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.
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.
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.
The large framed equine drawing above the fireplace is by Nicola Hicks. The original sash windows were refurbished and double glazed by Hayden Construction. For 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.
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.
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.
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.
8. Statement lighting
A dark grey feature wall and structural light shade in create real wow factor in this Victorian terraced house.
9. Clever design
The polished plaster feature stretching over and above the fireplace has concealed lighting which changes colour to create ambience.
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.
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.