36 Charming Living Room Ideas
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your living room from shabby to chic or searching for that piece de resistance to finish a new space, take the extra time to find furniture that fits your special needs. Finding a fabulous piece of upholstered furniture, whether it’s a sofa, chair, or ottoman, requires more than spending a few minutes with it in a store — no matter how far you’ve fallen in love.
1 | So before you go shopping, take a look at these 36 great living room ideas by Ballard Designs.
2 | Touches of red update this airy living room for chilly Fall days.
3 | In small spaces, flank a large mirror with sconces to bounce warm ambient lighting around the room.
4 | A tall bookcase and a comfy place to sit!
5 | A pair of Larkin Swivel Gliders turn this little nook into the ideal spot for kicking back with a good book.
6 | An upholstered day bed is a great way to finish off your living room because it’s so versatile.
7 | A collection of wine-themed art pieces gives the space a little personality.
8 | Don’t be afraid of upholstering large sofa pieces in a pattern. Here we love a paisley on this couch, topped with coordinating pillows.
9 | For a large expanse of wall that you just can’t figure out how to dress, we chose three of the Season Prints.
10 | Bright berry colors and blues are a winning combination in this inviting family room.
11 | We love the way a collection of art prints uses all the vertical space behind a sofa.
12 | It doesn’t get much cozier and inviting than a velvet sectional. Here, they’ve paired it with a light blue wall color and a tall book case.
13 | Pair a comfortable leather recliner with a tall Sonoma bookcase to create a reading spot, just for him.
14 | A pair of upholstered chairs is a sure fire way to bring purpose to a corner of any room.
15 | Blue is a never-go-out-of-style classic, which is why we’re smitten with this coastal-inspired living room.
16 | A mix of wood tones and textures keeps this neutral living room from feeling boring.
17 | To keep the mix of patterns in this living room from feeling busy, they chose a subdued color palette of grays and tans.
18 | This living room feels fresh and happy thanks to a coral and blue color palette.
19 | Stripes rule in this neutral living room, from the rug to the throw pillows, to the bead board wood paneling.
20 | A dramatic light fixture, Orb Chandelier, takes this living room up a notch.
21 | Inspired by a classic color palette of blue and white, they infused this living room with pattern and fun art pieces.
22 | Give a simple corner of your living room personality with throw pillows, a foot stool and a mirrored side table.
23 | Interior Designer Bill Peace gave this industrial loft space a modern makeover with velvet furniture and tons of texture.
24 | Greens and botanical prints invite nature indoors in this living area.
25 | Coral blends perfectly with mineral blue in a formal living room.
26 | Bold pops of coral give this living room a youthful feel.
27 | A fireplace gets a natural treatment with a collection of botanical prints hung in a grid.
28 | Velvets feel luxe but still appropriate for Spring in this living space.
29 | Coastal details, like watery blues and art, create a relaxed feeling in this family room.
30 | French doors let in tons of light in the living room.
31 | A variety of art pieces gives this neutral living room punch and personality.
32 | Creams and taupes are accented with spa blue in this relaxing living room.
33 | Open and airy are accurate words to describe this living room which features white furniture pieces and accents of natural elements.
34 | A collection of large art pieces make a dramatic statement in this living room.
35 | Striped wallpaper and an eclectic gallery wall give this living room a collected vibe.
36 | Shimmering mirrors look almost like tiles behind the sofa in this living room, giving the space a glamorous feel.
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