White walls in the living room are a backdrop for this homeowner's finds from around the globe. On the floor, layering a smaller rug on top of a big one is a good way to add texture and color to the large space.
Contemporary Living Room With Gray Coffered Ceiling
A coffered ceiling painted in strong contrasting colors—dark gray and white—encourages visitors to look up. The rest of the living room is full of comfortable furniture and rich textures, making a welcoming space.
Muted gray tones are an updated take on more traditional decor in this contemporary living room featuring a metal-door armoire and white mantel. Plenty of seating makes for easy entertaining in the space.
Without proper lighting, even the most stylish space isn't truly complete. Every room needs a combination of general lighting, task lighting and accent lighting to set a mood and provide sufficient illumination. Table and floor lamps, which typically fall under the task lighting category, are especially important because they play both a functional and decorative role in your home. Size, shape and style all need to be taken into account when selecting lamps to suit both your lighting needs and taste in home decor.
The open layout created an inviting and spacious environment for a large living room and dining room. The overall color palette was kept neutral, emphasizing various tones including taupe, stone, beige and ivory. These colors were used on accent items including the silk wall covering, area rug and pillows.
To help unify the home's open floor plan, the decor in the living room ties into the kitchen and dining areas. The designers used the same white and gray foundation with black and brass highlights and vintage textiles.
Contemporary White Living Room with Exposed Ceiling Beams
Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines ultimately opted to keep the ceiling beams which, with the new bright white interior, tie in nicely with the newly added trim. The fresh motif and added light make the room feel much larger.
Contemporary Gray & White Living Room With Red Accents
Soft grays and white keep the feel in this contemporary living room light and bright, while red accents bring fun pops of energy. The large fireplace and elegant wood floors warm up the room literally and visually.