What does your dream living room look like? Do you like the simplicity of a concise Scandinavian style? And the cosiness of the Danish hyugge style? Or maybe you like an eclectic mix of colors, patterns and textures? Whatever your preferences, it is interesting and tasteful to design the interior of a living room in a private house - the task is quite complicated. The online magazine LuxPad asked several experts from different parts of the world to show their ideal living rooms. Now we have many ideas that will come in handy when creating the perfect “heart” of your home.
Bohemian living rooms
Kate from Kate Young Design
This living room, one of the best examples of bohemian chic, is owned by Marie Olsson Nylander. The room is elegant and cozy, and it is more about style rather than a demonstration of a beautiful collection of various antique pieces of furniture. This living room with its neutral tones, white walls, natural materials creates a feeling of calm and serenity.
Just imagine how you are relaxing on this magnificent couch or enjoying a cup of tea with friends! That is what a living room should be like. She must be the embodiment of life itself ... a beautiful life.
Shireen Dhaliwal from Echo & Mirth
At heart I am a maximalist, therefore, from my point of view, this eclectic, bohemian living room is an ideal place for privacy. To bring some bohemian elements to your room, you will need many books, wonders collected during your travels around the world, and things that simply delight you - all this is ideal for decorating the living room!
Reduce the room’s excessive gaiety with a few larger, but calmer elements, such as a sofa and the neutral color of the walls. How to breathe life into the interior, nature knows best. It does not have to be indoor plants - the same effect will be created, for example, by a coffee table from a massive piece of wood or a bamboo hanging chair!
Emilee Schumer of NousDecor
The best interiors, as a rule, are the result of a combination of different ideas about the beautiful - this is how a unique style is born. Take for example this magnificent bohemian living room. Notice how the pure whiteness of furniture and walls is balanced by bright spots of color. The combination of a sofa, simple and modern (not to mention its convenience, which is also very important!), With this incredible Moroccan-style coffee table and bright striped rug gives the space an individuality and creates a style. Add a lot of natural light pouring from the numerous windows and you will get a dream living room.
Janice Issitt, intern blogger
It would be strange for me to call the space of my dreams not my living room. I constantly remodel and modify this room at home, but the end wall with the mirror located on it remains unchanged - this is the hallmark of my living room. Recently, the floorboards in the room were painted white to radically change the look of the entire first floor of the house.
The left sofa, bought at auction, was upholstered with new fabric, the walls were painted in my favorite colors. In the living room are my collections of textiles, works of art and various gizmos brought from long journeys. All this is very expensive for me personally, but it is this that forms the space of dreams. It seems to me that it turned out very lively and invigorating, but at the same time comfortable and cozy.
Photo: Janice Issitt.
Scandinavian style living rooms
Anna Lysik from Don't Cramp My Style
For me, the living room is more than just a comfortable place where you can relax and unwind. This is a multifunctional space where the owner of the house, among other things, can also show his taste, his style. I think that the most important attribute of the living room is a comfortable sofa and extra seating for guests, and a large carpet, decorative sofa cushions and lighting will help to decorate the most boring and dreary room. I like the mixture of textures, pure white background and accent yellow in this Scandinavian style living room. The fireplace and the works of art on the wall are a nice addition.
Photo: Box Studios.
Johan Hazenbroek of Label 1114
Most of all in this huge living room I like the combination of industrial and Scandinavian styles. The contrasts available here create a very interesting and inspiring picture. Coarse and soft, dark colors and light accents go hand in hand in this room. Let’s not mention the playful touches, such as a climbing rope, a cult rocking chair and variegated (but at the same time carefully selected) pillows on the sofa. And the list of non-trivial interior elements ends with a mobile pallet with greens. This living room is a vivid example of a combination of masculinity and femininity, allowing you to create a warm and cozy atmosphere.
Photo: Barbara Kieboom.
Emma Harris from A Quiet Style
I am not sure that this is the living space of my dreams, but it is pretty close to my ideal. It has everything you need to create the perfect room: a beautiful floor (the right or wrong choice of flooring can really create or disrupt the interior layout), a sofa you really want to dive into, a simple and relaxed decor that is easy to update, interesting objects to maintain white interior design ... and, most importantly, a place where you can put your cup of tea.
Molly from Molly and the Princess
This living room with a stunning fireplace and a curved dormer-window, which immediately attracts attention, has been furnished to preserve the first enthusiastic impression. The black color of the fireplace is reflected at the opposite wall in the low hanging lamp and the Hoof coffee table. The carpet and sofa in neutral shades go well with other interior items, and the green pouf and indoor plants reflect the green of the trees outside the window - all this creates an additional interest in the space.
