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This craftsman living room features a wall of windows and a shed ceiling lined with natural wood beams. Tall marble fireplace and a unique area rug topped with a modular coffee table add nice touches.
This living room features a brick fireplace and a vaulted ceiling lined with wood beams. Potted plants create tropical feels in the room.
Wrought iron pendants along with an abstract painting above the white brick fireplace adorn this light and airy living room.
The gray hue of the L-shaped sofa is mirrored on the fireplace flanked by wooden built-ins. The living room includes vinyl flooring and a soaring vaulted ceiling clad in wood planks.
Craftsman living room with wood-beamed ceiling, dark hardwood flooring, and a stone fireplace lined with a rustic mantel. A wall of windows bathes the room with natural light.
Multicolored walls add a striking interest to this living room. It features a vaulted ceiling and wide plank flooring topped by a patterned area rug.
Craftsman living room designed with interesting details including chevron patterns from the wingback chairs and pillows and bold multi-panel artworks that stand out against the plain gray walls.
Matching blue sofas and draperies complements well with the brown walls and wooden furnishings of this living room.
Massive windows and a soaring cathedral ceiling framed with rustic beams help brighten up this craftsman-style living room.
The bright living area features dark wood tables, a striped area rug, and deep blue sectionals that add a pop of color to the room.
Living room with fabric seats, a trunk chest coffee table, and a stone fireplace flanked by dark wood cabinets and floating shelves. Large windows on the left wall bring in an abundant amount of natural light.
This living room has brown leather seats, a stone fireplace, and a trunk chest coffee table that matches the wood-paneled walls. Massive windows at the right side take in incredible views.
A leather sectional sofa, patterned armchairs, and an ornate glass-top coffee table give this living room a classic vibe.
Natural wood elements running throughout the living room creates a warm and cozy atmosphere while a stone fireplace sets a dramatic focal point.
A corner fireplace clad in striking stones creates a stunning character to this beige living room. It is furnished with fabric seats, wooden tables, and a large area rug.
Bright living room with light hardwood flooring, a brick fireplace, and white shiplap walls that extend to the beamed ceiling. French doors dressed in neutral drapes extend the living space outdoors.
A stone fireplace sets a striking focal point while small potted plants bring a refreshing ambiance to this living room
This living room is graced with a decorative beamed ceiling and a framed artwork with intricate detailing fixed against the light gray wall.
The neutral palette of this living room is balanced by ambient lighting from the stone fireplace and recessed lights fitted on the coffered ceiling.
This is a spacious and airy living room with a tall ceiling paired with a large glass wall. This brings in natural lighting for the dark leather sofa set and the dark hardwood flooring warmed by the large stone fireplace on the far end.
This is an elegant formal living room with white exposed beams at the gray ceiling that matches the light gray sofas and the fireplace with a white mantle. These are contrasted by the dark gray cushioned armchairs as well as the dark coffee table.
This is a small living room showing the wooden coffee table in the middle of the dark gray sofa set as well as a large potted plant in the corner. These are complemented by the dark gray sofa set that contrasts the light gray tones of the walls and ceiling.
This is a cozy and intimate living room with a carpeted flooring that matches the earthy beige walls above the wainscoting. This is then contrasted by the sofa set and black coffee table across from the fireplace.
This intimate living room has a gray carpeted flooring to match the gray sofa set and the gray walls above the white wainscoting. This blends well with the white mantle of the fireplace and the ceiling.
This is a formal living room with a white tray ceiling that has recessed lights and exposed beams. This is illuminated by the glass wall that complements the beige sofas and armchair beside the stone fireplace.
The tall glass wall of this living room gives a balance to the dark brown leather sofa and armchair that matches well with the dark hardwood flooring and the two embedded wooden shelves flanking the stone fireplace.
This is a homey living room with earthy beige walls complemented by the wainscoting. These are then complemented by the patterned dark gray sofa set and the black wooden coffee table that stands out against the beige carpeted flooring.
This living room has a couple of beige comfortable sofas on each side of the glass-top coffee table across from the fireplace that has a white mantle. This matches well with the white cathedral ceiling that has exposed dark wooden beams.
The beige walls of this family room match perfectly with the L-shaped sectional sofa. This whole room is then brightened by the abundance of natural lighting coming in from the tall set of glass windows on the side.
