Saturday, May 28, 2011

Modern Living Room - Collection 5

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

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 room

Give 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.

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Relaxed living room

This room displays Marks & Spencer's Ethnic range of products, with ochre coloured Dulux walls as a backdrop to a chocolate leather and natural coloured sofa, and dark wood shelving units and coffee table. The room has a very relaxed feel, with terracotta cushions and accessories that hint of a well-travelled homeowner.


White living room

There are many different tones of white that work really well together. Mix an ivory sofa from Sofa Sofa, with a textured rug from Next. Avoid brilliant white, by choosing a soothing bone colour for the walls and mix it with a simple white coffee table and bookcase. 


Vibrant open-plan living room

Make your living room an extension of the outdoors with clever use of vibrant textures, fabrics, plants and ethnic furniture.


Office living room

Choose a classic look for your room that suits both living and working. Free up office space with cube shelves from Multiyork that can be used to divide the room and as storage. Keep work in smart storage boxes above the desk. The comfortable armchair and sofa from Sofasofa act as a relaxation spot.


Art Deco living room

The strong Art Deco theme to the room is achieved with the use of cream, beige and oyster colours. The cream leather armchair is from Taftan and curtain fabric from Romo, this is complemented by a stylish patterned rug from Next, and beautiful photo frame.


Eclectic living room

Global influences dominate, with carved African masks and a zebra-skin rug. Mirrors reflect the room and a collection of coloured glassware. Sleek built-in cupboards and a simple fireplace are contemporary touches.


Luxurious floral chair

An oversized armless chair from Kingcome Sofas is given a luxurious look with an embroidered silk floral design in bright blues, purples and acid green. A violet velvet cushion from Turnell & Gigon with contrasting piping adds extra richness, while simple, pared down accessories accessories like textured vases in natural shades and a Ligne Roset light contrast with the sumptuous fabrics.


Eco-friendly living room

To create an eco-friendly living room, choose simply made furniture like this sofa from Laura Ashley and jute rug from Ikea. Opt for natural bamboo blinds and accessorise with a bamboo vase and bowl.


Family living room

Create a soothing family space with William Morris-inspired wallpaper from Sanderson, and cream seating from Sofa Sofa. Tangerine and pastel blue velvet and silks are introduced with throws and cushions, completed with wall frames from Lombok.


Contemporary French-inspired living room

Dividing a room into coloured sections generates visual impact. Here, sleek lacquered furniture is juxtaposed with upholstered seating and modern lighting, while tactile soft furnishings lend vibrant accents.


Decadent living room

Turn your living room into a glamorous space for entertaining friends, complete with hi-tech home cinema. With a mix of opulent velvet upholstery and streamlined surfaces, the look is ‘private members’ club meets chic hotel lobby’. 


Contemporary living room fireplace

Give your fireplace star treatment by setting it against a dramatic velvet stripe wallpaper and hanging a bling sunburst mirror above.


Modern grey living room

The grey colour on the walls and decorative soft furnishings give this living room a modern edge. The bookcase, accessorised with children's toys, provides a useful storage solution for families. 


White living room with brown rug

Classic seating and vintage trunks are teamed with modern design pieces, like a tall floor lamp and patterned rug for a modern appeal. 


Modern living room display

The bookcase doubles up as a piece of wall art. The sun-shaped mirror and feathered accessories stand out against the white walls. 


Pink living room

Rich, metallic wallpaper with light-reflecting jewels and damask-style rug make this room a cosy retreat. An informal fabric chair and scatter cushions in pink velvet complete the look.


Modern living room storage

Use a combination of open shelves of differing sizes, cupboards and a media unit on wheels to store practical clutter and display accessories. Use wasted wall space above your unit to display photos.


Eclectic living room

Touches of blue introduced through casual seating and soft furnishings create a warm but vibrant look. Bring contrast to original features with eclectic accessories dotted around.


Pastel living room

Give a neutral scheme a lift with subtle stripes in soft shades of mocha, cream and duck egg. Fabrics and wallpapers are the best and easiest way to do this. 


Metallic accents living room

This living room uses gold and metallic accents to create a glamorous look. Soften the look by using the full spectrum, from yellow gold to mink, blending patterns and finishes. A black floor lamp makes for an eye-catching focal point, and adds an interesting mix of old and new when teamed with the traditional stone fireplace.


