Living rooms come in all sizes, colors, materials, textures, lighting and styles. They also serve different purposes. Some homes have a formal living room in addition to a more casual family room, while other homes have one living room serving as both family room and living room.
But, what elements make a modern living room…modern?
Modern Living Room Elements
Most modern living rooms have an open floor plan
It’s also important that the room is not cluttered whatsoever and is cleaned regularly. White is a commonly used color in modern living rooms, and regular cleanings help to get out those tough spots and stains. It also helps the colors to stay crisp and contrasting.
Floor-to-ceiling glass windows or walls
Using crown molding helps to give the appearance of floor-to-ceiling walls. It makes the room seem as if it were custom, while also creating a luxurious and modern atmosphere.
Crisp paint jobs with bold, beautiful accent colors
Choosing a vibrant color palette creates the modern aura that you’re trying to achieve. For example, bright reds, black doors, and stark whites is a popular color scheme. Painting the doors black throughout a modern living room give it an elegant and expensive look.
The modern look calls for a kind of high style that most other living rooms don’t, and it can get a little pricey. The most simple way of saving money on decorating your living room is by shopping online. Check out
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Whatever your living room tastes, you’ll find something you like below. Enjoy our gallery below.
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If you’d like to learn more about the intriguing living room pictured at the top, see our review! 78 More Stylish Living Room Pictures
Large open contemporary living space with living room as the center. Living room seating is a large brown leather sectional sofa.
More and more interior designers incorporate
sectional sofas in living rooms. In other words, sectionals aren’t relegated to family rooms and recreational rooms in the basement. Large living room in beige color scheme with elevated wood ceiling.
Check our in-depth review to find out more about this living room. Small living room space with a rustic look, includes a wooden table. This modern living room is sleek. The black rug against the white furniture gives the room a great dynamic. This minimalist luxury living room features a small sitting area and uses splashes of dull color to brighten up the room. This gorgeous living room incorporates a dining room into it’s open space. The wood flooring accentuates the furniture tones. White living room with large brick wall and floor-to-ceiling window
Learn more about this brilliant living room with our extensive review. Dark grey living room with white sectional couch and black coffee table
White, grey and blue living room interior design with large white sofa, recessed lighting and white shag rug
Masculine living room with large semi-circle window, large sectional, grey rug on light wood floor. Open gas fireplace and mounted flat screen TV adorn the walls. Warm modern living room with shag rug and white sectional sofa
Dark living room with black wall, white sectional sofa and white floor with ruby red rug Corner facing living room with gas fireplace, 2 white sofas, wood and brick wall on white rug
Small living room with grey furniture, small black coffee table and small flat screen TV Huge living room with spiral staircase, cathedral ceiling, 3 white couches, glass coffee table and hard wood flooring
If you love the high ceiling look, you should
see our gallery of living rooms with soaring ceilings. Small living room with grey furniture, black coffee table on light wood floor. Large windows have grey vertical blinds.
Below are more small living room designs!
Simple living room with white sofa and coffee table on dark rug on top of light hard wood floor
Spacious living room with built-in shelving containing recessed lights, light wood floor and gold furniture
Super bright living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, white sofas adorned with single potted plant and glass coffee table.
Eclectic living room design with grey and pink furniture, circular glass coffee table, fireplace, and built-in white bookshelves.
