The white upholstery and walls in this double-height living rooms are softened with raw wood furniture and plenty of natural light Black-and-white beams are earthed by the Chesterfield sofas, cow-hide rug and statement lighting in this sitting area Soft lighting makes the sitting room in this huge open-plan space feel cosy The sofas in this family living room convert to sofa beds for guests and movie nights A red velvet armchair and matching footstool brings this living room bang up to date, while an Oriental rug and bold walls prints provide extra character Maximise the feeling of space in a small living room with a glass coffee table. Patterned curtains add personality We wish we could see the rest of this chic living room! Family photos, fresh flowers and muted tones combine to create a scheme that’s fresh and fabulous Wicker ain’t just for outdoors! Here, tonal upholstery and accessories create a formal setting This living room may be on the smaller scale, but feature artwork, a patterned rug and the chocolate brown leather armchair give it bags of character Crisp white upholstery and royal blue cushions team with wooden floors and furniture to create a scheme that’s understated yet chic Invest in a few pieces of statement artwork for your living room walls Bring the outdoors in with plants and flowers Symmetry works beautifully in this formal sitting room. A mirrored coffee table means the flow isn’t interrupted A few coats of taupe paint and you’ve got the perfect backdrop for bold blinds and accessories A French armoire, a vintage poster and sofas that are design classics in themselves, this living room ticks all our boxes A sunken living room with a place for everything, and everything in its place. Instead of a TV unit, small tables feature, with vintage touches galore Cosy up marble floors with texture. Here, the plush rug, throw and sofa do just that This narrow living room is made to work with a streamlined sofa and a footstool that doubles as a coffee table This beautifully styled living room would make you the envy of your guests! Harmonious shades combine to create a feeling of luxe living You don’t need to fill every wall and corner to make a living room feel homely. Here, a trunk of toys, pastel cushions and earthy accessories centre the scheme Bold artwork brings a shot of colour to the neutral living room in this black-and-white home Open-plan living at its best. Rugs and lighting are used to cleverly define the dining and living zones A family living room at its best – plenty of seating, couches that were made for putting your feet up, no shortage of natural light and a vase of fresh flowers for luck! This living room manages to achieve the delicate balance between calm contemporary. We live the feature staircase! Amazing sea views provide the palette for this richly coloured living room Vintage luggage adds a touch of nostalgia to this scheme, while floor-to-ceiling mirrors reflect light around the space
Whether you’re looking to decorate (or redecorate) a formal sitting room for reading and entertaining guests, or a relaxed family zone that’ll be the setting for movies, bowls of popcorn and games of Monopoly, our living room gallery is bound to have a scheme that’ll take pride of place in your scrapbook. We spent ages pouring over the most stylish reader’s homes to have featured in past issues of our magazine to handpick our favourite living rooms. Enjoy!
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