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Cleveland House
Cleveland House
Hausable - Property Photographers
Photography by Josh Douglas of Hausable Photography
Contemporary open concept living room in Brisbane with grey walls and beige floor.
Display Home: Fortitude
Display Home: Fortitude
Metricon
Rumpus Room | The Designer by Metricon Fortitude, on display in Warragul, VIC.
Photo of a beach style enclosed living room in Other with beige walls, carpet and brown floor.
Brighton White House
Brighton White House
Macasar Building
This is an example of a contemporary living room in Melbourne.
The Nest
The Nest
Kalka
Integration of indoor and outdoor living, designed by Shaun Lockyer and photographed by Cathy Schusler.
Modern open concept living room in Brisbane.
Contemporary Designer Home with City Views
Contemporary Designer Home with City Views
Pilcher Residential
Pilcher Residential
Inspiration for a contemporary open concept living room in Sydney with white walls, medium hardwood floors, no fireplace, a wall-mounted tv and brown floor.
Daytona Drive
Daytona Drive
Create Homes
Photo of a contemporary living room in Perth with white walls and a ribbon fireplace.
Floreat Residence
Floreat Residence
Moda Interiors
This living room is one of 3 in the home. Wooden Floors are Australian Brushbox. Furniture was custom made in Perth, Western Australia. D Max Photography
Industrial Townhouse
Industrial Townhouse
DCM Building Design & Drafting
Industrial living room in Sunshine Coast.
Freshwater Residence
Freshwater Residence
Lovett Custom Homes
Photo of a contemporary living room in Sydney.
Ascot Residence
Ascot Residence
Verandah House
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional formal living room in Brisbane with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a standard fireplace, a metal fireplace surround, no tv and brown floor.
The Peir
The Peir
Action Kitchens
Transitional living room in Brisbane with grey walls, medium hardwood floors, a standard fireplace, a wall-mounted tv and brown floor.
Cannon Hill Residence
Cannon Hill Residence
Highgate House
Photo of a traditional formal enclosed living room in Brisbane with white walls, dark hardwood floors, a standard fireplace, brown floor and coffered.
Range Rd
Range Rd
Studio AKA
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary open concept living room in Adelaide with white walls, concrete floors, a wall-mounted tv and grey floor.
Austin House
Austin House
Dieppe Design
This is an example of a contemporary living room in Sydney.
A Transformation on Hope Island
A Transformation on Hope Island
Mannigan Edwards Interiors
Large contemporary open concept living room in Gold Coast - Tweed with white walls, a built-in media wall and grey floor.
Fairlight Residence
Fairlight Residence
Infinite Design Studio
Prue Ruscoe
Inspiration for a transitional open concept living room in Sydney with white walls, dark hardwood floors and no fireplace.
Concrete House
Concrete House
Matt Gibson Architecture + Design
Design ideas for a modern formal open concept living room in Melbourne with white walls, a concrete fireplace surround, grey floor, concrete floors and a ribbon fireplace.
Austin 248, Seven Creeks Estate, Kialla
Austin 248, Seven Creeks Estate, Kialla
User
Living Room in Austin 248, from the Alpha Collection by JG King Homes. Truecore steel frame construction with Colorbond steel roof.
Beach style living room in Melbourne with white walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
Woollahra House
Woollahra House
Greta Unkuri Interiors
Formal Living, Woollahra
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary open concept living room in Sydney with plywood floors, no fireplace, no tv and brown floor.
Harmony Flair Calderwood
Harmony Flair Calderwood
Masterton
Home theatre. With kitchen to left of image
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary enclosed living room in Other with grey walls, carpet, a wall-mounted tv and grey floor.
A living room, often referred to as a lounge room in Australia and New Zealand, is the hub of the home. If you only have one living room in the house, it’s likely to serve multiple purposes: be it a place to watch TV, play games, spend quality time with family or hang out with friends. If you have the luxury of two living areas, one is usually a formal living room or lounge room, reserved for reading, relaxing and entertaining. A successful living room design is inviting, has enough seating for the whole clan – a comfortable couch is a must – and encourages conversation. Browse photos on Houzz for living room layouts, furniture and decor, and strike up a conversation with the interior designers or architects of your favourite picks. For even more living room ideas, check out the Stories section on Houzz.

Which living room layouts will work best for you?


Every living area will have design challenges. A long, narrow lounge room, for example, risks looking like a hallway if furniture is lined up against the walls. Instead, opt for small furniture items, like a cosy two-seater couch, and create various focal points throughout the space. In square living rooms, a symmetrical layout encourages a formal setting. Place seating on either side of the room, with a focal point in the middle to pull the room together. For a truly intimate vibe, replace your couch with some occasional chairs positioned around a coffee table or ottoman. This will make the main focus conversation. An open-plan home – one where the lines are blurred between kitchen, dining and living – may require a layout that focuses on definition. You’ll want to make sure furniture doesn’t block the flow between spaces, and instead use something like an area rug to create zones.

How can you decorate your living room?


The living room can be a place in which to show off your personality, but if you want a timeless living room scheme, stick to neutral walls, couches and ottomans. Colour can be added through accessories, and is a lot more interchangeable! Rugs, cushions and throws are great for adding colour, while mirrors, lamps and ceiling lights will set the mood. Make your living room unique by including family heirlooms and photos. For a polished look, try creating a coffee table vignette – you could use books as pedestals or group items together on a tray. Try adding a vase, a mixture of round and rectangular objects and some books.

What are some small living room ideas?


Small living room designs can be tricky to work with, but aren’t doomed to fail. Often, you just have to get creative with furniture. An open-back chaise can create a sense of spaciousness, while small side tables paired together can substitute a coffee table. Even better, an ottoman can be used as a footrest, coffee table or extra seating. Big furniture items like the couch are best kept in light colours, and if there’s room for a coffee table, a glass-top one is best. If you have two spaces in one – perhaps your living room sits in front of a single-wall kitchen – make sure they are connected by decor, colour and style. For definition, just add area rugs, or use your couch as a dividing wall. It’s worth having a few furniture pieces, whether a bookshelf, couch or entertainment unit, in the same colour as the walls, too, so they blend into the room and visually expand the space.

Is open-plan living for you?


Today’s homes often embrace open-plan living, whereby the living room runs off the kitchen and/or dining areas. Open-plan living allows greater functionality, but can risk creating a vast, soulless space if not done right. To avoid a cavernous feel in an open-plan design, define areas with furniture, rugs and lighting, or consider using a wall divider. Also be sure to keep flooring, lighting and materials consistent throughout, for cohesiveness. Noise may be an issue – someone banging pots and pans while you’re watching TV, for example – so include lots of soft furnishings, such as rugs, curtains and couches to help absorb the noise. You will also need to factor in plenty of storage, so mess is kept at bay.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a living room renovation or are building a designer living room from scratch, Houzz has 1,610,708 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Masterton and Greta Unkuri Interiors. Look through living room photos in different colours and styles and when you find a living room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful living room ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.