Living rooms are the front and centre of our homes. It is only fitting to focus design and beautification efforts to the most public room of the house. Kitchens emphasise efficiency and bedrooms comfort. Living room ideas and designs are all about the look and stylishness. Here are 40 of the most elegant and luxurious living room ideas and designs to inspire your next upgrade;
1. Black and Gold
Choose classic pieces and the overall look elegant yet toned down. And let the sombre of black and the shimmer of gold dominate your living room for that ultimate luxurious air.
2. Luxe Velvet Sofa
Transform an ordinary living room to a posh space with the perfect velvet sofa. The luxurious sheen, the texture and the rich feel of velvet in your living room emanates class and indulgence.
3. Coffered Ceiling
Dressing up your ceiling complements the interior décor and completes the look. Coffered ceilings add charm and elegant appeal to the room.
4. The Pit
Modern, different, interesting, stunning. The alternative look of the pit living room defies the conventional and everyday designs.
5. Shiny Brass Lamps
Add few shiny and luxurious touches to give your living room the posh look. These shiny brass lamps are timeless and elegant and swanky. Just what you need when you want a quick fancy upgrade.
6. Glass Walls
Huge and open walls in your living room instantly translate to expansive space and luxury. Let the room breathe space. Clean out a wall, remove the clutter and the many little add-ons. Live large and upsize everything.
7. White and Blue
The white and blue colour scheme works perfect for the subdued yet classy interiors. This refreshing seascape themed living room exudes the cool and carefree marina ambiance.
8. Shimmers of Gold
Let gold shine! This elegant living room doesn’t need size to command luxury, it has glittery gold of all shades. Neutral whites and deep chocolate accents help balance the shine.
9. A Shag Rug
When you don’t have much space for your living room, your best option is to make it stylishly cosy. A leather sectional, lots of throw pillows and a shag rug. Who needs so much space when you have a rug that is luxurious and comfy enough to sit and lie on!
10. Statement Chandelier
The best luxurious living room ideas and designs always include a fabulous chandelier. Chandeliers are the main living room attractions. It can instantly transform a room from drab to fab.
11. Mauve and Charcoal
For that captivating touch, add a dash of bright colour to your classy and elegant living room ensemble. The soft shade of mauve perfectly complements the refined greys.
12. The Corner Room
With the right pieces, you can put together a posh and urbane living room. This smallish corner room includes the essentials and nothing else – an amethyst sofa, a gold centre table, a fab bell chandelier, a lounge and a bucket seat.
13. Grand Curtains
Showcase the grandeur of the room with fabulous curtains. The curtain should complement, not clash or steal the beauty of the room. Choose the right fabric and colour that will highlight the room.
14. Rich Patterned Carpet
Pay attention to the floor! This luxurious patterned carpet is worth the splurge. It softens the hard floors, adds style and cosiness. Best for smaller rooms like apartment or secondary living rooms.
15. Furry Gold Chairs
Add a hint of gold to the luxurious cosiness of fur! A couple of these furry gold chairs is enough to add plush and chic elegance.
16. Metallic Accents
Tasteful, sophisticated and chic. A healthy dose of glitter and shine can make a small living room look grand. Complement the sheen of steel and silver with plush carpeting and lots of glass.
17. Two-Storey Living Room
Make a statement with space. A two-storey living room gives all the space and grandeur. Draw the eyes up and emphasise height by dressing up the ceiling with a magnificent chandelier.
18. Marble topped Coffee Table
Classic pieces will last a lifetime and still look fabulous. Complete a cultured and luxurious living with this marble and gold coffee table. Marble represents finesse, while gold is all about wealth and luxury.
19. Sophisticated Bronze
Bronze has the luxurious sheen without the glare. This bronze inspired living room is modern, classy and refined. The metal wall art feature is fascinating, the sofa comfortable. The best feature of the room are the intricate bronze centre tables – unique, creatively designed, beautiful.
20. Country Rustic
Richly cultured, idyllic, classy. The natural elements of the land – wood, brick and plants add refreshing charm to the noble gleam of bronze.