Elegant contemporary living room with dark hard wood floor, over-stuffed white furniture and glass coffee table with recessed ceiling
Small apartment living room with white sofa, red pillows, red lamp on gray floor
Dark masculine living room with dark wood walls and dark brown sofas
Stylish living room with bright red furniture, white floor, marble wall with flat screen TV
One way to really jazz up a room is to use furniture for color like the living room above. Red sofas can really do the trick. If this design appeals to you, check out
this list of modern red sectionals. Modern living room design with grey wall, white rug, dark wood floor, dark beige sofa and pendant lighting
Stephen Thomas Circular living room with circular sofas, small round coffee table on hard wood floor
Loft apartment living room with large white sectional sofa, white floor, green walls and small white coffee table
Simple living room with redish-brown wood flooring, white and dark grey furniture, glass coffee table and huge windows
Eclectic living room design with elevated gas fireplace, brick wall and dark wood floor
Jeremy Levine Minimalist living room design with white and black furniture, wood floor and small black coffee table
Dark beige living room with beige sofa, black and white rug, dark brown coffee table
Muted contemporary living room design with sectional and grey coffee table
Outdoor living room with large brick fireplace, wicker sectional sofa and brick patio floor
Media Director Light modern living room with flat screen TV and light wood floors
All white modern living room design with black sectional sofa
Small modern living room with white furniture and green drapes Large apartment modern living room with white furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows
Minimalist modern living room with wood flooring and white furniture
Stylish modern living room with reading lamps and brick wall
Large airy beige and white modern living room design
Vaulted ceiling living room with huge coffee table on white stone pillars
Wicker Paradise Stunning modern mountain style home living room with fireplace
Clean living room with white and green walls, large white sectional sofa, glass coffee table on light wood floor with white pendant lighting
Bright living room with green sofas and white modern coffee table
Apartment modern living room with white sectional and hard wood flooring
Living room with huge white sectional sofa, rug and brick wall
Minimalist modern living room with large gas fireplace, white sofa and black coffee table
Fabulous all white modern living room with spectacular view and large screen TV Nicely designed living room with green wall, hanging modern lights and vaulted ceiling
Condo living room with white and wicker furniture
Ines Hegedus-Garci Incredible long living room overlooking swimming pool
Modern living room overlooking pool with sectional couch and a wall of windows
Modern living room design with light wood floor and white furniture
All white living room with black furniture
Bright living room with plush sofas and floor-to-ceiling window
Vaulted ceiling living room with light wood floor, orange walls, white furniture and large white rug
Enormous living room with cathedral wood ceiling, large white sofa and pot lighting
Living room with small sectional sofa, gas fireplace, recessed pot lighting and flat screen TV
Bright living room with red book shelves, red sofa, pendant lights and light wood flooring
Contemporary living room with large dark brown coffee table and cream sofas with light wood floor
Dark living room design with dark wood floors, brown sofas and white coffee table
Modern living room design with bright orange sectional sofa, grey walls, orange lamp and large white bookshelves Living room with recessed ceiling containing recessed lighting. Beige furniture, wood floor and large square coffee table
Dark living room with dark grey walls and sofa on dark wood floor
Basic living room with marble floor and beige fabric sofa with glass square coffee table
Cavernous living room with huge green and black rug, black furniture and vaulted ceiling
Sunny living room with black furniture and light wood floor
Small white living room with crisp white furniture accented with orange pillows and square white coffee table
Long sleek living room with light floor, dark grey sofa, black wall and white ceiling with silver fixtures
Living room with brown fabric sofa, wood coffee table on carpet with pot lighting
Long narrow living room with built-in TV bench, long sofa on light wood floor
Light wood living room with wood walls, floor and coffee table
I like how the TV stand is built into the wall here. While mounting flat screens is popular, you certainly have other options such as using
stylish TV stands. Beautiful living room with concrete walls, dark hard wood floor, white sofa and white bookshelves
One of the most popular types of floor for living rooms is hard wood as pictured above. If you like the look, check out
our huge gallery of living rooms with hard wood flooring. Minimalist living room with 2 grey sofas, orange pillows, orange lamp, grey rug and white coffee table platform
Simple living room with large white sofa and reading chair with white cube coffee table
Living room with low black platform coffee table, plush beige sofa with brown base and black bookshelves
The modern sectional sofa above is one of my favorite designs. It’s elegant, sturdy and comfortable. Check out
many modern sectionals here. Crisp white and cream living room with gas fireplace
Cream color scheme living room with modern chairs, rug and floor-to-ceiling windows
Stylish contemporary living room with large white furniture, dark grey and white walls, and white rug on top of dark wood floor
Small living room with light brick wall, mounted flat screen TV, black furniture with black coffee table
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