Living & family room ideas

by SheKnows
Feb 1, 2010 at 3:53 p.m. ET
This retro lounge inspired living room features lime and eggplant accents with light cream walls.

1 /59: Mustard

1/59 :Mustard

Create a warm and inviting living room with a bold pop with mustard seating in an otherwise neutral color scheme.

2 /59: Black and cream

2/59 :Black and cream

Choosing an overall color palette and add it in various ways- from the wallpaper, to the curtains, to the accents.

3 /59: Lime and zebra

3/59 :Lime and zebra

Go bold! Show your flair with brightly colored seating and paint and a wild rug!

4 /59: Modern lines

4/59 :Modern lines

This living room features very sleek and modern lines. From the rectangular wall architecture, to the couches, to the table.

5 /59: Colored stripes

5/59 :Colored stripes

For a toned down room with just the right amount of color, opt for an easily-changed-out bright striped rug in a neutral room.

6 /59: Mix textures

6/59 :Mix textures

Mix and match fabric textures with cloth couches, wicker chairs and sheer windows.

7 /59: Warm and inviting

7/59 :Warm and inviting

If you are looking for a warm design, chocolates and teals are a perfect scheme. The perfect scheme for rooms with inviting wood floors and tall light-flowing windows.

8 /59: Orange

8/59 :Orange

Make you living area fun and bright with a tangerine orange sectional and non-traditional lighting.

9 /59: Big and comfortable

9/59 :Big and comfortable

Creating a comfortable room, even if your space is limited, with plenty of pillows and greenery.

10 /59: Versatile ottoman

10/59 :Versatile ottoman

Make any living area more functional with a big ottoman. Perfect to use as additional seating or as a table.

11 /59: Black, White, and Tan

11/59 :Black, White, and Tan

This black, white, and tan living room collection is available at Ikea.

12 /59: Books Galore

12/59 :Books Galore

Snag this studios living room at

13 /59: Great Room

13/59 :Great Room

Furniture pieces and accessories for this living room are at Ikea.

14 /59: Curved Couches

14/59 :Curved Couches

Curved couches, like this one from Ikea, are good choices for smaller rooms.

15 /59: Family Traditions

15/59 :Family Traditions

This look by Crate & Barrel is proof that a room can be both sophisticated and family-friendly.

16 /59: Home Cinema

16/59 :Home Cinema

Created with the movie-loving couple in mind, this room by Crate & Barrel is centered around entertainment.

17 /59: Color Therapy

17/59 :Color Therapy

Ceylon yellow, golden pear. Deep olives and cerulean aqua. Using a sophisticated designer's palette against clean white walls, this look from Crate & Barrel epitomizes the eclectic collector's mix-and-match style.

18 /59: New Old Home

18/59 :New Old Home

Carefully curated, just a few strong pieces can bring out the modern sensibility of an older home, contrasting the room's traditional architecture with new perspective. Snag this look at Crate & Barrel.

19 /59: Modern Comfort

19/59 :Modern Comfort

An airy, modern retreat for the city-dweller, this room from Crate & Barrel is focused around the plush Domino Sectional whose three easy pieces can configure to any floor plan or space.

20 /59: Keep It Casual

20/59 :Keep It Casual

The soft, stonewashed 100% cotton on this Create & Barrel Axis Sofa gives it the lived-in, laidback feel of your favorite pair of jeans.

21 /59: Two's Easy

21/59 :Two's Easy

Sit back, relax with family and friends, and put your feet up…on the double in this room from Crate & Barrel.

22 /59: Dexter Collections

22/59 :Dexter Collections

This collection from Bloomingdales features a modern spin on mid-century styled furniture.

23 /59: Country Home

23/59 :Country Home

This sweet country family room collection is available at Pottery Barn.

24 /59: Conversation Piece

24/59 :Conversation Piece

The five piece Skylar modular sectional from Bloomingdales is the ultimate conversation piece. It's oversized, stylish, and comfortable for ten to twelve people.

25 /59: Aspen Collection

25/59 :Aspen Collection

The Aspen collection from Bloomingdales, available in fabric or leather, is a great transitional piece to start building your room around.

26 /59: Plasma Wall Unit

26/59 :Plasma Wall Unit

This wall unit for your extra large plasma tv is available at Bloomingdales.

27 /59: Mix and Match

27/59 :Mix and Match

Modern style goes mix and match in this collection from Macy's. Choose fresh, sophisticated solids for your space or accent it with bursts of color and vibrant stripes.