Glass-panelled doors

An open-plan layout with glass-panelled doors between the living room and dining room allows light to flow through this house creating a relaxed feel. The colours of the boldly patterned lampshade are continued through into the dining room, linking the spaces together.


Fresh green and chocolate living room

Update your living room for spring with fresh green cushions, leafy wallpaper and botantical prints. Furniture in warm wood tones and dark leather adds natural texture to the look, while simple, homespun accessories bring a homely touch.


A multi-functional space

Create a multifunctional living space that works for grown-up evenings as well as after-school activities. Achieve it with flexible seating, a TV unit that can hide the screen and a sophosticated colour scheme that won't show every mark.


Designer-style living room

Love the retro look? Get it right by combining a geometric print in duck-egg and beige with neutral toned furniture for a relaxing, subtle scheme. Use key accessories like a rug, vases and cushions in an accent colour to pull the look together.


Scandinavian-style living room

The furniture has been arranged in blocks to create cosiness in this open-plan living room scheme. A quirky patterned rug adds interest to the blond wood floor and complements the green and blue accents as seen in the cushions. Skylights and beams add to the airy and spacious feel of this large living room space, giving it a Scandinavian-style feel.

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Green living room

Use matching fabrics and accessories to create a cohesive scheme. Cream curtains and cushions soften the look.


Two-tone living room

This two-tone living room is achieved with a backdrop of white walls, an ivory carpet from Cormar Carpets and a neutral coloured sofa. This is combined with a floral blind, a bold patterned rug and monochrome print cushions. Together with a black throw from the Rocha.John Rocha range at Debenhams, this is a dramatic, statement room design.


Relaxed modern living room

This room has well designed furniture and leather sofa from the Sofa Workshop. A floral touch is added with the curtains and the sleek look is continued with a dark-wood coffee table from Cargo HomeShop and neutral coloured walls.


Living and dining room

Introduce seamless living and dining space, which is adaptable for glamorous dining with a chandelier from Next, wallpaper and sleek table and chairs. While the smart white and chrome living room is a smart comfortable look for the day, with sofa from Ikea.


Floral living room

Choose bold, floral fabrics against a plain background. The off-white walls team well with the light-pink sofa from SofaSofa. This is in perfect contrast to the floral cushion fabric from Osborne & Little. The floral blind in the same fabric works perfectly against the neutral curtains.


Textured living room

Create a cosy look for your living room, choose a sofa in faux suede from Argos. Mix this with woven tables from Dwell and chunky throws and embroidered cushions. Combined with retro-print wallpaper, this creates an inviting living space. 


Olive living room

Choose a rich, olive shade of paint for your living room, to give the room a cosy feel. Contrast this colour, with a pale sofa and chairs and a leather footstool from Laura Ashley. Mounted prints really work against a dark backdrop, together with a brass tripod lamp from Oka.


Bold purple living room

The colour purple suggest opulence and grandeur, so furniture shapes that mimic grand antique styles give the look a classic edge. Liquorice-black accents add a modern spin to the look.


Purple living room with chaise

Intense shade of purple, such as this one, need to be broken up to stop the colour from overpowering. Florals, on a grand and opulent scale, such as damask patterns or in silhouette, work perfectly.


Colonial-style living room

Earth tones in shades of moss or sand have a natural, soothing effect.


Simple open-plan living room

A single accent colour used sparingly looks great in this open-plan living room.


Orange and white living room

Opting for a large sofa in a regular-sized space can make a room appear larger. The trick is to match the scale of the furniture with patterned fabric and accessories of equally bold proportions. Opting to use an enlarged stencil design on the floor also gives a feeling of space. 


Colourful Mediterranean living room

A turquoise feature wall offsets paintings and glass ornaments in shades of blue in this Mediterranean-inspired living room. A contemporary wrought-iron sofa, chair, console and coffee table add to the outdoor feel, while a traditional painted chair provides colour and contrast. Limestone tiles and a soft rug add brightness and texture.


Fifties living room

Ivy walls contrast with an original Florence Knoll sofa and chairs in cream leather. The curvy lounger came from eBay, a black side-table from Ikea displays a glass lamp, orchids and pebbles in a vase. Windows have shutters, an ornate mirror highlights the fireplace. Ruched Conran Shop cushions and a grey Babylon rug provide texture, a retro light interest.


Living room armchair with stripes

For a relaxed scheme, use wallcoverings to introduce stripes in muted shades of taupe and white.


