8 Beautiful Living Room Ideas for Decorating Inspiration

Make the Mantel a Focal Point

Star-patterned ceramic tiles around the fireplace draw attention in this relaxed living room. Lauren Meichtry of Elsie Home adds a coastal feel with natural elements and striped drapery.

Play With Pattern and Color

Bold personalities will love this. Reena Sotropa of In House Design Group mixes a wallpapered ceiling, moody walls, statement lighting, and trendy furniture like a green couch.

Create a Collected Look

Designer Caitlin Higgins combines vintage, thrifted, and hand-me-down pieces with a few investment items like swivel chairs and a classic area rug for a joyful, eclectic space.

Use Bold Fixtures to Make a Statement

Sculptural lighting, like a tassel chandelier, transforms interiors. Cortney Bishop of Cortney Bishop Design finishes the look with abstract art, colorful lamps, and patterned pillows.

Install Floor-to-Ceiling Shelving

Design-firm JAM creates a two-story bookshelf that doubles as an accent wall, filled with books, pottery, and art, with negative space to highlight standout pieces.

Embrace a Coastal Design

Christina Kim achieves a beach-like style with natural materials, light woods, wicker, and a nature-inspired color palette of whites, sandy beige, and calming blues.

Decorate With Greenery

Designer Anjie Cho uses houseplants of various sizes to add life to living spaces, making them affordable and hard-to-kill décor elements.

Find Accents That Double as Art

Sarah Stacey incorporates furniture and accessories that tell a story, using new and thrifted finds. She adds a pop of color by painting built-in bookshelves teal green.