mid century room design with gold armchair and ottoman, white fireplace, and black and gold art hanging over the mantel

Living Room Design Inspiration

Our living rooms serve a dual purpose — to relax and entertain. Keeping the design simple and practical is key. For me, that means a calming space with earth tones, woven accents, and plenty of fresh greenery. Thinking about a living room refresh? How about some living room design inspiration to get the juices flowing?

The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them.

-David Hicks

Living Room Design Inspiration

living room inspiration

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Living Room Tips + Tricks

Design your living room around the best seat in the space. It will all fall into place from there.

Our surroundings have an emotional impact on us. Aesthetics can change our state of being, encouraging us to feel happy, relaxed, and at peace. Create a space with your functional and aesthetic needs in mind. Find one or two things you love most, hone in on them, and build from there.

Prioritize timeless pieces. You don’t want to do trendy overhauls every few years. Earthy palettes leave room for design growth. Natural weaves and plants soften a space and make it look effortless. Incorporate natural and artisanal objects. And finally, keep it relaxed, simple, and not over styled. It’s about enveloping ourselves with aesthetic goodness that manifests a calm + connected well-being.

living room design tips + tricks

“Never push furniture up against the walls. By pulling your seating arrangement in (even just a few inches), you instantly warm up a space and create flow.” -Betsy Burnham

“Every room needs a touch of black, just as it needs one antique piece.” -Jan Showers (and my grandma)

“The perfect amount of space between a mirror and the top of a mantel is 7 inches.” -J. Randall Powers

Shop living room inspiration

shop living furniture + decor
teak and ivory armchair

Venturi Chair

round copper hammered iron drum coffee table

Hammered Iron Coffee Table

round distressed metal coffee table

Canta Table

wood carved chair in the shape of a hand

Palm Chair

The Flow-down

What does your dream living room look and feel like? Do you prefer upholstery or leather? A wool or natural fiber rug? How much seating do you need for family and guests? Is your seating oriented in the most functional way? Will the materials endure ten years time? What types of decor bring you peace and joy? Consider all aspects of functionality and then envision the vibe. It’s your living room, after all, and it should be all about you.

*Featured Image | Chad James


I hope each of the feel-good nuggets I share nudges you to manifest flow within your mind, body, and soul. And for future inspiration, be sure to bookmark and subscribe to Flow as new creative ideas are added often. Thanks for flowing with me, y’all. I’m crazy-happy you’re here.

julie

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