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Custom Designed Abbotsford House
Custom Designed Abbotsford House
Prebuilt
This is an example of a midcentury living room in Melbourne with white walls and black floor.
Molesworth St House
Molesworth St House
Chan Architecture Pty Ltd
Tatjana Plitt Photography
Inspiration for a contemporary living room in Melbourne with white walls, dark hardwood floors, a ribbon fireplace, a wall-mounted tv and grey floor.
Chic Apartment
Chic Apartment
Shmik Interiors
Suzi Appel
Inspiration for a contemporary formal living room in Melbourne with white walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
RODD POINT HOUSE
RODD POINT HOUSE
Advantage Interior Design
Large contemporary enclosed living room in Sydney with grey walls, medium hardwood floors, brown floor, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace surround, a freestanding tv and decorative wall panelling.
Huon Road
Huon Road
Shift Property Styling
Adam Luttrell - Shift Property Styling
This is an example of a transitional living room in Hobart with beige walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
Whale Beach House
Whale Beach House
TM Design Studio
Design ideas for a contemporary living room in Sydney with white walls, painted wood floors, a wood stove and black floor.
Bowerbird
Bowerbird
Studio Ldm
Anastasia Kariofylldis
Mid-sized contemporary living room in Sunshine Coast with white walls, concrete floors and grey floor.
Stanhope St, Malvern
Stanhope St, Malvern
Clancy Constructions
Jack Lovel
This is an example of a contemporary formal enclosed living room in Melbourne with white walls, light hardwood floors, a standard fireplace, no tv and beige floor.
Ardross - under Construction
Ardross - under Construction
Refined Edge Homes
Design ideas for a contemporary open concept living room in Perth with grey walls and grey floor.
QUEENS PARK
QUEENS PARK
Studio 1 Interiors
Photo of a contemporary formal open concept living room in Sydney with a concealed tv, white walls, medium hardwood floors, no fireplace and brown floor.
Buderim #3
Buderim #3
Menzie Designer Homes Pty Ltd
Lucas Muro frames the steep site and immense views captured by award winning designers Aboda Design Group.
Design ideas for a beach style living room in Sunshine Coast.
Renovation Malvern East
Renovation Malvern East
dcf design group
Contemporary living room with custom built shelving and entertainment unit
Inspiration for a contemporary living room in Melbourne.
Transitional Living Room
Transitional Living Room
Transitional open concept living room in Sydney with white walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
Vassi
Vassi
TMarshall Design
This is an example of a contemporary open concept living room in Brisbane with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a wall-mounted tv and brown floor.
Hunters Hill House
Hunters Hill House
Brett Mickan Interior Design
Thomas Dalhoff
Design ideas for a transitional formal enclosed living room in Sydney with blue walls, medium hardwood floors, a stone fireplace surround, brown floor and a standard fireplace.
Clayfield Colonial Queenslander
Clayfield Colonial Queenslander
User
Design ideas for a traditional living room in Brisbane with beige walls, medium hardwood floors, a wood stove, a brick fireplace surround, brown floor, timber and planked wall panelling.
Moulton - Renovation
Moulton - Renovation
Big House Little House
This is an example of a contemporary formal open concept living room in Brisbane with white walls, concrete floors and grey floor.
R + B Residence
R + B Residence
The Dept of Design
Contemporary living room in Canberra - Queanbeyan with white walls and grey floor.
Lounge room Turramurra
Lounge room Turramurra
Alix Helps Interiors
Helen Ward - Inward Outward
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary living room in Sydney with white walls, light hardwood floors, a standard fireplace and beige floor.
Stanton Road
Stanton Road
Brett Mickan Interior Design
Thomas Dalhoff
Design ideas for an eclectic living room in Sydney with medium hardwood floors, brown floor and beige walls.
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 1,599,492 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Refined Edge Homes and Shmik 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.