The whole interior as a whole looks light, natural and minimalistic cozy. To achieve the perfect balance of beauty and functionality that I strive for in my home, nothing more is needed.
Louise Parker of Studio Gabrielle
The design of this living room in a private house, developed by specialists from SJB Interiors studio, looks quite delicate thanks to the use of exquisite furniture, accessories and lamps from leading manufacturers. All this grace is emphasized by luxurious decoration and plenty of natural light inside the room.
The key to creating an ideal living space is dynamism created by contrast and focusing on a white background. To make your living room ideal for relaxing and relaxing holidays and envy the neighbors and acquaintances, a few large square pillows of neutral colors, a soft Scandinavian-style carpet under your feet and a mixture of hydrangeas and peonies scattered throughout the room are enough.
Colorful living rooms
Anna Kovalchenko (Anna Kovalchenko) of L'Essenziale
When I saw this room, it immediately attracted my attention with its unusual color combinations and the unconventional use of paint. I like the scheme of using blue color - at the bottom on one wall and at the top on an adjacent one. This trick makes the room light and airy, while at the same time providing enough color to make it look boring. I also liked the cabinet with black triangles - this is a simple-to-use, but very interesting idea.
Photo: L'Essenziale Home Designs.
Photo: L'Essenziale Home Designs.
Suna interior design
This lounge from Suna Interior Design is a perfect mix of fancy and attractive. This space with its dark, saturated tones and individually selected elements of the interior creates a mood. Both the collection model of Battersea Power Station, and the nearby work of modern art, which featured the name Wandsworth, serve as an indication that this living room is located in one of London's houses. The neighborhood of various textures, such as a concrete coffee table, a leather sofa and a soft velvet sofa, creates a sharp contrast. And the combination of blue, brown, gray and black colors surprisingly and effectively fits into the atmosphere of urban space.
Lesli Devito from My Country House
I literally fell in love with this living room the first time I saw it in Domino magazine in August 2008. It is owned by gallery owner and entrepreneur Katie Ukrops from Richmond, Virginia. I have always been drawn to pastel colors, but using them “in an adult way” can be quite difficult. Here it succeeded! Pale pink and soft blue shades were my springboard, and to this day I use them as a template for decorating living room interiors.
Sophie Tatton from Tatty Designs
I am a huge fan of interiors in which color and personality abound, and this space, of course, is to my taste. This interior uses wonderful bright and bold colors that were introduced using accent accessories. Having carefully looked, you will notice that the walls and furniture here are calm, muted tones, so that in the future, using different accent elements, the color scheme of the space can be easily changed.
Lighting is one of the most important functions in the living room, as this space has various functions. This room has several different light sources that will create a wonderful atmosphere in the dark.
Photo: Rachel Reider.
Elena, interior blogger
I love color, so it is not surprising that I really like the interior of this living room in a private house. The abundance of natural light makes this space an ideal clean canvas for further decoration. Yellow accessories give the living room a very feminine look. The room looks luxurious, but at the same time it is home-like cozy. I like the mixture of textures: a rug, canvas on the wall, glossy surfaces, as well as the luster of metal - all this adds to the interior of modernity.
Photo: Courtesy of © Trevor Tondo / OTTO.
Mette Jakobsen from Monster Circus
Let nature into your living room. Add a touch of Japanese style to the interior, valued for its clean lines and attention to detail. For this, it is enough, firstly, to create a sense of simplicity and, secondly, to place the outdoor elements indoors. Plants will help to create a special character in the living room. Greens will give the room lightness and freshness. Large windows in a small space are a particularly powerful application. Coordinate your living room with simple wooden furniture and elegant plants.
Photo: Christina Kayser Onsgaard, Styling by Rikke Graff Juel.
Natalia Alexandrova from British Style UK
Using self-adhesive murals is a great way to instantly change your living room. These “wall murals” can be moved at any time, and they will not leave any marks when removed, which means that it is ideal for rental housing! Borrowing elements and colors from your chosen photo wallpaper and using them in upholstered furniture and accessories will tie the space together. Ideal for people looking for an inexpensive and stylish wall decor, which is easy to replace when you want to give the living room a new look.
