64 Stylish Modern Living Room Ideas (Photos)

Check out our 64 pictures of stylish modern living room designs here. Huge variety, yet all are modern in design. Get inspired for your living room!
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Super cool modern living room in villa with floor-to-ceiling windows and built-in sectional sofas all in brown and beige.

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

Different than contemporary

Contemporary living rooms are current designs.  Modern is a set style – not one that changes to current times.

Most modern living rooms are minimalist in design and decor

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.

Often plenty of white

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 our massive list of 107 online furniture stores.

Straight lines

The walls, windows and furniture are straight lines.  Very little curves and ornamentation.

Whatever your living room tastes, you’ll find something you like below.  Enjoy our gallery below.

Be sure to check out our modern sofa gallery below:

This modern living room looks larger than it actually is because of the large wide wall to wall windows and a light color scheme décor. The choice of art, clean lines of the ceiling and couches are all modern elements of design.

Source: Redfin.

This modern living room looks larger than it actually is because of the large wide wall to wall windows and a light color scheme décor. The choice of art, clean lines of the ceiling and couches are all modern elements of design.

This living room comes off as a cozy family room with the large L shaped couch. True to modern design, it has minimal décor and plenty of natural light from floor to ceiling windows and skylights.

Source: Redfin

This living room comes off as a cozy family room with the large L shaped couch. True to modern design, it has minimal décor and plenty of natural light from floor to ceiling windows and skylights.

The sleek, sharp edges of the furniture paired with a stylish contemporary gray/black/white theme make this a perfect example of contemporary design. But what cements this as a modern masterpiece is the sleek fireplace that looks like a piece of art.

The thing that stands out most here is the statement spiraling chandelier. Using one or two modern pieces in your décor can add a contemporary twist to your living room even if the rest of your design is simple.

Interior design by: ARRCC

The thing that stands out most here is the statement spiraling chandelier. Using one or two modern pieces in your décor can add a contemporary twist to your living room even if the rest of your design is simple.

A common component of modern design is minimalism. This living room is minimalistic as it gets. The clean design gives a sleek, futuristic vibe but it’s not cold and detached at all. There’s warmth from the leather chairs and wooden ceiling and the tasteful addition of color from the orange lamps adds a softness to the otherwise simple theme room.

Natural light, natural light, natural light! As you can see, the abundance of windows is a strong feature in modern designs. This living room is fairly plain with white, black, and gray as the main color scheme and little to no décor. But the presence of plentiful natural light livens up the space.

This breezy living room overlooking the pool gives a very beachy vibe thanks to its neutral toned furniture. The room’s design is all straight lines and low ceiling, but the room itself is given character with funky modern décor that makes it seem less clinical than it would have otherwise looked.

Designed by: Pietri Architectes


This breezy living room overlooking the pool gives a very beachy vibe thanks to its neutral toned furniture. The room’s design is all straight lines and low ceiling, but the room itself is given character with funky modern décor that makes it seem less clinical than it would have otherwise looked.

While this living room follows the same general trends of modern design, such as large windows, minimalistic design, and cool toned color schemes, it also uses its furniture to add some contemporary flare. The dining table in particular is incredibly modern in design with a mixture of chairs for a casual, stylish look in an otherwise coordinated, symmetrical room.

While this living room follows the same general trends of modern design, such as large windows, minimalistic design, and cool toned color schemes, it also uses its furniture to add some contemporary flare. The dining table in particular is incredibly modern in design with a mixture of chairs for a casual, stylish look in an otherwise coordinated, symmetrical room.

This living room has brilliantly fused modern interior design with nature’s elements. The paneling is all warm wood and the mossy green couch reflects the abundant green of the trees outside. This is the kind of modern design that is far from the trend of robotic grays and blacks and focuses more on blending in with nature’s colors and design. Large living room in Texas condo with area rug, two sofas and two accent chairs.