21. An Art Piece
A single captivating art piece can bring on an air of elegant luxury, even in a sparse room. This turn of the century styled living room take on the classics to evoke opulence – timeless pieces, classic sofa, gold centre table and an engrossing wall feature.
22. Blue and Gold
Charms of the ocean. Stylish, light and mesmerising. Incorporating shimmers of gold with shades of blue amidst a sea of white gives a graceful and refreshing ambiance.
23. Modern Elegance
Modern, streamlined, elegant. Bordering on minimalism, this subdued yet expansive living room exudes luxury. Keys to the design include clean lines, basic colours and natural lighting.
24. Mirrors, Mirrors
Mirrors might not be in top living room ideas and designs, but it will certainly add a hefty dose of glitz and glamour to the room. Subtlety is the key. Just add one classic wall mirror, then incorporate others into furniture, chandelier and other pieces.
25. Marble Floors
Captivate that timeless allure with the timeless marble floor. Marble floors has been in style forever, and it is here to stay. Highlight your floors by playing with patterns and keeping the rest of the room subdued.
26. Shiny Bare Floors
Shiny wood floors are charming, warm and opulent. The warm shine and patterns of uncovered floors bring in effortless and natural beauty.
27. Contemporary Sprawl
Deviant, unstructured, modern. The sprawl is one of the popular living room ideas and designs of today. The secret to creating beauty with charming chaos is one cohesive theme. This living room put together different types of furniture – all of them comfortable and mostly in white.
28. Textured Throw Pillows
When you don’t have the space or the budget for a huge and luxurious living room, you can always throw in some elegant and richly textured throw pillows. Add a luxurious duvet and a matching rug to complete the look.
29. Understated Elegance
Understatement is the key to cultured luxury. Light and neutral colours, clean lines and sparse embellishments. The grandeur comes from the choice of beautiful and top-of-the-line pieces.
30. Copper Coffee Table
Classic, opulent, beautiful. This copper coffee table brings in class and lavish magnificence to your living room.
31. An Avant-Garde Piece
Adding one grand, interesting and conversation piece is one of the foolproof living room ideas and designs. It makes your living room unique, captivates the eye and starts conversations. In this living room, the eyes are instantly drawn to the extremely creative and attractive lamp.
32. Touches of Colour
Too much brightness in the living room can be tacky and neutral colours too bland. Add touches of fiery red to alleviate boredom and to define character. You can also opt for orange, green, yellow, pink or whatever your favourite shade is.
33. Grand Minimalist
A minimalist living can still be fabulous and luxurious. This sombre charcoal living is elegant, posh and gorgeous. Where it lacked in embellishments it made up with scope – huge chandeliers, enormous seating and large wall frames to match the expansive space.
34. Tufted Ottoman
This large round ottoman can serve as the centre table, an extra seat or as a foot rest. The tufted fabric brings in style and opulence. For added shimmer and glam use velvet or satin fabrics.
35. Creative Lighting
Creative lighting highlights the best and takes away attention from the bad parts of the room. Impressive lighting can also be the highlight of the room. The lights of this living room take the eyes towards the fascinating recessed wall and up.
36. The Power of White
Starkly beautiful, fabulous and affluent. All white room are powerful, entrancing and contemporary. This design breaks the bluntness of white with colourful details – plants, pillows and a natural stone décor.
37. Dark Sophistication
Dark living rooms are beautiful and emanate of confidence, poise and authority. The dark floors and neutral tones of walls and furniture are perfect to highlight the stunning black and red wall feature.
38. Exotic Opulence
A richly embellished wall, comfortable seats and a lot of the beautiful Moroccan patterns bring in air of exotic opulence. Keep adornments at minimal to highlight the intricately carved wall feature.
39. Marble-topped Side Tables
Pieces of elegant and beautiful things can add up to one grand and elegant room. These gorgeous marble topped side tables will complement a host of room designs and styles and stand out on its own.
40. Eclectic Charm
Defiant and bold. Stylish and charming. This stunning living room is a collection of several design genres – minimalist walls and floors, rustic centre table, Gypsy drop lights, turn of the century bucket seats and a fabulous Boho knit curtain!
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