75 Formal & Casual Living Room Designs & Furniture

75 Formal & Casual Living Room Designs & Furniture

75 Formal & Casual Living Room Design Ideas (& incredible living room furniture)

Welcome to our gallery of 75 formal and casual living room designs.

In recent years, living room design has moved toward a more casual and comfortable style and away from the stuffy drawing room designs of past centuries.  In fact, in many homes (big and small), the living room serves as both the entertaining space for guests as well as the family room .

Our gallery, while it includes living rooms on the formal side, youll notice that while these rooms are more often than not from luxury homes, theyre designed to be used regularly, are inviting and comfortable many featuring plush sofas, sectionals and comfortable armchairs.  Nevertheless, the move toward a more casual living space hasnt diminished the aesthetic appeal.  In fact, I much prefer an inviting and comfortable living room over a stuffy and formal space loaded down in ornate design and uncomfortable furniture.

Another interesting design element to note is room size.  Living rooms can be incredibly beautiful in both big and small spaces.  In fact, a large cavernous space doesnt necessarily mean its a nicer room.  Our gallery below features many smaller living rooms that are beautiful, functional and no less inviting than the larger rooms.

While at first glance it may seem designing a kitchen or bathroom is much more difficult than creating a beautiful and functional living room due to the technical requirements, that isnt necessarily the case.

The reason designing a living room can be challenging is the many elements that must be considered from floor to ceiling and then furniture selection.  Its not an easy task to turn an empty space into a spectacular living, but its done all the time and our gallery is evidence of it (even if you dont like some of the designs were confident youll find some that would be perfect for you).

Our gallery is incredibly diverse so were confident youll find a design to inspire your renovation and/or custom design.  Enjoy.

Open space living area with living room and dining room. Floor is tile with a rug and color scheme is in earth tones.

Living room wing with windows on three sides. Walls in white with white furniture and fireplace.

Living room design with glass doors to large patio. Dark wood floor with brown rug sets the setting for the contemporary furniture, white and beige color scheme all set around a white fireplace.

Open living area with kitchen, living room and access to balcony.

Contemporary living room design with stone fireplace, white mantle, carpeting, white sofas and beige carpeting.

2 story great room with white fireplace, mezzanine looking down on living room, large rug and elegant dining room furniture (I particularly like the white armchairs).

Open concept home with large living room as the center of it decorated with round furniture. Room includes television and fireplace. Wood flooring throughout.

Sparsely furnished living room in oval-office like room with several windows, beige and white walls, dark wood floor and white furniture.

Predominantly white living room design with modern gas fireplace framed with windows. Wood is dark wood topped with a large patterned rug.

Tropical themed living room design with tall ceiling, trees, plants and formal tropical furniture accessed through an arched doorway.

Picture of a large open living rooms space with tall fireplace, elevated ceiling looking out a 2-story arched window..

Formal living room design in large space with side card table, brown furniture in U-shape facing a fireplace.

Living room tucked into alcove adjacent to staircase. The area has 2-story ceiling.

Large open concept living area with vaulted ceiling, dining room and living room. One wall has a series of French doors leading to the backyard patio. Brick arches line the inner side leading to other parts of the home.

Small casual living room with windows on 3 sides and a glass roof. Small fireplace on the interior wall with small flat screen television.

Intimate formal living room in light color scheme. Design is ornate with off-white furniture, white custom fireplace and chandelier.

View of above living room from a different angle.

Living room in contemporary home in white and wood color scheme. Floor-to ceiling bookshelves line one wall with floor-to-ceiling windows framing the entertainment system.

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