If you want a modern living room design that’s slightly more urban, this is a great example. Natural light and a modern color scheme are present but are made more personal with the addition of comfy cushions and plenty of art and plants. This makes for a really trendy, urban finish.

This living room also boasts panoramic views of snowy mountains. The geometric lines of the paneling and fixtures and stylish steel gray paint are what add a modern look to a classic mountain cabin. You don’t need to renovate everything to get a modern look, you can work with what you have and add elements of design tastefully for that overall effect.

If you want a modern living room design that’s slightly more urban, this is a great example. Natural light and a modern color scheme are present but are made more personal with the addition of comfy cushions and plenty of art and plants. This makes for a really trendy, urban finish.

Designed by: SAOTA

This living room is very neutral in its color scheme, keeping with modern color palettes. But it still manages to be trendy instead of plain and dull. Carefully selected hanging lights and art can add life to your living room without taking away from a clean, minimalist design.

If you want a modern living room design that’s slightly more urban, this is a great example. Natural light and a modern color scheme are present but are made more personal with the addition of comfy cushions and plenty of art and plants. This makes for a really trendy, urban finish.

Source: ARRCC

This small space is trendy and artistic while still being modern. You don’t need to give up all elements of oddly shaped décor for a minimal touch. This design incorporates many unusual knickknacks such as marbled coffee tables and fun patterned cushions.

This small living room gets the benefits of high ceilings and tall windows. The design is kept simple but when working with small spaces, you want to make sure that there’s a statement element you work your design around. In this case, it’s the wooden coffee table that adds character.

This living room is modern not only in the color scheme it chooses but in the careful symmetry of the design. Notice the white lamps and the placement of the couch, the chandeliers, and the black and white pieces on the table. Symmetry adds a modern, organized touch.

Another angle from the living room in the picture above shows how the couch also follows the symmetry from taking the traditional L shape and mirroring it on the other side for a U shape.

This living room is impressive not just for its interesting color combinations, but for how it has turned walls into pieces of art on their own. Using existing elements in the room to add to the overall design, instead of adding elements is a great option for smaller spaces.

This softly decorated living room is cozy and warm and keeps things simple. Once again, statement lights are used as a décor piece to add life to an otherwise simple room.

Another example of how using walls can be an element of the design itself. This living room is small and keeps the décor to minimum using hanging lights and wooden walls to create a simple, but modern design.

This mustard and white living room uses the inclusion of curved and rounded shapes and slanting lines to create contrast. This is a great element of design where you play with shapes instead of just colors alone to create a modern outlook.

Notice the symmetry once again. From plantation to couches and sofas, this large living room uses symmetry and a sleek monochrome design as modern décor elements of choice. And it pulls it off brilliantly.

To create a cozy, but clean vibe in this small space, the design uses light colors for furniture, flooring, and paint, but adds color and character through cushions, art, and décor. The key to keep it minimal but not empty-looking is to make sure your décor is spaced out, not cluttered.

This living room almost uses the trees outside as décor, leaving the walls plain and the windows bare to frame the nature outside. It’s a great way to use your surroundings as inspiration for design.

Large windows are a staple in contemporary design, but large mirrors take the look of this living room to another level. Sleek, stylish furniture and a soft neutral theme with some feminine accents and a delicate but trendy chandelier make this living room modern chic.

This living room has used the curves in the walls as inspiration for the kind of furniture it uses. From curved couches to circular lights and fixtures, it’s harmonized with the design of the room itself. Who says you can’t use curves in modern design?

This living room with its own multiple screen bars keeps the design very simple and clean. Though there isn’t a lot of décor, the design still incorporates a lot of symmetry that makes for a polished finish.

This living come dining room is expertly partitioned off. And while the living room is small, it makes use of the space to add warmth through furniture and rugs in contrast to the cooler paint.

Again, notice how the trees outside look almost like a painting.

A different perspective of the room shows how the stacked wood for the fireplace has been artfully placed to make it seem like an art installment.

Despite a small window and low ceiling, this living room comes off as modern because of its minimalistic style and dominantly white color scheme.

