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Living Room Design Ideas

With RoomSketcher it’s easy to plan and visualize your living room design ideas. Create your floor plan, furnish and decorate, then visualize your living room design in 3D. Have a look at some of our favorite living room decor ideas - all created in the app!

Living room design with blue accent wall

Living Room Plan: Add an Accent Wall

An accent wall is a fantastic and easy update that you can incorporate into your living room plan. However, you want to be careful how you do it – too much pattern or color can be distracting. Choose one wall to be the focal point of your room. Add a paint color or wallpaper to create your accent wall. In this living room, we painted the chimney breast in blue to match the surrounding wallpaper.

Living room idea with built-in bookcase and fireplace

Living Room Design: Frame a Fireplace

Frame your fireplace with a set of built-in shelves. This is a great way to create a feature wall in a living room. Feature walls look best when they are symmetrical, so make your shelving units equal in size. In this living room design, we used open shelves. You can also add doors to cover the lower portion for closed storage. Add a pair of sconces and a mirror or painting above the fireplace to complete the living room design.

Cozy Living Room Cluster Coffee Tables Example

Living Room Furnishings: Cluster Coffee Tables

If you find yourself with too many small tables but in need of a coffee table, try clustering your small tables together. You can use a pair of matching tables or group coffee tables of varying heights to create a multi-height coffee table. Try mixing and matching living room furnishing styles, finishes and shapes to create a cozy living room vibe.

Living room with built in home office nook

Living Room Interior Design: Make Awkward Space an Asset

Does your living room have an awkward setback or quirky corner that’s tough to furnish? Turn it into an asset by adding a built-in desk to create a functional and attractive home office space. A built-in desk does not have to be complicated, expensive or even require a contractor to install it. You can make one desk yourself like this one with a few basic items and a desktop.

Living room idea with dark blue accent wall

Living Room Colors: Try a Dark Wall Color

Living room colors don’t have to be bland. Try a dark wall color for a bold living room update. Dark walls create an intimate and inviting feeling in a room. They are great for living rooms, libraries, dining rooms and bedrooms. When you use a dark living room color on the walls, keep the floor and ceiling finishes lighter. The deep blue wall color in this living room design highlights the coffee table, making it the focus of the room. Use this living room decor technique to show off a special table or beautiful display of objects.

Living room with wall art above sofa

Living Room Design Inspiration: Compose an Art Wall

Finding artwork that is large enough to work over a living room sofa can be a challenge. If your artwork is too small or it looks lost on a big wall, create an art wall. Group smaller artwork and photos together to create a gallery-style collage. Arrange them on the floor first to determine your layout before you start hanging. A good rule of thumb is to keep the same amount of space between each piece.

Living room idea with wall shelf

Design a Living Room: Think Vertical

When we think about usable space, we tend to focus on floor space. However, if the ceilings are not too low – design a living room that’s vertical and take advantage of available wall space for storage. Try a well-placed bookshelf or a group of staggered open shelves on the wall. Mix in a few decorative objects to make it an interesting as well as useful addition to your living room.

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