This living room has exposed wooden beams on its beige ceiling to pair with the dark hardwood flooring that is covered with a colorful patterned area rug that pairs well with the pillows and sheets of the sofa set facing the fireplace.
The gorgeous wooden elements of the hardwood flooring, built-in cabinetry, coffee table, and exposed beams of the cathedral ceiling are complemented by the green area rug, colorful patterned sofa, and the stone fireplace.
An expansive Craftsman-Style living room featuring a vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams and cream carpet with a velvet blue border that matches the armchair over a hardwood flooring.
Craftsman-Style living room accented by exposed wood beams that match the hardwood flooring and window frames. It has an L-shaped sectional sofa that faces the fireplace mounted on the stone wall and pillar.
The fresh, green living room features a stone wall that complements the light hardwood floor along with gray sectionals that sit on a green rug.
Craftsman-Style living room with yellow walls, white ceiling with exposed black beams, and glass doors that bring a lot of natural light in. It also features a navy blue printed rug that adds personality to the area.
Spacious living room with a brown couch, leather recliners, and a baby grand piano over a hardwood floor.
White Craftsman-Style living room accented by a gray tufted sofa and checkered blue armchairs that accents the velvet blue center table. It has a modern fireplace placed between elegant white cabinets.
A cozy Craftsman-Style living room with yellow walls above wood panel walls complementing the coffered wood ceiling beam. It features a white L-shaped sofa along with the glass center table and white armchairs.
Charming pendants hung from a wood vaulted ceiling over the small craftsman living room. It has a wood-burning fireplace and wooden sofa set that sits over a vintage rug.
Craftsman-Style living room with wooden ceiling and floor along with glass door and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the outdoor scenery.
The gorgeous blue living room features a half-dark wood wainscoting wall and herringbone-patterned hardwood flooring. It has a built-in window seat nook fitted with a blue upholstered cushion and a contrasting black and white checkered chair.
Gray living room accented with wooden crown moldings and window frames. It has a gray sectional with armchairs and an ottoman center table that sits on a red vintage rug.
Craftsman-Style living room with a built-in bookshelf next to the fireplace mounted to a white tiled wall. It has wooden chairs and stools paired with a wooden center table.
Formal Craftsman-Style living room offers cozy seats over a hardwood flooring along with a modern red brick fireplace.
Brown leather chairs surrounded the wooden center table that faces the fireplace in this small living room. The whole area is covered by a green vintage rug.
Craftsman-Style living room styled with a silver sunburst mirror atop a stone fireplace and indoor plants that give life to the room. It also features a white sectional sofa set paired with a wooden coffee table.
A charming chandelier warms this Craftsman-Style living room that’s surrounded with floor to ceiling glass windows letting you enjoy the outdoor view filled with greeneries.
The clean white living room features a gray accent wall against wainscoted white walls mounted with a round mirror that complements the glass center table.
A green brick fireplace stands out in this wooden living room. It features exposed wood beams ceiling with hanging pendant lights along with a wooden sofa set sitting on a red vintage rug.
Craftsman-Style living room with red leather sofa set paired with a wooden coffee table faces the stone fireplace. It has a vaulted wood ceiling and glass windows overlooking a spectacular mountain view.
The Craftsman style living room isn’t a well-defined design concept, but if you’re interested in giving it a shot anyway, in this article, we’ll give you a few craftsman living room design ideas. Canonically, the craftsman style living room seems to work well as a cozy living space when there isn’t a lot of room to work with and relies on warm colors and an abundance of furniture to create a sense of home.
What Exactly Is A Craftsman Style Living Room?
While it’s not the same concept, the easiest way to explain the craftsman style living room is to compare it to a hobbit home. The primary feature of the craftsman living room design is warmth, created via color, closeness, and comfortable furniture that’s not afraid to improvise.
This improvisation could take the shape of scattering pillows across a shelf to make it into an impromptu couch for the occasional visitor—perfect for the spirit of the craftsman. Craftsman style living rooms tend to get some natural light, but flourish when they have access to an abundance of warm artificial lights—lamps, overhead lights, and anything else.
Warmth in light creates a sense of safety which is one of the craftsman living room’s best traits.
