Living room design ideas, inspiration & pictures

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A living room forms the best place in a household by providing conditions to relax and entertain as we like. Where do we want to wind down after a long day? Where do we put our feet up and relax? Yes, you guessed it, the living room. This time homify presents the different types and style of living room that there are. So sit down, put your feet up and we will assist you on how to make the best out of your home.

Living room:

The living room is used for family get-togethers and for leisure time. Generally, the living room consists of couches, sofas, tables, chairs and a TV. Often the largest room in the house is picked to serve this purpose. The living room is also designed for entertaining guests or friends. (But you knew that already.) So let’s move on to the important stuff, the crucial questions:

Where should I place the sofa? 

Ask any interior designer and they'll tell you that the place where you put your sofa is critical in terms of creating a beautiful and functional living room. It does not matter if your living room is big or small, having the right furniture arrangement can make it look perfect and enjoyable. Here are some practical ideas: 

1. Sofas opposite each other: for a sociable and relaxed aesthetic. Have one nearer the television, so the other can be reserved for chatting or reading! 

2. Using the wall of your living room: make your sofa span the whole width of a wall to really amplify the size of your space. 

3. Using the corner of your room: put a corner to good use by popping a super squishy and comfortable sofa in it! A little wall lighting would make for a very cozy spot. You could even add cushioned wall panels to your corner sofa, to create a really snug little nook that makes reading and cuddling even more of a treat! A corner sofa is the perfect choice when you are actually installing a sofa bed as well! 

4. Placing it in the center of the room:  in a bid to make the furniture divide the space, without being as oppressive or heavy as a solid wall? What a clever idea that allows the space to remain feeling open! 

5. Creating a focal point in the living room: place your sofa directly in front of something that you know you won't get bored of looking at. A media center or a shelving system is the obvious choice.

What kind of sofa should I pick? 


The sofa-bed combo

A common reason why most people own one and why you definitely need one is that it saves space by performing dual functions. Particularly for those living in a studio or small city apartments where adjusting regular furniture can be quite a task. A sofa bed offers a stylish place to sit and a practical place to sleep lending extra room for other belongings and furniture pieces.


Rustic 

The raw and natural feeling of wood are perfect for a cottage house by the countryside. 

A classic sectional 

If you're looking for comfort, coziness and a family-appropriate classic, look no further than a sectional. Available in a wide range of sizes, colors, and upholstery, sectionals offer everything a normal couch can, except they can be great for larger families and those who like to entertain and provide seating for all! 

Soft neutrals 

Have a great living room full of bold colors? Why not neutralize the effect a little bit with a medium-sized sofa in a lighter color palette.   Fun & funky Add lots of bright colors in your home to cheer up your guests and those around you? Why not consider a sofa in a fun and funky color!   

Bold 

This industrial-style eclectic space has a lot of colors, patterns, and mixtures happening. In a living room like this it is important to have one large, bold piece to make the room feel grounded and real. 

Vintage-inspired 

Vintage sofas offer those long-lost quirky, yet minimal designs that are hard to find these days. The color options usually range from olive greens to burnt oranges and plush blues. 

Stunning upholstery 

Have a sofa that you love but looking for a way to give it a facelift? Why not choose some great upholstery, just like this couch.   

Minimal 

Clean and subtle, the finish of the house and the decor is bright and simple.

Lounging sofa 

If you're looking for something a bit unique and quirky, yet still functional—look no further than a classic lounging sofa.    

Modern 

Similar to the minimal style, the modern approach relies on technology, making your living room function perfectly. 

Scandinavian 

Known for its cozy and intuitive aesthetics, Scandinavian design features distinct patterns and subtle colors. We see that in the carpet and the yellow chair. 

Industrial 

The appeal of industrial design comes from unfinished walls and eccentric decorations. Just look at the finish of the wall, floor, and ceiling of this living room. Don't you think that 'OK' light is interesting, too? 

Classic 

Nothing beats the classic. Soft fabrics, neutral colors, timeless furniture, these are all the things that make a living room stylish. 

A perimeter sofa 

Which literally looks to totally encompass the whole room! The only issue you'd have is trying to choose which section to actually sit on! 

Where can I find a perfect living room? 

homify is the place to find a perfect living room. We not only offer the chance for you to get in contact with the perfect professional for your project, we now have an online shop for you to research options from the comfort of your living room.   

Here are a few things to consider before designing your living room:


Seating arrangements, furniture, and their sizes. 

Art that complements the room's style. 

Keep it clean and welcoming. 

Consider lighting. 

Curtains or blinds: color, texture, material. 

Mirrors to make the living room look larger. 

TV space / entertainment center. 

Carpets designs, Chandeliers, Vase. 

Bring some green in it with plants and flowers. 

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