Brick & Gable House
Brick & Gable House
Breathe Architecture
Inspiration for a scandinavian family room in Melbourne with a library, light hardwood floors and a built-in media wall.
Property Styling - Victoria St
Property Styling - Victoria St
Sapphire Living Interiors
This is an example of a beach style formal living room in Other with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a standard fireplace, no tv and brown floor.
Eastwood Apartment
Eastwood Apartment
Hosking Interior Design
The clients artwork was incorporated into a neutral scheme. All of the Lounge furniture was new and selected for the space.
Inspiration for a small contemporary open concept living room in Adelaide with white walls, a wall-mounted tv, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
Chloe Project
Chloe Project
Orno Interiors
Photo of a transitional living room in Perth with grey walls, dark hardwood floors and brown floor.
Contemporary Coastal Style House
Contemporary Coastal Style House
I For Style
Contemporary, cutting-edge design is what exemplifies this house, everywhere you look! The living area is light and bright.
Design ideas for an expansive contemporary open concept living room in Other with medium hardwood floors, a corner fireplace, a stone fireplace surround, a wall-mounted tv, grey walls and brown floor.
Randwick
Randwick
HBH Joinery
Inspiration for a contemporary living room in Other with white walls, light hardwood floors, a built-in media wall and beige floor.
The Gallery Display Broadbeach
The Gallery Display Broadbeach
Designing Spaces and Places
Inspiration for a contemporary living room in Gold Coast - Tweed.
Hampton House Renovation
Hampton House Renovation
Hart Builders Pty Ltd
Formal Living Room Photo Credit: Martina Gemmola Styling: Bask Interiors and Bea + Co
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary formal enclosed living room in Melbourne with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a tile fireplace surround, no tv, brown floor and a corner fireplace.
The Boulevard
The Boulevard
Caroline Touzeau Design
Inspiration for a transitional living room in Melbourne.
Hanley Villa
Hanley Villa
Studio aem
This is an example of a transitional living room in Sydney.
Glenrich Builders - Brunswick
Glenrich Builders - Brunswick
Glenrich Builders
Incorporate modern materials, like timber and glass, then unite them with plush furnishings, for a cosy retreat
Inspiration for a scandinavian living room in Melbourne with white walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
Kew Sale
Kew Sale
Top Snap South East Melbourne
Inspiration for a transitional living room in Melbourne with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a standard fireplace, a metal fireplace surround, no tv and brown floor.
Longueville
Longueville
Henry and Co Interiors
Photographer: Mitch Fong
This is an example of a mid-sized contemporary open concept living room in Wollongong with white walls, light hardwood floors, no fireplace, a freestanding tv and brown floor.
Photoshoots for Advantage Interior Design - 2019
Photoshoots for Advantage Interior Design - 2019
An Phuong Gorham
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary open concept living room in Sydney with grey walls and grey floor.
Coal Coast Cottage
Coal Coast Cottage
Jessi Eve
Interior by Jessi Eve Photography for Beni Kesh by Ashleigh Nicole Studio
Photo of a beach style living room in Wollongong.
Rolling Ladder House
Rolling Ladder House
Light House Architecture & Science
Inspiration for a small contemporary open concept family room in Canberra - Queanbeyan with a library, white walls, concrete floors, a concealed tv and grey floor.
Pottsville Beach House
Pottsville Beach House
Fatfish Photography
Interior Architectural Photography by Fatfish Photography
Design ideas for a beach style living room in Gold Coast - Tweed.
Kewarra Beach Renovation
Kewarra Beach Renovation
Nathan Verri Pty Ltd
Tropical open concept living room in Cairns with white walls, medium hardwood floors, brown floor, exposed beam and vaulted.
Contemporary Heritage
Contemporary Heritage
Berkeley Interiors
Transitional open concept living room in Brisbane with grey walls, a standard fireplace and beige floor.
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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