Cozy Modern Living Room Ideas

A space designed for everyday use, we’ve put together our top living room ideas– from decor to design style, to inspire a space of chic comfort and effortless relaxation.

Small Living Room Ideas

Small living spaces should be loaded with comfort and style without feeling cramped and under utilized. If space allows, a full-size sofa provides ample comfort and seating space to host friends and family, while a set of plush lounge chairs can provide a high level of comfort that takes up less space. Pair with a streamlined coffee table, outfitted with storage space, and sleek, compact end tables for ample surface space to rest books, drinks, decor and more.

Farmhouse Living Room Ideas

Rustic sophistication meets casual comfort to create a space that is well-decorated, practically outfitted and designed for pure relaxation. A cowhide rug brings a touch of the old west for a fabulous floor focal point and textured touch. Solid wood side and coffee tables bring quality materials and eye-catching form to balance your space, while leather-wrapped accents and ceramic decor tops off the country-chic aesthetic.

Mid-Century Modern Living Room Ideas

Driven by innovative use of materials and eye-catching angles and shapes, mid-century modern living rooms offer sophistication and iconic silhouettes. The Grand Repos Lounge Chair pictured above, offers ample padding and an iconic silhouette. For smaller spaces, opt for a low-slung classic for a plush spot to read and relax, or go for a set of the Field Lounge Chairs accented with the matching foot rest for the perfect space to kick back in comfort. A structured focal point like the Cherner Coffee Table brings visual appeal and a sturdy surface for drinks and decor, while brightness is achieved with the addition of structured table and floor lamps for reading, entertaining and more.

Scandinavian Living Room Ideas

Simple, functional, with a light and airy aesthetic that is the epitome of comfort and style, Scandinavian-inspired living rooms offer balanced beauty that offer utility and function. A modular sofa design such as the N701 3 Seater Sofa can be easily configured with additional pieces to suit your space and seating needs, while the low-profile design makes for a streamlined atmosphere. Add in a solid wood and iron coffee table to rest a mug of tea and your favorite read and accent with a Scandi table lamp to provide ample light for when the sun goes down.

Industrial Living Room ideas

A unique style characterized by crude materials, structured furniture pieces, and rich finishes, Industrial living spaces focus on quality over quantity and put material at the forefront of design. A striking sofa such as the Jane 2 Bi-Sectional from Gus, pictured above, stands out thanks to its tufted detailing and perfectly tailored upholstery, while the Holly Buffet from Urbia, offers ample storage space and a stand for your TV, crafted from a combination of oak and steel. Opt for a textured rug underfoot to bring visual appeal and softness to your space and round out the look with wrought-metal lighting for a dark, yet handsome design.

Glam Living Room Ideas

Inspired by the age of Hollywood with glittering lights and rich, golden finishes, glam living spaces are ideal for entertaining, spending time with family, or just kicking back and relaxing while enjoying the best of luxe style. A stunning focal point such as the Tryst Stem Hung Pendant provides overhead lighting while acting as an eye-catching conversation starter. Be bold with decor and opt for the Art Deco Wallpaper from Graham & Brown, pictured above, to cover your walls in magnificent pattern and rich, deep color. Add in a gold-accented wall mirror and channel-stitched seating for luxury accommodations you’ll never want to leave.

Gray Living Room Ideas

Cool and calming as the perfect backdrop to a wide variety of style and aesthetics, gray is a great color palette for a living space as it promotes serenity, tranquility, and relaxation. Offset gray walls with a spacious and sleek sofa such as the Mix Modular Leather Sectional for a pop of neutral brown in vegan leather, or opt for the Adelaide Bi-Sectional as pictured above. A stunning concrete coffee table wrapped in faux marble print brings a glam look while the black and white pattern balances out the gray tones of your space. Utilize both black and white accent pieces to tie together your living room for a sleek space that doesn’t go unnoticed.

White Living Room Ideas

Whether opting for white walls or white furniture, this go-to neutral can always work in your favor to create a space that is at once inviting and cozy. Accentuate an all-white living space with subtle hints of color, like the subtle blue of the Splash of Flash Sofa from Caracole. Paired with white accents and patterned pillows, it creates a soft look that is totally comfortable. The Odeon Coffee Table pictured above, is available in a lovely pearl or rich olive green color, and works wonders in an all white space thanks to its scalloped base and subtle wood grain.

Black Living Room Ideas

Though not a traditional color for living rooms, black accents can create a very chic space that can stand out within your home. The Remix Lounge Chair pictured above offers cream upholstery sitting atop black legs that add just a touch of drama from their streamlined silhouette. A black wood coffee table amps up the drama and matte black hardware and lighting fixtures against a white or off-white wall can make for a bold and refined room that is dripping with style.

Simple Living Room Ideas

For a simple living room design, opt for a neutral, 3-seater sofa or streamlined sectional as seating, paired with a solid wood and leather armchair for mixed materials and design variety. A simple solid oak coffee table like the Mikado Oval Coffee Table from Ethnicraft provides a neutral surface, with a hint of visual appeal from the crossed leg base. The Fera Coffee Table from Blomus, pictured above, offers generous storage space and clean-lined perfection in striking black metal. Opt for clean, casual decor like ceramic vases, decorative bowls, and neutral sculptures, and complete the look with straightforward, utilitarian floor lamps, table lamps, and overhead lighting.

