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These Modern Living Room Ideas Are Far From Boring

  • October 28, 2023
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50 Modern Living Room Ideas You’ll LoveJanis Nicolay

Defined by clean lines, natural materials and minimalist decor, modern home design is one of the most well-known interior design styles. In the living room, the aesthetic translates to a space that feels airy and uncluttered, yet cozy and welcoming. Here, we’ve rounded up dreamy modern living room ideas that showcase steal-worthy design trends and functional layouts for casual family time.

Whether you’re designing a family-friendly living room or looking for small living room ideas, there are many design avenues that can be taken to achieve a fresh and elevated space. Sleek sky-high shelving, custom fireplaces and grand architectural elements can create a modern living environment filled with both visual interest and functionality. The right accessories, like stylish area rugs, colorful accent chairs or statement lighting fixtures can quickly modernize a simple interior. Patterned wallpaper, pops of colorful fabric and a fresh coat of paint can all result in a modern, chic and inviting space.

As you scroll, you’ll find there’s something for everyone — even if your design style strays a little more traditional, rustic, boho or coastal. There are endless ways to infuse a touch of modern design into your living room design, no matter the overall feel of the home. For those designing an apartment living room, we’ve sprinkled in plenty of renter-friendly ideas (think artwork, peel-and-stick wallpaper and ultra-modern furniture).

Decorate Sky-High Shelving

Not only do these striking shelves take advantage of vertical space, they showcase collectibles, books and artwork and infuse color into the interior. Here, JAM Interior Design uses a mix of modern, traditional and vintage pieces for a curated look.

living room with high built in shelves, built ins, bookcase, white walls, ladder, storage, library


Go Glam

Designed by Ali Budd, this elegant living room is outfitted with a statement chandelier, blue

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The 25 Most Beautiful Living Room Rugs for Every Home Style

  • April 4, 2023

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Composite of living room rugs

Composite of living room rugs

Courtesy of West Elm, Amazon

A beautiful rug can boost your living room’s overall aesthetic, whether you prefer eclectic, minimalist, modern, traditional, or coastal design. That’s why it’s important to understand the elements of each style—and determine which you prefer most—before you purchase a rug, a décor piece that anchors the room and serves as the backdrop for larger elements, like furniture.

To help you decide (and shop), we tapped several interior designers to break down each living room style and share their favorite rugs to match.

Related: How to Choose the Right Rug Size for Your Living Room, According to Interior Designers

Eclectic Living Room Rugs

If you love to mix and match décor, consider an eclectic design aesthetic for your living room, says Ryann Swan of Ryann Swan Design. “To me, an eclectic space [combines] seemingly disparate items into one cohesive design,” says Swan. “’70s lighting, Georgian antiques, and modernist seating: [Eclectic design] is the ability to blend these elements together into a room where all the elements are different things. They are still speaking the same language.”

West Elm “Margo Selby” Squares Rug

To play up the boldness of eclectic style in your living room, consider this colorful flatweave rug. Margo Selby, a renowned textile designer, created this eye-catching reversible rug with durable cotton.

There are several ways you can style this rug in an eclectic space. Take the safe route and choose furniture in the same shades as the rug’s quieter colors, or go bold by decorating your space in the brighter shades of its accent squares, says Shaolin Low of Studio Shaolin.

Margo Selby Squares Rug

Margo Selby Squares Rug

Hauteloom Liverpool Abstract

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7 Amazon living room furniture essentials every new homeowner needs

  • October 8, 2022
Here are seven Amazon living room furniture essentials every new homeowners needs.

Here are seven Amazon living room furniture essentials every new homeowners needs.

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Searching for the best living room furniture can be a daunting experience, even more so if you’re a new homeowner. You want to create a warm and inviting space, but you also want to do this without breaking the bank. That’s where Amazon—and all of the affordable Amazon living room furniture up for grabs—comes in. The fan-favorite retailer is the key to making this a smoother experience for you (and your bank accounts).

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Whether you’re looking to upgrade your outdated work space or want to go all in on a new three-door cabinet, Amazon has it at an affordable price. Don’t believe us? We’ll prove it. Celebrate your new home by investing in these seven Amazon living room furniture essentials that look so expensive but are shockingly affordable.

1. Start with this stylish swivel chair

New homeowners should go all-in on these Amazon living room essentials that won't break the bank.

New homeowners should go all-in on these Amazon living room essentials that won’t break the bank.

Ideal for instantly updating outdated work-from-home stations, Rivet’s contemporary accent chair comes in ink blue, charcoal grey, maize yellow and our favorite, forest green. With no assembly required, each option features the same solid-wood frame and unique, curved design. Factor in the 360-degree swivel feature and under $500 price point, and it’s a no-brainer why this seat has earned a near-perfect rating from reviewers.

$480 at Amazon

2. House books with this five-tier book shelf

For a farmhouse-inspired set-up, invest in this Amazon living room essential.

For a farmhouse-inspired set-up, invest in this Amazon living room essential.

Joanna Gaines lovers rejoice: This Stone & Beam bookshelf is for

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