Our best ideas to decorate the living room, the true heart of the house. You’ll have a hard time choosing one…
The living room is the heart of the house and the space where we spend the most time, after bed. Put the accent on what message you want to convey to get the interior design right. It has to be a happy space, but also relaxed; functional and aesthetically pleasing. At Micasa we have fantastic examples of lounges you would sit in right now. You just have to choose one of them and take into account some keys to get the decoration right.
Natural lighting can completely change the appearance of a room, so in the living room the beams have to flood every corner. The design of indirect lights is also important, with different points and at different heights, better if they have a gradual intensity system. If you like to change the environment, depending on the time of day, install a smart programming device.
The layout of the furniture is very important. You have to recreate a game of volumes to modify the perspective, so you will have to learn how to make compositions at different heights, include difficult elements such as beams, columns, recesses or recesses in the decoration.
Choose a color chart to decorate this space that is in tune with your personality or, at least, your current vital moment. The advantages of the white color are many, because it is neutral, it does not tire and it is very bright. And any color you choose for accessories such as cushions will look good on it. Another safe bet is the Pantone colors in earth tones to offer a cozy and familiar atmosphere. Bright colors should not be disdained either, because they transmit good energy, stimulate and, above all, give life to the house.
The choice of auxiliary furniture and textiles is a unique opportunity to renew the look of the living room. You have the option of following decoration trends, adjusting to a style —such as classic, pop, boho or Nordic— or conceiving very personal environments that reflect your vital moment. It is perhaps the most creative way to decorate, so take into account the textures and the variety of motifs in the fabrics and, in the selection of auxiliaries, collect pieces with curved lines or merge materials so that wood, fiber, metal or stone coexist. with other current finishes.
1 An ultra relax room
Decorating the living room with low furniture and exotic pieces creates a more pleasant and fresh atmosphere, where time passes at a different pace. Just look at this idea from Maisons du Monde. The sofa delimits the living area very well and the side table and the large cotton pouf favor living at ground level. The rugs, in natural fabrics, are perfect for lying on, and the row of soft, fluffy cushions on the sofa add to your comfort.
Bright touches. Present in the round metal table with a copper finish and in the large colored glass vases. With them, the color palette of the living room has become brighter and lighter: its range of earth tones, sand and wheat brown has become fresher.
2 powdery colors
A distribution without less furniture, with well-defined areas, helps to feel that the living room is a cooler space and ready to enjoy the summer. This Ikea proposal confirms it. The sofa, despite being large, leaves quite a free passage from one side to the other as it is leaning against the wall. In addition, the furniture that surrounds it are light pieces, the best ones so that the decoration is less heavy and the air circulates better inside.
Sensation of movement. Incorporating some circular elements has served to generate a more fluid environment. On the one hand, the pouf in front of the sofa and, next to it, the side table with a lamp of the same shape. The mirror and the ceiling screens pursue the same effect.
3 Plant inspiration
The walls of the living room are a great starting point to give it a much fresher air connected with nature. As seen here. His wallpaper with silhouetted plants and flowers – Farne Grasses model, from Sanderson’s Embleton Bay – has been a great idea to generate a relaxed and bucolic atmosphere. Nothing is out of place in the set as its colors are in tune with the upholstery, in gray and water green.
Mix of textures. Through them, the living room has gained color nuances and surfaces that enhance its summer look. From the copper oxide patina on the coffee table, to the role of the textiles: the floral print cushions reinforce that refreshing aesthetic.
4 A living room in a natural key
The materials in the room are infallible to lower the temperature at this time of year. As this Sklum project proposes, only equipped with the right thing. The upholstery of the sofa is a soft linen that gives little heat and has been dressed with a pair of braided cotton cushions. Vegetable fibers are also very present due to the freshness they give. Bamboo, wicker, hemp… create an atmosphere that simply invites you to relax.
Auxiliary pieces and textile accessories have been great allies, to achieve a summer decoration, because they also serve for the terrace or the garden. Specifically, the natural fiber cushions and pouf can be used to equip an outdoor rest area.
