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Cozy living room with rich hardwood flooring and panoramic window overlooking a breathtaking view. It includes gray velvet seats that complement the area rug along with a brick fireplace lined with wooden mantel.
This living room boasts a dark wood coffee table and cozy seats facing the glass-paneled windows that overlook the outdoor scenery. It has hardwood flooring and a luminous tray ceiling mounted with recessed lights.
Warm living room with eccentric armchairs and a leather sectional sofa paired with a wooden coffee table over a floral area rug. It is decorated with sculptures and gallery frames mounted on the white walls.
An open living area showcases a large wall art mounted on the amber wall that complements the sleek sofa flanked by black side tables. It is illuminated by orange table lamps and recessed ceiling lights.
Medium-sized living room with marble tiled flooring and glass slider that opens to the sparkling pool. It includes tufted seats and a wooden coffee table on a green patterned rug facing the fireplace.
A fancy round chandelier illuminates this living room boasting a cushioned bench and round back chairs that surround a honeycomb coffee table. It is decorated with a black and white painting along with potted flowers that sit on mirrored pedestals.
Green velvet seats and ottoman stand out in this living room with carpet flooring and regular white ceiling lined with rustic wood beams. There’s a piano on the side placed against the light gray wall.
Fresh living room with built-in cabinets and a beige sectional sofa accompanied by a striped lounge chair and glass top coffee table. It has carpet flooring and a glazed door leading out to the majestic garden.
Airy living room features a white sectional sofa contrasted by a dark wood coffee table that sits on a wicker area rug. It has shiplap walls and French doors that open to the sparkling pool and lush green yard.
The bright living room showcases an L-shaped sofa and matching gray armchairs paired with a sleek coffee table over a beige area rug. It is illuminated by recessed ceiling lights along with natural light from the French doors.
A pair of lovely chandeliers illuminate the facing sofas flanking a wooden coffee table that sits on a beige shaggy rug. There’s a fireplace across framed in black marble surround and white ornate mantel.
A round living room with a curved sectional sofa in black leather paired with a modular coffee table that faces the TV and cabinet. This room has wide plank flooring and wood beam ceiling mounted with a drum pendant light.
White living room contrasted by a black fireplace that’s surrounded with open shelving. It has beige seats and a wooden coffee table with striped stools on the side lighted by an octagonal pendant light.
A light blue storage cabinet faces the rectangular coffee table and white skirted sofa filled with fluffy pillows. It is accompanied by mismatched chairs and white framed windows covered in patterned draperies.
A stone brick accent wall mounted with a fireplace adds texture in this living room with brown sofas and a round coffee table over a printed area rug. It has hardwood flooring and a white ceiling lined with wood beams.
The medium-sized living room features a gray armchair and an L-shaped sofa paired with a glass top coffee table. It includes a fireplace and white shaggy rug that lays on the natural hardwood flooring.
A large artwork hangs above the wooden console table complementing with built-in shelvings and a coffee table that sits on a beige shaggy rug. It is accompanied by cozy seats and a rectangular fireplace fitted on the brick wall.
Bright living room with layered rugs and picture windows overlooking the outdoor scenery. It is illuminated by a large pendant light that hung over the wooden coffee table surrounded with a gray sofa and black leather armchairs.
The medium-sized living room features wicker and brown leather armchairs paired with a matching ottoman that sits on a black area rug. It has a fireplace and white framed windows covered in red draperies.
A green brick fireplace stands out against the white wall fitted with built-in cabinets. This room has a coffered ceiling and natural hardwood flooring topped by a beige area rug that complements the furniture.
If your living room is medium-sized, you may have the perfect amount of space for all your furniture and decor. Living rooms that are too small can be frustrating and larger living rooms can be hard to create a “cozy” space; medium-sized living rooms are often “just right.”
Out of the 227,284 living rooms and four sizes analyzed, 51.58 percent (or 117,237) are considered to medium-sized living rooms, which is the most common size.
Characteristics of a Medium-Sized Living Room
Dimensions may vary, but a medium-sized living room is typically 12’ x 18’. This size of the living room can fit about six to ten people, comfortably. Medium-sized living rooms are most often in standard-sized family homes and sometimes multiple bedroom apartments.
Although a medium-sized living room is enough space for a household to be comfortable, it can easily feel or looked too cramped without the right balance throughout the room.
Roominess and Traffic Flow
When you have a medium-sized living room is natural to want to fill it with furniture, but if you organize inefficiently, it can either look uninviting or block the flow of traffic. You might be tempted to push all of your furniture against a wall to provide more floor space, but this look doesn’t always work.
As you browse our gallery of Medium-Sized Living Rooms, you will notice that many of the living rooms have the furniture situated around a focal point (such as a coffee table). Not only does this provide a sense of quiet and cozy seating, but it also allows for traffic flow and making the living room still look spacious.
Use of Color
Painting your walls white or another light color will help to keep your living room feeling comfortable and “roomy” but don’t be afraid to incorporate color into your living room, too. Paint one wall a bold color and hang up a large painting or add patterned wallpaper to one wall; even if you’re a little limited on space decorating walls can make a statement.
Keep It Simple
If you want to make the most of the space you have in your medium-sized living room, it’s best to keep it simple. Even if you have space, pick and choose the furniture and accent pieces carefully. There’s no point in filling your space with stuff just because it’s there.
Take a look at Transitional or Midcentury designs, and you can see that these designs reflect the homeowner’s personality but still look relatively simple.