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Welcome to today’s gallery, featuring a stunning array of comfortable living rooms with gorgeous hardwood floors.
The living room is one of the social centers of the home, and is usually the most obvious room in style. The following rooms range from modern, to contemporary, to grand and ornate.
They employ different color schemes; some are beige and cream with light woods, others are in rich reds and dark woods. Others employ bright jewel blues or greens for a bolder look. And then some incorporate area rugs for the benefit of carpet, yet still providing the aesthetic benefits of hardwood flooring.
Nearly all of these living rooms follow the basic and recognizable living room design: they have sofas, chairs and coffee tables; many have fireplaces and shelving units. A few have media centers and visible televisions.
Many of these rooms also share architectural details. A running theme is ceiling detail. Make sure to look for coffered ceilings, exposed beams, and crown molding.
Some of the rooms featured in this gallery are expansive, with soaring ceilings. Others are more modestly sized. Size is no object to beautiful design, and each of these rooms is an example of fantastic attention to detail, form and function.
Black chairs with red cushions contrast with the textured cream sofa. A fireplace in the center is visible from both sides of the center wall. White beam ceiling with recessed lighting.
This small living room is overlooked by the dining room. Reds from the dark wood floor are picked up in the accent pillow, coffee table and side table. The ceiling has exposed wood beams.
The coffee table has a unique leg shape. Light brown walls are picked up in the rug and cushions, and are topped by white crown molding.
This two-story living room is over-looked by a balcony between two stone pillars. Wooden support beams arc over the top. The shape is echoed in the large window. Source: Zillow DigsTM
A large L-shaped sectional sofa and ottoman with a long coffee table extending diagonally. The open floor plan allows for a view of the kitchen and dining areas.
A more modern living room with a slanted ceiling, floating shelving and a cow-skin rug. The L-shaped sofa is contrasted by the two white chairs on the opposite side.
Arched wooden ceilings with exposed beams come down into a large stone fireplace covered by a screen. Light hardwood floors are covered with a beige and brown patterned rug. Mix and matched textures and materials add visual interest. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Brown and cream sectional sofa covered with plush blankets and white glass-topped table. In the background is a fireplace in the area between the living room and dining room.
A modern red sofa with a platform side table and low coffee table are visible from a small eating area and the galley kitchen. Red walls in the kitchen allow the spaces to flow together.
A large stone fireplace and a seating area with four leather chairs and a loveseat dominate the majority of this living room. A smaller seating area with two red arm chairs is in the corner near the windows. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Two identical sofas coordinate with two chairs via throw pillows. A ledge near the windows provides extra seating.
A subtle wallpaper pattern keeps the tone muted and allows other patterns and textures to be brought in via the rug, pillows and lounge chair without clashing. Unique light fixtures are featured above the living room and also above the dining table.
This narrow living room packs a large carved fireplace with gargoyles on either side. A white and black rug covers the warm wood floor and draws the eye towards the fireplace. The walls and vaulted ceiling are all wood. Source: Zillow DigsTM
A contemporary living room with large beige sofas and light hardwood floors. A black filigree mirror is on the wall between two windows and two chairs.
An enclosed fireplace with a marble hearth and built in shelving extends into light hardwood flooring. A woven rug lays beneath a cushion topped ottoman with a tray table. In the background a piano overlooks the backyard through the windows.
Bright red exposed vents criss-cross the textured metal ceiling of this red and beige living room. A fountain in the corner provides ambient noise. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Patterned gold and green couch and loveseat compliment the yellow walls. The wood of the floor, table, furniture and wood beams all match. A corner china cabinet fills the corner between the door frame and the window.
The stone fireplace melds into a media center, with the home speaker system hidden on the blue ceiling. The expansive window on the far wall is flanked by two hairs and an antique table.
White trim, fireplace mantle and crown molding combined with light yellow walls keep this room bright and airy. Mirrors give the impression of a larger room, as the absence of a coffee table.
The high ceilings in this room give plenty of room to breathe. Leaf-patterned chairs coordinate with the plump gray sofa. A small television hangs above the marble mantled fireplace.
This above view from the second floor shows the massive sectional sofa and glass-topped table with a propeller base. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Eclectic patterns, shapes and bold colors pull the living room together with the kitchen and dining room in the background.
The enclosed fireplace is visible from both sides of the room, which leads into a small dining area. Natural hardwood floors give way to tile around the fireplace and dining area in the same way.
Wood and stone construction allows for soaring ceilings and large arched windows. Floral curtains and patterned seating give the room a softer feel. Source: Zillow DigsTM
This view from just beyond a glass-enclosed fireplace shows a dark wood coffee table over a furry white rug. The living room and family room seating areas are separated by color, but red accents in the living room allow them to flow naturally into one another.
Intricately detailed ceiling and walls flow down to mixed dark and light wooden floor. Chairs and sofas in various patters of cream and olive surround a glass-topped coffee table. Source: Zillow DigsTM
A cream sofa, rich wood table and plush white rug stand on a rich hardwood floor. Off to the side is a light stone fireplace.
A view from the fireplace showing the lush green houseplants near the window and an additional chair and lamp.
Couch and chair set with white single-piece cushions and black quilted arms. Roman shades on the two right windows. The couch is several feet in front of the glass doors, allowing for all the room’s space to be utilized.
The wooden coffee table matches the hardwood floors so perfectly it appears to be an extension of them. Brown seating is matched with bright salmon pink and yellow.
Forest green velvet sofas are brightened up with white pillows and matched with a white textured armchair. Twin light fixtures hang from the exposed wood beams. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Simple chairs are paired with a quilted rich brown sofa. Matching marble side tables, coffee table and lamps tie in the cow-skin patterned rug.
Flat ceiling merges into a cove ceiling above the hallway leading out of the room. Masonry fireplace with wooden shelve flanked by wooden shelving and hutch. Dark wood floor covered by textured cream rug in the seating area.
Living room merged with eat-in kitchen. Corner sofa, small circle table and two dining chairs exemplify this mixture. Another small seating area with two armchairs and an ottoman in front of the stone fireplace with raised hearth.
Grey living room with two different styles of chair, circular ottoman and dark wood coffee table. A natural wood log segment is used as a side table. Fireplace substitutes a range of candles for a traditional log fire. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Rich red in the hardwood floor is brought out in the red chair cushions and red throw pillows. Just visible is a light wood entertainment center. Tray ceiling is white with brown crown molding.
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