The Chester sofa takes the lead in this updated Nordic proposal. The project is by the architect Rafael Vidal, from the Taroms Arquitectes studio, and rescues this iconic model, upholstered in quilted gray, to make the two vintage armchairs and the rug, with geometric motifs, shine.
No one better than an influencer to have a salon worthy of adding likes. Lucia Be showed us her office and we want to copy her living area. The powdery pink, present in the textiles and storage boxes, makes the perfect match with the rock air of the Rabat sofa studs, by Banak Importa. The natural fiber adds freshness to the proposal, with the two bamboo coffee tables.
A prefabricated house can hide surprises like this aesthetic inspired by the 50s. The owners prefer to live in than to decorate, but a shared space has resulted, where the living room and the kitchen merge, in a low cost proposal with a sofa, in black leather, tables, ceiling lamp and bench, from Ikea, and cushions and circular rug, from Kave Home. The green detail is ideal with the plants arranged in the series of shelves, without back, which contrasts with a contemporary piece: a print by the artist Jesús Perea.
8 Very original
This futuristic house was an old garage. The circular niches in the room house a work area, speakers and a seat, with a gray mattress. The layout of the living room is simple: a two-seater sofa; a glass table, to lighten the space, and a wall covered with mirrors to increase the depth. This creative reform has been carried out, in Paris, by the interior designer Eleonore Satger.
Modular furniture is the perfect solution for this rental apartment in the Madrid neighborhood of Arganzuela. Comfort seems to be one of the premises of this project by the interior designer Rocío Ramos, from Mos Estudio, since the seating area has taken care that the furniture has standard measurements and has interchangeable modules to add functionality. A sofa with a chaise longue has been arranged, in a module, two benches and a puff. The color palette navigates between pastel colors, although the vegetable details, in the textile, and the plants give an exotic touch.
10 on a whim
The design idea was to achieve a duplex with an industrial atmosphere. The room is gimmicky. Without a doubt, the absolute protagonists are the terrace and the fireplace, surrounded by porcelain flooring, in polished concrete. To provide warmth, a custom-made piece of stained pine slat furniture was made, which slides to hide the television. The ceiling fan is made of wood and the armchairs have been reupholstered in velvet. The project is signed by the U+G Studio.
11 For beginners
Luis and María enjoy their attic decorated in a natural style. They like to have an aperitif with their friends in this cozy room and enjoy their little baby. They wanted a house to live in, so they did a reform with the studio of Rocío Esquilas and they chose every detail well. The table is a family tocinera and the copper container was bought at a flea market. The fireplace is the Windo3 P50 model, by EdilKamin. Armchairs, from Ikea; couch, from Ormo’s; armchair, from Westwing; cushions, by Harlequin and Pepe Peñalver, and rug, by Zara Home.
Natural lighting makes any interior design shine. In this London house, contemporary style is the common thread, but we are interested in the luminosity of the living room, thanks to an interior patio. The flow of light is so great that they have chosen a daring set of sofa and bench, which can be converted into a chaise longue, in olive green velvet, to delimit the rest area. The rest of the furniture: lamps, side tables and the chair are designer.
Just by looking at the Calvet chair, we already know that the owner is a #designlover. This ergonomic model in oak, with a heart-shaped backrest, is one of the top designs of Modernism. The author? Antonio Gaudi. The ceiling lamp, made of paper, is from Näve. Ultimately, we liked this design floor, which is over 100 years old, the detail of hiding the refrigerator and the kitchen storage spaces behind powdery mint carpentry.
This room is visually clean, but also in terms of order. In fact, the biggest challenge for the interior designer Sandra de Benito was to increase and optimize the storage capacity so that nothing was left out in the open. The result? A multifunctional design space, where the water vapor fireplace dominates, flanked by two alcoves covered with natural wood slats to hide electronic devices. The huge wardrobe, more than five meters long, has wallpapered doors with a textile finish to add texture.
