Whether you’ve got a separate cosy living room, or a living area that links to other parts of your home, ensure you make it a space where you want to spend time with friends and family.

Check out these beautiful living areas, from deep and moody to bright and airy, to find inspiration for your perfect lounge.

1. Geometric prints

The owners of this six-bedroom Edwardian property in Yorkshire decorated all four walls in Ferm Living’s Lines Wallpaper in Dark Blue from Cloudberry Living. This gives a very striking appearance.

geometric print blue living room

The Fedro Rug is from La Redoute. The Ritchie Sofas are from made.com,  the floor lamp is from Habitat, and the cage pendant light is from Nordium.

2. Wooden ceiling

The owner of this was three-bedroom , Victorian property in Hackney, London was keen to try out new materials in the design, including wood panelling from UK Flooring Direct for the ceiling, which complements the Paris Rooftops paint from Paint & Paper Library.

wooden ceiling in a dark living room

Pendant lights, Suck UK. Flooring, Parquet Flooring. Sofa, Made.com.

3. Statement rug

Pairing a dark wood parquet floor with neutral walls and high-quality furnishings gives an opulent feel to this space, which is located inside a restored semi-detached villa in Wandsworth, London.

living room with wood parquet floor and cow hide rug

The large framed equine drawing above the fireplace is by Nicola Hicks. The original sash windows were refurbished and double glazed by Hayden ConstructionFor a large rug, try City Cows.

4. Library wall

Smart storage plays a staring role in this contemporary mezzanine-level living room inside an Edwardian terrace house in Clapham. The black shelving-cum-TV unit and hidden red bar area are  both bespoke and were built by Hungarian firm, Geppetto.

living room with library wall and built-in bar

For a black modular wall storage unit, try the Kallax from Ikea. A large skylight, from Clement Windows, floods the space with natural light. Grey sofa, John Lewis. Engineered wood flooring, Wooden Flooring Shop. Woodburning stove, Envirostoves.

5. Eclectic combination

Combining vintage buys with high street finds resulted in this eclectic living room inside a five-bedroom Victorian terrace in west London. 

living room with green velvet sofa

Lloyd Loom chair, Ardingly Antiques Fair. Rug, Webtappeti. Green velvet sofa, Ebay; for similar, try the Scott from Made.com. Cushions, made from material bought at Fabric Yard. The pendant light is from Grave Hill Lighting.

6. Ethnic patterns

The owners of this recently renovated two-bedroom Victorian terrace in Ealing, London, felt it was lacking in personality when they moved in, so set about adding interest using a colour scheme of white, blue and browns. 

a boho and eclectic living room with leather armchairs in a Victorian terrace

Leather armchairs, Maison du Monde. TV unit, Ikea. The elephant side table was bought at anIndian import shop in Southall. For a similar rug, try Farnham Antique Carpets.

7. Mid-century styling

Introducing a wall of cedar cladding gives a Mid-century feel to this living room, located in a sleek contemporary extension to a 1950s house in Winchester. The cladding continues to the outside area, past the aluminium-framed sliding doors from Spire Glass. For similar polished concrete flooring, try Lazenby. The owner has combined an original Ladderax bookcase with a vintage G Plan coffee table and chairs inherited from her father-in-law.

wood clad living room with a midcentury feel

For authentic furniture, try Pamono. Leather sofa, Laura Ashley. Striped rug, John Lewis. Curved chrome floor lamp, Made.com.

8. Statement lighting

A dark grey feature wall and structural light shade in create real wow factor in this Victorian terraced house.

black living room with statement light fitting

Feature wall, in Madison Grey matt emulsion, and the light shade, both from Abigail Ahern. Coffee table, Habitat. Rug and mirror, both Ikea.

9. Clever design

The polished plaster feature stretching over and above the fireplace has concealed lighting which changes colour to create ambience.

grey sofa with orange accessories

Sofas, Camerich. Coffee table and all cushions, Rockett St George. Rug, Ikea. Fire, Stova.

10. Feeling blue

The owner of this six-bedroom semi-detached early Edwardian house in Acton, West London,  chose to paint the walls in Farrow & Ball’s Plummet, which makes the furniture and accessories pop.

large blue living room

Sofa, Oka. Lamp, The Old Cinema. Bespoke wing chair, in Moon & Sons fabric. Bespoke footstool, in Pierre Frey fabric. Blinds, made from Cloth Shop fabric. For a similar chandelier, try John Lewis.

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