Mid-Century Art Nouveau Living Rooms
Kirsten Grove from Simply Grove
More recently, we bought a real masterpiece dating back to the middle of the last century, and as a result, we took on our shoulders a lot of responsibility and a huge repair project. It’s easy to guess that I love the style of the 1940-60s, and this living room represents the perfect balance between this style and modern. White walls combined with dark furniture and color accents in accessories make this space perfect. What about this amazing chandelier? Agree, she enlivens the room!
Photo: Jordan Younger.
Kate Beavis, interior blogger
I have an eclectic taste. I like to combine vintage and modern household items and furniture in one interior. It is for this reason that I really like this living room, the owners of which combined the teak characteristic of the 1960s and 70s with African accessories and a lamp, in which a slight touch of industrial style can be traced.
I am particularly delighted with the three-dimensional image on the wall of the teak sideboard, a sloping bucket for coal, a dark gray steel hearth and a West German lamp with a large lampshade. Of no less interest are three-dimensional objects on the walls and the placement of paintings at different heights - all this gives the space volume. Undoubtedly, the owners of this living room adhere to the rule that I try to follow: surround yourself with objects that you love, because this is your home!
Photo: Simon Whitmore.
Classic living rooms
Jessica Stone from Persona Abode Interiors
Designer Rodman Primack, when creating his interiors, takes into account the architectural features of the building and uses a simple color palette. The latter allows him to slightly “go crazy” with the pattern and color with the help of accessories and pillows. I like how the designer, through competent grouping, managed to put things in order in this crazy combination of patterns.
I love living rooms filled with books, they bring amazing colors and textures, and you can rearrange them when you want a change. The real highlight of this interior are plants and crafts made from natural materials. Forget about curtains - indoor deciduous plants placed on window sills or just near windows will imitate trees outside and hide the inhabitants of the house from prying eyes.
Photo: Persona Abode Interiors.
Nick Scott of WN Interiors
Often the key to a successful living space design is to carefully select a color palette. This stunning living room uses several basic shades, but then additional colors and textures are “injected”. Another way to make the room more interesting and unique is to mix old and new materials, as well as using bright drawings with distinctly drawn contours. Generating new design ideas by pushing away from a piece of furniture or a work of art allows you to find your inspiration and at the same time maintain the common thread of the original idea.
Louisa Blackmore of West Egg Interiors
The design of this living room in a private house, developed by the spouses Jesse Carrier (Jesse Carrier) and Mara Miller (Mara Miller) from the New York company Carrier & Company, is a reflection of three ways to achieve the ideal: (1) beautiful proportions, (2) seamless combination textures throughout the space and (3) a skillful combination of old and new. I like the sofas located here, the coffee table by Ralph Lauren and the Chinese porcelain panels on the walls. For me, this is the perfect living room - comfortable, calm and comfortable.
Photo: Jesse Carrier.
Lory Bernstein of Designthusiasm
When I decided to find an image that would reflect my idea of an ideal living room, I knew that certain elements should be included in the list of search criteria, which I consider to be the defining components of my style. This living room at home in New Orleans meets all my requirements. It is both fresh and modern, with European influences in its design. In any living room, from my point of view, there must certainly be a luxurious sofa in which you want to “drown” (pay attention, by the way, to how attractive cream upholstery is in this room).
Clean and bright high ceilings, decorative moldings and magnificent arched windows create the perfect backdrop for a delightful combination of stunning antiques, fine reproductions, and even contemporary art objects found here or there. Rich patina, lush gilding and carved wood add the finishing touches to the overall picture, and the snow-white hide and soft sofa cushions provide comfort and a desire to stay here longer.
Photo: Edith and Evelyn.
Laura from We Made This Home
I present to you my idea of a very cozy and attractive living room (image taken from the book "Cabbage and Roses"). I love how the light from the beautiful casement windows, located on both sides, fills the room, and heavy floor-length curtains frame the view of the garden. Walls of warm neutral color blend perfectly with vintage faded floral and checkered fabrics that create a feeling of ease and coziness.
The cloak on the sofa not only gives the room an even more cozy look, but also is an excellent practical solution for families with small children. Stacking books and magazines on a coffee table or footstool is a great idea: this “creative mess” reinforces the feeling of ease.
Photo: Cabbages and Roses.
Glamorous living rooms
Agata Dimmich from Passion Shake
A brick wall, indoor plants, a wide variety of textiles and art objects are the four main elements that I like in any living room, and therefore this room is especially attractive to me! I like houses filled with touches of something personal and individual - this is easy to achieve by creating my own gallery, consisting of prints, paintings and photographs. With the help of textiles, it is easy to remake any living room - just add or replace pillows, skins or carpets. And, of course, indoor plants ... They can revive any room, giving it an airy, spacious and at the same time inhabited look.