When there are no windows to play with, using creative lighting can add dimension to the space. This living room uses modern furniture, colors, and craft fully placed lights to make the living room look almost futuristic.

This living room and attached outdoor dining area uses marble, wood, and spotlights together to create a beautiful finish.

A living room space with a fireplace covered with brick accent

Once again, hanging lights stand out as statement pieces. This one looks even more modern because of the thin hanging which makes it seem like it’s floating in midair.

Another look of the money's formal living room showcasing the simple but elegant-looking white ceiling with beams and the grand ceiling lights.

This living room using repetitive elements like potted plants and art to create a different kind of symmetry throughout the room. This serves to give a stylish finish.

This room keeps it simple with a neutral theme and minimal décor. But the unique pieces that are used are modern in their nature, from the bronze side table to the spiny legged orb lamps – these more than make up for the simple furniture.

This small living room gets the benefits of high ceilings and tall windows. The design is kept simple but when working with small spaces, you want to make sure that there’s a statement element you work your design around. In this case, it’s the wooden coffee table that adds character.

Though the overall décor follows a minimalist modern theme, the light green walls serve to stand out and make this room unique.

Designed by: Hacin + Associates

This living room plays with placement by putting the couch to one side, placing the TV at an angle to the seating options and using a uniquely shaped rug and mismatched floor cushions as stars of center stage.

The addition of a little gold in this living room through the stools, painting and décor pieces makes it look instantly more luxurious.

The brick fireplace is once again an example of how walls can be part of the décor themselves!

Large open spaced living rooms look even larger with an all white color scheme like shown here.

Large open spaced living rooms look even larger with an all white color scheme like shown here.

This modern room has a variety of curves from the furniture to the walls to the funky skylights. These act as décor elements that give off a sci-fi level vibe.

This modern room has a variety of curves from the furniture to the walls to the funky skylights. These act as décor elements that give off a sci-fi level vibe.

This living room proves you don’t need completely bare windows to be modern. The simple blinds harmoniously blend with the window panes, while still looking modern.

This living room’s overall modern color palette and minimalist design also uses some classical elements for a good touch, such as the lamps with traditional shapes. It makes the surroundings look even more modern.

This genius living room shows how an all white décor is a great idea if you want to add some fun colors through accessories. The bookshelf becomes a world of color making the space look as artistic as it does modern!

This genius living room shows how an all white décor is a great idea if you want to add some fun colors through accessories. The bookshelf becomes a world of color making the space look as artistic as it does modern!

Contemporary to the core, this living room looks like something out of a futuristic movie.

This modern room has a variety of curves from the furniture to the walls to the funky skylights. These act as décor elements that give off a sci-fi level vibe.

This modern room has a variety of curves from the furniture to the walls to the funky skylights. These act as décor elements that give off a sci-fi level vibe.

Notice once again how the symmetrical placement of furniture makes everything seem cleaner and more stylish.

Notice once again how the symmetrical placement of furniture makes everything seem cleaner and more stylish.

This large living room has been divided into two ‘lounges’ so to speak with symmetrical placements of furniture and cushion. The effect is very chic!

This large living room has been divided into two ‘lounges’ so to speak with symmetrical placements of furniture and cushion. The effect is very chic!

This is minimalism on another level. The complete blandness of the furniture and the earthiness of the walls and low table make this living room look almost nomadic.

This is minimalism on another level. The complete blandness of the furniture and the earthiness of the walls and low table make this living room look almost nomadic.

This living room is pretty standard in terms of using modern design elements but what stands out here is the wooden frame for the TV that is matched with the ceiling. The result is unexpectedly pleasant!

This living room is pretty standard in terms of using modern design elements but what stands out here is the wooden frame for the TV that is matched with the ceiling. The result is unexpectedly pleasant!

This living room takes its modern décor up a step by placing artwork on the floor instead of hanging it up. This makes the minimalist look even more pronounced!