Making The Most Out Of Your Craftsman Space
Craftsman living rooms typically have very little storage space and don’t have room for massive couches or super comfortable chairs. Because of this, design your craftsman living room with the plan to be moving things around as necessary. People will need to pull up chairs to get to the central table. You’ll need to ask someone to move to get to the bookshelf behind them.
These tiny inconveniences are part of the craftsman style living room’s charm, but it can also get a bit frustrating for someone looking for a more traditional living room which offers more space and more functionality. Guests will find your craftsman living room quaint, but a bit cramped. Comfortable, but with just a little bit short on legroom.
Because of these few drawbacks, it’s important to pepper the walls, and other surfaces of the craftsman living room with pieces of art—art that follows natural themes will work especially well—and a few central throw rugs to make sure that everything is warm and soft.
If these ideas don’t appeal to you, check out our larger gallery of living room design ideas.
Craftsman Living Room Furniture Ideas
Welcome to our gallery focusing on the living room and family room furniture and design ideas in the timeless Craftsman style.
Craftsman style is defined by a natural simplicity and crispness of shape, but it’s more than just a look.
Craftsman style arose from the Arts and Crafts movement that sprouted at the turn of the 20th century. It developed as a backlash against the ostentatious style of the Victorian era, rejecting the overly decorative, factory-produced look that had dominated before. The name itself was coined by Gustav Stickley, who established the style with William Morris and others, often inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural work.
Also known as the Arts & Crafts movement, the aim is to create something as functionally utilitarian as it is beautiful, without the extravagance of extraneous styling. Let’s talk about exactly what the style looks like in practice.
Our top featured room, pictured above, is a luxurious space that’s been put together from the beginning with craftsman style in mind. The built-in shelving and room dividing pillars mimic the look of the furniture itself for a truly cohesive experience. This home comes from Zillow Digs™.
The most important element is wood. It informs the emphasis on the simple natural beauty that defines the style. Craftsman furniture is almost never painted, instead of showcasing the rich grain of the wood, which is usually oak but can appear in other species.
The color palette extends from the materials, with a sense of muted beauty derived from the natural wood used in its construction. You’ll see color tones of stone, bark, leaves, even grass. Other natural colors are acceptable, so long as they mesh with the grittiness of the outdoor world.
The style embraces sturdy, unadorned furnishings that look as strong as they are. The style itself is about function as form, making up for a lack of ornamentation with an elegant sense of detail and balance.
Craftsman style emphasizes handmade detail above all. No matter the exact shape and size of a given piece of furniture, it will look like it could have been built 100 years ago as well as it could be built now.
One of the exceptions to the natural wood rule is the frequent appearance of metal accents. But instead of chrome and steel, which would look wildly out of place, the style incorporates bronze, brass, and copper with antique finishes. These touches complement the wood tones and emphasize the overall handcrafted, timeless nature of the style.
We gathered some of our favorite examples of Craftsman living room and family room furniture to showcase exactly how this unique style can look in your home. From entertainment centers to bookshelves and beyond, there is a startling variety of common living and family room accouterments that look great in this style.
We’ve broken down our selections by category, beginning with TV stands. After our selection of favorite craftsman furniture pieces, we’ve got a handful of fully designed craftsman living and family rooms to check out.
Read on to see some of the best examples of Craftsman style living room and family room ideas we’ve seen.
We love a solid TV stand and think that the Craftsman style works exceptionally well with this piece of furniture. Whether a simple hutch or large wall-size construction, the style keeps this elegant, sharp, and sturdy looking.
1. Riverside Craftsman Home Entertainment Center
For our first piece of craftsman style furniture, we wanted to showcase something big and bold. This large entertainment center features a center console for the TV itself, flanked by a pair of tall glass-enclosed shelves, with a bridge over the top connecting the pieces. In addition to the sharply defined natural wood construction, it features slim accent pieces above and below the TV gap, plus built-in lighting in the cabinetry.
2. Home Styles Modern Craftsman Console
This console-style piece features our first instance of metal, pairing perfectly with the rich wood tones of the stand. This design sees a thick tabletop with large drawers framed with a pair of lower shelves by a thin black metal structure, plus matching drawer handles for an extra dose of contrast.