Formal Living Room Ideas

With high-end designs and quality materials, formal living spaces are the perfect space to merge luxury form with total comfort. Tantalizing and eye-catching the Springsteen Swivel Chair from Four Hands offers an eye-catching design with immense visual appeal thanks to its channeled stitching and striking gold base. Pair this with a polished solid wood coffee table such as the Streamline Coffee Table from Caracole which acts as a landing space for trays of champagne and nibbles, while a sparkling lighting design such as the Vienna Chandelier from Jonathan Adler brings the beauty of brass to glitter night after night.

Living Room Decor Ideas

Utilize decor to round out the overall aesthetic you are going for in your living room space and create a welcoming and comfortable room that you use daily. A beautiful wall clock like the Bilbao Wall Clock from Noman, pictured above, is both a fabulous piece of wall art as well as a way to tell time. Hang a selection of framed art pieces above your sofa to balance empty wall space and create a focal point, then fill built-in shelves or a striking bookcase with favorite books, sculptures, vases and more to create a dynamic wall with tons of visual appeal.

Living Room Rug Ideas

Depending on the style of your living room, an area rug can offer a soft touch underfoot while also accentuating your space with textured, colorful style. For a farmhouse modern, Scandinavian, or even coastal-themed space, the Tres Vegetal Rug from Nanimarquina acts as a neutral floor covering that works to define space through a handwoven combination of wool and hemp. For bohemian-inspired living rooms or even a mid-century modern space, the Degrade Rug, designed by the renowned Patricia Urquiola, is hand-knotted and features a subtle ombre design for visual appeal.

Living Room Lighting Ideas

Opt for a selection of multiple lighting designs to create the living room of your dreams based on your needs and the layout of your space. It's typical to flank either side of a sofa with matching table lamps, while a tall reading lamp or arc lamp adds visual appeal and functionality within your space. Overhead lighting is always an option to create an eye-catching space, so a combination of chandeliers and pendants can work together in various sizes, shapes, and styles. Recessed lighting can work hand-in-hand with chandeliers and pendants, or on its own, providing ample brightness overhead for daily activities.

Living Room Chandelier Ideas

Chandeliers are the best way to create visual interest within your living room space and provide an eye-catching design that accentuates your space and provides the lighting you need. A globe-style chandelier works well in a variety of spaces and can be found in metallic finishes or even crafted from rustic wood. A sputnik chandelier conjures up art-deco vibes and can easily find a home in a mid-century modern space as well as a high-end glam living room. An oversized round chandelier like the Wells Chandelier pictured above centers the room, while the vintage-style design perfectly accents the cream-colored sofas and black and brown decor.

Living Room Lamp Ideas

Within a living space, lamps can add height and dimension that accents your space, while providing more directly diffused light perfect for late night movie nights or an afternoon of reading. The Tolomeo Mega Floor Lamp from Artemide is completely adjustable and the oversized design works perfectly directed over a couch or lounge chair seating group. The Multi-Lite Floor Lamp from the iconic Louis Poulsen illuminates any empty corner with tasteful, Art Deco style, while portable table lamps like the Olivia Table Lamp can be moved about your space as needed, while LED-powered bulb and rechargeable design means you’ll never be without light.

Living Room Sofa Ideas

Meant for lounging and taking a load off at the end of the day, the perfect sofa or sectional can be a destination for friends and family to gather, or to provide the best spot for an afternoon of reading. Topped with tons of throw pillows and cozy throws, the Grant 3-Piece Sectional pictured above, is ready for a late night movie marathon or game night with family, while the modular design allows you to make it all your own. For a more formal approach, the Croissant Sofa from Gubi brings eye-catching appeal thanks to its namesake curves and rich brown upholstery.

Living Room Coffee Table Ideas

A tabletop is always needed in the living room to rest drinks, books, or a tray of decor, and bring a cohesive look to your space. Available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, styles, and colors, it's easy to find a coffee table to fit your design scheme. The sustainable Offset Coffee Table brings chunky modern vibes to your living space thanks to its wide frame crafted from FSC-certified solid wood, while the Plinth Low Coffee Table from Menu is versatile enough to work in both industrial, Scandi, and farmhouse spaces, adding an elevated touch with its marble composition. The Abaso Coffee Table, pictured above, is crafted by Four Hands in the USA and brings nature-inspired beauty home.

Living Room End Table Ideas

Ready for a multitude of uses, end tables can effortlessly flank either side of a sofa or sectional, topped with a table lamp, decor, or a stack of your favorite books. Available in a wide range of styles, look for a style that is just below or meets the height of your sofa or lounge chair arm to allow for easy resting of beverages and essentials. The Androgyne Side Table from Menu, pictured above, brings sleek, contemporary beauty with its refined silhouette and contrasting wide, flat legs, while the Roller Max Round Storage Side Table provides the extra benefit of hidden storage for pillows, throws, and your secret chocolate stash.