This living room takes its modern décor up a step by placing artwork on the floor instead of hanging it up. This makes the minimalist look even more pronounced!

Gorgeous panoramic windows frame this living room and once again, in keeping with a harmonious theme the earthy tones of the décor mirror the nature outside.

Gorgeous panoramic windows frame this living room and once again, in keeping with a harmonious theme the earthy tones of the décor mirror the nature outside.This stark, all white living room makes for an incredibly modern space. The natural light makes it look bright and inviting and infinitely comfortable!

This stark, all white living room makes for an incredibly modern space. The natural light makes it look bright and inviting and infinitely comfortable!

This sunken living room looks extremely cozy with its warm, earthy tones and modern mood lighting. Perfect for cozy nights in!

This sunken living room looks extremely cozy with its warm, earthy tones and modern mood lighting. Perfect for cozy nights in!

This sunken living room looks extremely cozy with its warm, earthy tones and modern mood lighting. Perfect for cozy nights in!

This sunken living room looks extremely cozy with its warm, earthy tones and modern mood lighting. Perfect for cozy nights in!

This sunken living room looks extremely cozy with its warm, earthy tones and modern mood lighting. Perfect for cozy nights in!

This sunken living room looks extremely cozy with its warm, earthy tones and modern mood lighting. Perfect for cozy nights in!

This softly decorated living room is a no fuss, simple setup for lazy afternoons.

This sunken living room looks extremely cozy with its warm, earthy tones and modern mood lighting. Perfect for cozy nights in!

Similar to the previous room, this one also uses materials and effects used for flooring as part of the ceiling for a warped, but incredibly stylish and modern effect. The blank painting on the wall only adds to the mystery of the design.

Similar to the previous room, this one also uses materials and effects used for flooring as part of the ceiling for a warped, but incredibly stylish and modern effect. The blank painting on the wall only adds to the mystery of the design.

This softly decorated living room is a no fuss, simple setup for lazy afternoons.

This softly decorated living room is a no fuss, simple setup for lazy afternoons.

Notice how the colors of the walls, couch, and floor all blend together into one. Harmonious design is part of modern design. And this room is a perfect example of that. The nod to a more vintage touch is the old TV set in the corner.

Notice how the colors of the walls, couch, and floor all blend together into one. Harmonious design is part of modern design. And this room is a perfect example of that. The nod to a more vintage touch is the old TV set in the corner.

The combination of gray, brown, and cream is interesting but works to give this room a mismatched but overall cohesive finish. It’s a room that provides a sense of familiarity and comfort!

The combination of gray, brown, and cream is interesting but works to give this room a mismatched but overall cohesive finish. It’s a room that provides a sense of familiarity and comfort!

This gorgeous living room is contemporary but uses some classic farmhouse like elements a hammock and white wooden ceilings for a loft style look that is cozy and unbothered.

This gorgeous living room is contemporary but uses some classic farmhouse like elements a hammock and white wooden ceilings for a loft style look that is cozy and unbothered.

This sunken living room looks extremely cozy with its warm, earthy tones and modern mood lighting. Perfect for cozy nights in!

This sunken living room looks extremely cozy with its warm, earthy tones and modern mood lighting. Perfect for cozy nights in!

Harmony doesn’t mean having everything monochrome. It can be effortlessly executed but also carefully placed like the dining chairs and the kitchen island, or the floor melting into the same wooden stairs. Keeping your design consistent in the home is a trademark of modern décor.

Harmony doesn’t mean having everything monochrome. It can be effortlessly executed but also carefully placed like the dining chairs and the kitchen island, or the floor melting into the same wooden stairs. Keeping your design consistent in the home is a trademark of modern décor.

Having that one item to brighten up your living room is like having that one scoop of ice cream after a plain meal. It’s not completely necessary, but it brings oh so much life!

Having that one item to brighten up your living room is like having that one scoop of ice cream after a plain meal. It’s not completely necessary, but it brings oh so much life!








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