The living room is the most important room in the house. It's where you recline after a hard day's work, where you spend quality time with your family, and where you entertain guests. That's why it's crucial to get the decorating just right. You want your living room to feel comfortable and personal, the kind of place where you can laze about on a Sunday afternoon, but you also want it to impress guests and make them feel welcomed into your home.
There's so many different ways to achieve this, and it all depends on your personal taste and style, which is why we're going to take a look at 30 fantastic examples that really blew us away. These living rooms come in a variety of styles so that you can find one that speaks to you and take it as inspiration for your own home, but they all have one thing in common, they're trendy, modern, and they look beautiful!
This living room is arranged with plenty of space between the furniture to allow free movement and plenty of flow, and we just love those sliding cabinets on the bookshelf, a really novel idea!
Wallpaper fell out of favour for a few years there, but advances in technology mean it is now as resilient and reliable as paint, so we're going to be seeing a lot more patterns on living room walls in the future. We love this tree pattern, and they've perfectly co-ordinated the furniture and cushions with the grey colour palette.
The DIY wooden pallet coffee table makes this space really personal and special, as do the unique custom shelves on the far wall.
Gorgeous hardwood floors set the tone for this spacious living room, and we love how they've broken up the neutral colour palette with bursts of bright summery yellow.
Again you just can't go wrong with hardwood floors, which along with the liquor cabinet give this room a sophistication and maturity that is tempered by that incredibly comfortable looking sofa set.
We love that shimmering copper light shade, but echoing the colour with the sofa was a masterstroke, while the optical illusion on the wallpaper really makes this room pop!
Sometimes we can be a little bit wary about including too much colour in the decor, but this living room proves that with a neutral base anything goes, and it looks fantastic.
We're not sure what came first for the decorators of this living room, that incredible modernist artwork or the sofa and cushions, but we do know that they work in perfect harmony.
A neutral colour palette is a great way to get your home looking trendy and fashionable, as you can see here with this cool and relaxing living room.
Don't be afraid to have fun with the decor, just look how wonderful that wallpaper looks, especially with those little dashes of colour that find further expression in the cushions.
We just love gallery walls here at homify, and this is a great example of how they can set the tone for the entire decor. Not to mention that light shade that's a work of art in itself!
The accessories you choose can make or break your living room, and in this case the crinkled paper lampshade, pot plants, and that stunning sun shaped wall decoration definitely make this living room.
This living room is a postmodern dream, with the surreal lights and lamps giving this room an ethereal look that's still rooted in a more traditional style.
Feature walls are a great way to give your colour palette depth and character, but we also have to give an extra special shoutout to those quirky log stools!
Wall murals are always a great addition to the living room, introducing some personal style. When you couple the stag on the wall with with those fabulous photographs it's clear that this is the home of a nature lover.
Using a rich, vibrant hue like they have with this luxuriant sofa will really set your living room apart.
This is not a particularly common colour palette, which begs the question why, it looks stunning!
If you're short on space, even a small corner of the home will suffice for a comfortable and intimate living room like this!
Custom shelves are a really great idea because you can tailor them to your specific needs, and they can be designed to fit the theme of your home, like in this contemporary styled living room.
Ottomans can function as a seat, a footrest, or a coffee table like they have here, and they always look magnificent!
The stone wall adds texture and character to the decor, but combine it with those rich hardwood floors and that beautiful fireplace, and you have a rustic masterpiece!
The best part about shabby chic decors, apart from the fact that they look adorable, is they are relatively cheap because most of the materials are recycled, just like the timber slats used for the walls, the vintage light shade, and the repurposed chest being used as a coffee table in this living room.
People tend to overstuff their living rooms with furniture and knick knacks, making it feel cluttered and busy. This living room sticks to the necessities and some well placed decorations, and the result is a fresh, airy, and very funky living room.
By using various shades of blue and green for the colour palette this room has variation and interest that doesn't come at the expense of cohesion.
By varying the depth of the living area with the sunken sofa the architects have created a dynamic and memorable space that looks spectacular.
Every colour in this living room works in perfect harmony, right down to the fresh flowers, showing the thoroughness and expertise of the decorators.
Colonial chests, restored furniture, animal skins, and a healthy dose of colour make this a unique and very hip space for creative types and free spirits alike!
If you think neon lights belong in nightclubs, take a look at this fun and youthful living room that shows just how impressive they can look in your home.
We love the wallpaper, it's tasteful but bold, and we love how they've matched it to the sofa, but most of all we love those full wall windows and their amazing views!
If you're an artist then your living room wall is the perfect canvas, and if you're not you can find one right here!
So many gorgeous living rooms, and that's barely scratching the surface of the amazing projects here on homify! If you've got enough inspiration for your living room and it's time to move on to the rest of the house then check out these modern and affordable kitchens!