Living rooms come in all sizes, colors, materials, textures, lighting and styles. They also serve different purposes. Some homes have a formal living room in addition to a more casual family room, while other homes have one living room serving as both family room and living room.
But, what elements make a modern living room…modern?
Modern Living Room Elements
Most modern living rooms have an open floor plan
It’s also important that the room is not cluttered whatsoever and is cleaned regularly. White is a commonly used color in modern living rooms, and regular cleanings help to get out those tough spots and stains. It also helps the colors to stay crisp and contrasting.
Floor-to-ceiling glass windows or walls
Using crown molding helps to give the appearance of floor-to-ceiling walls. It makes the room seem as if it were custom, while also creating a luxurious and modern atmosphere.
Crisp paint jobs with bold, beautiful accent colors
Choosing a vibrant color palette creates the modern aura that you’re trying to achieve. For example, bright reds, black doors, and stark whites is a popular color scheme. Painting the doors black throughout a modern living room give it an elegant and expensive look.
The modern look calls for a kind of high style that most other living rooms don’t, and it can get a little pricey. The most simple way of saving money on decorating your living room is by shopping online. Check out our massive list of 107 online furniture stores.
Whatever your living room tastes, you’ll find something you like below. Enjoy our gallery below.
Be sure to check out our modern sofa gallery here.
Small living room with grey furniture, black coffee table on light wood floor. Large windows have grey vertical blinds.
Below are more small living room designs!
Simple living room with white sofa and coffee table on dark rug on top of light hard wood floor
Spacious living room with built-in shelving containing recessed lights, light wood floor and gold furniture
Super bright living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, white sofas adorned with single potted plant and glass coffee table.
Eclectic living room design with grey and pink furniture, circular glass coffee table, fireplace, and built-in white bookshelves.
Elegant contemporary living room with dark hard wood floor, over-stuffed white furniture and glass coffee table with recessed ceiling
Small apartment living room with white sofa, red pillows, red lamp on gray floor
Dark masculine living room with dark wood walls and dark brown sofas
Stylish living room with bright red furniture, white floor, marble wall with flat screen TV
One way to really jazz up a room is to use furniture for color like the living room above. Red sofas can really do the trick. If this design appeals to you, check out this list of modern red sectionals.
Modern living room design with grey wall, white rug, dark wood floor, dark beige sofa and pendant lighting