100 Living Room Design Statistics

Modern living room

We had the good fun of analyzing 916,918 living room designs, from which we’ve distilled that analysis into a set of useful living room statistics, which we set out below.

Our design statistics section basically tells you what the most common design elements are for many aspects and features of each room in a house.

How to use our stats info

If you scroll a little down, you’ll see our first section titled “Living Room Style Statistics”. What this section does is tell you what percentage each style is found in living rooms. For example, 11.83% of living rooms are in the modern style.

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Living Room Style Statistics

Common

Contemporary

29.09%

Traditional

21.72%

Transitional

13.49%

Modern

11.83%

Uncommon

Eclectic

5.45%

Rustic

3.08%

Beach Style

2.68%

Mediterranean

1.93%

Rare

Craftsman

1.92%

Scandinavian

1.87%

Farmhouse

1.81%

Midcentury

1.60%

Very Rare

Industrial

0.97%

Asian

0.95%

Tropical

0.61%

Shabby-Chic Style

0.37%

Extremely Rare

Victorian

0.35%

Southwestern

0.28%

Your living room will usually be the most important room in your house. Your living room’s style will usually match your overall home’s style, however, if you are building your own home or redecorating your entire house then you might want to choose the style you’d like your living room to have and then match the rest of your house to it. We have laid out all living room styles from most popular to least popular to make your choice easier.

Living Room Size Data

Living Room Wall Colors

Living Room Size

Compact

Medium

Large

Expansive

Percentage

8.15%

51.58%

35.49%

4.78%

It’s not a big surprise that most people go for a medium sized living room, you have to do the best you can with the space you have right? With more and more people choosing to live in smaller spaces like apartments there is less space to work with. Large living rooms do take a big portion of the popularity so that should tell you how much people care about their living rooms if they are willing to sacrifice the space of other areas to prioritize a bigger living room.



Living Room Color Data

Brown

%43.60

White

%16.46

Gray

%11.40

Beige

%9.21

Black

%7.75

Green

%2.28

Wood Tones

%2.12

Orange

%1.76

Red

%1.65

Yellow

%1.35

Blue

%1.20

Turquoise

%0.81

Violet

%0.23

Pink

%0.17

Just like in any other room, the color you pick for your living room can make or break the entire aesthetic you where looking to achieve. We found that the most common colors people choose for their living room are Brown, White and Gray. With the statistics laid out for you, it’s time to decide on which end of the spectrum you land on.

Most Popular Types of Living Rooms

Types of Living Rooms

Type

Beaded Inset

Glass-Front

Louvered

Percentage

2.52%

0.95%

0.32%

The Type of living room you choose will, again, depend on the lay out of your home if you are only remodeling. If you are building your home from scratch then these are the main options for you. Most people go for the Open style because it provides lots of flexibility if you decide to change things up some time so it makes sense for people to go with that option.

Specialty Data

Formal

81.34%

Library/Book Room

10.07%

Home Bar

3.82%

Music Room

3.77%

very important aspect of choosing your living room type and style is the purpose of the living room. Depending on the size of your home you may have all of these living room types, if you are short on space then you will have to reduce the amount to one or two of these. The most popular living room specialty is formal, this makes sense because most people only have one living room and this is the place where you would entertain your guests.

Living Room TV Aspects

Living Room TV Aspects

TV Aspect

None

Wall-Mounted

Freestanding

Built-in Media Wall

Concealed

Percentage

44.28%

30.88%

11.34%

10.29%


3.21%

Most people have a TV in their living room, and most of the time the living room is built around the TV. If you are part of the 55.72% of people that wants a TV in their living room then here are your choices and their popularity. Wall-mounted is the most popular within this group and it’s understandable, it looks great and you don’t need an extra piece of furniture to place your TV on.



Wall Color Data

White

%34.58

Beige

%31.42

Gray

%16.82

Blue

%4.12

Yellow

%3.42

Brown

%3.17

Green

%2.61

Multi

%1.64

Red

%0.67

Black

%0.59

Orange

%0.45

Purple

%0.31

Pink

%0.21

Picking the color of the walls for your living room is a very important and hard decision to make. If you have an Open type of living room then your choice of color will probably have to go with the rest of your home. If you have a living room that has its own space then you have some more flexibility. We are providing you with all the data you’ll need to make your decision.

Floor Materials

Common

Medium Hardwood

31.08%

Dark Hardwood

21.66%

Light Hardwood

20.10%

Carpet

10.19%

Uncommon

Ceramic Tile

3.30%

Concrete

3.29%

Porcelain Tile

3.11%

Marble

1.42%

Rare

Travertine

1.27%

Vinyl

0.76%

Limestone

0.68%

Painted Wood

0.67%

Very Rare

Laminate

0.65%

Bamboo

0.55%

Slate

0.41%

Terra-Cotta Tile

0.35%

Extremely Rare

Plywood

0.13%

Linoleum

0.11%

Cork

0.10%

Brick

0.09%

Tatami

0.07%

Normally, you decide the floor material depending on the type of use you’re planning to give your living room. The most common are types of hardwood, this is because hardwood is durable and goes well with most aesthetics. Having hardwood floors is a very safe bet when it comes to living room floors.

Living Room Fireplace Info

Living Room Fireplace Types

Fireplace Type

Standard

None

Ribbon

Two-Sided

Corner

Wood Stove

Hanging

Percentage

57.82%

25.19%

5.70%

3.81%

3.43%

2.95%

1.09%

Not everyone has fireplaces in their living rooms, specially since they are not necessary anymore; people use them mostly as aesthetic objects. Having a nice fireplace can make your living room look amazing and cozy. We have listed all fireplace types and their popularity for you to pick the one you like!

Fireplace Surround Statistics

Fireplace Surrounding Materials

Fireplace Surrounding

Stone

Tile

Wood

Brick

Plaster

Metal

Concrete

Percentage

47.85%

15.56%

10.03%

9.54%

8.15%

5.21%

3.66%

If you decide to add a fireplace to your home, you will now be faced with choosing the type of surrounding you want it to have. This is very important because if you choose wrong it could ruin the llok of your fireplace and your overall living room. Stone is the safest option for fireplaces, this is why it’s the most popular.

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