Creating a living room that’s beautiful and inviting is much easier said than done. Most homeowners’ first inclination is to load up their living room spaces with everything they love. Whether that’s a certain color or colors, pictures of family, even statement décor pieces, or some combination of all that, the end result of this “everything and the kitchen sink” approach to living room design is almost always garish and overpowering.
Building a living room space that’s going to give you, your family and your guests the atmosphere needed requires a keen eye and an ability to find equilibrium. While you can certainly include many of the things that you love in your living room design, you must do so in a way that creates balance. The various décor and furniture elements that make up the overall style must work in symphony with one another, creating a space that’s pleasing to the eye and symmetrical.
Below, we’ve collected 23 amazing examples of living rooms that match their design style and décor with a deft touch. Here, you should find plenty of inspiration (and advice) for striking the right balance in your own living room design.
1. Light Flooring
Against the light hardwood floors, the use of beige and green in this living room contributes a beachy and airy vibe to the space. The houseplants complete the look.
2. Working With Wood and Stone
In an older home that has lots of stone and wood features, there’s no better way to decorate a living room than to use rich leather and other classic touches.
3. Chilled Out
The two-tone color scheme of this living room, which is perfectly framed by the area rug, contributes a chilled out vibe to the space that screams relaxation.