealth of comfortable period furniture. The vast space has plenty of room for large opulent pieces like the twin silk damask armchairs, ornate mirror and decorative lighting, which together create an inviting room full of relaxed British charm. Positioning a large classic Christmas tree in the centre of this traditional double aspect room means you can enjoy the festive fir wherever you choose to sit.


    Similar chair

    Swoon Editions

    Similar lighting
    Laura Ashley

  • Cosy panelled living room with snow-sprinkled Christmas tree

    Cosy panelled living room with snow-sprinkled Christmas tree

    Bring a bit of Narnian magic to your festive living room scheme by sprinkling your Christmas tree with faux snow. The combination of green and white makes a beautiful backdrop for delicate glass baubles – tie them on with ribbons for extra vintage appeal. Complete the scheme with a scattering of tealights and a copper bowl filled with flowers in seasonal hues.

    Similar sofa
    John Lewis

    Similar velvet cushions
    Oka

  • Festive mantelpiece with gold accents and foliage

    Festive mantelpiece with gold accents and foliage

    Create a fabulous festive display in the living room with foliage, candles and metallic accessories. Accents of burnished gold and nut brown highlighted by flickering candlelight are an ideal choice for bringing earth and elegance to Christmas celebrations. A circular mirror multiples the candlelight, while the colours along the mantel have been echoed elsewhere to create a unified look.

    Similar lanterns
    Summerill and Bishop

    Similar tealights
    Not on the High Street

  • Traditional living room with gold christmas decorations

    Traditional living room with gold christmas decorations

    Give a neutral living room a burst of sparkle with gold accessories and shimmering fabrics. A charcoal velvet sofa is festooned with silk cushions in formal patterns, contrasting with a stripped down Queen-Anne style wing-back chair. A shining floor lamp and brass candlelit lanterns draw on the same gold, black and white palette of the Christmas tree decorations, giving the room a harmonious look. For a statement centrepiece, pile up vintage glass balls in an ornate dish and add a soft neutral rug underfoot to calm and contain the disparate designs.

    Similar Christmas tree
    B&Q

  • Festive living room with hits of aqua blue

    Festive living room with hits of aqua blue

    Place a sofa and coffee table around your living room fireplace for a traditional cosy arrangement. In this festive space a monochromatic graphic pattern on the central rug and cushions adds a sense of movement in its repeating swirls. Electric blue accents complement the grey tone of the sofas while contrasting with it perfectly.

    Similar sofa
    Sofa.com

    Similar cushions
    Laura Ashley

  • Modern living room with peacock blue and metallic scheme

    Modern living room with peacock blue and metallic scheme

    Go glam with indigo, teal and metallics for a ritzy Christmas. A luxe look has been created with deco-inspired deep blue wallpaper with a dazzling fan motif detail teamed with plush velvet upholstery and opulent finishes in walnut and gold. On the living room wall a gold metal geometric large mirror looks more like a piece of modern wall art. In the corner the a co-ordinating tree decorated in aqua, blue and gold fits the scheme perfectly.

    Similar mirror
    Graham & Green

    Similar wallpaperWallpaper Direct

  • Living room with twinkling fairy lights and candle flame

    Living room with twinkling fairy lights and candle flame

    Atmospheric lighting makes all the difference to the ambience of a living room. Here, fairy lights have been strung over a twig tree in a large planter to eye-catching effect and entwined with faux garlands to decorate a sideboard. Both are complemented by the flickering candlelight in the foreground and a candle wreath hung low over the dining table.

    Similar sofa
    John Lewis

    Similar fairy lights
    Not on the High Street

  • Cosy living room corner with library wallpaper

    Cosy living room corner with library wallpaper

    Create a cosy reading nook with a library-themed wallpaper. This beautiful living room spot has been decorated with library wallpaper on one feature wall as the perfect backdrop to a button-backed armchair upholstered in a smart charcoal grey velvet. Add a stylish cushion to complete the look.

    Similar library wallpaper
    Wallpaper Direct

    Similar chair
    Made

  • White living room with deep blue bookcases

    White living room with deep blue bookcases

    Make your library a colourful retreat from the world. Bookcases painted in a midnight blue line these living room walls, and are filled with a large collection of books for the cosy feel of a library. The sofa and armchairs are covered in a denim fabric, with navajo-print cushions for an eclectic look.

    Bookcase paint
    Drawing Room Blue emulsion by Farrow & Ball at Homebase

    Denim fabric
    C&H Fabrics

  • Classic white living room with neutral soft furnishings

    Classic white living room with neutral soft furnishings

    Enhance the light in a traditional living room to create a bright and welcoming space. The huge windows are dressed with simple curtains, while the fireplace has a large overmantel mirror reflecting the view from the bay opposite. A glass coffee table allows light to flow through the room, while neutral soft furnishings add comfort.

    Similar leather sofa
    Multiyork

    Similar coffee table
    John Lewis

  • Classic green living room with tall bookcase

    Classic green living room with tall bookcase

    For an elegant family living room, keep favourite books and family mementoes on show, but in neat order, by presenting them interspersed with ornaments on a stylish open bookcase. Here the pale green is a restful choice for the walls, and floor-to-ceiling curtains are combined with a fine fabric roller blind for a beautiful window treatment.

    Ashmolean shelves
    Oka

    Bluebell sofa
    Sofa.com

  • Elegant green living room with traditional fireplace

    Elegant green living room with traditional fireplace

    Choose an aqua green paint on the walls as a gentle base for your a family living room scheme. Here a painted cabinet in a painted finish cleverly disguises the television when it’s not in use. Soft, snug wool upholstery in neutral and grey tones on deep sofas and armchairs makes this room feel inviting.

    Bluebell sofa
    Sofa.com

    Paint
    Duck Egg flat emulsion by Zoffany at Designer Paint

  • Traditional ivory and yellow living room

    Traditional ivory and yellow living room

    Be inspired by this bright and elegant family living room. For a contemporary space, opt for a durable, not too pale sofa fabric and finely patterned washable wallpaper that will deflect wear and tear. Sisal flooring is a good choice for busy family rooms, too.

    Wallpaper
    Libretto by Casamance at Jane Clayton

  • Classic white living room with leather trunk

    Classic white living room with leather trunk

    Decorate your living room in a timeless off-white and choose key pieces of furniture to add character. The design of this living room is inspired by the American south with wooden spool armchairs and a trunk, used as a coffee table, in vintage-style leather. Vibrant cushions and a butterfly print above the fireplace add touches of colour.

    Houston trunk
    Feather & Black

    Cameron chair
    Bungalow Classic

  • Classic living room with alcove bookcases

    Classic living room with alcove bookcases

    Create symmetry in your living room with carefully chosen furniture. Here bookshelves fit the alcoves either side of the fireplace, and offer a place to display antique books and decorative pieces. In this room the lighting is also perfectly aligned with the mirror and coffee tables.

    Similar bookcases
    Oka

    Bespoke silk rug
    Sinclair Till

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