46 Swanky Living Room Design Ideas


Collection of 46 swanky, distinctive living room designs featuring striking furniture and color combinations, for your inspiration.

Rich dark leather seating complements the window shades and woodwork in this living room.

When imagining the perfect room for socializing, you may feel the natural urge to inject some smart style, giving it a “wow” factor that you wouldn’t always consider for other, more private areas of your home.


The living room should incorporate comfort and functionality in equal measure to the visual jazz, requiring a delicate balancing act of thoughtful design. Oftentimes, a signature element – whether it’s a color scheme, build material, or striking individual piece of furniture – can tie the whole thing together in surprising ways.

We’ve collected here an array of styles, shapes, and sizes to highlight the multitude of ways that a living room can become the bright focal point of your home. Let this collection aid your creative process when coming up with your own social space.

The bright color combination of blue and tan in this living room pairs well with dark wood furnishing and sand toned carpeting.
The bright color combination of blue and tan in this living room pairs well with dark wood furnishing and sand toned carpeting.
Centered around a polished square traditional coffee table, this living room features all-white chairs and sofa on a dark brown rug over hardwood flooring.
Centered around a polished square traditional coffee table, this living room features all-white chairs and sofa on a dark brown rug over hardwood flooring.
This living room features a variety of color, including red cushion armchairs, brown leather couch, and bright tan ottoman.
This living room features a variety of color, including red cushion armchairs, brown leather couch, and bright tan ottoman. Round coffee table and fireplace complete the look.
Here we have wicker and cloth adirondack chairs paired with a light blue couch.
Here we have wicker and cloth adirondack chairs paired with a light blue couch. Dark brown polished coffee table and entertainment center complete the room.
Sandstone colored fireplace sits behind this living room centered around a glass surface coffee table.
Sandstone colored fireplace sits behind this living room centered around a glass surface coffee table. Tan sofa and armchairs contrast with the dark wood of the tables.
Sandstone colored fireplace sits behind this living room centered around a glass surface coffee table.
Sandstone colored fireplace sits behind this living room centered around a glass surface coffee table. Stone topped metal coffee table adds variety.
Here's an example of non-neutral colors in a living room.
Here’s an example of non-neutral colors in a living room. Navy blue chairs face a white couch with blue pillows all around.
Another example of interesting use of blue in the living room.
Another example of interesting use of blue in the living room. Large round ottoman doubles as a coffee table.
This living room features a white couch, orange armchairs, and polished wood coffee table over a tan rug on dark tile flooring.
This living room features a white couch, orange armchairs, and polished wood coffee table over a tan rug on dark tile flooring. Gas fireplace is embedded in the white wall.
Traditional cozy living room setup with large fireplace, sofa, and matching light grey armchairs.
Traditional cozy living room setup with large fireplace, sofa, and matching light grey armchairs. Lengthy glass topped coffee table with glass surfaces matches the dark wood finish of the side table.
Modern polished black wood coffee table and chairs are paired with light green cushions and a white fireplace in this living room.
Modern polished black wood coffee table and chairs are paired with light green cushions and a white fireplace in this living room. Light natural wood flooring complements the dark wooden entertainment center.
A variety of colors populates this living room.
A variety of colors populates this living room. Purple, blue, yellow and tan complement the beige seating and dark brown coffee table.
This living room features an exotic look courtesy of animal-print pillows, thick shag carpeting, sculpted coffee table base with glass surface, and natural wood curio shelf.
This living room features an exotic look courtesy of animal-print pillows, thick shag carpeting, sculpted coffee table base with glass surface, and natural wood curio shelf.
Here we have a solid block coffee table on matching brown rug and hardwood flooring, with light colored couch, entertainment center, and fireplace.
Here we have a solid block coffee table on matching brown rug and hardwood flooring, with light colored couch, entertainment center, and fireplace.
This living room is packed with seating, featuring two tan couches, leather ottomans, and two wicker and leather rocking chairs.
This living room is packed with seating, featuring two tan couches, leather ottomans, and two wicker and leather rocking chairs. White fireplace with large mantle and glass topped metal coffee table fill out the room.
Interesting mix of textures in this room.
Interesting mix of textures in this room. Striped chairs, solid dark couch, filigreed white on black armchair, and a large square leather ottoman feature.
Large salmon colored L shape couch embraces this cozy living room, featuring a wicker armchair and white fireplace.
Large salmon colored L shape couch embraces this cozy living room, featuring a wicker armchair and white fireplace.
Living room centered around a large circular yellow ottoman.
Living room centered around a large circular yellow ottoman. Furniture in neutral shades blend with a soft tone on the walls and carpeting.
A study in contrasts, this living room features white entertainment unit, fireplace, and couches, gathered around a zebra print rug, metal and glass coffee table, and forest green armchair.
A study in contrasts, this living room features white entertainment unit, fireplace, and couches, gathered around a zebra print rug, metal and glass coffee table, and forest green armchair.
An airy, bright corner living room featuring large windows and a sliding patio door.
An airy, bright corner living room featuring large windows and a sliding patio door. Glass tabletop makes the coffee table unobtrusive between white sofa, earth tone chair, and tan ottoman.
This space features a strong theme of red and tan colors on nearly all soft surfaces.
This space features a strong theme of red and tan colors on nearly all soft surfaces. Large hardwood coffee table in dark brown anchors the room.
A familiar large dark wooden coffee table separates tan couch and armchairs from traditional wood and leather reading chair in this sunny room.
