Whether you’re looking to upgrade your living room from shabby to chic or searching for that piece de resistance to finish a new space, take the extra time to find furniture that fits your special needs. Finding a fabulous piece of upholstered furniture, whether it’s a sofa, chair, or ottoman, requires more than spending a few minutes with it in a store — no matter how far you’ve fallen in love. So before you go shopping, take a look at these 36 great living room ideas by Ballard Designs.
Image 1: This tailored living room features a tufted sofa, collection of mirrors, and dark gray accents.
Touches of red update this airy living room for chilly Fall days.
In small spaces, flank a large mirror with sconces to bounce warm ambient lighting around the room.
Their two must-haves for a living room? A tall bookcase and a comfy place to sit!
A pair of Larkin Swivel Gliders turn this little nook into the ideal spot for kicking back with a good book.
An upholstered day bed is a great way to finish off your living room because it’s so versatile.
A collection of wine-themed art pieces gives the space above the Belgard Cabinet a little personality.
Don’t be afraid of upholstering large sofa pieces in a pattern. Here we love a paisley on this couch, topped with coordinating pillows.
For a large expanse of wall that you just can’t figure out how to dress, we chose three large prints.
Bright berry colors and blues are a winning combination in this inviting family room.
We love the way a collection of art prints uses all the vertical space behind a sofa.
t doesn’t get much cozier and inviting than a velvet sectional. Here, they’ve paired it with a light blue wall color and a tall book case.
Pair a comfortable leather recliner with a tall Sonoma bookcase to create a reading spot, just for him.
A pair of upholstered chairs is a sure fire way to bring purpose to a corner of any room.
Blue is a never-go-out-of-style classic, which is why they’re smitten with this coastal-inspired living room.
A mix of wood tones and textures keeps this neutral living room from feeling boring.
To keep the mix of patterns in this living room from feeling busy, they chose a subdued color palette of grays and tans.
This living room feels fresh and happy thanks to a coral and blue color palette.
Stripes rule in this neutral living room, from the rug to the throw pillows, to the bead board wood paneling.
A dramatic light fixture, the Orb Chandelier, takes this living room up a notch.
Inspired by a classic color palette of blue and white, they infused this living room with pattern and fun art pieces.
Give a simple corner of your living room personality with throw pillows, a foot stool and a mirrored side table.
Interior Designer Bill Peace gave this industrial loft space a modern makeover with velvet furniture and tons of texture.
Greens and botanical prints invite nature indoors in this living area.
Coral blends perfectly with mineral blue in a formal living room.
Bold pops of coral give this living room a youthful feel.
A fireplace gets a natural treatment with a collection of botanical prints hung in a grid.
Velvets feel luxe but still appropriate for Spring in this living space.
Coastal details, like watery blues and art, create a relaxed feeling in this family room.
French doors let in tons of light in the living room.
A variety of art pieces gives this neutral living room punch and personality.
Creams and taupes are accented with spa blue in this relaxing living room.
Open and airy are accurate words to describe this living room which features white furniture pieces and accents of natural elements.
A collection of large art pieces make a dramatic statement in this living room.
Striped wallpaper and an eclectic gallery wall give this living room a collected vibe.
Shimmering mirrors look almost like tiles behind the sofa in this living room, giving the space a glamorous feel.