15 Armchairs facing each other
Casual and relaxing, this is how a winter living room should be. Like this one, furnished by Ikea. Two sofas covered with pillows and plaids, and in the center, a round pouf as a table. Reading lamps and carpet frame the whole.
16 with vault
Sometimes the container outweighs the content. The vaulted ceilings give a lot of personality to this house. In the day area, where the dining room and living room share meters, the pink tone of the sofa-bed stands out, from Innovation Living, which crosses the rest area. In the background, the globe lamps, made to measure, by Gordiola, stand out to highlight the vaulted ceiling.
17 pieces recovered
The reform of this Madrid apartment recalls the distribution of a loft. The New York style of the distribution coordinates with the recovery of pieces, such as the double door hanging on the wall. The industrial decoration of the interior designer Laura Pineda is very successful. The project is signed by Abreu Mesa Arquitectos.
After a comprehensive reform, the interior design of the Colossus Mfg studio hit the key with this room, which maintains the colonial style of a house built in 1935, although with very top decorative elements, such as the Sputnik ceiling lamp. The living area has a neutral base and is arranged in a circle, with a chaise longue and two seats, upholstered in blue velvet.
19 with terrace
A minimal investment (it did not exceed €2,500, in furniture and paint) is the secret of renovating this apartment in Barcelona. Minimalism reigns in this project by Sébastien Robert. Purpose that is understood when seeing the terrace, which has been painted in yellow to recreate a summer atmosphere. Even the discreet sofa serves as a visual guide to invite you to enjoy the outdoors.
The three sofas delimit the living area and invite long evenings with family or friends. The idea of covering the walls with wooden slats, in a light tone, is brilliant and gives the maritime flavor of this country house in French Brittany.
21 Irregular plant
Distributing the furniture in a room with a plane of irregular lines, and with nooks and crannies, is not an easy task. The first thing is to find a good location for the sofa, better if it is in neutral tones like this model from Miliboo, to choose auxiliary furniture according to the space. The idea of placing a bar-type table, which also serves as a work area, between the kitchen and the rest area is perfect, because it works as a natural separation in this 45 m2 apartment.
22 in harmony
The interior design project, by Tinda’s Project, had an objective set by the owners: “comfort, the smell of holidays and relaxation”. The styling of Mar Gausachs achieved the Mediterranean flavor in this holiday residence, in Palamós (Girona). The living-dining room is open and visually prolonged, thanks to the successful landscaping of the terrace, designed by Manuel Maíllo. The marine wink is found in the blue color palette of the curtains, vases, cushions and lamps. The corner sofa optimizes the distribution of the living room, which is delimited with a pouf, from The Eleven House, which has storage space.
Raquel Córcoles is better known by her stage name: Moderna de pueblo. The freshness of his vignettes is transferred to his open concept apartment in Madrid. It is a style in keeping with the millennial philosophy, so you will see design pieces and a commitment to color, but without losing minimalism. The living room is a good example. It is decorated with Kave Home furniture, very well combined, such as the handmade Anat rug, the Blok sofa, the Palmia coffee table or the Megan armchair, in mustard.
The Nordic style continues to rise. The mixture of wood, with metallic tones and the play of colours, in black and white, creates a very cozy atmosphere. In this family home, in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, comfort prevails so that the children can enjoy the space. The corner sofa has capacity for four people, the fur rug is fluffy, the white coffee table lightens the volume, thanks to its metal legs, the wooden floors provide warmth and the armchair, upholstered in pink velvet, limits the seating area. seating.
If you are lucky enough to have a house with many meters, allow yourself a few whims. Turn the living room into a room full of personality with a transformation like the one in this farmhouse. The fireplace adds points, but if you are not lucky enough to have it, you can always install a decorative molding to simulate it. One of the walls has been used to improve order, but the audacity has been to paint all the shelves in navy blue. In order not to overload the environment, the rest area has been simplified with a three-seater sofa, in white; a bench, which serves as a coffee table, and two designer chairs, similar to the CHR01 model, in teak and rattan, from Zara Home.
