Porthleven:  Living room by LEIVARS

24 thought-provoking living room ideas for your home

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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Living rooms can really make or break your home as, more often than not, they're the hub of the home and where you spend most of your free time.

Interior designers would have you believe that creating the perfect balance of relaxation, usability and fun is something of a dark art. They might be right, but we think that by showing you some of the most incredible home furnishing designs that we've found, you will have everything you need to flex your creative muscles.

Take a look at these wonderfully inspiring styles and see if anything fires up your imagination!

1. Statement pieces of furniture will transform a living room

2. Your windows can become a main feature, if you accessorise them as well as the rest of the room

3. Going heavy on the patterns will make a really eye-catching statement

4. Pared back designs are great for adult-only living rooms

Long Crendon:  Living room by MailenDesign

5. Don't think us Brits are boring! Bright furniture will look great in your living room

Living Room:  Living room by deDraft Ltd

6. Modern colours will really highlight period features in a British living room

Madhuri Print collection AW14:  Living room by Designers Guild

7. Oversized furniture creates such a cosy vibe

8. Parquet flooring will add a truly British touch to your living room

9. Making your sofa the focal point will create a snuggly living room

Living Room:  Living room by CATO creative

10. A woodburner or open fire makes for a winter-friendly living room

11. Ultra contemporary styling looks so chic. Perfect for a bachelor pad!

12. Coastal homes will look great with a beach theme, like this living room

13. Traditionally styled furniture in daring colours are so modern

Wimbledon:  Living room by LEIVARS

14. Scandinavian vibes are ideal for a living room. Look at all that wood!

15. Classic and understated neutral designs are great for those of us with a stiff upper lip

16. British homes will accept a retro-inspired living room with ease

Минимализм:  Living room by Interiorbox

17. You don't need a New York loft apartment to tap into the look

18. We're known for being eccentric, so why not make your living room reflect that?

19. Sociably laid-out living rooms are perfect for close families

20. You don't need a big living room to create a stylish, nautical feel

Porthleven:  Living room by LEIVARS

21. Heavy fabrics and traditional patterns really work in British living rooms

22. Country homes can make natural walls a real feature, especially when contrasted with a squidgy sofa

23. Don't be afraid to create a 'shoes off' living room space. That's what we're best at!

Light and bright!:  Living room by CC Construction

24. Highlight period features, such as fireplaces, with contemporary flooring and luxe sofas

 Living room by homify

Chevron laid Ash Grey Flooring


Let's move from the living room, with this kitchen inspired Ideabook: 27 Tricks To Guarantee A Dazzling White Kitchen.

How will you create a beautifully British living room?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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