You spend a lot of time in your living room, so it not only needs to look great, but it needs to be functional and comfortable. Blending all three things can be tricky, but we've got plenty of ideas to inspire you. Need ideas for other areas too? Our bedroom and bathroom galleries will get you ready for a full house reno!
Think red, white, and blue feels too patriotic? Not when it's paired with geometric lamps and a neutral, patterned rug.
Geometric Pendant Light, $360, jossandmain.com
A pine mantel frames the cozy hearth in this farmhouse living room. Along with apron sinks, Windsor chairs, and tin sconces, an assortment of baskets ups the home's rural charm.
Woven Storage Bins, $21, jossandmain.com
Who says backsplashes are just for your kitchen? Try tiling your fireplace — blue and white if it's a beach house, obvi.
Blue Slipper Chair, $300, target.com
Dark beams add contrast to high and light ceilings. Add a gothic-inspired chandelier to ground it even more.
Elegant furniture juxtaposed with exposed brick walls feels cool and lived-in. Add statement art to break them up.
This rustic great room was built to resemble a converted barn. And those windows, though.
Raw-poplar walls give the feel of "a fisherman's shack." We're forever on island time.
A pendant lamp adds to the jewel-box effect of this lush living room. Even though they used contrasting colors, the darker tones keep it from feeling too bold.
The trompe l'oeil paintings, such as the scrolls that frame the windows in this living room, help break up large walls. You don't have to worry about hanging art in this space.
The mosaic Moroccan tiles are the focal point of this blue-and-white living room. They add an exotic touch to a beach house.
Want the coziest living room ever? You need a velvet couch.
Nothing says nautical more than blue, but it can get way too monochromatic, fast. Use varying shades of blue (and even some touches of green) to keep your space more intriguing.
Lavender walls help this otherwise busy living room feel calm. Chinese ancestral paintings hang over the sofa, framed by ginger jars on wall brackets, and the sofa is upholstered in an overscale ikat.
It's what happens when you create a jungle inside a bungalow. No, we're not just trying to make fetch happen here.
Create a cozy cottage feel with an intimate grouping of furniture. Also, this vintage root table is everything our wood coffee tables aspire to be.
The ultimate bohemian formula: bold wallpaper, patterned pillows, a sheepskin rug, and greenery. Now go and live your best boho life.
This floor is covered in 10 different vintage Moroccan rugs for an inviting feel. To recreate the look, make sure you choose all comfy, durable fabrics.
To up farmhouse vibes, install shiplap. Joanna Gaines would totally approve.
Yellow upholstery will make sure your living room is always sunny, no matter what the weather is outside. Keep the rest of the room white and it'll feel even brighter.
Lacking on space? Permission to forgo the traditional coffee table/sofa setup. A fireside table is the coziest spot for reading or a casual dinner.
The eclectic mix of vintage armchairs, a blue-glass mirror, and a glass-topped rattan side table is total '70s vibes. With a style like this, the bolder, the better.
If you've got tall ceilings, you need a statement chandelier. This modern chandelier picks up the gold accents in the room.
Though the walls and floors in this cottage are neutral, patterned chairs give it a pop. Bright pillows on the sofa add to the tropical feel.
An L-shaped couch not only looks cool, but it makes a corner living area way more functional. To make it stand out even more, choose a bright color.
Here's how you get paneling when your house has none. Red leather nailhead trimming creates the look of wall paneling in this living room.
An understated palette means you can focus on incredible interior architecture and dramatic statement pieces. Can we talk about those beams, please?
Add vibrant color without it overpowering your room by painting bookshelves. It'll accent the room, but not be the focus of the room.
Shiplap over a fireplace and built-in bookshelves feels cozy and inviting. Beach vibes for days.
This living room is simple, clean-lined, and inviting, with a little bit of glamour and a lot of comfort. To highlight the architectural details, the moldings are painted in high-gloss white.
This living room was blessed with original Beaux-Arts plasterwork and parquet, but you can still recreate a French-inspired room at home with a linen-covered bergères and a Louis XVI side table. Vintage curtains and a crystal chandelier complete it.