78 Stylish Modern Living Room Designs in Pictures You Have to See (2016)

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Modern concrete living room with large white sofa in open concept design



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 our massive list of 107 online furniture stores.

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 here.

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.

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.

Large living room in beige color scheme with elevated wood ceiling.

Check our in-depth review to find out more about this living room.

Modern Living Room

Small living room space with a rustic look, includes a wooden table.

Modern Living Room 4

This modern living room is sleek. The black rug against the white furniture gives the room a great dynamic.

Modern Living Room

This minimalist luxury living room features a small sitting area and uses splashes of dull color to brighten up the room.

Modern Living Room

This gorgeous living room incorporates a dining room into it’s open space. The wood flooring accentuates the furniture tones.

Picture of white living room with large brick wall and floor-to-ceiling window

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Modern living room design with grey wall, white rug, dark wood floor, dark beige sofa and pendant lighting

Source:  Stephen Thomas

Circular living room with circular sofas, small round coffee table on hard wood floor

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

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

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

Eclectic living room design with elevated gas fireplace, brick wall and dark wood floor

Source:  Jeremy Levine

Minimalist living room design with white and black furniture, wood floor and small black coffee table

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

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

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

Outdoor living room with large brick fireplace, wicker sectional sofa and brick patio floor

Source: Media Director

Light modern living room with flat screen TV and light wood floors

Light modern living room with flat screen TV and light wood floors

 

All white modern living room design with black sectional sofa picture

All white modern living room design with black sectional sofa

 

Small modern living room with white furniture and green drapes

Small modern living room with white furniture and green drapes

Large apartment modern living room with white furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows

Large apartment modern living room with white furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows

 

Minimalist modern living room with wood flooring and white furniture

Minimalist modern living room with wood flooring and white furniture

 

Stylish modern living room with reading lamps and brick wall

Stylish modern living room with reading lamps and brick wall

 

Large airy beige and white modern living room design

Large airy beige and white modern living room design

 

Vaulted ceiling living room with huge coffee table on white stone pillars

Vaulted ceiling living room with huge coffee table on white stone pillars

Source: Wicker Paradise

Stunning modern mountain style home living room with fireplace

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

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

Bright living room with green sofas and white modern coffee table

 

Apartment modern living room with white sectional and hard wood flooring

Apartment modern living room with white sectional and hard wood flooring

 

Living room with huge white sectional sofa, rug and textured wall

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

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

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

Nicely designed living room with green wall, hanging modern lights and vaulted ceiling

 

Condo living room with white and wicker furniture

Condo living room with white and wicker furniture

Source: Ines Hegedus-Garci

Incredible long living room overlooking swimming pool

Incredible long living room overlooking swimming pool

 

Modern living room overlooking pool with sectional couch and a wall of windows

Modern living room overlooking pool with sectional couch and a wall of windows

 

Modern living room design with light wood floor and white furniture

Modern living room design with light wood floor and white furniture

 

All white living room with black furniture.

All white living room with black furniture

 

Bright living room with plush sofas and floor-to-ceiling window

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cavernous living room with huge green and black rug, black furniture and vaulted ceiling

 

Sunny living room with black furniture and light wood floor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crisp white and cream living room with gas fireplace

 

Cream color scheme living room with modern chairs, rug and floor-to-ceiling windows

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

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

Small living room with light brick wall, mounted flat screen TV, black furniture with black coffee table

Check out our follow up video, 27 Luxury Living Room designs.

But, the fun doesn’t end there!  There’s more.

Check it out – 46 Beautiful Living Room Designs

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75 Luxury Living Room Designs | Sofa Buying Guide | 53 Small Living Room Designs | 47 Beautiful Living Rooms

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