When it comes to decorating ideas, Apartment Therapy has every room in your house covered. It’s easy to find inspiration when browsing through hundreds of published house tours and DIY projects. There’s one room in particular that has no shortage of decorating tips: the living room.
It’s easy to understand why living room style tips are so popular: In addition to being the most used space in the home, living rooms have become much more personalized over the past few years. They serve as areas for entertaining, for watching television, or as necessary flex spaces for dining or working. Because of their frequent usage, it can be hard to keep them organized and stylish. Take a look at these seven living rooms that are bursting with style, color, and personality. You’re sure to find a decorating takeaway or two that you can incorporate into your own home.
Try Soft, Curved Furniture
The architecture in this Los Angeles loft is stunning; it allows a lot of natural light to come through the tall, glass block windows into the living room. The room’s furnishings enhance the bright and airy vibe — especially the furniture. The curved edges of the couch, bench, and glider chair make the room look comfortable and inviting (the bouclé and velvet textures add even more comfort). Rounded corners on the bar table and the arched mirror above the fireplace bring in more dimension to the space. The muted colors used in this living room make it a perfect place to relax and unwind.
Let Your Furniture Multitask
Over the past couple of years, living rooms have become the most versatile rooms in people’s homes. In addition to being a place for general, informal everyday use, they sometimes function as a home office or even a place to eat when space is limited. The living room in this Argentina apartment features a cozy dining nook using an unconventional piece of furniture: a curved sectional. Setting up the eating zone directly next to the library area was intentional so the sectional, dining chairs, and tulip-style table can be used for mealtimes, but also as a place where you can curl up to read a book.
Lay Down Vintage-Inspired Rugs
This Jersey City apartment is brimming with personality, thanks to tons of antique and vintage finds scattered throughout the living room. Vintage elements help tie the room together, and the vintage-inspired rug in this room features timeless colors and patterns that complement a wide variety of design styles. The mid-century furniture in the room meshes well with the DIY TV console and storage cabinet. Even though it’s a mix of old and new pieces, everything works well together.