Crisp white upholstery and walls in this double-height living room are softened with raw wood furniture and plenty of natural light
The sofas in this family living room convert to sofa beds for guests and movie nights
Cosy up a sitting area in an open-plan space with soft lighting and a patterned rug
A red velvet armchair and matching footstool bring this living room bang up to date, while an Oriental rug and bold wall prints provide extra character
Black-and-white beams are earthed by the Chesterfield sofas, cow-hide rug and statement lighting in this sitting area
Family photos, fresh flowers and muted tones combine to create a scheme that’s fresh and fabulous
Maximise the feeling of space in a small living room with a glass coffee table. Patterned curtains add personality
Wicker ain’t just for outdoors! Here, tonal upholstery and accessories create a formal setting
This living room may be on the smaller scale, but feature artwork, a patterned rug and a chocolate brown leather armchair give it bags of character
Royal blue cushions and crisp white upholstery team with wooden floors and furniture to create a scheme that’s understated yet chic
Add instant appeal with a few pieces of statement artwork on your living room walls
Bring the outdoors in with plants and flowers
Symmetry is brought into play beautifully in this formal sitting room. A mirrored coffee table means the flow isn’t interrupted
A few coats of taupe paint and you’ve got the perfect backdrop for bold blinds and accessories
A French armoire, a vintage poster and sofas that are design classics in themselves – this living room ticks all of our boxes
You don’t need to fill every wall and corner to make a living room feel homely. Here, a trunk of toys, pastel cushions and earthy accessories centre the scheme
A sunken living room with a place for everything, and everything in its place
Cosy up marble floors with textured furniture and accessories. Here, the plush rug, throw and sofa do just that
This narrow living room is made to work with a streamlined sofa and a footstool that you could pop a tea tray on
Open-plan living at its best. Rugs and lighting are used to cleverly define the dining and living zones
This beautifully styled living room would make you the envy of your guests! Harmonious shades combine to create a feeling of luxe living
A perfect example of a family living room – plenty of seating, couches that were made for putting your feet up, no shortage of natural light and a vase of fresh flowers for luck!
Black-and-white tiled flooring, eclectic artwork and a gorgeous gold sofa prevent this scheme from feeling too sterile. Giant pear anyone?
This scheme manages to achieve the delicate balance between calm and contemporary. We love the feature staircase!
The greenery views from this living room are decoration enough, but chunky wooden furniture, bright cushions and vintage maps provide even more character
Bold artwork brings a shot of colour to the neutral living room in this black-and-white home
Vintage luggage adds a touch of nostalgia to this scheme, while floor-to-ceiling mirrors reflect light around the space
Amazing sea views provide the palette for this richly coloured living room
Be fearless in your decorating style with bold colours and designs
The perfect inside/outside living area!
Whether you’re looking to decorate (or redecorate) a formal sitting room for reading and entertaining guests, or a relaxed family zone that’ll be the setting for movies, bowls of popcorn and games of Monopoly, our living room gallery is bound to have a scheme that’ll take pride of place in your scrapbook. We spent ages pouring over the most stylish reader’s homes to have featured in past issues of our magazine to handpick our favourite living rooms. Enjoy!