26 gorgeous ways you could decorate your living room

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We don't think there's any such thing as too much inspiration, especially when it comes to your most lived in rooms. That's why we've found some of the most fantastic living rooms to show you! If you're already thinking about having a revamp, don't call in the interior design team until you've seen these examples and if you think you're happy with your space, prepare to second guess that.

From simple and sweet through to all out luxury, we've found a living room for everyone, so get comfy on your (current) sofa and let's take a look!

1. A few pops of colour really lift a neutral sofa and make a rug easy to integrate

2. Large statement items will help to break up an understated feel. We love these oversized table lamps!

Stylish Yet Comfortable Sitting Room:  Living room by Hen & Crask Edinburgh
Hen & Crask Edinburgh

Stylish Yet Comfortable Sitting Room

Hen & Crask Edinburgh

3. If you're going to try an open plan theme, let this perfectly coordinated colour scheme be your inspiration

4. Funky shapes and unusual materials have a huge impact on your cosiest space. All the metal in here is such a contrast with the soft sofa

Living room Interior Design:  Living room by Lena Lobiv Interior Design
Lena Lobiv Interior Design

Living room Interior Design

Lena Lobiv Interior Design

5. You don't have to go overboard with furniture to make a big impact, especially if you have a great view and a big window

6. A little bit of tradition never hurt anyone. These chintz patterns look wonderful with the period fireplace

7. If you don't want to embrace a full living room feel, think about something more minimalist, like a single armchair

8. A rich mix of retro and modern styling will always create an eye-catching juxtaposition. This Chesterfield sofa works so well with modern art

9. Comfort doesn't always have to be king. If aesthetics are more important go all out, like this scheme has!

Living Room Casa Vary:  Living room by Househam Henderson
Househam Henderson

Living Room Casa Vary

Househam Henderson

10. If you have super high ceilings, flaunt them! What a way to make an impression in your living room and you could afford to go really over the top with your furniture

Adorable Luxury Fireplace Lounge :  Living room by IONS DESIGN

Adorable Luxury Fireplace Lounge


11. A striking sofa makes the perfect centrepiece for an amazing living room. A splash of colour never hurts either!

Flat in the City 02:  Living room by YAM Studios
YAM Studios

Flat in the City 02

YAM Studios

12. ​Don't just consider sofas and armchairs when it comes to living room seating. Window nooks are perfect for bookworms!

Drawing Room:  Living room by Studio Hooton
Studio Hooton

Drawing Room

Studio Hooton

13. A television isn't a necessary focal point so if you have something better to look at, arrange your seating around it

Bay Window Extension with Stunning views to Garden:  Living room by ArchitectureLIVE

Bay Window Extension with Stunning views to Garden


14. Don't feel like you have to embrace ultra modern styling. If you love super cosy living rooms, squidgy sofas, throw rugs and pretty lighting are perfect for you!

French Shabby Chic Living Room:  Living room by Katie Malik Interiors
Katie Malik Interiors

French Shabby Chic Living Room

Katie Malik Interiors

15. Use colour in unexpected ways to set your living room apart. We love this wall art, which matches the rug and sofa cushions perfectly

Interior Design & Architecture  by IONS DESIGN Dubai,UAE:  Living room by IONS DESIGN

Interior Design & Architecture by IONS DESIGN Dubai,UAE


16. Who doesn't love a room that won't be dictated to? Fairly neutral for the most part, we love the use of patterns and colours here, which really change the room's look and feel

Living Room :  Living room by Perfect Stays
Perfect Stays

Living Room

Perfect Stays

17. Simpler can sometimes be better. This pared back set up looks great, welcoming and comfortable. What more could you want?

Vinegar Hill Apartment:  Living room by General Assembly
General Assembly

Vinegar Hill Apartment

General Assembly

18. Don't forget to give your living room floor some consideration. If you can be swayed, parquet is the perfect choice. Elegant and stunning!

19. This contemporary rustic living room feels calm, cool and has us seriously considering more pastels for our home

 House No. 7:  Living room by Denizen Works
Denizen Works

House No. 7

Denizen Works

20. For a sociable home, we love layouts that seem to encourage conversation and interaction. This corner sofa hits the nail on the head!

21. When all around you is grey, choose a bright colour to make your most treasured items stand out. This bright red sofa is working wonders

22. Traditional homes can make any colour work but old fashioned hues, like this bluebell blue, look incredible

Georgian Drawing Room:  Living room by Etons of Bath
Etons of Bath

Georgian Drawing Room

Etons of Bath

23. Can you ever have too much of a good thing? Not when it's beautiful colours and patterns working together to create a homely vibe

The Pureycust, Townhouses, York city:  Living room by Peter Silk
Peter Silk

The Pureycust, Townhouses, York city

Peter Silk

24. Modern homes don't have to miss out on comfort as this delightful set up, complete with hide rug, proves

25. You wouldn't need to go overboard with the décor in this space as the glass walls give you all the colour and excitement you need!

26. We love spaces that mix it up when it comes to furniture styles so this is a real favourite. Modern, antique and classic all together!

Cliff Dwelling:  Living room by Specht Architects
Specht Architects

Cliff Dwelling

Specht Architects

For some high end lounge inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 10 Luxury Living Room Ideas.

Which of these living ideas did you love the most?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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