A graphic gray, black and white rug makes quite the statement in this modern living room. A stylish neutral sectional features a mix of red and black pillows, while a gray accent wall displays an array of small treasures on floating shelves. Natural light from the nearby windows and a cylinder-shaped pendant illuminate the space.
This striking Malibu home has a wide-open floor plan that emphasizes the view outside the glass rear facade. An open-plan kitchen is divided from the living space by a peninsula with a modern waterfall countertop, matching that of a central island. Modern art bridges the kitchen and living room, while a cozy seating area takes advantage of a sunny space by the dining terrace. White walls and floors provide a neutral backdrop, keeping the focus on the view.
Contemporary living rooms feature softened, rounded lines and contain neutral elements with pops of bold color within a tone-on-tone color palette. Get the look by pulling in pieces of furniture with clean lines and slim silhouettes. A vibrant hue or geometric pattern can be brought into the design by simply adding throw pillows or a bold area rug.
A beach inspired atmosphere is infused into this living room to create a casual, inviting space. Natural textures and light fabrics are used in the furnishings, while a hand-knotted silk area rug grounds the space. Replica nautical maps in deep blue add bold color to the mostly neutral space and continue the sea-inspired theme.
Intricate wood beams frame the natural beauty of this traditional living room. A patterned chair with matching ottoman and neutral sofa supply comfortable seating beneath the trumpet chandelier. While the timber frames take center stage in this particular space, it is the natural stone fireplace and the seamlessness nature between the interior and exterior spaces that make the lasting impression.
This open concept living room is made to feel even more open and inviting thanks to a soft color palette. Neutral furniture encircles a glass coffee table facing a white mantel and built-in shelving. A coastal display of pottery decorates the space with a stylish, beachy vibe, and a coffered ceiling completes the timeless design.
To promote a feeling of unity between the indoor and outdoor spaces, interior designer Linda Woodrum chose a neutral, controlled palette for the HGTV Green Home 2012 living room. Furnishings, though captivating, do not distract from the view. A mix of styles and textures like the rustic wood coffee table, shag rug and contemporary wingback armchairs keeps the space feeling cozy and fresh.
As the heart of the home, this transitional living room needed plenty of seats for friends and family. The designers responded with two neutral sofas, a cushioned armchair and a plush recliner positioned around a large wooden coffee table. They then pulled in an oil painting of two dogs to complement the owners' hunting trophies displayed on the opposite wall.
“What I love about the living room is we have a neutral sofa and deep blue chairs so I could play with the color palette by layering different blues in,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “But to make the blue not too masculine we brought in pops of really pale pink and it makes the whole space totally grounded.”
This lively living room is full of color. Each piece of furniture sports a vibrant shade, while all colors are tied together with the bold, multi colored rug underneath the coffee table. The throw pillows add even more life to the space with the floral patterns and shades of pink. To add color to the neutral walls, designers hung bright letters and installed wallpaper to the insides of the cabinets giving the space lots of personality.
Stunning views of the Chicago skyline provide the backdrop for this open, penthouse living room. A comfy neutral sofa with an array of pillows pairs with a green velvet chaise to bring a splash of color to the palette. Floor-to-ceiling windows, a cluster of globe pendant lights and sconces between the windows offer ample light to fill the space.
A stunning mirror-topped table greets guests and balances the strength of an eye-catching pendant light. The two work in tandem, creating a striking statement upon entering the space and welcoming visitors into the grand living room, which features comfortable seating and gold accents. Two-story ceilings provide space for stunning windows, while a neutral area rug grounds and delineates the seating area.
On either side of the fireplace, distressed console tables were brought in to add a bit of warm contrast to the white, shiplap walls. On top of each console table, a lamp with an "X" design nods to the design on the kitchen island, while a geometric sculpture adds texture and a modern element. Finally, lovely pieces of neutral artwork give the living room design some height.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a once cramped living room now has plenty of chic, extra seating. Neutral wall colors of cream and light blue brighten the space and allow Sarah to play with different shades of the client's favorite color, turquoise. A nautical-themed striped rug and decorative wall sconce complete the cozy feel of this fireside nook.
A snakeskin area rug gives personality to this bright and stylish living room. A white coffered ceiling looks down on a large wood coffee table. A neutral sofa with woodgrain arm panels and a pair of matching chairs face into the table. Midcentury modern chairs with black leather cushions complete the seating collection. Natural light streams in from windows framed with long gray curtains.
This contemporary dining room features a neutral palette of gray and gold. The live edge walnut table adds a natural element to the space, yet its stainless steel legs maintain a contemporary feel. The gray and tan print of the chairs provides a welcome graphic pop.
Geometric cornices and a low-slung, curved couch are the standout design elements of this art deco style living room. The round, gold-framed mirror is a powerful addition and brings out gold accents in this rich blue space with neutral furniture. The large tiger-print rug draws attention to the main seating area and unites the furniture in one space.
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, this once plain living room got a much needed modern makeover. Designer Sarah Richardson chose vintage furniture and decor in muted blues and greens to fill the neutral space and framed the large window with a custom-built cornice and sheer retractable curtains. Cozy knit poufs provide extra seating or a spot to kick up your feet.