A familiar large dark wooden coffee table separates tan couch and armchairs from traditional wood and leather reading chair in this sunny room.
Room filled with rich dark tones on the filigreed coffee table and stuffed leather armchairs.
Room filled with rich dark tones on the filigreed coffee table and stuffed leather armchairs. White couches with decorative pattern pillows sit across on natural hardwood flooring.
This room shares an open space with the kitchen, setting itself aside with a wicker armchair and pair of cube ottomans and white couches centered on a traditional square wood coffee table.
This room shares an open space with the kitchen, setting itself aside with a wicker armchair and pair of cube ottomans and white couches centered on a traditional square wood coffee table.
Pure white furniture set in this room, comprised of two chairs and a couch, match the fireplace.
Pure white furniture set in this room, comprised of two chairs and a couch, match the fireplace. Traditional rug lies under the natural wood coffee table.
Here's a sunlit living room contrasting white love seat and armchairs with pitch black polished coffee table and a dark blue reading chair.
Here’s a sunlit living room contrasting white love seat and armchairs with pitch black polished coffee table and a dark blue reading chair. Lamps reflect this combination of white on black.
This room features a variety of colors, made cohesive by brown pillows distributed on the furniture.
This room features a variety of colors, made cohesive by brown pillows distributed on the furniture. Burgundy chairs face a white couch over large dark wood coffee table.
Mocha couches stand out in this hardwood floored room featuring floor to ceiling windows, beige fireplace and a houndstooth rug.
Mocha couches stand out in this hardwood floored room featuring floor to ceiling windows, beige fireplace and a houndstooth rug.
Easter yellow walls help lighten this living room set over a stone tile floor with  beige rug.
Easter yellow walls help lighten this living room set over a stone tile floor with beige rug. Brown couches face a black traditional coffee table.
Compact space with built in wood shelving matching the brown tone of easy chairs and ottoman.
Compact space with built in wood shelving matching the brown tone of easy chairs and ottoman. Carpet matches the sand colored couch, with fireplace in the back.
Light shag carpeting and couches, bright patterned throw pillows, and a white fireplace add light to this room while a dark, old fashioned legged coffee table and unique armchair fill it out.
Light shag carpeting and couches, bright patterned throw pillows, and a white fireplace add light to this room while a dark, old fashioned legged coffee table and unique armchair fill it out.
Citrus colors draw this room together with earth toned couches and coffee table.
Citrus colors draw this room together with earth toned couches and coffee table. Table features a unique space for plants to grow.
Here we have an example of a living room carved out of a larger space.
Here we have an example of a living room carved out of a larger space. The beige rug ties together the leather chairs and brown couch, with wicker ottomans and dark coffee table resting at the center.
Cozy living space features leather cushioned chairs, brown couch, traditional polished wood coffee table and faux-stone ottomans.
Cozy living space features leather cushioned chairs, brown couch, traditional polished wood coffee table and faux-stone ottomans.
Another cozy space, this one defined by a tan leather L shaped couch facing a minimalist fireplace over dark round wood coffee table.
Another cozy space, this one defined by a tan leather L shaped couch facing a minimalist fireplace over dark round wood coffee table.
Natural hardwood flooring in this room is aided by a brightly colored Southwestern rug, combination leather-and-cloth couches, and a claw-foot square coffee table.
Natural hardwood flooring in this room is aided by a brightly colored Southwestern rug, combination leather-and-cloth couches, and a claw-foot square coffee table. Cove is filled in with a large dark wooden cabinet, and white fireplace features prominently.
A large stone fireplace with decorative mantle dominates this cozy living room.
A large stone fireplace with decorative mantle dominates this cozy living room. Sole leather reading chair is balanced around the glass coffee table by a tan couch and white armchairs.
Here's a good example of using one solid color to unify a room.
Here’s a good example of using one solid color to unify a room. Burn orange appears on the armchairs, pillows, coffee table, and candles on the mantle over a white fireplace.
Living room making use of a bold color to punctuate natural earth tones.
Living room making use of a bold color to punctuate natural earth tones. Red couch is reflected in the curtains and pillows around the room, featuring a stone fireplace and striped chaise lounges.
Another great example of spreading a bold color throughout a room.
Another great example of spreading a bold color throughout a room. The orange pillows are mirrored by the black and orange chair, while the couch and armchair match the lighter tone of the fireplace. Large dark coffee table looms in the center.
This living room features wall to wall carpeting and a unique suitcase-styled coffee table.
This living room features wall to wall carpeting and a unique suitcase-styled coffee table. Striped chairs and ottoman are balanced by solid brown couch.
Bamboo style coffee table holds two large metal candlesticks in between a white couch, yellow easy chair, and petite striped reading chair.
Bamboo style coffee table holds two large metal candlesticks in between a white couch, yellow easy chair, and petite striped reading chair. Large stone and white fireplace overlooks the room.
Wicker-sided black armchairs are matched with the lipped dark coffee table and black fireplace housed in a while mantle piece.
Wicker-sided black armchairs are matched with the lipped dark coffee table and black fireplace housed in a while mantle piece. Light carpeting highlights the tan couch and dark floor lamps.
Darker hued living space in this room featuring brown outer wall, carpeting and tables, with light colored chairs and light green couch.
Darker hued living space in this room featuring brown outer wall, carpeting and tables, with light colored chairs and light green couch. Large paintings add detail to the walls.
Here's another open, bright living room.
Here’s another open, bright living room. Centered around a large leather ottoman doubling as a coffee table, the green chairs and light yellow couch are tied together with the patterned rug and tan brick fireplace.

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