Indulgent living room
Combine tweed and silk on your sofa for a pleasing change of texture. Team with a velvet chair and cushions in a range of fabrics for a sensual mix.
Orange accents give this white living room a warm feel. Complemented by dark wood, the use of different textures add interest. French doors bring maximum light into the room.
Glamorous living room
Mahogany brown walls create a striking backdrop for bold coloured accessories. Mixed prints and decorative touches soften the dark walls.
Sophisticated living room
For a fresh contemporary scheme, steal a fashion trick and use black, white or grey as neutrals, rather than the usual creams or taupes. Keep the look family-friendly by adding a patterned feature wallpaper, comfortable furniture, and accessories like rugs and cushions in softer, mid-tone shades.
Pastel living room
Take a subtle approach to adding colour to your scheme by introducing soft pastels. Use them sparingly – to highlight alcove shelves, for example. Add interest with textured accessories like silky cushions, scrunchy wicker and glossy ceramics.
Colourful living roomGive your living room a vibrant makeover with punchy, electric colours and eye-popping furniture.
Striped living room
Keep the formal mood of stripes relaxed by playing with symmetry. Here, one red stripe has been taken beyond the fireplace to ‘undo’ the classic symmetry.
Living room seating
Neutral colours and plenty of light from the French windows make this living area a relaxed and soothing space. The textured rug adds warmth to a wooden floor.
Red patterned living room
For a striking look, mix different materials in the same pattern, such as fabrics and wallpapers, but reverse the colourway.
Modern living room
With its simple lines, this sofa is perfect for a spare, stylish living room scheme. Peacock blue alongside vibrant pink creates a striking combination that does much to enhance the contemporary feel of the sofa.
Natural living room
Smart modern sofas with subtle 'blind' buttoning form the basis of this striking look. The combination of a textured wallcovering, wide floorboards and accents of deep orange help to add warmth to this informal seating.
Colourful living room
Use dark colours sparingly and team with pale-wood storage units which cover most of one wall meaning the bold colour doesn’t take over the room. Introduce hits of the same colour in your cushions and curtains for a co-ordinated look.
Glamorous living room
This sultry living room, with a black feature wall and dark sofas, also has a masculine feel to it. To balance this out, touches of femininity have been added with cushions and decorative lighting.
Colourful living room
This living space was inspired by the colonial-chic style of hotels found abroad. The high ceilings and the antique foxed mirrors either side of the fireplace boost the sense of space.
Scandinavian-style living room
Pale woods and soft neutral shades create the perfect combination for a scheme that's contemporary with a Scandinavian twist. Use warm taupe as a foil for printed fabrics and quirky accessories.
Global style living room
With its emphasis on natural fabrics and textures, such as silks, velvet, horn and shell, this sophisticated scheme exudes a sense of grown-up luxury. Modular furniture gives it a modern twist and is complemented by exotic artefacts that represent far-flung lands.
Yellow and grey living room
In a simple colour scheme, mix matt, glass and textured finishes to create detail and interest. These wall units are a genius way to create a focal point in a room with no original features.
Modern living room storage
This quirky storage unit is a unique and fun way to store books. The colourful chair, lamp and unit add vibrancy to the white scheme.
Green & red living room
Bold red makes a statement against fresh green walls in this living room. Faux fur cushions and a textured rug keep the look cosy, while a glass coffee table creates a feeling of space, and its similarity to the dining table links the open-plan areas together.
Open-plan living room
A statement rug like the cowskin design is a great way of zoning the living area in an open-plan scheme. Sleek white furniture is mixed with more traditional pieces like the wooden coffee table, and rest on rustic stripped-down floorboards for a natural feel. Built-in shelving is great for storing books and ornaments.
Cosy living room
This spacious living room is perfect for entertaining. Sleek modern furniture curls around the quirky French-style coffee table and faces the rustic fireplace and wood-burning stove. Cream walls and neutral flooring keep the scheme feeling airy and spacious, while the chunky furniture gives it a cosy feel.
Black and white living room
A black and white living room scheme is easy to live with, and always looks smart and sophisticated. Add flashes of a bright accent colour, such as red, that's quick and easy to change as the mood takes you by simply swapping a few accessories.