A trip to retro & new interior design. This is the proposal for this renovated apartment in the center of Madrid. The Lusjaguilar Artquitectura studio joined ACGP Arquites to create a day and night area, which they achieved by unifying the living room and the kitchen. The living space is very dynamic and is marked by the asymmetry of the bookshelf and the visual play of the coffee tables, from Metal Side Table. The rug, by Lorena Canals, and the plants, by Los Peñotes, help make the atmosphere more welcoming. The sofa, a point of attention for its upholstery, changes the look with a good mix of the motifs and colors of the cushions. The vintage piece is the bamboo rocking chair, which forms a cozy reading corner. Remember: cane furniture is trendy.
27 Living room open to the kitchen
Kitchens open to the living room are the most trendy in interior decoration. And it is that more functional, spacious and bright spaces are created. SÖDERHAMN 4 seater gray sofa.
Natural materials are the plot line of the house by interior designer Estela Maca. It has created a rustic atmosphere where the mix of styles is evident in the industrial-inspired exposed brick walls; the raw touch, inherent in the coffee table, in teak wood, and the rustic details, in the wooden side table or the cattail chair.
A single piece can mark the interior design of a space. This rug, with geometric motifs, measuring 200 x 200 cm, was purchased at Ikea and gives space to a space with sloping ceilings. To take advantage of the meters, drawers have been arranged for storage. The Vimle sofa is from Ikea, the side tables are from Maisons du Monde, and the armchairs are from Ixia.
30 Color balance
The walls of this attic in Barcelona have been covered with lime mortar. The intention? give texture and contrast to the painting of the shutters and the beams, in greyish blue. Some pieces in this room have their own history, such as the sideboard and the coffee table, and have been recovered by the firm Úsame, which works with reused materials. The Silver sofa is from the firm Soft Line, the cushions are from Lu Ink, and the rug is from Zara Home.
This huge family apartment has a corridor for children to skate, so the dimensions of the living room are in accordance with the floor plan of the house. This space has about 70 m2. Its interior design opts for integrating disparate materials, such as wood, concrete and granite. The atmosphere is modern and functional, so an XXL sofa has been chosen so that parents and their three children can enjoy impromptu movie sessions, which are projected on the wall.
A decoration with color brightens the environment. This house is functional and modern, and flirts with the industrial style with a cement mezzanine, which offers double height, and gives rise to structuring custom sofas. The block color , in mustard, of the seats gives a youthful appearance and creates a diaphanous environment in a large room, where the family can share their hobbies.
In this ethnic-inspired room, the accessories are in full harmony. The XXL plants mark the verticality, while the two seats, sofa and armchair, establish the horizontal line. The mustard color sets the spicy accent, especially in the Pepe Peñalver cushions. The superimposition of the two rugs, from Zara Home, gives it a casual air and is reminiscent of the atmosphere of a tent. Finally, the sheets, from Muy Mucho, give a wild brushstroke.
34 country floral
Cushions with prints with botanical motifs, by Lu Ink and Filocolore, bouquets of flowers placed strategically and a fabulous panoramic view are the great value of this rustic house, located in the Girona town of Begur. Completing the look: the Ikea Ektorp sofa is completed with a chaise longue, from London’s Golborne Road antiques market, two armchairs, from Mercantic, the rug, by Tara Flanagan, and an exquisite arrangement of retro mirrors.
The choice of the pattern for this mural, by Casamance, which is backlit on the ceiling to form a frame that makes it stand out, is very successful. The house is in a classic style and has a chic tone, thanks to the choice of wood and golden elements, which provide elegance. The coffee table has a metal frame and herringbone tray.
Keep calm! seems to be the leitmotiv of this house located in Santa Bárbara (California). Total white might seem a bit boring, but this room has achieved a dramatic result with four elements: two sofas, upholstered in white; raw textiles, a table with simple lines, in a natural tone, and two seats, in braided fiber. An elegant detail: the orchid.