Living room wall display

Rows of same-sized photos or artwork create a feature in the corner of this living room. The sumptuous nature of the purple velvet armchair is accentuated when set next to this zesty yellow wall.


Bold living room

Over-sized studding works well with a striking large-print fabric. Here the studs are echoed by the Orb circular mirror positioned on the mantelpiece and again by the black vase behind the chair itself.


Living room with geometric print

A bright geometric fabric injects vitality aginst a white backdrop.


Blue striped living room

A subtle palette of blue-green allows the upholstery of this scheme, in both vertical and horizontal stripes, to work harmoniously together.


Bold modern living room

Grey walls and accents tone down bold red furniture and homeware, giving this living room a sophisticated finish. Retro-print fabric makes a unique artwork when used as panels on the walls. 


Living room with red headdress feature

Bring zest to an all-white living room by adding a bold feathered headdress feature to one of the walls.


Narrow living room

To utilise every spare inch of a narrow living room, plan floor-to-ceiling storage shelves and add ladders for easy access.


Modern rustic living room

A Sofa Workshop sofa and corner chaise gives a modern country look. Red accents liven cream walls, charcoal accessories provide contrast. A Next Home nest of tables is contemporary, a red leather tub chair adds textural contrast and a chocolate throw luxury. Artwork behind the sofa is dramatic.


Living room with slouchy sofa

Today's loft living requires a slouchy sofa - and who could resist blue velvet?


White living room with blue highlights

The basis of this living room might be simple white, but striking blue highlights prevent it from being one-dimensional.


Colourful living room cushions

A mix of contemporary tribal-inspired cushions creates a vibrant focal point in this country living room. The deep blue sofa sets off the colours within the cushions perfectly. 


Contemporary living room

Create areas in rooms to give identity and character. This living room is partly devoted to lounging with the comfy, purple armchair and recliner and half a modern library with fabulous floor-to-ceiling shelving unit.


Multi-functional living room

This living room has furniture on castors, making it easy to move, a sofa bed and a chest of drawers so it can double as a guest bedroom. Walls are painted in a warm grey-green with fresh white woodwork and cocoa accents for a look that is smart yet soothing. Botanical prints above the fireplace are echoed in the floral cushions, while stripes on a cube stool create contrast. Sisal flooring and a wicker basket to store spare bedding add texture and a natural touch.


Calming living room in shades of white

For an uncluttered look in a living room make use of alcoves with floor-to-ceiling shelving that's cunningly concealed behind sliding panels. Choose sleek pieces of simple glossy white furniture, like the Lack coffee table from Ikea, that easily tones in with its surroundings and opt for taupe and grey white tones for a modern, warmer take on bright white, like the White Room Willow White shade from Dulux used on the walls. The floor lamp came from Homebase and the floor cushions are from Romo. 


Sleek living room

This living room has a sleek and chic design, with ivory walls acting as a perfect backdrop. This contrasts well with chocolate leather sofas from and chocolate and scarlet fabric blind from Harlequin. The vibrant look is accessorised with rose cushions from John Lewis and complementing cream cushions.


Artistic living room

Paintings by owner Julie Sutcliffe hang in a living room full of individual pieces, including a suede vaulting-horse-style bench from Benchmark Furniture and an inherited writing desk.


Eclectic cream living room

Make a small living room appear much larger by using neutral colours and accessories. The DFS chaise works better than a sofa, taking up less space, while the stylish Land of Leather armchair in its funky contemporary design perfectly complements the wood-effect flooring. Add a rug - this one is from Grattan - and some artwork (Next) for eclectic, ethnic appeal. 


Oriental-style modern living room

Black and red accessories, cream walls and symmetrical furniture grouping add an Oriental flavour to this modern living room. A DFS ivory leather sofa, flanked by matching glass side table and lamps, and cream window shutters made from old louvre doors make the room serene and bright. A black cabinet with an elegant sculpture and the red and black accents of the cushions and the animal print rug (just seen), both from John Lewis, create a subtle Chinese look. 


Contemporary living room

Horse-hair panels from John Boyd Textiles anchor the plasma TV to the wall – and the animal theme is also picked up in the cowhide rug from Graham & Green. The cream sofa, from Sofa Workshop, has survived much use and three moves due to its washable covers. The leather chair is Matthew Hilton's Balzac, available from SCP.