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.

  • 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

  • Traditional living room with small green sofa

    Traditional living room with small green sofa

    Choose beautifully proportioned, classic pieces for a compact living room. In this traditional home, an upholstered two-seater sofa is teamed with plump cushions for comfortable seating. Paintings add interest to neutral walls and a vintage wooden chest combines storage with a place to display coffee table books.

    Similar small sofa
    Multiyork

    Similar vintage chest
    Etsy

  • Cosy living room corner with traditional fireplace

    Cosy living room corner with traditional fireplace

    Create a cosy reading corner in the living room beside the fireplace. Here classic Ercol pebble tables add retro style alongside a grey upholstered armchair. Built-in shelves make the most of alcove space to store and display favourite books and records.

    Similar nest of tables
    Ercol at Etsy

    Similar chair
    Made

  • Grey living room with shabby chic furniture

    Grey living room with shabby chic furniture

    Choose a simple, neutral colour scheme to decorate a compact living room. Here pale grey walls are the backdrop to a traditional sofa, dressed with cushions in a mix of pretty designs. The footstool covered in vintage fabric and an upholstered chair give this room shabby chic style.

    Similar sofa
    Loaf at John Lewis

    Similar footstool
    Not on the High Street

  • Traditional living room with pretty windowseat

    Traditional living room with pretty windowseat

    Create an inviting seating area with a pretty upholstered armchair and cushions. This beautiful sitting room, with its large sash window and panelling, is furnished with rich wood antique furniture, smart table lamps and also has a charming windowseat.

    Armchair fabric
    Birdie Fortescue

    Similar rug
    Farnham Antique Carpets

  • Classic green living room with vaulted ceiling

    Classic green living room with vaulted ceiling

    Create a comfortable yet stylish living space with a mix of your favourite pieces. This living room is filled with an artful combination of French antiques, contemporary works and painted furniture.

    Paint
    Ball Green estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball at Homebase

  • Traditional living room with pale green sofa

    Traditional living room with pale green sofa

    Opt for a restful palette of neutrals and pale green for a timeless living space. Here neutral walls form the backdrop to beautiful wooden bureau and pale green sofa, and do not distract from the room’s original features such as the sash window.

    Similar sofa
    Sofa Workshop
     

  • Elegant living room with decorative Chinese panels

    Elegant living room with decorative Chinese panels

    Create symmetry in a traditional living room by arranging key pieces around a focal point. Here the French windows are flanked by two half-moon console tables, with a pair of upholstered armchairs adding balance to the scheme. Two decorative Chinese panels, sourced from a Paris fleamarket, complement the garden view.

    Similar upholstered chair
    La Maison Chic

    Jazz 612 rug
    Gideon Hatch

  • Understated living room with geometric Roman blind

    Understated living room with geometric Roman blind

    Make a feature window the focal point of the living room. This beautiful sash window has been dressed with a contemporary pink Roman blind. The linen-covered daybed and a white pendant light frame the window and create a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the garden view.

    Roman blind fabric
    Mera at Imogen Heath

    Daybed
    Love your Home at Not on the High Street

  • Turquoise Chesterfield sofa in neutral living room

    Turquoise Chesterfield sofa in neutral living room

    Team a classic sofa such as a Chesterfield with a vibrant modern fabric for a look that works beautifully in a period home. This turquoise velvet makes a statement in this pale grey living room, alongside mid-century G-Plan side table, which has been upcycled with white paint.

    Chesterfield sofa
    Distinctive Chesterfields

    Similar vintage tables
    Etsy

  • Blue light-filled living room with centrepiece fireplace

    Blue light-filled living room with centrepiece fireplace

    Use blue to bring a living room to life. This design features cornflower blue walls and aqua accessories, including cushions, vases and lanterns. The beautiful fireplace features Art Deco tiles and a cast-iron grate with oak surround. Bring the whole scheme together with a deep-pile rug in on-trend grey.

    Wall paint
    Dulux Steel Symphony at B&Q

    Chair
    Ikea

  • Traditional living room with Oriental cabinet

    Traditional living room with Oriental chest of drawers

    Add an exotic touch to your living room storage with an Oriental-inspired cabinet. To complete the antique feel, repurpose an old-fashioned trunk or suitcase as a coffee table. The furniture takes centre stage here, with a backdrop of the natural tones of the wooden flooring, and cream walls and rug.

    Similar cabinet
    Etsy

    Similar Trunk Coffee Table
    Woodpecker Interiors

  • Use patterned wallpaper to add style and colour

    Use patterned wallpaper to add style and colour

    Add impact to your room by introducing a patterned wallpaper, whether you want to decorate a feature wall, an alcove or an entire room. Before you buy, order a sample of your paper to test it out in your chosen room – just like paints, wallpaper colour can vary in different lights. Calculate how many rolls you’ll need before buying, allowing for a little extra in case of mishaps.

    Similar sofa
    Sofa.com

  • Traditional living room with dolls house

    Traditional living room with dolls house

    Create a blank canvas for quirky finds with a pale walls and wood flooring. This traditional style living room has been given personality with an assortment of vintage finds set around a time-honoured fireplace. An all-white dolls house, pretty display china and a ditsy floral shade are tied together with Eau-du-nil tones while mounted a printers tray cements the vintage vibe.

    Wooden starNot On The High Street

    Similar armchairLaura Ashley

  • Navy blue living room with photo wall and floor lamp

    Navy blue living room with photo wall and floor lamp

    Dark blue walls create an intimate and cosy space in this living room. A display of photos with various frames helps to break up the block colour while a modern modular sofa offsets the strong colour and keeps the room up-to-date. Two burnt orange cushions add a fun pop of zingy colour.

    Similar sofaSofa.com

    Wall paint Railings Estate emulsion at Farrow & Ball

  • Compact living room with retro mirror gallery

    Compact living room with retro mirror gallery

    Use a retro mirror gallery to make a living room feel special. Here, underneath a feature wall of scrolling damask wallpaper, a stylish grey sofa is home to a row of scatter cushions in old-fashioned florals, modern paisleys and plush velvets. Hits of mustard yellow highlight the burnished gold and brass finishes of mirror frames and chandelier.

    Wallpaper
    Laura Ashley

    Similar sofa
    Sofa.com

  • Navy blue sitting room with stone fire surround

    Navy blue living room with stone fire surround

    Original features and sophisticated artefacts shine out against a dark navy backdrop in this Edwardian-style living room, creating a cosy gentlemen’s club ambience. Two-toned parquet flooring complements the strong shade of blue, while a well loved leather armchair only adds to the charm.

    Walls paint
    Railings at Farrow & Ball


    Antique leather armchair
    Lots Road Auctions

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