50 Living Room Decorating Ideas

Since the living room is where family members come together to enjoy each other’s company at the end of a long day, where guests are invited and where shared activities take place, the interior décor has to be just right here. It’s not just a matter of personal preferences as the living room design has to focus on much more than that.

This type of floor is suitable for traditional interior decors

It’s important for a living room to be inviting and in order to reach that goal you should focus on comfort. The furniture you pick has to be practical and comfortable so pay attention to scale, material, texture, color and everything else before you choose a piece.

The rug is a key accent piece in most living rooms
Try to alternate different types of seats for diversity
An open floor plan gives you more freedom in terms of interior design
A small living room shouldn’t have lots of furniture
Try to use the architecture and layout in your favor
Most often there is just one focal point in the living room
There are several ways in which you can introduce color into a décor
Opt for large windows if your living room has beautiful views
Large windows also let in plenty of natural light
A colorful sofa can be a wonderful focal point in a minimalist décor

It’s usually safe to opt for a neutral color palette. That’s because the living room is a space both you, your family members and your guests have to enjoy. Not everyone likes the same shades so it’s safe to stick with neutrals and to avoid radical shades like neons or really bright tones.

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Use earthy and natural colors for a comfortable atmosphere
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Artwork doesn’t necessarily have to be displayed in the traditional way
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An all-white interior décor can be very refreshing and soothing
The coffee table is a must-have accent piece in any living room
Skylights are a wonderful and very beautiful alternative for regular windows
Play with textures and patterns for a balanced interior décor
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A black and white striped rug is always a beautiful accent piece
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Personalize your living room with the help of wall decorations and accent features

A balanced décor is always comfortable and inviting. This includes a lot of elements and features such as the color of the walls, the type of flooring, the furniture and its size, shape and material, the presence or absence of an area rug or carpet, the type of lighting fixture, etc.

A very elegant living room a round sitting area in the center
The views can become part of the interior décor if you want
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The fireplace makes a room feel more inviting and cozy
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Bring the outdoors in and let the landscape complement your décor
A minimalist and casual living room with a neutral color palette
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The ceiling is an important part of the design but often neglected
A single colorful accent piece is always eye-catching
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Let nature and the landscape become a part of your home’s interior design
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Choose the orientation carefully and take advantage of the views
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The views, in this case, create a wonderful background image

Large windows make a living room seem more spacious and airy. They let natural light in which is important during the day and they offer panoramic views which can be admired any time. But large windows are rarely appealing without curtains so add this element to the list as well.

Wood always adds warmth into a space and it makes it feel comfortable
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Play with contrasts of color to create an eye-catching combination
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The pendant light stands out beautifully in this elegant living room
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The shape of the staircase is reflected in the design of the floor lamp
In a living room with high ceilings you can opt for a large chandelier
A modern and elegant living room with a touch of traditional
A symmetrical interior décor and layout can also be a nice option
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The simple lines and materials make this décor look austere
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A wooden ceiling can beautifully complement a bright interior design
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A glass coffee table is a wonderful choice for a small living room
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You can use bold colors and vibrant shades for a dynamic atmosphere

An ideal living room has enough storage without seeming cramped, comfortable furniture everyone enjoys, eye-catching accessories and focal points such as fireplaces or artwork and just the right amount of natural and artificial light. These elements can be adapted various situations.

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You can always introduce color through an accent wall
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The open shelves give this room a casual look
A black and white living room with clean and simple lines
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A very nice balance of color and pattern in a rather small space
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Curtains or blinds are another great accent feature for the décor
It’s common for the sitting area and dining area to share the same space
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Accent pillows are also almost always found in living rooms
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A nice combination of rustic and modern elements
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Evenly distribute the wall-mounted accessories throughout the room
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Bright colors work nicely in small living rooms
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A minimalist living room with an open and airy interior décor

And different styles come with their own characteristics. For example, a rustic living room includes a lot of wood while a modern or a contemporary one is really simple and bright. Find your own style and let the living room be a reflection of that.