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16 Amazing Modern Living Room Ideas

Modern living rooms can be as warm and welcoming as any other type of living room. And if you don’t believe it, then we show you 16 rooms of modern design and style, that you will want for your home.

Surely, each of us has a very different idea of what a modern living room is. However, I am sure that we would all agree on a series of elements

  • neutral colors
  • lines and right angles
  • minimalist and functional design furniture
  • artworks
  • apropriat lighting
  • simplicity
  • open spaces
  • visual lightness
  • minimalist decoration

Decoration of a modern living room

When it comes to interior decoration, the word “modern” tends to evoke images of rigid and cold spaces devoid of personality, which favor aesthetics over comfort. That is far from reality. The modern living rooms can be so warm and welcoming like the Nordic or rustic salons.

A modern style lounge

While modern living rooms may lack some of the ornaments, they compensate with their elegant and sober sense of space.

How to decorate a modern living room

In an attempt to object this common error, we compiled a collection of modern salons that demonstrate that contemporary designs provide peace and comfort.

A penthouse in Sao Paulo in modern style with vintage furniture

This impressive room has been made by the prestigious Brazilian architecture studio Studio mk27. An imposing dark wood bookcase floor to ceiling, it gives this living room a unique personality. Sofas, armchairs, chairs, and side tables are work of iconic Brazilian, Scandinavian and Italian designers.

Living room in an attic in Sao Paulo
Photography Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.

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The living room of an elegant apartment in the most lively neighborhood of Melbourne

Located in the most vibrant and lively neighborhood of Melbourne, One Wellington, is an apartment with wide panoramic views designed by the award-winning architecture and design studio KPDO. The salon has an atmosphere of European sophistication combined with the warmth of Scandinavian interiors. The minimalist palette of neutral colors, combined with the texture of the sofas, manages to create a very peaceful and inspiring space. Very elegant!

How to decorate a modern style living room
One Wellington Photography.

A living room with a wall to wall window

The walls overwhelm you, then … how about trying a big window? This spacious living room which designed in neutral colors is the ideal place to spend time with family or friends. The wall to wall window allows a lot of natural light, making space look even bigger and more welcoming. While you admire the impressive vegetation outside.

Living room with a wall to wall window
VizLine Studio Photography.

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A modern style living room with a wooden ceiling

The wooden ceiling and the hanging bubble lamps are the absolute protagonists of this sober lounge in gray tones. Special mention, deserves the large window.

designer wooden ceiling in a modern style living room
Photography Cosmocube Studio.

A modern style lounge in neutral tones in Sweden

Inspired by Le Corbusier, the real estate company Genova Property has developed a set of 47 apartments distributed in three buildings, in the Swedish city of Uppsala. Interior designer Louise Liljencrantz responsible for the design of the interiors. A good example of her good work is this impressive room. With a careful selection of materials and furniture, the elegant hand of Louise, can be appreciated throughout the room.

Decoration of a modern living room with designer furniture and neutral colors
Photography Genova Property Group.

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A minimalist-style living room with Japanese influences

This beautiful living room has served coquettish low-rise futon sofas to create a very welcoming space. A row of windows painted in white and touches of mustard and light pink accentuate the style.

Cream colors in a modern living room
Photography pinterest.com.

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A minimalist white living room in modern style

A minimalist decoration for a living room dressed with a sofa in gray graphite tones, a built-in fireplace, a television of XXL size and white color in walls, floor and curtains.

Minimalist decoration in a living room in white
Photography pinterest.com.

A modern living room with beautiful contrasts

In this room, wood and wicker counteract the coldness of stone, marble and glass. The chocolate brown color of the sofa creates a beautiful contrast with the wall.

A modern design lounge
Photography pinterest.com.

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Shades of beige for a very cozy dining room

In this dining room, they have used the Brown color (opposite to beige) for the coffee table and chairs, to achieve a very soft and serene atmosphere. And the beige color, with many shades, is perfect for dressing the walls of the house with sophistication and elegance.

living room with shades of beige
Photography pinterest.com.

modern style lounge with glass walls

With the help of Faulkner Architects, located in California, the CorTen Steel House is a dream house. The living room, an elegant and modern space, is dressed with artisan furniture and is connected to the outside by wide glass walls.

House with modern architecture
Photography Joe Fletcher.

A modern lounge in gray tones and golden shades

A large sofa, minimalist design chairs, a marble coffee table with metallic details, bright wood, golden accents and an origami piece of art, a room that transmits a lot of serenity and peace.

A living room in gray and designer furniture
Photography Polyviz.

Peace and harmony in a Zen-style living room

The calm unpretentious elegance of this living room is inspired by Zen decor. Open and clutter-free spaces, light wood paneling, minimalist Nordic furniture and black and white details, for a lounge that invites peace and reflection .

Minimalist decor and Scandinavian furniture in a living room
Patio House | Photography Tom Blanchford.

A living room with industrial accents and Nordic furniture

The brick walls and the large window with steel enclosures in this room, reminiscent of the typical factories of the early twentieth century. The sofa, the Scandinavian school chairs and the great work of art that presides over the wall complete the decoration.

Loft living room with industrial details
Photography pinterest.com.

A minimalist and elegant modern style living room in Sweden

The popular interior designer Lotta Agaton, in collaboration with the housing development company Patriam, was commissioned to design several new production apartments in Vasastan, Stockholm. The new owners can already be happy with the elegant and minimalist decoration that Lotta has given to the room. Modern minimalism!

Decoration of design salons and modern style
Photography Kristofer Johnsson for Residence.

A modern lounge

A charming wall-mounted fireplace, black wood accents, warm textiles, and an elegant coffee table… a minimalist living room with modern design.

Modern style lounge with minimalist decor
Photography pinterest.com.

A modern styl lounge with Zen accents in Denmark

Combining the Japanese aesthetics of Zen and the charm of a country house, this beautiful house on the coast, just one hour from Copenhagen, Denmark, has been completely renovated and updated by the prestigious architecture firm Norm Architects. The living room has a rich palette of natural materials in earth tones: ceramics, wood, and stone. Stylish furniture, sculptures and pieces of art complete the decoration. A dream of home!

Modern living room in a wood and stone country house
Photography Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen for Norm Architects.

Now tell me if the modern living rooms are not as warm and welcoming as the rest of the rooms! We hope you enjoyed this article and you can always find more images and inspiration on our Pinterest page. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and give a 5-star ranking if you like us. Stay tuned for more posts like this. You can subscribe to get every idea to your mail. If you want us to write about a topic, we always welcome comments and ideas, feel free to write them below. 

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