3. Sauder Boone Mountain Anywhere Console
The unvarnished tone of the wood used in this gorgeously simple TV stand gives it an almost rustic look, but the sturdy framing, thick wood, and sharply creased drawers nail the Craftsman look. A stand like this would work perfectly in a similarly trimmed room, or stand out as an accent in a more modern styled space.
4. Riverside Craftsman Home 60 inch TV Console
This handsome TV stand echoes the design of the first entry on our list, with a slim accent layer below the top surface and rich natural wood all around. The thick-framed, unfussy design features a pair of glass door cabinets for component access, plus an open shelf for speakers or media. It’s an elegant solution enhanced by its balanced Craftsman design.
Coffee tables are one of the most important pieces of furniture you can choose for your home. These low and wide tables provide a focal point for the living room and offer an invaluable resource: surface space to keep drinks, dishes, and any decoration you’d like to have out in the open.
5. Craftsman Home Coffee with Lift Top by Riverside Furniture
Craftsman style works superbly when it comes to coffee tables. They’re often the literal centerpiece of a living room, surrounded by furniture and playing host to any drinks or dishes brought into the room. The great feature of this model, aside from its sleek styling, is a smooth operating lift top mechanism, allowing you to bring the surface right to you. It’s perfect for dining or browsing the internet, and it hides away when not in use.
6. Hearthstone II Occasional Coffee Table by Wildon Home
This rich natural wood coffee table is an exemplary form of the Craftsman style, with thick clearly defined slats and solid legs forming a simple but elegant shape. The tabletop features a pair of natural slate accents for a bit of relatively extravagant style, plus a lower shelf for additional storage or display space.
7. Coffee Table by Wildon Home
Here’s another elegant, rich wood coffee table with a subtle but gorgeous accent in the tabletop. Here we see slate tiles encompassing most of the surface area, framed in thick wood beams all around. The table features a bit of ornamentation around the edges, strung between the legs, but it’s unfussy and sleek, remaining true to the style.
8. Sauder Boone Mountain Coffee Table
While Craftsman-style often leans slightly toward rustic minimalism, this table is probably the furthest in that direction we’ve yet seen. Curved wood pieces make for a warmly natural look, as does the light unvarnished tone. The coffee table fits two drawers in for abundant storage, plus a lower level surface for additional display space.
9. Rolfe Coffee Table by Andover Mills
This stylish coffee table is about as far as you could get from the prior model while still remaining a piece of Craftsman home furnishing. Constructed of richly stained wood panels in slimmer pieces, it’s a more open, modern-looking table with a rather minimalist presence. A triangular design on the sides is all the embellishment it needs.
10. Coffee Table by Andover Mills
While this coffee table appears, at first glance, not unlike the model above, there’s a key distinction. We chose a pair of tables with the same rough structure to highlight just how important the tone and grain of the wood are in a piece of highly visible furniture. The lighter, aged look of this table brings an entirely different mood to the room.
Craftsman style, focused as it is on wood construction, doesn’t encompass a huge variety of seating options. What we do have, however, are spectacular examples of how a style can evolve to match a given piece of unconventional furniture.
11. Craftsman II Recliner by Barcalounger
Our first living room chair features a bold, rich wood frame flanking a thickly padded, plush leather upholstered chair. The simplistic, sharp wood panels create a warm complementary tone with the stressed and comfortable leather, conveying that back-to-basics Craftsman style in a big, comfortable living room seating staple.
12. Caro High Leg Recliner by Signature Design by Ashley
You’ll notice that the dark wood framing of this chair features a similar design to the previous chair, arranging a series of vertical slats between thick layers of natural wood. Free of embellishments, the sleek styling complements the rich leather upholstery well. Here, the wood acts as a warm contrast to the dark leather tone.
13. Copenhagen Genuine Leather Chair by Wayborn
Instead of oak, this chair utilizes the much brighter looking birchwood for its rich natural frame. The chair features that familiar vertical slat design but slightly bowed out to make room for newspaper or magazine storage. Paired with a matching ottoman, it’s bound to be an elegantly comfortable presence in any Craftsman styled living room.
Shelving is a very personal thing. Some folks like a lot of it in the living room and some like to hide it away in home offices or other private areas. We think that living room shelving should be as attractive as it is useful, and Craftsman-style offers many fitting examples.
