10 Terrific Living Rooms

A neutral color scheme can become a little boring, but by throwing in a few black and white geometric prints this room is given more edge and personality. A couple of green accents bring in a little hint of the garden scene from outside the patio doors.

Recessed lighting wells keep the look of this minimalist layout sleek and uncomplicated.

Persian rugs add a little age and depth to a modern scheme.

The floating staircase suspended in this lounge appears like a piece of sculptural art.

In an open plan home, it’s a good idea to define the lounge area with a large rug.

A pared back scheme can be soothing.

Aqua freshens a gray and white palette.

These furniture hues add warmth to the white surroundings. Love that red modern coffee table!

The dramatic red accent chair captures the eye in a sea of wood here. Used throughout, splayed furniture legs are signature characteristics of mid century modern coffee tables and chairs.

This clever sofa design incorporates end tables.