Photo: Binti Home Blog.
Jennifer Lippi from Decorating Delirium
The living room is usually the heart of the house. Whether you use it for formal meetings or for everyday life, it should be a reflection of your personality and style. This amazingly elegant living room is the embodiment of my ideal. At first glance, the room looks very simple, but a more detailed acquaintance with it will help you get a lot of valuable decorating tips for yourself that can be applied to any space.
Firstly, the room has beautiful touches of lilac, against which golden accents look great.
Secondly, the soft and outwardly very attractive Mongolian fur chairs serve as a kind of fad element that adds texture to the interior. (In my opinion, there should be some bizarre element in every living space.) Carpets bring even more texture to this room. Finally, here you can observe a good combination of elements from different eras. For example, a large antique mirror adds a touch of antiquity to modern furniture.
Photo: Simon Brown.
Anna Bilton, Interior Designer
This London townhouse is one of my best work. A rather narrow room was given depth and another dimension due to the placement of two Venetian mirrors on both sides of the fireplace. Mirrors added space and symmetry. An example of modern art - the excellent work of Rachael Nee from the Cube Gallery London - hangs in a simple frame above the fireplace, the latter, in turn, when viewed from the back of the room itself is framed by a fragment of a sculpture by Jacques Vanroose Challenge.
Contrasting silk and linen textures are laid on top of velvet to create a sense of depth inside the fabrics. The overall color scheme of the living room, light and neutral, creates a feeling of calm in the urban jungle.
Photo: Anna Bilton
Hilda from Hilda By Design
Do not be afraid to experiment with the interior of the living room in your private home! For example, I really like the combination of modern design with antiques. If you really love something, you can make it work. Sometimes a single element can modify your entire design scheme.
This New Orleans home, owned by Sarah Ruffin Costello, is a very vibrant and stylish space. A unique chandelier and huge banana leaves on the mantelpiece make the interior more spectacular. A painting and a stunning antique mirror are also a winning combination.
Photo: Nicole LaMotte.
Evia Roberts from From Evija With Love
I like this gorgeous classic living room in gray, brown and taupe. This color palette exudes elegance. The use of silver metallic elements is a very good idea, since they unite the entire interior and create a feeling of luxury, without overwhelming it. There is a fine line between stylish and puffy, and in this case the perfect balance is reached. I imagine that I’m sitting in this living room, in an armchair, by the burning fireplace, and reading my favorite book.
Photo: Swanfield Living.
Bianca Hall of French For Pineapple
I love this living room: it combines so many things I love - from modern sofas to vintage mirrors and a brass coffee table, from colorful works of art to a lamp that attracts attention. Glamor oozes from everywhere, but at the same time the interior does not seem at all annoying.
It is very important for me to maintain a limited color palette, so the room creates a feeling of calm and harmony. But in fact, a mixture of textures and materials reigns here, so the eyes have something to look at. This living room is an ideal example of a skillful combination of different styles and elements, but due to the limited color scheme, it looks quite cozy. For me, this is an ideal adult living space.
Photo: Air Space Locations.
Emma Hooton, Interior Designer
This lounge at Knightsbridge embodies discreet sophistication and sophistication. Beautiful crafts of craftsmen, paintings and sculptures combine to give the interior a special interest. I like the muted tones of indigo and burnt orange, gorgeous textiles and unique home furnishings. This is a great example of how accessories and objects of art form the character and essence of the interior, not only complement the design, but are an integral part of it.
Photo: Firmdale Hotels.
Sophie Howard, Interior Designer
The key to creating a living room that will look upscale and professional is symmetry! First, select a focal point in your space, whether it be a fireplace, a large sculpture or a fairytale sofa, and use this as the center of the space. Use mirrors to make the room visually larger and fill it with light, use pillows from different materials to add texture to the interior, use flowers to create a touch of softness. All this will help to bring symmetry and elegance to your living room.
Photo: Taylor Howes.
Jayesh Patel of Air
This living room seems so big because it creates the feeling of being both inside and out. You can enjoy the connection with nature without leaving the comfortable living room. It is easy to achieve this effect - it's all about the glass doors from Air. Thanks to the sliding doors popular today, it was possible not only to create a feeling of spaciousness, but also to significantly increase the amount of natural light inside the room.
The final touch to the interior of this room was a glass table, shelves, floor. Modern design is very popular with homeowners today, and large glass doors are an ideal way to effectively open the space of your home.
Photo: Discover Air.
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