Photo By: Darius Kuzmickas - KuDa Photography 2015
Photo By: Jennifer Boomer/Verbatim Photo Agnecy
Photo By: Design by Michelle Lord Interiors; Photo by Peter McMenamin
Photo By: Stacey Brandford
Photo By: Haris Kenjar
Photo By: Thomas Bayles
Photo By: Mark Silva
Photo By: Kevin Alter
Open-Concept Living Room Layered With Color
Inside, tall ceilings, white walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows create an airy and open living room. A grey sectional invites visitors to stretch out, while a bright yellow area rug and teal chairs set a playful tone that carries through the rest of the home.
Existing Fireplace Gets Low-Cost Update With White Paint, New Mantel
The existing fireplace in this midcentury modern home was given a fresh update by painting the dull brown brick surround a bright, light-reflecting white -- an easy, low-cost update. A wooden mantel was added, making the space look fresh and modern without replacing the entire fireplace.
A graphic blue rug covers the floor space and adds visual interest to the living room. Midcentury modern furnishings create an elegant space to gather with friends and family before and/or after dinner.
Long Modern Shelving Creating Stylish Entertainment Center in Bright Living Room With Brown Leather Armchair
Built in shelves create a long storage structure surrounding the mounted television in this living room. The storage space keeps personal items in the room organized and easily accessible. A brown leather chair shines against the cool tones in the room.
Whitewashed exposed wood beams give this living room a lofty, airy feel. Two sofas create the look of a sectional, but with more versatility. Floor poufs sit in front of the white brick fireplace to be used as extra seating or a foot rest.
What makes this living room so appealing is its masterful layering of textures: a plush shag rug, wood paneled walls, a crocheted throw, and faux fur pillows. The books and bright green houseplants add lively pops of color.
Midcentury Modern Living Room With Vaulted Ceiling
Natural light streams into this living room thanks to glass doors and windows below the gabled roof. Low-slung furniture, a bold area rug and shades of brown and olive add midcentury modern flair to the space.
Midcentury-Modern Living Room With Built-In Bookcases
This midcentury-modern living room orients itself around its beach view, which is visible beyond the houses across the street. The large window showcases the view while also making the terrace feel like part of the living room.
A white brick fireplace bisects the living area portion of this home's main floor, creating two seating areas both with prime fire viewing . A rectangular cutout in the wall stores logs and turns them into an evolving visual display.
If you love the open flow and exposed structures of loft-style spaces but don’t happen to live in an actual loft, no worries: It’s easy to give any room in any house an industrial edge. In the living room of a midcentury house, for example, designer Michelle Lord left the ceiling beams beams and metal ducting exposed and hung open shelving created from plumbing pipes and reclaimed wood.
Cozy Modern Living Room Lounge From Sarah Sees Potential
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, this once dated living room got a chic update with a fresh coat of white paint, neutral wood flooring and a plush, white mid-century sectional sofa. Designer Sarah Richardson chose a modern wood coffee table and large decorative palm leaves to add warmth and interest to this otherwise neutral space.
The third floor was transformed into this wonderful family room that has something for everyone: a teepee hideout, big sectional in handsome denim blue, a tv and unimposing storage. Skylights flood the space with natural light.
This gray and white midcentury living room has an open beam ceiling that gradually slopes down to outer glass walls. Furnishings are kept spare but striking: a gray leather sectional, lime green chair and vibrant wavy striped rug.
Cozy Midcentury Modern Living Room With Two-Sided Fireplace
Large floor-to-ceiling windows provide an immense amount of light to this cozy, midcentury modern living room. Black leather armchairs with matching ottomans circle around the two-sided fireplace, which features a collection of art with Southwestern flair. A white shag rug and yellow throw add extra coziness to the space.
This airy, spacious living room keeps furnishings and decor to a minimum, enhancing the open, uncluttered feel. Classic midcentury modern pieces like the curvy wicker rocking chair and white Noguchi table add a bit of history.