28 /59: Metro and Retro

28/59 :Metro and Retro

Classic button-tufting and a sloped-arm design add vintage appeal to this collection from Macy's.

29 /59: Fashion-forward

29/59 :Fashion-forward

Unmistakably fun and fashion-forward, the Astro collection from Macy's defies convention to create a sleek new space in your home.

30 /59: Bliss

30/59 :Bliss

Deep, blissful comfort for any decor. In smooth, supple leather with luxuriously soft bustle backs, the Bliss collection from Macy's is your daily retreat to a rapturous, cozy space.

31 /59: Cozy Comfort

31/59 :Cozy Comfort

When it's time to unwind, this sumptuously cozy collection from Macy's provides all the deep down comfort you need at the end of the day.

32 /59: Courtly Style

32/59 :Courtly Style

Achieving courtly style in any setting, the Blair collection from Macy's displays the natural beauty of leather wrinkles and markings, as well as slight variations in color and texture.

33 /59: Euro-contemporary

33/59 :Euro-contemporary

Sleek and smart, the Echo collection from Macy's brings the latest in Euro-contemporary design into your home.

34 /59: Vice Versa

34/59 :Vice Versa

Arrange it any way you want it! This chic, modular collection from Macy's gives you the flexibility to find the layout that suits your home best.

35 /59: Opulence

35/59 :Opulence

Redesigning a room? Set the process in motion with the opulent Alden furniture collection from Macy's.

36 /59: Blue, Brown & Cream

36/59 :Blue, Brown & Cream

Decorate your living room with items sharing a similar color palette in various patterns and textures.

37 /59: Paisley & Plaid

37/59 :Paisley & Plaid

Decorate your living room with items sharing a similar color palette in various patterns and textures.

38 /59: Wall Mounted Television

38/59 :Wall Mounted Television

Add floor space by eliminating entertainment centers and mounting your flat screen television to the wall.

39 /59: Multipurpose Furniture

39/59 :Multipurpose Furniture

Multipurpose furniture, like these storage ottoman/coffee tables can be used to keep living rooms clutter-free.

40 /59: Minimalist with Bold Accents

40/59 :Minimalist with Bold Accents

This minimalist living room features splashes of bold color.

41 /59: Warm Light

41/59 :Warm Light

This cozy living room is made even warmer with yellow and orange lamp shades.

42 /59: Animal Print Accents

42/59 :Animal Print Accents

These zebra print pillows add a modern feel to this living room.

43 /59: Create an Interesting Focal Point with an Unexpected Item

43/59 :Create an Interesting Focal Point with an Unexpected Item

This coffee table on wheels creates an interesting focal point in an otherwise minimalistic and clean room.

44 /59: Color Scheme with Similar Hues

44/59 :Color Scheme with Similar Hues

Use a variety of colors with similar hues to create a harmonious environment.

45 /59: Update a Room with Slipcovers

45/59 :Update a Room with Slipcovers

Use slipcovers to give a quick and budget friendly update to your living room.

46 /59: Mix Modern and Retro Elements

46/59 :Mix Modern and Retro Elements

This super modern living room with an eclectic feel features throwback wood paneling.

47 /59: Color Scheme with Similar Hues

47/59 :Color Scheme with Similar Hues

Use a variety of colors with similar hues to create a harmonious environment.

48 /59: Faux Flowers & Floral Patterns

48/59 :Faux Flowers & Floral Patterns

Match faux flowers with similar floral patterns on accent items such as throw pillows or rugs.

49 /59: Neutrals with Accent Color

49/59 :Neutrals with Accent Color

This living room is decorated mostly in neutrals with one bold accent color throughout.

50 /59: Plants & Plant Patterns

50/59 :Plants & Plant Patterns

Match indoor plants with accent items that feature similar silhouettes, such as the framed prints in this living room.

51 /59: Fabric Wallpaper

51/59 :Fabric Wallpaper

DIY Fabric Wallpaper is a perfect decorating idea for budget conscious folks and/or renters, as it can be easily removed without doing damage to the wall.

52 /59: Accents with Similar Shapes

52/59 :Accents with Similar Shapes

Dress up a minimalistic living room by adding accent items with similar shapes.

53 /59: Open Floor Plan & Carpets

53/59 :Open Floor Plan & Carpets

Use carpets to delineate rooms in an open floor plan.

54 /59: Hanging Lights

54/59 :Hanging Lights

Hanging lights add a modern feel to this living room.

55 /59: Wall Mounted Television