37 Living room decorated in gray & burgundy
A chromatic duo that has always worked well when it comes to heating environments. If upholstered furniture is added to this combination, such as the pouf-table in the center of this room, and cushions in the same color range, the result is as elegant and serene as this one proposed by El Corte Inglés.
38 tropical environment
What a suggestive, fun and sophisticated atmosphere…! And how easy it is to get a decoration like this proposed by Maisons du Monde. How has it been done? A warm chromatic range has been chosen, with the salmon tone as the protagonist, and with golden sparkles that dress up the whole and add elegance. Natural fibers -rugs or poufs- are in full fashion and look wonderful in glamorous spaces. A wall covered with a tropical print wallpaper provides a magical and super refreshing background. The set, outstanding.
39 Velvet blue
Sapphire blue, velvet and quilted: three top ten in decoration gathered, here, on the sofa in the living room. If you like this fabric, but want something cheaper, opt for a synthetic velvet. Pink cushions and floral decorations wrap up the star piece of this Conforama space.
40 In shades of green
A wide range of greens is infallible for a living room to radiate optimism. It is advisable to reserve the plain upholstery for the sofa and the armchairs, and show off the printed fabrics of great aesthetic strength for the curtains. These, Esala collection, by Scion; in Pepe Penalver.
41 Living room in cauldron, pink, metal and fiber colors
The two warmest and most romantic colors -on the sofa and the armchair- “pair” wonderfully with natural fiber accessories and black metal furniture. A modern-rustic look conceived by La Redoute.
42 Attic living room with an industrial air
Under the attic window, a corner has been installed that invites rest, siesta and privacy. The keys? The use of neutral and timeless colors, such as wood, but especially black and grey.
Ultra-light metal furniture, with an industrial air, and very trendy decorative and lighting accessories, such as the cactus-type floor lamp, or the metal leaf painting. There is no lack of small pots and a long-haired carpet. It is signed by Maisons du Monde.
43 Living room decorated in neutral tones
Gray has been imposed in the interiors of our houses, but not as a dull or dull color. It is the perfect base to create very interesting color contrasts. BUSKBO armchair with cushion; set of 2 VITTSJÖ nesting tables; GLADOM side table and SKAFTET floor lamp.
44 Living room with large windows
The circular coffee tables, also those with organic shapes, without edges, make circulation in the living area more fluid and, if two or more are combined, they can be arranged together or separately, in front of the sofa or to one side, to adapt the room to the number of people and activity that takes place. Pilea table set (€110), Glenn sofa (€399), Mauricette armchair (€130) and Greeny rug (€89.99). Everything from Maisons du Monde.
45 Living room decorated in black and white
A small sofa is enough to decorate a living room. It is completed by a chair, a small coffee table and a stool. The real protagonist here is the rugs, which are perfect for separating spaces.
46 Updated Rustic
The key to updating the rustic style is to resort to bright and soft tones. Like in this room. Rougher pieces of wood also seem to soften. Paper, from the firm Caselio.
47 Multifunctional and family room
When there is no choice but to create several corners in the room, it is best to use multifunctional furniture to delimit. IKEA vibe.
48 Rustic and industrial
The rustic-industrial style that this scene exudes is perfect for those who love the mix of wood and metal. Urban, with a hipster touch and nostalgia for the countryside in the middle of the city. The secret? Dare to introduce outdoor elements into your living room to give them a new life. For example, a basket of garden tool bars now converted into storage for controls or blankets. Portobello Street proposal.
49 Living room in gray tones
The predominant colors in its decoration are white, black and grey. To give warmth to a space with such a sober color palette, they have used wood, plants, pieces of natural fibers and warm fabrics.
50 Modern and bright living room
Light wood furniture and white finishes are very effective in giving rooms a calm atmosphere. At their side, a few pots with different size indoor plants will fill them with life and looking at them will be a joy. From Ikea.