Contemporary Family Room
Contemporary Family Room
Design ideas for a contemporary family room in Melbourne with white walls, a wall-mounted tv and grey floor.
Living, dining & Kitchen
Living, dining & Kitchen
Hampshire Homes
Transitional open concept living room in Sydney with grey walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
St. Lucia House
St. Lucia House
Jeffries Studio
Photo by Cathy Schusler
Design ideas for a midcentury living room in Brisbane.
Gardenvale Project Hamptons Style Open Plan Living and Family Room
Gardenvale Project Hamptons Style Open Plan Living and Family Room
Destination Living
Design ideas for a small contemporary open concept living room in Melbourne with blue walls, dark hardwood floors, no tv and brown floor.
Cove House
Cove House
Justin Humphrey Architect
Andy MacPherson Studio
Contemporary living room in Gold Coast - Tweed with brown walls, light hardwood floors and beige floor.
Great Ocean Road Residence
Great Ocean Road Residence
Dylan Barber Building Design
Builder: Eco Sure Building - Photographer: Nikole Ramsay - Stylist: Emma O'Meara
This is an example of a mid-sized modern formal open concept living room in Other with white walls, light hardwood floors, a ribbon fireplace, a plaster fireplace surround, a wall-mounted tv and brown floor.
Monterey House
Monterey House
Hausable - Property Photographers
Photography by Josh Douglas of Hausable Photography
Design ideas for a scandinavian living room in Brisbane with white walls, carpet, a freestanding tv and black floor.
Beauty Point Project
Beauty Point Project
LivingLot
Large beach style open concept living room in Sydney with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace surround, a wall-mounted tv and brown floor.
The Park House
The Park House
Element Property Group
Peter Taylor
Large contemporary formal open concept living room in Brisbane with white walls, marble floors, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace surround, no tv and white floor.
Project Kew
Project Kew
Finnes Building Group
Inspiration for a contemporary living room in Melbourne.
Contemporary European Style By The Sea
Contemporary European Style By The Sea
Di Henshall Interior Design
Contemporary open concept living room in Sunshine Coast with white walls, a ribbon fireplace, a freestanding tv and multi-coloured floor.
The Evergrove
The Evergrove
User
This is an example of a contemporary open concept living room in Perth with white walls, medium hardwood floors, no fireplace, a wall-mounted tv and brown floor.
Feature Project | Oak House
Feature Project | Oak House
Eco Outdoor AUS
Visually unique and cohesive, Kennedy Nolan have delivered an innovative response to the alteration of this inner Melbourne double-fronted Victorian. Through bold architectural expression, blandness has been avoided and in its place, an amplified sense of joyousness. Architecture: Kennedy Nolan Landscape Design: Amanda Oliver Gardens Photography: Derek Swalwell
BOWEN
BOWEN
renae barrass interior design
Contemporary living room in Melbourne.
Modern Minimal Lux - Emerald Island
Modern Minimal Lux - Emerald Island
A Better Box
Photography by BRWM Gold Coast Styling by A Better Box Property Styling Furniture supplied by Domayne Hire QLD Build by Kenins Developments
Inspiration for a small contemporary open concept living room in Gold Coast - Tweed with porcelain floors and grey floor.
Macmasters Beach
Macmasters Beach
Tarnby Design
The project brief for this was for coastal chic. We used a natural light colour palette.
Inspiration for a beach style living room in Wollongong.
RZB House
RZB House
Weststyle
Large contemporary enclosed family room in Perth with a library, white walls, no tv and grey floor.
Luxurious Hamptons Home
Luxurious Hamptons Home
Cordony Group
Design ideas for a large beach style formal enclosed living room in Sydney with medium hardwood floors, brown floor, coffered and white walls.
The Leeuwin - Ventura Homes
The Leeuwin - Ventura Homes
Crib Creative
Photo of a contemporary open concept living room in Perth with white walls, a wall-mounted tv and grey floor.
Red Hill House
Red Hill House
Bella Vie Interiors
This classic Queenslander home in Red Hill, was a major renovation and therefore an opportunity to meet the family’s needs. With three active children, this family required a space that was as functional as it was beautiful, not forgetting the importance of it feeling inviting. The resulting home references the classic Queenslander in combination with a refined mix of modern Hampton elements.
The best room for gathering with your family and friends in a cosy environment is your living room or family room. You want to hang out where the lounge furniture is the most comfortable and sofas or chairs create a sense of homeliness. Filling this important space with cheap furniture is unlikely to bring you the same long-lasting comfort as a quality chaise lounge or a couch. These choices will directly affect the quality of your evenings as you wind down from the daily grind.

While planning a renovation or redesign, weigh up the priorities of seating, heating, an entertainment unit and bookcases. Identify your main activity in the room and and design around that. Many living rooms aren't complete without a fireplace, but if you can't accommodate that, invest in built-in or furniture that suits your home. Common trends include Danish furniture and other kinds of Scandinavian furniture. Plush sofas, recliner chairs and sofa beds will always be popular. Finally, when the big components are planned out, think about what colour scheme and decor will best suit you and your family. If needed, an interior designer can help here.

Should I include a fireplace in my living room or family room?


Depending on your climate, a fireplace might be a great way to add warmth and interest to your living space. Even if your location is warm year-round, you can always add a faux fireplace or nonfunctioning fireplace as part of your decor. There are many options to choose from, so be sure to check them out. A wood-burning fireplace gives an authentic experience, though a gas one still emits heat without the mess. A double-sided or corner unit strays from the ordinary, or you can go with a wood stove fireplace if you're looking for a piece of art. If you want a contemporary touch, veer away from the traditional wood or tile mantel by going with stone, concrete or metal instead.

What kind of built-ins should I add to my living room?


Although it might not seem glamorous, having enough storage is instrumental when it comes to keeping the room organised and practical. Built-in bookcases, shelves and cabinets are a great way to add hidden, functional storage for all the knickknacks you accumulate. Movie and gaming buffs will love a custom entertainment centre, with enough cabinets for movies, speakers and electronic accessories; you can even create a media room with a projector and lounge chairs! If you still have room to spare, include a booth for homework or craft projects.

How do I decorate my home interiors?


When it comes to decorating, neutrals are always the safe option because they look good and never go out of style. They also give any artwork you hang enough breathing space. If you do want to try out a bolder colour scheme, add colour with walls and accessories. That way, if you get sick of a colour, you can quickly repaint the walls and find new knickknacks, instead of having to replace your sofas every time trends change. Popular colours include blue, green and grey, but don't be afraid to try bright colours like red or yellow, even if it's just on an accent wall. Finally, make sure there is plenty of light. Recessed or track lighting are great ways to hit every corner — better yet, add more natural light by installing additional windows or a skylight.

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