14. Home Styles Modern Craftsman Tower
This gorgeous, slim tower features rich oak shelving and a brown powder-coated metal frame, perfectly illustrating the simplicity and sturdiness of Craftsman design. The only embellishments are a set of arches beneath the top layer, leaving the stark and strong tower to stand on its own.
15. Craftsman Home Door Bookcase in Americana Oak by Riverside Furniture
Standing at the opposite end of functionality from our prior set of shelving, this model features the familiar touch of a slate accent, wrapping around the top of the structure above a pair of large glass doors that enclose the majority of the unit. This makes for a great protective space where your books and items can be proudly displayed in a simple, elegant fashion.
16. Adept Storage Credenza in Craftsman Oak
Here we return to that more rustic looking tone of rich oak, lighter and less fussy than your average piece of living room furniture. This takes Craftsman styling to its logical conclusion, with sharp edges, few embellishments, and a concise build. It’s handsome without drawing attention to itself, which is about as perfect as you can get in this style.
17. Sauder Dakota Pass Anywhere Media TV Stand in Craftsman Oak
Similar to the above bookshelf, this svelte and squat piece of furniture is another grand example of Craftsman style in a compact, unassuming form. The light natural wood tone lends itself to rustic spaces, or as a counterpoint to more modern rooms. The Craftsman design allows for unique and useful features like the lift-and-hide panel that reveals a pull-out surface.
Desks aren’t exactly a common living room furniture item, but we see them more and more tucked into the corners of large open-plan spaces. These desks are examples of how Craftsman style can result in a utilitarian but handsome piece of home office furniture that can appear unobtrusively in the living room.
18. Modern Craftsman Executive Desk in Deep Brown by Home Styles
Note the familiar dark powder-coated metal framing and slim, but recognizable arches spanning between the legs of this sleek and slim desk, perfectly meshing with the rich oak tabletop. The wood portion of the desk features a set of discreet drawers, perfect for a little bit of storage when you need it most.
19. Modern Craftsman Student Desk and Hutch by Home Styles
Here’s a living room desk that’s a little more elaborate, with a large desktop set of shelving and drawers that adds an additional layer of functionality and presence to the slim framed desk. A pull-out keyboard surface makes for an elegant solution, keeping the compact frame unobtrusive when not in use. The dark powder-coated metal frame acts as the perfect contrast to the warm wood tone.
20. Craftsman Home Corner Computer Desk in Oak by Riverside Furniture
Unlike the previous two Craftsman desks we’ve featured, this model is a little more elaborate, perhaps meant to dominate a smaller home office space than take up the corner of your large open living room. Still, given a properly sized room, this can make for the perfect addition, with its rich all-wood construction and relatively sleek design. The corner shaped desk features an accompanying dresser-like component on casters for easy access.
We wanted to cover a comprehensive selection of Craftsman living room ideas, but some products simply don’t fit a broader category. What follows are a pair of side tables, a wine rack, and even a piece of cat-centric furniture.
21. Sauder Boone Mountain Side Table
Matching one of our coffee table choices above, this rustic styled side table would make the perfect complement, uniting a living room with simple curved natural wood elegance and a light tone that works great in contrast to darker furniture. The thick legs and unadorned surfaces make for a sturdy, no-nonsense presence in any living room.
22. Craftsman Side Table in Medium Brown Oak by Somerton
This elegant design features the familiar light arched shape between legs, plus a set of slim vertical slats for protecting your nicknacks and books. The chunky, thick wood design houses a discreet drawer on the lower level, a perfect little touch of utility for your living room.
23. Modern Craftsman Wine Rack by Home Styles
While it looks at first glance very similar to a couple of our shelving units pictured above, this attractive little piece of furniture is in fact a Craftsman-style wine rack designed to sit in your living room. It’s got layers of rich oak shelving for both glasses and bottles and is adorned with the familiar slim arch and vertical slats in its powder-coated metal framing.
24. Mr. Herzhers Craftsman Series Early American Brown Single Seat Cat Perch
While we don’t normally feature pet furniture of any stripe on this site, we had to make an exception in this case. The sturdy rich wood frame of this cat perch is crafted in the classic Craftsman style, making for a uniquely handsome and cohesive piece of furniture. Whether it’s built for humans or otherwise, a piece of Craftsman furniture will always be a strong, attractive addition to your living room.