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Living Room Design Photos

Milton Display Home
Milton Display Home
Mincove Homes
Photo of a contemporary living room in Wollongong.
Bayview House
Bayview House
BuildHer Collective
Open Plan Kitchen + Dining + Family Room
Photo of a large contemporary open concept living room in Melbourne with grey floor and white walls.
Riverview Home
Riverview Home
Anoushka Allum Design
Photo of a large contemporary open concept living room in Sydney with grey walls, light hardwood floors, a wood fireplace surround, a wall-mounted tv, a standard fireplace and brown floor.
Timeless Sub-Penthouse
Timeless Sub-Penthouse
Cordony Group
Inspiration for a small contemporary living room in Sydney with grey walls, light hardwood floors and beige floor.
Munro St
Munro St
Sublime Spaces
DMF Images
This is an example of a mid-sized transitional open concept living room in Brisbane with grey walls, light hardwood floors and beige floor.
Hunters Hill
Hunters Hill
TKD Architects
Michael Nicholson
Design ideas for a country living room in Sydney with brown walls, medium hardwood floors, a standard fireplace and brown floor.
Manly House 03
Manly House 03
mm+j architects
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional formal open concept living room in Sydney with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a corner fireplace, a brick fireplace surround, a wall-mounted tv and brown floor.
Sunshine Parade Reno
Sunshine Parade Reno
Your Home Designs
Beach style living room in Central Coast.
Powderly
Powderly
Bryant Alsop Architects
Rhiannon Slatter
This is an example of a transitional living room in Melbourne with medium hardwood floors, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace surround, beige walls and brown floor.
Bentleigh House
Bentleigh House
MMAD Architecture
Contemporary living room in Melbourne.
Clifton Hill house renovation
Clifton Hill house renovation
Meredith Lee
Blue painted sitting room (snug) with open fire, linen sheer curtains and a range of furniture styles. A cosy winter room.
This is an example of an eclectic living room in Melbourne.
BLACK ROCK
BLACK ROCK
INDIGO INTERIOR DESIGN
This is an example of a contemporary open concept living room in Melbourne with white walls, light hardwood floors, a ribbon fireplace, a wall-mounted tv and beige floor.
Austin House
Austin House
Dieppe Design
This is an example of a contemporary living room in Sydney.
Rule Addition
Rule Addition
Lurie Concepts
Design ideas for a contemporary open concept living room in Perth with white walls, concrete floors, a freestanding tv and brick walls.
Project Kew
Project Kew
Finnes Building Group
Design ideas for a contemporary living room in Melbourne.
Maclaine 33, Allure Collection
Maclaine 33, Allure Collection
User
Family Room in Maclaine 33, from the Allure Collection by JG King Homes. Truecore steel frame construction with Colorbond steel roof.
Contemporary living room in Melbourne with grey walls, dark hardwood floors and brown floor.
Yarraville – Sustainable Home
Yarraville – Sustainable Home
Michael Worth Projects
Photo of a contemporary living room in Melbourne with white walls, concrete floors, a wall-mounted tv and grey floor.
Artarmon House Interior Design
Artarmon House Interior Design
Advantage Interior Design
Photo of a contemporary living room in Sydney with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a standard fireplace, a freestanding tv, brown floor and a stone fireplace surround.
Anstey Street, Claremont
Anstey Street, Claremont
Hardy Constructions
Transitional living room in Perth with grey walls, dark hardwood floors, a standard fireplace and brown 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.
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 1,633,842 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Sublime Spaces and Faucet Strommen. 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.